Lakers in for 16 back-to-back games in 2014-15

Byron Scott will have to pay special attention to veteran players like Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash as the Lakers will go through 16 back-to-back games in 2014-15.

Open Forum: Who will win the starting center position for the Lakers this season?

While a healthy Kobe Bryant is more than guaranteed as a starter, some of the other spots are up for grabs. In this week’s Open Forum, we’d like to take a look at the center position.

Worthy expects big improvement from Lakers

James Worthy talks about the upcoming Lakers season during his shoe release party, saying he expects good things under new coach Byron Scott.

The Sparks take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Backstage Sparks: The entire squad takes the ice bucket challenge for "Chillin4Charity" to raise awareness for cancer.

Too little, too late for Sparks

4-Minute Replay: Sparks rally against Mercury, but end regular season with loss in Phoenix. Coach Dave Miller breaks down the top plays.

Open Forum: Lakers fans believe Nick Young at his best when coming off bench

Nick Young's first season as a Laker was his best of his NBA career and he was most effective when coming off the bench. Lakers fans, in answering our "Open Forum", believe Young should continue to be used as a reserve.

Who will flourish the most under Byron Scott?

Coach Dave Miller and Mark Medina make their picks and discuss the reasons why they believe Lakers players will benefit from Byron Scott’s coaching style.

Lakers to face Pau Gasol and the Bulls on Christmas Day

Lakers fans will be in for an unusual Christmas as they’ll watch Pau Gasol wearing Chicago colors playing against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

What to expect from the Kobe vs. Howard showdown on opening night?

Chris McGee, Coach Davie Miller and Mark Medina discuss the opening game for the Lakers against the Houston Rockets, where Kobe Bryant will have the chance to face Dwight Howard for the first time since he joined that team.

The Rundown: Lakers to open against the Rockets; visit Pau Gasol and the Bulls on Christmas

Jeremy Lin won’t have to wait too long to face his former team as the Los Angeles Lakers will open their 2014-15 season against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 28th.

Defense is first for Byron Scott

Head Coach Byron Scott to stress defense to Lakers this coming season.

Inside the Game: Managing expectations for Julius Randle

With Julius Randle in the conversation as an early Rookie of the Year candidate, the expectations will be high from the start. Still, at 19 years old, the former Kentucky big man will need time to develop.

What should Lakers expect from Kobe Bryant?

Lee Jenkins and Dave McMenamin stress that the most important thing for Kobe Bryant in the upcoming season will be to be patient with himself and his teammates.

A Laker Life: Andy Bernstein's Images of Champions

Andy Bernstein has spent a career capturing iconic photos of the Lakers and the NBA. He shares the story of how he got started and talks about his favorite moments from an amazing career.

Landon Donovan's farewell to fans

Backstage Galaxy: U.S. soccer icon and Galaxy star Landon Donovan offers gratitude and heart-warming words for his fans in his farewell letter.