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  • Players' lack of long-term security could help or hinder Lakers

    Players' lack of long-term security could help or hinder Lakers
    Good news for the Lakers: Almost everybody on their team is in a contract year. Bad news for the Lakers: Almost everybody on their team is in a contract year. Such players have incentive to deliver with an added hunger, according to the long-held...
  • Kobe Bryant thinks Lakers can still win a championship

    Kobe Bryant thinks Lakers can still win a championship
    Kobe Bryant, ever the optimist, still thinks the Lakers can win a championship. "It doesn't matter what anybody else is saying. That's the goal that we have," he said Saturday. Bryant, though, wouldn't be healthy enough to take part in the Lakers'...
  • Metta World Peace, still intimidating, frightens off Tyler Hansbrough

    Metta World Peace, still intimidating, frightens off Tyler Hansbrough
    Toronto Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough, whose nickname is "Psycho T.," quickly backed down from a physical confrontation with Metta World Peace on Monday. Now with the New York Knicks, World Peace remains one of the most intimidating players in the...
  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    The Lakers closed the week with a 4-4 preseason record and an eye on Tuesday's opening-night contest against the Clippers. Wins over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday and Thursday brought the Lakers to .500, giving an idea of what the team will look like while...
  • Metta World Peace takes subway to first Knicks game

    Metta World Peace takes subway to first Knicks game
    Your browser does not support iframes. Metta World Peace is anything but conventional, so it should come as no surprise that to get to his first Knicks game, he took a form of transportation that's atypical of most millionaire NBA stars. World Peace...
  • Can and should Lakers get under luxury tax threshold this season?

    Can and should Lakers get under luxury tax threshold this season?
    With the amnesty of Metta World Peace along with the addition of center Chris Kaman, swingman Nick Young and point guard Jordan Farmar, the Lakers are still over the luxury tax threshold at about $75.4 million in salary. Kaman and Young signed their...
  • Metta World Peace becomes free agent by clearing amnesty waivers

    Metta World Peace is a free agent after clearing amnesty waivers Sunday. The Lakers cut World Peace on Thursday by using the one-time amnesty provision under the 2011 collective bargaining agreement. Since a team did not pick him up off of waivers,...
  • Clippers have interest in Metta World Peace

    Clippers have interest in Metta World Peace
    Now that Metta World Peace has cleared amnesty waivers, the Clippers have some interest in speaking with the forward, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. But the Clippers are also aware that World Peace has...
  • Metta World Peace: 'Of course I'm interested in Clippers'

    Metta World Peace: 'Of course I'm interested in Clippers'
    Metta World Peace wouldn't mind playing for the Clippers now that he's a free agent. "Of course I'm interested in Clippers," World Peace texted to The Times on Sunday. "I have to meet them first." The Clippers also are interested in speaking with...
  • Metta World Peace signs deal with New York Knicks

    Metta World Peace signs deal with New York Knicks
    Now he's a Peace Knick. Ex-Lakers forward Metta World Peace found a new team Monday, agreeing to a two-year deal for about $3.2 million with the New York Knicks. World Peace tweeted Monday: "Where Brooklyn at?" in a jab to the Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks'...
  • Keeping tabs on former Lakers

    Keeping tabs on former Lakers
    The Lakers rarely lose desired players. Although Dwight Howard left for the Houston Rockets in free agency, there are only 13 former Lakers currently under contract to other NBA teams: - Point guards: Derek Fisher (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ramon Sessions...