Kobe Bryant returned to practice for the first time this month and called his teammates "soft" during a heated 5-on-5 scrimmage between the starters and reserves.
The 5-on-5 panel evaluates the first week of the 2014-15 season and gives us its take on the best and the worst.
What's the outlook for the Los Angeles Lakers? Our 5-on-5 panel examines.
Our experts predict where the dominos will fall in free agency
In a supersize edition of NBA Front Office, the group talks free-agency fits, teams poised to become contenders, inexperienced coaches, and players they wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole.
What's the most important storyline of the Finals? Our panel weighs in.
Our 5-on-5 crew answers the key questions about whether top free agents will opt in or out in 2014.
Our panel weighs in on the five topics dominating the NBA conversations.
Who should load up for the stretch run? Which teams should tear it down? We make the call for five at the crossroads.
Kobe Bryant gave his season debut an "F." Our panelists give their takes on his performance and what it means moving forward.
One day after playing 5-on-5 for the first time in nearly seven months, Kobe Bryant returned to Los Angeles Lakers practice Wednesday, experiencing "no setbacks" according to coach Mike D'Antoni.
Is it too early to start worrying? Our panel takes a look at the panic meter of five teams.
What are the big questions looming for ESPN's Wednesday doubleheader teams? Our panel chimes in.
What are the surprises of the first week of the season? Our team breaks down the storied past.
It's Heat-Nets and Spurs-Lakers Friday on ESPN. Our team breaks down each matchup.
What's ahead for the Los Angeles Lakers? Our 5-on-5 panel previews the 2013-14 season.