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  • Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

    Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer
    Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011). Now he has all the leverage, becoming a free agent in July and enduring questions about his final days ever with the...
  • Mitch Kupchak won't discuss Mike D'Antoni's future with Lakers

    SALT LAKE CITY — Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds. It wasn't an easy question to answer. What will be Mike D'Antoni's fate? Finally, the Lakers' general manager spoke briefly about the Lakers' coach. "I'm not going to discuss Mike...
  • 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...
  • Phil Jackson leaves Lakers in the dust

    Phil Jackson leaves Lakers in the dust
    The most painful loss in a throbbing Lakers season came hours after Kobe Bryant was officially declared done until October because of a perpetually achy knee. Phil Jackson is departing Los Angeles for New York, leaving behind a Staples Center-sized sore...
  • Mike D'Antoni calls Knicks' hiring of Phil Jackson 'a good move'

    SAN ANTONIO — Lakers fans lost one of their favorite chants earlier this season, the "M-V-P" mantra reserved for the still-injured Kobe Bryant. They lost another one Friday. Phil Jackson joined the New York Knicks' front office as team...
  • Lakers gain closure with Phil Jackson's departure to New York

    Lakers gain closure with Phil Jackson's departure to New York
    Should the Lakers have hired Phil Jackson to coach the team instead of Mike D'Antoni in 2012?  Will the team fire D'Antoni for Jackson?  Why won't owner/executive Jim Buss hire Jackson to run the team's basketball operations? Finally those questions...
  • Lakers' Week 20 in review

    Lakers' Week 20 in review
    For the Lakers in Week 20, what happened off the court was far more interesting than the road losses against the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs. It wasn't surprising that the team fell to the top teams in the NBA on successive nights. ...
  • Not even John Wooden could have helped these Lakers, Steve Nash says

    It came during a pause in the national anthem, loud and clear. “Fire D'Antoni!” was the yell from a single fan before the Lakers played Houston on Tuesday. Don't tell that to Steve Nash, who came to the defense of Lakers Coach Mike D&...
  • Lakers' Week 19 in review

    Lakers' Week 19 in review
    The Lakers finished a busy, perplexing Week 19 with a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The week started with a win, a rare one in Portland over the Trail Blazers, 107-106. The following night, the Lakers fell at home to the New Orleans Pelicans,...
  • 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...
  • 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...