Basketball fans in Los Angeles cannot escape the depressing news: The NBA champion Lakers lost four straight to the Dallas Mavericks, and looked pretty bad doing it.
The Los Angeles Lakers play the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of their NBA Western Division playoff series. What must the Lakers do to win? The game starts Wednesday 10:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Derek Fisher thought about joining that burgeoning superteam in Miami, but in the end Derek Fisher will remain with the Lakers.
Kobe Bryant scored 26 enroute to a Lakers 89 - 67 victory over the Boston Celtics.
Boston Celtics withstood 38 points from Kobe Bryant to beat the Lakers 92-86.
Can other NBA cities do the same? It's a daunting task, experts say.