| 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
| 5:08 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange
EditorsNote: fixes spelling of Jamaal in third graf, Randle in sixth graf, Caribbean in 14th graf; other minor edits Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The stars were...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he is “scared” about his future after basketball.
Bryant, who turns 36 in August, is under contract with the Lakers for two more seasons. He played just six games last season. After he returned from...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:44 PM
I was amused at the Lakers' pitch to various free agents to join them. Reminded me of an 80-year-old man trying to convince a supermodel he used to be something in the day.
Is it really that hard to see the 800-pound ego in...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:37 PM
The NBA's annual moratorium ended Thursday, allowing teams to sign free agents.
While it didn't take long before a number of players signed their deals, the Lakers remained in neutral while waiting for New York Knicks free agent Carmelo Anthony to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:17 PM
The Lakers agreed to terms with free-agent power forward Ed Davis on a two-year contract worth $2 million, adding some depth to a severely understaffed frontcourt.
Davis, 25, averaged 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds last season in 15.2 minutes a game for...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Six years ago, Carlos Boozer and Kobe Bryant won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics as U.S. teammates.
Times have changed.
Bryant is coming off two serious injuries, entering the twilight of his Hall of Fame career for a Lakers team in a rare...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:11 AM
The Bulls believe the longer Carmelo Anthony takes to decide, the better their chances of signing the scoring monster.
The Bulls can’t offer all the money that other teams can. But they can offer a better team, they believe, and they have a...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:00 PM
The amnesty market turned out a lot better for the Lakers than the free-agent market.
They successfully submitted a bid Thursday for power forward Carlos Boozer, waived by Chicago two days earlier via the amnesty provision.
The Lakers' put in their...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:26 PM
Waiting for Carmelo Anthony, Day 7…
While the Lakers were standing by for his final choice — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago? — life moved onward in at least one area.
They held a summer league practice Monday at their training...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving to Los Angeles, winning only 27 games while All-Star guard Kobe Bryant sat out all but six with multiple injuries.
Despite a miserable campaign, the Lakers were the most profitable franchise in...