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  • Jeanie Buss, Mitch Kupchak share their thoughts on Bill Sharman

    Jeanie Buss, Mitch Kupchak share their thoughts on Bill Sharman
    The NBA, the Lakers and, yes, even the Boston Celtics, lost a legend on Friday as Hall of Famer Bill Sharman died after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. Sharman, who was 87, was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame both as a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lakers waive forward Marcus Landry; roster down to 15 players

    Lakers waive forward Marcus Landry; roster down to 15 players
    The Lakers waived Marcus Landry on Friday night after their 111-106 preseason victory over the Utah Jazz. Landry was a summer league standout for the Lakers in Las Vegas. Last season, he shot 42.8% from three-point range with the Reno Bighorns of the...
  • 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...
  • U.S. women cruise past Mexico, 7-0, in soccer friendly

    U.S. women cruise past Mexico, 7-0, in soccer friendly
    Abby Wambach extended her world record with her 161st international goal, Sydney Leroux scored four times in the first half, and the next generation of U.S. women's soccer blended nicely with the old guard Tuesday night as the Americans thumped Mexico, 7-...
  • David Stern, a real league leader

    Commissioner is a title far too limiting for David Stern. He has been part comedian, part dictator, part visionary, part man on a mission, and there's nothing Ron Artest's fists, Gilbert Arenas' guns or Allen Iverson's wardrobe could possibly do to stop...
  • Lakers have yet to agree to terms with any free agents

    Lakers have yet to agree to terms with any free agents
    Free agency has been humming along since the start of July, at least for most NBA teams. Teams in much of the league have agreed on terms with free agents, but the Lakers' roster still has only seven players with guaranteed contracts. With free-...
  • Lakers in limbo while awaiting free agent Dwight Howard's decision

    Lakers in limbo while awaiting free agent Dwight Howard's decision
    A.C. Green left the Lakers for Phoenix exactly 20 years ago this summer, perhaps the only important player they ever lost to free agency. It so irritated Jerry Buss that he appealed to his players a few months later at training camp with an...