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Swaggy P goes Hollywood, puts on a show

Backstage Lakers: Nick Young is at home dealing with people. Never is that more clear than when he takes over as tour guide of a Hollywood tour bus.

Coach Dave Miller previews the Lakers-Clippers game on Friday night

The Lakers have another tough matchup on Friday with a home game against the Clippers. Coach Miller talks about the matchup and how Byron Scott must figure out how to slow down a high-flying opponent.

Sneak peek: 'Coach's Show' with Coach Dave Miller

In our debut episode of "Coach's Show," Coach Dave Miller gets the scoop on Kobe Bryant's early basketball exploits from high school coach Gregg Downer. Watch our preview video here, then catch the full episode on Thursday, Nov. 6!

Sounds of the Game: Lakers turn focus to defense

The Lakers know that if they are going to turn around the results of their first two games they will have to shore things up on the defensive side of the ball.

Access 360: Lakers slow to react on transition defense

Coach Dave Miller breaks down where the Lakers' defense is hurt by lack of communication and by players being slow getting back.

A Laker Life: The Police Chief's team

LA city councilman Bernard Parks shares stories of a lifelong love for the Lakers, and talks of watching them grow from an unwatched team to an iconic franchise.

4-Minute Replay: Lakers fall to Suns, drop to 0-2

Kobe Bryant has a big game but the Lakers prove unable to stop Phoenix. James Worthy and Robert Horry break down the key plays.

Doctor says Randle can come back strong

Dr. Neil Ghodadra talks about what kind of surgery Julius Randle underwent to fix his broken tibia. He also says that while Randle faces an extensive rehab, his leg will end up being stronger than ever.

A boy tries out ... for the Laker Girls?

Laker Girls episode 1 preview: Chris tries out for the Laker Girls. Find out how he did!

James Worthy recalls having same injury as Julius Randle

TWC SportsNet analyst James Worthy also broke his tibia as an NBA rookie. He shares stories of when it happened to him and how devastating it was to him and his team.

Sounds of the Game: Randle injury hits Lakers hard

The Lakers react to the opening night injury to touted rookie Julius Randle, calling the injury to the promising rookie "heartbreaking," but vowing to move forward and play hard without him.

Kobe on Randle injury: 'We're not gonna let him get down about this'

Lakers star says Julius Randle's injury was a fluke thing, but that the rookie has everyone's support and will come back stronger than ever.

Donovan: World Cup snub 'was a difficult time for us'

Connected With ... Landon Donovan: LA Galaxy and US soccer icon talks about the pain that he and his family felt after he was left off the World Cup team and more.

Is Kobe Bryant all the way back?

A discussion of whether Kobe Bryant is all the way back, how he will adjust to his new teammates and how Byron Scott will limit his minutes.

Lakers react to Dwight Howard's return to LA

As they prepare to take on the Rockets on opening night, Kobe Bryant and his team talk about taking on a former Laker.

Kobe and the Lakers are ready to go

Kobe Bryant enters his 19th season with a group he likes and the feeling that he's ready to get started against the Houston Rockets.

Jeremy Lin talks about hype and playing with Kobe

Connected with...Jeremy Lin - the guard talks about joining the franchise and playing alongside one of the all-time greats, Thursday at 6 p.m.

A breakdown of the Lakers roster

The season opens Tuesday night at home against the Houston Rockets and we take a look at the Lakers roster.

Top 10 Lakers plays of the preseason

From Kobe Bryant jumpers to Wesley Johnson dunks, we take a look at the best plays of the preseason from the guys in purple and gold.

Jeremy Lin holds no grudges vs Rockets

Lakers guard Jeremy Lin is ready for the regular season and stresses that there are no hard feelings against Houston, the team they face on Tuesday.

Byron Scott: Defense comes first

Coach Byron Scott shares his thoughts with Dave Miller on the preseason, including whether the team has found its identity and other topics heading into the regular season.

Preseason shows Lakers taking on identity of Byron Scott

James Worthy and Antawn Jamison look back at the Lakers' preseason, discussing who impressed the most, what they learned and more.

