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  • 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...
  • Kobe Bryant's contract extension was '100%' right thing, Kupchak says

    Kobe Bryant's contract extension was '100%' right thing, Kupchak says
    It was a simple question, and it went directly to the center of a struggling franchise and its rapidly aging megastar. Did the Lakers do the right thing by giving Kobe Bryant that two-year, $48.5-mlllion contract extension in November 2013? “...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says Kobe Bryant is worth it

    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says Kobe Bryant is worth it
    Kobe Bryant was all smiles when he talked about his $48.5-million contract extension in November 2013, saying he would "run through a wall" for the Lakers to prove they were right and everybody who doubted them was wrong. But were they right? It's a...
  • Bulls' Pau Gasol receives the ovation he deserves from Lakers fans

    Bulls' Pau Gasol receives the ovation he deserves from Lakers fans
    The applause swelled as fans at Staples Center rose to their feet Thursday, generously welcoming back Pau Gasol and the memories of better times, of moments such as the one shown on the video board of Gasol leaning on the NBA championship trophy after one...
  • Lakers don't get an imperfect 10, beating Bulls, 123-118

    Lakers don't get an imperfect 10, beating Bulls, 123-118
    Sorry, Lakers from the 1993-94 season. The record is still yours. The modern-day Lakers ended a nine-game losing streak, one short of tying the franchise record, after an inspired 123-118 double-overtime victory Thursday against the Chicago Bulls. The...