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  • During 'Showtime,' he was an extra

    Mark Landsberger, apropos of his modest NBA career, makes only a barely noticed cameo in one of the most frequently replayed video highlights in NBA history. That's Landsberger, in his No. 54 Lakers jersey, tracking Julius Erving at the baseline as the...
  • From streets to sideline, Lakers' Byron Scott was always tough

    From streets to sideline, Lakers' Byron Scott was always tough
    The rookie arrived at Lakers training camp with something to prove. His new teammates — veterans such as Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper — elbowed him around the basketball court. The rough treatment continued after practice. "We didn't...
  • ASK IRA: Will Shabazz Napier play as a rookie?

    ASK IRA: Will Shabazz Napier play as a rookie?
    Q: Ira, I know that Erik Spoelstra likes to slow-cook rookies, but with the lack of shooting-guard depth requiring Mario Chalmers to play some two, do you see Shabazz Napier getting regular minutes? -- Luis. A: First, there is plenty of time for the...
  • Byron Scott brings calm to Lakers' storm, making him the right choice

    The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation. The Lakers didn't need a head coach, they needed some old-fashioned storm shutters. For this,...
  • Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference

    Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference
    The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
  • Danté Exum is one of the draft's most talented, but risky, prospects

    Danté Exum is one of the draft's most talented, but risky, prospects
    Danté Exum moved away from home at 15 years old, leaving his family in Melbourne, Australia, to train at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The A.I.S. basketball team traveled to China, to the United States and to Europe to find decent...
  • Teel Time: FSU's Jameis Winston, U.Va.'s Morgan Brian head ballot for ACC athletes of year

    Teel Time: FSU's Jameis Winston, U.Va.'s Morgan Brian head ballot for ACC athletes of year
    The honor does not approach Florida State’s national football championship or his Heisman Trophy, but Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston soon figures to join distinguished company when media vote him the ACC’s male athlete of the year....
  • Lakers slowly eliminating one possibility before the draft

    Lakers slowly eliminating one possibility before the draft
    It's never easy to predict the NBA draft, especially which players will be around when the Lakers pick tonight. But one thing looks slightly more certain — they won't trade the seventh overall selection before the draft. As of early this...
  • Lakers have the No. 7 NBA draft pick — that's certain, for now

    The Lakers don't have first-round picks often, but when they do, they make them as mysterious as anything. Any number of things could happen to the seventh overall pick they hold in Thursday's NBA draft. They could take one of three point guards:...
  • Julius Randle falls into Lakers' laps, and that's good news indeed

    When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history. When last season ended,...
  • Steinberg: With free agency underway - what is the Lakers' plan?

    They have defined NBA greatness for the past 50 years. They have won 16 NBA championships and can claim 26 members in the NBA Hall of Fame. They have had an uncanny ability to reload their roster quickly when their dynastic players move on. Jerry West,...
  • Lakers go Hollywood in meeting with Carmelo Anthony

    Lakers go Hollywood in meeting with Carmelo Anthony
    The Lakers went Hollywood in their 2½-hour meeting Thursday with free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony. Big time. Executives from Anschutz Entertainment Group and Time Warner Cable pitched him on the size and scope of the Los Angeles market. Movie producer...