Open Forum: Lakers predict Lin to be starting PG

Open Forum: Lakers fans think Jeremy Lin will beat out Steve Nash and Jordan Clarkson for the team's starting point guard position.

Poll of the Day, Presented by Toyota: Will Julius Randle earn starting spot with Lakers this season?

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The Rundown: Taking on the Black Mamba in H-O-R-S-E is no easy task

The Rundown: Kobe Bryant recently dominated a fan in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Here's how you could do better ... maybe ... if you're lucky.

Sparks replace Ross with Toler

The Los Angeles Sparks named General Manager Penny Toler to replace Carol Ross as head coach.

Open Forum: Who will win the Lakers starting point guard position?

Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson, three players in very different stages in their respective careers. it is not clear who exactly would be the one the Lakers will give the keys to.

Ogwumike, Parker score 8 eachbut West falls to East

Ogwumike and Parker score 8 a piece but the West falls to the East in ovetime in the WNBA All-Star game.

Galaxy score late goal but lose 2-1 to KC

Robbie Keane cut the Galaxy (7-4-6) deficit in the 79th minute with his 10th goal of the season off a corner kick but KC wins 2-1.

Sparks Leslie headlines HOF class

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday.

Lakers Wrap: Randle, Clarkson finish Summer League play on a high note

The Los Angeles Lakers finished their participation in the 2014 NBA Summer League with an 83-77 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday afternoon.

Sparks fall to the Mystics at home

4-Minute Replay: Jantel Lavender scored a season-high 23 points to lead the Sparks (10-12), who had their season-best, three-game winning streak end.

Open Forum: Fans agree that Kareem is, by far, the greatest Lakers center in history

Almost 58 percent of the readers choose Kareem Abdul-Jabbar over some impressive competition, including Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O’Neal and the one and only “Mr. Basketball” George Mikan.

Lakers Wrap: Randle and Clarkson keep showing good signs despite loss

Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson once again had good individual performances for the Lakers, though they couldn’t help the team from falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 85-63 on Wednesday night.

Zardes, Keane score 2 goals; Galaxy beats NE 5-1

Robbie Keane had two goals and two assists, Gyasi Zardes scored twice, and the Los Angeles Galaxy extended the New England Revolution's losing streak to six games with a 5-1 win on Wednesday night.

Parker and Ogwumike lead Sparks over Liberty 68-54

Nneka Ogwumike scored 15 points and Jantel Lavender added 14 to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the New York Liberty 68-54 Friday night.

Sparks beat San Antonio 83-62

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker scored 23 points and Kristi Toliver added 15 to help the Los Angeles Sparks rout the San Antonio Stars 83-62 on Sunday.

Lakers Wrap: Clarkson's tip-in at buzzer beats Warriors in OT

Lakers Wrap: Jordan Clarkson continues to impress for the Lakers in Summer League action, scoring 19 points and tipping in the winning basket at the buzzer as the Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 89-88 in overtime on Monday night.

The Rundown: Taking a look at Pau Gasol's Laker legacy

The Rundown: Pau Gasol has announced he will be joining the Chicago Bulls. We take a look back at Gasol's legacy as a Laker, as well as what his departure means for the team.

The Rundown: Strengths and weaknesses of Jordan Clarkson

The Rundown: Clarkson, who was selected 46th overall by the Washington Wizards, was expected by many to be selected in the first round. He can play as a point guard or as a shooting guard and is expected to participate in the Summer League for the Lakers.

Open Forum: Who is the greatest Lakers center of all time?

Shaquille O'Neal once tweeted a photo of George Mikan and himself asking who was the best Lakers center of all time. Do you agree with him? Is it down to those two or do Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar deserve that honor?

Lakers Wrap: Randle signs deal, then scores 10 points in debut

Lakers Wrap: Julius Randle signed a contract with the Lakers, then scored 10 points in his Lakers debut on Sunday in Summer League action, but the Lakers fell to the New Orleans Pelicans, 90-73.

