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  • Andrew Bynum reportedly will miss all preseason games

     
    There's nothing like starting your morning with some Andrew Bynum news. Keep refreshing the comments threads because the news isn't good for the Lakers. To which you reply in frustration: "Of course it isn't good. News involving Andrew Bynum's health is...
  • Poll results show Laker fans feel strongly confident about a three-peat

     
    Our economy is in disarray. There's uncertainty over the Afghan war. And political tensions remain high. There are plenty of things for people to be upset about these days, and the polls certainly show it. But the polls here at the L.A. Times Lakers...
  • Luke Walton pledges not to allow injury history to inhibit his play

     
    There's uncertainty whether Luke Walton can manage to escape the injuries that have plagued him during a seven-year career. There's uncertainty whether his back will even hold up when the team travels to Europe next month for a pair of exhibition games...
  • First (mild) injury of Lakers exhibition season: Steve Blake sprains ankle

     
    Lakers guard Steve Blake sustained a mildly sprained left ankle after a collision with Sasha Vujacic near the end of practice Sunday. "Sasha gave him a little extra push," Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said. "It's a highly competitive drill we end with. These...
  • Lakers phasing into first weekend of practice

     
    Before it even started, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson predicted training camp would be a "bust." And plenty of variables were on display this opening weekendas to why that's proved to be the case. To no one's surprise, Lakers center Andrew Bynum sat out of...
  • Lamar Odom's participation in 2010 FIBA World Championships could prove critical in early season

     
    Walking across the Lakers' practice court during the team's media day literally signified Lamar Odom's first step into the 2010-2011 season. It didn't just mark the first time Odom would see the assembled reporters since his exit interview a week after...
  • Caught in the Web: Detailing how the Lakers are shaping up in training camp

     
    --The Times' Broderick Turner explains how Lakers forward Lamar Odom is the team's handy man. --The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding has the details on the Lakers' trip to London and Barcelona. --ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky sticks up for Andrew...
  • Theo Ratliff and Derrick Caracter to have increased roles during Andrew Bynum's absence

     
    The Lakers would have preferred not to be in this position, especially this soon. But they structured their roster so the team would be ready in case it happened. With Lakers center Andrew Bynum expected to miss the entire preseason -- and in Phil...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 111-92 preseason loss to Minnesota

     
    1. It's a preseason game. The result doesn't matter.But the Lakers didn't play pretty, either, in their 111-92 exhibition loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. They looked like they weren't even trying in the second half. They went 18 for 33 from the free-...
  • The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Mark Medina tackle some Laker questions

     
    The Lakers are officially underway. They're finally playing basketball, providing glimpses of how the roster might shape up and giving the fans of the L.A. Times' Lakers blog something to keep them from going insane (or so I hope). But this is one game....
  • Michael vs. Kobe: Who's better?

     
    Coach Phil Jackson gets asked the question every once in a while and is often reluctant to go into great detail with his answer. Who's better: Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant? It came up again thousands of miles from Los Angeles, after the Lakers...