The (21-4) Los Angeles Lakers are in Detroit to face the (11-15) Pistons. Los Angeles has won three of the five games on this road trip and are out to increase that number to four which would improve their road record to 7-2.
The (20-4) Lakers, holders of the best record in the NBA by virtue of an Elton Brand tip in basket after a certain team sporting the color green had their 11-game winning streak snapped are in New Jersey to face the (2-25) Nets.
The (17-3) Lakers will host the (3-19) Timberwolves tonight on the last game of a six-game home stand. This scheduled mismatch will begin with Timberwolves Head Coach Kurt Rambis receiving his Championship ring and well wishes from the home crowd prior to the start of the game.
With the Lakers off to a poor start, trade rumors have begun to swirl around Kobe Bryant, leading many to speculate if he'll leave for greener pastures. Kobe puts those rumors to rest in his interview with Yahoo Sports.