| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:12 PM
All-Star basketball player
Walt Bellamy, 74, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee whose professional career spanned 14 seasons, died Saturday, the day after he attended the season home opener of the Atlanta Hawks.
The Hawks confirmed...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The Lakers began the 2013-14 NBA season with a 2-2 record, playing four games in six nights.
Playing without Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from Achilles' tendon surgery, for an unknown stretch may make it difficult for the Lakers to finish the season...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 1:03 PM
The Lakers are the first team in the NBA to have already played seven of their 82 games, in part because they were one of six to open play on Oct. 29.
Starting on opening night against the Clippers, the Lakers have managed a 3-4 record despite playing...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol has had an up-and-down season, recently playing through an ankle sprain that limited his mobility.
"I felt better the last two games," Gasol said in a phone interview with The Times. "More effective, more explosive."...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:58 PM
Nick Young wasn't upset about losing his starting job.
Or was he?
"No bad blood," he said. "What's the ice-skater lady?"
That would be Tonya Harding. Young was joking.
He's too kind to strike someone in the leg with a metal instrument. Not to...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 11:10 PM
The idiosyncrasies of these Lakers keep spilling onto the court, one at a time, some good and some not so good.
Sometimes they hit a lot of threes and build nice, big leads. But then those leads dissipate amid a bewildered Staples Center crowd.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:46 PM
With two straight losses, the Lakers have dipped back below .500 to with a 10-11 record.
In the competitive Western Conference, the Lakers now stand in 12th place -- ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans (9-10) by mere percentage points.
The road ahead...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:04 PM
Working Kobe Bryant back into the lineup has been an adjustment for the Lakers, losers of two games in a row.
Playing without backup point guard Jordan Farmar (hamstring) and Steve Nash (back) hasn't made games any easier for the Lakers.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:54 PM
With a tough stretch of schedule to start the 2013-14 season, the Lakers may not finish November with a winning record.
The big question will be the health of Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles' tendon. Steve Nash...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Lakers 88, Charlotte Bobcats 85 (final)
Pau Gasol shut down Charlotte's Al Jefferson in the final minutes as the Lakers made a late push to end a three-game losing streak, winning their first game since the return of Kobe Bryant from an Achilles injury....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
With 32 minutes logged in a loss on Monday night to the Atlanta Hawks, Kobe Bryant climbed to fifth on the NBA's list of players with the most career minutes played, regular and postseason combined.
At 54,176 minutes, Bryant is behind just Kareem Abdul-...