| 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 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...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:13 PM
Bob Costas has covered so many Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series, U.S. Opens and other big events that they blur together. Yet there's one entry on his resume that might surprise even hard-core basketball fans.
Costas was the play-by-play voice for...
| 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...
| 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 26, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Here's our team-by-team preview of the Western Conference. Teams are in predicted order of finish in their divisions.
SOUTHWEST DIVISIONSan Antonio Spurs
Last Season: 62-20, 1st in Southwest. Defeated Miami to win NBA title.
The Buzz: The way the...
| 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'...
| 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...