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A long road for Lakers on the way to new season

Old players left and new players (such as Carlos Boozer) arrived as the Lakers changed a lot heading into the new season. Here is a recap of the offseason moves.

Kobe: 'The physical checkpoints are all done'

Lakers star Kobe Bryant isn't apprehensive at all about his health and is ready to help the team get better.

Lakers have the most 'Linteresting Man in the World'

Jeremy Lin has a new video on YouTube in which his friends dream up new endorsement ideas for him.

Mitch Kupchak: 'Our goal is to win a championship'

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak tells Chris McGee that even though the team has been down the last couple of years, their aim for the season is to finish as high as ever.

Nick Young interrupts Ryan Kelly's interview

Ryan Kelly may not be a rookie anymore, but that doesn't mean Nick Young won't pick on him. Swaggy P interrupts Kelly's interview and takes over his seat.

Robert Sacre talks food and basketball

Lakers big man Robert Sacre caught up with Kelli Tennant to talk about his approach to a new Lakers season and explain some particular Canadian desserts.

Jordan Clarkson's versatility

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller breaks down Jordan Clarkson's abilities and explains why he would work in a Byron Scott system.

Julius Randle looking to adjust quickly to the Lakers

Lakers rookie Julius Randle went through his first Media Day as an NBA player and spoke about his intentions to learn and adapt quickly to the league and his team.

Lakers Media Day starts the 2014-15 season

Opinions and reactions from Byron Scott and his players as they start their preparations for the season.

Jeremy Lin looking to be more dynamic

Jeremy Lin sat down with James Worthy and Chris McGee to discuss his role with the Lakers under Byron Scott.

Steve Nash optimistic heading into training camp

The Lakers point guard is hoping to stay healthy and have a key role for the Lakers this season.

Kobe Bryant feeling 'calm and ready' ahead of the season

Kobe Bryant reiterated his intentions to come back strong this season during a conversation with James Worthy and Chris McGee during Media Day.

Wesley Johnson feeling at home in Los Angeles

The Lakers power forward talks to Chris McGee and James Worthy about the improvements he's made in his game over the summer and his expectations for the season.

Byron Scott thinking big ahead of the NBA season

Lakers head coach Byron Scott returned to the Access SportsNet desk for the day to discuss his plans for the season and the toughness of his training camp.

Mitch Kupchak expects Julius Randle to earn his minutes

The Lakers general manager said he doesn’t want to put too many expectations on Lakers rookie Julius Randle during his first season.

Jeremy Lin's shooting abilities

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller breaks down the different ways Jeremy Lin can score.

L.A. fans greet Jeremy Lin

The Lakers point guard met with Lakers fans for the first time in Los Angeles; signed autographs and took photos.

Mitch Kupchak counting on Kobe and Nash to stay healthy

Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said both Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are looking healthy and believes they will have great comebacks.

How good will Kobe Bryant be next season?

Coach Dave Miller and Kevin Ding discuss the prospects for Kobe Bryant this coming season, and both say there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic.

Lots to like about Jeremy Lin's game

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller says Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin has "everything you want in a passer" and loves the guard's ability to attack the rim.

Excitement about Jordan Clarkson

Lakers players like Ryan Kelly have been impressed by the play of Jordan Clarkson in workouts so far, but what can fans expect to see from the rookie point guard?

Jeremy Lin feeling good ahead of training camp

The Lakers point guard says he’s in great shape after enjoying a summer free of setbacks; praises Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant on their fitness ahead of training camp.

Byron Scott ‘anxious’ to start training camp

Lakers head coach Byron Scott gives an update on Kobe Bryant as he discusses the intensity he’s looking to bring into the Lakers training sessions.

Jordan Hill working on his jump shot

Lakers big man Jordan Hill spoke to Chris McGee about the improvements he’s looking to make this season and his very particular way to describe what he has seen from Kobe Bryant at practice.

