When it comes to NBA coaches, awards mean nothing. Titles mean everything.
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.
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.
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.