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  • Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers

    The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team —...
  • Lakers give Mitch Kupchak a multiyear contract extension

    Lakers give Mitch Kupchak a multiyear contract extension
    Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak will have the opportunity to rebuild the Lakers (25-53) after agreeing to a multiyear contract extension. Kupchak has served as the team's general manager since 2001, winning four titles on his watch. Now the...
  • There's more to Lakers' sad story than is being told

    There's more to Lakers' sad story than is being told
    For much of our adult lives, the Lakers have been the toast of the town. That's why the anguish is so understandable now that they are merely toast. But in the midst of all the noise, have we not missed some of the more salient points? Are we so...
  • Mike D'Antoni calls Knicks' hiring of Phil Jackson 'a good move'

    SAN ANTONIO — Lakers fans lost one of their favorite chants earlier this season, the "M-V-P" mantra reserved for the still-injured Kobe Bryant. They lost another one Friday. Phil Jackson joined the New York Knicks' front office as team...
  • Letters: Any good news for the Lakers?

    Letters: Any good news for the Lakers?
    Lakers' ownership announces they've signed Kobe to a max contract without knowing the status of his health, Phil announces he's signing with the Knicks, and Webster's dictionary announces they're putting a picture of Jim next to the word "Blunderbuss."...
  • Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson rip Lakers management

    Kobe Bryant couldn't help himself. Neither could Magic Johnson. They both demanded action from the Lakers' front office at nearly identical times Wednesday. As Bryant told reporters he had no patience to wait for the Lakers to retool, Johnson said on...
  • Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson has a job offer ... from Knicks

    Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson has a job offer ... from Knicks
    DENVER — Phil Jackson, viewed by some Lakers fans as a future savior of the franchise, has been offered a front-office job by the New York Knicks. Jackson, 68, recently met with Knicks owner James Dolan and planned to make a decision next week,...
  • Looking ahead in the NBA

    CLIPPERS AT LAKERS: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. TV: TNT. The Lakers' championship banners and retired jerseys will be on display again when the Staples Center inhabitants meet, about the only reminders of the team's glory days amid a lost season. The...
  • Planned Reagan sculpture strides toward the land of myth-making

    Planned Reagan sculpture strides toward the land of myth-making
    The little town of Dixon, Ill., has two claims to fame. First, it’s the self-proclaimed Petunia Capital of Illinois. And second, it’s the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States. Presidents (and petunias) are no...
  • Magic Johnson says Lakers problems lie with Jim Buss

    Magic Johnson says Lakers problems lie with Jim Buss
    Magic Johnson has never been reluctant to give his opinion on how the Lakers are playing, and Wednesday he said the problems on the court can be traced to the owner’s office. Johnson, whose Hall of Fame playing career included five NBA titles in...
  • Pau Gasol expected to play tonight against Phoenix

    Pau Gasol expected to play tonight against Phoenix
    PHOENIX -- Pau Gasol will play Monday night against the Phoenix Suns, Lakers' Coach Mike D'Antoni said. Gasol surprised the team by not playing Saturday against Golden State because of an upper respiratory tract infection. He was coming off his best...