Do you like nicknames?
The Highlight: The NBA is considering letting players wear nicknames on the back of their jerseys. Should Kobe go with Black Mamba or Vino? Plus "#Lakeshow" and "Backstage: Lakers" return and more.
Fans on Figueroa: We went to Staples Center to ask Lakers fans what they expected Kobe Bryant to play like when he returned. Here's what they had to say.
The Highlight: Nick Young's amazing shot to beat the clock is the Lakers highlight of the week. The play is a reminder that the shot clock is the most important invention in the history of the NBA. Let's see how quickly we can explain how it came about.
Banana yellow shoes? That's what Steve Blake designed himself, catching plenty of attention on Friday night, and some light-hearted scorn from his own wife.