Preview: Raptors vs. Lakers

Led by Kobe Bryant on offense and Dwight Howard on defense, the Lakers (31-31) stormed back from a 25-point deficit to defeat the stunned Hornets, 108-102. A loss would have been devastating to their goal of reaching the playoffs, but the purple and gold dugged deep and got themselves within a game and a half […]

Kobe Bryant is Still Very Hungry

If the difference between a superstar and a legend is winning, then Kobe Bryant's legacy in the NBA is far from being written. His leadership has been criticized but very few realize that, like players and coaches in the NBA, no 2 leaders are alike. It just so happens that Kobe's way isn't about talking […]

Preview: Lakers vs. Thunder

By winning 14 of their next 18 games after losing 4-consecutive games in January, the Lakers (30-30) have climbed their way back to within 2 games of the final spot in the west. The Jazz have slid down as the 8th seed thanks to their 1-4 record over the last 5 games. Utah and Golden […]

Preview: Hawks vs. Lakers

There's nothing that can change the entire attitude of a team better than winning. The Lakers (29-30) have won 9 of their 13 games in the month of February, including 7 straight games at Staples Center. They'll look for their 8th-straight tonight against the Atlanta Hawks (33-24). Much of the attention in Atlanta has been […]

Preview: Timberwolves vs. Lakers

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow." — Thomas Paine That quote from Thomas Paine seemed to have become the attitude of the Lakers […]

Lakers Big 3 Must Take Better Responsibility for Rest of the Season

Not a lot of people expected the Lakers to beat the Nuggets in Denver, especially on the 2nd night of a back-to-back. But that kind of doubt shouldn't apply to the Lakers themselves. Not now. And not when they're this close to making the 8 teams that are currently in the heirarchy of the playoffs […]

Preview: Lakers vs. Nuggets

With another impressive victory on the road in Dallas on Sunday, the Lakers (28-29) have fought their way back within a single game of the .500 mark since Dec. 28, 2012. More importantly, they are now within 2 and a half games behind the 8th seed Rockets in the west. But the Lakers don't have […]

Preview: Trailblazers vs. Lakers

It has been an emotional week for the Lakers (26-29) since the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss. His loss seems to have given the team the type of motivation that could propel them to capture at least the 8th spot in the west. Against Boston on Wednesday, Laker fans saw a totally different team out […]

Preview: Celtics vs. Lakers

It's anybody's guess why the Lakers (25-29) have yet to find that motivation to go out and lay everything on the floor to help themselves win games. The passing of the legendary Dr. Jerry Buss Monday morning could be that push they need to make a historical run in the remaining 28 games to make […]

What Jerry Buss Meant to This Fan

Basketball didn't exist for me until a big kid nicknamed "Roy Roy" introduced me to the game by force after he had told me that the only way I was going to get my '69 Dodge Charger Matchbox that he had just snatched from me was to sink 2 free-throws. I was about 6 at […]

Preview: Lakers vs. Suns

The Lakers (24-28) return home after finishing a 4-3 effort in their longest road trip of the season. That road trip started in a shocking 92-86 loss to the Phoenix Suns (17-35), a team that was and still at the bottom of the Western Conference. Needless to say, the purple and gold are looking for […]

Preview: Lakers vs. Bobcats

Last night's humiliating loss to the Celtics was simply one of those nights when the Lakers (23-27) played terrible and Boston couldn't do anything wrong even if they tried. And just like clockwork, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard were blamed for the loss. But Howard was aggressive on offense and on the boards despite clearly […]

Preview: Lakers vs. Celtics

The only true rivalry in the NBA will have its first showcase of the season in Beantown tonight. The Lakers (23-26) and Boston Celtics (25-23) are dealing with key injuries, but the purple and gold will most likely be without their 2 star big men. The Celtics lost starting point guard Rajon Rondo for the […]

Gasol Out At Least 6 Weeks

As if the Lakers needed another adversity, CBS Sports' Ken Berger has reported via Twitter that 4-time All-Star Pau Gasol will miss at least 6 weeks after getting an MRI exam on his injured right foot in Boston. Pau Gasol has a partial tear of his plantar fascia and is expected to be out at […]