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Wesley Johnson 'wanted to be a part of something'

Lakers forward Wesley Johnson says he returned to LA because he wanted to help the team rebound after a rough season.

Kupchak: Scott the perfect fit for Lakers

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak says he's glad Byron Scott will focus on defense, and thinks Scott will be the kind of coach who gets his players' attention.

Byron Scott: 'I bleed purple and gold'

Exclusive: New Lakers coach Byron Scott says he's looking forward to working with the Lakers and vows to work harder than he has ever worked to make this team a winner.

Magic thrilled with Byron Scott hire

Magic Johnson says he's happy that the Lakers named his teammate the new head coach, and vows that while there is work to do, Scott will turn the team around.

Full interview: Byron Scott press conference

New Lakers coach Byron Scott meets the LA media to talk about his plans for the team moving forward and his excitement returning to the Lakers for his dream job.

Magic, Kareem and Jamaal Wilkes welcome Byron Scott

New Lakers coach Byron Scott receives a "Showtime" welcome from his former teammates Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes.

Lakers make it official with Byron Scott

Byron Scott is the Lakers next coach and Dave Miller talks about the impact the former Lakers guard will have on the team.

Sparks beat the Fever at home

4-Minute Replay: Playing without Candace Parker, the Sparks win their first game at home in 5 weeks with a 77-73 win over Indiana.

Nash says this is his last year

Point guard Steve Nash says he'll play one more year and Coach Dave Miller talks about what to expect from the two-time MVP.

Covering the Galaxy

Backstage: Galaxy - Adam Serrano, Galaxy Insider, and Josh Guesman, host of the 'Corner of the Galaxy' podcast, talk about covering the team.

Swaggy P talks about the Lakers new look

Interviewed at a Drew League game, Nick Young talks about coming back, Byron Scott and being the Boy Wonder to Kobe Bryant's Batman.

Look for Lakers' defense to improve under Scott

Coach Dave Miller says Byron Scott's defensive philosophy means the Lakers will be accountable, tougher and reduce transition buckets.

Plenty of options for Byron Scott

Coach Dave Miller breaks down how Byron Scott will use this Lakers roster, with predictions on roles for Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin.

Patient Lakers 'get their man in the end'

ESPNLA reporter Ramona Shelburne discusses how the hire of Byron Scott went down, the terms of the contract, why it took the Lakers took so long to make the decision and more.

The amazing journey of the Opare brothers

Backstage Galaxy: Kofi and Nana Opare have had a long journey from Africa to where they are now, reunited as roommates in LA as the Galaxy defender's brother is a student at UCLA.

Sparks get much-needed victory vs. Storm

4-Minute Replay: Coach Dave Miller calls Saturday's victory over Seattle a "must win" game. The Coach helps Mike Trudell break down the key plays in the huge win.

Henry: 'I really loved it here'

Xavier Henry talks to Coach Miller about why he decided to return to the Lakers, gives an update on his health, and talks about how he wants to improve next season.

Lakers reportedly offer job to Byron Scott

Multiple reports say that the Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott. The sides are reportedly negotiating a deal that would bring the former "Showtime" star back to the purple and gold.

Ed Davis ready to help the Lakers' defense

Ed Davis was introduced by the Lakers and told Coach Dave Miller why exactly he will be a good fit for the team.

Coach on Boozer: 'Physicality is his forte'

Access 360: Carlos Boozer's experience and tough presence will be a big edge for the Lakers in the paint. Coach Dave Miller breaks down the big man's game.

Full interview: Carlos Boozer meets the press

New Lakers forward Carlos Boozer talks about joining forces with Kobe Bryant, bringing veteran leadership to a young Lakers frontcourt and more in Friday's introductory press conference.

Horry: Boozer can rejuvenate his game

Former Laker Robert Horry says that Carlos Boozer is older but also smarter, and that he will use that to his advantage facing younger, more athletic opponents.

Lin brings Lakers an edge on offense

Access 360: Jeremy Lin's maturing game will bring some advantages to the Lakers, as he is good at getting into the lane and finding open teammates or finishing himself. Coach Dave Miller breaks it down.

Full interview: New Laker Jeremy Lin meets the press

Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin talks about returning home (he was born in Torrance), his maturing game and much more. Watch the full press conference!

Jeremy Lin: 'We have a lot of work to do'

In a one-on-one interview with Jaime Maggio, new Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin talks about his excitement over joining the Lakers and his eagerness to help Kobe Bryant and the team get back to winning.

