| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
From his first news conference, Lakers Coach Byron Scott made it clear that defense would be his priority the moment sneakers hit the practice floor. Every player would have to understand that defense won't be optional, evoking lessons he learned as an...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Steve Nash injured his back while carrying travel bags Wednesday, Lakers Coach Byron Scott said, the latest setback in Nash's attempt to be a presence for the Lakers in what is shaping up as his final NBA season.
Nash felt a twinge in his back at...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:59 PM
The Lakers are running out of point guards and it's not even two weeks into October.
Jeremy Lin went down with a sprained ankle after Robert Sacre stepped on him at Saturday's practice, Coach Byron Scott said.
It led to the same phrase that rattled...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 11:15 PM
Kobe Bryant continued to play well. The same couldn't be said about the Lakers.
Specifically, their defense.
The Golden State Warriors shot an alarming 67.7% in the first half Thursday and cruised to a 120-105 exhibition victory at Staples Center....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Lakers are quickly adjusting to life after Mike D'Antoni, who resigned as coach after a 27-55 season.
His replacement, Byron Scott, has spent most of training camp focusing on defense and conditioning.
The team's offense will also have a very...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 4:43 PM
When Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash were paired together in 2012, the Lakers and much of the NBA assumed they would become a dynamic backcourt.
It still hasn't happened.
Injuries largely prevented it, and now Bryant and Nash are back again, trying to find...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Kobe Bryant and the Lakers return to the court on Monday night for their first exhibition game of the 2014-15 season.
The team will host the Denver Nuggets at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.
Bryant, who struggled last season with knee...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Strong words from Mitch Kupchak, but he had to say them.
"Our expectations are to win a championship. I know that sounds . . ." the Lakers general manager said Friday, trailing off before picking back up. "Expectations outside of this room might not...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Phil Weber, a former assistant coach at the University of Florida and longtime NBA assistant coach, Tuesday was named coach of the Miami Heat's NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Weber, who last worked in the NBA when Mike...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Kobe Bryant is turning 36 Saturday, which means his career may or may not be flickering like a birthday candle.
Shaquille O'Neal and Steve Nash were All-Stars at that age. Tim Duncan averaged more points and rebounds than he had in either of the two...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Byron Scott wouldn't go on record as saying the Lakers will make the playoffs this coming season, but he vowed the team will surprise some of the naysayers.
"I expect us to compete every night," said Byron Scott on radio Thursday to "The Dan Patrick...