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  • 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...
  • Magic Johnson says Lakers problems lie with Jim Buss

    Magic Johnson says Lakers problems lie with Jim Buss
    Magic Johnson has never been reluctant to give his opinion on how the Lakers are playing, and Wednesday he said the problems on the court can be traced to the owner’s office. Johnson, whose Hall of Fame playing career included five NBA titles in...
  • 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...
  • Phil Jackson says the late Jerry Buss made decision to hire D'Antoni

    Phil Jackson says the late Jerry Buss made decision to hire D'Antoni
    When the Lakers hired Coach Mike D'Antoni in November 2012, they made their decision soon after an interview with Phil Jackson. Jackson expected to have the opportunity to either accept or reject the position, but the Lakers chose to go in a...
  • 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...
  • Mitch Kupchak does not look pleased as Lakers get wrecked by Clippers

    Mitch Kupchak does not look pleased as Lakers get wrecked by Clippers
    The Lakers hit a low point on Thursday night, getting destroyed by the Clippers in a 48-point drubbing. General Manager Mitch Kupchak was caught on the national TNT broadcast with a clearly displeased facial expression as his team suffered its largest...
  • Lakers can't afford to let Phil Jackson get away again

    Lakers can't afford to let Phil Jackson get away again
    The New York Knicks won’t know what kind of basketball executive they’re getting even if, as reports have indicated, Phil Jackson agrees to join their front office by the end of the week. Will he be as shrewd in constructing a roster as he...
  • Letters: As bad as it gets for Lakers (they hope)

    Letters: As bad as it gets for Lakers (they hope)
    I hope Chick Hearn doesn't have cable in heaven. John C. Borrego Temecula :: How bad was it at Staples Center on Thursday night? It was so bad that that Justin Bieber pulled his pants up, so that he could make a quick getaway. It was so bad...