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Jacob Rude has been covering the Lakers in some capacity since 2012, has been at Silver Screen & Roll since 2021 and became site manager in 2023. He has been working as a sports journalist since 2012 in both traditional and online media. He graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He has also worked with USA Today Sports Media Group, Locked On Network and more.

Player Grades: Lakers vs. Pistons

Grading every Lakers player’s performance from the team’s 125-111 win over the Pistons.

LeBron James says he will sit out Lakers game vs. Jazz on second night of back to back

The Lakers will be without LeBron James on Wednesday as he confirmed after Tuesday’s game against the Pistons that he would sit out against the Jazz.

An investigation into which mystery NBA teams think LeBron will take a paycut to play with Bronny

Two teams reportedly believe LeBron James would take a paycut to play with for them alongside son Bronny, so we look at who might be crazy enough to believe that.

Rob Pelinka says Lakers are ‘hopeful’ Jarred Vanderbilt won’t need season-ending surgery

While nothing is quite set in stone, the Lakers are hopeful that Jarred Vanderbilt won’t need surgery before returning to the court.

Spencer Dinwiddie’s contract includes one of the weirdest bonuses in NBA history

In a move completely on-brand for him, Spencer Dinwiddie's contract with the Lakers includes a truly bizarre bonus.

Report: Spencer Dinwiddie to sign with Lakers after clearing waivers

The Lakers made a big splash in the buyout market by landing guard Spencer Dinwiddie as a midseason acquisition.

Player Grades: Lakers vs. Pelicans

Grading every Lakers player’s performance from the team’s 139-122 win over the Pelicans.

Spencer Dinwiddie attends Lakers-Pelicans game, sits next to Rob Pelinka

A very special guest attended the Lakers game against the Pelicans on Friday in buyout target Spencer Dinwiddie.

LeBron James reportedly would like to ‘finish his career’ with Lakers

Despite the seemingly constant drama surrounding the Lakers, LeBron James still reportedly wants to end his career in purple and gold.

Cam Reddish cleared for on-court work, aiming for return after All-Star break

The Lakers announced that Cam Reddish was cleared to return to the court to begin rehab that will see him return after the All-Star break.