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  • Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash to assist in pursuit of Dwight Howard

    Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash to assist in pursuit of Dwight Howard
    Without the reassuring voice of Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner whose eleventh-hour phone call prevented Kobe Bryant from going to the Clippers in 2004, the Lakers are turning to two veterans to help keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles. Bryant and...
  • D-Fenders to honor the late Dr. Jerry Buss on his Jan. 27 birthdate

    D-Fenders to honor the late Dr. Jerry Buss on his Jan. 27 birthdate
    The D-Fenders will pay tribute to the late Dr. Jerry Buss, former owner of the Lakers and D-Fenders, on Jan. 27 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Buss passed away from cancer complications last February. The D-Fenders will celebrate what would...
  • Lakers expected to run (or plod) in place and get nowhere this season

    Lakers expected to run (or plod) in place and get nowhere this season
    It's come to this for the 16-time champs and formerly undisputed kings of Los Angeles: Their season hinges on a hobbled 18-year veteran, the NBA's oldest point guard, a player who was told to slap on his "big-boy pants" last season and another who smashed...
  • Who's Who of Lakers and Clippers is Flip-Flop City in L.A.

     Who's Who of Lakers and Clippers is Flip-Flop City in L.A.
    In a town where perception is reality, get ready for a season of the surreal. The Lakers aren't the Lakers. The Clippers aren't the Clippers. Kobe Bryant isn't Kobe Bryant. Steve Nash isn't Steve Nash. The Buss aura isn't the Buss aura. The Clippers...
  • Magic Johnson says L.A. can be both Dodgers and Lakers town

    Magic Johnson says L.A. can be both Dodgers and Lakers town
    The Dodgers might end up in the World Series while the Lakers might not even make the playoffs this season, which left Magic Johnson facing a double-edged question. Is Los Angeles becoming a Dodgers town again? The Dodgers haven't won the World Series...
  • A purple and gold town is feeling blue again

    A purple and gold town is feeling blue again
    What is usually a raucous beginning feels like an awkward ending. For the first time in 14 years, when the Lakers open training camp Saturday they will be taking the floor in the middle of a Dodgers town. The domination of buzz that began with the...
  • Dodgers' hot season fires up the faithful

    Dodgers' hot season fires up the faithful
    With her Dodgers dogged by injuries, Emma Amaya made a stop before work at the Our Lady Queen of Angels church in downtown Los Angeles, where she lit a prayer candle for her boys in blue. The next day, as the team prepared for game one of their series...
  • Kobe Bryant's rich new contract may be Lakers' Achilles' heel

    Happily for Kobe Bryant, he is now going to be a Laker for life. Sadly for the misguided Lakers, it probably won't be much of a life. The news Monday that Bryant had signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million – twice his market...
  • Dennis Rodman chokes up over Jerry Buss on 'The Tonight Show'

    Dennis Rodman chokes up over Jerry Buss on 'The Tonight Show'
    Dennis Rodman has plenty of faults, but being out of touch with his emotions surely isn't one of them. In an appearance on "The Tonight Show" Monday to promote the upcoming season of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice," the former Chicago Bull was...
  • Lakers are NBA's second-most valuable franchise according to Forbes

    Lakers are NBA's second-most valuable franchise according to Forbes
    MIAMI — The Lakers are losers in the standings but financial winners in a big way. They were declared the NBA's second-most valuable franchise, behind only the New York Knicks, in an annual report released Wednesday by Forbes. The Lakers are...
  • Read the Lakers' statement on Jerry Buss' death

    Here's the Lakers' statement on the death of owner Jerry Buss, who helped lead the team to 10 NBA championships since purchasing the franchise in 1979. Within the team's statement are comments from the Buss family. "Dr. Jerry Buss, longtime owner of the...