Three lineup adjustments Lakers can make to help Russell Westbrook after his disastrous debut on opening night

It’s opening night. The Los Angeles Lakers are trotting out a new super-team against one of their biggest rivals, who also happens to be missing one of its best players. The result is disastrous. Practically everybody...

NBA opening night: Stephen Curry posts ‘trash’ triple double; Russell Westbrook flops in Lakers debut

The Golden State Warriors got their season started on a high note with a 121-114 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in the nightcap of the NBA’s season-opening doubleheader on Tuesday. In the first game, the...

NBA 75th Anniversary Team: Kevin Durant, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell among first set of 25 players announced

Getty Images The NBA is all set to kick off its 75th season in existence, and to celebrate, the league has decided to name the 75 greatest players in league history. A panel of voters was...

10 NBA X-factors: Russell Westbrook swings Lakers for better or worse; Klay Thompson does same for Warriors

You might not believe it, but the NBA season is about to start. Again. Did it ever end? To think that almost exactly one calendar year ago the Lakers were beating the Heat in the Bubble...

LeBron James says Lakers have ‘a whole new offensive system’ as they integrate Russell Westbrook, newcomers

Getty Images The Los Angeles Lakers have been known for their defensive identity over the past two seasons. The combination of LeBron James and Anthony Davis alongside a wide variety of 3-and-D role players made them...

Russell Westbrook’s Lakers debut was downright ugly, but please hold your overreactions until a later date

SAN FRANCISCO — Oh you thought Russell Westbrook would have a pedestrian Los Angeles Lakers debut? Come on, now. This is the Lakers we’re talking about. Westbrook took the court for the first time in a...

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,...

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....

Russell Westbrook never asked to move on

The Wizards’ decision to trade Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason may have been in the best interest of the star point guard, but Washington GM Tommy Sheppard attests that Westbrook was “professional”...

Lakers’ Russell Westbrook set to star in Showtime sports documentary ‘Passion Play’

Nine-time All-NBA guard Russell Westbrook’s mercurial persona has long been evident to fans, and in October they can watch how it developed. Showtime Sports documentary films will release “Passion Play: Russell Westbrook” — a film about...