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  • 5 things to take away from Lakers' 120-99 preseason victory over Golden State Warriors

     
    1. Head coaching experience should benefit Brian Shaw -- It's incredibly hard and unfair to judge him on coaching an exhibition game for several reasons. He's just holding the fort for Phil Jackson, who missed the trip to San Diego on Thursday for the...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 105-102 overtime victory over Golden State Warriors

     
    1. Who knows when Kobe Bryant will be 100%, but he's clearly getting better: The Lakers have spent much of this preseason where they went 4-4 monitoring Bryant's minutes, aware that they don't want to force the issue regarding his surgically repaired...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 114-106 victory over Phoenix Suns

     
    1.Kobe Bryant continues to make progress on his right knee. - This isn't because Bryant scored a team-leading 25 points on a nine of 19 clip in the Lakers' 114-106 victory Friday over the Phoenix Suns. It's because his minutes (34) and involvement in...
  • Shannon Brown making an early case for NBA's most improved player

     
    Watch Shannon Brown calmly set himself in triple-threat position before swishing a three-pointer, and recognize that success points to his off-season work on his shooting stroke. Watch Brown drive the lane on a pick-and-roll, cut baseline and finish...
  • Kobe Bryant drew from Lakers' 2004 NBA Finals loss to Detroit as motivation in 103-90 victory over Pistons

     
    The Lakers arrived at the Palace of Auburn Hills on an ordinary day for an ordinary game against an ordinary opponent. Kobe Bryant didn't see it that way. He saw the Lakers' matchup with the Detroit Pistons on a second night of a back-to-back in just...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 112-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves

     
    1. Lakers forward Matt Barnes plays bench role perfectly As soon as Barnes knocked down one of his five three-pointers against Minnesota in the fourth quarter, he puffed open his mouth as if to suggest he felt on fire. Yet, Barnes told KCAL's John Ireland...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 109-99 loss to Houston Rockets

     
    1. The Lakers should feel embarrassed for losing 109-99 on Wednesday to the Houston Rockets There are so many reasons and just so no stone is left unturned, I'll list them all: The Lakers (13-6) lost their fourth consecutive game for the first time...
  • Lakers change habits in 103-88 victory over New Orleans Hornets

     
    With a smile bearing across his face, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant engaged in playful trash talking with New Orleans guard Marco Belinelli. With his confidence booming, Lakers forward Lamar Odom drove down the court, swung the ball behind his back and then...
  • From The Sports Desk: Time for Danny to be in spotlight

    One of my favorite memories about Dan Glenn took place December, 2009. Moments after the Newport Harbor High girls' volleyball team won the CIF State Division I title, the coach stressed to me that the victory wasn't about him. I mean it was genuine. He...
  • Huge names coming

    Paul Salata, the founder of Irrelevant Week, hesitated a bit before naming the biggest celebrity coming to Wednesday's All-Star Lowsman Banquet. As he thought, his daughter, Melanie Salata-Fitch said, "Oh, here it comes." Salata, acted cool, as he said,...
  • Ireland embraces new gig

    Ireland embraces new gig
    For the past nine seasons, John Ireland has been the Los Angeles Lakers' sideline reporter for KCAL 9 television. But that has changed because the Corona del Mar High alumnus will now be calling the action. Ireland, a 1981 graduate of CdM, will be the...
  • 'Nightmare' fuels dream

    'Nightmare' fuels dream
    NEWPORT BEACH — Mr. Irrelevant met the Nigerian Nightmare for the first time. Cheta Ozougwu was just happy to hear his name pronounced correctly by someone other than his Nigerian parents. Christian Okoye said "oh-ZOO-goo" just once. To the...