Sparks defeat Sun in battle of Ogwumike sisters

The LA Sparks defeated the Connecticut Sun 90-64 on Sunday as LA's Nneka Ogwumike got the better of her sister Chiney in the first meeting of the siblings in the WNBA.

Zardes' goal holds up as Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 1-0

Gyasi Zardes scored a goal in the 20th minute and Jaime Penedo made it stand up with six saves in a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake.

Produce or perish: The journey of Lakers rookie Ryan Kelly

A Laker Life: Ryan Kelly was better prepared to take advantage of his opportunities than most rookies, and not just because he played for legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke. For Kelly, it goes much deeper than that.

Lakers Wrap: Clarkson scores 21 points but Lakers fall to Raptors

The Lakers opened their participation in the 2014 Summer League with an 89-78 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday in Las Vegas. Lakers Draftee Jordan Clarkson led the offense for the purple and gold with 21 points while Julius Randle watched from the sidelines.

Open Forum: Fans don’t expect a big impact from Steve Nash next season

While Steve Nash will go down as one of the best point guards in the history of the NBA, Lakers fans don’t believe the magician will have a big impact for the franchise next season.

Open Forum: Will Steve Nash be able to have a big impact for the Lakers next season?

If Nash remains in LA, what impact will he have? Will he be able to help Kobe Bryant bring forth a new generation of greatness for the Lakers, or will he instead play a quiet last season before moving on to other projects?

3-Point Play: Lakers draftee Jordan Clarkson looking to prove doubters wrong

The former Missouri point guard believes he has a chip on his shoulder after dropping to the second round on the 2014 NBA Draft.

Late surge hurts Sparks in loss to Mercury

Diana Taurasi scored a season-high 32 points, including a season-best seven 3-pointers, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 94-89 for their seventh straight victory Sunday, tying a franchise record.

Carmelo ponders choice after pitches from Lakers, others

The Lakers made their pitch to star free agent on Thursday. Now they wait to see if they are in the running, with reports suggesting they are.

Galaxy rally to earn 2-2 tie vs. Portland

Portland's Rauwshan McKenzie tapped the ball into his own net off a cross from Baggio Husidic as the LA Galaxy rallied for a 2-2 tie against the Timbers on Friday night at StubHub Center.

Ogwumike leads Sparks past Storm, 70-56

Nneka Ogwumike scored 21 points for her fifth straight game in the 20s and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Seattle Storm 70-56 on Thursday night.

Open Forum: Fans expect Julius Randle to dominate in the paint

Even though Julius Randle is known for his versatility, fans overwhelmingly agreed that the single best skill Randle will offer to the Lakers is rebounding.

Open Forum: What is the single best skill that Julius Randle will bring to the Lakers?

Despite being 19 years old, Lakers newest member Julius Randle is said to be NBA-ready. Physical and explosive, the power forward is expected to have an impact next season.

Galaxy edge Earthquakes 1-0 in 'California Clasico'

Gyasi Zardes scored in the 61st minute as the LA Galaxy defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 in the “California Clasico” on Saturday night.

Sparks blow big lead, but beat Tulsa in overtime

The Sparks blew a big first-half lead, but rallied in overtime for a 92-89 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Saturday afternoon.

Poll of the Day, Presented by Toyota: Did Lakers make right choice drafting Julius Randle?

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Julius Randle shows he's a long-time Kobe fan

New Laker Julius Randle posts a photo of himself wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey as a kid, excited to play with his idol.

Lakers sign two for Summer League team, Randle might not play in Vegas

Lakers reportedly sign two players for Summer League team, and team uncertain if top pick Julius Randle will play in Las Vegas.

Open Forum: Fans select the 1996 NBA Draft as the most successful in Lakers history

According to our readers, the 1996 NBA Draft, when the Lakers landed Kobe Bryant via a trade at the 13th pick and then Derek Fisher in the 24th selection, is the most successful draft in Lakers history.

