Lakers hire Walton to be head coach

Apr 30, 2016

Lakers hire Walton to be head coach

Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers reached an agreement Friday night with the Golden State assistant to become their head coach, dramatically choosing a leader for their new era after Kobe Bryant. The Lakers grabbed Walton just ...

Apr 28, 2016

Warriors grant Lakers permission to interview Walton

The Los Angeles Lakers received permission from the Warriors to interview top assistant Luke Walton for their coaching vacancy. Golden State coach Steve Kerr said before Game 5 of the playoffs against Houston that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak contacted Warriors GM Bob Myers, ...

Gaines gets to work with Japan's women's hoop team

Apr 26, 2016

Gaines gets to work with Japan's women's hoop team

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Japan’s Olympic-bound women’s national basketball team has entered its second training camp in Tokyo, with Phoenix Suns assistant Corey Gaines as a guest coach. Gaines, a former guard for four NBA teams as well as the now-defunct Japan Energy Griffins, is expected to teach ...

Scott out as Lakers coach

Apr 25, 2016

Scott out as Lakers coach

Byron Scott will not return to coach the Los Angeles Lakers next season, the team announced late Sunday night. Scott coached the Lakers for the two worst seasons in the 16-time NBA champion franchise’s history, going 38-126. The Lakers are making another break from ...

Kobe signs off with 60-point night

Apr 14, 2016

Kobe signs off with 60-point night

Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career. Bryant scored 60 points in his final game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 101-96 victory over the Utah ...

Young Lakers help engineer stunning upset of Warriors

Mar 7, 2016

Young Lakers help engineer stunning upset of Warriors

Even a team that dominates the way the Golden State Warriors have this season is bound to stumble every now and then. They tossed out a clunker against the Los Angeles Lakers, losing 112-95 on Sunday while shooting a season-worst 13 percent from 3-point ...

Kobe, LeBron share spotlight for last time as Cavs triumph

Feb 11, 2016

Kobe, LeBron share spotlight for last time as Cavs triumph

With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own. One on one. “It was just a lot of mutual respect,” James said of the embrace. “Sometimes what is known doesn’t need to be ...

George delivers in crunch time for Pacers

Feb 9, 2016

George delivers in crunch time for Pacers

Kobe Bryant gave Indiana Pacers fans one last thrill Monday night. Paul George made sure there was no Hollywood finish for one of the game’s biggest stars. After Bryant made three straight 3-pointers to give the Los Angeles Lakers a three-point lead with 2:30 ...

Lakers snap 10-game losing streak

Feb 3, 2016

Lakers snap 10-game losing streak

Kobe Bryant has lifted the Los Angeles Lakers onto his shoulders countless times over the past two decades, and he rarely flinches under the weight. Even during a demoralizing losing streak in his farewell season, the 37-year-old superstar summoned his skills to carry the ...

Thompson powers Warriors

Jan 6, 2016

Thompson powers Warriors

After Stephen Curry came up limping from another blow to his sore left leg, Golden State coach Luke Walton thought the reigning MVP should take the rest of the night off while the Warriors wrapped up another blowout win. Walton also knows Steph wouldn’t ...