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Game Plans To Win The Closely Matched Western Conference | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.18.2013 | Sports

It only took the Western Conference the entire season to sort out the playoff seeding, but that just makes them that much better. Kobe Bryant has suff...

Lakers Move Up To 7th Seed

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 04.18.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Dwight Howard had a simple message for the Lakers after Chandler Parsons' 34-foot, line-drive 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer added ...

Lakers Win Without Kobe

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 06.14.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — An empty chair sat in front of Kobe Bryant's locker Sunday night, and the Los Angeles Lakers realized they would have to fill it t...

Lakers Keep Playoffs Hopes Alive

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 06.09.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant looked around, drew in a breath and gathered himself. Time for one of the game's best closers to get to work with the ...

LA Lakers 2013 Champs

Sharief Easterling | Posted 05.22.2013 | Sports
Sharief Easterling

Kobe merely guaranteed a postseason appearance, but I'm willing to take it a step further. The Los Angeles Lakers are going to win the championship this season.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Pittsburgh wide receiver Mike Wallace jumps to Miami. Veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez will return for another season in Atlanta.

WATCH: Dwight Booed, Fouled In Return To Orlando

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.09.2013 | Sports

Fans in Orlando let Dwight Howard hear how they felt. His former teammates let him feel it. In his first game back in his old stomping ground sinc...

Well That's a First: Lakers Reach Two Games Above .500

Misha Hyman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Sports
Misha Hyman

Things in Lakerland have been coming together these past few weeks, and Laker Nation is beginning to buzz. Once the postseason comes along, no one will be looking forward to playing Kobe Bryant and his Lakers.

Lakers Make More Progress

AP | JOE HAAKENSON | Posted 05.10.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant was asked what it felt like to be a "playoff team," his Lakers having just moved into the No. 8 spot in the Western Confere...

He's Just THAT Good

Orange County Register | By Kevin Ding | Posted 05.08.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES _ The media dining room at Staples Center erupted in a collective roar early Friday night when those affiliated with the Lakers watched on...

Lakers Back To Even

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 05.03.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant drove past Josh Smith and rose up with the athleticism of a player half his age, throwing down an arena-rocking, one-handed...

Nuggets Cruise Past Lakers

AP | ARNIE STAPLETON | Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports

DENVER -- It's a good thing Danilo Gallinari was a late scratch for the Denver Nuggets. With a bruised left thigh, he couldn't have kept up with his h...

Jordan Schultz

NBA Trade Deadline Winners and Losers | Jordan Schultz | Posted 02.21.2013 | Sports

While the NBA's annual trade deadline has come and gone without the barrage of deals that has characterized years past, some moves (or the decision no...

Lakers Edge Celtics On Emotional Night

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 04.22.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss loved to win. He especially relished beating the Boston Celtics. Playing their first game since Bu...


AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 02.18.2013 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers turned their attention Monday from bad basketball and trade talk to more somber matters. ...


Posted 02.16.2013 | Sports

Dwight Howard for Rajon Rondo? The Lakers and Celtics working together? Could this really happen? Ken Berger of CBS Sports reported on Friday nigh...

Only 4?

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 04.14.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Just when the Los Angeles Lakers thought their season was fully saturated with weirdness, Kobe Bryant made one shot and committed ...

LISTEN: Barkley On Dwight vs. Kobe, Gambling & Getting High

Posted 02.11.2013 | Sports

By Joe Lucia, Awful Announcing Charles Barkley was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show on Monday morning, and held nothing back (in typical Barkley fas...

Dwight Howard Needs to Listen to Kobe Bryant and Learn How to Win

Ben Shapiro | Posted 04.13.2013 | Sports
Ben Shapiro

So far the reviews on Howard's commitment to that work have not been stellar. It doesn't really matter if that's my opinion, but it does matter if it is Kobe Bryant's opinion.

Celtics Embarrass Lakers For 6th Straight Win

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 02.08.2013 | Sports

BOSTON -- The rivalry between the Celtics and Lakers keeps rolling even if they no longer dominate the NBA. And that brought some extra satisfaction ...

Jordan Schultz

Top 10 NBA Centers: Is Dwight Howard Still The Best? | Jordan Schultz | Posted 02.07.2013 | Sports

Over the past decade, one of the ongoing trends in the NBA has been a dearth of quality centers. You know the type: more space eater than actual talen...

Lakers Saga Part II: Right the Ship

Misha Hyman | Posted 04.06.2013 | Sports
Misha Hyman

Kobe is putting the responsibility on his big men, Dwight, Pau and Earl Clark to be active and aggressive in the post, and demand the ball. If they do not seem engaged or aggressive positing for the ball, Kobe has recently thrust his bigs into the spotlight and they "had" to deliver.

'Kobe The Scorer' Becomes 'Kobe The Passer'

AP | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For 17 years, Kobe Bryant has been a supremely confident, ultra-aggressive offensive force who believed that the more he scores, ...

Who Should the Lakers Reach Out to for a Dwight Howard Trade?

Quora | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Jason Lancaster, Editor of, an NBA blog I've been thinking about who ...

Kobe, Lakers Pull Off Upset Over Thunder

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 03.29.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — After every plot twist and dramatic turn in the Los Angeles Lakers' soap opera of a season, perhaps their stars' latest identity s...