| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:08 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange
EditorsNote: fixes spelling of Jamaal in third graf, Randle in sixth graf, Caribbean in 14th graf; other minor edits Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The stars were...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:09 PM
The touch of irony was there for all to see.
Mike D'Antoni embraced the "Showtime" concept when he took the Lakers coaching job two years ago, saying he would love to employ the fun-and-run style that made them champions five times in the 1980s.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Byron Scott's first news conference as Lakers coach was so much like a class reunion it was natural for the guests of honor to call each other by their old nicknames.
Jamaal Wilkes was "Silk." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was "Cap." Magic Johnson, conspicuous...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Magic Johnson was on hand on Monday when the Lakers welcomed his former teammate, Byron Scott, as the Lakers' next head coach.
Had Scott not taken the Cleveland Cavaliers job in 2010, he might have been hired by then-owner Jerry Buss after Phil...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 3:25 PM
BARCELONA, Spain — Yes, Tom Thibodeau has left USA Basketball's hotel, dining one night near the Mediterranean Sea with other team personnel.
So, no, he isn't pulling the curtains on his room shut tight, poring over film of Tuesday's...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Kobe Bryant's knee is fully healed, according to the Lakers All-Star guard, currently in Brazil to watch the World Cup.
"I'm 100%," said Bryant in an interview on Brazilian television. "This summer I'm training really hard. The organization is...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:49 PM
The Lakers haven't yet secured a meeting with LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony.
They might sit down with one of them. Or both. Or neither when free agency begins next week.
Without mentioning either player by name, Lakers General Manager Mitch...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Though Lakers owner and executive Jeanie Buss is engaged to New York Knicks President Phil Jackson, the two were recently at odds in the hunt for unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony.
While Anthony picked the Knicks, Buss and Jackson joined...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:44 PM
I was amused at the Lakers' pitch to various free agents to join them. Reminded me of an 80-year-old man trying to convince a supermodel he used to be something in the day.
Is it really that hard to see the 800-pound ego in...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Patience doesn't come easy for the Lakers.
First-round playoff knockouts lead to Kobe Bryant trade-me rants. Horribly one-sided NBA Finals losses segue into the dispersal of Shaquille O'Neal and Phil Jackson, two of the best ever in their craft....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:02 PM
How confusing has this whole free-agency thing become?
Not even the Zen Master is entirely certain of the future.
New York Knicks President Phil Jackson remained confident Carmelo Anthony would re-sign with the Knicks but hadn't spoken to the high-...