| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:33 PM
Kobe Bryant soon will pass Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. That is unless another of his body parts goes out or he is suspended for threatening great bodily harm to his teammates.
In a most predictable of scenarios,...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Kobe Bryant finally erupted, letting loose some steam, and plenty of expletives, at Lakers' practice Thursday.
He trash-talked with Nick Young. Called teammates "soft like Charmin." Yelled to General Manager Mitch Kupchak that the Lakers' reserves...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Some days, he laughs like we've never heard him laugh. Other days, he barks with a startling chill.
One moment he rages with competitiveness. The next moment, his throat is thick with humility.
He winces in pain. He reflects with wisdom. He jokes...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:46 PM
On Monday, the NBA granted the Lakers a $1.5-million disabled player exception for injured power forward Julius Randle.
The exception, which expires on March 10, can be used to sign or claim a single player off waivers for $1.5 million, or trade for a...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Since the Lakers' present isn't much, it's nice that there exists a heartwarming and inspirational story from their past.
Where there is history, there is hope.
The story is captured in a documentary film titled: "33STR8."
That was Bill Sharman's...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Reserve guard Wayne Ellington took an indefinite leave of absence from the Lakers after his father was shot and killed in Philadelphia.
Wayne Ellington Sr., 57, was shot in the head by an unknown assailant Sunday night while driving a 2001 Oldsmobile...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:09 PM
With the Lakers opening the season slowly (1-6), partial owner Joey Buss is leaning on a number of important lessons taught to him by his late father Jerry Buss.
“My father instilled patience in me,” said Joey Buss to The Times. “...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 12:18 PM
The Lakers are down to three guards for Friday night's game against San Antonio at Staples Center. They're not thrilled about it.
Lakers General Mitch Kupchak responded unhappily to the NBA's decision to suspend Ronnie Price for one game after he was...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:19 PM
As if the Lakers weren't already getting shoved around by long odds, they suited up only three guards Friday against San Antonio.
They weren't real thrilled about it.
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak responded unhappily to the NBA's decision to...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Lakers continued to struggle through Week 3, losing all four games to drop to 1-9 on the season.
Week 2 ended with the Lakers getting their lone victory of the season, putting an end to Charles Barkley's so-called hunger strike.
The Lakers hoped...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The crests and dips of a Lakers fan's confidence would be easy to map over time.
An incredible number of highs for several decades. Many, many lows the last three seasons.
But Coach Byron Scott said he stood by the vision of Lakers executives Jim Buss...