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Mike Bresnahan

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Mike Bresnahan previously covered the Lakers for the Los Angeles Times. He started the beat in 2004, a month after Shaquille O’Neal was traded, and covered several seasons of mediocrity before the Lakers won back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010. Now they’re back to mediocrity. Bresnahan is from Los Angeles, started with The Times after graduating the University of Wisconsin in 1994, and has also covered the L.A. Kings, pro beach volleyball and numerous colleges and high schools. He left The Times in 2016.

Recent Articles

  • NBA amends 'Hack-a-Shaq' rules

    NBA amends 'Hack-a-Shaq' rules

    Somewhere, Shaquille O’Neal is smiling. The NBA on Tuesday amended its rule for intentional fouls away from the ball, a move meant mainly to improve quality of play in certain situations. The league currently penalizes teams that intentionally foul away from the ball only in the final two minutes...

  • Tim Duncan calls it quits after 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs

    Tim Duncan calls it quits after 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs

    Tim Duncan didn’t always get his way. It sure looked like he would in 2004, making a wild double-clutch bank shot that gave the San Antonio Spurs a one-point lead over the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. But Derek Fisher hit his famous “0.4” fadeaway, prompting Shaquille O'Neal to...

  • Lakers' D'Angelo Russell is on his grind, ready for the summer league

    Lakers' D'Angelo Russell is on his grind, ready for the summer league

    Brandon Ingram will play in the NBA’s summer league, by far the No. 1 reason to watch the Lakers in Las Vegas over the next week or so. Reason No. 2 would be to gauge the development of D’Angelo Russell. He was up and down as a rookie last season, losing his starting job after 20 games, getting...

  • Lakers acquire veteran guard Jose Calderon

    Lakers acquire veteran guard Jose Calderon

    The Lakers acquired veteran Jose Calderon from the Chicago Bulls, adding a point guard near the end of his career with three-point touch and solid passing skills. No other current players were involved in the deal, though the Lakers received two future second-round draft picks from the Bulls, according...

  • Larry Nance Jr. is already impressed with rookie Brandon Ingram

    Larry Nance Jr. is already impressed with rookie Brandon Ingram

    Larry Nance Jr. is not a talent evaluator by nature. He’s an NBA player with one year of pro experience. His comments on Brandon Ingram, though, were worth noting Wednesday as the Lakers concluded their second day of practice for summer league. “He’s the real deal,” Nance Jr. said. “I called my...

  • Lakers introduce draft picks Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac

    Lakers introduce draft picks Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac

    Kobe Bryant’s nameplate has been removed from his locker at the Lakers’ training facility. In its place is one for Brandon Ingram. It’s symbolic, or something like that, as the second overall pick in last month’s draft takes the spot of the franchise player from all those years past. No pressure,...

  • Lakers agree to sign Luol Deng to four-year, $72-million deal

    Lakers agree to sign Luol Deng to four-year, $72-million deal

    The Lakers made one of their last big free-agent deals of the off-season, adding another veteran Saturday by agreeing to a four-year, $72-million deal with former All-Star Luol Deng. Deng, 31, typically does a little bit of everything on the court and gives the Lakers someone to fill the small-forward...

  • Lakers keep Clarkson, with a $50-million deal

    Lakers keep Clarkson, with a $50-million deal

    The Lakers stayed connected with one of their own on the first full day of free agency, agreeing to terms with guard Jordan Clarkson on a four-year, $50-million deal early Friday. They liked the career arc of their 2014 second-round pick, privately touting his potential and work ethic, and planned...

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