The Lakers juggernaut kept rolling with a win over Sacramento last night to improve to 11-1. L.A. now rates as having an 89.4 percent chance of earning the West's top seed for the playoffs, and a 57.2 percent chance of representing the West come June, according to today's Playoff Odds.
Coach Phil Jackson and players use Monday's practice to address defensive deficiencies that resurfaced in Sunday's win over Sacramento. Stopping dribble penetration is top priority.
Sacramento Kings assistant coach Randy Brown knows what a 70-win NBA team looks like. He was on one.
The Los Angeles Lakers might be getting too efficient for their own good. After suffering their first loss of the season, they have picked up wins in their last four games, none of which were even close by the start of the fourth quarter.
The backups have taken too much of a me-first approach.
Teams with losing records have given the Lakers trouble in recent years, but Andrew Bynum says they're focused now.
In a recent interview, Tracy McGrady discusses his 1st round woes and potentially joining Kobe "Jellybean" Bryant and his Lakers after his reign with the Rockets is over.
Sometimes numbers really do tell the story. The Lakers, statistically speaking, have the best bench in the league and it isn't even close.
O'Neal on Kobe Bryant: 'He's playing excellent ball. I can't say anything bad about him now.'
He tells his former coach that recent comments were taken out of context.
Ariza, Vujacic in the midst of a rift that bubbled up against Chicago.
Young center wants to be more assertive, but Hall of Famer says opportunities will come.
With his minutes drastically reduced, the one-time starting forward says he'll keep working hard and wait for another chance to produce.
When someone asked about O'Neal's comments, which pinned the blame for "everything" on Jackson, the Lakers' Hall of Fame coach smiled his wry smile and said, "Even his (notoriously poor) free-throw shooting?"