Some wonder where the Lakers are headed after the death of their visionary owner.
Jerry West knows the look of a championship team when he sees one and the Los Angeles Lakers don't currently fit the bill in West's eyes.
About a dozen members of the 1971-72 Lakers team were recognized Friday in honor of the 40th anniversary of their championship season, the first Lakers championship in the city of L.A.
Though the Lakers could be about to spiral, Kobe Bryant remains focused.
The hiring of Jerry West as an adviser and a member of the Golden State Warriors' executive board has been described as adding another voice to the room for a franchise looking to reverse a run of ineptitude.
One of the most respected executives in the NBA is joining one of its most challenged franchises.