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  • NBA free agents: Updates on Class of 2012

    <b>NBA free agents:</b> Updates on Class of 2012
    An updated look at NBA free agents. Who has signed, who is still available, who has become available: Best of who is left: Kenyon Martin, Josh Howard, Derek Fisher, Chris Andersen, Mickael Pietrus, Mehmet Okur (retired), Maurice Evans, Ryan Gomes,...
  • Cashing in their championships

    Cashing in their championships
    1979-80 FINALS Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2 An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime' "Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
  • ASK IRA: What about a Chris Kaman trade for the Heat?

     
    Q: If Mike Miller comes back healthy, and the Hornets want youth, why not package Mario Chalmers, Joel Anthony and Miller for the expiring contract of Chris Kaman? — Jack. A: Because Mario just re-signed as a free agent he cannot be dealt until...
  • Clippers sign big man Solomon Jones

     
    The Clippers signed free agent Solomon Jones to a nonguaranteed contract Monday worth about $1 million, said a person not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Jones is a 6-foot-10 power forward/center who the Clippers think will give them......
  • Clippers work out big men

     
    The Clippers, in search of more depth for their front court, worked out several big men Monday at the team’s practice facility. They had in 7-footer D.J. Mbenga, 6-11 Hilton Armstrong, 6-10 Solomon Jones and 6-11 Dan Gadzuric. The Clippers......
  • The value of doing nothing before the trade deadline

     
    Plenty of concerns surrounded the Lakers as the trade deadline approached. Worries over the team's complacency and health remained ongoing issues. And fans clamored for the team to add speed, particularly to their backcourt. The Lakers did nothing, a...
  • Highlighting the best comments from Lakers blog member Rick Friedman

     
    Highlighting the best comments after the jump of former Lakers blog member Rick Friedman, who recently passed way after fighting cancer. "It's become almost impossible to stomach watching an entire Lakers game. Smush chokes at the charity stripe when...
  • Looking at how the Lakers would match up with New Orleans in the playoffs

     
    Fumbling with his cracked cellphone as he sat by his locker, Lakers forward Ron Artest appeared to have been tuning out my question about the New Orleans Hornets. His eyes then lit up when I informed him that the Hornets had lost forward David West, the...
  • Breaking down the Lakers roster entering the playoffs

     
    Forward Ron Artest When he wasn't celebrating the 2010 NBA championship, Artest spent plenty of time this off-season slimming down to 250 pounds and limiting his alcohol consumption in the hopes he could keep up with speedy players such as Kevin Durant....
  • Pau Gasol largely responsible for Lakers' 109-100 Game 1 loss to New Orleans Hornets

     
    Walking toward the exit of the Lakers' locker room, a team official paced nervously. "Where ... is Pau Gasol?" the official said to himself. The locker room just opened to the media at 11 a.m. Sunday, 90 minutes before the Lakers' Game 1 matchup with...
  • Breaking down how the Lakers struggled containing Chris Paul

     
    Breaking down Chris Paul's 11 of 18 shooting in Lakers' 109-100 Game 1 loss to New Orleans Hornets First quarter, 9:38 - 9:30. Paul and Carl Landry immediately went to screen and roll, and Pau Gasol was already unprepared. He anticipated being ready to...