Los Angeles Lakers
Luke Walton May Not Last with the Lakers
LeBron James is a blessing and a curse for everyone who coaches him, and that now includes Luke Walton. How long can he last? And if a change is made, who will replace him?
Brandon Ingram's Ceiling is Higher Than We Thought
After a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rookie season, Brandon Ingram is playing like the franchise pillar the Lakers need him to be.
On Defense, the Lakers Are Setting a Low Bar
Upon arriving in LA, Lakers coach Luke Walton singled out two areas where the team needed to improve immediately: transitions and defensive rebounding. His young team has not show much progress on either front.
Julius Randle and the Baby Lakers Grow Up
For much of their history, the Lakers have been a quick-fix franchise. This group is different, at least for now. Julius Randle, as a player, doesn’t seem to fit in the modern NBA but has found a way to succeed anyway.
Lou Williams Is Playing Borderline Impossible Basketball for the Lakers
We should probably go ahead and give the Sixth Man of the Year Award to Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams already.
Luke Walton Completely Lost His Shit, Earning First Ejection of Coaching Career
Luke Walton didn't even make it through the first quarter in Sacramento before getting tossed.
Are the Lakers Finally Worth Watching?
They aren't a good basketball team, but with Luke Walton on the bench and young talent on the floor, they may at least give fans some reason for hope.
Kobe Bryant Once Smelled Hangover on Luke Walton at Practice, and Went for the Jugular
Here's a hot tip: don't invite Kobe to your bachelor party.
Liam Daniel Pierce
The Lakers Still Think It’s 1996 and It’s Killing the Team
The Lakers are still living in 1996, as their pursuit of Kevin Durant this offseason shows. Unfortunately, they are still years away from getting back to that point.
vice sports q&a
Vice Sports Q&A: Bill Walton
The inimitable television analyst and basketball legend talks UCLA, injuries, John Wooden, broadcasting, overcoming a severe stutter and debilitating back pain, and his son Luke coaching the Golden State Warriors.
Steve Kerr is Back, Immediately Trolls Gregg Popovich
By effectively taking away away his vacation time.
Liam Daniel Pierce
Golden State Warriors
How Injuries May Again Help the Warriors Win the Championship
The Golden State Warriors' spate of injuries this season may help them in the long term, by allowing bench players to blossom and the coaching staff to tinker with lineups.