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  • Pau Gasol gets his wish, will play alongside Chris Kaman tonight

    Pau Gasol gets his wish, will play alongside Chris Kaman tonight
    Pau Gasol has wanted to play next to Chris Kaman for months. It will finally happen Tuesday against Portland. Gasol and Kaman will start together against the Trail Blazers a day after Gasol said he hoped Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni would allow it. "The...
  • Clippers' 120-97 victory over the Lakers is par for the course

    Clippers' 120-97 victory over the Lakers is par for the course
    The Clippers just can't let go of the loss on Oct. 29 to the Lakers, using that season-opening defeat as fuel to wreak havoc whenever they play them. The Lakers remember the embarrassment of their last historical defeat to the Clippers, not wanting to...
  • Magic Johnson ends cease-fire, questions Lakers' leadership

    In late January, Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson declared a cease-fire on the Lakers, deciding to halt his public criticism of the team. Johnson has been critical of owner/executive Jim Buss, and the decision to hire Mike D'Antoni to coach the...
  • Lakers don't dwell on present lows in 145-130 loss to Houston

    It could always be worse. The Lakers could have been pounded into a sad corner of team history with Dwight Howard in Houston's lineup. So they got hit with the next worst thing, losing to the Rockets without the injured Howard, 145-130, and clinching...
  • Lakers should target Connecticut's Kevin Ollie as next head coach

    Lakers should target Connecticut's Kevin Ollie as next head coach
    The NCAA's Final Four kicks off Saturday with the seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies looking to upset the top-seeded Florida Gators, while the second-seeded Wisconsin Badgers will try to hold off the eighth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats. The only top 10...
  • Lakers give Mitch Kupchak a multiyear contract extension

    Lakers give Mitch Kupchak a multiyear contract extension
    Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak will have the opportunity to rebuild the Lakers (25-53) after agreeing to a multiyear contract extension. Kupchak has served as the team's general manager since 2001, winning four titles on his watch. Now the...
  • Lakers gain closure with Phil Jackson's departure to New York

    Lakers gain closure with Phil Jackson's departure to New York
    Should the Lakers have hired Phil Jackson to coach the team instead of Mike D'Antoni in 2012?  Will the team fire D'Antoni for Jackson?  Why won't owner/executive Jim Buss hire Jackson to run the team's basketball operations? Finally those questions...
  • Letters: Dodgers' fans just don't get it

    Letters: Dodgers' fans just don't get it
    L.A. has great sports fans. Uniquely loyal, yet never to be had. If Time Warner Cable thinks the notion "I need my Dodgers.com" even remotely resonates, they're advised to go back and review "I need my Rams & Raiders.com." Anthony J. Moretti...
  • Magic Johnson makes Lakers' Mike D'Antoni his latest target

    Magic Johnson makes Lakers' Mike D'Antoni his latest target
    Magic Johnson torched his favorite team again, telling “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno on Monday night the Lakers were in a bind because of “some critical mistakes.” The biggest of those mistakes, according to Johnson? Hiring...
  • Letters: Finishing off the Lakers

    Letters: Finishing off the Lakers
    Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
  • Pau Gasol may be done for the season, and for Lakers

    Pau Gasol may be done for the season, and for Lakers
    Pau Gasol might have played his last game in a Lakers uniform. The team is leaning toward sitting him for its final seven games while he recovers from a severe recurrence of vertigo. He won't play Friday against Dallas after dizziness kept him...
  • New drama but same old ending in Lakers' 108-103 loss to Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Another loss was swallowed up by the theatrics surrounding it, a common theme nowadays for the Lakers. Coach Mike D'Antoni didn't necessarily disagree with Pau Gasol's dour thoughts on the Lakers' offense. Yes, there had been too...