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  • ASK IRA: Will Shabazz Napier play as a rookie?

    ASK IRA: Will Shabazz Napier play as a rookie?
    Q: Ira, I know that Erik Spoelstra likes to slow-cook rookies, but with the lack of shooting-guard depth requiring Mario Chalmers to play some two, do you see Shabazz Napier getting regular minutes? -- Luis. A: First, there is plenty of time for the...
  • ASK IRA: Will Heat take new direction with new Spoelstra assistants?

    ASK IRA: Will Heat take new direction with new Spoelstra assistants?
    Q: Do the Heat's coaching reassignments and Keith Smart potentially joining the team mean that Erik Spoelstra is finally outgrowing Pat Riley and finding his own way? -- Anthony. A: I think Erik has already found his own way. I also think, to a degree,...
  • Kobe Bryant goes one-on-one with Father Time

    Kobe Bryant goes one-on-one with Father Time
    Kobe Bryant is turning 36 Saturday, which means his career may or may not be flickering like a birthday candle. Shaquille O'Neal and Steve Nash were All-Stars at that age. Tim Duncan averaged more points and rebounds than he had in either of the two...
  • ASK IRA: Is Wade still capable of setting a defensive example?

    ASK IRA: Is Wade still capable of setting a defensive example?
    Q: I know Leandro Barbosa and Jordan Crawford, if the Heat sign one or both, are capable of providing good offense in short bursts, but who is going to play better defense? -- Bryan, Mountain View, Calif. A: In the absence of a rim protector other...
  • Luc Robitaille to be seventh L.A. sports icon honored with statue

    Luc Robitaille to be seventh L.A. sports icon honored with statue
    Hockey Hall of Famer left wing Luc Robitaille of the Kings will become the seventh Los Angeles sports icon to be honored with a statue in Star Plaza at Staples Center. Robitaille will have his statue unveiled on March 7 before a Kings-Pittsburgh game as...
  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    The Lakers introduced their new head coach last week, welcoming back Byron Scott to the organization on a four-year deal. Scott, who won three titles with the "Showtime" Lakers and was a teammate of then-rookie Kobe Bryant during the 1996-97 season,...
  • From streets to sideline, Lakers' Byron Scott was always tough

    From streets to sideline, Lakers' Byron Scott was always tough
    The rookie arrived at Lakers training camp with something to prove. His new teammates — veterans such as Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper — elbowed him around the basketball court. The rough treatment continued after practice. "We didn't...
  • Byron Scott brings calm to Lakers' storm, making him the right choice

    The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation. The Lakers didn't need a head coach, they needed some old-fashioned storm shutters. For this,...
  • Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference

    The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
  • Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track

    Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track
    Can the Lakers rebound from last year's injury-plagued, defenseless travesty of a 27-win season under Mike D'Antoni? It would be hard for any coach not to do better than that, but Byron Scott is the right hire to help get the Lakers back on track....
  • On The Fly: Greenwich Resident Wins Authentic Red Sox World Series Rings

    The Red Sox Foundation raised $620,238 in a raffle of World Series rings with the grand prize winner being William D. Forrest of Greenwich, who gets a set of authentic rings from 2004, 2007, and 2013. He may live in Yankees territory, but he is from Maine...