| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:10 PM
This certainly wasn't part of the plan.
Not that the Lakers officially had one — Tank Option A? Tank Option B? — but they were merrily drifting toward rebuild mode with a nice, comfy spot in the draft lottery thanks to all these injuries....
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:18 PM
For two straight games, Steve Nash left early with back, knee and hamstring issues, all related to the chronic nerve root irritation that has kept him out of the Lakers' lineup for most of the season.
"It's pretty much the same thing. It was provoked...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 11:00 PM
The well-chronicled failures of the Lakers were pushed aside for a day, mercifully their fans would say, as national media members converged on Staples Center to cover Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player.
He came out in a Sports Illustrated...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Almost as quickly as you could say "Blake Mamba," the seldom-used duo acquired from Golden State for Steve Blake erupted for a combined 29 points in the Lakers' 101-92 victory Friday night over Boston.
Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks had...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:11 PM
The Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers.
He comes with a built-in advantage over the last two Lakers coaches because he didn't replace...
| 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-...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:20 PM
The Lakers officially waved goodbye to two free agents Saturday — one they hoped to get, the other they hoped to keep.
Carmelo Anthony was very close to returning to New York, Pau Gasol elected to move to Chicago, and the Lakers were bystanders....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:29 AM
The Clippers suddenly became the center of the NBA world with the Donald Sterling controversy. Meanwhile, the Lakers were relatively quiet as they settled into their early off season.
Kentucky forward Julius Randle declared for the NBA draft, adding...