| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Magic Johnson has never been reluctant to give his opinion on how the Lakers are playing, and Wednesday he said the problems on the court can be traced to the owner’s office.
Johnson, whose Hall of Fame playing career included five NBA titles in...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Smush Parker was the Lakers' point guard the last time the Timberwolves beat them? I've got news for you. Smush would start for this year's edition too. And he'd look so good next to the rest of the turkeys they've got playing that Bill Plaschke would...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Pau Gasol, the NBA's most-targeted subject of trade rumors, survived another deadline Thursday at noon, with the Lakers unable to move him and his $19.3-million salary.
The Lakers made no deals at all Thursday, which brought to mind one obvious...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:35 PM
And now for the truly hard part of the Lakers schedule.
They might be tired of breaking badly almost every night. They might feel the weight of a rudderless season.
As if Oklahoma City cares. As if San Antonio will be compassionate.
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:13 PM
It's time for the Lakers to state the obvious and utter the three words that could save them from continuing their sad decline into NBA irrelevance:
Ciao, Pau Gasol.
Thanks for the championship memories. Thanks for being such a classy guy and...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:55 PM
As the regular season nears, the Lakers will have to make some final decisions on the roster before opening night.
"I think it's 48 hours before the first game and I do think you get to work on weekends. I think [the NBA] changed the rules," Coach Mike...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Kobe Bryant is typically among the league leaders in scoring, but the Lakers will have to make do without him while he recovers from an Achilles' heel injury.
The Lakers' preseason numbers give an idea of what the team will look like while waiting for...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:47 PM
The team survived the first 19 games of the season without Kobe Bryant, winning 10 while waiting for their All-Star guard to return from Achilles' tendon surgery.
Now Bryant is down with a knee injury that will knock him out for six more weeks.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The NBA, the Lakers and, yes, even the Boston Celtics, lost a legend on Friday as Hall of Famer Bill Sharman died after suffering a stroke earlier in the week.
Sharman, who was 87, was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame both as a...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:16 PM
The Lakers and Kobe Bryant agreed to a contract extension Monday, a move the team was willing to make before seeing Bryant return to game action from a torn Achilles' tendon.
"We didn't see the point of waiting," said Lakers owner/executive Jim Buss....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The Lakers have lost nine of their last 10 games, including three in a row.
Injuries have decimated the squad but the Lakers have competed in recent games. Poor second-half performances, however, have been fatal.
"We're just mentally fatigued...