| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:10 AM
The Lakers finished a busy, perplexing Week 19 with a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The week started with a win, a rare one in Portland over the Trail Blazers, 107-106.
The following night, the Lakers fell at home to the New Orleans Pelicans,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:35 PM
For more than a half century, few in this town have loved and lived the Lakers like Joe Smith.
The former record mogul has four season seats on the baseline next to the Lakers bench. He has held those seats since the team arrived in Los Angeles. He...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Magic Johnson has never been reluctant to give his opinion on how the Lakers are playing, and Wednesday he said the problems on the court can be traced to the owner’s office.
Johnson, whose Hall of Fame playing career included five NBA titles in...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Lakers fans can thank one of their own for Phil Jackson's going to the New York Knicks.
Irving Azoff, a music mogul who has long held courtside seats at Staples Center, hosted the December party at which Jackson and Knicks owner James Dolan began...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:32 PM
"Born to the purple" means someone who comes into the world privileged and royal. That doesn't exactly describe Jeanie Buss. She was teenager when her father, Jerry Buss, bought the Los Angeles Lakers. After he died, Jeanie stepped into the job of...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:23 PM
While sitting out all but six games this season with Achilles and knee issues, Kobe Bryant apparently had time to build a custom piano.
At least that's the premise of his latest Nike commercial.
"The sound alone could end war," promises the narrator....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:16 PM
A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj:
As we embark on a new year, I want to take a moment to review the exceptional work you produced in 2013, and offer my heartfelt thanks for it.
We started the year with two ambitious goals: to...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Kobe Bryant has sympathy for Coach Mike D'Antoni but isn't sure if the coach should return.
When asked on Wednesday by Dan Patrick of the "Dan Patrick Show" if D'Antoni has earned another year with the team, Bryant answered with some ambivalence.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:06 AM
The New York Knicks won’t know what kind of basketball executive they’re getting even if, as reports have indicated, Phil Jackson agrees to join their front office by the end of the week.
Will he be as shrewd in constructing a roster as he...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:39 PM
The Lakers appear to be mulling over a lineup change.
Since joining the team in December after the franchise suffered a slew of injuries at point guard, Kendall Marshall has made 33 appearances and 24 starts.
On Tuesday night, in a loss to the New...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:07 PM
As last-second shots go, this was one of his best.
With the clock ticking down on the Lakers' chances of obtaining a high pick in what could be a loaded draft, Kobe Bryant stepped up by stepping back.
With only 18 more chances to lose more games and...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Kobe Bryant couldn't help himself. Neither could Magic Johnson. They both demanded action from the Lakers' front office at nearly identical times Wednesday.
As Bryant told reporters he had no patience to wait for the Lakers to retool, Johnson said on...