| Jan 10, 2015
| 4:22 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. — Orlando Magic players couldn't bear to watch the final seconds of their loss Friday night. As the final 15 seconds ticked down, with the undermanned Los Angeles Lakers needing only to dribble out the clock, Magic players stood...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Monday could be the start of something big in the NBA. Could be.
By rule, most players signed as free agents in the offseason cannot be dealt for three months or before Dec. 15, whichever comes later.
Dec. 15 comes Monday. And that will leave just...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Lakers owner and Executive Vice President Jim Buss is confident the Lakers are on the right path back to success.
Where does he see the Lakers in five years?
“On top,” Buss told ESPN in a joint interview conducted in November with his...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Can you give up on a team that hasn't been a team yet?
In Sunday's 93-75 loss to the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat came out like a bunch strangers.
Because they were.
The starting lineup had played exactly two minutes together prior to the opening...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 10:35 PM
The reviews trickled in quickly, the comparisons between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant forgotten for one brief period of time.
Bryant passed Jordan on Sunday for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list, an accomplishment that overshadowed the Lakers'...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:20 PM
A sprained ankle was expected to keep Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant on the sideline for Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Durant sprained his right ankle just before halftime during Thursday night's game against the Golden State...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:01 PM
All-Star forward Kevin Durant will not play against the Lakers (8-17) on Friday night at Staples Center.
Durant suffered a mild right ankle sprain on Thursday night, as the Oklahoma City Thunder (12-14) fell to the Golden State Warriors (22-3), 114-109....
| Dec 20, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The Lakers (8-18) lost a close one to the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder (13-14). Here are five takeaways from their 104-103 loss on Friday at Staples Center.
1) Kobe Bryant neared a triple-double with nine points, eight rebounds and eight...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:50 PM
A review of the NBA in the year 2014.
• Waving goodbye to "The Donald." Months of chaos commenced with the text message "Let the games began" aimed at Clippers owner Donald Sterling by V. Stiviano, his estranged companion who...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Lakers finished Week 7 celebrating the highs of a three-game winning streak and Kobe Bryant's passing Michael Jordan for third on the all-time career scoring list.
Week 8 was less successful.
The Lakers were blown out Monday by the Pacers, 110-91,...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The Lakers finished a perfect Week 7, beating the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves. The team has climbed to 8-16, with five of their wins on the road.
They'll play three games through Week 8, visiting the Indiana Pacers...