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  • 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...
  • Lakers drop seventh consecutive game, 114-105 to Nets

    Lakers drop seventh consecutive game, 114-105 to Nets
    In the eyes of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, the last 28 regular-season games are about more than just playing out a season that could be the worst in franchise history. It is about the players auditioning for future employment with the Lakers...
  • Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak discusses the trade deadline, tanking and more

    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak discusses the trade deadline, tanking and more
    The process of turning the Lakers back into an immediate NBA contender will be a daunting task for General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Even with the possibility of having up to four draft picks that could include a top-five pick in the June 25 NBA draft,...
  • Byron Scott quiet on trade deadline, deferring to GM Mitch Kupchak

    Byron Scott quiet on trade deadline, deferring to GM Mitch Kupchak
    Reports have linked the Lakers to Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic, but Coach Byron Scott had little to say about any potential deals the Lakers might make before Thursday's NBA trade deadline (12 p.m. PST). "You'd have to talk to [General Manager]...
  • Dean Smith dies at 83; North Carolina basketball coaching legend

     Dean Smith dies at 83; North Carolina basketball coaching legend
    A blue line, 10 inches wide, awaited North Carolina basketball players at the arena's entrance each day before practice. They knew it as the spot where competition began. It was to be crossed only after both shoes were tied, practice jerseys were...
  • Magic Johnson criticizes Lakers, Jim Buss once again

    Magic Johnson criticizes Lakers, Jim Buss once again
    On Tuesday, Magic Johnson lashed out against Lakers owner/executive Jim Buss. "[He's] trying to do it himself, trying to prove to everybody that this was the right decision, that 'my dad gave me the reins,' and he's not consulting anybody," Johnson said...
  • Lakers' Byron Scott is in it for the long haul with this team

    Lakers' Byron Scott is in it for the long haul with this team
    CLEVELAND — Byron Scott was back in Ohio, where he got fired less than two years ago for not living up to expectations. The Cleveland Cavaliers let him go after the 2012-13 season with one year left on his contract. The Lakers are in the midst...
  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony predicts another comeback for Kobe Bryant

    It's been heard before, and quite a bit in recent years: Kobe Bryant will come back from (insert injury here) and prove everybody wrong. It was uttered again by Carmelo Anthony, the latest to predict a productive return for Bryant, whose season ended...