1. The Clock Is Ticking on Byron Scott's Future with the Los Angeles Lakers

    Heading into his second season as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers , Byron Scott is facing not one, but multiple ticking clock scenarios...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 45,657 reads 183 comments

  2. Lakers' Infusion of Young Talent to Test Kobe's Ability to Take Needed Step Back

    Kobe Bryant split a pair of hapless defenders like he was slipping through a closing door at the last second. Then, after breaching the lane, he looked off a third misguided soul, opening up a chasm for him to do the kind of things he does...

    Chris Palmer Written by Chris Palmer about 1 month ago 221,176 reads 400 comments

  3. In D'Angelo Russell, Lakers See Superstar Quality That Has Defined the Franchise

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers ' pick of D'Angelo Russell over Jahlil Okafor is being framed as a referendum on guards mattering more than centers in today's perimeter-partisan NBA ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 2 months ago 202,927 reads 355 comments

  4. Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz on Tom Thibodeau, Kevin Love and Marc Gasol

    Just two years ago, the Los Angeles Lakers were in the playoffs. The last two seasons haven’t gone well for the storied franchise, with this season resulting in an all-time low win percentage for the team...

    Daniel Rogers Written by Daniel Rogers about 3 months ago 29,610 reads 8 comments

  5. Byron Scott Distrusts Players, Says They 'Would End Up Shooting Me in the Back'

    At the merciful close of a 2014-15 season that has seen the Los Angeles Lakers put up as little competitive fight as any team in the NBA , head coach Byron Scott isn't holding back on the war metaphors...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 73,590 reads 228 comments

  6. Why Robert Sacre Could Be the Los Angeles Lakers' Unlikeliest Trade Candidate

    At 7’, 270 pounds, center Robert Sacre takes up a lot of space for the Los Angeles Lakers . Especially when he’s sitting on the end of the bench...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 8 months ago 36,059 reads 104 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant, Lakers Walking Fine Line to Balance Old Skills with New Reality

    LOS ANGELES — There's a new sweet spot out there somewhere, even if it's only coming together for now in a 36-year-old dreamer's imagination and not on the court. It's a little John Stockton passing, a little Michael Jordan in the post...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 8 months ago 46,832 reads 78 comments

  8. Father Time Finally Catching Up to Kobe Bryant, and It's a Sight No One Enjoys

    LOS ANGELES — Gone is the arrogance that comes with having the unsinkable Kobe Bryant . There's a certain sadness to the Los Angeles Lakers these days...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 8 months ago 122,285 reads 339 comments

  9. Evaluating Byron Scott's Performance as Lakers Head Coach

    Any way you slice it, Byron Scott gets a proverbial hall pass as first-year head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 8 months ago 17,874 reads 119 comments

  10. Byron Scott's Kobe Bryant Plan Leaving Los Angeles Lakers in Dangerous Position

    LOS ANGELES — Here’s one thing Byron Scott has accomplished. He has left no question about it, and it’s good to know: Kobe Bryant no longer can do everything and be everything for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 8 months ago 144,153 reads 357 comments

  11. Though Enticing, Rajon Rondo of Today an Investment Lakers Lucky Not to Make

    LOS ANGELES — You only get so many chances to deviate from the pure rebuild in today's NBA . If you—rightly—want a proven commodity to make you a vastly better ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 9 months ago 119,799 reads 199 comments

  12. Byron Scott Facing Same Old Problems as Mike D'Antoni and Mike Brown

    Byron Scott is no different than Mike D'Antoni and Mike Brown, his two predecessors. Both inevitably crashed and burned amid substandard results that didn't measure up to the Los Angeles Lakers ' disproportionate expectations...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 7,753 reads 51 comments

  13. Lakers News: Latest on Free-Agent Workouts, Nick Young and More

    The Los Angeles Lakers ' two-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt Friday when the Dallas Mavericks dropped 140 points on Kobe Bryant and Co...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 9 months ago 1,446 reads 0 comments

  14. Kevin Ding: Byron Scott Has Created an 'Unhealthy' Relationship with Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant is playing 35.0 minutes per game for the Los Angeles Lakers , and it's only November. Byron Scott's usage of Bryant has been similar to past head coaches who have ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 10 months ago 19,092 reads 64 comments

  15. Byron Scott's Overriding Faith in Kobe Bryant Has Lakers on Brink of Fracture

    LOS ANGELES — After Mike Brown and Mike D'Antoni, the Los Angeles Lakers needed a leader of men. With his poised posture, authoritative calm and championship heritage, Byron Scott undoubtedly has leadership skills...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 10 months ago 89,476 reads 327 comments

  16. Why Hasn't Los Angeles Lakers Defense Improved Under Byron Scott?

    The Los Angeles Lakers have become no stranger to finger-pointing. And their uninspired defense remains public enemy No. 1...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 10 months ago 10,078 reads 54 comments

  17. Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Byron Scott Rips Team's Defensive Effort

    The Los Angeles Lakers haven't stopped anyone this season, and head coach Byron Scott has seen enough. Per Baxter Holmes of ESPNLosAngeles.com , Scott unloaded on his team after an ugly 109-102 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Nov...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 7,259 reads 41 comments

  18. The Biggest Hurdles Los Angeles Lakers Will Have to Clear During 2014-15

    Time is not on the side of the Los Angeles Lakers , but time is all they really have. It’s been almost 60 years since the Lakers were this bad...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 10 months ago 14,861 reads 50 comments

  19. Jeremy Lin's Path Back to Stardom Clear...If He Can Meet Everyone's Expectations

    LOS ANGELES — Beaten down by yet another game without a victory, and now in the Lakers locker room with a sore right foot after the ankle sprains that limited his training-camp reps, Jeremy Lin faced the question without expression...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 10 months ago 112,666 reads 187 comments

  20. Winners, Losers from Week 2 of Los Angeles Lakers' NBA Preseason

    As the end of the Los Angeles Lakers ’ second week of preseason basketball approaches, it behooves us to look at what went right and what went wrong. It has been a bit of a bumpy ride in the land of purple and gold...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 12,724 reads 31 comments

  21. Los Angeles Lakers Can't Afford to Take Old-School Approach

    There's something respectable about the throwback spirit Byron Scott is bringing to the Los Angeles Lakers , but respectable won't win games on its own...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 11 months ago 7,162 reads 29 comments

  22. Byron Scott's Return to Lakers Has Taken Time but Seems Right on Schedule

    LOS ANGELES — The eldest child is the one you assume to be the first one coached by the father. Thomas Scott says no. He remembers when the notion of his father, Byron, being a coach gained its real toehold...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 11 months ago 83,455 reads 86 comments

  23. Why Byron Scott Is the Perfect First Coach for Jordan Clarkson

    An NBA rookie’s first head coach can make him or break him. For Jordan Clarkson of the Los Angeles Lakers , the hope is that Byron Scott will be the perfect teacher, counselor, disciplinarian and giver of confidence...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 3,418 reads 5 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant: Orthopaedic Surgeon Discusses Star's Achilles Tendon, Knee Injuries

    In a one-on-one interview with David Geier , MD, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr...

    Daniel Lewis Written by Daniel Lewis about 11 months ago 10,412 reads 1 comments

  25. Lakers News: Latest Comments from Wesley Johnson, Byron Scott and More

    Playing out of position can stagnate a player's career. Los Angeles Lakers small forward Wesley Person did that for much of the 2013-14 season...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 11 months ago 2,980 reads 0 comments