Suddenly, for the first time since early in the season, I was emotionally invested in the game. So were the rest of the fans at STAPLES Center. We WANTED that win.

Here are four reasons you SHOULD watch the Lakers until the bitter end of this season.

After Kobe broke his knee, he exited the lineup, leaving his team with a seismic void to fill: Who will lead these lost boys of the NBA? What is their identity?

After playing just 6 games after returning from a torn Achilles, Kobe Bryant will miss the next six weeks with a fractured lateral tibial plateau in his left knee.

The Lakers are 0-2 since Kobe Bryant's return, and while their defense is certainly a problem, their offense is an even bigger concern.

Robert Sacre, former 60th pick of the draft, aka Mr. Irrelevant, will start for the Lakers tonight in Sacramento.

While he is not playing Friday night, Kobe Bryant feels “close” to a return, agreeing that he is gauging his health in a “game to game” mentality.

Nike and Kobe Bryant unveiled his new "Kobe 9" signature shoe today, a higher top model than most basketball shoes.

Today, Kobe Bryant joined the Lakers' practice for the first time since tearing his Achilles tendon in April.

On October 28th, the basketball world expected the Clippers to make a statement at Staples Center. The Lakers were supposed to be a springboard for the Clippers to hurtle over, much like Blake Griffin’s dunk contest props, and scream, “we have arrived!” Instead, the Lakers delivered a message

During their home games, the Clippers now will place banners of their starters and key reserves in front of the Lakers' championship banners, and retired jerseys, blocking them from view.

From Day One, Ron Artest understood the opportunity and privilege he had as a Laker. He embraced the challenge, and became a great Laker.

The Lakers have come to terms on a one year deal with former Laker point guard Jordan Farmar.

With Dwight Howard gone, the Lakers' attention turns to the summer of 2014, when they are flush with cap space. However, they need to fill out a roster this season first!

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