Gary Vitti

Gary Vitti of the Los Angeles Lakers works on Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Longtime Lakers Trainer Gary Vitti To Step Down After Next Season

Longtime Lakers trainer Gary Vitti will step down after next season, according to a report Monday.


Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers tries to keep a ball in-bounds against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK.(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kobe Returns To Practice, Expected To Play Saturday Against Jazz

Kobe Bryant has returned to practice after missing Wednesday night’s preseason game against the Portland Blazers at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California with a an injured shoulder.


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Howard Getting Closer To Return To 100-Percent

Dwight Howard is getting closer and closer to return to the hard wood, as he played his first five-on-five scrimmage with the Los Angeles Lakers, Tuesday at the Toyota Training Facility in El Segundo.


Dwight Howard (L) is introduced to the media as the newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers by General Manager Mitch Kupchak during a news conference at the Toyota Sports Center on August 10, 2012 in El Segundo, California. The Lakers acquired Howard from Orlando Magic in a four-team trade. In addition, Lakers will receive Chris Duhon and Earl Clark from the Magic. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Dwight Howard To Miss Lakers’ Preseason Opener, No Timetable On His Return

If you bought Lakers pre-season tickets, hoping to get a cheaper up-close and personal look at Dwight Howard, don’t hold your breath any longer.