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  1. Lakers coach Byron Scott plans to start Nash, Boozer, bring in Young as sixth man

    Sep 11, 2014, 1:29 AM EDT

    Byron Scott

    A second unit of Jeremy Lin, Nick Young and Julius Randle will be a lot of fun. It won’t defend, but it will be entertaining.

  2. Lakers give Julyan Stone second work out

    Sep 5, 2014, 3:44 PM EDT

    Julyan Stone; Danny Green

    Stone also has interest from Cavaliers, Clippers, Heat, Kings and Spurs

  3. Paul George says number change to 13 (PG-13) was about coming into his own

    Aug 16, 2014, 12:05 AM EDT

    Paul George

    Someday his story could make a good cheesy Disney sports movie.

  4. Let’s give a golf clap to Flip Saunders for handling Love trade well

    Aug 7, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

    Flip Saunders

    If not an outright win for Saunders, this proposed trade is as close to it as he would get.

  5. Why the Lakers shouldn’t re-sign their role players to one-year contracts

    Jun 23, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

    Chris Paul, Xavier Henry

    By the way, Lakers and Xavier Henry both want him to stay in Los Angeles next season

  6. Is Kevin Love the best player who didn’t make the playoffs in his first six seasons?

    May 22, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Love is the best player to spend his first six seasons on the same team without making the playoffs.

  7. Paul Pierce’s move to power forward adds twist to his career, Brooklyn Nets’ season

    Mar 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Amir Johnson; Mirza Teletovic; Alan Anderson

    BOSTON – On Paul Pierce’s first defensive possession as the Brooklyn Nets’ full-time starting power forward, Serge Ibaka backed him down on the block. Pierce bodied Ibaka, keeping him out of the paint, and Ibaka threw the ball away. On the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next possession, Ibaka posted up Pierce again. Pierce hardly yielded an…

  8. Monday night NBA grades: Masked LeBron James is a bad mutha (Shut your mouth)

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:37 AM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while watching Lionel Messi be Lionel Messi…. Masked LeBron James, Miami Heat. The rest of the teams may petition the NBA asking that LeBron not be allowed to wear any mask again. In the three games since coming back and wearing a mask he is…

  9. Lakers’ Wesley’s Johnson’s game-winning alley-oop inbounds play to beat Blazers (VIDEO)

    Mar 4, 2014, 2:57 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trail Blazers

    Portland had battled back from 14 down to take a one-point lead and it looked like they would hand the Lakers another painful loss. The Lakers hadn’t scored a field goal in the final six minutes and looked defeated. Then this happened. It’s a play the Lakers have run before (against Detroit): Jordan Farmar fakes…

  10. Dwight Howard gets booed by Lakers fans, responds with efficient 20 points in Rockets win

    Feb 20, 2014, 2:20 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    This game played out pretty much exactly as expected. Dwight Howard made his return to Staples Center and was lustily booed by Lakers fans. Then the game tipped off and the Rockets went out of their way to feed Howard in the post — he scored the Rockets first six points and had eight points,…

  11. Extra Pass: Jimmer Fredette salvaging NBA career with long 3-pointers

    Feb 13, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Jimmer Fredette

    Jimmer Fredette – the bright lights of Madison Square Garden shining on him – walked the ball up court and called out a play. Of course, Fredette has never been big on plays. His freelancing, gunning style endeared him to fans at Brigham Young, where he carried the program to unprecedented heights. Fredette noticed his…

  12. Welcome back: Steve Nash throws halfcourt alley-oop pass in return (VIDEO)

    Feb 5, 2014, 12:50 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Minnesota Timberwolves

    There were plenty of moments in his return where Steve Nash looked rusty, but there were moments where he looked like the Steve Nash we remember as well. For an example of the latter, check out the half-court alley-oop pass to Wesley Johnson from Nash. Nash had nine assists but it wasn’t enough to lift…

  13. Lakers make it interesting late before eventually falling to Heat

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

    lebron nick young

    The Lakers don’t have much in the way of talent these days, and looking at a starting lineup that includes Ryan Kelly, Kendall Marshall and Wesley Johnson may feel like a strong sign that the basketball equivalent of the apocalypse has descended on Los Angeles. But what the team does have is an above average…

