Los Angeles Lakers Articles

Kobe Bryant has done it. Now No. 3 all-time in scoring, he’s passed his idol Michael Jordan. Reggie Miller isn’t impressed, though. “Michael Jordan on his worst day is 10 times better than Kobe Bryant on his best day,”...
Athlon Sports
1 day ago
Kobe Bryant has made quite the career out of impersonating Michael Jordan. Bryant’s studious, obsessive emulation of MJ’s form of isolation basketball has made him the league’s most famous, prized hero-baller since His Airness...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo got caught having breakfast in Boston together last week. Pancakes, before a 113-96 victory by Rondo’s Celtics, then led to speculation about why the two were meeting. But Bryant insists the meal was not a...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Let’s not beat around the bush: We love the NBA. That’s why we’re here. And in lieu of any game action tomorrow — football’s time to shine as the turkey’s tryptophan tricks us to sleep — we’ll have to...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
"Personally, I just hope they suck forever.”That was what Mark Cuban said in an L.A. radio interview recently, when asked about the sorry state of basketball’s most famous team."As far as the Lakers," Cuban said, "I...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
The Rust Belt and California both got good looks at the new tilt of the NBA’s power balance this weekend.Friday night featured perhaps the premier matchup of the young season, when LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers armada visited the...
Rob Doster
1 month ago
The NBA season is here. Well, tomorrow it will be, anyway — and we’re here to guide you through the year’s most exciting appetizer contests.Houston Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers - Tuesday, October 28, 10:30 PM ET, TNTThere’ll...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
The Los Angeles Lakers Are Rapidly Collapsing Before Our Eyes
Last season was as bad as it’s ever been for the Los Angeles Lakers. The historically dominant franchise (holders of 16 NBA championships, second only to the Celtics' 17) plummeted after team leaders Kobe Bryant and the porcelain Steve...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Steve Nash
Steve Nash is 40 years old now. He’s also, in case you forgot, a point guard with the Los Angeles Lakers, for whom he’s played just 65 games in two seasons, including only 15 last year. The man can’t stop getting hurt anymore. His...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
It’s salt in Lakers fans’ wounds every time they see Phil Jackson’s face next to the New York Knicks logo, not theirs. (Now they know how Chicago Bulls fans felt for the better part of a decade). It’s even worse when Jackson...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Lebron James
LeBron James - the world’s greatest active basketball player - has officially opted-out of his contract with the Miami Heat. This wasn’t a completely unexpected move, but the timing is a bit curious. James was slated to earn $20.6...
Evan Buhler
5 months ago
100 Funny Fantasy Basketball Team Names
The NBA season is about to tip off, which means it’s almost time for fantasy basketball. To win a championship, you’ve got to hit the draft big boards hard, fast break the waiver wire-to-wire and have the ball bounce your way. But in...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Dr. Jerry Buss (Jan. 27, 1933 - Feb. 18, 2013) was the greatest owner in NBA history. In fact, the chemist and card player was arguably the best owner in sports history. The day after this year's All-Star Game in Houston, the NBA's brightest star...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Sports are filled with statistics that uber-nerds and casual fans alike can enjoy. Numbers and records help fans define greatness and settle arguments on talk radio and at the local watering holes on a daily basis.Who is the greatest quarterback of...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The players and coaches may hog the spotlight, but success in sports usually starts from the top. Those owners who sign the checks and make the right hires have the ability to not only change the fate of their respective teams, but to...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Last year, the only thing NBA fans knew was what they didn't know — like, would the season ever start? One convincing Miami Heat title and blockbuster trade later, and fans just know that it will be Miami and L.A. in the Finals. C’mon guys, it’s...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Q: I’d like to see some perspective on the first great L.A. Laker, Elgin Baylor.  Jerry West, his great teammate, suggested that a statue of Elgin should be in prominence there at Staples Center.  I agree.  What do you think? —...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Highlights from the action-packed NBA offseason that included the Nets moving from New Jersey to Brooklyn, Dwight Howard being traded to the Lakers, Jeremy Lin re-signing with the Rockets and Ray Allen joining the enemy Heat.   Brooklyn Nets...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Nearly two weeks into the current NBA season, the 3-2 Clippers are still the big deal when it comes to grabbing headlines out of Los Angeles. But the news about one of the game’s best big right now still comes out of the Lakers’ camp. Andrew...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
by Josh Kipnis The Chris Paul madness is over.  Finally.  The NBA’s opening tipoff starts in 10 days, so what do you say we stop talking about free agency and start focusing on the actual game. In the aftermath of the lockout, it...
Josh Kipnis
3 years ago
by Josh Kipnis The owners of the NBA are cry-babies.  We saw them whine and tear during the lockout, and now they think that’s the only way they can get what they want.  They crawl up to Daddy (Commissioner David Stern), scrunch up...
Josh Kipnis
3 years ago
By Scott Henry (Twitter: @4QuartersRadio) With the NBA Draft in the rear view and a little time to digest the selections, here are the selections of which teams did their homework and which ones had theirs eaten by the dog. PASS Washington...
Scott Henry
3 years ago