1. Los Angeles Lakers Should Trade Nick Young, but Good Luck Finding a Partner

    Right now, Nick Young is an aging role player, and the Los Angeles Lakers are a very bad basketball team trending toward a total teardown ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 9 months ago 36,836 reads 106 comments

  2. D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle Benched by Lakers vs. Raptors

    In a stunning series of events, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott has benched two of the franchise's faces of the future...

    Daniel Kramer Written by Daniel Kramer about 9 months ago 100,163 reads 287 comments

  3. 4 Hidden Bright Spots for the Los Angeles Lakers So Far

    Bright spots have been in short supply for the Los Angeles Lakers lately. With just three wins to date, this season will be remembered best as Kobe Bryant ’s final stand, punctuated by sporadic glimmers of his once-legendary skills...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 9 months ago 15,651 reads 10 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant Reconnects with High School Point Guard in Philadelphia

    Kobe Bryant got a warm welcome when the Los Angeles Lakers traveled east to take on his hometown team, the Philadelphia 76ers , on Tuesday night...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 9 months ago 118,830 reads 26 comments

  5. Kobe Bryant Told Byron Scott About Retirement During Game vs. Trail Blazers

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott said Friday that Kobe Bryant informed him of his decision to retire at season's end in the middle of a recent loss to the Portland Trail Blazers ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 9 months ago 40,862 reads 78 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant Told Dwyane Wade He Was Retiring in a Cold Tub in Heat's Facility

    As we all know by now, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is retiring at the end of this season. So every game from now on carries a little more weight than before—especially ...

    Drew Corrigan Written by Drew Corrigan about 9 months ago 165,628 reads 239 comments

  7. 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 9 months ago 50,742 reads 214 comments

  8. 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 9 months ago 115,368 reads 321 comments

  9. 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 9 months ago 71,491 reads 212 comments

  10. 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 9 months ago 21,022 reads 34 comments

  11. 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 9 months ago 177,376 reads 351 comments

  12. 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 9 months ago 140,140 reads 354 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 39,488 reads 76 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 5,795 reads 8 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 33,340 reads 17 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 142,073 reads 318 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 13,501 reads 81 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 26,851 reads 194 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 8,425 reads 109 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 1,762 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 46,466 reads 242 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 20,849 reads 13 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 24,289 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 48,998 reads 267 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 22,318 reads 71 comments