1. Biggest Takeaways from Los Angeles Lakers' 2016-17 NBA Season

    For a franchise with a history as rich as the Los Angeles Lakers , a 26-win season hardly seems like a watershed moment...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 5 months ago 15,144 reads 0 comments

  2. Ranking the Best Handles in 2017 NBA Draft Class

    The 2017 NBA draft class will be loaded with point guards who dazzle off the dribble. The sharper the handle, the tougher a player is to contain in isolation and ball-screen situations...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 21,576 reads 0 comments

  3. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Ranking Top 100

    You've seen how the league's best point guards stacked up against one another, learning whether Russell Westbrook or James Harden reigned supreme and how far down in the pecking order Stephen Curry sits on the heels of back-to-back MVPs...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 5 months ago 414,441 reads 0 comments

  4. Believe It or Not, the 2016-17 Season Was a Success for the Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — For the first time in two decades, the Los Angeles Lakers gathered together for training camp in late September without future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant on the roster...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 5 months ago 26,010 reads 0 comments

  5. NBA Power Rankings as Playoffs Begin

    This will be the last set of power rankings that includes all 30 NBA teams for a while. Shed a tear if you need to. For the most part, the 82-game schedule sorted things out...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 143,847 reads 0 comments

  6. Metta World Peace Says Lakers Probably Won't Bring Him Back Next Season

    Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace said Thursday that Magic Johnson, the team's new president of basketball operations, told him he likely won't be back with the organization for the 2017-18 NBA season...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 5 months ago 9,220 reads 0 comments

  7. B/R Kicks: Revisiting Kobe Bryant's Signature Sneakers

    Bidding farewell to Kobe Bryant after his retirement at the conclusion of the 2015-16 NBA season remains a hurdle many of us in the sneaker community haven't yet climbed over...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 5 months ago 9,212 reads 0 comments

  8. Kobe Bryant's Last Game, from the Players, Reporters and Coaches Who Were There

    "Mamba out." As last lines go, this falls somewhere between "Rosebud" and whatever the last line of Ghost in the Shell was. Like Kobe Bryant 's trademark playing style, it seemed to be both totally extemporaneous and meticulously planned...

    Dave Schilling Written by Dave Schilling about 5 months ago 55,978 reads 0 comments

  9. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Centers

    Youth continues to reign supreme for NBA centers. Though a few wily veterans have maintained spots near the top, five of the 10 best have yet to celebrate their 25th birthdays...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 5 months ago 157,200 reads 0 comments

  10. Each Non-NBA Playoff Team's Key Offseason Decision

    For most of the NBA , there’s too much to do right now to start thinking about next season. Scouting playoff matchups, getting guys healthy and ready for a long postseason ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 56,821 reads 0 comments

  11. From D-League Tryout to Lakers Dream Job, David Nwaba 'Enjoying Every Second'

    LOS ANGELES — The courts at Palms Middle School were uneven. Only some of the baskets had chain nets; others were bare or bent. Blades of grass snuck through cracks in the pavement...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 5 months ago 11,099 reads 0 comments

  12. End-of-Season Grades for Each Los Angeles Lakers Player

    For a team that seemed destined for yet another draft lottery pick, the Los Angeles Lakers have recently turned an unexpected corner by winning again. The Purple and Gold have been victorious in their last four games...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 months ago 15,141 reads 0 comments

  13. D'Angelo Russell Hits Game-Winner, Then Reveals Grandma Died Earlier on Sunday

    Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell had some extra motivation Sunday when he hit the game-winning three-pointer in his team's 110-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 5 months ago 107,800 reads 0 comments

  14. Lakers Assistant GM Glenn Carraro Resigns After 17 Years with Franchise

    Los Angeles Lakers assistant general manager Glenn Carraro resigned Thursday, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski . Lakers Nation's Serena Winters confirmed the news...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 15,130 reads 0 comments

  15. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Small Forwards

    Can anyone dethrone LeBron James ? The Cleveland Cavaliers small forward has graced the top of the positional rankings for quite some time now, but he has a host of challengers in 2016-17...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 6 months ago 192,226 reads 0 comments

  16. One Question Every NBA Non-Playoff Team Must Answer in Offseason

    Spring is a busy time for everyone in the NBA , one way or another. For more than half the league, it's about preparing for the playoffs, with the Larry O'Brien Trophy on the other end of the rainbow...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 74,118 reads 0 comments

  17. Ranking the Best Iso Scorers of 2017 NBA Draft

    Teams looking for scorers in the 2017 NBA draft will have a handful of promising names to consider. The following five prospects have established themselves as the toughest one-on-one players in June's projected class...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 40,919 reads 0 comments

  18. 5 Statistics That Have Defined Los Angeles Lakers' 2016-17 NBA Season

    For the fourth year in a row, the Los Angels Lakers are one of the worst all-around teams in the NBA . Their offense fizzes in a depressing stew of selfishness...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 6 months ago 15,457 reads 0 comments

  19. Jeanie Buss' Petition to Be Lakers Controlling Owner for Life Confirmed by Judge

    Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David J. Cowan signed off on a deal outlining Jeanie Buss will retain controlling ownership of the Los Angeles Lakers , ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne reported Monday...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 6 months ago 14,743 reads 0 comments

  20. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Shooting Guards

    Modern NBA shooting guards are supposed to do more than their eponymous role. Ideally, they can also serve as lockdown defenders, help create shots for their teammates and crash the glass to end possessions...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 6 months ago 200,963 reads 0 comments

  21. NBA Free Agents Who Could Earn Big Paydays in 2017 Postseason

    Certain NBA players have more at stake during the playoffs than championship pipe dreams and bragging rights. Like money, for instance. Free agency is simple for players with defined values...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 75,593 reads 0 comments

  22. Ivica Zubac Out for Season After Suffering Ankle Injury vs. Timberwolves

    The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday that center Ivica Zubac will miss the remainder of the 2016-17 season due to a right high ankle sprain. Zubac suffered the injury during the first quarter of L...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 6 months ago 5,753 reads 0 comments

  23. Lakers' Home Stretch Is About Ping-Pong Balls and D'Angelo Russell Experiment

    LOS ANGELES — Tanking is an ugly buzzword, but the Los Angeles Lakers (21-54) are in a blatant free fall...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 6 months ago 54,265 reads 0 comments

  24. Nick Young Hazing Picture from Rookie Year with Wizards Shared by Gilbert Arenas

    Former NBA guard Gilbert Arenas shared a photo on Instagram of Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young getting hazed by teammates during his rookie year in 2007-08...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 6 months ago 76,672 reads 0 comments

  25. Most Ideal Landing Spots for 2017 NBA Draft's Top Prospects

    Team fit can play a significant role in prospects' development fresh after the NBA draft. Some players need immediate reps, while others require talent to play off of and time to learn from the bench...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 174,005 reads 0 comments