The morning after the game, the team announced Bryant was indeed sick with the flu. Bryant also sat out practice and even missed his charity event at Exposition Park.
Gerald Green scored 26 points off the bench, Markieff Morris had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns overcame Kobe Bryant’s 39-point performance to keep the Los Angeles Lakers winless with a 112-106 victory on Tuesday night.
Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11 for 12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants.
When the Lakers traded four draft picks to sign Steve Nash, his new teammates couldn’t wait to talk about what might happen when Nash began distributing the ball to the likes of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.
Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points including the buzzer-beater at the end of regulation and Gerald Green made 10 of his 21 points in overtime as the Suns topped the Lakers 114-108 in Tuesday’s preseason game.
Byron Scott realizes he got his dream coaching job at a time when the Los Angeles Lakers are much closer to their absolute worst than their hallowed best.
Klay Thompson scored 25 points and backcourt-mate Stephen Curry added 20, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 120-105 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
After the longest offseason of his career, Kobe Bryant pulled on his familiar gold jersey Monday and went back to work with the Los Angeles Lakers, quietly believing his 19th NBA season will be better than almost anybody expects.
Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen will be Byron Scott’s assistant coaches with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Los Angeles Lakers could very soon have “Big-Shot Rob” back on the bench, assisting new head coach Byron Scott, who was formally introduced Tuesday as the new Lakers head coach.
Former Laker Byron Scott was officially introduced Tuesday as the new head coach of the Purple and Gold.
The Los Angeles Lakers have finally confirmed the signing of Byron Scott as their new head coach, according to the Los Angeles Times.
After two days of negotiations, Byron Scott told CBS2/KCAL9 Sports Director Jim Hill that he and the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms for Scott to coach the team. According to reports, the deal is 4-years, $17 million.
The Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott, according to CBS2’s Jim Hill.
A former Lakers great could be moving to the top of the Lakers’ list of coaches to replace Mike D’Antoni, according to a report.