Kobe Bryant

Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan

US men’s basketball looks ready for Rio after minicamp

While many countries are still trying to qualify for the Olympics, the U.S. is already lining up guys to play. Not just next summer, but potentially five summers down the line. Firmly perched atop the […]

08/14/2015

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, drives around Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith.

NBA schedule has Christmas finals rematch, more player rest

The Golden State Warriors will see an old friend on opening night and LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA Finals rematch on Christmas, two of the highlight games of their title defense. […]

08/13/2015

Kobe Bryant, Rajon Rondo

Some things to note from the 2015-16 NBA schedule

Some notes on the 2015-16 NBA schedule, released Wednesday by the league office. RING NIGHT Golden State gets its championship rings and one more night to revel in last season’s accomplishments on Oct. 27, when […]

08/13/2015

The Drew League

When Kobe played in The Drew League: “It was magical in the inner city that night”

Dino Smiley, Commissioner of The Drew League, called The Home Team this morning to talk about the league. He explains how he got started with it and how the Drew League grew into the mainstream. He also shares the story […]

08/05/2015

D'Angelo Russell

The hype D’Angelo Russell has to live up to is a different calculation with Kobe Bryant

Doug Gottlieb, CBS Sports host, called in to The Home Team with his thoughts on the Lakers draft pick D’Angelo Russell after watching him play in the Summer League. Living up to the hype of […]

08/04/2015

Byron Scott

Byron Scott says analytics will have a bigger role in upcoming Lakers season

Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Byron Scott called in to The Home Team this morning to share his views on the teams upcoming season. From Kobe Bryant’s health to D’Angelo Russell’s (the team’s No. 2 draft […]

08/04/2015

Kobe Bryant and Gary Vitti

Lakers trainer Gary Vitti: Kobe Bryant had himself waterboarded

Los Angeles Lakers head athletic trainer Gary Vitti has announced he is retiring from the NBA and the Lakers at the end of the upcoming season. He joined Fred Roggin to talk about working with […]

07/28/2015

Mitch Kupchak, Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, Brandon Bass

Hibbert, Williams, Bass eager for fresh starts with Lakers

Right after Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass received their new gold jerseys Wednesday, they all spoke variations on the same theme. The three veteran NBA players entered the summer looking for a fresh […]

07/23/2015

Larry Nance, Nate Buss

Lakers’ Nance was ‘terrified’ of Kobe’s response to tweet

Larry Nance Jr.’s elation at getting drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers lasted about two minutes before he was reminded of a tweet he sent out in 2012 criticizing Kobe Bryant. Nance was overjoyed when […]

06/30/2015

Byron Scott is introduced as the successor to Mike D'Antoni as the Lakers' head coach during a news conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Scott is coming home for his fourth NBA coaching job. He inherits a team that missed the playoffs for just the third time in 38 years. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Byron Scott: “We’ve got a great draft pick, but it’s going to take these guys some time”

The Beast 980 reporter Ted Sobel spoke with Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott after the team’s press conference today with the team’s three newest members — D’Angelo Russell, Larry Nance Jr., and Anthony Brown. […]

06/29/2015

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