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  • 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....
  • Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?

    Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?
    In a year defined by injury, Coach Mike D'Antoni became a lightning rod for criticism, despite leading the Lakers (45-37) team to a 28-12, seventh-place finish. In the closing moments of the Lakers' sweep by the San Antonio Spurs, the familiar chant...
  • Lakers sign free agent center Dan Gadzuric

    Lakers sign free agent center Dan Gadzuric
    On the eve of training camp, the Lakers have added former UCLA and NBA veteran center Dan Gadzuric. Announced Friday by General Manager Mitch Kupchak, Gadzuric increases the roster to 19 players. The Lakers cannot carry more than 15 into the regular...
  • Kobe Bryant thinks Lakers can still win a championship

    Kobe Bryant thinks Lakers can still win a championship
    Kobe Bryant, ever the optimist, still thinks the Lakers can win a championship. "It doesn't matter what anybody else is saying. That's the goal that we have," he said Saturday. Bryant, though, wouldn't be healthy enough to take part in the Lakers'...
  • Mitch Kupchak admits Brown-D'Antoni-Jackson transition was clumsy

    Mitch Kupchak admits Brown-D'Antoni-Jackson transition was clumsy
    The transition from Mike Brown to Mike D'Antoni as coach early last season was an awkward time for the Lakers. "Clumsy is not a bad characterization," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Thursday to Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio. The Lakers fired Brown...
  • 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...
  • Lakers week in review

    Lakers week in review
    Kobe Bryant was a popular topic last week, opening up to Jimmy Kimmel for an hour of conversation on Thursday in front of a packed house at Nokia Theatre. The Lakers All-Star guard told Kimmel he isn't sure if he'll play on opening night (Oct. 29),...
  • Robert Horry recalls confrontation with Kobe Bryant

    Robert Horry recalls confrontation with Kobe Bryant
    Before Kobe Bryant spoke Thursday night at "Kobe Up Close Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel," Robert Horry took the stage. "[Bryant] has all kinds of accolades, all kinds of praise going, but he's still working hard every day," Horry said. "It makes you want to...
  • Mitch Kupchak doesn't see reason for Lakers to tank for lottery

    Mitch Kupchak doesn't see reason for Lakers to tank for lottery
    Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't see the virtue in tanking the season for a lottery pick. "The ping-pong lottery thing, even if you have the very worst team in the NBA, you're not guaranteed to get the first pick," Kupchak said Thursday to...
  • 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-...
  • 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...