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  • Kobe Bryant and Elvin Hayes both ensured longevity during their playing careers

     
    Each time Kobe Bryant moves up on the NBA's all-time scoring list, the aftermath has proven pretty routine. Bryant expresses indifference to his ranking in total points, compliments each player he surpasses and emphasizes his desire to pursue the 11...
  • Laker blog profile: 63Footer once played basketball with Magic Johnson

     
    This is the 27th post in a series that helps you get to know members of the L.A. Times Lakers blog community. Feel free to send submissions to mgmedin@gmail.com Screen name: 63Footer Full name: aka Waldo Zibaldo Occupation: writer/producer/director...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Clippers, plus free parking offered for game

     
    Those going to the Lakers-Clippers game tonight that drive a Honda can avoid the hefty parking fees at Staples Center and L.A. Live. SoCal Honda is offering free parking at a 100-car lot on 926 James M. Wood Blvd, located on corner of Georgia Street and...
  • Lakers Moments: Say hello to Pat Riley

     
    Before he was coach: Pat Riley, #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers, drives to the basket during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1974 season at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wis. As an NBA player, Pat Riley's......
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers preparing for matchup with Dallas Mavericks

     
    --The Times' Broderick Turner previews the Lakers-Mavericks matchup. --The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding looks at Andrew Bynum's resurgence. --ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky reflects on Bynum's draft day. --ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin looks...
  • Jerry West hits hole in one in Lakers' charity golf tournament

     
    As a way to temper his anxiety, frustration and competitive fire over basketball, Jerry West often hit the golf course. With little pressure to succeed on the links and no attention accompanying the former Lakers star, West has often found golf to be a...
  • Lakers Moments: The start of something great

     
    Major players: Lakers coach Butch Van Breda Kolff, far left, applauds play during a game against the Warriors in 1968. On the bench, from left: Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Bill Hewitt and Keith Erickson. The Lakers ended up......
  • Lakers Q&A: Devin Ebanks doesn't regret decision to go pro after two seasons at West Virginia

     
    This is the sixth post in an occasional series of Q&As with a member of the Lakers organization. Below is a recent conversation with Lakers rookie forward Devin Ebanks, whom the Lakers selected with the 43rd pick overall of the 2010 NBA draft. Ebanks, who...
  • Lakers Moments: Jerry West and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar get to know each other

     
    A head above the rest: Dispensing some dry humor, Jerry West elicits a smile from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was not yet a Lakers player, during a television show Dec. 15, 1972. At 28, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joined the Lakers in 1975......
  • Lakers Moments: Fred Schaus, the first L.A. coach

     
    In the beginning: Lakers coach Fred Schaus with players Gail Goodrich, left, and Walt Hazzard in 1965. The first man to coach the Lakers upon their move to Los Angeles, Schaus was a professional player with the Fort Wayne (later......
  • Lakers Moments: Mitch Kupchak handles business

     
    Taking calls, giving orders: Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak talks on the phone during practice at TD Banknorth Garden on June 21, 2008. Mitch Kupchak’s time with the Lakers — as a player and as an executive — has been......
  • NBA, a hit in online video, is looking to grow in social media

     
    The National Basketball Association is heading into the 2011 playoffs on the heels of what the league says is one of its most successful seasons on TV and the Internet, so far. And through online video, smartphone and tablet apps, and social media gaming,...