| Dec 4, 2007
The Lakers haven't played a quarter of the 2007-08 season but it's clear that a major weakness for them is a lack of toughness when center Kwame Brown is not in the lineup.
Brown, who has missed the last eight games because of a sprained ankle and knee,...
| Dec 9, 2007
The Lakers probably were not going to win 50 games, but Coach Phil Jackson made it semi-official Saturday.
Jackson said after practice that he told his players following a 127-99 win over Denver on Nov. 29 that they were not good enough to win 50 games....
| Dec 12, 2007
| 8:17 PM
It was a light, airy day at the Lakers' training facility Wednesday, with barely a hint that the San Antonio Spurs had blown into town.
Vladimir Radmanovic tried to sing "Feliz Navidad" for a reporter from a Spanish-language TV station. Trevor Ariza...
| Dec 14, 2007
Tim Duncan and Tony Parker were missing from the San Antonio Spurs' lineup Thursday, each resting a sprained ankle and unable to play against the Lakers.
But some aspects of the Spurs remained the same: Manu Ginobili flopped all over the floor, and the...
| Dec 31, 2007
| 12:18 PM
What's happening to Sam's mailbag? Don't you realize that frustrated Bulls fans need you? Anyway, I'm sick of the accumulation of young "assets." It's time to use them and consolidate a little. How's this trade? Bulls send Ben Gordon, Andres Nocioni and...
| Jan 15, 2008
SEATTLE -- What next?
Now that their franchise-center-in-training will be taking at least an eight-week break, the Lakers are perilously thin in the middle.
Kwame Brown has started 178 games in his seven-year career, and newly anointed backup Ronny...
| Jun 4, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers were thoroughly beaten in last year's NBA Finals by their most hated rivals, the Boston Celtics.
They lost Game 6 in dubious fashion, the 39-point differential being the largest in a clinching game in NBA Finals history and...
| Jul 14, 2009
Last week I wrote that it was time for the Lakers to step up and make Lamar Odom a reasonable, respectful offer.
Now that they have, apparently offering L.O. more than $9 mil a year for at least three years, it's now time for Lamar's agent to wake up....
| Sep 10, 2009
Michael Jordan's basketball wizardry has yet to translate to the front office in his second tour as an NBA executive.
Following the unsatisfying end to his tenure as player/president of the Washington Wizards, Jordan bought into the Charlotte Bobcats...