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  • For former college rivals in NBA, it's not unusual to hate your 'mate

    For former college rivals in NBA, it's not unusual to hate your 'mate
    There was no getting past it. Ryan Kelly could be the best Lakers teammate Kendall Marshall ever had, and it still wouldn't compensate for two things. Kelly went to Duke. Marshall went to North Carolina. Those rivals go together about as well as...
  • Now isn't the time to fire Mike D'Antoni

    Now isn't the time to fire Mike D'Antoni
    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....
  • Mike D'Antoni has coached the Lakers to success without Kobe Bryant

    When the Lakers floundered last season, it was easy to blame Coach Mike D'Antoni. His biggest crime was not being Phil Jackson. The team spent most of the year pushing through injuries (Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol,...
  • Lakers sign free agent center Dan Gadzuric

    Lakers sign free agent center Dan Gadzuric
    On the eve of training camp, the Lakers have added former UCLA and NBA veteran center Dan Gadzuric. Announced Friday by General Manager Mitch Kupchak, Gadzuric increases the roster to 19 players. The Lakers cannot carry more than 15 into the regular...
  • Kobe Bryant's future with Lakers after this season is up in the air

    Kobe Bryant's future with Lakers after this season is up in the air
    Forget all that stuff about Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles' tendon injury this season. It'll happen at some point. The real question involves next season. He might not return at all to the Lakers. Bryant is entering the last nine months of his...
  • Mitch Kupchak admits Brown-D'Antoni-Jackson transition was clumsy

    Mitch Kupchak admits Brown-D'Antoni-Jackson transition was clumsy
    The transition from Mike Brown to Mike D'Antoni as coach early last season was an awkward time for the Lakers. "Clumsy is not a bad characterization," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Thursday to Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio. The Lakers fired Brown...
  • Robert Horry recalls confrontation with Kobe Bryant

    Robert Horry recalls confrontation with Kobe Bryant
    Before Kobe Bryant spoke Thursday night at "Kobe Up Close Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel," Robert Horry took the stage. "[Bryant] has all kinds of accolades, all kinds of praise going, but he's still working hard every day," Horry said. "It makes you want to...
  • Dodgers' Stan Kasten named L.A. Sports Council's executive of the year

    Dodgers' Stan Kasten named L.A. Sports Council's executive of the year
    Turn a downtrodden franchise that couldn’t fill half its seats into a division winner that leads the major leagues in attendance and it tends to get noticed. Both collectively and individually. Stan Kasten, the Dodgers president, chief executive...
  • Phil Jackson doesn't see a return to the Lakers

    Phil Jackson doesn't see a return to the Lakers
    Phil Jackson seems entirely content with his life, sitting at a corner table as the hummus and pita go quickly in the afternoon din of a Playa Vista eatery. It's not quite what he envisioned last November when the Lakers interviewed him for their...
  • Without Dwight Howard, Lakers may struggle at rebounding

    Last season, the Lakers were the fourth-best rebounding team in the league at 44.8 boards per game — but that was with Dwight Howard manning the middle at an NBA-best 12.4 rebounds a night. The early returns after eight preseason games is cause...
  • Lakers have final roster decisions looming

    Lakers have final roster decisions looming
    As the regular season nears, the Lakers will have to make some final decisions on the roster before opening night. "I think it's 48 hours before the first game and I do think you get to work on weekends.  I think [the NBA] changed the rules," Coach Mike...
  • Lakers' Mitch Kupchak doesn't expect Kobe Bryant back in next two weeks

    Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Sunday he does not anticipate Kobe Bryant returning from his Achilles' tendon injury within the next two weeks. "I don't see that in the next week or two because you've got to be on the court. You've got to...