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2017 Schedule
17-65, 5th in Pacific
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Why Lakers' loss to Globetrotters was so meaningful

The Lakers aren't very well remembered for their time in Minneapolis, but the team's 1948 loss to the Harlem Globetrotters turned out to be a landmark event in the integration of basketball.


Choosing Kobe's best? It's 5 vs. 5

On Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles, SportsCenter anchors Cari Champion and David Lloyd offer their top-five moments from the Black Mamba's 20 seasons wearing Forum purple and gold.

Kobe Bryant Day inspires ESPN anchors (0:49)
Which of Kobe's numbers should Lakers retire? (1:08)

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Happy Kobe Bryant Day from LA City Hall.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Council member says the lasting lesson from Kobe is "Keep shooting." #KobeDay

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe Bryant and his daughters listen to the accolades on #KobeDay

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe Bryant watches highlights from his final game shown at LA city council.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

"M-V-P" chant broke out in council chambers. That has to be a first. #KobeDay

Kobe receives warm City Hall welcome (0:30)

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, wearing a purple tie, on hand for City Council proceedings on #KobeDay

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Good news, bad news for Luke's Lakers

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows Los Angeles winning more games this season under new head coach Luke Walton. Alas, that won't be enough to avoid the NBA's overall regular-season basement. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Before the Kobe ceremony it's time for the always entertaining public comment portion of the show here in council chambers.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Politicians are ready to get their autograph on when Kobe gets here.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Happy Kobe Bryant Day from LA City Hall.


What led to the Lakers’ decline?

The First Take crew look back at Dr. Jerry Buss' passing and analyze whether they blame Jim Buss taking over basketball operations or Kobe Bryant's contract extension that caused the Lakers to eventually fall apart.

Ramona Shelburne

Mamba Out

You'd think after the career Kobe has had, he'd just ride off into the sunset. But really, he's just getting started. Black Mamba may be out of the NBA, but not the spotlight

When was the day the Lakers fell apart? (2:08)
SportsCenter celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day' (2:27)

Team Stats

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

Team History


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