| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Kobe Bryant is in the first season of a two-year, $48.5-million extension.
Would he consider playing beyond his current contract, if the Lakers managed to quickly build a contender before the 2016-17 season?
"It don't know, maybe," Bryant said after...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Julius Randle was hard at work at Lakers' practice on Wednesday, rehabilitating his mending right leg.
"I'm off crutches. I'm walking around, just trying to get the strength back in my leg," said Randle, who is out for the season after breaking his...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 2:27 PM
The Lakers (8-19) face a difficult schedule this week, playing four games against high-caliber teams: the Golden State Warriors (22-3), Chicago Bulls (17-9), Dallas Mavericks (20-8) and Phoenix Suns (15-14).
With Kobe Bryant laboring through recent...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:23 PM
I know Byron Scott can't say it out loud, but the Lakers are a better team when Kobe is not playing. Their performance against Golden State was breathtakingly better than they have played all season. Blaming the rest of the team for just "standing around"...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:35 PM
How does someone ask a living legend to, ahem, sit out some games and rest? Very lightly, it turns out.
Byron Scott approached Kobe Bryant by reminding him of their relationship. How long it had lasted. And how much longer it would continue.
| 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 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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:08 PM
The last-place team in the Western Conference almost beat the first-place team Wednesday, almost the type of thing Mitch Kupchak alluded to three hours earlier.
No one can call the Lakers' general manager prophetic, but he hinted at the NBA's...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Those "three to four years" Jim Buss gave himself to straighten out the Lakers are shaping up as a timeline to nowhere, except maybe basketball oblivion.
A month into the season, the Lakers are 3-13 and can't even mark time properly.
They lost an...
| 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...