Ken Berger

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers on a video set for members of the media during Media Day at Toyota Sports Center on October 1, 2012 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Lakers’ Championship Hopes Depend On How Well Things Mesh

Right there on the Lakers’ practice court, the old and the new were blended together like some sort of strange brew stirred by invisible hands from above. On one court, assistant coach Steve Clifford ran a group of players through some set plays culled from the team’s 2011-12 offense. On another, new offensive assistant Eddie Jordan ran the drills incorporating concepts from his trusty Princeton offense.


Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

Future Of Lakers Is Now For Kobe As 16-Year Veteran Ponders Retirement

Stretching on the floor of the Lakers’ practice floor, Kobe Bryant was as vulnerable as you will see him on a basketball court. He was flat on his back, getting the kinks worked out by a member of the Lakers’ training staff — the old bones moving this way and that, the odometer reading 51,000 minutes (regular-season and playoffs) and counting.


Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown

Kobe, Magic Say It’s time For Buss To Meet Bryant

Just days after Kobe Bryant challenged the Lakers’ front office to make a desision regarding Pau Gasol and Ken Berger of filed a scathing and revealing report on the inner dysfunction of the team’s front office, Bryant told reporters that he and Jim Buss should meet for a conversation. And he wasn’t the only Laker great to suggest the idea.


Labor Relations Meetings

Owners’ Revised Proposal Means There’s Hope For Full Season

Last we left our negotiating heroes, Billy Hunter had drawn a line in the sand: The players were prepared to make a significant economic move, but only if the owners dropped their insistence on a hard cap.


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Mike Brown, Lakers Agree To 4-Year, $18.25M Deal

According to Ken Berger of, the Lakers and Mike Brown are finalizing negotiations to make him the next coach. “It’s close,” a source said.


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Melo-Bynum Deal Is Still ‘Long Way From Being Made’

The Lakers and Nuggets have achieved some traction with recent trade discussions involving Andrew Bynum and Carmelo Anthony, two people with knowledge of the talks told Tuesday.


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Internal Struggle Could Be What Breaks Lakers

Kobe Bryant left no doubt about the state of the defending champs after a second straight blowout loss Saturday, a second consecutive Christmas Day no-show that has thrown the Lakers into their annual episode of soul-searching chaos.


Ron Artest

CBS Sports: Artest Wants Shot At NFL

In an interview airing later this week on, Artest revealed that he intends to try out for an NFL team when his contract with the Lakers is up after the 2013-14 season. Artest, who taped the interview at the Lakers’ practice facility on Saturday, his 31st birthday, already has divulged that he’s been training for a second career as a heavyweight boxer when his basketball days are over.