| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:57 AM
I thought this even before the Los Angeles Lakers lost their opener Tuesday night – and I think it even more now: They should trade Kobe Bryant.
Oh, thought you’d never ask.
They should trade Kobe to the New York Knicks, back...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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 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 12, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Kobe Bryant wanted Pau Gasol to return to the Lakers. Phil Jackson asked Gasol to try the Knicks. The Spurs and Thunder offered the veteran big man money, a starting role and a title chance.
But the Bulls were intriguing to him. So last July, in a...
| 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 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 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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:14 PM
To hear everybody talk, Kobe Bryant was 26 years old, not 36. He was merely coming off a bruised thigh and scratched elbow, not a torn Achilles' tendon and fractured knee.
The Lakers didn't do any scrimmaging Tuesday, but Bryant made an impact while...