Jeremy Lin Wishes Kobe Would Let Him Shoot A Game-Winner

On Friday, the Los Angeles Hindenburgs Lakers actually hung tight with a Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder squad. Down 104-103 in the waning seconds, the Lakers were cued up for a Kobe Bryant game-winning shot attempt. Despite getting a solid look from the left elbow, Bryant's shot was just off the mark. We all… » 12/20/14 9:06am 12/20/14 9:06am

John Wall Destroyed The Lakers Last Night

Kobe Bryant and Nick Young hit a bunch of fluky long jumpers in a row during the second quarter of the Lakers' game in DC last night; with around six minutes left in the half they led by 11 points, and if you saw the score (47-36) crawl across the bottom of your screen just then, you might've thought, Damn, they're… » 12/04/14 1:22pm 12/04/14 1:22pm

Kobe Bryant Airballs From Siberia As The Lakers Lose by 34

The other day my colleague Albert Burneko worried that Nick Young's return had improbably elevated the Lakers from "gonzo terribleness to bland mediocrity." Worried because the Lakers' spectacular brand of suck has been the most entertaining subplot early in this surprisingly dismal NBA season, and that would be… » 11/22/14 2:54pm 11/22/14 2:54pm

Nick Young And Jordan Hill Briefly Make Being A Laker Seem Fun

Outside of the Philadelphia 76ers, there is no more depressing (although we find them more darkly hilarious) team in the NBA than the Los Angeles Lakers. That might be changing with the return of Nick Young, though, who has helped the Lakers to two straight wins after missing the team's 1-9 start due to injury. » 11/20/14 11:03am 11/20/14 11:03am

Kobe And The Lakers Do Dumb Shit; Anthony Davis Dismisses Them

The ridiculous, bad-basketball-playin'-ass Lakers lost again last night, 109-102 in New Orleans, to fall to 1-7. Basically, they performed how you might expect them to on the second night of a road back-to-back: they won the first quarter with some fluky hot shooting, then sagged badly in the middle quarters, then did… » 11/13/14 11:24am 11/13/14 11:24am

All Hail Kobe Bryant And The Lakers, Lords Of Madness

First things first: You don't get to miss more shots than anybody else in NBA history by being bad at basketball. That record would be Larry Hughes's if he didn't, y'know, suck at everything, and in this sense, the all-time missed-shots record is a perverse monument to Kobe Bryant's greatness. He missed more shots… » 11/12/14 2:03pm 11/12/14 2:03pm

Lakers Guard Wayne Ellington Leaves Team After Father Shot And Killed

Lakers shooting guard Wayne Ellington Jr. has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the team after his father was shot and killed in Philadelphia on Sunday night, according to a statement from the team. NBC's Philadelphia affiliate reports that police responding to a car crash in Philadelphia's Germantown… » 11/11/14 9:18pm 11/11/14 9:18pm

The Crazy Kobe Trade Ideas Season Is Now Open

One of the many joys of a high-profile NBA team collapsing is when the desperate homers and old-fart national columnists who, weirdly, don't pay any actual attention to the NBA begin wildly overestimating what the team could get back by trading away its bad players. Hey, the Knicks are in the toilet now, but if they… » 11/10/14 5:49pm 11/10/14 5:49pm