Lakers @ Pechanga Recreation Center

LOS ANGELES – (Oct. 16, 2013) – Gearing up for the first game of their regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Los Angeles Lakers made a preseason practice stop at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Indian Reservation in Temecula, Calif. On Thursday, October 16 from...

Lakers and The Mavs keep it civil before playoff meeting

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP)—Although they had quite a combustible meeting last month, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks claim the clubs’ first playoff meeting in 23 years is too important for any thuggish, boorish behavior. Matt Barnes(notes) has already been there,...

Kobe lifts Lakers to 3-2 lead

By Sam Amick LOS ANGELES – Upon further examination, it’s quite obvious why Kobe Bryant didn’t want his much talked-about left ankle to be examined following the Lakers’ Game 4 failure. He wanted to keep the surgically inserted spring a secret....

Lakers, again, look vulnerable in playoffs

By Zach Lowe The Lakers and Hornets are tied 2-2 and just about everyone is shocked. Perhaps we shouldn’t be. I’m as guilty of it as anyone: When it came time to predict every playoffs series, I called for the Lakers to sweep the Hornets (whoops!) en route to winning...

Odom shows why he’s the Sixth Man of the Year

By Lee Jenkins LOS ANGELES – The Lakers treated the Sixth Man Award as if it were the first trophy they ever won, the entire team crowding into a hotel ballroom Tuesday afternoon, Kobe Bryant leading a standing ovation, Lamar Odom tearing up at the podium as he gave thanks....

Chris Paul takes over as Hornets shock Lakers in Game 1

By Lee Jenkins LOS ANGELES – Anybody cruising downtown Los Angeles on Sunday morning, either up early or out late, might have spotted a four-time All Star strolling wide-eyed through the city streets. Chris Paul bypassed the team bus and walked from his hotel to Staples...

Eyes on the prize: NBA playoff preview

By Ian Thomsen On the eve of the playoffs I’m picking the Lakers to beat Boston in the NBA Finals, though I continue to question my choice in the East – Miami may yet become the best postseason team in the conference… Rating The Four Tiers Of Playoff Contenders...

NBA fines Kobe $100,000 for slur

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The NBA fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 on Wednesday for using a derogatory gay term in frustration over a referee’s call. NBA Commissioner David Stern issued a swift disciplinary ruling after the Los Angeles Lakers’ five-time NBA champion guard...

Lakers snap 5-game skid, but Andrew Bynum injured

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Andrew Bynum awkwardly sprawled onto the court, staying down for an uncomfortably long moment. The 7-foot center then walked cautiously to the locker room with more than one teammate staring at his perpetually problematic knees. The Los Angeles Lakers...

Five players ejected as Lakers beat the Mavs

LOS ANGELES (AP) – In case there was any doubt, the Los Angeles Lakers showed they aren’t going to be knocked around during their quest for a third straight NBA championship. When push comes to shove, they can be physical with the best of them. Just ask the Dallas...