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  • Magic Johnson ends cease-fire, questions Lakers' leadership

    In late January, Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson declared a cease-fire on the Lakers, deciding to halt his public criticism of the team. Johnson has been critical of owner/executive Jim Buss, and the decision to hire Mike D'Antoni to coach the...
  • Report: Phil Jackson 'ready to get back to work' in NBA

    Report: Phil Jackson 'ready to get back to work' in NBA
    Eleven NBA championships isn't enough for Phil Jackson. Apparently he wants an even dozen now. After leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA crowns and the Los Angeles Lakers to five, Jackson is "ready to go back to work," according to ESPN.com. After...
  • Lakers' Nick Young a showman to the end

    The season ended, but Nick Young's one-man show kept rolling. The always entertaining Lakers reserve excitedly told reporters about his new contract a few minutes after a season-ending meeting Thursday with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. "He...
  • Letters: Sweet or sour ending for Bruins?

    Letters: Sweet or sour ending for Bruins?
    Not sure which game Bill Plaschke was watching when he wrote such glowing compliments of UCLA's Sweet 16 performance against Florida. Defense wins games in the tournament, and the Bruins' defense, absent for much of the season, was AWOL as Florida...
  • Kobe Bryant is right to call it a year and call out Lakers management

    Kobe Bryant is right to call it a year and call out Lakers management
    As last-second shots go, this was one of his best. With the clock ticking down on the Lakers' chances of obtaining a high pick in what could be a loaded draft, Kobe Bryant stepped up by stepping back. With only 18 more chances to lose more games and...
  • Preview: Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs

    The Lakers (22-44) will host the San Antonio Spurs (50-16) on Wednesday at Staples Center. The teams played Friday in San Antonio, with the Spurs pulling away easily for a 122-104 win. San Antonio has the best record in the league.  The Lakers...
  • Lakers can't afford to let Phil Jackson get away again

    Lakers can't afford to let Phil Jackson get away again
    The New York Knicks won’t know what kind of basketball executive they’re getting even if, as reports have indicated, Phil Jackson agrees to join their front office by the end of the week. Will he be as shrewd in constructing a roster as he...
  • Preview: Lakers vs. New York Knicks

    The New York Knicks (29-41) are now the Phil Jackson Knicks, recently hiring the Lakers' former coach as team president. It will take some time for Jackson to remake the New York roster, but the Knicks have won eight of their last 10, although they're...
  • Lakers' Week 21 in review

    Lakers' Week 21 in review
    Week 21 started with a shake, as the Lakers awoke to an early morning earthquake. The team was still dealing with the aftershocks of Phil Jackson's decision to join the New York Knicks as president. On radio, Lakers owner/executive Jeanie Buss said...
  • Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson rip Lakers management

    Kobe Bryant couldn't help himself. Neither could Magic Johnson. They both demanded action from the Lakers' front office at nearly identical times Wednesday. As Bryant told reporters he had no patience to wait for the Lakers to retool, Johnson said on...
  • Lakers' Mike D'Antoni says he doesn't think about his job security

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni says he doesn't think about whether he'll be back next season, preferring instead to chronicle the progress of the team, not his job security. "It's not my place to have a sense" on a possible return as...