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  • 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...
  • Mitch Kupchak expects Kobe Bryant to make strong return

    Mitch Kupchak expects Kobe Bryant to make strong return
    General Manager Mitch Kupchak has high expectations that All-Star guard Kobe Bryant will make a strong return this season, after missing all but six games last year with Achilles and knee injuries. "I think he's going to have an excellent year," said...
  • Alina Kupchak, 15, daughter of Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, dies

    Alina Kupchak, 15, daughter of Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, dies
    The Lakers announced sad news Monday in a statement on the team's website: “Alina Claire Kupchak, daughter of Lakers General Manager Mitch and his wife Claire, passed away this morning at the age of 15 after a lengthy illness. The family asks...
  • Lakers offer condolences to Kupchak family on death of teenage daughter

    Lakers offer condolences to Kupchak family on death of teenage daughter
    The news about the death of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak's teenage daughter has been hard for everyone in the Lakers' family, Coach Byron Scott said before the team played Portland. Alina Claire Kupchak, the 15-year-old daughter of Mitch and his...
  • New Laker Tarik Black ready to work hard, add defensive presence

    New Laker Tarik Black ready to work hard, add defensive presence
    New Lakers forward/center Tarik Black arrived in El Segundo after practice on Monday and introduced himself to General Manager Mitch Kupchak, Coach Byron Scott and his staff, and some of Black's new teammates. The Lakers claimed Black off waivers...
  • Letters: Kobe takes a seat and Lakers fans take it personally

    Letters: Kobe takes a seat and Lakers fans take it personally
    I know Byron Scott can't say it out loud, but the Lakers are a better team when Kobe is not playing. Their performance against Golden State was breathtakingly better than they have played all season. Blaming the rest of the team for just "standing around"...
  • Byron Scott assured Kobe Bryant he had his best interests at heart

    Byron Scott assured Kobe Bryant he had his best interests at heart
    How does someone ask a living legend to, ahem, sit out some games and rest? Very lightly, it turns out. Byron Scott approached Kobe Bryant by reminding him of their relationship. How long it had lasted. And how much longer it would continue. "Before I...
  • Lakers FYI: Might one good Gasol (Pau) deserve another (Marc)?

    Lakers FYI: Might one good Gasol (Pau) deserve another (Marc)?
    The Lakers went from middling team to championship contender when they acquired forward-center Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008. Could they accelerate their rebuilding process this summer when his brother Marc Gasol hits free agency? The...
  • Father's diagnosis affected Jordan Clarkson on the court

    Father's diagnosis affected Jordan Clarkson on the court
    Jordan Clarkson didn't get off the bench in the Lakers' latest game, as if that was even close to a travesty. His real edification on the unpredictability of life came last year, after the best game of his college career at Missouri. He had just...
  • For Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, 'championship' is still on the agenda

    For Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, 'championship' is still on the agenda
    Strong words from Mitch Kupchak, but he had to say them. "Our expectations are to win a championship. I know that sounds . . ." the Lakers general manager said Friday, trailing off before picking back up. "Expectations outside of this room might not...
  • Julius Randle excited, not frustrated despite slow preseason start

    Julius Randle excited, not frustrated despite slow preseason start
    Rookie power forward Julius Randle gave arguably his best performance of the preseason on Sunday, helping the Lakers rally back from a 22-point deficit against the Utah Jazz while scoring eight points with five rebounds in just over 20 minutes. "I...