A twelve year-long look at our championship basketball team
  • The Dream Team

    City Center

    A skinny kid from Spain gets big and lands on the top NBA team. How the Lakers’ Pau Gasol has taken to L.A.

  • The Dream Team

    The Dream Team

    Star-studded but star-crossed, the Lakers tempt fate once again

  • Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter

    He’s dependable in the clinch, but Lakers reserve guard Brian Shaw’s greatest contribution may be his wisdom

  • Servant of the Cause

    Servant of the Cause

    He has an NBA ring for every finger. He loves to win but appreciates the lessons of losing. He solves problems by not solving them. Phil Jackson in 33 takes

  • Playing Favorites

    Playing Favorites

    With another NBA season under way, Las Vegas’s top bookmaking service calculates the odds of a Laker repeat

  • Sports Guru Phil

    Sports Guru Phil

    With his triangle offense and practical mysticism, Phil Jackson has brought good karma to the Lakers—and maybe a championship

  • Prince of the City

    Prince of the City

    Kobe Bryant in L.A. is a match made in basketball heaven. Now all he needs
    is a season

  • There Goes the Neighborhood

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    As the Staples Center takes shape, Inglewood ponders life without the Lakers