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  • Lakers have limited history with NBA draft lottery

     
    In another sign of the Lakers' storied success, they're nearly complete strangers to the NBA draft lottery. Even with L.A. losing in embarrassing fashion this postseason, falling in a four-game sweep to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar feels 'slighted' he doesn't have a statue outside Staples Center

     
    Despite his accomplishments as the NBA's all-time leading scorer and winning five of his six championships with the Lakers, former Laker and UCLA product Kareem Abdul-Jabbar believes his popularity among Angelenos and within the Laker organization remains...
  • Lakers Q&A: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'I don't expect my relationship with the team to continue beyond this point'

     
    Below is a Q&A with former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who in an interview with the Sporting News expressed feeling "slighted" and "highly offended" over not having a statue honoring him outside Staples Center. Abdul-Jabbar finished as the NBA's...
  • Caught in the Web: Reactions to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar feeling slighted about not having a statue

     
    -- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr believes Magic Johnson had a statue before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar because he was also largely instrumental in getting Staples Center built and that Jerry West was chosen before Abdul-Jabbar because of his multiple...
  • Magic Johnson, Chick Hearn and Jerry West statue inductions filled with emotion and humility

     
    Here is the ironic part about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's frustration over not having a statue: Magic Johnson tweeted Abdul-Jabbar deserved one "before me," Jerry West expressed embarrassment during his statue unveiling and argued others, including Abdul-...
  • Which Laker would make the best professional wrestler?

     
    With the unfortunate news that legendary wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage has died, a few things popped into my mind. His catch phrase, "Oh Yeahhhhh" won't leave my head. I suddenly want to "snap into a Slim Jim." And I've been endlessly asking myself, how...
  • Caught in the Web: Catching up on Lakers links

     
    --The Times' T.J. Simers argues that the Lakers should hire Brian Shaw as their next coach. --ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky says Kobe Bryant shouldn't be compared to Michael Jordan because Bryant should have his own identity. --ESPN Los Angeles' Brian...
  • Golden State Warriors add Jerry West to executive board

     
    Former Lakers General Manager Jerry West has joined the Golden State Warriors' executive board, a role the team said in a statement will involve him helping out in a "wide-ranging capacity" including basketball operations, business, sponsorship and...
  • Caught in the Web: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears on the Colbert Report and coaching search updates

     
    --The Times' T.J. Simers argues Kareem Abdul-Jabbar deserves a statue, but believes it is petty for him to be lamenting that he doesn't have one. --The Times' Mark Heisler reports that Rick Adelman and Mike Dunleavy are the leading candidates to coach the...
  • Lakers Moments: Jack Kent Cooke makes big dreams a reality

     
    Smile for the camera: Jack Kent Cooke, former owner of the Lakers, at the 1966 groundbreaking for the Forum in Inglewood. Cooke did things on a grand scale. He became a billionaire media and real estate tycoon after starting as......
  • What a Lakers contract with fans might look like

     
    As a way to assuage fan concerns about the state of the franchise, new Golden State Warriors owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber took a few concrete steps to show they're serious about winning. First, much to the frustration of Lakers fans, the Warriors...