| May 28, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The Lakers' coaching search isn't unusual only because of its slow speed. It's their first one since the 1970s that didn't involve Jerry Buss.
The venerable Lakers owner died last year, leaving an obvious void at the top of the team's hierarchy and...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:16 PM
No matter what happens Saturday night when Juan Manuel Marquez squares off against Mike Alvarado in a welterweight title-elimination bout on HBO, their fight is already a remarkable comeback story.
Not necessarily a comeback for them, mind you, but...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The month of May is sometimes referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Lakers, who have played into June, and the NBA Finals, 16 times in the last 35 years.
Now it's merely time for ping-pong-ball percentages and crossed fingers.
The Lakers will...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:08 PM
The Lakers' string of bad luck continues.
They dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after Tuesday's lottery provided one big winner that wasn't them.
The Cleveland Cavaliers vaulted from the ninth pick to the top overall selection...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Ring up the Lakers’ 56th loss of the season.
Their string of bad luck continued Tuesday when they dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after the lottery unveiled one big winner that wasn’t them.
The Cleveland Cavaliers...
| May 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
On Tuesday, Byron Scott interviewed with the Lakers for the team's open head coaching position.
"To say the least, I thought it was a perfect fit," Scott said Thursday on ESPN LA radio to Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley.
Scott said he met with...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Turn a downtrodden franchise that couldn’t fill half its seats into a division winner that leads the major leagues in attendance and it tends to get noticed. Both collectively and individually.
Stan Kasten, the Dodgers president, chief executive...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:57 AM
The Lakers rarely pick in the top 10 of the NBA draft. They'll do so on Thursday night with the seventh overall selection.
Lakers owner/executive Jeanie Buss, in an essay on her late father Jerry Buss for C-Suite Quarterly, recalled meeting one of...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:24 PM
The Lakers think they have a substantially better chance of landing high-profile scorer Carmelo Anthony than two-time champion LeBron James, The Times has learned.
They believe they can pry Anthony away from a New York return even though he can make...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A.C. Green left the Lakers for Phoenix exactly 20 years ago this summer, perhaps the only important player they ever lost to free agency.
It so irritated Jerry Buss that he appealed to his players a few months later at training camp with an...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Without the reassuring voice of Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner whose eleventh-hour phone call prevented Kobe Bryant from going to the Clippers in 2004, the Lakers are turning to two veterans to help keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles.