L.A. Daily News "This should have marked the time when Dwight Howard could escape from everything. He spent last week in Lake Tahoe fishing and riding dune buggies in hopes of clearing his mind before an unpredictable offseason once he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. Back in Los Angeles, things..." May 23
ESPN.com "The Dallas Mavericks, with their first lottery draft pick in a dozen years firmly in hand, have their eyes on a bigger prize. Multiple sources have told ESPN.com's Chad Ford the Mavs are likely to shop the pick in hopes of creating the cap space necessary to make a run at Dwight Howard in free..." May 23
SI.com "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be returning as the head coach of USA Basketball for the 2016 Olympics, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. A formal announcement is expected in the next 48 hours. Krzyzewski led Team USA to gold medals in both the 2008 Beijing Olympics..." May 23
Great interview w/Phil Jackson yesterday. Told me "zero" chance he coaches again and why he once dreamed of "spanking Kobe & smacking Shaq"
ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers do not yet know Dwight Howard's decision for next season, but the All-Star center made his feelings about Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni known before starting his offseason. Nearly three weeks have passed since Howard had his exit interview with the Lakers and there's been..." May 21
ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Lakers do not yet know Dwight Howard's decision for next season, but the All-Star center made his feelings about Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni known before starting his offseason. Nearly three weeks have passed since Howard had his exit interview with the Lakers and there's been..." May 21
Fox Sports West "Plenty of teams would envy them. Plenty of good teams. Plenty of teams that made it past the first round of the playoffs this spring. The situations, of course, being Chris Paul and Dwight Howard and the Clippers’ and Lakers’ waiting games, respectively. Don’t get me wrong, having the..." May 20
CBSSports.com "With the Lakers hoping for a swift decision from Dwight Howard on his free agency this summer, the All-Star center has given no indication he will rush the process and has privately indicated that he plans to give strong consideration to multiple teams, league sources told CBSSports.com. Though..." May 19
ESPN.com "Phil Jackson always has been hesitant to compare Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Until now. In his new book, co-written with Hugh Delehanty and entitled "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success," Jackson breaks down what separated Jordan from Bryant, the biggest stars and personalities that he..." May 17
Los Angeles Times "Phil Jackson never liked to compare Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan. Believe me, I tried everything. Sometimes I'd ask him after random Lakers practices or before games against Charlotte, the team Jordan owned. Or after games in Chicago, where nostalgia hopefully would add to the mix. There..." May 16
CBS Los Angeles "A temporary restraining order, blocking Kobe Bryant’s mother from auctioning some of the Laker star’s memorabilia, has been kept in place by a federal judge. Attorneys for both the athlete and his mother, Pamela Bryant, argued over the possibility of moving the legal matter to New Jersey, where..." May 14
L.A. Daily News "The obstacles facing Kobe Bryant no longer consist of recovering from a torn left Achilles' tendon. Bryant's mother, Pamela, and father, Joe, filed statements in federal court Monday in Camden, N.J., suggesting the Lakers star lied in hopes of stopping Pamela from giving a New Jersey-based..." May 14
Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford is interviewing for the Milwaukee head coaching job today, league sources tell Y! Sports.
L.A. Daily News "After having a procedure Thursday to reduce the soreness surrounding the tendonosis in both of his knees, Pau Gasol is expected to need 12 weeks to recover before participating in any basketball-related activities. "Everything has gone well!" Gasol tweeted Thursday. "Now I'll have to rest my..." May 10
Cavs have asked & received permission to talk to @lakers player development coach Phil Handy. Cavs coach Mike Brown hired Handy with Lakers.
ESPN.com "Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol will undergo a procedure Thursday to address the tendonosis in both of his knees, the team announced Wednesday. The procedure, known as the FAST (Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue) Technique, involves a probe being inserted into the knee which "directs..." May 09
L.A. Daily News "Only 24 days has passed since having surgery on a torn left Achilles’ tendon, and Kobe Bryant has already proven he can stand on his left foot without a walking boot. “Foot on the ground!” Bryant wrote on Twitter before showing a picture via Instagram of him doing just that. Bryant then added..." May 07
L.A. Daily News "Only a week removed from their early exit from the NBA playoffs, and the Lakers have already made changes. Coach Mike D'Antoni told assistant coaches Bernie Bickerstaff and Chuck Person Monday they would not return to the Lakers' coaching staff next season. Meanwhile, Lakers assistant coach..." May 07
Dallas Morning News "NBA analyst Tim Legler recently joined NBA Tonight on ESPN to discuss the Dallas Mavericks' offseason plans. Here are some highlights: On what the Mavs can do this offseason to regain their role as a contender: “I think it’s going to be difficult for them particularly with Dirk Nowitzki getting..." May 06
L.A. Daily News "Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementoes from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early years with the Los Angeles Lakers. A New Jersey auction house filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Camden on Thursday for the right to sell the..." May 04
NBA.com "Tom Gores’ vow to use every available resource to restore the Pistons to greatness has led him to Phil Jackson, who has agreed to serve in an advisory capacity in the franchise’s search for a head coach. “Phil Jackson is a friend and one of the best minds in the business,” Gores said. “We are..." May 03
L.A. Daily News "Dwight Howard was advised in a doctor visit on Wednesday that surgery isn't necessary to treat a torn labrum on his right shoulder. Whether Howard resigns with the Lakers remains another issue. But Howard's visit with Dr. James Tibone of the Kerlan Orthopaedic Group marked the first step in his..." May 02
From Lakers PR: @dwighthoward was examined today by Dr. James Tibone & was advised that surgery is not necessary on his right shoulder.
