| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:35 PM
SACRAMENTO — The end of the Lakers' bench is a lot quieter these days.
Reserve center Robert Sacre, the happy face of the franchise, tries not to get down. It's not in his nature.
But there have been fewer of the celebrations that made him a...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:42 AM
The Lakers (9-19) upset the Golden State Warriors (23-4), despite playing without Kobe Bryant. Here are five takeaways from their 115-105 victory on Tuesday at Staples Center.
1. Are the Lakers better without Kobe Bryant? One game doesn't answer...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:40 PM
And you think the Lakers are going through strange times.
"Weird" only begins to describe how Pau Gasol feels playing against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on Christmas Day. While wearing the red and black tones of the Chicago Bulls.
It's a day Gasol has...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Jordan Hill was the Lakers' second-best player going into December. Now he's not even the second-best player in their frontcourt.
Hill has been rolling downhill since the calendar turned from November, his double-doubles replaced almost entirely by...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:23 PM
I know Byron Scott can't say it out loud, but the Lakers are a better team when Kobe is not playing. Their performance against Golden State was breathtakingly better than they have played all season. Blaming the rest of the team for just "standing around"...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 8:35 PM
— He fell off the All-Star radar as he drifted further and further from the basket in Mike D'Antoni's perimeter-oriented offense.
But Pau Gasol's resurgence hasn't surprised one of his former teammates.
"Pau's been playing like Pau. It's...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James made up Plan A. Pau Gasol was Plan B.
Jordan Hill? Is there such a thing as Plan J?
The Lakers re-signed Hill only after it became apparent that neither Anthony nor James would head west and Gasol would travel east....
| Nov 16, 2014
| 3:54 PM
STANFORD, Calif. — On the night it ended UConn's NCAA record 90-game winning streak — Dec. 30, 2010 — Stanford completely understood how significant the accomplishment was.
"I was on a team that completed 'Mission Impossible,'" said...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Jeremy Lin has been one of the Lakers' best players during the preseason, averaging 10.8 points and 6.0 assists through four games.
Coming off the bench, Lin helped the Lakers overtake the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, 94-86, while scoring 13...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 11:44 AM
No matter what happens between now and April 15, the presumed end of the Lakers season, Byron Scott won't wall himself off.
He left that behind more than 20 years ago, when he and James Worthy had to assume the unofficial roles of team spokesmen after...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Broderick Turner picks the West (in predicted order of finish)
2013-14 finish: 62-20.
Coming: Kyle Anderson.
Going: No one of significance.
Despite a storied history, the Spurs have never won back-to-back titles. In...