| Mar 14, 2015
| 6:45 PM
There's a person sitting courtside who's acutely aware of all the losing the Lakers are doing.
Lawrence Tanter was at the midcourt stripe when Kobe Bryant scored 81 points. He was at the Forum when the Lakers won the championship against Boston in 1987,...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Since the Lakers' present isn't much, it's nice that there exists a heartwarming and inspirational story from their past.
Where there is history, there is hope.
The story is captured in a documentary film titled: "33STR8."
That was Bill Sharman's...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The rookie arrived at Lakers training camp with something to prove.
His new teammates — veterans such as Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper — elbowed him around the basketball court. The rough treatment continued after practice.
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
From his first news conference, Lakers Coach Byron Scott made it clear that defense would be his priority the moment sneakers hit the practice floor. Every player would have to understand that defense won't be optional, evoking lessons he learned as an...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:54 PM
The night before his first official NBA practice, Doug McDermott went to bed early. He set three alarm clocks. He awoke every hour, hearing Tom Thibodeau's voice.
And when the first-round pick awakened for good Tuesday, refreshed and ready to go, he...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Lakers introduced their new head coach last week, welcoming back Byron Scott to the organization on a four-year deal.
Scott, who won three titles with the "Showtime" Lakers and was a teammate of then-rookie Kobe Bryant during the 1996-97 season,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Can the Lakers rebound from last year's injury-plagued, defenseless travesty of a 27-win season under Mike D'Antoni?
It would be hard for any coach not to do better than that, but Byron Scott is the right hire to help get the Lakers back on track....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:09 PM
The touch of irony was there for all to see.
Mike D'Antoni embraced the "Showtime" concept when he took the Lakers coaching job two years ago, saying he would love to employ the fun-and-run style that made them champions five times in the 1980s.
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:43 PM
It was one of the Lakers' few sunshine moments this season, a historically bizarre victory in Cleveland when backup center Robert Sacre was allowed to keep playing despite picking up a sixth foul.
The serenity, though, was short-lived.
As Lakers Coach...
| May 11, 2011
Mark Landsberger, apropos of his modest NBA career, makes only a barely noticed cameo in one of the most frequently replayed video highlights in NBA history.
That's Landsberger, in his No. 54 Lakers jersey, tracking Julius Erving at the baseline as the...