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  • Magic Johnson says Lakers problems lie with Jim Buss

    Magic Johnson says Lakers problems lie with Jim Buss
    Magic Johnson has never been reluctant to give his opinion on how the Lakers are playing, and Wednesday he said the problems on the court can be traced to the owner’s office. Johnson, whose Hall of Fame playing career included five NBA titles in...
  • Letters: Pointed criticism of Lakers continues

    Letters: Pointed criticism of Lakers continues
    Smush Parker was the Lakers' point guard the last time the Timberwolves beat them? I've got news for you. Smush would start for this year's edition too. And he'd look so good next to the rest of the turkeys they've got playing that Bill Plaschke would...
  • Pau Gasol remains a Laker as Mitch Kupchak mulls team's future

    Pau Gasol remains a Laker as Mitch Kupchak mulls team's future
    Pau Gasol, the NBA's most-targeted subject of trade rumors, survived another deadline Thursday at noon, with the Lakers unable to move him and his $19.3-million salary. The Lakers made no deals at all Thursday, which brought to mind one obvious...
  • Lakers' schedule is about to get harder

    And now for the truly hard part of the Lakers schedule. They might be tired of breaking badly almost every night. They might feel the weight of a rudderless season. As if Oklahoma City cares. As if San Antonio will be compassionate. The Lakers...
  • Falling Lakers need to let go of Pau Gasol

    It's time for the Lakers to state the obvious and utter the three words that could save them from continuing their sad decline into NBA irrelevance: Ciao, Pau Gasol. Thanks for the championship memories. Thanks for being such a classy guy and...
  • Lakers have final roster decisions looming

    Lakers have final roster decisions looming
    As the regular season nears, the Lakers will have to make some final decisions on the roster before opening night. "I think it's 48 hours before the first game and I do think you get to work on weekends.  I think [the NBA] changed the rules," Coach Mike...
  • Lakers' preseason gives fans an idea of life without Kobe Bryant

    Lakers' preseason gives fans an idea of life without Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant is typically among the league leaders in scoring, but the Lakers will have to make do without him while he recovers from an Achilles' heel injury. The Lakers' preseason numbers give an idea of what the team will look like while waiting for...
  • Kobe Bryant injury: Lakers might look to acquire a point guard

    The team survived the first 19 games of the season without Kobe Bryant, winning 10 while waiting for their All-Star guard to return from Achilles' tendon surgery. Now Bryant is down with a knee injury that will knock him out for six more weeks. Not...
  • Jeanie Buss, Mitch Kupchak share their thoughts on Bill Sharman

    Jeanie Buss, Mitch Kupchak share their thoughts on Bill Sharman
    The NBA, the Lakers and, yes, even the Boston Celtics, lost a legend on Friday as Hall of Famer Bill Sharman died after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. Sharman, who was 87, was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame both as a...
  • Jim Buss, Lakers 'didn't see point' waiting on Kobe Bryant extension

    The Lakers and Kobe Bryant agreed to a contract extension Monday, a move the team was willing to make before seeing Bryant return to game action from a torn Achilles' tendon. "We didn't see the point of waiting," said Lakers owner/executive Jim Buss....
  • Lakers giving games away with turnovers

    The Lakers have lost nine of their last 10 games, including three in a row. Injuries have decimated the squad but the Lakers have competed in recent games. Poor second-half performances, however, have been fatal. "We're just mentally fatigued...