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  • New FAU basketball coach Michael Curry signs six-year deal worth close to $2 million

    New FAU basketball coach Michael Curry signs six-year deal worth close to $2 million
    It's not an NBA head coach's salary, but for FAU, it's pretty good.  New FAU men's basketball coach Michael Curry signed a six-year contract worth close to $2 million on Tuesday. FAU finalized the contract Wednesday.  View Michael Curry's FAU Contract...
  • Lakers' 108-102 loss isn't real story as Jason Collins makes history

    The well-chronicled failures of the Lakers were pushed aside for a day, mercifully their fans would say, as national media members converged on Staples Center to cover Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player. He came out in a Sports Illustrated...
  • Jeanie Buss says she was 'stunned' Jim Buss didn't hire Phil Jackson

    Jeanie Buss says she was 'stunned' Jim Buss didn't hire Phil Jackson
    In Jeanie Buss' updated memoir "Laker Girl," written with former Times sportswriter Steve Springer and published by Triumph Books, she writes about the firing of Lakers Coach Mike Brown last November. In this excerpt Buss, head of the team's business...
  • Chris Kaman says L.A. still belongs to Lakers, not Clippers

    Chris Kaman says L.A. still belongs to Lakers, not Clippers
    Chris Kaman knows the Clippers. He spent eight seasons with them, an eternity among so many losing seasons (seven), but he was an All-Star in 2010 before being traded in the Chris Paul deal a year later. The Clippers dominated the Lakers last season,...
  • Chris Kaman delivers strong performance after finally getting minutes

    Chris Kaman delivers strong performance after finally getting minutes
    Back spasms sidelined Chris Kaman for a stretch in late November but when he improved, Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni left the veteran center out of the rotation. On Friday night, Kaman played his first significant minutes in a month, contributing to a 104-...
  • Why firing Mike D'Antoni would make no sense for Lakers

    Some Lakers fans were undoubtedly hoping General Manager Mitch Kupchak would pull a Pat Haden and meet his embattled coach on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport late Thursday night before he could board the team plane and coach another game....
  • Bryant practices again with Lakers, says he might play this month

    Bryant practices again with Lakers, says he might play this month
    Kobe Bryant said he could envision returning to a Lakers game this month after practicing on Tuesday for the second time in four days. "Yeah, I can," said Bryant, sidelined by a torn Achilles' tendon since mid-April. Bryant took part in a full-court...
  • Kobe Bryant to get $24,363,044 from Lakers on Friday

    Most players in the NBA receive their salary throughout the year -- but then Kobe Bryant is not a typical NBA player. Negotiated as part of his specific contract, Bryant receives a balloon payment on Nov. 1.  On Friday, the All-Star guard will receive...
  • Lakers sign Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension

    Lakers sign Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension
    Kobe Bryant has signed a two-year extension with the Lakers. "This is a very happy day for Lakers fans and for the Lakers organization," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Monday in a statement. "We’ve said all along that our priority and hope was...
  • Kobe Bryant out six weeks with knee fracture

    The rash of injuries to Lakers point guards that has afflicted starters, backups and fill-ins alike struck Kobe Bryant on Thursday, the All-Star learning he will miss about six weeks with a broken bone in his left knee. Bryant initially shrugged off the...
  • Lakers can't hold back Mavericks in 123-104 loss

    Lakers can't hold back Mavericks in 123-104 loss
    The Lakers (2-3) were dismantled on the road by the Dallas Mavericks (3-1) on Tuesday night, falling, 123-104. Monta Ellis led all scorers with 30 points on 11-of-14 shooting with nine assists. The five Lakers starters combined to outscore Ellis by just...
  • The going gets weird, as usual, as Lakers hold off Hawks, 105-103

    The going gets weird, as usual, as Lakers hold off Hawks, 105-103
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