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  1. Byron Scott is frustrated with Lakers’ defense, threatens changes. To what?

    Nov 17, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers

    Byron Scott may be sick of the way his team defends, but he doesn’t have other cards to play.

  2. Kobe Bryant now = Jordan with Wizards? Kobe, Byron Scott see parallels.

    Nov 7, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    There are parallels, but there are a lot of differences, too.

  3. Lakers’ Ronnie Price sets up Wesley Johnson for huge slam (VIDEO)

    Oct 20, 2014, 8:30 AM EST

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Wesley Johnson is at his best in transition.

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

    Sep 11, 2014, 1:29 AM EST

    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.

  5. Lakers give Julyan Stone second work out

    Sep 5, 2014, 3:44 PM EST

    Julyan Stone; Danny Green

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

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

    Aug 16, 2014, 12:05 AM EST

    Paul George

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

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

    Aug 7, 2014, 1:05 PM EST

    Flip Saunders

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

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

    Jun 23, 2014, 12:02 PM EST

    Chris Paul, Xavier Henry

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

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

    May 22, 2014, 9:55 AM EST

    Kevin Love

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

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

    Mar 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:37 AM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 4, 2014, 2:57 AM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 20, 2014, 2:20 AM EST

    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,…

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

    Feb 13, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 5, 2014, 12:50 AM EST

    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…

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

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:03 PM EST

    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…

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

    Dec 24, 2013, 6:29 PM EST

    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…

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

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:10 PM EST

    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…

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

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:07 AM EST

    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…

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

    Dec 2, 2013, 4:10 PM EST

    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…

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

    Nov 30, 2013, 12:45 AM EST

    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,…

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