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  • Heat faltering may leave Lakers in position to lure LeBron James

    Heat faltering may leave Lakers in position to lure LeBron James
    The Lakers don't have to say it and can't under the rules, but they've got to be pulling for the Indiana Pacers to beat the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. They'd probably even root for the  San Antonio Spurs to win the title if that means...
  • Lakers have been told that Dwight Howard remains undecided

    Lakers have been told that Dwight Howard remains undecided
    The Lakers have been told by members of Dwight Howard's camp that the free agent remains undecided on which team he will join next season. Howard is weighing the Lakers and Houston Rockets, having already informed three other suitors he will not play...
  • Chris Kaman says he took less money to join Lakers [updated]

    This post has been updated, as indicated below. The Lakers used their one true spending tool this summer, adding former Clippers center Chris Kaman on Monday via their taxpayer mid-level exception of $3.2 million on a one-year deal. "Weird coming back...
  • After Dwight Howard's departure, Lakers ponder a sketchy future

    After Dwight Howard's departure, Lakers ponder a sketchy future
    Happy 33rd birthday, Pau Gasol. That was about all the Lakers could muster Saturday after Dwight Howard spat on the cake a day earlier, leaving for the Houston Rockets after a five-day, five-team odyssey. There's really only one question: What's next?...
  • Cashing in their championships

    Cashing in their championships
    1979-80 FINALS Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2 An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime' "Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
  • Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash to assist in pursuit of Dwight Howard

    Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash to assist in pursuit of Dwight Howard
    Without the reassuring voice of Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner whose eleventh-hour phone call prevented Kobe Bryant from going to the Clippers in 2004, the Lakers are turning to two veterans to help keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles. Bryant and...
  • Lakers to get chance Tuesday to tell Dwight Howard why he should stay

    Lakers to get chance Tuesday to tell Dwight Howard why he should stay
    The Lakers finally get their time with Dwight Howard, meeting with him Tuesday and trying to persuade him to stay with the franchise for five more years. They will sell themselves as the 16-time NBA champions — how could they not? — and they...
  • It's official: Orlando Magic trade Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers

    It's official: Orlando Magic trade Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers
    The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard era is over, and a new rebuilding project has begun. The team traded the disgruntled superstar to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday in a four-team deal that prompted many fans and NBA analysts to say the Magic...
  • Lakers waive forward Metta World Peace under amnesty provision

    Lakers waive forward Metta World Peace under amnesty provision
    The Lakers waived Metta World Peace via the NBA's so-called amnesty provision Thursday, a cost-cutting move that could save them about $15 million in luxury taxes. When Dwight Howard bolted for Houston last week as a free agent, it ensured a roster spot...
  • 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...
  • Lakers' pitch to Dwight Howard open to second-guessing

    Lakers' pitch to Dwight Howard open to second-guessing
    The Lakers had hoped to make it much ado about something, putting up billboards, sending out tweets and assembling a large contingent of players, coaches and team executives to persuade Dwight Howard to stay with the storied NBA franchise. The league'...
  • Time to look back on Lakers' season and ahead to the next

    Time to look back on Lakers' season and ahead to the next
    Now that the season has ended for the Lakers, there's time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. Most of the material over the coming months here on the Lakers Now blog will focus on what the Lakers can do in preparation for next season....