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  • Lakers fans caught between two seasons

    In this most conflicted of Lakers seasons, it figures that the common reaction to Kobe Bryant's imminent and inspirational return is actually two reactions. Upon hearing the news: Yes! This means they have a chance to make the playoffs! Ten minutes...
  • 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...
  • Jerry West says Kobe Bryant needs more time, 'going to be fine'

    Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Has Kobe Bryant underwhelmed in his initial return from Achilles' tendon surgery? Don't be too concerned was the message from Lakers Hall of Famer Jerry West, currently an executive with the...
  • Watch Jerry West shoot -- he can't miss even when he tries

    Watch Jerry West shoot -- he can't miss even when he tries
    Age apparently does not affect clutchness. Jerry West, nicknamed "Mr. Clutch," recently proved that at age 75 he still can't miss, even when he tries. During a demonstration to schoolchildren on how to shoot, the former 14-time NBA All-star put up a...
  • Lakers pull out a victory over the Timberwolves, 104-91

    Lakers pull out a victory over the Timberwolves, 104-91
    Playing without their top three point guards and All-Star Kobe Bryant, the Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-91, at Staples Center on Friday night. Nick Young led the Lakers with 25 points, hitting four of six three-point shots. Pau Gasol...
  • Jerry West concerned about Kobe Bryant, praises Coach Mike D'Antoni

    Before Kobe Bryant was sidelined with another injury, he didn't look like himself, at least according to Hall of Famer and former Lakers general manager Jerry West, who is currently an executive with the Golden State Warriors. "When he was playing, to...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Bill Sharman dies at 87; basketball legend and former Lakers coach

    Bill Sharman dies at 87; basketball legend and former Lakers coach
    The Lakers had plenty of talent when Bill Sharman showed up as their new coach in the summer of 1971. The Hall of Fame lineup included a towering Wilt Chamberlain at center, flanked by Jerry West and Gail Goodrich. What the team lacked — after...
  • Clippers cover Lakers' banners for home games at Staples Center

    The Lakers display 12 championship banners (including one to recognize the team's five championships won in Minneapolis), 10 retired jerseys (including one to honor the late Chick Hearn) and one special banner to honor six from the Minneapolis era...
  • Magic Johnson says L.A. can be both Dodgers and Lakers town

    Magic Johnson says L.A. can be both Dodgers and Lakers town
    The Dodgers might end up in the World Series while the Lakers might not even make the playoffs this season, which left Magic Johnson facing a double-edged question. Is Los Angeles becoming a Dodgers town again? The Dodgers haven't won the World Series...