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Jerry West

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  • Hyped 2014 draft class off to slow start

    Remember all the hoopla and hype surrounding the NBA's draft class of 2014? It offered players to die for — or at least to tank for: Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid. Well, it was the storm before the calm. None of them has caused...
  • Ira Winderman: LeBron has forfeited right for patience

    Ira Winderman: LeBron has forfeited right for patience
    By the end, the patience had run thin, razor thin. The patience with a teammate who wasn't there for 28 games during the regular season. The patience with a center who at times came up small. The patience for a coach who ran the same defensive...
  • Ex-UCLA coach Jim Harrick's basketball passion lives on

    This is Jim Harrick's time of the year. The blood flows a little faster. The adrenaline gets to work earlier in the day. It's about to be college basketball season. The squeak of gym shoes on hardwood floors is music to his ears, even though these...
  • Lakers' rough start continues with 127-104 loss to Golden State

    Just when things couldn't get worse for the Lakers, history tapped them on the shoulder. Not the championship-toting, parade-planning type. The Lakers are off to their worst start since 1957, a 0-4 beginning made official after a 127-104 loss Saturday...
  • Warriors 127, Lakers 104

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange Warriors 127, Lakers 104 OAKLAND, Calif. -- Shooting guard Klay Thompson celebrated the signing of a contract extension by pouring in 41 points and backcourt mate Stephen Curry added 31 as the...
  • It's the age of Kobe Bryant, but how much does Laker, 36, have left?

    Jerry West, whose silhouette is featured in the NBA's red, white and blue logo, walked away from the Lakers and a renowned basketball career because a groin injury limited his game. At the time he eloquently said, "I'm not willing to sacrifice my...
  • Letters: Steve Nash, they hardly knew you

    A few weeks ago I was asked what I thought would be a bigger number this season for the Lakers: games won or games played by Steve Nash. I said I thought it was too close to call. In light of Nash missing the entire season and playing zero games in 2014-...
  • Luc Robitaille to be seventh L.A. sports icon honored with statue

    Luc Robitaille to be seventh L.A. sports icon honored with statue
    Hockey Hall of Famer left wing Luc Robitaille of the Kings will become the seventh Los Angeles sports icon to be honored with a statue in Star Plaza at Staples Center. Robitaille will have his statue unveiled on March 7 before a Kings-Pittsburgh game as...
  • Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference

    The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
  • Bulls miss on Anthony, land Gasol

    Bulls miss on Anthony, land Gasol
    LAS VEGAS — Carmelo Anthony is staying home. The All-Star forward will re-sign with the Knicks for five years and more than $120 million after strongly considering joining the ready-to-win roster in Chicago. The Bulls all along knew their...
  • Steinberg: With free agency underway - what is the Lakers' plan?

    They have defined NBA greatness for the past 50 years. They have won 16 NBA championships and can claim 26 members in the NBA Hall of Fame. They have had an uncanny ability to reload their roster quickly when their dynastic players move on. Jerry West,...