This is the May 23, 2013 news archive. View today's Lakers rumors and news.

LA Lakers News and Rumors

  • Video - LeBron, Kobe Head All-NBA First Team 03:49

    LeBron, Kobe Head All-NBA First Team

    May 23
    Michael Wallace discusses the unanimous selection of LeBron James for the All-NBA first team, and Kobe Bryant's record-tying 11th selection.
  • Video - Phil's Kobe-MJ Comparison 04:07

    Phil's Kobe-MJ Comparison

    May 23
    Phil Jackson discusses the differences between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, the rape allegations against Bryant in 2003 and how it affected their relationship, and his relationship with Shaquille O'Neal.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: Birdman an unlikely difference-maker for Miami in more ways t…

    May 23
    MIAMI -- The Mohawk had been lacquered and spiked while Chris "Birdman'' Andersen was making his large yet minimalist impact on Game 1 of the Eastern finals Wednesday night. On Thursday after practice, he and his hair were more relaxed. The hair la…
  • Roy Hibbert of Indiana Pacers calls Shane Battier of Miami Heat dirty

    May 23
    When the Miami Heat faced the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs last season, the series featured two suspensions, a host of flagrant fouls and plenty of blood. It appears the Eastern Conference finals between the teams is already heating up.
  • LeBron says Jordan's scouting report wrong

    May 23
    LeBron James thinks Michael Jordan's scouting report on him is wrong. And James keeps proving it.
  • Ian Thomsen: James teaches George lesson in winning all greats must learn

    May 23
    MIAMI -- The ball fell through the net and Paul George was the first to grab it. He bounced it hard with both hands as the noise blew up all around him at his expense. Back and forth he went against LeBron James. In the end he almost stole Game 1 of the…