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  • Steve Nash won't play for Lakers this season

    Steve Nash won't play for Lakers this season
    With considerably less fanfare than the day he was acquired, Steve Nash's tenure with the Lakers ended. Nash will sit out the entire season because of recurring nerve damage in his back, the team announced Thursday. The $9.71 million he will make in the...
  • Lakers stay upbeat in spite of loss in final preseason game

    Lakers stay upbeat in spite of loss in final preseason game
    Mitch Kupchak rolled his luggage into the arena, cognizant the Lakers would fly out of here shortly after their last exhibition game. Travel bags have already been symbolic of what's wrong with them — age and injuries — when Steve Nash...
  • Lakers FYI: What might have been with Chris Paul?

    Lakers FYI: What might have been with Chris Paul?
    It's always a problem for the Lakers, this whole Chris Paul thing. Especially when he zips and whips around them in another Clippers victory, jamming the latest needle in the side of a fan base that still blames David Stern. With the Lakers so low...
  • Mitch Kupchak says rookie Julius Randle will need to earn his time

    Mitch Kupchak says rookie Julius Randle will need to earn his time
    The Lakers suffered through a miserable 2013-14 season, going 27-55, leading to the drafting of Kentucky power forward Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick. Randle, averaging 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds a game, helped lead the Wildcats to the...
  • Lakers' Jeremy Lin ponders 'Lindorsements'

    Lakers' Jeremy Lin ponders 'Lindorsements'
    New Laker Jeremy Lin has added another YouTube clip, tongue-in-cheek pondering "Lindorsements." Collaborating with Wong Fu Productions, Lin parodies a number of popular advertising campaigns, including Chris (and Cliff) Paul's State Farm spots.  Lin...
  • Julius Randle ready to earn his time, wowed by teammate Kobe Bryant

    Julius Randle ready to earn his time, wowed by teammate Kobe Bryant
    After a difficult 27-55 season, the Lakers landed the seventh overall pick in the draft, selecting University of Kentucky power forward Julius Randle. "I got to fulfill my dream of putting on a Kentucky uniform and now I'm putting on a Laker uniform,"...
  • After difficult summer, Wayne Ellington hopes to stick with Lakers

    After difficult summer, Wayne Ellington hopes to stick with Lakers
    It was a difficult summer for 26-year-old guard Wayne Ellington. After a frustrating year in Dallas, playing just 8.7 minutes a game, Ellington was dealt to the New York Knicks in June, then to the Sacramento Kings in August. A few weeks later, the...
  • Lakers granted $1.5-million disabled player exception for Julius Randle

    Lakers granted $1.5-million disabled player exception for Julius Randle
    On Monday, the NBA granted the Lakers a $1.5-million disabled player exception for injured power forward Julius Randle. The exception, which expires on March 10, can be used to sign or claim a single player off waivers for $1.5 million, or trade for a...
  • Lakers documentary captures the legendary 1971-'72 championship team

    Lakers documentary captures the legendary 1971-'72 championship team
    Since the Lakers' present isn't much, it's nice that there exists a heartwarming and inspirational story from their past. Where there is history, there is hope. The story is captured in a documentary film titled: "33STR8." That was Bill Sharman's...
  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington takes leave after fatal shooting of his father

    Lakers' Wayne Ellington takes leave after fatal shooting of his father
    Reserve guard Wayne Ellington took an indefinite leave of absence from the Lakers after his father was shot and killed in Philadelphia. Wayne Ellington Sr., 57, was shot in the head by an unknown assailant Sunday night while driving a 2001 Oldsmobile...
  • Joey Buss says lessons from father help him cope with Lakers' start

    Joey Buss says lessons from father help him cope with Lakers' start
    With the Lakers opening the season slowly (1-6), partial owner Joey Buss is leaning on a number of important lessons taught to him by his late father Jerry Buss. “My father instilled patience in me,” said Joey Buss to The Times. “...