2017 SeasonAll times ET

2017 Schedule
26-56, 4th in Pacific

Does the future look bright for the Lakers?

The guys react to the Dodgers' win last night against the Cardinals and the Eastern Conference finals matchup. Thompson and Trudell also discuss the future Lakers and ESPN's Alden Gonzalez talks Rams football.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers have announced the hiring of former personal trainer Gunnar Peterson, who has worked with professional athletes across many sports, as their Director of Strength and Endurance Training, a new position. "From his time in college at Duke University until now, Gunnar has pursued excellence in training and fitness," Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka said in a news release. "Gunnar is a true pioneer and visionary at his craft, and will bring a new mentality to our weight room which we are all very excited about. Since Magic [Johnson] and I have worked with Gunnar in the past, we have a strong relationship." The team's previous head strength and conditioning coach, Tim DiFrancesco, recently resigned after six seasons with the team.

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#NBArank's most memorable images

There's no shortage of timeless pictures throughout NBA history, but we ranked the best 12. Kobe and Shaq's look of exhaustion after their first championship is one of several Laker-themed images to make the cut.


Shelburne: 50% chance Lakers take Lonzo

Is Lonzo Ball a guaranteed pick for the Los Angeles Lakers? Plus, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne talks about the lack of competitiveness in this year's NBA playoffs, Durant's comments and the status of D'Angelo Russell.


Larry Nance Jr. shares a classic Kobe story

Will Larry Nance Jr. enter the dunk contest next year? The Lakers forward jokingly talks about the team hitting a "50-game rough patch" last season and describes Luke Walton's coaching style. Plus, a classic Kobe story.


Power hour with Thompson & Trudell

If LeBron James and the Cavs beat the Warriors, would he be considered better then Kobe? Plus, with Manu Ginobili most likely retiring, who's the NBA's greatest international player? All this and more on Thompson and Trudell.


Amin Elhassan: LeBron or Kobe?

ESPN NBA Front Office Insider Amin Elhassan joins the Morning Show to react to Charles Barkley's comments regarding LeBron James and Kobe Bryant and explains where he ranks this year's Golden State Warriors team.

ESPN Staff  

Six more players will be working out for the Lakers on Tuesday: Arizona guard Kadeem Allen, Pittsburgh forward Jamel Artis, Clemson center Sidy Djitte, Georgia guard J.J. Frazier, Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson and Georgetown guard L.J. Peak.

Barkley: If LeBron beats Warriors, I might put him at Kobe's level (2:01)

Lakers luck, Warriors sweep

What should the Lakers do with their top pick? Plus, Allen Sliwa reacts to the Warriors' sweep against the Spurs, allowing them to reach their third straight NBA Finals appearance, and explains the importance of the Lakers' number 2 pick.

What makes the best NBA images of all-time? (1:25)

Who should the Lakers draft at No. 2?

ESPN commentator Bomani Jones joins Keyshawn, Jorge and LZ to talk about who the Lakers should take at No. 2, Brandon Ingram's game and give his pick in The MarKey Race.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers will hold the following pre-draft workouts Monday at their practice facility in El Segundo:


Barkley on how to pursue George

Charles Barkley joins The Morning Show to talk about journalists voting for All-NBA teams, how he would pursue Paul George if he were the Lakers GM and how an 80's team would match up against today's super teams.

ESPN Stats and Information  

A win Friday night in Boston would make history for the Cavaliers, moving them into a tie for the longest postseason win streak ever. If they sweep the Celtics, they would equal the longest win streak in a single postseason, set by the Spurs in 1999.


NBA Lockdown: Lottery strategy after postseason blowouts

Jorge Sedano, Israel Gutierrez and Amin Elhassan discuss if the Celtics' strategy should change in the Eastern Conference finals, weigh in on another LaVar Ball outburst and have an interesting "Back to the Future" moment.


Pelinka: At the end of the day, we're drafting players

Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka talks about his transition into the role of GM, the organization's drafting process, their various options moving forth and whether or not LaVar's high profile can affect the team's decision-making.

Lonzo would bring style to Lakers (1:50)

Bilas on differences between Fultz and Ball

Which prospect will the Celtics take: Fultz or Ball? Plus, ESPN NBA Analyst Jay Bilas talks about the differences between the top 2 prospects, how Lonzo should deal with team workouts and what concerns him most about LaVar's involvement.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.617th
Rebounds Per Game43.517th
Assists Per Game20.926th
Points Allowed111.528th

Team History