Wayne Ellington excited to be reunited with Byron Scott

Chris McGee caught up with Lakers new signing Wayne Ellington, who played for Byron Scott in Cleveland and it’s looking forward to take advantage of a new opportunity in Los Angeles.

Julius Randle takes on the coaches

Backstage Lakers: Exclusive footage of Julius Randle as he takes on Mark Madsen on a game of 2-v-2 after practice.

Lessons from James Worthy in the Big Apple

Backstage Lakers: While in New York to represent the Lakers in the NBA Draft Lottery, “Big Game” takes a moment to offer some advice to the players hoping to make be selected.

Testing Julius Randle’s abilities

Backstage Lakers: Big man Julius Randle impresses the Lakers coaching staff with his speed, versatility and willingness to work hard.

Backstage Lakers: New season, new additions

On the first episode of Season 3, the “Backstage: Lakers” cameras follow General Manager Mitch Kupchak as he makes key additions to the team with Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. Don’t miss the new episode this Wednesday, September 24th, at 5 p.m. PT.

4-Minute Replay: Galaxy rally past Dallas, clinch playoff berth

Robbie Keane and Alan Gordon scored second-half goals as the LA Galaxy rallied to beat FC Dallas 2-1, move to the top of the Western Conference and clinch a playoff berth.

Access 360: Will Julius Randle make an instant impact?

Coach Dave Miller takes a look at Lakers rookie Julius Randle and says he likes the big man's versatility and poise.

17-year-old Galaxy player adjusting to the game

Backstage Galaxy: Bradford Jamieson IV, 17, has a lot of family support as he embarks on his career as a professional athlete.

Count It or Doubt It: Lakers top rebounder?

Who will lead Lakers in rebounding? How many games will Kobe play? Steve Hartman and Coach Dave Miller debate these questions and more.

Goal for ... Geeter!

Chris McGee proves a quick study after Pete Vagenas gives him pointers on the best way to shoot soccer penalty kicks.

Jeanie Buss 'really not worried about' Kobe returning and contributing

Through the Lens: Lakers president Jeanie Buss discusses Kobe Bryant's comeback from injury and the likelihood he'll contribute this coming season.

'I expect great things'

Jeanie Buss knows her father would be pleased with the Byron Scott hire and the return of the Lakers mentality.

Will Kobe Bryant be a top 10 scorer?

Count it or doubt it: Tackling the top Laker questions such as whether Kobe will be among the top scorers and how much Julius Randle will play.

Lakers prepare for grueling training camp

Several players talk about the reputation that coach Byron Scott has for running his players ragged in training camp as they get ready for the preseason.

Rookies weigh in on Swaggy P

Lakers reporter Mike Trudell interviews the team's rookies about what they want to call Nick Young.

Julius Randle talks about adapting to the pro game

The rookie from Kentucky talks about working on his conditioning, improving his health and using his defensive skills in the NBA.

Wesley Johnson expects a more serious tone

The swing forward talks about igniting the defense, being more aggressive on offense and preparing for a Byron Scott training camp.

Highlights: LA Galaxy 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

4-Minute Replay: LA Galaxy earns another point on the road as they tie 1-1 with the San Jose Earthquakes thanks to a first half goal from Omar Gonzalez.

Nick Young weighs in on the Kobe-MJ debate

Swaggy P explains why he believes Kobe Bryant should be considered a better player than Michael Jordan.

Phil Hubbard relishing the chance to coach the D-Fenders

Longtime player and coach Phil Hubbard discusses his new role and the head coach of the D-Fenders in the NBA Development League.

Kobe Bryant goes back to Germany for treatment

Just like last year, and as training camp approaches, Kobe Bryant returns to Germany to undergo a special treatment on his knees.

Nick Young imitates Byron Scott

Lakers guard Nick Young has been the subject of imitations by Byron Scott. Now he's turning the tables.

Nick Young on Byron Scott era: 'You can feel it in the air'

Nick Young talks to Coach Dave Miller about his improved work ethic, preparing for a Byron Scott training camp and more.

