Alik Ourfalian

Alik Ourfalian is a journalism student in college. She's been an avid Laker fan since 2005, when her interest in basketball first began. She enjoys writing about the Lakers and hopes to one day make a career out of it.

Kobe Bryant took part in full-contact 5-on-5 drills in his second practice back. Bryant is hopeful to return to game action this month.

Four games into the season, the Lakers have shown hints of promise. Yet with Kobe Bryant out, the team has lacked consistency with a 2-2 record.

After a roller coaster season, the Lakers find themselves 16 wins away from hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy for a record-tying 17th time.

Lakers owner Jerry Buss passed away this morning at the age of 79. Dr. Buss revolutionized showmanship in the NBA and brought 10 NBA Championships to the city of Los Angeles. Here's a look back at his life and accomplishments as owner of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers rout the Utah Jazz, 102-84 at home, with Kobe Bryant leading the way.

The Nike "Year of the Snake" Collection features three versions of the Kobe 8 sneakers that reflect Kobe's Black Mamba alter-ego.

The Lakers 5-game winning streak comes to an end as they fall to the Denver Nuggets, 126-114. Not even Kobe Bryant's 40 points could keep secure a victory.

The Lakers win their fourth game in a row, coming back from a 14-point fourth quarter deficit in Steve Nash's return. Kobe Bryant continues his scoring run with 34 points.

The constant hacking of Dwight Howard turns games into a free throw show, making it unpleasant to watch.

After a "Let's go Lakers" chant broke out in Dallas last night, we ask, "What draws people all over the world to be Lakers fans?"

Bryant says although Lakers have struggled at the start of the season, he expects the team to be competing for a title come June.

Dwight Howard is putting up monster numbers in the first 7 games of the season, and he's not even 100% yet.

An 0-3 start sure raises some questions, but don't panic just yet.

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