The Lakers Will Play Terrible Basketball, On Purpose

Byron Scott gave an interview last week following the Lakers' first preseason game; it went largely ignored, because preseason is stupid and no one cares. But with the Lakers looking like one of the more conspicuous disasters going so far—without any plans of tanking, bear in mind—let's take a quick look at just how… » 10/15/14 10:58am Wednesday 10:58am

Kobe Bryant Is A Robot Sage Hellbent On Winning Everything

Chris Ballard went long on Kobe Bryant for Sports Illustrated and it's an illuminating look into the extent of Kobe's mania for winning. He values winning so much more than everything else, even being liked by his own teammates, that when asked to describe him in three words Steve Nash chose "mother fucking asshole." » 8/23/14 4:03pm 8/23/14 4:03pm

Julius Randle Made Everyone Feel Very Old After He Got Drafted

Julius Randle was pretty damn excited when the Los Angeles Lakers drafted him with the seventh overall pick last night. After the draft, he took to Instagram to let everyone know that he's always been a Lakers fan, and in the process he inadvertently made a whole bunch of basketball fans feel super, super old. » 6/27/14 4:51pm 6/27/14 4:51pm

Kobe Bryant Won't Apologize For His Contract, And He Shouldn't

Kobe Bryant has heard all the criticism that has been lobbed in his direction since he signed a $48.5 million contract extension with the Lakers. "Selfish," they called him, pointing out how his giant contract will limit the Lakers in free agency. Kobe Bryant thinks that all his critics can go ahead and choke on it. » 11/27/13 10:15am 11/27/13 10:15am