Worthy's early take on new-look Lakers

James Worthy shares his thoughts on what Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash will look like this season, the impact of Byron Scott and more.

Jeremy Lin pranks his fans

The new Lakers point guard plays a trick on unsuspecting museum visitors and discusses the upcoming Lakers season.

Galaxy salvage a point on the road against Montreal

4-Minute Replay: LA Galaxy went down by two goals in the first half, but goals by Gyasi Zardes and Alan Gordon earned them a 2-2 draw against the lmpact.

Galaxy members with Swedish ties visit a local deli

Swedish native Stefan Ishizaki and Baggio Husidic, who played there professionally, visit Olson's Swedish deli for a meal and some staples from the old country.

Donnie Basketball?

Dodger manager Don Mattingly talks about the Dodgers having the same competitive fire as Kobe Bryant as the season nears its end.

How do the Lakers big men match up against one another?

Who's the best shooter? Who's the best scorer? Who is the most dominant rebounder? Lakers reporter Mike Trudell and Coach Dave Miller pick their favorites among the Lakers big men.

Byron Scott's coaching influences

Connected With: Lakers head coach Byron Scott talks about the reasons he considered becoming a coach after his playing career and the influence he received from Pat Riley and others.

Kobe vs. MJ: Did Jordan have more help winning his titles?

Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings reignited the Kobe Bryant-Michael Jordan debate on social media after suggesting Kobe had to do more. Lakers reporter Mike Trudell and Coach Dave Miller offer their opinion on the topic.

How will Byron Scott manage Steve Nash's minutes?

Steve Nash will finish the final year of his contract with the Lakers after the club unsurprisingly decided not to use the stretch provision. LA Daily News reporter Mark Medina breaks down what it all means and Coach Dave Miller discusses what Nash’s role could be under Byron Scott.

Ed Davis looking to make L.A. his permanent home

After signing with the Lakers for two years during the offseason, big man Ed Davis discusses his expectations for playing under Byron Scott and alongside Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bryant’s approach to basketball after 18 years

The Black Mamba explains how he stays motivated through serious injuries and how he will approach this season knowing that he might not be as quick or as strong as he used to be.

A Laker Life: The three-peat

Robert Horry, an instrumental part of the Lakers team that won three consecutive titles talks about playing for Phil Jackson, working with Kobe and Shaq and hitting big shots.

Ryan Kelly preparing for a tough training camp

The power forward worked out with in the Lakers facility and talked about the ways he is getting ready for a Byron Scott training camp, which include swimming and MMA training.

LA Galaxy take the last SuperClasico

4-Minute Replay: Two goals by Gyasi Zardes and another one by Robbie Keane were enough for the Galaxy to defeat city rivals Chivas USA in what could be the last game in the rivalry.

Count It or Doubt It: Will Kobe average more than 20 points per game?

Coach Dave Miller and Fox Sports Radio’s Steve Hartman go toe-to-toe on all things Lakers, including expectations on Kobe Bryant's performances this upcoming season.

Jordan Clarkson's versatility on the floor

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller breaks down the different skills Jordan Clarkson will bring to the Lakers this upcoming season.

Robert Sacre shows off his pitching arm

Lakers center Robert Sacre puts teammate Nick Young to shame with his "first pitch" off a mound at Time Warner Cable SportsNet studios.

Sacre has put in the sacrifice

Robert Sacre discusses his expectations for a difficult Byron Scott training camp, talks about his preparations for the upcoming season and much more.

Clarkson: 'I have a chip on my shoulder'

Jordan Clarkson talks to Chris McGee about his excitement over signing with the Lakers, his drive to prove his doubters wrong and more.

LA Galaxy beat D.C. United 4-1; earn third straight win

4-Minute Replay: Alan Gordon, Omar Gonzalez and Baggio Husidic scored in the first half while Landon Donovan scored his third goal in three straight games to give the LA Galaxy a win 4-1 against D.C. United.

Byron Scott wants Lakers to start 'thinking championship'

On a new episode of "Connected With ..." new Lakers coach Byron Scott talks about his relationship with Kobe Bryant, his goals for the upcoming season and more. Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. PT.

