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Three takeaways from the Lakers' summer league loss to Cleveland

1. It was all going so well for Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell in the first half Thursday night, the game coming easy and his swag as high as ever. But Russell fell back to earth with a thud in the second half of the Lakers’ 88-80 defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer league in Las Vegas....

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell selected to the NBA's all-rookie second team

D'Angelo Russell is a second-team NBA all-rookie selection, the league announced Thursday. Russell averaged 13.2 points and 3.3 assists after being selected with the second overall pick by the Lakers last June. Only one guard was on the first team, Phoenix's Devin Booker. He was joined by Minnesota's...

Simmons or Ingram? Who is the better fit for Lakers?

The basketball gods have smiled down on the Lakers yet again, granting them an NBA lottery pick that just may help push them out of their recent doldrums. And as the Lakers’ fortunes would have it, they will pick second in the NBA draft for the second consecutive year. But because the Lakers have...

Does Byron Scott think he'll return as Lakers coach? 'Yeah. Absolutely'

The Lakers set franchise lows for winning percentage in back-to-back years, following up a 21-61 record with a somehow-more-calamitous 17-65 mark this season. It hasn't dimmed Byron Scott's outlook. He was optimistic when asked specifically if he thought he would return next season as the Lakers'...

Metta World Peace gave himself a headache cheering for Kobe Bryant

All Metta World Peace remembers from Kobe Bryant’s final game is that by the time it was over he had given himself a headache. “I was animated even when he was missing, man,” World Peace said Thursday. “I figured if he is going to miss every shot, then I am going to cheer for him all night.” World...

Nick Young expresses uncertainty over future with the Lakers

Nick Young forgot about his problems, at least for a night, to enjoy Kobe Bryant’s final game Wednesday. But the Lakers forward said Thursday he was glad the season was over. “It was a tough one, but I’m a trooper,” Young said. Young, a nine-year pro, made two starts in 54 games. He averaged 7.3...

Kobe Bryant's farewell a hotter ticket than Warriors' run for the record

The Golden State Warriors are going for an NBA record Wednesday night in Oakland at the same time the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant will be going for the door at Staples Center. And judging from the price of tickets on the secondary market, an emotional goodbye is worth a lot more than a piece of history....

10 memorable moments from Kobe Bryant's 20-year NBA career

  On Wednesday Kobe Bryant will play in his final game, finishing his 20th season with the Lakers. Here is a look at 10 of the key moments over Bryant's memorable career: 1) Jan. 22, 2006 — Career-high 81 points vs. Toronto Second only to Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point barrage with the Philadelphia...

Want some Kobe Bryant merchandise? No problem, here's a $38,024 cap

Forget the cost of tickets for Kobe Bryant's final game. You should see the price of some of the merchandise. AEG announced a slew of exclusive Bryant "24 Collection" items leading up to his career finale Wednesday against Utah at Staples Center. The costliest item is a black lamb-leather cap with...

Kobe Chronicles: Isaiah Thomas made his NBA debut against Bryant

As Kobe Bryant plays out his 20th and final season with the Lakers, The Times has reached out to players, coaches and broadcasters for recollections about his career. Isaiah Thomas, an All-Star guard for the Boston Celtics, recalled his favorite memory against Bryant after facing him a final time...

One night at the Lakers: Kobe farewell countdown, D'Angelo Russell and Nck Young recording and Lamar Odom

Bill Plaschke, Mike Bresnahan and Lindsey Thiry discuss the Nick Young and D'Angelo Russell secretly-taped video, Lamar Odom's appearance at Staples Center and the Lakers 102-100 overtime victory against the Heat. 

Lakers' Kobe Bryant to play Sunday against Wizards, D'Angelo Russell is doubtful

D'Angelo Russell shuffled across the Lakers' practice court Saturday wearing brown house slippers, his sprained right ankle taped, his status for Sunday night's game against Washington being called doubtful. On the flip side, Kobe Bryant told Lakers Coach Byron Scott that he will play against the...

Watch Kobe and Vanessa Bryant on the Kiss Cam at a Kings game

Fans at Staples Center might be getting kind of used to seeing Kobe Bryant hanging out in street clothes. Since announcing his impending retirement back in November, the Lakers superstar has sat out 10 of the team's 25 home games. It was more of the same Wednesday night at Staples -- well, there...

Five takeways from the Lakers' shocking victory over Golden State

Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' stunning 112-95 victory over the NBA's best team, the Golden State Warriors, on Sunday: 1. The Lakers young backcourt of D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson held their own against the NBA’s best guard duo, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson,...

Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Jordan Clarkson will play against the Golden State Warriors

Both Kobe Bryant (sore right shoulder) and Jordan Clarkson (strained tendon in left knee) will play today when the Lakers host defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Bryant had taken six days off to rest his shoulder when he initially felt the soreness. He played at Denver...

Lakers' Kobe Bryant and Jordan Clarkson still questionable for Golden State game Sunday

Jordan Clarkson (strained tendon in left knee) and Kobe Bryant (sore right shoulder) both remain questionable for the Lakers' game Sunday against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Clarkson, who didn’t play Friday against Atlanta, practiced Saturday and told Lakers...

Atlanta Hawks coast to victory over the Lakers

The Lakers lost their second consecutive game, falling to the Atlanta Hawks, 106-77, on Friday night at Staples Center. Playing without Kobe Bryant (shoulder), Jordan Clarkson (knee) and Lou Williams (hamstring), the Lakers never really challenged the Hawks, who built a 54-36 halftime lead they...

Lakers Kobe Bryant and Jordan Clarkson questionable for Atlanta Hawks game tonight

Lakers Coach Byron Scott said both Kobe Bryant (sore right shoulder) and Jordan Clarkson (strained tendon in left knee) remain “questionable” for Friday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center. When the media were allowed in for the Lakers’ shoot-around Friday morning, Clarkson...

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 117-107 loss to Denver

1. The Lakers showed again that they may have their backcourt of the future, as rookie D’Angelo Russell and second-year guard Jordan Clarkson combined for 37 points.The Lakers didn’t get to see them together in the second half because Clarkson suffered a strained tendon in his left knee in the...

Preview: The Lakers, in Denver, have a rare chance at a winning streak

The Lakers (12-49) quickly return to action Wednesday night in Denver, visiting the Nuggets (23-37). On Tuesday, the Lakers ended an eight-game losing streak with a 107-101 win over the Brooklyn Nets, Rookie D'Angelo Russell exploded for a career high with 39 points. He and the Lakers will need...

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