Highlights: LA Sparks vs. New York Liberty

4-Minute Replay: The Sparks fall short of a comeback against the New York Liberty; drop another home game, 66-64.

Robert Horry’s expectations for the Lakers

Robert Horry discusses Kobe Bryant’s role next season, the prospect of seeing Byron Scott as the Lakers head coach and much more.

Lakers re-sign Nick Young and Ryan Kelly

Nick Young led the Lakers in scoring last season with 18 points per game, which earned him a new four-year deal. Kelly averaged eight points per game as a rookie for the purple and gold last season.

Who will join Kobe in the starting five?

Coach Dave Miller and Bill Oram both have Kobe Bryant in their Lakers starting five but where do they disagree? Check out their projections.

Ed Davis signs a two-year contract with Lakers

Lakers hope Ed Davis will give them a shot-blocking presence on the inside.

Top pick Randle signs right before taking the floor

Backstage Lakers Exclusive: Julius Randle and Mitch Kupchak take care of the paperwork before the number one pick takes the floor. Plus, Coach Miller breaks down the big man's game.

Henry and Johnson expected to return to Lakers

Coach Dave Miller breaks down the Lakers latest offseason moves including the expectations for Xavier Henry and Wesley Johnson

Clarkson is making his point

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller is excited about Jordan Clarkson's maturity and decision making at the point.

Lakers acquire Carlos Boozer

The 12-year veteran was waived by the Chicago Bulls and the Lakers were awarded his contract on a partial waiver claim.

How good are Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson?

Coach Dave Miller explains what he has seen from the Lakers new players during the Summer League in Las Vegas.

Keane and Zardes find their scoring touch

4-Minute Replay: Both Galaxy forwards scored two goals each while Stefan Ishizaki added another one from a free kick.

Candace Parker's balancing act

Backstage Sparks: Going behind the scenes with Candace Parker, we discover a woman who is not only a top-notch basketball star, but a person who also prides herself in being a good mother.

Media day a fun grind for Sparks

Backstage Sparks: There are a lot of obligations on media day, but the Sparks aren't shy about having fun with it.

Magic saves the day and the team

Backstage Sparks: The players are grateful for Magic Johnson and his group for taking over the team.

'Ice' adds a new dimension to Sparks

Backstage Sparks: Candace Wiggins brings high energy and an amazing story to the Sparks this season.

In many ways, Lakers will miss Pau Gasol

Coach Miller says the Lakers are losing in great player and a great man in Pau Gasol.

Coach Miller: 'It will be a nice homecoming' for Lin

Coach Miller says Jeremy Lin's ability to get to the rim and his high basketball IQ will be a big benefit for the Lakers this season.

Sister act

4-Minute Replay: Nneka Ogwumike doesn't let her little sister Chiney outshine her as she leads the Sparks to victory over the Connecticut Sun.

One is enough for Galaxy

4-Minute Replay: Galaxy falter on several opportunities to score, settle for 1-0 victory. We break down the key plays.

Worthy on Gasol: 'Somebody you'll always love'

James Worthy reacts to the departure of Pau Gasol to the Chicago Bulls, saying that the former Laker was the type of man you would like your child to grow up to be like.

Gyasi Zardes learning all about fatherhood

Backstage Galaxy: Gyasi Zardes has gone through a lot of changes in the past couple of months, getting married and becoming a father. Zardes introduces Galaxy fans to his family.

A Laker Life: Sitting Courtside

A Laker Life: Sitting Courtside For the past 30 years, Norm Pattiz has seen just about every Laker moment from the best seat in the house - the front row.

Byron Scott: “I’m a Jeremy Lin fan”

Byron Scott reacts to LeBron James going back to Cleveland and the Lakers trading for Jeremy Lin. He also discusses Kobe Bryant’s fitness and the Lakers re-signing Nick Young.

Nick Young and his Swaggy P. style

Swaggy P. is back! In honor of his return to the Lakers, here are some of his most memorable quotes and moments from last season.

What can Jeremy Lin offer the Lakers?

Chris McGee, Dave McMenamin and Mike Trudell discuss Jeremy Lin's history in the NBA and how the point guard might fit in with the Lakers.

Lakers re-sign Young and Hill; trade for Lin

The Lakers have started making moves during the free agency period, keeping Nick Young in a 4-year contract and Jordan Hill to two years. The Lakers also traded for Jeremy Lin with the Houston Rockets.

