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  • Lakers' extension of Kobe Bryant's contract really hurts now

    Lakers' extension of Kobe Bryant's contract really hurts now
    The earthquake rocked the Lakers on the morning of Nov. 25, 2013, their economic future rattled by a $48.5-million contract extension given to an aging and injured player who neither required it nor demanded it. Now, seven months later, comes the...
  • Jeanie Buss talks about all things Lakers

     Jeanie Buss talks about all things Lakers
    "Born to the purple" means someone who comes into the world privileged and royal. That doesn't exactly describe Jeanie Buss. She was teenager when her father, Jerry Buss, bought the Los Angeles Lakers. After he died, Jeanie stepped into the job of...
  • Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mike Alvarado: A fabulous Forum revival?

    No matter what happens Saturday night when Juan Manuel Marquez squares off against Mike Alvarado in a welterweight title-elimination bout on HBO, their fight is already a remarkable comeback story. Not necessarily a comeback for them, mind you, but...
  • Reflecting on Sterling, Kobe Bryant urges appreciation for Buss family

    With the Lakers missing the playoffs, the Clippers have taken over the headlines -- although not for the best of reasons. With Clippers owner Donald Sterling embroiled in scandal for alleged racial statements, Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant took a...
  • Magic Johnson would be interested in buying Clippers, source says

    Magic Johnson would be interested in purchasing the Clippers, with financial backing from Guggenheim Partners, if they were put up for sale, according to a person familiar with the situation. A racially charged audio recording surfaced Saturday in which...
  • Donald Sterling scandal merits an over-the-top reaction

    The opinion that Donald Sterling can no longer be an owner is incorrect. He would make an excellent plantation owner. What a story. Just when you think you have seen it all . . . The late Bill Thomas, as fine an editor as the Los Angeles Times ever...
  • Lakers will take their chances in NBA draft lottery on Tuesday

    The month of May is sometimes referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Lakers, who have played into June, and the NBA Finals, 16 times in the last 35 years. Now it's merely time for ping-pong-ball percentages and crossed fingers. The Lakers will...
  • Lakers fall to seventh in draft lottery as Cleveland lands first pick

    Lakers fall to seventh in draft lottery as Cleveland lands first pick
    The Lakers' string of bad luck continues. They dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after Tuesday's lottery provided one big winner that wasn't them. The Cleveland Cavaliers vaulted from the ninth pick to the top overall selection...
  • Lakers don't strike it rich in NBA lottery, drop from sixth to seventh

    Ring up the Lakers’ 56th loss of the season. Their string of bad luck continued Tuesday when they dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after the lottery unveiled one big winner that wasn’t them. The Cleveland Cavaliers...
  • Byron Scott says he's a 'perfect fit' for Lakers' coaching position

    Byron Scott says he's a 'perfect fit' for Lakers' coaching position
    On Tuesday, Byron Scott interviewed with the Lakers for the team's open head coaching position. "To say the least, I thought it was a perfect fit," Scott said Thursday on ESPN LA radio to Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley. Scott said he met with...
  • Siblings will help Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak hire next Lakers coach

    Siblings will help Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak hire next Lakers coach
    The Lakers' coaching search isn't unusual only because of its slow speed. It's their first one since the 1970s that didn't involve Jerry Buss. The venerable Lakers owner died last year, leaving an obvious void at the top of the team's hierarchy and...
  • Report: Former Microsoft CEO Near Deal to Acquire Clippers for $2 Billion

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is close to acquiring the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, according to published reports. Sources tell Variety that Ballmer parked himself at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills during the past week while he...