The Washington Post

The veteran point guard is dealing with a back injury, putting his playing career in doubt.

The Lakers guard injures his back trying to pick up his bags.

The Lakers point guard, a two-time MVP, has struggled with chronic back issues.

The aging Lakers take on the surging Clippers, who are a team that many have going to the NBA Finals.

Free agent is center of interest for Houston and Dallas, too.

As his brother says, "It's a big deal, but it's also not a big deal."

Playoffs? Playoffs??? The team slips to its fifth straight loss and a 15-20 record.