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  • Mike D'Antoni says basketball has changed; analysts need to adapt

    Coach Mike D'Antoni, along with General Manager Mitch Kupchak, met with the team's players over the past 48 hours for exit interviews at the Lakers' practice facility. The job status of D'Antoni, who is under contract for next season, wasn't discussed....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The last gasp for Lakers' Steve Nash?

    The last gasp for Lakers' Steve Nash?
    Surely the Lakers wanted to send Steve Nash to the sidelines with something better than this. They might get another chance. In one of the final dramas of a long-ago discarded season, Friday was supposed to be the last game of 2013-14, if not a...
  • 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...
  • Mitch Kupchak won't discuss Mike D'Antoni's future with Lakers

    SALT LAKE CITY — Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds. It wasn't an easy question to answer. What will be Mike D'Antoni's fate? Finally, the Lakers' general manager spoke briefly about the Lakers' coach. "I'm not going to discuss Mike...
  • GM Mitch Kupchak preaches patience for Lakers fans

    GM Mitch Kupchak preaches patience for Lakers fans
    There were plenty of items to pluck from Mitch Kupchak’s 41-minute meeting with reporters Friday, first and foremost the lack of a timetable for a decision on Coach Mike D’Antoni’s future. “Mike is under contract for two more...
  • Chris Paul booed? L.A., he's your best basketball hope

    He was booed at Dodger Stadium and two days later wasn't even the most fawned over Paul in his own building. Whoever cued up the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" inside Staples Center on Sunday might as well have been playing an ode to Chris Paul. The...
  • 'Toxic' Lakers' most loyal ticket holder may dump seats over renewal

    'Toxic' Lakers' most loyal ticket holder may dump seats over renewal
    For more than a half century, few in this town have loved and lived the Lakers like Joe Smith. The former record mogul has four season seats on the baseline next to the Lakers bench. He has held those seats since the team arrived in Los Angeles. He...
  • Steve Blake returning to Los Angeles with Warriors

    Steve Blake returning to Los Angeles with Warriors
    Kobe Bryant was annoyed. Really, really annoyed. The Lakers traded Steve Blake before the February deadline, immediately sending a dissatisfied Bryant to Twitter. He said he was "not cool" with the trade "AT ALL," hitting caps lock for effect and...
  • Lakers not very Zen-timental in rout of Knicks

    Lakers not very Zen-timental in rout of Knicks
    Phil Jackson wasn't overly visible Tuesday at Staples Center, hanging out in a luxury suite in a corner across from the New York Knicks' bench. Probably better that way for him. His former team drilled his new team, the Lakers bashing New York, 127-...
  • Lakers beat Magic, 103-94, but it's a rough night for Pau Gasol

    The surreal state of the Lakers — they lose even when they win. They beat the Orlando Magic, 103-94, Sunday at Staples Center and ended a four-game losing streak with a career-high 28 points from Jordan Hill. But Pau Gasol couldn't finish the...