Oh Man, The Lakers Are In Big, Big Trouble

Yep, the Lakers really are going with this whole "play terrible basketball on purpose" thing. Last night against the Rockets, they attempted 10 three-pointers as a team—two more than Houston's Trevor Ariza fired up by himself—and sent the Rockets to the free-throw line 50 times. They did both of those things on… » 10/29/14 9:55am Wednesday 9:55am

Kobe And Dwight Howard Talk Shit To Each Other, Get Double Technicals

Dwight Howard left the Lakers a season ago, but because of Kobe Bryant's achilles injury, the two haven't played against each other since their ill-fated partnership blew up in everybody's face. If you thought things between the two were all good, well, you don't know Kobe Bryant very well. » 10/29/14 1:26am Wednesday 1:26am

Jeanie Buss Goes In On "Losers" Who Don't Want To Play With Kobe

Things aren't going so great for the Los Angeles Lakers right now. Their head coach is dead set on implementing a caveman brand of basketball that may very well turn the Lakers into the worst team in the NBA, and a recent story by ESPN's Henry Abbott painted Kobe Bryant as a self-sabotaging sociopath whom nobody wants… » 10/23/14 1:54pm 10/23/14 1:54pm

Anonymous NBA Agents: Nobody Wants To Play With Kobe Bryant

ESPN has dropped a feature on Kobe Bryant in the latest issue of ESPN: The Magazine, and it's a doozy. The title "Is Kobe Bryant the reason for the Los Angeles Lakers' downfall?" seems misleadingly non-committal, as author Henry Abbott clearly believes that the answer is an unequivocal "yes." The piece—which is heavy… » 10/20/14 11:55pm 10/20/14 11:55pm

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 10/15/14 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