  14. Jordan Farmar cleared to return, will start for Lakers vs. Heat

    Dec 24, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

    jordan farmar

    The Lakers have had more than their fair share of injury issues for the second straight season, but they’ll be getting a little bit of help back in the lineup just in time for Christmas. Jordan Farmar has missed the last 10 games with a torn hamstring, one of three L.A. point guards (along with…

  15. Expect to see facilitator Kobe in his return to Lakers

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

    BKN-BLAZERS-LAKERS

    LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant is back — he was walking around the Lakers’ locker room pregame in uniform ready to go — and he is going to try to score. It’s what he does. But don’t be surprised if on his return Sunday night against Toronto you see a lot of the dishing, facilitating…

  16. Monday night NBA Grades: Tim Duncan does not age

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:07 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v San Antonio Spurs

    We know you missed some NBA action Monday night between watching the Seahawks win and catching Ron Burgundy anchor an actual newscast. So to help you out, here are our NBA grades for Monday. Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs. Slump? What slump? With his 23 points and 21 rebounds Duncan became the oldest player in…

  17. Lakers’ point guard Jordan Farmar out 4 weeks with torn hamstring

    Dec 2, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Brooklyn Nets

    The Lakers injury woes just continue (for a second consecutive season). Jordan Farmar, who has played well as a reserve point guard for the Lakers this season sparking a bench unit that has been key to their 9-9 record, will be out for a month with a torn left hamstring, the team announced Monday. Farmar…

  18. Lakers execute halfcourt alley-oop to end the first half against Pistons for second straight season (VIDEO)

    Nov 30, 2013, 12:45 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Washington Wizards

    Kobe Bryant is injured and Earl Clark is gone in free agency, but the play those two ran in Detroit to end the first half against the Pistons a season ago was alive and well on Friday. The play above shows Steve Blake inbounding the ball from just inside the halfcourt line on the sideline,…

  19. Wes Johnson gets up for the reverse slam on Paul Pierce (VIDEO)

    Nov 27, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers’ Wesley Johnson is as athletic as they come, and he got the opportunity to put some of that skill on display in the first quarter against the Nets on Wednesday. While Paul Pierce ultimately ends up on the poster here, to be fair to him his decision to contest came when it was…

  20. With Kobe staying as highest-paid player in NBA, the Lakers can rebuild but it’s not easy

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant has signed a contract extension and is staying on with the Lakers for two more seasons. That news made Lakers nation happy — go to a Lakers game and you see the flood of 24 jerseys in the crowd — you quickly realize why the Lakers could not let him go at any…

  21. Ben McLemore, Wesley Johnson had big dunks Sunday night (VIDEO)

    Nov 25, 2013, 8:42 AM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers victory over the Kings Sunday night saw a couple big dunks we thought we would show you. First (above), Wesley Johnson gets the steal and is on the breakaway, so he puts on a little high-flying show with his dunk. Not to be outdone, Ben McLemore of the Kings had a dunk of…

  22. The Extra Pass: You may not believe this, but a D’Antoni team is winning with defense, plus game recaps

    Nov 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — Six games ago, a frustrated Mike D’Antoni decided to shake up the rotation of his struggling 3-5 Lakers: Chris Kaman was out of the starting lineup, Jordan Hill was in; Nick Young became a sixth man and Wesley Johnson became the starting three; and with Steve Nash out Jodie Meeks became Steve…

  23. With Kobe’s return on horizon, so is shift in Lakers’ identity

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

    LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant is back practicing with the Lakers (as of this past weekend), creating a lot of buzz around the team. However that doesn’t mean his return to the court is imminent. Kobe said previously it likely would be two to three weeks after he returned to practice that he could play…

  24. Lakers’ Wesley Johnson was putting on a show (VIDEOS)

    Nov 18, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers were trying to get out and run Sunday night for two key reasons: 1) They are a Mike D’Antoni team, it’s what they do; 2) The Pistons’ transition defense is not good. It worked, the Lakers won 114-99. The biggest beneficiary of that may have been Wesley Johnson, who likes to run the…

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