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  • The 10 greatest L.A. Lakers of all time, No. 2: Jerry West

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 10 greatest L.A. Lakers of all time, as chosen by our readers. No. 2: Jerry West (1,493 first-place votes, 59,490 points) You know your team has a rich legacy when the guy whose silhouette they......
  • The 10 greatest L.A. Lakers of all time -- No. 1: Magic Johnson

     
    Concluding our countdown of the 10 greatest L.A. Lakers of all time, as chosen by our readers. No. 1: Magic Johnson (3,594 first-place votes, 69,156 points) Magic Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Lakers.......
  • Ted Green: Your guide to hating the Celtics

     
    Well, it's on. Is it ever. Or should I say, it's back on again. The two words in basketball that say so much and mean everything. Heck, they define an entire sport. Lakers and Celtics. The NBA's two most storied......
  • Lakers preparing for the unexpected in Game 7 against Boston

     
    The scenario had played out many times in Lamar Odom's head. He imagined it happening when he grew up playing in his backyard, pretending to count down to zero before hitting the game winner in front of an electric crowd. He imitated it when he played...
  • Readers share their favorite memories of Lakers owner Jerry Buss

     
    On Thursday, I asked Lakers fans to share their favorite memories of team owner Jerry Buss, who will be inducted Friday into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. I already explained how Buss set the standard for winning, but below are some...
  • ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Chance to Coach the Lakers

     
    Aug. 21, 1960: The Lakers of Los Angeles were coming together. West Virginia University Coach Fred Schaus was hired as the team's new coach. "It was an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime," he told UPI. The team already had a great young player in...
  • Miami Heat shouldn't count their titles before winning a game

     
    There's no doubt that the Miami Heat should be a formidable foe this season. But like most of you, I was a little taken aback when Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh had their introductory love-fest and started using two hands to count the number of...
  • An expert's view on the Lakers' greatest centers

     
    So, I'm highly unmotivated, but know I have to offer up something for the morning Laker-holics. I'm searching the Web for stuff that hasn't been discussed, thinking of things with which I might be able to entertain you. Then it dawns on me. WWJMD? What...
  • Lakers blog profile: KobeMVP888 explains his switch from Knicks fan to Lakers fan

     
    Screen name: KobeMVP888 Occupation: Attorney Age: 54 Gender: Male Hometown: Originally, Harrington Park, N.J.; Currently, Trabuco Canyon, Calif. Story behind your screen name: To blend with other Lakerholics in a different forum How I became a Lakers fan:...
  • Lakers blog profile: Wilbur Post grew up idolizing Jerry West

     
    This is the sixth post in a weekly series that helps you get to know members of the L.A. Times Lakers blog community. Feel free to send submissions to mgmedin@gmail.com. Screen name: Wilbur Post, Mister Ed Real name: (with mug shot optional) Norm Decker...
  • The day the Magic stopped

    In minutes, there would be a basketball game played at Madison Square Garden. It would be a night like any other, wouldn't it? No, this was something different, and the coach of the New York Knicks picked up a microphone and walked to center court. Games...