Lakers eager to get healthy, enter regular season

Sounds of the Game: Lakers react to a tough preseason loss, hope to get players healthy in time for Tuesday's regular season opener.

Lakers fall to Kings on last-second shot

4-Minute Replay: Lakers fall to Kings on buzzer-beater, but there are some big moments from players like Julius Randle, Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis.

Steve Nash will miss the entire Lakers season

The Lakers point guard was unable to recover from a recurring back injury and will miss the 2014-15 season. Coach Dave Miller, Kevin Ding and Jaime Maggio discuss.

Worthy voices his support for Steve Nash

Big Game James Worthy called in to offers his reaction to Steve Nash missing the upcoming season with the Lakers.

How will the Lakers adjust without Steve Nash?

Steve Nash is out for the season, leaving the responsibility of running the floor to Jeremy Lin, Jordan Clarkson and Ronnie Price.

Inspiration in the Game Ball Presentation

Backstage Lakers: 16-year-old Erica Wilson, who suffers from a neurological disorder, was honored by the Lakers for her motivation and her ability to take on challenges. After losing her ability to walk, she turned her attention to wheelchair basketball.

Lakers see hard work in practice paying off

Sounds of the Game: Lakers praise Julius Randle’s work against the Blazers and look forward to a strong preseason finish against Sacramento.

Lakers defense improving with each game

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller breaks down what the Lakers did right defensively to keep the Blazers at bay.

Preseason highlights: Lakers vs. Blazers

4-Minute Replay: Lakers put together a strong effort against the Blazers without Kobe Bryant; win 94-86.

Casino time for the Lakers

Backstage Lakers: The players take some time away from basketball to focus on “Casino Night”, a fundraiser event for the Lakers Youth Foundation where the team gets the chance to celebrate with fans the start of another season.

‘Mad-dog’ steps in for some one-on-one basketball

Backstage Lakers: Lakers assistant coach Mark Madsen returns to the court to take on the players after practice.

Lakers focused on the positives after loss to Phoenix

Sounds of the Game: Kobe Bryant praised Jeremy Lin in his return as the Lakers agree that they’re finally starting to gel as a team.

Preseason highlights: Lakers vs. Suns

4-Minute Replay: The Lakers showed signs of improvement in the dramatic 114-108 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Room for improvement in offense for the Lakers

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller analyzes the offensive miscues the Lakers had in the game against the Suns.

Julius Randle improving under Byron Scott

The Lakers rookie looked more confident and aggressive in the win against the Utah Jazz on Sunday night.

A big difference in defense for the Lakers

James Worthy and Robert Horry analyze what the Lakers did right against the Jazz and what they have seen from Kobe Bryant so far.

Sounds of the Game: 'We've got to attack defensively'

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers want to be aggressive on the defensive end this season, and Sunday's win over Utah is a step in the right direction.

4-Minute Replay: Lakers ride second-half comeback to win

Highlights: James Worthy and Robert Horry break down the top plays as Lakers crank things up in the second half on the way to a victory over the Utah Jazz.

Omar Gonzalez and Todd Dunivant: Fathers to be

Backstage Galaxy: The significant others of Galaxy players Omar Gonzalez and Todd Dunivant celebrate their impending parenthood.

Voice of the Galaxy worked hard to get where he is

Backstage Galaxy: Joe Tutino is a versatile and experienced radio talent who truly found his niche as the lead announcer for the LA Galaxy.

Worthy: Kobe is 'still getting the job done'

James Worthy says Kobe Bryant is still attacking the basket and looking very good in spite of his game having changed, and stresses that the team will look better when it gets healthy.

Injuries haunting the Lakers once again

Sounds of the Game: Lakers players talk about the difficulty of playing with some many key guys missing so early..

Communication and defense

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller analyzes what went wrong defensively for the Lakers in the loss against the Jazz.

Preseason highlights: Lakers vs. Jazz

4-Minute Replay: Shorthanded Lakers fall to the Utah Jazz in Anaheim.

