| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:40 PM
With the Lakers sputtering badly in an 0-5 start, it had to come up.
Did Kobe Bryant sense any parallels between the twilight of his career and the end of Michael Jordan’s?
The Washington Wizards were 37-45 and 37-45 in Jordan’s last two...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The Lakers are off to an 0-2 start while getting outscored by 19 points a night.
One of the few bright spots has been the play of forward-center Ed Davis, who is averaging 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocked shots and 1.5 steals in 27.1 minutes a...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The blowouts picked up again, the Lakers falling to Golden State, 127-104, on Saturday night after a comparatively close loss to the Clippers the previous night. Here are five takeaways from Saturday’s game.
1) Kobe Bryant keeps showing enough...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:30 AM
It couldn’t get any worse for the Lakers, trailing Houston in a season opener by 27 points, but then it somehow did. Rookie Julius Randle planted awkwardly on a drive, collided with two Rockets players, sustained a broken right tibia and is probably...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Derrick Rose and the Bulls begin their season Wednesday with championship expectations. The No. 1 concern is with the guy wearing jersey No. 1 and playing position No. 1. Every Rose has its thorn, and this year it could be Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:56 PM
Rockets 108 - Lakers 90
The Lakers lost more than their season opener at Staples Center on Tuesday night, as rookie power forward suffered a fractured right tibia in the fourth quarter.
Randle was fitted with an air cast and was wheeled off the...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 10:20 AM
(Pos; Name; No.; Age; Year; PPG; RPG; APG;)
PG; Jeremy Lin; 17; 26; 5; 12.5; 2.6; 4.1;
Houston begged the Lakers to take him. They happily did.
SG; Kobe Bryant; 24; 36; 19; 13.1; 4.3; 6.3;
What's left to say? Everybody...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Broderick Turner picks the West (in predicted order of finish)
2013-14 finish: 62-20.
Coming: Kyle Anderson.
Going: No one of significance.
Despite a storied history, the Spurs have never won back-to-back titles. In...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Kobe Bryant will end up sitting out the Lakers' final two exhibitions. To hear some experts talk, he'll need the rest.
Jeff Van Gundy, an analyst for ABC/ESPN, noticed "no hesitation or shyness" in Bryant's six-game exhibition run and predicted he would...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:04 PM
It seemed obvious the Lakers wanted to win their exhibition game against the Phoenix Suns and it also seemed obvious Kobe Bryant wanted to show the basketball world he is back and ready.
The Lakers may have lost, 114-108, to the Suns in overtime Tuesday...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The rookie had reasons to fall further into an exhibition-season abyss.
His shot was way off, his turnovers were high and his coach kept saying he "looked lost" on the court while wondering aloud about his physical conditioning. Not to mention the...