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  • For Lakers, 'Wait 'til next year' is more, 'Wait, what comes next year?'

    For Lakers, 'Wait 'til next year' is more, 'Wait, what comes next year?'
    The Lakers won't be sweeping confetti from their hair next June. Figueroa will be bereft of purple and gold. That over-30 wins wager you made last month? Doesn't look so solid right now. These are sad times for Lakers fans who, at the risk of sounding...
  • Kobe Bryant close to passing Michael Jordan on NBA all-time scoring list

    Kobe Bryant close to passing Michael Jordan on NBA all-time scoring list
    Despite denying it, Kobe Bryant considers it highly important to pass Michael Jordan's career scoring mark. So says one of Bryant's closest ex-teammates. Bryant is only 218 points from passing Jordan for third on the NBA all-time list after scoring 27...
  • Lakers are on the missing list in loss to Grizzlies

    Lakers are on the missing list in loss to Grizzlies
    These are the ways the Lakers are losing: Jeremy Lin thought he heard his coach say "go," but Byron Scott yelled "elbow." So Lin gave the ball to Jordan Hill near the arc instead of Kobe Bryant off to the side, and the Lakers were toast when Hill...
  • When Bob Costas was voice (briefly) of Bulls

    When Bob Costas was voice (briefly) of Bulls
    Bob Costas has covered so many Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series, U.S. Opens and other big events that they blur together. Yet there's one entry on his resume that might surprise even hard-core basketball fans. Costas was the play-by-play voice for...
  • Ira Winderman: LeBron has forfeited right for patience

    Ira Winderman: LeBron has forfeited right for patience
    By the end, the patience had run thin, razor thin. The patience with a teammate who wasn't there for 28 games during the regular season. The patience with a center who at times came up small. The patience for a coach who ran the same defensive...
  • Lakers Coach Byron Scott scolds Kobe Bryant's shooting critics

    Lakers Coach Byron Scott scolds Kobe Bryant's shooting critics
    Kobe Bryant might set another record Tuesday night, but the game won't stop and there won't be hugs from Lakers teammates amid polite applause from Memphis Grizzlies fans. Bryant is 13 missed shots from breaking John Havlicek's all-time NBA mark....
  • Kobe Bryant sets record for missed shots as Lakers fall to Grizzlies, 107-102

    Kobe Bryant sets record for missed shots as Lakers fall to Grizzlies, 107-102
    Memphis Grizzlies 107 - Lakers 102 The Lakers scrambled to overcome a 17-point deficit in Memphis on Tuesday night, but ultimately fell short in the final moments to the Grizzlies, dropping to 1-6 on the season. The Grizzlies got the best...
  • 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...
  • Western Conference preview: Spurs too old to repeat? Nope

    Western Conference preview: Spurs too old to repeat? Nope
    Here's our team-by-team preview of the Western Conference. Teams are in predicted order of finish in their divisions. SOUTHWEST DIVISIONSan Antonio Spurs Last Season: 62-20, 1st in Southwest. Defeated Miami to win NBA title. The Buzz: The way the...
  • Broga Yoga, Detox Retox and more put guys' twists on yoga

    Broga Yoga, Detox Retox and more put guys' twists on yoga
    Part of the ever-growing fraternal culture of "brohood," an increasing male demand for yoga (possibly driven in part by pro basketball player advocates such as LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'...
  • Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense

    Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense
    From his first news conference, Lakers Coach Byron Scott made it clear that defense would be his priority the moment sneakers hit the practice floor. Every player would have to understand that defense won't be optional, evoking lessons he learned as an...