Jordan Hill looking to be a key player for the Lakers

The Lakers big man talks about his role in the team and the grueling training camp under Byron Scott.

Xavier Henry and Ryan Kelly visit the troops

Xavier Henry and Ryan Kelly show their appreciation to the men and women in uniform in a visit to the Naval Hospital in San Diego.

Coach Sacre vs. Coach Young

Backstage Lakers: Robert Sacre and Nick Young go head-to-head as coaches in a celebrity basketball game, all for a good cause.

Byron Scott era starts in San Diego

Backstage Lakers: Go behind the scenes as Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash make a triumphant return to the court with the Lakers.

Transition defense issues for the Lakers

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller analyzes the challenges the Lakers are having with transition defense.

A Laker Life: Jonathan Oe, stitching history

As the man in charge of making the uniforms of the Lakers, Jonathan Oe tells the stories behind dressing some of team’s greatest stars.

Steve Nash and Jeremy Lin dealing with injuries

Lakers head coach Byron Scott discusses the issues he's dealing with at the point guard position as Steve Nash and Jeremy Lin struggle with injuries.

Kobe Bryant talks NBA TV deal and the future

Kobe Bryant offered his opinion on the 2016 NBA TV deal and the notion that players should take less than their market value in order to in championships.

Xavier Henry practices but is not ready to return

Xavier Henry practiced on Tuesday and said he felt better, but is being cautious during the preseason and won’t return for now.

Lakers injury update from Byron Scott

The Lakers head coach spoke about the current situation of some of his injured players, which include Jeremy Lin, Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry and Ryan Kelly.

A Laker Life: Former Lakers center invents jump hook shot

A Laker Life: The story of Billy "The Hill" McGill, chapter 1 - McGill is now 74 and has told the story hundreds of times, but still brightens when he shares the tale of a pick-up game in 1956 being interrupted by three NBA Hall of Famers. Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Guy Rodgers walked into Denker gymnasium to check out the best high school player in Los Angeles.

Lots to work on for Byron Scott and the Lakers

Sounds of the Game: Lakers looking to learn from the tough defeat against Golden State.

Preseason Highlights: Lakers fall to Warriors in Ontario

4-Minute Replay: Lakers can’t hold Stephen Curry and the Warriors in second-straight loss.

Jordan Clarkson injury opens opportunities for others

Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson will be out for at least a week after suffering a calf injury on Thursday, a development that will open opportunities for other players looking for a spot in the roster.

Lakers fall to the Warriors at Staples Center

4-Minute Replay: The Lakers went down early in the game and never recovered as they suffered their first loss under Byron Scott.

Coach Scott: ‘We got to play harder’

Sounds of the Game: Lakers head coach Byron Scott and Kobe Bryant will be looking to make adjustments after falling to Golden State.

Ellington talks about trying out for the Lakers

Wayne Ellington says that Byron Scott runs the hardest practices in the league and talks about what his role on the Lakers could be.

Nick Young puts the Me in Media Day

Backstage Lakers: Swaggy P shows why he is a natural fit for media day.

Kobe Bryant on Media Day

Backstage Lakers: Kobe Bryant faces the media throng, catches up with the Access SportsNet crew and answers everybody's favorite question one more time.

Lakers practice takes shape

Backstage Lakers: it's no secret that Byron Scott plans to stress conditioning and the players get a first-hand look during the first practice.

Pride in the purple and gold

Backstage Lakers: It's the first week of practice but Coach Byron Scott is in midseason form with this speech about what it means to wear a Lakers jersey.

Coach Scott talks about playing rotations

Coach Byron Scott talks about his mindset as he tries to evaluate so many players before the Lakers second preseason game.

Lakers make strides on defense

James Worthy says that improved perimeter defense has helped the Lakers' overall defensive effort and rebounding.

Ed Davis: 'Just play hard'

Lakers center Ed Davis talks to Coach Dave Miller about what he brings to the court, Byron Scott's leadership style and much more.

