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  • Caught in the Web: Reactions to Mike Brown being hired as Lakers coach

     
    -- The L.A. Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner report the following nuggets surrounding the Lakers' choice of Mike Brown as the team's head coach: The decision to hire Brown was mostly made by Jim Buss, the team's executive vice president of...
  • Highlighting the Twitter reaction regarding Mike Brown being named Lakers' coach

     
    Forget about reading Tweets in 140 characters or less. When it comes to big news, such as, say the Lakers (or Jim Buss) hiring Mike Brown as their head coach, the tweets are going to come out in full rapid fire. It's easy to follow this since I as well as...
  • Lakers plan to retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey number

     
    At an undetermined time, the Lakers plan to raise Shaquille O'Neal's No. 34 jersey to the Staples Center rafters, making him the eighth Lakers player to have his number retired. "There is no timetable and there is no plan other than yes, we definitely...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 'On the Shoulders of Giants' celebrates the Harlem Rens

     
    It was a who's who of basketball -- former Laker Jerry West, former Celtics center Bill Russell, Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, former Harlem Globetrotter Marques Haynes among them -- and amid their laughter, arguments and playful ribbing, it became...
  • Shaquille O'Neal's retirement brings reflections on his legacy with the Lakers

     
    One of the first messages Shaquille O'Neal received from Phil Jackson consisted of both a compliment and a challenge. "I told Shaq when I took over as head coach in our first initial meeting as a team that the MVP trophy should be named after him when...
  • Report: Warriors looking to trade Monta Ellis

     
    The Golden State Warriors recently brought in Jerry West as a consultant, and West's comments seem to insinuate that the team is looking to deal Monta Ellis. “I've seen teams trade players that score tons of points and people say, ‘How in...
  • Nick Anderson on Shaq retirement: When he left Magic, he took five or six titles with him

     
    Shaquille O'Neal, Shaq, retirement, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Nick Anderson: When Shaq left Orlando, he took five or six titles with him...
  • 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 assistant coaching candidate profile: Chuck Person

     
    Below is the third post in a series looking at potential Lakers assistant coaches. We'll look at Chuck Person, whom The Times' Mike Bresnahan reported Coach Mike Brown planned to interview Wednesday as a possible assistant. Background: Person joined the...
  • Report: Orlando Magic have talked to Golden State about Monta Ellis

     
    The Orlando Magic are one of a handful of teams who've spoken to the Golden State Warriors about acquiring Monta Ellis, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Based on comments from new team consultant Jerry West last week, it appears the Warriors are...
  • Sporting News ranks 1971-72 and 1986-87 Lakers as second- and third-greatest NBA teams

     
    The headline pretty much writes itself. Based on interviews with current and former coaches, players, executives and journalists, the Sporting News determined in its latest issue that the 1971-72 Lakers and the 1985-86 Lakers are the second- and third-...
  • Should the Lakers trade Pau Gasol to Minnesota?

     
    With Kobe Bryant and a large contingent of the Lakers' fan base questioning Mitch Kupchak's front-office skills, this deal suddenly validated his presence. With the public clamoring for change, this deal finally settled the uneasiness. And with the Lakers...