| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:53 PM
Anger. Betrayal. Confusion.
That trio of emotions seemed to be shared by most Lakers fans in the Staples Center area Friday evening — because they didn't expect center Dwight Howard to jump ship for the Houston Rockets.
"He's not going to get...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Earl Clark was in line for a substantial pay raise after breaking free of an otherwise mundane four-year career.
Then came March and April.
The Lakers forward lost his spot in the starting lineup when Pau Gasol returned from a foot injury; Clark...
| 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?...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Kobe Bryant is sidelined after sustaining a torn left Achilles' tendon, the workaholic confined to his bed to watch games on television after 17 years of going full bore.
Is Bryant using this time to relax, to take a break? Quite the contrary.
| 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 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 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 7, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Phil Jackson became the latest member of the Lakers' extended family to weigh in on Dwight Howard's departure.
It wasn't as rough as Shaquille O'Neal's assessment, but there was a barb or two, predictably, from the former Lakers coach Sunday.
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Kobe Bryant is progressing from his Achilles' tendon surgery on April 13, but Lakers trainer Gary Vitti still doesn't have a specific return date for the All-Star guard.
"We don't know yet. Kobe looks exactly the way he's supposed to look at this...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Now that the season has ended for the Lakers, there's time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future.
Most of the material over the coming months here on the Lakers Now blog will focus on what the Lakers can do in preparation for next season....