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  • 20 signs you're a Lakerholic during this offseason

     
    The symptoms are only going to get worse during what's expected to be a prolonged offseason because of the impending lockout. But with the Lakers only eight days removed from their season-ending sweep at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks in the Western...
  • Lakers Report Cards: Derrick Caracter

     
    This is the seventh edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on rookie forward/center Derrick Caracter. Grade: D- The weight continues to hold him back. The off-the-court issues continue to plague him. And his commitment level continues to be...
  • Lakers Report Cards: Devin Ebanks

     
    This is the sixth edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on rookie forward Devin Ebanks. Grade: C Given that a fractured left tibia left him sidelined for the last two months, he only appeared in 20 games while averaging 3.1 points and 1.4...
  • Lakers fans believe offseason plans will largely determine championship chances next season

     
    The fact-finding mission has just begun. The Lakers finished their series of exit interviews this week, allowing players to say their farewells to Phil Jackson, receive performance feedback and give Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak morsels of...
  • Caught in the Web: L.A. Times' Mark Medina guest judge with former Laker A.C. Green in NBA/Sprite Los Angeles Amateur Dunk Contest

     
    The headline says it all. Former Laker A.C. Green and I will be part of the judging panel overseeing the NBA/Sprite Los Angeles Amateur Dunk Contest at the Universal City Walk today at 4 p.m. The event is free, you can get directions here and it should be...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar elaborates about frustration with the Lakers via Twitter

     
    Various postings on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Twitter account reveal that his frustration over the fact the Lakers haven't honored him with a statue outside Staples Center reflects a larger picture in his fragmented relationship with the organization. "It's...
  • Numerology readings on the Lakers' coaching candidates

     
    Another month of NBA playoff basketball still awaits us. A possible prolonged lockout might follow suit. And everyone, particularly Laker fans, are going to drive themselves nuts should there be a busy off-season. In the wake of all of this, the Lakers...
  • Lakers have limited history with NBA draft lottery

     
    In another sign of the Lakers' storied success, they're nearly complete strangers to the NBA draft lottery. Even with L.A. losing in embarrassing fashion this postseason, falling in a four-game sweep to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference...
  • Lakers Q&A: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'I don't expect my relationship with the team to continue beyond this point'

     
    Below is a Q&A with former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who in an interview with the Sporting News expressed feeling "slighted" and "highly offended" over not having a statue honoring him outside Staples Center. Abdul-Jabbar finished as the NBA's...
  • Caught in the Web: Reactions to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar feeling slighted about not having a statue

     
    -- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr believes Magic Johnson had a statue before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar because he was also largely instrumental in getting Staples Center built and that Jerry West was chosen before Abdul-Jabbar because of his multiple...
  • Magic Johnson, Chick Hearn and Jerry West statue inductions filled with emotion and humility

     
    Here is the ironic part about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's frustration over not having a statue: Magic Johnson tweeted Abdul-Jabbar deserved one "before me," Jerry West expressed embarrassment during his statue unveiling and argued others, including Abdul-...
  • Lakers Report Cards: Theo Ratliff

     
    This is the 12th edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on reserve center Theo Ratliff. Grade: F Every step looked painful. Every movement seemed slow. And every injury update kept prolonging deeper and deeper into the season. There's frankly...