The Lakers Are Still Jump-Kicking Themselves In The Face

A funny thing happened on Halloween: Perhaps inspired by the children of America— who'd spent the evening taking to the streets in elaborate costumes, pretending to be ghosts and ghouls and ninja turtles rather than little kids—the Lakers decided to dress up as a team that can wring success out of the bad, dumb… » 11/03/14 11:17am 11/03/14 11:17am

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 10:55am 10/29/14 10:55am

The Cavs Are The First Team In Over 25 Years To Have Four No. 1 Picks

With the addition of LeBron James, and assuming that no one is traded from now until the first game (which is obviously not a certainty), the Cleveland Cavaliers will become the first NBA team in more than 25 years to have four number one draft picks playing on the same team. » 7/11/14 6:26pm 7/11/14 6:26pm

Kobe Wants More Of A Say In Who Will Be The Lakers' Sideline Prop

The Lakers are reportedly set to hire former Cavs coach Mike Brown to succeed Phil Jackson. Actual coach/GM Kobe Bryant is said to be "surprised" by the news because he expected to see L.A. assistant Brian Shaw promoted to the position and was "not a part of the decision-making process." [SI] » 5/25/11 1:35pm 5/25/11 1:35pm

The Lakers Had A Group Meltdown In Honor Of Phil Jackson's Final Game

Let's avoid speculating about why the Lakers are avoiding Kobe Bryant on the court, and why Pau Gasol broke it off with his girlfriend, and how those two things may or may not be related and may or may not have lead to this 4-0 sweep, and just point out that Los Angeles played like a team — despite earlier claims —… » 5/08/11 8:00pm 5/08/11 8:00pm

Kobe Finally Makes His Chinese Pop Debut

Just a few months ago, Kobe Bryant appeared in a Sprite commercial with Jay Chou, a Taiwanese pop singer and actor, and it was really dumb. The Black Mamba appears to have also agreed to an extended cameo in Chou's new single, "- 天地一鬥 (Tian Di Yi Dou)." We knew that Kobe was a rather unimaginative marketer with a… » 4/06/11 1:40pm 4/06/11 1:40pm

Last Night's Lakers-Mavs Game Got A Little Bit Brawl-y

The Lakers and the Mavs kept things interesting in one of the most under-scheduled nights of the NBA season last night: five players were ejected after a shoving match that began with Jason Terry and Steve Blake. The refs sent out two players from each team (Dallas's Terry and Brendan Haywood and Los Angeles's Blake… » 4/01/11 11:40am 4/01/11 11:40am

Front Row At The Spurs Game Is Awesome Until Ron Artest Spills Coffee…

This Spurs fan, identified only as "Bob," sure picked the wrong Spurs game to sit court-side for free in a white Oxford! Bob, to his credit, was very understanding about the coffee-in-face situation, even when Lisa Salters attempted to one-up him with yet another harrowing tale of gravity in the sideline interview. » 3/07/11 12:25pm 3/07/11 12:25pm