Lakers have free agent options beyond the big stars

There is talent to be had on the market beyond Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. Mike Trudell and Mike Bresnahan take a look at the top options, including Lance Stephenson.

Where will Pau Gasol end up?

Mike Trudell and Mike Bresnahan take a look at the options Pau Gasol faces in free agency and ponder whether the big man will take more money to go elsewhere or remain in the city he loves.

If Lakers don't get Carmelo, then what?

Mike Trudell and Mike Bresnahan share their thoughts on what the Lakers do next if a report Carmelo Anthony is returning to the Knicks is true.

Kobe Bryant discusses his health, Lakers free agent prospects and more

Full interview: Lakers star Kobe Bryant sat down with the media on Wednesday to talk about a number of topics, including his physical condition, the Lakers' offseason strategy and more.

John Kundla: The original great Lakers coach

A Laker Life: Before Phil Jackson and Pat Riley there was John Kundla, the original great Lakers coach who won five championships of his own -- with a little help from George Mikan. Kundla, the oldest living member of the Hall of Fame, shares his story.

Kendall Marshall looking to prove himself again

The Lakers point guard will lead the team during the Summer League in Las Vegas and will take the opportunity to convince the Lakers to keep him in the roster.

2014 NBA Draft: Behind the scenes

Backstage Lakers: Our cameras were present at every moment during draft night, from the decision to select Julius Randle with the No. 7 pick to the media duties the Lakers new star had to fulfill that evening.

What other free agency options do the Lakers have?

If the Lakers miss out on Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, they could be looking at resigning Nick Young; may opt to pursue Lance Stephenson or Trevor Ariza.

Will Pau Gasol stay or go?

Pau Gasol is receiving a lot of interest on the free agent market, but he also loves playing for the Lakers. Will he return? Coach Dave Miller and Kevin Ding break it down.

Julius Randle is 'the most NBA ready'

Access 360: In breaking down Julius Randle's game, Coach Dave Miller thinks some scouts missed the boat on the big man's upside.

How should Lakers pitch Carmelo Anthony?

Everyone knows the Lakers will sell their history to free agent Carmelo Anthony, but Coach Miller and Kevin Ding have other ideas on how the Lakers can lure star to L.A.

Julius Randle on his expectations this coming season

Julius Randle is looking forward to link up with Kobe Bryant and improve his overall game ahead of the 2014-15 NBA season.

Julius Randle on joining the Lakers

Lakers new big man Julius Randle reminisces about the events leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft and tells Chris McGee about his long-time dream of playing with the Lakers.

Jodie Meeks' hard work pays off

After doubling his numbers last season with the Lakers, Jodie Meeks reportedly agrees to three-year contract with the Pistons.

How will the Lakers approach the free agency period?

ESPN LA's Dave McMenamin explains how the Lakers are positioning themselves in order to go after some of the biggest free agents available, including LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.

Julius Randle officially introduced as a Laker

The full press conference with Julius Randle and General Manager Mitch Kupchak as the team presented their newest star.

Introducing Julius Randle

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Kentucky's Julius Randle with the No. 7 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Julius Randle: A Swiss army knife on the court

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller breaks down the many talents Julius Randle will bring to the Lakers next season.

Is Kobe recruiting Carmelo?

Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak says he wouldn’t be surprised if Kobe Bryant is talking to Carmelo Anthony about joining the Lakers.

Byron Scott opens up about his interviews with the Lakers

Former Lakers star Byron Scott sat down with Chris McGee to discuss the process he's currently going through as he pursues the Lakers head coaching position.

Kupchak on Randle: 'He has a chance to be a heck of a professional player'

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak comments on Julius Randle and says he's not concerned about the big man's health issues moving forward.

Julius Randle reacts to his selection by the Lakers

Julius Randle expressed his excitement after finding out he'll be joining the Lakers next season. While he needs to figure out whether he's physically fit, he expects to play in the Summer League.

Do the Lakers have a chance with LeBron James?

Chris McGee, Coach Dave Miller and Mark Medina discuss how the Lakers could have a slight chance of landing LeBron James after he opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat.

Randle, Gordon and LaVine ready for the NBA Draft

Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and Zach LeVine spoke to the media ahead of the NBA Draft. The three prospects trained with the Lakers and could be interesting options for their number seven pick.

