| 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.
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:19 PM
The Lakers went from middling team to championship contender when they acquired forward-center Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008.
Could they accelerate their rebuilding process this summer when his brother Marc Gasol hits free agency?
| Jan 3, 2015
| 5:25 PM
Jordan Clarkson didn't get off the bench in the Lakers' latest game, as if that was even close to a travesty.
His real edification on the unpredictability of life came last year, after the best game of his college career at Missouri.
He had just...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:15 PM
The Lakers announced sad news Monday in a statement on the team's website:
“Alina Claire Kupchak, daughter of Lakers General Manager Mitch and his wife Claire, passed away this morning at the age of 15 after a lengthy illness. The family asks...
| 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...
| 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 29, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Jordan Hill was the Lakers' second-best player going into December. Now he's not even the second-best player in their frontcourt.
Hill has been rolling downhill since the calendar turned from November, his double-doubles replaced almost entirely by...
| 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...