| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The Lakers held a spirited workout for NBA draft prospects on Wednesday afternoon, featuring forwards Doug McDermott and Aaron Gordon.
"We really got after it," said McDermott, a 6-foot-8 senior from Creighton. "I thought it was a great day."
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Not long after the Lakers fell from sixth to seventh in the draft lottery, yet another loss after a hapless season, General Manager Mitch Kupchak insisted they would get a solid player.
He continued to feel that way Wednesday after watching 12 players...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:22 PM
The future of the Lakers walked into their training facility Wednesday. Maybe.
The team worked out 12 players in anticipation of the NBA draft, hoping to find the right one before selecting seventh overall June 26.
Notably absent were the consensus...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Heading into a two-game stretch on consecutive nights on the road against the defense-minded Indiana Pacers (42-13) and Memphis Grizzlies (31-24), the Lakers (19-37) are more likely to fall to 39 losses before they hit 20 wins.
The Lakers are now...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Marcus Smart went to block a shot and landed near the crowd. It was the final seconds of a college basketball game that his team, Oklahoma State, was losing. He hit the floor hard, got to his feet, then straightened at hearing something. A man in his 50s,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday. The Lakers made a little splash on Wednesday night, trading point guard Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for young guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks.
"As a person, as a player, we loved...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:14 PM
The Lakers are a dismal 16-32 on the season, but General Manager Mitch Kupchak has a positive outlook on the team's situation.
"Our future is a bright future. We're going to be just fine," said Kupchak on Wednesday to Jared Greenberg and Rick Fox on...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State's star guard, will likely face disciplinary action from the university or Big 12 Conference, including a possible suspension, after going into the stands to push a Texas Tech fan Saturday night in Lubbock, Texas.
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:30 PM
ESPN bills itself as the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Based on that, women's basketball is bigger worldwide than the Winter Olympics.
Nothing against the Connecticut Huskies, but do they really warrant more airtime than Bode Miller, the U.S. women's...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:57 PM
CHICAGO — The 2014 NBA Draft Combine feels anticlimactic.
Although this is the most hyped draft class in over a decade, the consensus top prospects — Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins — are skipping the event. They aren't...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:15 PM
CHICAGO — Orlando Magic officials now have met with perhaps the four top prospects who are attending the 2014 NBA Draft Combine.
On Thursday, the Magic interviewed Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, Indiana big man Noah Vonleh and Australian guard...