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  • Lakers' rough start continues with 127-104 loss to Golden State

    Just when things couldn't get worse for the Lakers, history tapped them on the shoulder. Not the championship-toting, parade-planning type.
  • Former Lakers champion Michael Cooper to coach WNBA's Atlanta Dream

    Former Lakers champion Michael Cooper to coach WNBA's Atlanta Dream
    In addition to his five NBA championships with the Lakers, Michael Cooper led the Sparks to consecutive WNBA titles as coach in 2001 and 2002. Cooper will go back to the WNBA sidelines as head coach of the Atlanta Dream. The Dream have reached the...

    PASSINGS: Vern Mikkelsen, Ray Schonbak, Sylvia Browne

    PASSINGS: Vern Mikkelsen, Ray Schonbak, Sylvia Browne
    Vern Mikkelsen Star forward with Minneapolis Lakers Vern Mikkelsen, 85, a Hall of Fame basketball player who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers in the early 1950s, died Thursday at his home in the suburb of Wayzata, Minn., his family told...

    Minneapolis Lakers Hall of Famer Vern Mikkelsen dies at 85

    Minneapolis Lakers Hall of Famer Vern Mikkelsen dies at 85
    Former Lakers great Vern Mikkelsen passed away at the age of 85 on Thursday, the team confirmed. Mikkelsen was named to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995 (see video above) after a 10-year NBA career with the Lakers. "Vern was one of the...

    PASSINGS: Slater Martin

    Slater Martin, 86, the defensive-minded Hall of Fame guard who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers and one with the St. Louis Hawks, died Thursday at a skilled nursing facility in Houston after a sudden illness, his family said. Martin was...