Lakers Baffled That Free Agents Don't Like Their Bad Basketball Team

I don’t want to keep piling on the Lakers (yes I do), but their failed wooing of LaMarcus Aldridge sounds like the biggest free-agency botch since Kobe Bryant spent a couple hours yelling at Dwight Howard across a conference-room table. And each new detail that comes out is sadder and more hilarious than the last. » 7/02/15 9:11am Thursday 9:11am

The Kings Are Screwed No Matter What Happens To DeMarcus Cousins

Things are happening quickly. On Monday, Yahoo reported that new Kings coach George Karl is looking to ship DeMarcus Cousins out of town. (Crazy!) On Tuesday, ESPN reported that Kings owner Vivek Ranadive will not allow Karl to trade Sacramento’s stunningly talented young center. (Rational!) With the choices being… » 6/25/15 9:10am 6/25/15 9:10am

Let Carlos Boozer Explain "Holdat" To You

What is life like for a veteran roleplayer on a shitty NBA team? Not that bad, if the tail end of Carlos Boozer's press postmortem today in Los Angeles is any sign. The Lakers forward took his opportunity when prompted to explain exactly what he means when he says "holdat!" (And how it can happen even on shots he… » 4/16/15 2:51pm 4/16/15 2:51pm

Byron Scott Thinks Some Of His Players Would Frag Him

It has been a remarkable year of quotes from Lakers coach Byron Scott, who has vacillated between pure delusion and brutal honesty with his words. Speaking with reporters after practice yesterday about how he is going to continue to make his very bad team practice hard, he opted for the latter. Via the LA Times: » 4/07/15 9:22pm 4/07/15 9:22pm

The Lakers' Pyrrhic Victory Lays Bare The NBA's Flawed Incentives

With the game tied 111-111 with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, the Lakers' Jordan Clarkson made a layup to defeat the 76ers. Clarkson was the 46th pick in the draft, sandwiched between two guys named Dwight Powell and Russ Smith. Both Powell and Smith have already been traded—in Powell's case three times—and have… » 3/31/15 12:26am 3/31/15 12:26am

Report: Broken Old Mummy Kobe Bryant Out For Season

Kobe Bryant injured his right shoulder Wednesday night against the Pelicans; now, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne is reporting that he'll miss the rest of the season with a torn rotator cuff. Neither Kobe nor the Lakers have confirmed, yet; there's still some talk of uncertainty over whether he'll opt for surgery or "various… » 1/23/15 4:00pm 1/23/15 4:00pm