Scott emerges as lead candidate to be Lakers head coach

Former Lakers star Byron Scott is reportedly the front runner to be the next Lakers head coach. Let's take a look at Scott's coaching resume.

LeBron James opts out of contract

Four-time MVP LeBron James opted out of his contract and will be a free agent. Coach Dave Miller says "there's always a chance" LeBron could leave Miami and maybe even head to Los Angeles.

Sparks raise the tempo on way to win

4-Minute Replay: Some great play from Candace Parker, as well as some timely defense, carry the Sparks to victory. Coach Dave Miller breaks down the key plays.

How would Carmelo and Thompson fit in L.A.?

Facing uncertain futures with their present teams, Carmelo Anthony and Klay Thompson could be interesting options for the Lakers during the free agency period. Coach Dave Miller explains what they could bring to the purple and gold.

Kobe Bryant takes a break from World Cup to talk Lakers

Kobe Bryant is in Brazil for the World Cup but he's still thinking about the Lakers coaching situation and coming back at 100 percent.

Prospects Smart and Payton prove their points

Potential Laker point guard Marcus Smart aimed to prove he can shoot the ball in Friday's workout in El Segundo while Elfrid Payton wants to show, "I belong."

Xavier Henry stops by the Lakers facility

Xavier Henry is still not at 100 percent but the athletic swingman talks about getting back in shape and finding his 'explosiveness.'

Big Game James in the Big Apple

Backstage Lakers: James Worthy heads to New York City and tries to bring home the top pick for the Lakers in the NBA draft lottery.

What kind of Kobe Bryant will the Lakers have next season?

Coach Dave Miller and Chris McGee discuss the mentality the Mamba is going to have next season and the necessity to start controlling his minutes.

Julius Randle ready to make a difference in the NBA

The Kentucky power forward worked out at the Lakers facility on Tuesday and spoke to Coach Dave Miller about the possibility of joining the Lakers this fall.

LA Galaxy for a good cause at USC

Backstage Galaxy: Defenders A.J. DeLaGarza and Todd Dunivant visit USC to play with some young fans as part of the ‘Kicks for Kids’ event.

Baggio Husidic and life in California

Backstage Galaxy: Galaxy midfielder Baggio Husidic opens the doors of his house to the Backstage crew and shares his life outside of the soccer field.

Scouting the available point guards

Lakers scouting coordinator Jesse Buss talks about leadership, maturity, athleticism and what the Lakers are looking for at the point.

Kobe's top ten plays

His season may have been shortened by injury but Kobe Bryant still made some amazing passes, shots and of course, a dunk.

Kobe Bryant on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Kobe Bryant drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk strange names, odd accents and bizarre super powers.

Julius Randle has a 'motor that never stops'

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller heads to the big board to show what makes Kentucky power forward Julius Randle such a beast in the paint.

Byron Scott gets second interview with Lakers

Coach Dave Miller and Brian Kamenetzky discuss the meaning behind Byron Scott getting a second interview for the Lakers' coaching position.

Lakers mining for draft talent

Legendary talent scout and coach Bill Bertka talks about what the Lakers look for in prospects when they work them out at their training facility.

Playing with Kobe 'would be incredible'

Draft prospects like Marcus Smart and Aaron Gordon talk about their excitement over the possibility of playing alongside Kobe Bryant.

Walton says Fisher will be 'a phenomenal coach in this league'

Former Laker Luke Walton says he thinks Phil Jackson was wise to pick Derek Fisher to be the coach of the New York Knicks. Watch "Access SportsNet: Lakers" on Thursday at 7 p.m. for much more.

Ryan Kelly's top 10 plays of the season

Lakers forward Ryan Kelly narrates his best plays of the year, with a little help from Coach Miller and Chris McGee.

Galaxy: 'We needed to be better'

Sounds of the Game: Landon Donovan, Bruce Arena and the Galaxy talk react to a game against Chivas USA in which they dominated yet were unable to get a victory.

Inconsistent Sparks no match for Lynx

4-Minute Replay: Against powerful Minnesota, the Sparks don't start or finish well enough for a victory. We break down the key plays.

Disappointing finish for Galaxy vs Chivas USA

4-Minute Replay: The Galaxy aren't able to get a win against an improved Chivas team, but Pete Vagenas criticizes Chivas for sitting back in the second half as he breaks down the key plays.

Doing work in the paint

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller breaks down how the Sparks made an impact inside against the Sky on Friday night.