Lakers select Kentucky big man Julius Randle with No. 7 pick in NBA draft

The Lakers took their first step toward rebuilding their roster in the NBA draft on Thursday, selecting Kentucky big man Julius Randle with the No. 7 pick.

Scott shares thoughts on what Randle can contribute next season

Byron Scott took a few minutes to share his take on the power forward out of Kentucky.

Social media reaction to the Lakers' drafting of Julius Randle

Fans, players and Julius Randle himself head to Twitter to react to the Lakers' draft selection.

Nick Young becomes free agent; what does it mean for the Lakers?

Los Angeles native Nick Young, who became a fan favorite when he returned to his hometown to play for the Lakers last season, has become a free agent. But what does it mean?

Sparks dominate the paint, beat Storm

Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker each had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the LA Sparks defeated the Seattle Storm 65-57 on Tuesday afternoon.

A Laker Life: Surviving Draft Night

Chris Kaman, Jodie Meeks, Ryan Kelly and Kendall Marshall recall the evening that officially started their professional careers in the NBA.

Open Forum: What has been the Lakers’ most successful draft in history?

Choosing the correct players is not an easy task. However, history is a good indication of how good the Lakers management can be when assessing the talent available. What was their greatest draft?

Sparks defeat the Shock 87-77

4-Minute Replay: The Sparks snapped a four-game losing streak with a strong start and a solid overall performance.

Open Forum: Fans have their say; Phil Jackson is the greatest Lakers coach in history

Lakers history dictates that there are two coaches who stand above them all when it comes to the debate on who is the greatest of all time in the franchise: Phil Jackson and Pat Riley.

4-Minute Replay: Sparks fall to Lynx 94-77

Maya Moore scored 31 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 94-77 win against the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night.

Open Forum: Who’s the greatest coach in Lakers history?

Given the rich history of success the Lakers have enjoyed over the years, one would think that the debate for the greatest coach of the franchise would revolve around many names. In reality, and even though the Lakers have had exceptional coaches, it all basically comes down to one question: Pat or Phil?

Sparks fall to Stars, 101-74

The Sparks dropped another game on the road to San Antonio and now have a three-game losing streak.

Sparks fall to Shock 69-67

Skylar Diggins scored 22 points to lead the Tulsa Shock to a 69-67 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night for their third straight win.

Open Forum: Aaron Gordon the best match for Kobe Bryant among draft prospects

Open Forum: Coach Dave Miller said that out of all the major draft prospects, Arizona forward Aaron Gordon would be the best match with Kobe Bryant. It turns out that the readers agree!

Less than a month before Lakers back on court in Summer League play in Las Vegas

For those of you thinking the Lakers' offseason is dragging on much too long, Summer League in Las Vegas is less than a month away. Here's what you need to know.

LA Galaxy feature Landon Donovan in World Cup commercial

Playing in three straight World Cups might make you forget what it’s like to watch the tournament from home. That’s the theme of the new LA Galaxy commercial featuring Landon Donovan as the only person going to work for the Galaxy during the World Cup.

Lakers fall to Clippers

The Lakers suffered their fourth straight defeat with a loss against the Clippers on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.

Vlade Divac says there was one reason he flopped: Shaquille O'Neal

Vlade Divac is glad the NBA is cracking down on flopping. He says he's not proud of his reputation as a flopper and that the only reason he did it was an attempt to stop Shaq.

Xs & Knows: Prospects grind as they prepare for the draft

Playing in front of NBA executives and scouts against the best players available in the draft can be a daunting task, but they have to keep performing at their best, even if it is an unfamiliar and intimidating setting.

Sparks give Lynx a challenge before falling at Staples Center

The LA Sparks continued their up-and-down season, falling to the Minnesota Lynx 85-72 on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.

Galaxy give up early goal, settle for 1-1 tie vs Chivas USA

The LA Galaxy allowed their first goal by Chivas USA in 290 minutes and settled for a 1-1 tie against their LA rivals on Sunday at StubHub Center.

Open Forum: Which prospect working out for the Lakers will be the best fit to play alongside Kobe Bryant?

