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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterKobe Bryant left Lakers headquarters today in a much better mood than a year ago, when he was obviously unhappy with the team's management. He didn't offer, at least in public, any calls for a change. Just a smile at a job (almost) completed. "I'm...
Tags: Andrew Bynum, Basketball, Management Change, Luke Walton, Sports
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMIAMI -- The Lakers breezed through Miami over the weekend, a city serving as a constant reminder of their recent past. Even though Shaquille O'Neal was traded last week to Phoenix, there was still enough talk about him and former Lakers starter Smush...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJerry West was a fresh-faced rookie with a crew cut the last time anything like this happened. The Lakers are leaving town for a while, a long while actually, 15 days and nine games on an 8,713-mile journey that will take them through more than half...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Lakers haven't played a quarter of the 2007-08 season but it's clear that a major weakness for them is a lack of toughness when center Kwame Brown is not in the lineup. Brown, who has missed the last eight games because of a sprained ankle and knee,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Lakers probably were not going to win 50 games, but Coach Phil Jackson made it semi-official Saturday. Jackson said after practice that he told his players following a 127-99 win over Denver on Nov. 29 that they were not good enough to win 50 games....
Tags: Staples Center, Andrew Bynum, Basketball, Sports, Luke Walton
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Lakers center Chris Mihm will undergo surgery on his right heel and sit out about four to six weeks. Mihm's right ankle has been surgically repaired twice, and he has been sidelined since Dec. 23 because of bursitis in his right heel...
Tags: Andrew Bynum, Basketball, Dallas Mavericks, Sports, Surgery
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThey were a surprising source of force in an equally surprising start to the season. But the Lakers' reserves have been benched, in effect. After racking up 67 points against Phoenix and 73 against Chicago in wins this month, the backups have done...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFAITH: Hey Administrator2: Hey Faith! We'll get started in just a moment, but feel free to submit your questions/comments for the K brothers in the meantime! Elle: hey Faith! FAITH: How's everyone doing? My question...um, projected record on this 3...
Question: What is the likelihood that the Lakers finish the season with all three centers? Will one of them be packaged in a trade to try and get Kobe some help? -- Tim Creef, Gaithersburg, Md. Answer: First and foremost, Andrew Bynum will not be traded...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Lakers had barely opened the last few minutes of their practice to the media Friday when Ronny Turiaf and Javaris Crittenton collided under the basket and got up . . . very . . . very . . . slowly. A minute or two later, Luke Walton hobbled off the...
2007-09-11 13:09:37.0 Administrator2: Hi all, and welcome to the Lakers Chat! 2007-09-11 13:09:42.0 Administrator2: Welcome Andrew and Brian! 2007-09-11 13:10:06.0 Administrator2: Send your Lakers questions for the Kamenetzkys now! 2007-09-11 13:10:08....
Times Staff WriterLAS VEGAS — The Lakers have some bookkeeping to take care of in the next two weeks, decisions to make on contract extensions and options that will occupy General Manager Mitch Kupchak and the coaching staff until the season opener. The team must...
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