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  • 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...
  • Lowly Bucks complete sweep of Lakers

    Lowly Bucks complete sweep of Lakers
    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks are an awful team, clinging to the NBA's worst record week after week, month after month. But they can always remember one thing about this season. They swept the Lakers. It became official Thursday, 108-105,...
  • Kobe Bryant feels for Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni

    Kobe Bryant feels for Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni
    The Lakers lost a game to the San Antonio Spurs, but it wasn't an entirely bad day for them. Kobe Bryant didn't throttle anybody when given the chance. He even showed some sympathy toward Coach Mike D'Antoni several hours before the Lakers lost to the...
  • Lakers vs. Phil Jackson in free-agent battle? Jeanie Buss isn't worried

    If the Lakers and New York Knicks fight for a franchise-turning free agent in coming summers, Lakers governor Jeanie Buss isn't worried. But wouldn't new Knicks President Phil Jackson and his 13 championship rings (11 as a coach, two as a player) have...
  • Poll: With Mike D'Antoni out, who should be the next Lakers coach?

    With the resignation of Coach Mike D'Antoni on Wednesday, speculation is rampant about who the next coach of the Lakers will be. Who do you think it will be? A look at some of the candidates: • John Calipari. Current job: University of Kentucky....
  • GM Mitch Kupchak preaches patience for Lakers fans

    GM Mitch Kupchak preaches patience for Lakers fans
    There were plenty of items to pluck from Mitch Kupchak’s 41-minute meeting with reporters Friday, first and foremost the lack of a timetable for a decision on Coach Mike D’Antoni’s future. “Mike is under contract for two more...
  • Ex-Kentucky star Rex Chapman: John Calipari is 'done deal' to Lakers

    Ex-Kentucky star Rex Chapman: John Calipari is 'done deal' to Lakers
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Nothing like putting out a juicy oh-by-the-way rumor before the biggest college basketball game of the season. But former Kentucky star Rex Chapman tweeted before Monday night's national title game that Kentucky Coach John...
  • Lakers' Week 25 in review

    The Lakers wrapped the 2013-14 season with two straight wins, finishing 27-55 on the season. Week 25 started with a 119-104 win over the Jazz in Utah on Monday, which dropped the Lakers to sixth in the NBA draft lottery. On Wednesday, the Lakers...
  • Mike D'Antoni resigns as Lakers coach

    Mike D'Antoni resigns as Lakers coach
    Embattled Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni has resigned after two seasons with the team, the Lakers announced Wednesday. D’Antoni had one more guaranteed year at $4 million but was dismayed when the Lakers declined to pick up his option for the...
  • For former college rivals in NBA, it's not unusual to hate your 'mate

    For former college rivals in NBA, it's not unusual to hate your 'mate
    There was no getting past it. Ryan Kelly could be the best Lakers teammate Kendall Marshall ever had, and it still wouldn't compensate for two things. Kelly went to Duke. Marshall went to North Carolina. Those rivals go together about as well as...
  • Lakers don't dwell on present lows in 145-130 loss to Houston

    It could always be worse. The Lakers could have been pounded into a sad corner of team history with Dwight Howard in Houston's lineup. So they got hit with the next worst thing, losing to the Rockets without the injured Howard, 145-130, and clinching...
  • Now isn't the time to fire Mike D'Antoni

    Now isn't the time to fire Mike D'Antoni
    Some Lakers fans were undoubtedly hoping General Manager Mitch Kupchak would pull a Pat Haden and meet his embattled coach on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport late Thursday night before he could board the team plane and coach another game....