While the night began with a moment of silence to honor Dr. Buss, it ended with the ultimate tribute - the Lakers beating the Celtics in front of a sold out Staples Center.

While Jordan/Kobe comparisons can get overdone, Kobe’s suffocating defense on LeBron James in the closing minutes of the all-star game, including 24’s block on the King’s jumpshot, were explicitly Jordanesque.

Shaq and Will Ferrell were courtside for the Lakers' match-up with the Suns, and much like they did many years ago on Saturday Night Live, they provided world-class entertainment.

After Aggravating his torn labrum in Wednesday Night's loss to the Phoenix Suns, Dwight Howard will miss the Lakers game with the Timberwolves tonight.

Leading up to the Lakers Timberwolves game tonight, Ricky Rubio was asked about Pau Gasol’s move to the bench, and issues between the big man and his coach and team.

The Lakers crowd was engaged throughout the Sunday afternoon showdown between the Lakers and Thunder. Laker faithful could sense the season hanging in the balance, and the team’s need for a signature win.

After stopping Brandon Jennings in the Lakers’ victory last night, Kobe Bryant dropped by the Loose Cannons Show today to chat with Pat O’Brien and Mike North about the Lakers.

Will Kobe trust Shaq to speak during a defining moment of his basketball legacy?

Seasoned through many Lakers Championship seasons, when it comes right down to it, the purple and gold faithful know when to cheer, boo and sit quietly.

Today, Kobe spoke to Stephen A. Smith for an extended sit down. He covers the Lakers' struggles, frustrations, and their adjustments to the new coach, and style, as well as his thoughts on Pau, Dwight, his future, and Jim Buss, and how he wants to be remembered.

L.A. Daily News writer Mark Medina stopped in to Fox Sports radio to talk about the Lakers’ struggles, locker room frustration, Mitch Kupchak and D’Antoni.

Pau Gasol will sit out tonight's game against the Houston Rockets, due to tendinitis in his knees.

As Lakers fans, we always have a lot to be thankful for. Despite a 6-6 start so far this season, we Laker fans still have much to appreciate.

Mike D’Antoni had his press conference today, and looked relaxed and comfortable as he talked to reporters for more than 45 minutes.

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