1. Los Angeles Lakers' 2016 NBA Trade-Deadline Strategy Blueprint

    It is no secret the Los Angeles Lakers have been in rebuilding mode for years now, and their annual losses have consistently increased during the process...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 10 months ago 94,267 reads 185 comments

  2. Kobe Bryant's All-Star Going-Away Party Comes at Fitting Time in NBA's Evolution

    The 2016 NBA All-Star Game capped a weekend devoted to celebrating Kobe Bryant , just as it signaled that the league he iconically defined for two decades no longer needs him. That's different than saying it doesn't want him anymore...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 177,808 reads 263 comments

  3. To Understand the End of Kobe Bryant, You Must Understand Where It Began

    Kobe Bryant was 18 years old when he formally introduced himself as a budding star to a national audience...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 10 months ago 137,982 reads 98 comments

  4. Cavaliers Fans Salute Kobe Bryant with Final Standing Ovation

    For Kobe Bryant , it was nothing but love during his last road trip to The Land. The highly anticipated matchup against LeBron James , the second-to-last of its kind, would have alone been a memorable moment in the Black Mamba retirement tour...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 10 months ago 10,124 reads 7 comments

  5. LeBron James Pass Takes D'Angelo Russell Down with Shot to the Groin

    You can drop your opponent with a crossover. You can drop them with a posterizing jam. This, however, probably isn't the best way to do it...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 10 months ago 46,197 reads 144 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant Gifts Paul George Pair of Shoes After Pacers Edge Lakers

    Kobe Bryant might have ruled out on-court gift presentations for his farewell tour, but he never laid out any ground rules for giving gifts...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 10 months ago 76,694 reads 23 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant Rises to Throw Down a Dunk, Lays It In

    Kobe Bryant has nothing left to prove, and he knows it. The Los Angeles Lakers star had plenty of time and space when rookie D'Angelo Russell lobbed a pass down the court during the second quarter of Monday's game against the Indiana Pacers ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 10 months ago 28,299 reads 66 comments

  8. Fresh NBA Trade Deadline Deals for the Los Angeles Lakers to Consider

    The Feb. 18 midseason trade deadline is less than two weeks away. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers continue to sputter in last place in the Western Conference—large blocks of losses sporadically interrupted by a feel-good win or two...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 10 months ago 90,092 reads 32 comments

  9. Byron Scott Comments on D'Angelo Russell's Rookie Season, Progress and More

    Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard D'Angelo Russell isn't exactly having a big rookie season after he was selected second overall in the 2015 NBA draft...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 10 months ago 62,140 reads 297 comments

  10. LA Lakers Have Somehow Surpassed Philadelphia 76ers as NBA's Worst

    LOS ANGELES — On the shoulders of what might be the last awe-inspiring performance of Kobe Bryant ’s legendary career, the Los Angeles Lakers avoided losing a franchise-record 11th straight game on Tuesday night...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 10 months ago 54,252 reads 277 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant vs. Timberwolves: Stats, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

    Kobe Bryant turned back the clock Tuesday night in the Los Angles Lakers ' 119-115 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center, and it was glorious...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 10 months ago 29,941 reads 96 comments

  12. Lakers' Julius Randle Has Long Way to Go to Reach Potential

    Through the first 50 games of his NBA career, Los Angeles Lakers power forward Julius Randle has established himself as one of the league's most enigmatic prospects...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 10 months ago 28,938 reads 116 comments

  13. Larry Nance Injury: Updates on Lakers PF's Knee and Return

    Los Angeles Lakers power forward Larry Nance Jr. had been sidelined with a sore knee since Jan. 31. However, he has been cleared to return to the lineup. Continue for updates...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 10 months ago 13,381 reads 54 comments

  14. Kobe Bryant Comments on Lakers After Blowout Loss to Hornets

    The Los Angeles Lakers lost 101-82 to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, dropping to a Western Conference-worst 9-41...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 10 months ago 80,049 reads 16 comments

  15. Lakers' D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson Backcourt Showing Promising Future

    LOS ANGELES — Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell might be the two most important players on the Los Angeles Lakers . Both are young and talented and possess several characteristics that are necessary for success in the modern game...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 10 months ago 36,941 reads 65 comments

  16. D'Angelo Russell Trade Rumors: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Lakers PG

    D'Angelo Russell was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers and expected to play a key role in their future, which may happen in a much different way than originally anticipated...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 11 months ago 207,888 reads 509 comments

  17. Like David Blatt, Lakers Head Coach Byron Scott Was Doomed from the Start

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have the second-worst record in the league, own the NBA ’s worst defense since Dec...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 11 months ago 67,051 reads 128 comments

  18. Byron Scott Comments on D'Angelo Russell's Confidence, Recent Performance

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott is not afraid to call out his younger players if he feels like it will help them in the long run...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 11 months ago 11,951 reads 55 comments

  19. 4 Biggest Issues L.A. Lakers Must Address at the Trade Deadline

    More than halfway through the regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers continue to slog along in last place in the Western Conference...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 40,807 reads 16 comments

  20. NBA Players, Coaches Still in Awe of Kobe Bryant's 81-Point Game 10 Years Later

    LOS ANGELES — Every season, one roster is awarded the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Each year there’s an MVP and a scoring champion. But Kobe Bryant 's 81 points on Jan...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 11 months ago 46,031 reads 151 comments

  21. It's Time for Los Angeles Lakers to Give Tarik Black a Shot at Center

    LOS ANGELES — Second-year center Tarik Black is not the L.A. Lakers' most notable player, but nobody on the team is in a more confusing situation...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 11 months ago 38,191 reads 88 comments

  22. Grammy Winner Robert Glasper Teams Up with Nike to Create Kobe Bryant Theme Song

    If you had to set Kobe Bryant 's career to a theme song, what would it be? Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Robert Glasper sought to capture the Los Angeles Lakers star's ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 11 months ago 19,484 reads 8 comments

  23. Bryant Moves into 2nd Place on Lakers' All-Time Assists List

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant used a big first-quarter performance in Sunday's 112-95 loss to the Houston Rockets to move past Hall of Famer Jerry West for the second ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 11 months ago 10,478 reads 20 comments

  24. Under-the-Radar Moves Los Angeles Lakers Could Make Before NBA's Trade Deadline

    There may not be a lot of trade chatter surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers at the moment. But Mitch Kupchak has always been a stealthy general manager when it comes to such things...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 119,333 reads 9 comments

  25. Kobe Bryant Trademarks Phrase: 'Friends Hang Sometimes Banners Hang Forever'

    Being Kobe's friend means you'll always be second-best. To what, you ask? His championship rings! The Black Mamba's been busy investing with his business Kobe, Inc., created in 2014, including Body Armor and The Player's Tribune...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 11 months ago 52,865 reads 82 comments