In Marc Stein's training camp Power Rankings, the Heat slide two spots.
In Marc Stein's Week 6 Power Rankings, the Lakers are still No. 1, but the top 5 has been reshuffled.
In this edition of the Weekend Dime, Marc Stein keeps an eye on the uncertain futures of Kobe Bryant and Jermaine O'Neal.
A year ago, the Lakers put the Suns in a 3-1 hole. Now Phoenix and point guard Steve Nash have L.A.'s number, writes Marc Stein.
Yes, it's Kobe's team. But on opening night, Mr. Bryant let the spotlight shine on the new faces of Showtime.
Faced with questions after losing to Detroit, the Lakers won't have any real answers until this summer.
Kobe Bryant hit the big shot, but Luke Walton deserved some of the Game 2 spotlight as well.
They started 18-3. So why did it take five months for the Lakers to regain their form as the team to beat?
Same day. Same situation. A year after having the ball rim out, L.A.'s shot dropped to stun the Spurs.
Leaving him off the rookie team wasn't a tough choice. But does Darko Milicic regret his draft decision?
Jermaine O'Neal brought things back to normal in Indy, but L.A. got bad news about its O'Neal.
Both the Lakers and LeBron James lived up to the hype with their opening-week performances.
Karl Malone and Gary Payton might be the only ones in Lakerland who can get Shaq and Kobe to reconcile.
Sorry Laker haters. The L.A. dynasty might only be on hold while the ousted champs reload.
Phil is fine, but L.A.'s road to recovery takes it back to the SBC Center, where they're winless.
With Devean George's injury, the Lakers' margin for error decreased from slim to none.