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  • Commentary: ESPN gives the cold shoulder to the Olympics

    Commentary: ESPN gives the cold shoulder to the Olympics
    ESPN bills itself as the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Based on that, women's basketball is bigger worldwide than the Winter Olympics. Nothing against the Connecticut Huskies, but do they really warrant more airtime than Bode Miller, the U.S. women's...
  • Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart suspended three games for pushing fan

    Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State's All-American guard, has been suspended three games by the Big 12 Conference for going into the stands and shoving a Texas Tech fan near the end of the 19th-ranked Cowboys' 65-61 loss Saturday night in Lubbock, Texas, the...
  • Loss of Kobe Bryant for six weeks could lead to Lakers' gain in 2014

     Loss of Kobe Bryant for six weeks could lead to Lakers' gain in 2014
    At first glance, it was an announcement draped in sadness, the lateral tibial plateau that stole Christmas. Six games into his comeback from a left torn Achilles' tendon, Kobe Bryant's left leg has buckled under the strain. After Bryant worked eight...
  • Mitch Kupchak: 'Unacceptable' for Lakers to simply dump salary

    Mitch Kupchak: 'Unacceptable' for Lakers to simply dump salary
    The NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday.The Lakers made a little splash on Wednesday night, trading point guard Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for young guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. "As a person, as a player, we loved...
  • With heavy losses, Lakers have improved their draft lottery position

    With heavy losses, Lakers have improved their draft lottery position
    Heading into a two-game stretch on consecutive nights on the road against the defense-minded Indiana Pacers (42-13) and Memphis Grizzlies (31-24), the Lakers (19-37) are more likely to fall to 39 losses before they hit 20 wins. The Lakers are now...
  • Mitch Kupchak: 'Unfortunately, we're going to have a good draft pick'

    Mitch Kupchak: 'Unfortunately, we're going to have a good draft pick'
    The Lakers are a dismal 16-32 on the season, but General Manager Mitch Kupchak has a positive outlook on the team's situation. "Our future is a bright future. We're going to be just fine," said Kupchak on Wednesday to Jared Greenberg and Rick Fox on...
  • NCAA tournament field revealed, Lakers' draft prospects on display

    Normally the NCAA tournament is a curiosity for Lakers fans. The team rarely drafts in the first round, making it difficult to guess whom it might take with the 48th pick (Ryan Kelly in 2013) or the 60th (Robert Sacre in 2012). But this year, with the...
  • Mitch Kupchak does not look pleased as Lakers get wrecked by Clippers

    Mitch Kupchak does not look pleased as Lakers get wrecked by Clippers
    The Lakers hit a low point on Thursday night, getting destroyed by the Clippers in a 48-point drubbing. General Manager Mitch Kupchak was caught on the national TNT broadcast with a clearly displeased facial expression as his team suffered its largest...
  • Lakers continue to make progress toward a lottery pick

    Lakers continue to make progress toward a lottery pick
    After a surprise win in Portland on Monday against the Trail Blazers, the Lakers have completely fallen apart with three straight losses including a 48-point drubbing by the Clippers. The Lakers have given up an average of 136 points a game through that...
  • Primer for Lakers fans: Understanding the NBA draft lottery

    Primer for Lakers fans: Understanding the NBA draft lottery
    Lakers fans might not be especially familiar with the NBA draft lottery. With multiple injuries and a 16-28 record, the Lakers have the seventh-worst record in the league. A full 8 games behind eighth-place Dallas (25-20) -- technically 9 since...
  • With long road trip looming, Lakers plummeting to bottom of standings

    The Lakers have lost 10 of their last 11 games, dropping to 13th place in the Western Conference. With a record of 14-23, the Lakers are now only 2 1/2 games ahead of the last-place Utah Jazz (12-26). The Lakers have a half-game edge over the...
  • Lakers' struggles could lead to strong prospect in NBA draft

    At 16-26, the Lakers are unlikely to make the playoffs. On May 20, the NBA will hold its annual draft lottery. The last time the Lakers fell to the lottery, they drafted Andrew Bynum in 2005 with the 10th overall pick. Currently, the Lakers have the...