Jamison joins the team

Former Laker and long-time NBA player Antawn Jamison has joined Time Warner Cable SportsNet as an analyst.

Byron Scott looking to correct defensive mistakes

Sounds of the Game: Lakers head coach Byron Scott praised his team's efforts, but lamented giving up too many fouls. Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin feeling good after their first preseason game.

Kobe Bryant's moves against the Nuggets

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller analyzes the way Kobe Bryant played in his return to the court against Denver.

Lakers start on the right foot

4-Minute Replay: Lakers kick off their preseason looking energetic and focused as they defeat the Denver Nuggets 98-95 in San Diego.

Julius Randle's first dunk in the NBA

Wayne Ellington finds Lakers rookie Julius Randle, who introduces himself to the league with an explosive hammer dunk.

Byron Scott's analysis of the Lakers ahead of preseason

Coach Dave Miller goes one-on-one with Lakers head coach Byron Scott to discuss how the team is looking in different aspects of the game after one week of practice.

Byron Scott’s emotional return to the Lakers

Backstage Lakers: Byron Scott pays a visit to Lakers president Jeanie Buss after being named the team’s new head coach.

4-Minute Replay: Keane, Galaxy dominate Toronto FC

Robbie Keane scored a pair of incredible goals and Alan Gordon blasted another from long range as the Galaxy handled Toronto with ease, 3-0.

Chef Omar takes to the kitchen on 'Backstage: Galaxy'

Backstage Galaxy: Omar Gonzalez receives a special lesson on his passion outside of soccer -- cooking.

For the Lakers so far - the Price is right

Ronnie Price has been the talk of Lakers camp for his energized play and the 9-year veteran talks about finding a niche.

Kobe's back and still has his back-to-the-basket game

Access 360: A breakdown of Kobe Bryant's fadeaway jumper and how he uses balance to play with his back to the basket.

Lin says Scott's workouts are making the Lakers better

Coach Byron Scott called it a light day but Jeremy Lin and others admit to being tired after Friday's practice and scrimmage.

A setback for Swaggy P

Nick Young tore the radial collateral ligament in his thumb, will have surgery Monday and could miss between six and eight weeks.

Kobe Bryant talks to the media after a Lakers scrimmage

The superstar fills it up on offense and the scrimmage comes down to a last-second play before Bryant takes questions from the media.

Kupchak talks about his expectations of Kobe and Nash

Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak talks about the year-round nature of the sport and what he expects this season from Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash.

A Laker Life: The assistant coach Frank Hamblen

Frank Hamblen talks about winning seven titles alongside Phil Jackson including five with the Lakers.

The return of Swaggy P.

Backstage Lakers: The cameras follow Nick Young as he returns to the Lakers facility to sign his new contract with the team.

Kobe Bryant feeling great after 5-on-5 scrimmage

Kobe Bryant restated that he feels like himself and has no physical impediments after going through his second day of training camp.

Jeremy Lin's first day as a Laker

Go behind the scenes with Jeremy Lin as he receives a tour of the Lakers facilities and gets a taste of the rich history of the purple and gold.

Julius Randle feeling comfortable in training camp

The Lakers rookie talks about the different drills that he’s had to do under Lakers head coach Byron Scott’s leadership and discusses the differences with what he used to do at the college level.

Carlos Boozer's physicality and experience

Access 360: Coach Dave Miller analyzes what Carlos Boozer can offer the Lakers this season in terms of vision and presence.

Jeremy Lin staying focused during tough training camp

The Lakers point guard talks about what makes Byron Scott’s training camp “the hardest one” he’s ever been in.

Byron Scott: ‘Kobe and Nash look great’

The Lakers head coach Byron Scott praised his veterans’ ability to hit the ground running in training camp despite being inactive for so long and explained what his defensive system is going to look like.

Johnson: Lakers will be more serious under Byron Scott

Coach Dave Miller caught up with Wesley Johnson after the Lakers’ second day of practice to talk about the toughness of the training camp and his role in the team.

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.