1. Los Angeles Lakers' Paper-Thin Wing Depth Waiting to Be Exposed

    When you can count in your midst one of the two best shooting guards in NBA history, lack of wing depth shouldn’t be very high on the concern scale...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 15 hours ago 6,432 reads 25 comments

  2. Do the Los Angeles Lakers Owe Kobe Bryant More in His Final Chapter?

    As Kobe Bryant prepares for the mental, physical and emotional rides sure to follow in his 19th NBA season, it cannot be easy for him to shake one haunting question. Is this it? That's not a confrontation with mortality either...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 1 day ago 11,224 reads 96 comments

  3. Pros and Cons of Los Angeles Lakers Gambling on Michael Beasley

    From the Miami Heat to the Minnesota Timberwolves . From the Wolves to the desert-based Phoenix Suns . From the Suns back to South Beach and the Heat...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 day ago 25,054 reads 51 comments

  4. NBA2K15: Kobe Bryant, Jeremy Lin Featured in Trailer

    The Los Angeles Lakers are turning over a new leaf heading into the 2014-15 NBA season with many new faces on the roster and on the sidelines...

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 1 day ago 679 reads 0 comments

  5. Diagnosing Los Angeles Lakers' Remaining Roster Flaws

    Optimism comes cheaply in August for followers of the Los Angeles Lakers . It should not, however, be confused with reality. Make no mistake: The Lakers of 2014-15 will not be very good...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 days ago 15,728 reads 51 comments

  6. NBA Player Spreads Dumb Hoax About a "Real Life Purge"

    Dan Steckenberg Written by Dan Steckenberg about 2 days ago 1,002 reads 0 comments

  7. Kobe's Doctor Discusses Lakers Star's Legendary Pain Tolerance

    For a recent SI Longform story, I spoke with Judy Seto, the longtime physical therapist for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers . The excerpts from our conversation focus on Bryant, his recovery and his singular pain tolerance...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Emilio Gonzales about 2 days ago 1,331 reads 0 comments

  8. What Are LA Lakers Looking for with Final Offseason Moves?

    Most NBA teams are settling in after an offseason of change or inaction, introducing new faces, welcoming back old ones, giving little or no thought to forthcoming additions and subtractions...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 days ago 29,588 reads 94 comments

  9. What Kobe Bryant Can Learn from Paul Pierce's Ageless Game

    He may be 36 years old and coming off a season fraught with injury, but Kobe Bryant 's superhuman credentials remain as credible as ever...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 2 days ago 14,803 reads 30 comments

  10. Top 5 Reasons Why the Los Angeles Lakers Won't Make the Playoffs This Season

    Despite acquiring a few fresh faces this summer, the Los Angeles Lakers are not prepared to qualify for playoff contention...

    Josh Haar Written by Josh Haar about 2 days ago 2,011 reads 3 comments

  11. Lakers Rumors: Los Angeles Has Better Free-Agent Options Than Michael Beasley

    The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to fill out the remaining spots on their roster before training camp begins, and one player drawing serious interest from the organization again is former Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 2 days ago 7,905 reads 6 comments

  12. Lakers Rumors: Michael Beasley Workout Buzz and What Signing Would Mean for L.A.

    While the frenzy of the summer's free-agent activity may be in the rearview mirror, the process of building a complete squad for the coming season continues for several NBA teams...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 2 days ago 8,235 reads 3 comments

  13. Byron Scott Seeks Return to Traditional Principles

    After experiencing decreasing returns in recent years, the Los Angeles Lakers seem to be making a concerted effort to rebrand themselves. But not in some modernistic, forward-thinking way...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 days ago 5,223 reads 7 comments

  14. Breaking Down the Lakers' Best and Worst Fits in Byron Scott's System

    New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott has already made it clear how he will run his team. First and foremost comes a fundamental defensive identity and toughness. " Defensive philosophy has to be constant", Scott told Lakers...

    Ehran Khan Written by Ehran Khan about 3 days ago 8,107 reads 6 comments

  15. Report: Lakers Work out Michael Beasley Again, Plus 7 Others

    The Los Angeles Lakers held a free agent workout on Wednesday, and Michael Beasley was one of the seven players, according to USA Today's Sam Amick. The Lakers also gave Beasley a look at the end of July...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 3 days ago 7,443 reads 5 comments

  16. Will Steve Nash Be Los Angeles Lakers' Biggest X-Factor in 2014-15?

    Steve Nash still matters to the Los Angeles Lakers . For the most part, this aging and fading 40-year-old star matters because of what he can't do. He has played in only 65 games since 2012-13, including just 15 last season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 days ago 12,802 reads 70 comments

  17. Kobe Bryant Studying Paul Pierce's Game

    Kobe Bryant is going to be a different player this upcoming season. We may not be watching the explosive reverse dunks of yesteryear. This time, Kobe is 36...

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 4 days ago 4,408 reads 4 comments

  18. Byron Scott: 'I Love Swaggy Coming off the Bench'

    A case could be made that Byron Scott will have the toughest job in the NBA next season. Scott agreed to take on the task of rebuilding the Los Angeles Lakers with a 36-year-old ...

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 4 days ago 754 reads 0 comments

  19. Can Steve Nash Erase Stigma of Last Two Seasons?

    At age 40, Steve Nash is entering the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers and in all likelihood, his last season of basketball. This isn’t how he wanted it to end...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 days ago 3,636 reads 10 comments

  20. What to Expect from Every Los Angeles Lakers Player in 2014-15

    The Los Angeles Lakers have a new look entering the 2014-15 NBA season with players such as Julius Randle, Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin officially on board...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 4 days ago 21,378 reads 68 comments

  21. Nick Young's Iggy Azalea Thirst Remains Unquenchable

    It’s difficult to overstate the thirst Swaggy P experiences for his girlfriend on a daily basis. Shipwrecked sailors floating on barrels of jerky are better hydrated than Nick Young is in the presence of Iggy Azalea...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 5 days ago 308,819 reads 120 comments

  22. Lakers Nation Roundtable: The Evolution of Kobe Bryant

    Coming into this season, no one knows exactly what to expect from Kobe Bryant . The last time he was fully healthy, he was averaging 27 points, five rebounds, six assists and garnering MVP consideration...

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 5 days ago 672 reads 0 comments

  23. Former Laker Darius Morris: Kobe Bryant 'One of the Best' Teammates

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 5 days ago 1,771 reads 0 comments

  24. Byron Scott Hints at What the Lakers Will Do Defensively

    Last week, Byron Scott sat down with Mike Trudell of Lakers .com and gave a wide ranging and insightful interview. Among the topics covered were his relationship with Kobe Bryant , views on Julius Randle, and who might fill out his coaching staff...

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 5 days ago 2,046 reads 0 comments

  25. Who Should Start for the LA Lakers in 2014-15?

    Training camp will usher in both new and familiar faces for the Los Angeles Lakers , including Byron Scott who starts a fresh chapter with a team that he won three championships with a generation ago...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 days ago 20,477 reads 48 comments