1. Byron Scott on NBA Head Coaching: 'Loyalty Is Not What It Used to Be'

    Life as an NBA head coach is always spent dangling over the edge. Except for a precious few who are exempt from a sudden ax, the position comes with virtually no job security...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 32,383 reads 105 comments

  2. Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Los Angeles' Offseason Plans

    The Los Angeles Lakers are still in the process of rebuilding, but this offseason represents the chance to make big steps back toward contention...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 4 months ago 55,093 reads 10 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant, 'Sports Illustrated' Announce 'Dear Basketball' Project Partnership

    Retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant captivated many with his "Dear Basketball" poem for the Players' Tribune last year, and it will soon come to life in conjunction with Sports Illustrated ...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 4 months ago 18,564 reads 43 comments

  4. Byron Scott Comments on Being Fired by Lakers, Luke Walton's Hiring

    Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott appeared on ESPN's The Jump with host Rachel Nichols on Wednesday and said he thought he would be given one more season at the helm of the team's rebuilding efforts, per Baxter Holmes of ESPN...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 4 months ago 38,163 reads 80 comments

  5. Lakers Rumors: Luke Walton Reportedly Interested in Adding Brian Shaw to Staff

    New Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton is looking to put together his staff, and he reportedly has his eye on Brian Shaw...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 4 months ago 52,680 reads 13 comments

  6. Lakers Trade Rumors: LA Reportedly Would Deal No. 1 Pick in 2016 NBA Draft

    The NBA draft lottery is still two weeks away, but rumors are already swirling regarding what the Los Angeles Lakers will do with the No. 1 pick, should the pingpong balls bounce their way on May 17...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 248,164 reads 312 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant Followed Everywhere by Fans During Disneyland Outing

    The most beloved character at Disneyland? Here are some hints: 1. He's a legend. 2. His name starts with "M." 3. He's a very "animated" guy...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 4 months ago 37,616 reads 41 comments

  8. Magic Johnson Says Lakers Should Chase LeBron James, Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan

    Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson has gaudy standards for who the storied franchise should chase on the free-agent market this summer...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 4 months ago 75,786 reads 249 comments

  9. Obama Takes Cue from Kobe, Imitates 'Mamba Out' Mic Drop at WHCD

    President Barack Obama wrapped up his final White House correspondents' dinner speech with quite the sign-off. "Obama out." Yep...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 149,682 reads 424 comments

  10. Luke Walton Must Introduce the Los Angeles Lakers to Modern NBA Basketball

    The Los Angeles Lakers are at rock bottom but believe they’ve found the coach who can shepherd them back into title contention...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 63,851 reads 158 comments

  11. Luke Walton Brings Fresh Start, Hope for Resurgence to Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers ’ magic was in the air again, and it was electric. For more than six hours Thursday, three men who love the Lakers huddled, bonded ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 158,444 reads 291 comments

  12. Luke Walton Comments on Becoming Lakers Head Coach, Warriors and More

    The Los Angeles Lakers announced that they hired former Golden State Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton to be their head coach Friday...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 4 months ago 18,873 reads 0 comments

  13. Nick Young Escapes Misspelled Tattoo Thanks to Iggy Azalea

    Ball don't lie, and apparently, neither does ink. What Nick Young apparently meant to express with his prospective "Born Reble" tattoo was his bold nonconformity to authority, social norms and expectations...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 4 months ago 155,132 reads 40 comments

  14. Kobe Bryant-Signed No. 8 Hardwood from Final Game Listed in NBA Auctions

    No. 8 or No. 24? Countless debate has been waged over which of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant 's jersey numbers should be hung in the rafters of the Staples Center...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 4 months ago 35,264 reads 44 comments

  15. The Los Angeles Lakers Are Finally Like Everybody Else

    For much, if not all, of their history, the Los Angeles Lakers have been NBA royalty. They've won far more than they've lost, with sharp coaching, revered stars and, above all else, Lady Luck permanently affixed on their shoulders...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 85,026 reads 152 comments

  16. Who's the Best Fit as the Next Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers?

    With Byron Scott relieved of his head coaching duties after a disastrous 2015-16 season, as reported by The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski , the Los Angeles Lakers are in need of a new coach to guide their franchise back to prominence...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 4 months ago 11,537 reads 73 comments

  17. LA Lakers Brass Still Can't See Obvious Path Forward After Byron Scott Firing

    LOS ANGELES — There was a temptation for Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak to keep Byron Scott on as head coach. At least it would've projected some semblance of stability for the proud Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 199,173 reads 208 comments

  18. Luke Walton Named Lakers Head Coach

    The Los Angeles Lakers fired Byron Scott on April 24, but it didn't take them long to find his replacement, as the team announced it has chosen its next head coach. Continue for updates...

    Danny Webster Written by Danny Webster about 4 months ago 106,096 reads 225 comments

  19. Byron Scott Fired by Lakers: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    The Los Angeles Lakers   announced they have fired head coach Byron Scott on Sunday following the team's third consecutive season of missing the playoffs. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical initially reported the news, citing sources...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 4 months ago 123,320 reads 451 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant Learned to Play Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' for Vanessa by Ear

    Kobe Bryant is not one to take the easy road. Even when it comes to learning to play the piano—which he did by ear. No formal lessons. Why? Well, he wanted to play "something nice" for his wife, Vanessa...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 36,516 reads 57 comments

  21. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers closed out a miserable season on a high note as Kobe Bryant capped his extraordinary career with a 60-point night...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 86,940 reads 233 comments

  22. Bag of Air from Kobe Bryant's Final Career Game Is for Sale

    You might have wondered what the feeling in the air was like at Staples Center for Kobe Bryant 's final career game Wednesday—and now you can know for certain, for a starting bid of $1...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 171,893 reads 114 comments

  23. Kanye Puts the 'I Feel Like Kobe' Shirt He Wore to Kobe's Last Game Up for Sale

    Kanye West passed on the No. 24 jersey and instead opted for his own purple-and-gold threads for Kobe Bryant 's farewell on Wednesday night—and now, you can own it too...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 5 months ago 56,592 reads 90 comments

  24. Byron Scott Comments on Future with Lakers, Fan Criticism and More

    With the confetti now settled following Kobe Bryant 's final game, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott must look to the future and his place with the franchise after posting a 38-126 record over the last two seasons...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 15,890 reads 147 comments

  25. LA Lakers Paid Immeasurable Price for Kobe Bryant's Farewell Tour

    The Los Angeles Lakers closed out their 2015-16 season Wednesday night with perhaps the defining performance of Kobe Bryant ’s career...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 240,088 reads 251 comments