Two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol announces retirement; Lakers to retire his No. 16 jersey, per report

Two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce his retirement from basketball. The 19-year NBA veteran had an illustrious career spanning two continents. He started the first four years of his...

Malik Monk says it’ll be scary for opponents to score against Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers dropped the preseason opener against Brooklyn Nets, 123-97, but there were some flashes to build on. Los Angeles trailed 84-81 after three quarters, but Brooklyn’s deeper reserves had no trouble against the...

Lakers vs. Nets: 2021 NBA preseason picks, predictions for Oct. 3 from expert who’s 36-20

The 2021-22 NBA season is around the corner, and the year’s first preseason game is set for this weekend. The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Brooklyn Nets at the Staples Center on Sunday. Both teams...

Suns move preseason game vs. Lakers to accommodate Game 4 of Mercury vs. Aces in WNBA playoffs

Getty Images Earlier this week, the Phoenix Mercury put on a brilliant performance in Game 2 of their semifinal series against the Las Vegas Aces, winning 117-91 thanks to a playoff career-high 37 points from Diana...

Russell Westbrook says he’ll honor Kobe Bryant by ‘playing for him and through him’ in Lakers uniform

As a basketball player growing up in Los Angeles in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it was impossible not to idolize and emulate Kobe Bryant on the court. It was no different for Russell Westbrook,...

Carmelo Anthony on whether he’ll start for Lakers: ‘It’s not something I think about’

A few years ago, Carmelo Anthony was out of the NBA and struggling so much to find a roster spot that there was a chance his career was done. Now, Anthony is in training camp with...

Who will be Lakers center and how will they adapt to roles? Easy, DeAndre Jordan says

New Lakers center DeAndre Jordan, posing for photos during media day, said Saturday that he’ll adapt to any role needed because “I’m still gonna be a team-first guy.” (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times) DeAndre Jordan is a...

Lakers’ Russell Westbrook said ‘hell no’ to potential trade to Clippers, according to Wizards GM

Nine-time NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook is on his third team in three seasons, joining the Los Angeles Lakers this summer in a blockbuster five-team trade that involved nine players, two draft picks and a pick swap....