| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:32 PM
For those of you who still think that Lakers fans don't want the team to tank: The only NBA arena where you'll hear "Beat L.A." is Staples Center.
First, Dwight Howard, then Carmelo Anthony, then Pau Gasol and now...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:51 PM
When a new professional athlete gets that first big paycheck, it can be hard to suppress the desire to splurge on a sports car, luxury condo or whatever catches his or her fancy. Friends, family and associates might come looking for a piece, whether it'...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The Lakers were in a great mood, winners of one in a row, when they were asked about Magic Johnson's comments after beating the Sacramento Kings.
Even Nick Young stopped smiling when he heard Johnson said the Lakers should lose every game to secure a...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk … and Magic Johnson?
Hero Ventures, the company behind The Marvel Experience -- a touring theme park attraction featuring Marvel heroes and villains -- announced that the legendary basketball player is joining the team as...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:43 PM
LOS ANGELES — Statues of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Oscar De La Hoya and Chick Hearn adorn the plaza outside Staples Center.
You don't need to tell the Orlando Magic that a statue of Kobe Bryant someday will be there, too....
| Dec 9, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Somewhere, Magic Johnson is frowning. Maybe Michael Jordan too.
The Lakers went out and beat the Sacramento Kings, 98-95, the same day Johnson said the Lakers should lose the rest of their games so they could secure a high draft pick.
How the Lakers...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:58 PM
Byron Scott smiled in late October when asked which of Los Angeles' NBA teams ruled the city.
"When they get about 13 banners," the Lakers coach said of the Clippers, mindful that his team had won 16 championships and its cross-town rival zero, "then it...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:38 PM
The news about the death of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak's teenage daughter has been hard for everyone in the Lakers' family, Coach Byron Scott said before the team played Portland.
Alina Claire Kupchak, the 15-year-old daughter of Mitch and his...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Magic Johnson created a mess earlier this month by saying the Lakers should "lose every game" and secure a top-five draft pick.
Some Lakers fans hated it, some loved it. Lakers players and coaches definitely didn't like it.
But when Johnson and good...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:01 PM
The Lakers (11-24) will lose their first-round pick to the Phoenix Suns if they don't have a top-five selection in the 2015 NBA draft.
Some, including Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, have suggested it would be better if the Lakers tank the season, to...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:15 AM
If Magic Johnson and Larry Bird came along at the right time to save the NBA with their skills and transcendent personalities, if Wayne Gretzky appeared to become the relatable face the NHL lacked and trigger a warm-weather hockey boom, Landon Donovan has...