Dominant performance for Galaxy

4-Minute Replay: Landon Donovan extends his MLS scoring record as the Galaxy control game from start to finish, beat Vancouver 2-0.

Galaxy coaches hit the pitch, and the net

Backstage Galaxy: Assistant coaches get their competitive juices flowing with the occasional rousing game of a sport that combines soccer with volleyball.

Keane passes on his soccer wisdom

Backstage Galaxy: Robbie Keane scrimmages with a youth team and gives them advice on working hard and listening to their coaches.

A special visit to special fans

Backstage Galaxy: Landon Donovan and his teammates spread some cheer to young soccer fans at Children's Hospital.

'You have to make sacrifices'

Take a sneak peek at the Kobe Bryant documentary coming out on Showtime this fall.

Jeremy Lin a good fit for Byron Scott's offense

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller shows how Jeremy Lin's game both on and off the ball will be a good fit for the Lakers this season.

Lin impressed with quality of his wax figure: 'It's pretty accurate'

Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin talks about the new lifelike wax figure of himself, his efforts to prepare for the upcoming season and more in an interview with Jaime Maggio.

Byron Scott breaks out his Swaggy P impression

Lakers coach Byron Scott can do a spot-on impression of guard Nick Young, and it's always good for a laugh.

Byron Scott always believed he would coach Lakers

Former Lakers star Byron Scott talks about his love for the Lakers, the fact he always thought he would get a chance to coach the team, his thoughts on the season and more.

A Laker Life: Adam Lakers Carolla

The funnyman and podcast pioneer talks about growing up a Lakers fan in LA, how he got his unusual middle name and running the number one podcast in the world.

Byron Scott's special approach with Kobe Bryant

Lakers Head Coach Byron Scott sits down with Chris McGee and discusses his mentality when it comes to coaching Kobe Bryant.

Galaxy come back to beat the Rapids 4-3

4-Minute Replay: Landon Donovan made the difference as the Galaxy sealed a wild 4-3 comeback win against the Colorado Rapids.

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.

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.

Galaxy fall at Columbus, 4-1

4-Minute Replay: Pete Vagenas and Chris McGee break down the key plays in the Galaxy's disappointing loss to the Columbus Crew on Saturday.

The Sparks take the Ice Bucket Challenge

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

Sparks defeat the Storm

4-Minute Replay: Playoff-bound Sparks win their second consecutive game after defeating the Storm 77-65.

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 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.

Lakers vs. Clippers storylines for 2014-15

From Byron Scott reassuring the media that L.A. is still a Lakers town, to Jordan Farmar switching sides; the “Battle for L.A.” will have plenty of subplots this upcoming season.

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.

Defense is contagious in Sparks victory

4-Minute Replay: Sparks crank up defense to rally past Minnesota, clinch playoff berth. Coach Dave Miller and Jaime Maggio break down the key plays.

Scott to stress defense

Byron Scott to stress defense to Lakers this coming season.

Sparks fade late

4-Minute-Replay: Sparks fade late, lose 82-76 to Stars.

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.

Galaxy rally for tie against Earthquakes

4-Minute Replay: The LA Galaxy outshoot San Jose 24-3, but are forced to rally for a 2-2 tie against the Earthquakes. Mike Trudell and Jaime Maggio break down the key plays.

Cold-blooded 3-pointer lifts Sparks in overtime

4-Minute Replay: Kristi Toliver, known as the "Ice Princess" drills a crucial three in overtime as the Sparks rally to beat Atlanta. Mike Trudell and Jaime Maggio break down the key plays.

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.

Jeremy Lin wants your dunk cam videos

Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin has made a request for fans to send him their dunk cam videos. We'd like to submit one of our own.

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.

Lakers' Summer League action reveals a pair of gems

Backstage Lakers: The Lakers knew they had something in Julius Randle, but they also find a talented surprise in Jordan Clarkson during Summer League play.