Sure, the pickup team Michael Jordan selected would win -- a lot. But every game? Here's a team that might say something about that, Scoop Jackson writes.
The first week of NBA play gave some incorrect impressions of how athletes and teams will shake out come the season's end, Scoop Jackson writes.
Everyone wants to grab the Heat's crown, but which teams made the right moves to put themselves in position to grab it? Scoop Jackson takes a look.
When it comes to NBA coaches, awards mean nothing. Titles mean everything.
Ten things we'll learn in the 2013 NBA playoffs, from whether Dwight Howard is right to the Heat's historical standing.
Kobe Bryant has made his case. If he lets 2013-14 be his final season, he's supplied enough evidence to shut up all conversation to the contrary about his legacy. He shouldn't mess it up by playing longer.
Dwight Howard needs to be present -- on the bench and on the court -- and serious about proving he's in L.A. to help the Lakers, not himself, Scoop Jackson writes.
When's the right time to change coaches in the NBA? Plenty of owners think midseason. How effective is that move? That's not an easy question to answer.
At some point the question of pride -- or the lack of it -- has to be addressed. Not as an issue among many, but possibly as the Lakers' first, foremost and only issue.
Some early NBA storylines have gotten out of hand: the Lakers' start, the James Harden deal and the Rookie of the Year.
The Steve Nash deal looks better than it might actually be because it doesn't answer the Lakers' biggest problem: Defense at the point guard position.
The Lakers overachieved this season. They did better than any of us should have expected, better than they did last year.
A longtime critic of Andrew Bynum reassesses and sees why the Lakers have had such patience with their young center.
The question going forward will be, Is Lamar Odom worth the risk? After his disappearing act in Dallas, will teams be willing to take the risk of signing the big, talented forward?
Used to be we could count on the Lakers to be the talk o' the town and the league. Now? Well, it's been a very un-Lakers-like season so far in the NBA.
In this epidemic of NBA players doing obscure, unnecessary jobs to avoid being stuck in million-dollar homes, Luke Walton went a direction other players weren't conscientious enough to go.