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  • Kobe Bryant named to All-NBA first team; Pau Gasol makes second team

     
    This isn't the mark Kobe Bryant measures himself by in terms of his legacy. But in a season that Bryant described as a "waste of his life," there's at least some solace to the Lakers getting swept in the Western Conference semifinals to the Dallas...
  • Lakers Report Cards: Kobe Bryant

     
    This is the fifth edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on guard Kobe Bryant. Grade: B+ One day removed from his scintillating All-Star performance where he collected his fourth All-Star MVP, threw down a thunderous slam over LeBron James, and...
  • Question of the Day: Which two teams will be playing in the NBA Finals? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. debate which teams will emerge from the NBA conference finals -- the Chicago Bulls or Miami Heat from the East and the Dallas Mavericks or Oklahoma City Thunder from the West. Check back throughout the......
  • Watching the NBA playoffs provides reminders of what the Lakers don't have

     
    Usually, the routine goes like this: Plop onto the couch, enjoy delivery or carryout, and cheer on the purple and gold to a playoff victory. But with the Dallas Mavericks' four-game sweep of the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals, Lakers fans for...
  • Lakers Report Cards: Derek Fisher

     
    This is the ninth edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on starting point guard Derek Fisher. Grade: C+ Even through his offensive shortcomings, Lakers guard Derek Fisher quieted those sentiments most seasons with clutch playoff performances....
  • Oklahoma City and Lakers have similar problems with Mavericks

     
    No matter who guarded him, how closely his opponent contested the shot or how off-balance his jumpers became, nothing stopped Dirk Nowitzki from scoring. No matter who guarded him, how hard his opponent tried to shut off the driving lane and how quickly...
  • Vince Carter wants at least 2 more seasons in NBA| Video

     
    I caught up with Vince Carter at the Dick Vitale Gala reception in Sarasota for a few brief questions. Namely, how much longer does he see his NBA career lasting?...
  • Free agent profile: Arron Afflalo

     
    This is the first in a series of profiles analyzing a free agent and how he would fit in with the Lakers. Arron Afflalo, Denver Nuggets guard Type of free agent: Restricted Positives: The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman considered Afflalo, a former UCLA...
  • Question of the day: If there is a season, who's going to win next year's NBA title?

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the topic following the Dallas Mavericks' victory over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to weigh in with a comment of......
  • Bond between Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant key in the Mike Brown era

     
    Derek Fisher's relationship with Kobe Bryant will prove critical during Mike Brown era...
  • Is Hollywood quietly giving its stars the NBA and NFL lockout treatment?

     
    Whether you're a movie star, a pro basketball player or an unsung schoolteacher, you know that we live in an era when labor unions are taking big hits. It's been a huge political issue in many states, as new laws......
  • NBA to release schedule; A look at the Lakers' schedule

     
    Even though the NBA has locked out its players, that hasn't stopped the league from preparing to release its schedule Tuesday for the 2011-12 season. In many ways, it's the NBA doing business as usual. It's being done just in case a collective...