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John Ireland

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  • CdM's Grable answers call

    CdM's Grable answers call
    As one of the best players on the Corona del Mar High boys' basketball team, Blake Grable speaks to reporters after games. He's usually a big reason why the Sea Kings come out on top most of the time. One day, Grable might be the one conducting the...
  • Lakers continue to improve defensively in 90-79 victory over Minnesota Timberwolves

     
    Everybody on the Lakers appeared spread out on the court, but they all turned in one direction. Lakers forward Lamar Odom bodied up Minnesota forward Kevin Love, preventing him from getting solid post position. Lakers guard Steve Blake stepped down to...
  • Assessing the Lakers' 4-0 start since the All-Star break

     
    It was hard to believe them at the time, what with their lowly loss to Cleveland. But the Lakers' insistence that they'd play better after the All-Star break has turned out to be true. The Lakers (42-19) have won all four games since then and it's safe to...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Minnesota

     
    --The Times' Broderick Turner explains how the Lakers have allowed fewer points in the last four games because they've run their offense at a more deliberate pace. --The Times' T.J. Simers pokes fun at Lakers sideline reporter John Ireland for not...
  • Poll: Would you prefer Spero Dedes or Joel Meyers as the Lakers' play-by-play announcer?

     
    Who would you want as the Lakers' play-by-play announcer?customer surveys Laker fans don't just expect an NBA championship every season. They expect a championship voice to narrate that journey. It's a role the late Chick Hearn filled admirably,...
  • Lakers' last meeting at Arco Arena rekindles memories of contention with the Kings

     
    They're a decade removed from it all, but assistant Lakers coach Brian Shaw and former Kings star Chris Webber still debate. They bring up the contentious history between the Lakers and the Sacramento Kings -- meeting in the first round of the 2000...
  • Lakers make it more difficult than necessary in 116-108 overtime victory over Sacramento Kings

     
    Once the shot went through the basket, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant let out his signature laser-beam glare and swung out his arms. The 23-foot jumper extended the Lakers' lead to five points against Sacramento with 1:53 remaining in overtime Wednesday night....
  • Kobe Bryant appears on 710 ESPN to address anti-gay slur

     
    Lakers guard Kobe Bryant appeared on 710 ESPN's Steve Mason and John Ireland Wednesday to address the anti-gay slur he made during the Lakers' game Tuesday against San Antonio, which prompted the NBA to fine him $100,000 and sparked strong criticism...
  • Lakers' 98-80 Game 6 victory over New Orleans featured strong defensive effort

     
    The Lakers' makeup doesn't make practice time ripe in preparing for the pick-and-roll offense no matter what they do. Sure they can dissect film, mimic opposing team's tendencies and run pick-and-roll sequences until it's drilled into their heads. But...
  • Top 5 Shaq moments as a Laker

     
    1. Lakers' three-peat. Regardless of whether some believe Shaquille O'Neal's eight-year tenure with the Lakers could've gone better had his relationship with Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson and Jerry Buss didn't sour, he didn't always report to training camp...
  • Lakers name Bill MacDonald and John Ireland as team's play-by-play announcers for 2011-2012 season

     
    It's far from definitive what the makeup of the Lakers' roster will look like once the 2011-2012 season starts. But we'll know who will be calling the games. Bill MacDonald, who has been with Fox Sports West since its inception in 1985, will serve as...
  • Minnesota Timberwolves want Andrew Bynum, but so does every NBA team

     
    The Minnesota Timberwolves hope they can acquire Lakers center Andrew Bynum in a trade....