1. Breaking Down the Los Angeles Lakers' Point Guard Position

    Preseason discussion about a lack of leadership at the point guard position is nothing new for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 day ago 26,145 reads 83 comments

  2. Byron Scott Hire Puts Major Pressure on Kobe Bryant to Thrive Next Season

    Once the Los Angeles Lakers hired Byron Scott, Kobe Bryant 's self-made and pundit-produced burdens became that much heavier. Pressure is unavoidable for the Black Mamba because of who he is and what's expected of him...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 days ago 9,108 reads 34 comments

  3. Will the Los Angeles Lakers Be Better Than Expected Next Season?

    Looking at the Los Angeles Lakers ' offseason, their intentions are clear: preserve money, grind out 2014-15 and entrust future standing to free agency. Figuring out what such cap conservation means for 2014-15 itself is less explicit...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 days ago 4,104 reads 15 comments

  4. Why Byron Scott Won't Help the Lakers Win This Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers aren't built to heed Byron Scott's first demand as head coach. Scott told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne on Monday that his players "better be ready to play some defense...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 4 days ago 526 reads 1 comments

  5. Reunion Between Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott May Be Exactly What Both Men Need

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Every one of their relationships started out promisingly enough, respectfully enough. Del Harris, Phil Jackson, Rudy Tomjanovich, Mike Brown, Mike D'Antoni...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 5 days ago 109,191 reads 432 comments

  6. What Should Los Angeles Lakers Fans Expect from Byron Scott?

    Twiddle your thumbs no more: The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Byron Scott to be their next head coach. ESPN...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 days ago 92,647 reads 387 comments

  7. How a Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin Backcourt Can Work for LA Lakers

    With nagging nerve issues plaguing both Steve Nash's productivity and activity, it's been a long time since the Los Angeles Lakers had a backcourt as skilled as the newly formed Kobe Bryant -Jeremy Lin tandem...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 7 days ago 73,606 reads 191 comments

  8. Why Winning Over Kobe Bryant Is Los Angeles Lakers' Biggest Offseason Victory

    Offseason victories come in all forms, and the Los Angeles Lakers , firmly fixed to a finespun rebuild, won theirs by not losing Kobe Bryant . Viewed pessimistically, the Lakers' offseason can be seen as discouraging...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 days ago 20,810 reads 98 comments

  9. Ed Davis: Kobe Bryant Is 'A Legend, and I Can't Wait to Learn from Him'

    A happy Kobe Bryant makes life better for all Los Angeles Lakers players. Fortunately for Ed Davis, he's already realizing this, even if he's only been a member of the storied organization for a matter of days...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 10 days ago 26,083 reads 155 comments

  10. Can Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin Coexist in Los Angeles Lakers' Backcourt?

    Jeremy Lin and Kobe Bryant might just be the Western Conference's starting backcourt for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, but the Los Angeles Lakers are looking for something more than champions of popularity...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 days ago 39,055 reads 131 comments

  11. Why Lakers Fans Should Cherish Kobe Bryant's 2014-15 Campaign

    Enjoy the next chapter of Kobe Bryant 's career, Los Angeles Lakers fans, because, for one last time, it's going to feel familiar. Injuries have polluted what figured to be an age-abolishing twilight not two years ago...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 days ago 24,818 reads 126 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant Smashes Home Run in Richard Sherman's Celebrity Softball Game

    Kobe Bryant has yet to make his NBA return after missing most of last season, but the Los Angeles Lakers great looks to be ready for competition if his softball prowess is any indication...

    Steven Cook Written by Steven Cook about 12 days ago 256,221 reads 99 comments

  13. Kobe Bryant Admits to Being 'Afraid' of What Life Will Be Like After Basketball

    Kobe Bryant may have signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million with the Los Angeles Lakers last November, but you better believe he's already thinking about what life will be like once he retires...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 13 days ago 156,512 reads 179 comments

  14. Kobe Bryant to Be Featured in Showtime Documentary Released This Fall

    Believe it or not, there will be a time when Kobe Bryant is forced to do something else besides play basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers. Fans may soon get a peak at what that life without hoops would look like for the superstar...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 14 days ago 19,851 reads 30 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant Says He's '100 Percent' Happy with Lakers' Efforts to Improve Roster

    Ever since the Los Angeles Lakers chose Kobe Bryant over Shaquille O'Neal back in 2004, the organization has has had no problem pandering to its star...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 14 days ago 68,587 reads 382 comments

  16. Is Kobe Bryant's Contract Helping or Hurting the Los Angeles Lakers' Future?

    If you needed another indication that Kobe Bryant and his $48.5 million contract affect everything about the Los Angeles Lakers , all you have to do is consult the team's most recent transaction: a post-amnesty signing of Carlos Boozer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 34,520 reads 198 comments

  17. Will Kobe Bryant Eventually Choose Another Title Shot Over Loyalty to Lakers?

    The general conversation in the NBA right now is how a superstar grew old and wise enough to understand that a homemade fire feels good deep inside — and the invigorating joy of touching that fresh, gold trophy made by Tiffany & Co...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 18 days ago 246,101 reads 260 comments

  18. Lakers Miss Chance to Keep Momentum Toward Future in Trading Pau Gasol

    Now it feels like the end of an era. After so many exit doors being propped open without Pau Gasol actually stepping through to depart the Los Angeles Lakers , the sweet-hearted soul tough enough to win two NBA titles is finally gone...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 20 days ago 146,418 reads 450 comments

  19. Why the NBA Would Love One More Round of Greatness from Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant gives the Los Angeles Lakers , the NBA and its fans an entertainment brand that we need to cherish as the clock on his career closes in on midnight...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 21 days ago 48,024 reads 281 comments

  20. Realistic Expectations for Julius Randle's Rookie Season With LA Lakers

    Julius Randle has something to prove. Fortunately for the Los Angeles Lakers , the 6’9”, 250-pound power forward drafted seventh overall in last month’s NBA draft gets to prove the critics wrong while wearing purple and gold...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 21 days ago 32,724 reads 108 comments

  21. Snoop Dogg Trolls LeBron James' Return to Cleveland with Kobe Bryant Meme

    Snoop Dogg can’t stand a disloyal pro. The rapper posted an image (originally crafted by @DrewKiddMusic ) to his Instagram account Friday after LeBron James announced his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 21 days ago 540,076 reads 501 comments

  22. Lakers News: Kobe Bryant on Carmelo Anthony, Summer League Preview and More

    Everyone around the NBA is playing the waiting game with LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony , but the summer is still rolling along without them making a commitment...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 22 days ago 8,223 reads 0 comments

  23. LeBron Drama Offers Lakers Chance to Appreciate Value of Kobe's Expensive Stay

    LOS ANGELES — If Carmelo Anthony has come around to accept his richest offer from the New York Knicks —and the very real wisdom being offered by two guys Kobe Bryant ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 23 days ago 123,444 reads 398 comments

  24. Who Should We Blame for LA Lakers' Underwhelming Offseason So Far?

    The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t done much to upgrade the team this offseason, and we can only point the finger in one direction to determine the source of L.A.’s slow free-agency dance...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 23 days ago 13,878 reads 50 comments

  25. Kobe Bryant Talks Carmelo Anthony, Byron Scott, More During Kobe Academy Presser

    Prior to his youth summer basketball camp at UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, Kobe Bryant took time out to answer questions from the media, addressing everything from Carmelo Anthony to his physical fitness...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 23 days ago 134,357 reads 471 comments