| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:15 AM
At 16-26, the Lakers are unlikely to make the playoffs.
On May 20, the NBA will hold its annual draft lottery. The last time the Lakers fell to the lottery, they drafted Andrew Bynum in 2005 with the 10th overall pick.
Currently, the Lakers have the...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Lakers fans might not be especially familiar with the NBA draft lottery.
With multiple injuries and a 16-28 record, the Lakers have the seventh-worst record in the league.
A full 8½ games behind eighth-place Dallas (25-20) -- technically 9½ since...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:10 AM
The midway point of the season is nearing, and the 10-29 Magic have decisions to make the rest of the way.
What do they need to do? We've suggested that they start rookie Victor Oladipo at point guard, taking the next step in their experiment. We've...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:06 AM
The Lakers have lost 10 of their last 11 games, dropping to 13th place in the Western Conference.
With a record of 14-23, the Lakers are now only 2 1/2 games ahead of the last-place Utah Jazz (12-26). The Lakers have a half-game edge over the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:43 PM
At first glance, it was an announcement draped in sadness, the lateral tibial plateau that stole Christmas.
Six games into his comeback from a left torn Achilles' tendon, Kobe Bryant's left leg has buckled under the strain. After Bryant worked eight...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:26 PM
The Magic finally can afford a star free agent next summer. In all the darkness since Dwight, it's a ray of light, a flower blooming in a crack on the sidewalk.
The New York Knicks entered Monday night's game with almost the same dismal record as the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:17 PM
As the Magic meet up again with Dwight Howard on Sunday, we rank the best and worst trades in the franchise's 25-year history:
1.Pawning of Stevie Franchise: Former Magic GM Otis Smith pulled off his best trade, persuading the New York...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:44 PM
What's happened to the Lakers since owner Jerry Buss has been gone is enough to make him roll over in his luxury box in the sky.
In the past 10 months, Dwight Howard left L.A. to take less money and Kobe Bryant took more money to stay. Each decision...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Everybody wants a piece of Marcus Smart.
And as accommodating as the Oklahoma State basketball star has been, his coach finally decided enough was enough after Smart's appearance on the ESPN GameDay set prior to the Cowboys' football battle with...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:09 PM
As Purdue cut a 23-point Oklahoma State lead down to four points Thursday afternoon in the opener of the Old Spice Classic, Cowboys coach Travis Ford told his team it was a good thing.
"I was kinda like, 'What are you talking about? They're making a run...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:17 PM
In this most conflicted of Lakers seasons, it figures that the common reaction to Kobe Bryant's imminent and inspirational return is actually two reactions.
Upon hearing the news: Yes! This means they have a chance to make the playoffs!