Lakers owner Jerry Buss is joking around about being on track to spend $112.7 million in player salary alone — $91.3 million in actual payroll and $21.4 million in luxury tax — and the 29 other teams don’t laugh along as Buss says he is prepared to push higher still in the future.
Archive for November, 2009
The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers made a move Saturday that should send shivers up and down the spines of every team in the NBA.
As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their holiday feast of the NBA’s most impoverished teams, they are beginning to find that championship rhythm that has eluded them thus far this season.
“I’m so happy to be back, doesn’t matter to me,” Curry said. “I’ll guard Kobe [Bryant].” Curry has gotten lighter, but not that light.
The New Jersey Nets can match an NBA record for futility to start a season with another loss tonight, when they close out a four-game road trip against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.
Pau Gasol scored 22 points to lead seven players in double figures and also had 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their fifth straight game with a 130-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
With Vince Young as the starter, the Titans have averaged 31 points and won four in a row.
The Lakers were not bad team before Pau Gasol returned to the lineup last Thursday.
Kobe Bryant scored 34 points, Pau Gasol added 11 points and 16 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers exploited a major size advantage in their fourth straight victory, 100-90, over the visiting New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
The Golden State Warriors are long on ability, but short on results. They play a frenetic style, which the Lakers don’t mind as long as it’s not too frenetic.
The Oklahoma City Thunder walked into Staples Center looking for a Basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night and a concert broke out.
Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal celebrate a title in 2000. Getty Images Kobe Bryant surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the Lakers’ all-time leading scorer.
The death of a marine leads the team to a government think tank that uses child prodigies, and one of the young participants could be the killer’s next target.
The life of an NBA player isn’t unlike that of a full-time student: Keep busy trying to learn lessons from much older, wiser folks most of the year.
The most authentic Pilgrim is the one who never stops sailing. Kobe Bryant is a hopeless perfectionist.