| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:22 PM
No matter what Kobe Bryant thinks of former Magic star Dwight Howard — and his feelings are quite clear after an on-court spat — their split was Kobe's loss.
Kobe needed Dwight more than Dwight needed Kobe in L.A. if he wanted to salvage the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers have something in common. They use visualization techniques to help their players.
Rivers has used exercises to help his team see themselves as champions. Last season, four days after he took over the team, he wanted the...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:53 PM
The state of the Lakers these days: Jeremy Lin went from one sprained ankle to two sprained ankles while doing individual workouts Thursday.
He is no longer a lock to play in the Lakers' next exhibition game Sunday. They could use him. They need anybody...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Long before he started collecting championship rings as coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson was a key sixth man for one of the NBA’s most memorable teams.
Jackson is featured prominently in ESPN’s new "30 for 30"...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Cliché all you want about the team game, but the NBA, at its highest level, very much can be a singular equation, one player making all the difference.
So on July 11, when LeBron James said he was coming home, as Cleveland exulted, the question became...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 11:44 AM
No matter what happens between now and April 15, the presumed end of the Lakers season, Byron Scott won't wall himself off.
He left that behind more than 20 years ago, when he and James Worthy had to assume the unofficial roles of team spokesmen after...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:47 PM
When the Bulls begin their season Wednesday night in New York, we'll see Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony on the floor together, albeit under different circumstances than Chicago had hoped last summer.
We'll see if the Bulls resemble a team capable of...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:28 PM
(in predicted order of finish)
Coming: Coach David Blatt, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, Brendan Haywood, James Jones.
Going: Coach Mike Brown, Anthony Bennett, Luol Deng, Spencer Hawes, C.J....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Kobe Bryant throws his teammates on his shoulders, fires up a lot of shots and the Lakers win or lose based on his accuracy.
It's part of the chicken-and-egg narrative that has appeared plenty of times in his 19-year career. And it's a hot topic again,...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 9:22 PM
These are strange new days for Luke Walton, who lived the charmed life of fan favorite and won two championships with the Lakers.
That was the easy part, to hear him talk, the countless days of scrimmaging, playing game after game and staring past...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
AROUND THE LEAGUE
One week after surgery on his broken right hand, Russell Westbrook is upbeat about his recovery and trying to help his injury-riddled team find a way to survive without current NBA MVP Kevin Durant and himself on the court.