| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The most encouraging facets of Andrew Bynum's debut with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night couldn't be found in a box score that showed the 7-footer logged eight points and 10 rebounds in only 15½ minutes against the Boston Celtics.
What should make...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Kobe Bryant is done for the season, but he's already eyeballing next year with high expectations.
"It's my job to go out there on the court and perform. No excuses for it. You have to get it done," Bryant said in a news conference on Wednesday, after...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The NBA opened its annual draft combine in Chicago on Thursday.
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak was on hand to observe and meet with a number of prospects for June's NBA draft, armed with a rare lottery pick.
"We have not been in [the lottery]...
| May 17, 2014
| 6:55 PM
March Madness suddenly seems like such a bore by comparison.
The NBA's Final Four commences Sunday after four weeks of April Anarchy and May Mayhem.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant was dubbed "Mr. Unreliable" by a headline writer from his local...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Ring up the Lakers’ 56th loss of the season.
Their string of bad luck continued Tuesday when they dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after the lottery unveiled one big winner that wasn’t them.
The Cleveland Cavaliers...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Will the Orlando Magic draft injured center Joel Embiid if he’s available when the Magic select fourth overall in Thursday night’s NBA Draft?
If the Magic do not receive Embiid’s medical records — including...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:30 PM
For the Orlando Magic, the 2014 NBA Draft is shaping up as a referendum on how much risk the team is willing to accept.
The team will face a difficult choice if it keeps the fourth overall pick.
Either center Joel Embiid or guard Danté Exum, perhaps...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Lakers are a week away from their reward for an unforgettably rough season.
Philadelphia, Milwaukee and tons of other teams can also start replenishing their roster in next Thursday's NBA draft after unspeakably bad seasons.
This is all...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Not long after the Lakers fell from sixth to seventh in the draft lottery, yet another loss after a hapless season, General Manager Mitch Kupchak insisted they would get a solid player.
He continued to feel that way Wednesday after watching 12 players...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:22 PM
The future of the Lakers walked into their training facility Wednesday. Maybe.
The team worked out 12 players in anticipation of the NBA draft, hoping to find the right one before selecting seventh overall June 26.
Notably absent were the consensus...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Hi Ira, with LeBron James gone, will Pat Riley finally succumb to his roots and go get a decent center? It frustrates me watching the Heat get beaten on the boards by teams with a big center, plus replacing LeBron's 7-8 boards a game won't be easy....