Los Angeles Lakers Articles

6. Sacramento KingsThe Kings have done a lot of dumb things. When they fired head coach Mike Malone, replaced him with Ty Corbin, and then excused Corbin in favor of George Karl, it made for five coaches over five years. That’s no way to...
Athlon Sports
3 days ago
In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Lakers are bad. At 13-40, they’re headed for one of their worst bottom lines in franchise history. Magic Johnson isn’t too thrilled about the decay of his former vehicle for glory,...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
A little more than a decade ago, two of basketball’s most storied legends almost created a one-team bridge, from one generation of superstars to the next. A recent report from Michael Lee of the Washington Post reveals that Kobe Bryant...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
One of the last guardians of the NBA’s fading generation of old superstars, Kobe Bryant, may be seeing the end of his road a little sooner than expected. The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday that their 36-year-old legend has a torn...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
"You know him," Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said to reporters Monday — and there was no doubt about who he meant by him. "It's real difficult. He's such a competitor. He wants to go out there and play every...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 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
4 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
8 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
3 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

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