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  • Tim Duncan, LeBron James hungry for new title as NBA Finals arrive

     Tim Duncan, LeBron James hungry for new title as NBA Finals arrive
    There was only the slightest hint of musculature in LeBron James' arms when Tim Duncan carried the San Antonio Spurs to their first NBA title. The moment was so long ago that Duncan used a hand-held camcorder to document the celebration. James, watching...
  • Lakers among the many spectators at Aaron Gordon, Zach LaVine workout

    The Lakers were well-represented on Friday at a BDA Sports workout in Santa Monica. Featuring potential lottery prospects Aaron Gordon (Arizona) and Zach LaVine (UCLA), General Manager Mitch Kupchak and owner-executive Jim Buss were on hand to scout two...
  • Chris Paul has sights set on winning an NBA title with Clippers

    Is this Clippers guard Chris Paul's season to take over Los Angeles — namely, win an NBA championship and eclipse Kobe Bryant on the relevance level? In a city filled with stars, Paul's star has been shining bright enough for that question to be...
  • Bill Sharman, Hall of Fame basketball coach and player for Celtics and Lakers, dies at 87

    Bill Sharman, Hall of Fame basketball coach and player for Celtics and Lakers, dies at 87
    Bill Sharman, a Hall of Fame basketball player and coach who guided the Lakers to their first National Basketball Assn. title in Los Angeles in record-setting fashion, has died. He was 87. Sharman, who coached teams to championships in three...
  • Mike D'Antoni has coached the Lakers to success without Kobe Bryant

    When the Lakers floundered last season, it was easy to blame Coach Mike D'Antoni. His biggest crime was not being Phil Jackson. The team spent most of the year pushing through injuries (Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bill Sharman, Hall of Fame basketball player, Lakers coach, dies at 87

    Bill Sharman, Hall of Fame basketball player, Lakers coach, dies at 87
    Bill Sharman, an All-Star guard for the Boston Celtics in the 1950s who became coach of the Lakers and led the team to its first NBA championship in Los Angeles in record-setting fashion, died Friday. He was 87. Sharman, who suffered a stroke last week,...
  • 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...