| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Happy 33rd birthday, Pau Gasol.
That was about all the Lakers could muster Saturday after Dwight Howard spat on the cake a day earlier, leaving for the Houston Rockets after a five-day, five-team odyssey.
There's really only one question: What's next?...
| Mar 3, 2013
Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime'
"Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:05 PM
It didn't take long for Metta World Peace to find a new home. On Monday, World Peace agreed to join the New York Knicks on a two-year deal worth $3.3 million.
The veteran forward specifically will make $1,591,650 for the coming season.
The Lakers cut...
| 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...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Lakers forward Metta World Peace likes the new Houston Rockets.
After all, the Rockets landed his former teammate, center Dwight Howard, who will sign with the team on July 10.
But World Peace still believes in his squad, at least according to his...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 9:19 PM
The Lakers found themselves a center, one with a familiar name to Los Angeles sports followers.
Chris Kaman agreed to a one-year, $3.2-million deal with the Lakers three days after Dwight Howard spurned them to go to Houston.
Kaman, 31, averaged...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Armed with massive cap room, the Lakers will go shopping in 2014.
The franchise would love to lure LeBron James from Miami -- but after his second straight title, and given the craftiness of Heat President Pat Riley, it may prove a futile hope....
| Jan 7, 2013
| 1:21 PM
During the Lakers' lackluster defensive showing in their 112-105 loss to Denver on Sunday, there was one hustle play that brought the Staples Center crowd to its feet.
At the top of the fourth quarter, Metta World Peace decided to stick Danilo...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 1:46 PM
The Lakers will be even more shorthanded for Sunday's playoff game against San Antonio than they have been, though that doesn't seem possible.
Metta World Peace will miss Game 4 at Staples Center, along with Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks and Kobe...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis hopes to help improve the team's defense, but he also had some thoughts to share on the offense.
"The [Lakers] still have big people and I think you have to take advantage of the big people," said Rambis in a phone...
| May 18, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Metta World Peace joined Liz Habib on the KTTV-TV (Channel 11) news broadcast Friday night to talk sports and do the weather with meteorologist Pablo Pereira.
"I came to L.A. because of Phil Jackson, Kobe [Bryant] reminded me of [Michael] Jordan,...