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  • Lakers' Nick Young a showman to the end

    The season ended, but Nick Young's one-man show kept rolling. The always entertaining Lakers reserve excitedly told reporters about his new contract a few minutes after a season-ending meeting Thursday with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. "He...
  • Lakers' Bryant begin training program

    Kobe Bryant was cleared to begin a six-month training program designed to prepare him for training camp in October. Bryant last played Dec. 17 when he sustained a fractured lateral tibial plateau in his knee during a game against the Memphis Grizzlies....
  • Mike D'Antoni's future to be a big part of Lakers off-season suspense

    Mike D'Antoni's future to be a big part of Lakers off-season suspense
    SAN ANTONIO — Mike D'Antoni might have coached his last game with the Lakers on Wednesday. Or he might return for the final guaranteed year of his contract. It'll be the biggest subplot of a Lakers off-season sure to feature twists and turns....
  • Mike D'Antoni reflects on the Lakers' tough season

    SAN ANTONIO -- Mike D'Antoni might coach his last game with the Lakers on Wednesday night. Or he might be back next season for the final guaranteed year of his contract. It's the biggest subplot of a Lakers' off-season sure to feature some twists and...
  • Trainer Gary Vitti suffers through a painful season with the Lakers

    Trainer Gary Vitti suffers through a painful season with the Lakers
    Gary Vitti's workspace at the Lakers' training facility is surrounded by a life-size skeleton, detailed charts of the human muscular system and books about tendons and ligaments. Lots of books. The medical library came in handy this season as the Lakers...
  • Lakers beat Utah Jazz, 119-104, and attitude is 'Thanks but no tanks'

    SALT LAKE CITY — Poor Lakers. They lose even when they win. They hammered the similarly woeful Utah Jazz on Monday, 119-104, but damaged their lottery percentages for the draft. If the Lakers had lost, Utah would have caught them (and Boston) in...
  • Mitch Kupchak won't discuss Mike D'Antoni's future with Lakers

    SALT LAKE CITY — Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds. It wasn't an easy question to answer. What will be Mike D'Antoni's fate? Finally, the Lakers' general manager spoke briefly about the Lakers' coach. "I'm not going to discuss Mike...
  • Given the chance, Jordan Farmar says he'll be a Laker next season

    The Lakers have two games left before they wrap a miserable regular season. Despite the team's down year, point guard Jordan Farmar said if it was up to him, he'd be back next season with the franchise. "Of course, I'd be a Laker," he said after the...
  • Lakers' 'rough year' continues with 102-90 loss to Grizzlies

    The Lakers gave out gas cards, fast-food coupons and casino getaways on fan appreciation night. They couldn't give their fans a victory, much like the rest of the season. The Memphis Grizzlies needed a win to help stay in playoff contention and got...
  • T.J. Simers: Hanging with the Clippers

    LOS ANGELES I was given the choice of covering the Kentucky Derby and just maybe the Triple Crown, or following the Clippers wherever they go in the playoffs. I guess it's not that important if anyone reads what I write. Third choice was writing about...
  • Lakers GM Kupchak gets multiyear contract extension

    Lakers GM Kupchak gets multiyear contract extension
    Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak signed a new contract that will keep him with the same franchise for more than 30 years. Kupchak, who joined the Lakers in 1986 and replaced Jerry West as general manager in 2000, has guided the franchise...
  • Lakers give Mitch Kupchak a multiyear contract extension

    Lakers give Mitch Kupchak a multiyear contract extension
    Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak will have the opportunity to rebuild the Lakers (25-53) after agreeing to a multiyear contract extension. Kupchak has served as the team's general manager since 2001, winning four titles on his watch. Now the...