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  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Poll: Which forwards belong in a Lakers Hall of Fame?

     
    If the Lakers had their own Hall of Fame, which players would you select for induction? That is the basis for our next series of polls, in which we ask our readers to vote on who is most worthy of this honor. We will break down the history of the team...
  • Which forwards belong in a Lakers Hall of Fame?

     
    If the Lakers had their own Hall of Fame, which players would you select for induction? That is the basis for our next series of polls, in which we ask our readers to vote on who is most worthy of......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: The Philadelphia Warriors drafted Wilt Chamberlain while he was still in high school

     
    BASKETBALL LEGEND: The Philadelphia Warriors drafted Wilt Chamberlain while he was still in high school. STATUS: Effectively True, Technically False. In 1971, the United States Supreme Court heard the case of Haywood v. National Basketball Association,...
  • The original Big Man

    The original Big Man
    A three-peat obviously is a big deal, but how about a double three-peat? As dominant as the Lakers have been in winning three consecutive NBA championships, they are only halfway toward matching the achievement of their ancestors from Minneapolis half...
  • Which is the best Lakers team ever?

    Shaq or Wilt? Kobe or Magic? The Showtime Lakers or the 33-wins-in-a-row Lakers? And what about George Mikan? Just which is the greatest Lakers team of all time? It's time to find out. The Times has asked an online sports simulation site to run a...