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John Ireland

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  • Lakers' 98-80 Game 6 victory over New Orleans featured strong defensive effort

     
    The Lakers' makeup doesn't make practice time ripe in preparing for the pick-and-roll offense no matter what they do. Sure they can dissect film, mimic opposing team's tendencies and run pick-and-roll sequences until it's drilled into their heads. But...
  • Lakers' last meeting at Arco Arena rekindles memories of contention with the Kings

     
    They're a decade removed from it all, but assistant Lakers coach Brian Shaw and former Kings star Chris Webber still debate. They bring up the contentious history between the Lakers and the Sacramento Kings -- meeting in the first round of the 2000...
  • Lakers make it more difficult than necessary in 116-108 overtime victory over Sacramento Kings

     
    Once the shot went through the basket, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant let out his signature laser-beam glare and swung out his arms. The 23-foot jumper extended the Lakers' lead to five points against Sacramento with 1:53 remaining in overtime Wednesday night....
  • Kobe Bryant appears on 710 ESPN to address anti-gay slur

     
    Lakers guard Kobe Bryant appeared on 710 ESPN's Steve Mason and John Ireland Wednesday to address the anti-gay slur he made during the Lakers' game Tuesday against San Antonio, which prompted the NBA to fine him $100,000 and sparked strong criticism...
  • Poll: Would you prefer Spero Dedes or Joel Meyers as the Lakers' play-by-play announcer?

     
    Who would you want as the Lakers' play-by-play announcer?customer surveys Laker fans don't just expect an NBA championship every season. They expect a championship voice to narrate that journey. It's a role the late Chick Hearn filled admirably,...
  • Lakers continue to improve defensively in 90-79 victory over Minnesota Timberwolves

     
    Everybody on the Lakers appeared spread out on the court, but they all turned in one direction. Lakers forward Lamar Odom bodied up Minnesota forward Kevin Love, preventing him from getting solid post position. Lakers guard Steve Blake stepped down to...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Minnesota

     
    --The Times' Broderick Turner explains how the Lakers have allowed fewer points in the last four games because they've run their offense at a more deliberate pace. --The Times' T.J. Simers pokes fun at Lakers sideline reporter John Ireland for not...
  • Assessing the Lakers' 4-0 start since the All-Star break

     
    It was hard to believe them at the time, what with their lowly loss to Cleveland. But the Lakers' insistence that they'd play better after the All-Star break has turned out to be true. The Lakers (42-19) have won all four games since then and it's safe to...
  • Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 104-99 loss to Cleveland Cavaliers

     
    Game stories --The Times' Broderick Turner highlights the Lakers' frustration following their 104-99 loss Wednesday to the Cleveland Cavaliers. --The Plain Dealer's Mary Schmitt Boyer details how the Cavaliers managed a Lakers upset. --The Daily News'...
  • Lakers' 101-95 victory over New Orleans Hornets shows team effort

     
    Smiles appeared everywhere. They were there after the Lakers secured a 101-95 victory Saturday over the New Orleans Hornets, marking off one win at the start of a seven-game trip. They were there when Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol complemented each other with...
  • Five things to take away from Lakers' 107-97 victory over Denver Nuggets

     
    1. Ron Artest remained effective on offense and defense The Lakers, including Artest himself, have established that Artest should measure his performance more on how he limits opponents from scoring than scoring himself. But Artest demonstrated in the...