By Paul Teetor
Phil Jackson is back - unofficially, but with 95 percent certainty, pending a signed deal, etc. etc.
This changes everything for the Lakers. How can simply replacing Coach Mike Brown with the Lord of the Rings make such a huge difference?
Suddenly an LA Lakers vs. Miami Heat Final ... More >>
There are some crazy-ass Lakers expectations floating around town. The last time expectations were this high, USC had a No. 1 pre-season ranking and Matt Barkley had a premature Heisman coronation. How's that working out for Trojans fans?
No doubt the new-look Lakers will win a lot of games and go ... More >>
NBC Los AngelesBynum shoots for two.NBC Los Angeles investigative reporter Joel Grover is at it again (is it sweeps?), and this time he bags a big one:
Lakers center Andrew Bynum. The reporter and his crew shot the baller with his car parked in two handicap spaces as he loaded up groceries a ... More >>
The best player in the NBA is still with us.The Lakers flamed out like Charlie Sheen in rehab -- in spectacular, unprecedented fashion (via a sweep the likes of which coach Phil Jackson has never seen).
And now Phil Jackson says he's coached his last NBA game and Kobe Bryant is talking about ... More >>
Kansas City StarReally man?We didn't think being an L.A. Lakers fan could get any more embarrassing than that moment last month in which Kobe Bryant threw his sweatrag on the floor and called the ref a "fucking faggot."
Nowhere to go but up, right?
Wrong. In the most miserable Lakers game t ... More >>
Jeff CowanLakers fans: Storm Troopers and Transformer Bumble BeeLos Angeles doesn't really do civic pride. We're too aloof and jaded for that sort of thing. We're a secular, sunglasses indoors, windows up, bowling alone type of town (except that when we bowl, it's usually at some swanky alley with a ... More >>
Prediction: If Kobe doesn't grow a mullet, the Lakers will take it in June.
Kobe Bryant = Kanye West
Raised in more affluent circumstances than their peers, Kobe and Kanye are not only among the best in their respective fields, they share a severe lack of humility and empathy. Mutually ol ... More >>