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  • Jim Buss, Lakers 'didn't see point' waiting on Kobe Bryant extension

    The Lakers and Kobe Bryant agreed to a contract extension Monday, a move the team was willing to make before seeing Bryant return to game action from a torn Achilles' tendon. "We didn't see the point of waiting," said Lakers owner/executive Jim Buss....
  • Lakers giving games away with turnovers

    Lakers giving games away with turnovers
    The Lakers have lost nine of their last 10 games, including three in a row. Injuries have decimated the squad but the Lakers have competed in recent games. Poor second-half performances, however, have been fatal. "We're just mentally fatigued...
  • Letters: Pointed criticism of Lakers continues

    Letters: Pointed criticism of Lakers continues
    Smush Parker was the Lakers' point guard the last time the Timberwolves beat them? I've got news for you. Smush would start for this year's edition too. And he'd look so good next to the rest of the turkeys they've got playing that Bill Plaschke would...
  • Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak gives Mike D'Antoni a vote of confidence

    HOUSTON — These are rough days for Lakers fans. Very. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, however, sounded at ease during a phone interview with The Times, going over a variety of topics on a team that can't stay healthy, play defense or,...
  • Despite Kobe Bryant's advice, he's an All-Star starter to voting fans

    Despite Kobe Bryant's advice, he's an All-Star starter to voting fans
    Kobe Bryant recently suggested that fans vote for younger players such as Damian Lillard for February's NBA All-Star Game. The fans aren't listening. On Thursday, the league released its latest set of returns and Bryant is the leading vote-getter in...
  • Pau Gasol remains a Laker as Mitch Kupchak mulls team's future

    Pau Gasol remains a Laker as Mitch Kupchak mulls team's future
    Pau Gasol, the NBA's most-targeted subject of trade rumors, survived another deadline Thursday at noon, with the Lakers unable to move him and his $19.3-million salary. The Lakers made no deals at all Thursday, which brought to mind one obvious...
  • Nick Young in March issue of GQ magazine with girlfriend Iggy Azalea

    Lakers guard Nick Young will appear in the March issue of GQ, posing with his girlfriend, rapper Iggy Azalea. The couple, who originally met through a Twitter conversation, have a four-page spread in which they model Versace. The issue will be...
  • 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...
  • Magic Johnson says he's willing to help Lakers recruit players

    Magic Johnson says he's willing to help Lakers recruit players
    Earvin "Magic" Johnson said Wednesday that he's willing to do whatever he can to turn the Lakers into a championship-caliber team, including doing some grassroots recruiting. "I've done that in the past," Johnson told the Los Angeles Times. "I told...
  • 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...
  • Falling Lakers need to let go of Pau Gasol

    Falling Lakers need to let go of Pau Gasol
    It's time for the Lakers to state the obvious and utter the three words that could save them from continuing their sad decline into NBA irrelevance: Ciao, Pau Gasol. Thanks for the championship memories. Thanks for being such a classy guy and...
  • Mike D'Antoni lowers expectations for Lakers' pace

    Mike D'Antoni lowers expectations for Lakers' pace
    About the only thing the Lakers achieved in seven seconds or less last season was making their coach regret saying his team should "easily" average 110-115 points per game when he took the job. "Yeah, well, I was on drugs back then," Mike D'Antoni...