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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...