| Nov 22, 2014
| 7:54 PM
The Lakers won't be sweeping confetti from their hair next June. Figueroa will be bereft of purple and gold.
That over-30 wins wager you made last month? Doesn't look so solid right now.
These are sad times for Lakers fans who, at the risk of sounding...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 11:01 PM
Despite denying it, Kobe Bryant considers it highly important to pass Michael Jordan's career scoring mark. So says one of Bryant's closest ex-teammates.
Bryant is only 218 points from passing Jordan for third on the NBA all-time list after scoring 27...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:28 AM
These are not your ordinary garage basketball hoops.
Over-the-top homes are common among big name professional athletes, as massive contracts, competition and ego have produced awe-inducing purchases. So it should come as no surprise that the homes also...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:13 PM
LOS ANGELES — Joakim Noah's face scrunched up in a playfully exasperated manner.
"C'mon, man," Noah said. "Don't even ask me that stupid (stuff). I just want to win, man."
The question, which had to be repeated three times as Noah pondered the...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 8:56 PM
With a first-quarter assist in the Bulls' 99-90 loss to the Pacers on Saturday night, Pau Gasol joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan as the only players to record at least 16,000 points, 8,000...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 11:11 PM
The Lakers' losing ways even followed two of their players down to the Development League.
Xavier Henry and rookie Jordan Clarkson were sent down for one game with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers' D-League affiliate.
Henry and Clarkson played...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
By the end, the patience had run thin, razor thin.
The patience with a teammate who wasn't there for 28 games during the regular season.
The patience with a center who at times came up small.
The patience for a coach who ran the same defensive...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Kobe Bryant might set another record Tuesday night, but the game won't stop and there won't be hugs from Lakers teammates amid polite applause from Memphis Grizzlies fans.
Bryant is 13 missed shots from breaking John Havlicek's all-time NBA mark....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Memphis Grizzlies 107 - Lakers 102
The Lakers scrambled to overcome a 17-point deficit in Memphis on Tuesday night, but ultimately fell short in the final moments to the Grizzlies, dropping to 1-6 on the season.
The Grizzlies got the best...
| Oct 24, 2014
Part of the ever-growing fraternal culture of "brohood," an increasing male demand for yoga (possibly driven in part by pro basketball player advocates such as LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:34 PM
These are the ways the Lakers are losing: Jeremy Lin thought he heard his coach say "go," but Byron Scott yelled "elbow."
So Lin gave the ball to Jordan Hill near the arc instead of Kobe Bryant off to the side, and the Lakers were toast when Hill...