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Elgin Baylor

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  • 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...
  • The original Big Man

    The original Big Man
    A three-peat obviously is a big deal, but how about a double three-peat? As dominant as the Lakers have been in winning three consecutive NBA championships, they are only halfway toward matching the achievement of their ancestors from Minneapolis half...
  • Heartache of a champion

    Heartache of a champion
    Laker coach Bill Sharman was surprised to see Times sportswriter Mal Florence, bags packed, leaving the team hotel in Milwaukee on a January day in 1972. Florence had been following the team on its winning streak, which had reached a record 33 games...
  • Where Kobe Ranks Among the Greats

    Where Kobe Ranks Among the Greats
    Ring No. 4 for Kobe has inevitably set off a small firestorm of debate and spirited conversation about where the Lakers' star falls in the pantheon of NBA greats. For some odd reason, in 35 years of covering the league, I have never before posted my...
  • Late dunk gives Heat win

    Shawn Marion's dunk with 1.1 seconds left gave the visiting Miami Heat a 95-93 win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night. Dwyane Wade, selected as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star game this weekend in Phoenix, scored 24 points....
  • Clippers get it together

    Clippers get it together
    With an escalating feud festering the last two days, Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy and owner Donald T. Sterling could not even agree that they had talked to clear the air Wednesday. Dunleavy said he held a telephone conversation with Sterling prior to...
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