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  • Lakers' Nick Young finds culprit for abysmal shooting -- the rim

    Lakers' Nick Young finds culprit for abysmal shooting -- the rim
    Nick Young finally found the reason for his horrible season. "I just blame it on the rim," he said Tuesday. "The rim was tripping this year. Next year, I'm going to take her out on a date and treat her a little better." Whatever it takes. The...
  • Lakers teeter on brink of franchise history with 119-101 loss to Nuggets

    Lakers teeter on brink of franchise history with 119-101 loss to Nuggets
    The Lakers are well past the Save Our Season phase. The losses stopped stinging them long ago, the feeling now merely a faint Monday morning headache. If incentive is needed for their final four games, history can be dialed up after yet another loss,...
  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington awaits results of MRI exam on injured shoulder

    Lakers' Wayne Ellington awaits results of MRI exam on injured shoulder
    The Lakers are waiting, yet again, for the results of an MRI after veteran guard Wayne Ellington suffered a mild separation of his right shoulder in the team's 113-92 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. "He was pretty sore this morning,"...
  • Steve Nash struggled to keep NBA dream alive, finally accepted fate

    Steve Nash struggled to keep NBA dream alive, finally accepted fate
    The inevitable finally came to pass Tuesday, as Steve Nash officially announced his retirement at the Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo. "The one thing I want to say today is a huge heartfelt thank you to the Buss family, to the entire Lakers...
  • Dean Smith's will gives $200 apiece to North Carolina players he coached

    Dean Smith's will gives $200 apiece to North Carolina players he coached
    In life, Dean Smith gave North Carolina 36 seasons, 897 wins and two college baseketball national championships. In death, he left another $200 to each player who lettered while he was coaching the Tar Heels. "Enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach...
  • Jack Haley dies at 51; O.C. surfer played basketball at UCLA and in NBA

    Jack Haley dies at 51; O.C. surfer played basketball at UCLA and in NBA
    Jack Haley, who went from surfer to the UCLA basketball team to the NBA, has died. He was 51. Haley died Monday at Los Alamitos Medical Center from heart disease, his family said. In a statement Tuesday, Haley's family said, "He cherished every moment...
  • Jack Haley, former UCLA and NBA player, dies at 51

    Jack Haley, former UCLA and NBA player, dies at 51
    Jack Haley, who went from surfer to the UCLA basketball team to the NBA, has died of heart disease, according to his family. He was 51. Haley’s family announced his death in a statement, "Our hearts are broken by this sudden, unexpected loss. Jack...
  • Kobe Bryant still upset over vetoed trade, Chris Paul going to Clippers

    Kobe Bryant still upset over vetoed trade, Chris Paul going to Clippers
    In a recent interview with GQ, Kobe Bryant couldn't help but imagine what could have been if Chris Paul had come to the Lakers instead of the Clippers. In December 2011, the Lakers and the New Orleans Hornets agreed to a deal that would have sent Paul...
  • Lakers' Week 17 in review

    Lakers' Week 17 in review
    The NBA trade deadline came and went midway through Week 16, but the struggling Lakers chose to stand pat, the right call considering the team's situation. Point guard Goran Dragic reportedly had interest in a trade to the Lakers, but such a deal was...
  • Lakers' deal for Goran Dragic called unlikely

    Lakers' deal for Goran Dragic called unlikely
    The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at noon PST and various media reports said the Lakers are one of several teams interested in acquiring Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic. Dragic is unhappy on a Suns team loaded with point guards and said he...
  • If Lakers lose out, they're guaranteed a 2015 first-round pick

    If Lakers lose out, they're guaranteed a 2015 first-round pick
    With the Minnesota Timberwolves (12-42) defeating the Phoenix Suns (29-26) on Friday night, along with the Lakers (13-41) falling to the Brooklyn Nets (22-31), the Lakers gained an advantage in the race to the bottom of the standings. The Lakers...