| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Nobody got hurt. The Lakers didn't lose by 50. There are only three games left.
These were reasons for the Lakers to celebrate a 112-95 loss Friday to Golden State at Staples Center.
The season that won't ever end is down to a handful of days. Nobody'...
| May 24, 2014
| 5:12 PM
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011).
Now he has all the leverage, becoming a free agent in July and enduring questions about his final days ever with the...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Emerging from the rubble of the Lakers' worst season since moving to Los Angeles was the story of someone who shall inherit the earth.
Or at least a really nice pay raise.
Jodie Meeks has been the Lakers' most consistent player, managing to avoid...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Gary Vitti's workspace at the Lakers' training facility is surrounded by a life-size skeleton, detailed charts of the human muscular system and books about tendons and ligaments. Lots of books.
The medical library came in handy this season as the Lakers...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:28 PM
The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team —...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:33 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds. It wasn't an easy question to answer.
What will be Mike D'Antoni's fate?
Finally, the Lakers' general manager spoke briefly about the Lakers' coach.
"I'm not going to discuss Mike...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:21 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Poor Lakers. They lose even when they win.
They hammered the similarly woeful Utah Jazz on Monday, 119-104, but damaged their lottery percentages for the draft.
If the Lakers had lost, Utah would have caught them (and Boston) in...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
SAN ANTONIO — Mike D'Antoni might have coached his last game with the Lakers on Wednesday. Or he might return for the final guaranteed year of his contract.
It'll be the biggest subplot of a Lakers off-season sure to feature twists and turns....
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:55 PM
The Memphis Grizzlies (48-32) had everything to play for Sunday night, still battling to hold onto the final available postseason berth with the Phoenix Suns (47-33) still a threat, and pulled away in the second half to defeat the Lakers, 102-90.