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Mitch Kupchak

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  • 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...
  • Could Philadelphia 76ers help Lakers ditch luxury tax?

    Could Philadelphia 76ers help Lakers ditch luxury tax?
    If the Philadelphia 76ers are willing, the Lakers might have a way under the luxury tax and, more important, the repeater tax. The league currently levies a progressive tax that penalizes teams for every $5 million they spend on salary over the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jordan Farmar says he felt he belongs with Lakers

    Jordan Farmar says he felt he belongs with Lakers
    Jordan Farmar gave up a lot of money to come back to the Lakers, turning his back on a lucrative deal with a Turkish pro team. Call him crazy? "I'm not quite sure I've seen an agreement that paid so generously in recent time in Europe," Lakers General...
  • 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'...
  • Wesley Johnson another quality signing by Lakers at minimum salary

    In guard-forward Wesley Johnson, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak has found another other quality player on a minimum-salary contract. Drafted fourth in 2010 by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Johnson never quite lived up to his potential coming out...
  • Mike D’Antoni introduced as Lakers new coach

     
    Mike D’Antoni hobbled to his first news conference as the Lakers coach. He used a crutch on his left side, still recovering from knee-replacement surgery....
  • Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore

    Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore
    With barely any competition and TV ratings almost matching last year's historic lows, Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball reaped what they sowed. In a low-scoring and boring contest, who wouldn't have wanted to see a Mariano Rivera vs. Yasiel Puig...
  • Dwight Howard Coming to Lakers in Four-Team Deal

    Dwight Howard Coming to Lakers in Four-Team Deal
    LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers reached an agreement late Thursday to acquire Orlando Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard in a four-team, eight-player, multi-draft-pick blockbuster deal in which Andrew Bynum lands with the Philadelphia 76ers, The Times...
  • Los Angeles Lakers introduce Dwight Howard

    Los Angeles Lakers introduce Dwight Howard
    Dwight Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a four-team trade Friday, leaving behind the Orlando Magic. While it marks the end of Orlando's Dwightmare, the trade news was celebrated in Los Angeles. Scroll down for live updates from...