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  • Lakers Report Cards: Kobe Bryant

     
    This is the fifth edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on guard Kobe Bryant. Grade: B+ One day removed from his scintillating All-Star performance where he collected his fourth All-Star MVP, threw down a thunderous slam over LeBron James, and...
  • Ron Artest releases 'Go Loco' music video

     
    Whether it's his game or finding ways to promote his rap music, Lakers forward Ron Artest has an incredible sense of poor timing. Sometimes his songs' release only adds to the skepticism that he's distracted. Three days after the Lakers were swept in...
  • A.C. Green shares his favorite Laker dunks of the season

     
    In between rounds, there was no point marveling at the dunks A.C. Green and I just witnessed. We were part of a judging panel on Saturday for the NBA/Sprite Los Angeles Amateur Dunk contests at the Universal City Walk, and the first round consisted of...
  • Lakers Report Cards: Devin Ebanks

     
    This is the sixth edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on rookie forward Devin Ebanks. Grade: C Given that a fractured left tibia left him sidelined for the last two months, he only appeared in 20 games while averaging 3.1 points and 1.4...
  • Caught in the Web: L.A. Times' Mark Medina guest judge with former Laker A.C. Green in NBA/Sprite Los Angeles Amateur Dunk Contest

     
    The headline says it all. Former Laker A.C. Green and I will be part of the judging panel overseeing the NBA/Sprite Los Angeles Amateur Dunk Contest at the Universal City Walk today at 4 p.m. The event is free, you can get directions here and it should be...
  • Lakers Report Cards: Pau Gasol

     
    This is the 10th edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on starting power forward Pau Gasol. Grade: B- Any Laker fan who goes through their DVR can find countless clips documenting Pau Gasol's lackluster showing in the playoffs. There's the...
  • Caught in the Web: Times columnist Bill Plaschke vouches for Jeff Van Gundy

     
    --The Times' Bill Plaschke argues the Lakers should hire Jeff Van Gundy as their next coach. --The Times' Mark Heisler muses about Cleveland getting the No. 1 and No. 4 draft picks. --The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues Mike Dunleavy is a...
  • Debating whether Laker practices were intense enough

     
    With a glare, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant summed up his scathing critique of the team's poor Christmas Day effort against Miami this way: "I'm going to kick .... in practice." The message was more than just a warning that he's going to hold his teammates...
  • Caught in the Web: Jim Cleamons in talks to become Puerto Rican national team coach

     
    -- The Times' Broderick Turner reports that Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons has been contacted by Puerto Rican officials to become the national team coach. Turner also talks to Steve Kerr, Rick Fox and Robert Horry about what qualities the next Lakers...
  • Which Laker would make the best professional wrestler?

     
    With the unfortunate news that legendary wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage has died, a few things popped into my mind. His catch phrase, "Oh Yeahhhhh" won't leave my head. I suddenly want to "snap into a Slim Jim." And I've been endlessly asking myself, how...
  • Lakers Report Card: Joe Smith

     
    In this the 13th edition of the Lakers Report Card we focus on reserve forward Joe Smith. Grade: D Everywhere he went, Lakers forward Joe Smith wore a smile on his face. He smiled when he shook hands with the Laker starters during introductions. He smiled...