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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.

Bruce Arena explains Landon Donovan’s legacy

LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena discusses with Kelli Tennant the meaning of Landon Donovan’s career to soccer in the United States.

Donovan: 'I wouldn’t let [Klinsmann] influence my decision'

Landon Donovan explains his decision to retire at the end of the 2014 MLS season, pointing out that it had nothing to do with Jurgen Klinsmann' decision to leave him off the US National Team World Cup roster in May.

Full interview: Landon Donovan announces his retirement

Landon Donovan meets the press to discuss his decision to retire at the end of the season, saying he's happy and looking forward to future ventures.

Landon Donovan: The will to be a legend

Landon Donovan built a career on experience, leadership, skill and most of all, an unquenchable will to be great.

Dunk Cam strikes again

You never know when Luke Walton and James Worthy will dunk on you in the office. This one is inspired by LeBron James.

Sloppy Sparks fade late

4-Minute Replay: The Sparks battle Tulsa close for most of the night before falling to the Shock.

Gary Vitti comments on Steve Nash’s health

The Lakers’ athletic trainer stated that Steve Nash is 100 percent healthy, though he says that no one knows whether that will be enough for him to sustain a full NBA season.

Highlights: LA Sparks vs. Connecticut Sun

4-Minute Replay: Kristi Toliver scored a crucial three-pointer with nice second to go and Sparks take a 70-69 win over the Connecticut Sun.

Michael Beasley works out for the Lakers

Coach Dave Miller talks about what Michael Beasley would bring to the team if he were to join the Lakers.

Managing Kobe Bryant's minutes

Coach Dave Miller breaks down how Byron Scott will coach his former teammate and manage his minutes for the Lakers next year.

Kobe Bryant schools some kids in China

The Lakers superstar looks good working out and displaying his skills for some youngsters in China.

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.