| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Good news for the Lakers: Almost everybody on their team is in a contract year.
Bad news for the Lakers: Almost everybody on their team is in a contract year.
Such players have incentive to deliver with an added hunger, according to the long-held...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Kobe Bryant, ever the optimist, still thinks the Lakers can win a championship.
"It doesn't matter what anybody else is saying. That's the goal that we have," he said Saturday.
Bryant, though, wouldn't be healthy enough to take part in the Lakers'...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Toronto Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough, whose nickname is "Psycho T.," quickly backed down from a physical confrontation with Metta World Peace on Monday.
Now with the New York Knicks, World Peace remains one of the most intimidating players in the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:58 AM
The Lakers closed the week with a 4-4 preseason record and an eye on Tuesday's opening-night contest against the Clippers.
Wins over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday and Thursday brought the Lakers to .500, giving an idea of what the team will look like while...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:50 AM
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Metta World Peace is anything but conventional, so it should come as no surprise that to get to his first Knicks game, he took a form of transportation that's atypical of most millionaire NBA stars.
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:44 AM
With the amnesty of Metta World Peace along with the addition of center Chris Kaman, swingman Nick Young and point guard Jordan Farmar, the Lakers are still over the luxury tax threshold at about $75.4 million in salary.
Kaman and Young signed their...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Metta World Peace is a free agent after clearing amnesty waivers Sunday.
The Lakers cut World Peace on Thursday by using the one-time amnesty provision under the 2011 collective bargaining agreement.
Since a team did not pick him up off of waivers,...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Now that Metta World Peace has cleared amnesty waivers, the Clippers have some interest in speaking with the forward, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
But the Clippers are also aware that World Peace has...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Metta World Peace wouldn't mind playing for the Clippers now that he's a free agent.
"Of course I'm interested in Clippers," World Peace texted to The Times on Sunday. "I have to meet them first."
The Clippers also are interested in speaking with...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Now he's a Peace Knick. Ex-Lakers forward Metta World Peace found a new team Monday, agreeing to a two-year deal for about $3.2 million with the New York Knicks.
World Peace tweeted Monday: "Where Brooklyn at?" in a jab to the Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks'...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Lakers rarely lose desired players. Although Dwight Howard left for the Houston Rockets in free agency, there are only 13 former Lakers currently under contract to other NBA teams:
- Point guards: Derek Fisher (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ramon Sessions...