1. Breaking Down the Los Angeles Lakers' Potential Path to Paul George

    LOS ANGELES — On Sunday, the Indiana Pacers were eliminated from the postseason in four games by the Cleveland Cavaliers , 106-102...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 40 minutes ago 1,189 reads 0 comments

  2. Lakers Rumors: Paul George Didn't Hide Intention to Play for LA with Pacers

    Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George reportedly was open about his desire to play for the Los Angeles Lakers , his former teammates say...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 23 hours ago 54,667 reads 0 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant Performs Slam Poem About Steve Urkel on 'The Tonight Show'

    A stone-faced assassin on the court, the retired Kobe Bryant loosened up by performing a slam poem about Family Matters ' Steve Urkel on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon ...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 23 hours ago 15,534 reads 0 comments

  4. Ranking the Best Athletes of the 2017 NBA Draft Class

    When it comes to the NBA draft, teams love to chase upside and potential. Often times, those categories are heavily driven by athletic ability...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 days ago 21,447 reads 0 comments

  5. Biggest Takeaways from Los Angeles Lakers' 2016-17 NBA Season

    For a franchise with a history as rich as the Los Angeles Lakers , a 26-win season hardly seems like a watershed moment...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 6 days ago 14,607 reads 0 comments

  6. Ranking the Best Handles in 2017 NBA Draft Class

    The 2017 NBA draft class will be loaded with point guards who dazzle off the dribble. The sharper the handle, the tougher a player is to contain in isolation and ball-screen situations...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 days ago 20,472 reads 0 comments

  7. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Ranking Top 100

    You've seen how the league's best point guards stacked up against one another, learning whether Russell Westbrook or James Harden reigned supreme and how far down in the pecking order Stephen Curry sits on the heels of back-to-back MVPs...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 days ago 376,056 reads 0 comments

  8. Believe It or Not, the 2016-17 Season Was a Success for the Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — For the first time in two decades, the Los Angeles Lakers gathered together for training camp in late September without future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant on the roster...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 9 days ago 25,125 reads 0 comments

  9. NBA Power Rankings as Playoffs Begin

    This will be the last set of power rankings that includes all 30 NBA teams for a while. Shed a tear if you need to. For the most part, the 82-game schedule sorted things out...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 12 days ago 142,629 reads 0 comments

  10. Metta World Peace Says Lakers Probably Won't Bring Him Back Next Season

    Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace said Thursday that Magic Johnson, the team's new president of basketball operations, told him he likely won't be back with the organization for the 2017-18 NBA season...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 13 days ago 9,075 reads 0 comments

  11. B/R Kicks: Revisiting Kobe Bryant's Signature Sneakers

    Bidding farewell to Kobe Bryant after his retirement at the conclusion of the 2015-16 NBA season remains a hurdle many of us in the sneaker community haven't yet climbed over...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 13 days ago 7,998 reads 0 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant's Last Game, from the Players, Reporters and Coaches Who Were There

    "Mamba out." As last lines go, this falls somewhere between "Rosebud" and whatever the last line of Ghost in the Shell was. Like Kobe Bryant 's trademark playing style, it seemed to be both totally extemporaneous and meticulously planned...

    Dave Schilling Written by Dave Schilling about 13 days ago 54,221 reads 0 comments

  13. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Centers

    Youth continues to reign supreme for NBA centers. Though a few wily veterans have maintained spots near the top, five of the 10 best have yet to celebrate their 25th birthdays...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 14 days ago 146,535 reads 0 comments

  14. Each Non-NBA Playoff Team's Key Offseason Decision

    For most of the NBA , there’s too much to do right now to start thinking about next season. Scouting playoff matchups, getting guys healthy and ready for a long postseason ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 14 days ago 56,143 reads 0 comments

  15. From D-League Tryout to Lakers Dream Job, David Nwaba 'Enjoying Every Second'

    LOS ANGELES — The courts at Palms Middle School were uneven. Only some of the baskets had chain nets; others were bare or bent. Blades of grass snuck through cracks in the pavement...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 15 days ago 10,502 reads 0 comments

  16. End-of-Season Grades for Each Los Angeles Lakers Player

    For a team that seemed destined for yet another draft lottery pick, the Los Angeles Lakers have recently turned an unexpected corner by winning again. The Purple and Gold have been victorious in their last four games...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 15 days ago 14,581 reads 0 comments

  17. D'Angelo Russell Hits Game-Winner, Then Reveals Grandma Died Earlier on Sunday

    Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell had some extra motivation Sunday when he hit the game-winning three-pointer in his team's 110-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 16 days ago 106,999 reads 0 comments

  18. Lakers Assistant GM Glenn Carraro Resigns After 17 Years with Franchise

    Los Angeles Lakers assistant general manager Glenn Carraro resigned Thursday, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski . Lakers Nation's Serena Winters confirmed the news...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 20 days ago 14,979 reads 0 comments

  19. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Small Forwards

    Can anyone dethrone LeBron James ? The Cleveland Cavaliers small forward has graced the top of the positional rankings for quite some time now, but he has a host of challengers in 2016-17...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 20 days ago 185,869 reads 0 comments

  20. One Question Every NBA Non-Playoff Team Must Answer in Offseason

    Spring is a busy time for everyone in the NBA , one way or another. For more than half the league, it's about preparing for the playoffs, with the Larry O'Brien Trophy on the other end of the rainbow...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 20 days ago 73,873 reads 0 comments

  21. Ranking the Best Iso Scorers of 2017 NBA Draft

    Teams looking for scorers in the 2017 NBA draft will have a handful of promising names to consider. The following five prospects have established themselves as the toughest one-on-one players in June's projected class...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 21 days ago 40,442 reads 0 comments

  22. 5 Statistics That Have Defined Los Angeles Lakers' 2016-17 NBA Season

    For the fourth year in a row, the Los Angels Lakers are one of the worst all-around teams in the NBA . Their offense fizzes in a depressing stew of selfishness...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 22 days ago 15,329 reads 0 comments

  23. Jeanie Buss' Petition to Be Lakers Controlling Owner for Life Confirmed by Judge

    Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David J. Cowan signed off on a deal outlining Jeanie Buss will retain controlling ownership of the Los Angeles Lakers , ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne reported Monday...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 23 days ago 14,624 reads 0 comments

  24. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Shooting Guards

    Modern NBA shooting guards are supposed to do more than their eponymous role. Ideally, they can also serve as lockdown defenders, help create shots for their teammates and crash the glass to end possessions...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 23 days ago 190,152 reads 0 comments

  25. NBA Free Agents Who Could Earn Big Paydays in 2017 Postseason

    Certain NBA players have more at stake during the playoffs than championship pipe dreams and bragging rights. Like money, for instance. Free agency is simple for players with defined values...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 23 days ago 74,125 reads 0 comments