ESPN.com "Pau Gasol left his exit meeting with general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday with an increased sense that he may very well have played his last game with the Lakers. “The future is uncertain,” Gasol said. “There’s no doubt about it. It’s a possibility that I could be gone and there’s a..." May 01
LA Kings Insider "Before settling into his seat in front of a horde of microphones and cameras, Kobe Bryant entered the Lakers’ media room on a scooter. It personified his progress as he’s slowly but surely progressed from a season-ending torn left Achilles. Nearly 2 ½ weeks have passed since suffering what he..." May 01
ESPN.com "The Toronto Raptors, emboldened by the news that the Sacramento Kings apparently won't be moving to Seattle, have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to be their new team president, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the Raptors -- now being run by..." April 30
L.A. Daily News "Nearly 2 1/2 weeks has passed since Kobe Bryant suffered a season-ending torn left Achilles tendon, and the Lakers star has already shown yet another sign of progress. Bryant tweeted out a photo via Instagram that he had his stitches removed. Since last week, Bryant has occasionally gone off..." April 30
L.A. Daily News "Whenever an NBA team doesn't win a championship, Steve Nash believes it's inevitable changes will happen in the offseason. But the Lakers guard stated in strong terms that he hopes that doesn't involve Dwight Howard. "I'm very hopeful that Dwight will be back," Nash said. "I think this is the..." April 30
Antawn Jamison will have surgery on his sprained right wrist at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning. He likely won't have an exit interview.
Yahoo! Sports "Dwight Howard took an early exit on Sunday in the final chapter of the Los Angeles Lakers season. With 9:51 remaining in the third quarter of Game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs, Howard was ejected following his second technical foul. As Howard slowly walked off the floor at Staples Center, he..." April 29
L.A. Daily News "The moment Pau Gasol walked off the floor, he heard a roar from the Staples Center crowd that suggested more than just a sendoff marking the end of a season. It could also mark the last time Lakers fans will see him wearing purple and gold. "There is a sense that might happen," Gasol said..." April 29
L.A. Daily News "The last image you should see of Dwight Howard in a Lakers uniform is the one where he's walking off the Staples Center court with his head down after he was ejected via a second technical foul. The Lakers should let Howard walk in the offseason. Sure, there aren't that many 7-footers who..." April 29
Andrew Goudelock said Lakers want him to work out in the summer. He doesn't have a place to live, though
Los Angeles Times "Steve Nash couldn't finish the season because of injuries. But the Lakers guard thinks he knows where Dwight Howard should start next season. "I'm very hopeful that Dwight will be back," Nash said Monday. "I think this is the place for him. He's in the prime of his career. He's got his best..." April 29
Nash: "I always work hard ... I don't take a lot of time off." Has no concern about long term issues. Expects to be fully healthy by camp.
Pro Basketball Talk "Dwight Howard didn’t stick around for the end of the Lakers Game 4 loss to the Spurs on Sunday, and maybe it was just because he couldn’t wait another moment for the season to finally be behind him. Howard picked up his second technical foul of the game with 9:51 remaining in the third quarter,..." April 29
USA Today "Well, we don't have the Los Angeles Lakers to kick around anymore. Wait. Actually we do. The Lakers' off-season could be as intriguing and challenging as their 2012-13 season was disappointing and dysfunctional. That season ended with a thud Sunday in a 103-82 loss to the San Antonio..." April 28
No changes to injured Lakers guys: Nash, Blake, World Peace, Meeks and, of course, Kobe all out today.
Pau told and showed me yesterday he tore a ligament in his right middle finger in Game 3. He plans to wear a splint today.
Los Angeles Times "Faint chants could be heard as Andrew Goudelock stepped to the free-throw line late in the first quarter. “MVP!” fans yelled halfheartedly inside Staples Center, as if they were almost embarrassed it had come to this for the Lakers. The newly minted most valuable player of the Development..." April 27
L.A. Daily News "This underachieving season has worn on Pau Gasol in every way imaginable. In what he described as a “roller coaster,” Gasol navigated plenty of highs and lows. He faced reduced offensive role under Mike D’Antoni’s system. The Lakers coach even featured Gasol as a reserve for six games. Of..." April 27
It's official: No Nash, no Metta World Peace, no Blake, no Meeks for Sunday's Laker game.
L.A. Daily News "It had all the trappings of a feel-good Hollywood story, but the only feel-good the Lakers need at the moment is an Achilles' insta-cure, some more Metta-physical knee ointment and a cool sip from the fountain of youth. But no, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash weren't limping out from behind that..." April 27
Metta World Peace: "I'll probably sit out Sunday ... I was the weak link tonight"
L.A. Daily News "An MRI taken Thursday afternoon revealed that Lakers guard Jodie Meeks has a partial ligament tear in his sprained left ankle, according to a league source. The Lakers had listed Meeks as doubtful to play in Game 3 Friday of their first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs before he..." April 26
CBSSports.com "The founder and managing director of the National Basketball Players Association's former financial firm has been charged with attempting to defraud the union of $3 million by forging the signature of a dead man, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Joseph Lombardo, 72, the founder and director..." April 26
ESPN Los Angeles "Get ready for the Darius Morris era, Los Angeles Lakers fans. Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said Morris, a seldom-used, second-year guard, likely will start Friday's Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs because of injuries to Steve Blake and Steve Nash. Blake is out indefinitely after an..." April 26
L.A. Daily News "Where do the Lakers turn from here? Maybe Kobe Bryant can provide some answers whenever he decides to tweet gain, but with the Black Mamba holed up somewhere in Newport Beach and silenced by his self-imposed gag order, the Lakers were on their own Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs,..." April 25