| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:58 PM
When Elfrid Payton entered his senior year at John Ehret High School outside New Orleans, he wasn't even the most highly regarded guard on the varsity basketball team.
Payton was only 16 years old, and he looked more like a junior-high student than a...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Lakers are a week away from their reward for an unforgettably rough season.
Philadelphia, Milwaukee and tons of other teams can also start replenishing their roster in next Thursday's NBA draft after unspeakably bad seasons.
This is all...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The Sports Xchange
EditorsNote: Updates LaVine/Warren comments at Nos. 15/17 2014 NBA Draft: Mock 2.0 -- Embiid holds top spot
With the San Antonio Spurs returning home to clear more room in their trophy cabinet, all eyes and rumor mill feeders have...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The Sports Xchange
By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange
James, Anthony headline 2014 NBA free agency
All-Stars and all-timers are expected to be available when the long-awaited free agent class of 2014 becomes official.
And that's even after Kobe...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 12:09 PM
The NBA has raised its salary-cap projection for the 2014-15 season from $62.9 million to $63.2 million.
The current salary cap for the 2013-14 season is $58.7 million. The new cap number, which won't officially be set until the NBA completes its annual...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:20 PM
The Lakers overcame an 11-point third quarter deficit with a dominant fourth quarter to sweep the season series against the Boston Celtics with a 101-92 victory on Friday night at Staples Center.
Newcomers Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks sparked the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The Lakers didn't do much defensively against the Boston Celtics on Friday night at TD Garden, until the final 3 minutes and 12 seconds when they finally clamped down and rallied for a 107-104 victory.
A Gerald Wallace layup gave the Celtics a 104-96...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Should the Lakers have hired Phil Jackson to coach the team instead of Mike D'Antoni in 2012? Will the team fire D'Antoni for Jackson? Why won't owner/executive Jim Buss hire Jackson to run the team's basketball operations?
Finally those questions...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:24 PM
It was the trade deadline that was nearly D.O.A.
Besides the last-minute deal that sent Evan Turner from Philadelphia to Indiana, it was mostly a day of high-profile inactivity. There have been minute-long slug races that produced more movement.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Kobe Bryant is done for the season, but he's already eyeballing next year with high expectations.
"It's my job to go out there on the court and perform. No excuses for it. You have to get it done," Bryant said in a news conference on Wednesday, after...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Kobe Bryant forgot to mention someone of note in his rant about the Lakers’ future.
Thanks to Bryant’s payroll-devouring $48.5-million contract over the next two seasons, the Lakers will have little financial wiggle room to...