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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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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."...
  • 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...
  • Champion Bulls appreciate challenge of three-peat

    Champion Bulls appreciate challenge of three-peat
    In 1993, Jerry Krause called Red Auerbach. And then he called Jerry West. What the Bulls' general manager wanted to know was why their teams had failed. Of course, failure is a relative term, given that Krause hoped to pick the brains of those Hall of...
  • Former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom recalls Tim Duncan's humble roots

    Former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom recalls Tim Duncan's humble roots
    The odes began late Sunday night, interrupted only by Monday's grand theater between the U.S. and Ghana. And how richly deserved they were. The San Antonio Spurs' NBA championship, their dominance of the Miami Heat, commitment to team and reversal of last...
  • 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...
  • 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...