Johnny Davis, Mike D'Antoni, Kurt Rambis

Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni, center, and assistant Johnny Davis share a laugh next to assistant Kurt Rambis in the first half Thursday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / March 6, 2014)

I hope Chick Hearn doesn't have cable in heaven.

John C. Borrego



How bad was it at Staples Center on Thursday night? It was so bad that that Justin Bieber pulled his pants up, so that he could make a quick getaway. It was so bad Magic Johnson ate more hot dogs than Joey Chestnut. It was so bad Jimmy Fallon wouldn't make jokes about it out of respect for the families.

Marty Foster

San Francisco


As a thoroughbred trainer, Jim Buss had a winning percentage around 9%. If somebody doesn't do something quick, he's going to repeat that achievement with the Lakers.

Carlo Fisco

Marina del Rey


Poor Bill Plaschke seems to take the Clippers' blowout of the Lakers personally, as if the players, Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak, and Mike D'Antoni are on his payroll. Bill, did you pay for your ticket or something? The reality is that this same Lakers team beat Portland in Portland earlier in the week.

Yes, they often stink and yes, the game was an embarrassment to the franchise. But, Bill, don't be hurt and angry by it. Shake your head and laugh along with it and let's get behind the Clippers' playoff run. It's sports, Bill. Relax and focus elsewhere. You'll feel better.

Frank Shapiro



While an argument can be made that we should cut Mike D'Antoni some slack for the current Lakers record and performance as he is currently dealing with a primarily D-League roster, he also demonstrated that he couldn't win regularly last season with Kobe, Dwight, Gasol, World Peace, etc. So why is D'Antoni still the Lakers coach?

Wake up, Jim. The Lakers fans understand and expect winning, not record losses to the Clippers.

Scott Law