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  • Lakers officially acquire Jeremy Lin from Houston Rockets

    Lakers officially acquire Jeremy Lin from Houston Rockets
    The Lakers officially acquired Jeremy Lin from the Houston Rockets on Sunday. "This trade allows us to acquire a solid player who will make us a better team, as well as draft picks to improve our team in the future, while at the same time allowing us to...
  • Lakers start summer over salary cap, look to create spending power

    Lakers start summer over salary cap, look to create spending power
    The Lakers might have enough money to sign New York Knicks free-agent Carmelo Anthony, but starting the summer, the Lakers are still over the NBA's salary cap. How is that possible with only four players under contract? Each and every Lakers' free...
  • Ariza leads Wizards past 76ers as Iverson's jersey retired

    Ariza leads Wizards past 76ers as Iverson's jersey retired
    Growing up, Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza idolized Allen Iverson so much that he wore his hair in the cornrows favored by the Philadelphia 76ers' star guard. Ariza also bought Iverson's videos, and tried to play with the same ferocity. "What...
  • Billy Hunter claims Kobe Bryant meddled in NBA labor negotiations

    Former NBA players' union executive director Billy Hunter has claimed that Lakers star Kobe Bryant and agent Rob Pelinka, acting on behalf of union president Derek Fisher, meddled with his efforts to end the 2011 lockout. In a Los Angeles Superior Court...
  • 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...
  • Debating whether Laker practices were intense enough

     
    With a glare, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant summed up his scathing critique of the team's poor Christmas Day effort against Miami this way: "I'm going to kick .... in practice." The message was more than just a warning that he's going to hold his teammates...
  • Lakers Report Card: Joe Smith

     
    In this the 13th edition of the Lakers Report Card we focus on reserve forward Joe Smith. Grade: D Everywhere he went, Lakers forward Joe Smith wore a smile on his face. He smiled when he shook hands with the Laker starters during introductions. He smiled...
  • 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...
  • Caught in the Web: Mike Brown could become the next Lakers coach

     
    -- The L.A. Times' Broderick Turner reports the Lakers have put together a deal to hire former Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Mike Brown as their new coach. Turner also reports that if Brown agrees to the deal, he'll sign a contract for $4 million to $4.5...
  • How much change should the Lakers make to their roster?

     
    Whether the Lakers are coming off a championship season or under-performing in a shortened season, there's one thing that keeps fans unified and divided: trade talk. Unified because every fan wants to size up any trade scenario imaginable, wondering if...
  • Ranking the Lakers' five biggest off-season needs

     
    1. Motivation -- With the Lakers' expectation that they would be in the NBA Finals right now en route to their third consecutive championship, don't buy into any premise that it has served as a good teachable moment. The Lakers frankly used too many...
  • Caught in the Web: Grading the Lakers' management

     
    We will have a live chat at 3 p.m. Monday. There will be plenty to discuss, including of course, Miami's meltdown against Dallas. -- The Times' Helene Elliott ranked Mitch Kupchak as the best general manager of the six who run Southland baseball,...