Bryant’s unequivocal approach to hard-work and determination might not be for everyone, but it does get results. As new players join the Lakers, it will be essential than their chemistry on and off the court with the team’s main star is in the best shape possible.

The real 'Big Fundamental': Kobe Bryant shares pro tips

Tim Duncan might be called "The Big Fundamental," but anyone who has studied Kobe Bryant's game closely knows that his basketball skill set is second to none. And the Lakers star is proving it with a series of "Kobe Fundamentals" videos on Youtube.

Galaxy take on Chivas USA in final game before World Cup break

The L.A. Galaxy will try to enter the World Cup break on a high note when they take on Chivas USA on Sunday at StubHub Center.

Sparks score franchise-record 61 first-half points on way to win over Sky

The LA Sparks started fast on Friday night, scoring a franchise-record 61 points in the first half on the way to a 102-88 victory over the Chicago Sky.

3-Point Play: Long-shot prospect Davion Berry looking to get noticed in pre-draft workout

on Wednesday at the Toyota Center, Berry found himself playing alongside well known college stars Aaron Gordon and Doug McDermott, and guarding sleeper prospect Elfrid Payton at the Toyota Center in a workout in front of Lakers executives.

Lakers fans believe Kobe will be back better than ever

As of Friday, over 50 percent of the voters agreed that Kobe will be back better than ever, while close to 30 percent believe he’ll be the same. Close to 20 percent of the voters believe he won’t be as good.

Lakers host first pre-draft workout

Zach LaVine stands out with impressive vertical jump as prospects attempt to impress Lakers ahead of the draft.

Sparks fall to Dream in Atlanta

Erika de Souza scored 20 of her career high-tying 27 points in the final 20 minutes to lead the Atlanta Dream to a 93-85 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night.

Lakers to work out 12 potential draftees on Wednesday

Lakers to work out 12 potential draftees on Wednesday at the Toyota Sports Center.

Xs and Knows: Landon Donovan's evolution over time

When he first started playing, Donovan quickly became recognized for his unbelievable pace and stamina. Yet, over time, as that thunderous pace has dwindled a bit, his style of play was overtaken by his technical skills and his vision for the game.

Sparks fall in triple overtime against Washington

The Sparks fought but lost 92-84 in a historical match against the Mystics.

Donovan strike earns the Galaxy a 1-1 tie against Chicago

Landon Donovan scored in the 74th minute to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire on Sunday.

Open Forum: How effective will Kobe be on the court next season?

Kobe Bryant is preparing his comeback for the 2014-15 season. Will he be better than ever, same as ever, or will he not be as good?

Poll of the Day, Presented by Toyota: Who will be the next Lakers head coach?

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Fans voice their opinion on the Lakers next head coach

A large number of names have been linked to the Lakers head coach position over the past couple of weeks. As the search continues and with the many choices available, who’s the best option? We compiled a list of candidates who are in line for the position and asked the fans to select their favorite.

Byron Scott believes he’s the best coaching option for Kobe Bryant

As the Lakers continue the search for a new head coach, an important aspect the organization must be considering is the ability the coach will have in getting the best out of Kobe Bryant. In that respect, former Lakers legend Byron Scott believes he’s right choice.

Happy birthday to 'The Logo'

Jerry West, the man forever honored as the NBA logo, turned 76 years old on Wednesday.

Lakers can find good talent with No. 7 pick in draft

The Lakers didn’t strike gold by landing the top pick in the NBA draft, but if past drafts are any indication, the seventh pick should yield a player who will be in the league for a long time.

Open Forum: Who would be the right head coach for the Lakers?

Several names have made the headlines as the process is already underway. The options available represent variety in terms of philosophies and styles. Check out some of the candidates that have been linked with the Lakers HC job and tell us, who would be the right choice to replace Mike D’Antoni?

Landon Donovan named MLS Player of the Week

LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 12 of the 2014 MLS season.

