Chris Palmer grades key players from two of the most disappointing teams in the NBA -- the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.
Chris Palmer asks whether the 1996 draft, which features Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant, is the greatest class ever.
As part of Insider's series looking at the top candidates to beat the Miami Heat in 2012-13, Chris Palmer examines whether the Los Angeles Lakers have improved after their offseason moves.
Chris Palmer explains the five reasons why Carmelo Anthony has thrived in international play for the U.S. team.
Chris Palmer pits Kevin Durant against Kobe Bryant across seven categories to determine which player is better right now.
Chris Palmer makes his early All-NBA first-team picks. Among his selections are Russell Westbrook over Chris Paul and Dwight Howard over Andrew Bynum in a closer-than-expected decision.
Chris Palmer offer his five reasons the Lakers shouldn't trade Pau Gasol.
Chris Palmer takes a look at the aftermath of the Lakers' loss to the Heat and says the only way Kobe & Co. will beat LeBron is if they trade for the guy they play against Friday: Dwight Howard.
Chris Palmer takes a look at how the dynamic duo of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant might compare to Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant, should the Lakers acquire Howard.
Chris Palmer takes a look at the repercussions if Chris Paul is indeed traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Due to a number of factors, the Lakers would center around CP3, not Kobe Bryant.
Chris Palmer offers a plan for the "other" California teams to succeed like the Lakers.
Chris Palmer ranks the top five shooting guards in the NBA, with a couple of up-and-comers making the list.
Chris Palmer issues report cards for five stars who did several things well in the first round, but will need to play even better in Round 2 for their teams to advance.
For some NBA stars, like Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard, offseason improvement means a visit to Houston for footwork lessons from Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon.
The two best basketball players in the world, the Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, do battle in ESPN Insider's side-by-side analysis.