1. Will Kobe Bryant's Exit Make LA Lakers a More Appealing Free-Agent Destination?

    Once upon a time, the Los Angeles Lakers were the most beloved destination for the shiniest NBA stars. Late owner Dr. Jerry Buss treated summers like a stress-free spa retreat, where weaknesses were replenished and muscles were flexed...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 7 months ago 50,739 reads 214 comments

  2. Byron Scott: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Lakers Coach's Future

    Byron Scott 's tenure as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers has felt tenuous since he was hired in July 2014, but it would seem to be on thin ice now as the team owns the worst record in the Western Conference...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 7 months ago 115,324 reads 321 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant Comments on Michael Jordan, Retirement and More

    Following Kobe Bryant 's announcement of his retirement from professional basketball effective at the end of the 2015-16 season on the Players' Tribune , the Los Angeles Lakers legend discussed his decision and much more Wednesday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 7 months ago 71,476 reads 212 comments

  4. Jeanie Buss Comments on Phil Jackson's Tenure with Knicks, More

    Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson are perhaps the NBA 's biggest power couple, and the Los Angeles Lakers president recently discussed her relationship with the New York Knicks president as well as her desire to work with him...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 7 months ago 21,016 reads 34 comments

  5. Los Angeles Lakers Hitting New Low in Kobe Bryant's Final Season

    For just one moment, forget about draft-pick stipulations and sentimental narratives: Tuesday night’s 103-91 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers was rock bottom for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 7 months ago 177,365 reads 351 comments

  6. Lakers Debating Which Kobe Bryant Jersey Number to Retire

    As the Los Angeles Lakers prepare for life without Kobe Bryant when the 2015-16 season ends, the front office is facing a conundrum when it comes to which of the future Hall of Famer's jersey numbers should be eventually retired...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 7 months ago 140,102 reads 354 comments

  7. 4 Stats That Perfectly Sum Up Kobe Bryant's Career

    " This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding, m y mind can handle the grind, b ut my body knows it's time to say goodbye," Kobe Bryant poetically ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 38,950 reads 76 comments

  8. Complete L.A. Lakers Power Rankings After Season's 1st Month

    November came to a close for the Los Angeles Lakers with the retirement poem of Kobe Bryant via the Players' Tribune and a flurry of fourth-quarter points that failed to close yet another gap...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 months ago 5,700 reads 8 comments

  9. David Beckham Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant as LA Lakers Star Sets Retirement Date

    Kobe Bryant announced on the Players' Tribune on Sunday evening that he will retire at the end of the current NBA season...

    Mark Bollons Written by Mark Bollons about 7 months ago 33,336 reads 17 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant to Retire: Twitter Reacts to Lakers Star's Announcement

    Between Kobe Bryant 's performance and injury issues over the last few years, most expected this to be his final season in the NBA ...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 7 months ago 142,008 reads 318 comments

  11. Byron Scott Says Lakers Don't Trust One Another on Floor

    The Los Angeles Lakers own the Western Conference's worst record (2-12) entering play Friday, and head coach Byron Scott said his players don't trust one another when they are on the floor...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 7 months ago 13,498 reads 81 comments

  12. Byron Scott Says Benching Kobe Bryant 'Not an Option' for Lakers

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is having one of the worst seasons of his 20-year NBA career, averaging just 15.2 points per game while shooting 31.1 percent from the floor...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 7 months ago 26,851 reads 194 comments

  13. Kobe Bryant's Role, Minutes Won't Be Reduced, Says Lakers HC Byron Scott

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott insisted that Kobe Bryant 's role on the team wouldn't change d espite his tough start to the season that included a 1-of-14 performance from the field against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 7 months ago 8,422 reads 109 comments

  14. Lakers Finish Game Without 11-Point Scorer for 1st Time

    The 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers made a small bit of unwanted franchise history in Tuesday's ugly 111-77 loss to the Golden State Warriors , finishing a regular-season contest without ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 7 months ago 1,755 reads 0 comments

  15. It's Time for LA Lakers, Byron Scott to Play Kobe Bryant off the Bench

    LOS ANGELES — Overshadowing the sometimes stumbling, sometimes steady development of D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle, and a defense that deserves no single-word explanation ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 7 months ago 46,452 reads 242 comments

  16. Have New NBA Trends Rendered LA Lakers Center Roy Hibbert Obsolete?

    LOS ANGELES— Roy Hibbert was on the bench when the final horn of his very first game with the Los Angeles Lakers blew...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 7 months ago 20,837 reads 13 comments

  17. Lakers News: Latest on Kobe Bryant's Status, Julius Randle and More

    Something has to change around the reeling 2-11 Los Angeles Lakers . That much is clear at face value, as alterations to what coach Byron Scott's team continues to do on the court ...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 7 months ago 24,286 reads 0 comments

  18. Race to Respectability: Does Knicks' Early Lead Mean Lakers Are in Trouble?

    The Los Angeles Lakers (2-11) and New York Knicks (8-6) are in Year 2 of a race back to respectability...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 months ago 48,996 reads 267 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant Comments on Possibility of Playing in NBA Next Season

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant told SiriusXM on Thursday that "if something doesn't change," the 2015-16 NBA season will be his last (h/t Frank Isola of the New York Daily News )...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 7 months ago 22,305 reads 71 comments

  20. Jordan Clarkson Has Officially Emerged as Los Angeles Lakers' Best Player

    LOS ANGELES — Thanks to his nifty bag of floaters, efficient mid-range game and out-of-the-blue three-point accuracy, Jordan Clarkson has quietly become the best player on the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 7 months ago 83,792 reads 132 comments

  21. Byron Scott's 'Man Up' Philosophy Is Not the Answer for Los Angeles Lakers

    If you buy what Byron Scott tried to sell after the now 2-9 Los Angeles Lakers were shredded by the Phoenix Suns on Monday night, then you believe effort, energy and toughness ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 7 months ago 44,212 reads 211 comments

  22. 5 Goals the LA Lakers Must Achieve During 2015-16 Season

    The 2015-16 season began with hopes that the Los Angeles Lakers could at least be competitive in the West. But despite a 97-85 win against the Detroit Pistons Sunday night, a 2-8 record offers scant expectations for a playoff run...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 months ago 1,372 reads 0 comments

  23. Greg Anthony: Why Kobe Bryant Might Be the Greatest Laker of All Time

    Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O'Neal all won championships with the Los Angeles Lakers —some more than one—and all had an inarguable impact on the franchise...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 8 months ago 1,748 reads 17 comments

  24. Don't Blame Byron Scott for D'Angelo Russell's 4th-Quarter Minutes

    With seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of a one-point game, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott subbed D’Angelo Russell in for Marcelo Huertas...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 8 months ago 28,514 reads 127 comments

  25. Envisioning the Perfect, Uncompromising End to Kobe Bryant's Career

    Despite Kobe Bryant's controlling, detail-obsessed perfectionism, he doesn't get to decide if the end of his spectacular NBA career is here...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 15,477 reads 58 comments