Some updates from the past week:
Lakers may find it difficult to break into Top 8 in the West
Vlade Divac confident the Lakers will win title this season
Kobe Bryant's trip to Germany for knee procedure precautionary
Are the Lakers better than the Denver Nuggets?
Lakers waive centers Dan Gadzuric, Eric Boateng
Mike D'Antoni impressed by chemistry of Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman
Steve Nash trying to figure out 'what kind of player I am now'
Magic Johnson steps down from his role as ESPN analyst
Dwight Howard greeted with Lakers' backlash in Philippines
Are the Lakers better than the Portland Trail Blazers?
Kobe Bryant tweets he lost five pounds in one day
NBA Decisions to be Made Before Season
Are the Lakers better than the Dallas Mavericks?
Lakers visit Great Wall of China, become tourist attraction themselves