Baker brings skills clinics to Japan

Basketball May 20, 2016

Baker brings skills clinics to Japan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Internationally renowned basketball skill guru Ganon Baker came to Japan earlier this month to teach local boys and girls some of the drills and techniques required to elevate a player's game. At an event in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, which was the final of five clinics ...

Lakers hire Walton to be head coach

Basketball / NBA 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 five days ...

Scott out as Lakers coach

Basketball / NBA 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 the ...

Kobe signs off with 60-point night

Basketball / NBA 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 Jazz. He ...

Young Lakers help engineer stunning upset of Warriors

Basketball / NBA 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 range. "We ...

Bryant leaves All-Star stage

Basketball / NBA Feb 15, 2016

Bryant leaves All-Star stage

Kobe Bryant exited the All-Star Game for the final time to watch Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry wrap things up with 3-pointers. Bryant's gone, and these young guys are good. Bryant said his All-Star Game goodbye and the next generation of the West's best sent him ...

Kobe set to take center stage in first ASG outside U.S.

Basketball / NBA Feb 12, 2016

Kobe set to take center stage in first ASG outside U.S.

Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful. After all, you need a good winter coat in Canada. Though Bryant probably wouldn't be too unhappy walking away with another All-Star Game MVP trophy. The final NBA ...