Kobe Bryant praises Steve Nash in ‘NASH: The Documentary'

In ‘NASH: The Documentary’, directed by Michael Hamilton & Corey Ogilvie, Bryant offers a glimpse of what he really thinks of Nash’s game.

Donovan scores two in setting record

Landon Donovan broke the Major League Soccer goal record Sunday night, scoring his 135th and 136th regular-season goals in the Los Angeles Galaxy's game against the Philadelphia Union.

Transcript of Landon Donovan's interview on Saturday regarding his World Cup snub

Landon Donovan made it clear he was disappointed be being left off the World Cup team, but also said he wanted to move forward and support the team.

Donovan among seven cuts on US World Cup roster; Gonzalez in

LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez has been named to the U.S. National Team 23-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. USMNT all-time leading goal scorer and assist leader Landon Donovan has been left out of the roster and named to the standby list.

Galaxy returns home with a 2-1 win over FC Dallas

LA Galaxy snapped a four-game winless streak as they defeated FC Dallas 2-1 on Wednesday night at StubHub Center. Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes made the difference for the home team in the first half with two goals as the Galaxy played once more without stars Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez.

NBA draft lottery: Lakers land No. 7 pick

Lakers move down one spot from where they were expected to in the draft.

2014 NBA Draft: Should the Lakers select Marcus Smart?

Open Forum: While an extra year in college have helped Smart develop his overall game, his inconsistency and frustrations have raised some flags.

2014 NBA Draft: Is Noah Vonleh the answer for the Lakers?

Open Forum: The Lakers could benefit from the Indiana big man, who scouts and pundits expect to be selected early in the NBA Draft because of his great length and athleticism.

Sparks blow late lead, fall to Mercury in home opener

Candace Parker had 23 points and 11 rebounds, but the LA Sparks blew a late five-point lead on the way to a 74-69 loss against the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday night in their home opener at Staples Center.

The best drafts in Lakers history

Open Forum: As the Lakers wait to find out when they’ll be selecting in this year’s draft they can take solace knowing that they’ve been fortunate over the years with the picks they’ve made and haven’t been burned too badly on a pick they could’ve made.

Galaxy finish road trip with loss at Houston

Giles Barnes scored in the 61st minute after a defensive miscue by the LA Galaxy as the Houston Dynamo beat LA 1-0 on Saturday night.

Galaxy try to end road trip on high note in Houston

The LA Galaxy will try to end their four-game road trip on a high note as they take on the Dynamo in Houston on Saturday night.

Sparks open season with impressive win at Seattle

The LA Sparks opened their season with a bang on Friday night, beating the Storm 80-69 in Seattle.

Who should the Lakers pick in upcoming NBA draft? Fans have their say

Open Forum: We selected six of the most prominent prospects in this year’s draft and asked that very question. And you, the fans, have spoken.

2014 NBA Draft: Should the Lakers consider Aaron Gordon’s raw talent?

Open Forum: Aaron Gordon still has to develop many aspects of his game, but at 18 years old, he’s already a highly regarded athlete and competitor.

2014 NBA Draft: Would Doug McDermott be a good selection for the Lakers?

Open Forum: McDermott will be looking to make a statement in the NBA after four successful years at Creighton.

2014 NBA Draft: Should the Lakers take a chance on Julius Randle?

Open Forum: Julius Randle is strong, athletic and competitive in the paint, but his defensive abilities might hurt him in the NBA.

Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez named to the preliminary U.S. National Team World Cup roster

Both Donovan and Gonzalez were an important part of the team that helped the U.S. qualify to the World Cup last year. Gonzalez appeared in and started eight of the 10 games that the U.S. played in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying while Donovan appeared in three qualifiers, scoring once.

Portland's late goal keeps Galaxy from a win

The Galaxy took a 1-0 lead in stoppage time but couldn't prevent the Timbers from tying the game.

Sparks rally past Storm in preseason win

The Sparks shut down the Seattle Storm in the fourth quarter Sunday to pull out a 74-67 preseason win.