2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
17-65, 5th in Pacific
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Rome and Lakers not built in a day

Luke Walton's first team figures to win significantly more games than last season's 17-65 disaster. But ESPN's ninth annual Summer Forecast doesn't see the improved Lakers escaping the conference cellar next season. Forecast: 2016-17 West standings

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Grading Lakers offseason moves

Allen Sliwa grades the Lakers offseason moves, explains why he liked the way the Lakers maneuvered around Kevin Durant's free agency and comments on Kobe's letter to himself.

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Lakers: Seeing the comparisons

With everyone comparing Brandon Ingram to Kevin Durant, Mike Trudell and Andy Kamenetzky compare the Lakers young core to current NBA players around the league.

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Reaction to Kobe's letter to younger self

Mason explains why he had a visceral reaction to Kobe Bryant's letter & explains who he should model his career after. Plus, the guys share letters they wrote to their younger selves.

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Lakers: Select team & Westbrook'€™s future

Ramona Shelburne discusses USA Men's Select Team performance thus far, the buzz surrounding Ingram & the likelihood the Lakers would give up their top prospects for Westbrook.

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Russell hits trick shot 3-pointer (0:19)
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Kobe Bryant: Mixing blood and business

Marcellus and Kelvin react to Kobe Bryant's latest Players' Tribune article, "Letter to My Younger Self," and explain the challenges of mixing blood with business.

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Lakers: Durant on Ingram's skill set

Is it fair to compare Brandon Ingram to Kevin Durant? Mike Trudell & Jeff Katz react to Kevin Durant's comments about Ingram and explain why they disagree with the comparison.

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Lakers: Walton & Scott in comparison

Trudell & Lyons compare Scott and Walton's coaching styles, explain why Scott was the perfect coach for the Lakers last season & why the team is in a great place.

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McGee: Luke wants a collaborative effort

Chris McGee reacts to Durant's comments about Ingram, explains the challenges Walton may face during the upcoming season & what he likes about D'Angelo's style of play.

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Edwards on Rooney Rule & Lakers season

Why isn't the Rooney Rule working in the NFL? Plus, Herm Edwards talks about the lack of minority coaches in the NFL and the Lakers upcoming season.

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Mike Krzyzewski le extendió invitación a Kobe Bryant para Río 2016

Si no se concretó su presencia fue porque el mismo Kobe decidió no acudir. Leer

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Did Durant doom Ingram by comparison? (1:32)
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Kobe Bryant escribió carta al Kobe de 17 años

La idea que transmitió es que cuando la cuenta corriente aumenta, no es necesario dar a sus seres queridos, sino invertir en ellos para que sus vidas sean independientes. Leer

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Stugotz rips Kobe's letter to his 17-year-old self (1:45)
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Kobe's condescending letter to 17-year-old self (1:45)
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Jalen & Jacoby: Loving and hating the Jerry Richardson tribute statue (1:58)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Is there a chance that Kobe Bryant would have even wanted to join Team USA after he scored 60 points in his final NBA game? Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski described Tuesday how that conversation between he and Bryant might have unfolded. "The very first thing I would say is take a look at the tape of the game and see if that may not be the one you go out on," Krzyzewski said. "Let's talk after and he probably wouldn't call… He wouldn't be able to take 50 shots here." (via ESPN's Arash Markazi)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Team USA head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski spoke Tuesday about Lakers icon Kobe Bryant and the chance that Bryant would have joined Team USA for another Olympics run even after retiring at the end of his 20th and final NBA season: "When we were going through the pool, we did check to make sure he had retired and he said to [USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo that] he had. He's still part of our program. When you have a guy who is a two-time gold medal winner and one of the great players of all-time you would always extend the courtesy, ‘Are you sure you want to be here?' or whatever. He said, ‘Thank you, but no.' Once you stop playing, it's tough. This is a really high level. It's not worth the grind. He could not be more supportive. This whole thing wouldn't have started the way it did without him." (via ESPN's Arash Markazi)

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Lakers: Durant and Franchise honesty

Are the Lakers afraid to be honest with their fan base in regards to the state of their franchise? Plus, reaction to Durant's comments about declining to meet with the Lakers.

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Lakers: Core development & progress

Who is D'Angelo looking forward to playing against on Team U.S.A.? Plus, Travis and Brian explain what Ingram, Randle and Russell can learn from the best players in the world.

Team Stats

Points Per Game97.330th
Rebounds Per Game43.021st
Assists Per Game18.030th
Points Allowed106.927th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329
2012-134537.549
2011-124125.621

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