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The situation with Russell Westbrook and the Lakers reached a tipping point on Wednesday as Frank Vogel — with the front office’s backing — benched the point guard to close the game against Indiana.
After 13 years in the NBA, Russell Westbrook understands that basketball is a business before anything else.
LeBron James knows the Lakers haven’t been good enough, and he’s vowing to fix that.
As LeBron James continues one of the best stretches of his career, even his teammate Wayne Ellington is amazed at what he’s been doing.
With Myles Turner reportedly available on the NBA trade market, the Lakers are among the teams to make it known that they’d like to deal for the Pacers big man.
Jerami Grant is a trade option for the Lakers. But is he a realistic one?
Even if the Lakers wanted to trade Russell Westbrook at midseason, there isn’t a lot of reason to believe that NBA teams would be lining up to take him.
Dwight Howard admits his ‘rollercoaster’ minutes have been ‘tough,’ but he’s trying to stay positive and remain ready
Dwight Howard has been in and out of the rotation for the Lakers, but he says he’s just focused on trying to help this team whenever he gets the chance to.
As his numbers continue to climb this season and the Lakers keep winning games, LeBron James knows he’ll start to enter the MVP conversation in earnest.
Isaiah Thomas says he was ‘very close’ to signing with Lakers before Rajon Rondo buyout from Memphis
Prior to the Lakers bringing back Rajon Rondo this summer, the team may have been close to bringing in another one of their former point guards: Isaiah Thomas.
Russell Westbrook says if the Lakers win a championship, that would be ‘cool,’ but ‘if we don’t, I’m OK with that too and life goes on’
Russell Westbrook wants to win a championship with the Lakers, but he’s not going to let one thing define his career.
LeBron James playing center in bench groups could end up being one of the best lineup options the Lakers can go to this year.
The Lakers have been forced into unfamiliar situations all season with LeBron James sidelined much of the year, and Anthony Davis is using that opportunity to good effect.
LeBron James did not agree with the NBA’s decision to give him a one-game suspension for accidentally hitting Isaiah Stewart in the face in the Lakers’ win over the Pistons.
Out of the blue, Giannis Antetokounmpo reignited the rumors that he could leave the Bucks, and now it’s time to connect him to the Lakers again.
Alex Caruso couldn’t believe how upset Lakers fans were about the team offering him less money than the Bulls
There is at least one person who can’t believe how mad many Lakers fans are about the team lowballing Alex Caruso in free agency: Caruso himself.
Kevin Garnett says he wanted to team up with Kobe Bryant on the Lakers before his eventual trade to the Celtics
Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett almost formed the most dominant two-man duo in the NBA.
Frank Vogel wants to Lakers to ‘smash’ opponents with physicality, ‘wire-to-wire dominance’ and ‘mental warfare’
Frank Vogel outlined how he wants the Lakers to play during his first speech to the team before training camp, a moment Spectrum SportsNet caught on video.
LeBron James’ doppelganger is actually designer and former NBA player Patrick Christopher. He’s known LeBron since 2007, when he was a counselor at his basketball camps. He also designed shirts for LeBron to honor both Kobe and George Floyd, and had some fun with last night’s mixup.
The NBA saved Lakers fans some Photoshop work on Tuesday by putting Jayson Tatum and LaMelo Ball in Lakers jersey for a new video.
Russell Westbrook says that when the games start to matter for the Lakers, he has a few fixes up his sleeve for his turnover issues.
Russell Westbrook says practicing with LeBron James is teaching him the ‘commitment’ and ‘sacrifices’ required for championships
While the role players have preached sacrifice, Lakers superstars Russell Westbrook and LeBron James will need to follow suit as well.
After a frustrating second Lakers season, Anthony Davis’ upcoming revenge tour has LeBron James excited.
Russell Westbrook only had eyes for the Lakers as he looked to go home this summer. The Clippers were no longer of interest to him.
Rajon Rondo is going to miss going up against Russell Westbrook, but he’s also happy to be on his side with the Lakers now.
Wayne Ellington says everyone on the Lakers knows how to be ‘mature’ about not playing on a deep team
The Lakers are approaching the season with the right mindset about minutes.
Rob Pelinka is excited about Carmelo Anthony giving the Lakers a player who isn’t afraid to shoot off of passes from LeBron James
In the Olympics, Carmelo Anthony made a name for himself converting off passes from the game’s biggest stars. Now that he’ll be playing with LeBron James, the Lakers are counting on that skill.
Rob Pelinka says Talen Horton-Tucker needs to be a ‘dominant defensive player’ for the Lakers this year
The Lakers clearly have a lot of faith in how good Talen Horton-Tucker can be on defense.
Frank Vogel says Talen Horton-Tucker has been ‘challenged’ defensively, will sometimes guard best opposing player
Frank Vogel expects Talen Horton-Tucker to step up defensively this season following the three-year deal he signed with the Lakers this summer.