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  • Bond between Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant key in the Mike Brown era

     
    Derek Fisher's relationship with Kobe Bryant will prove critical during Mike Brown era...
  • Lakers Mailbag: Laker fans love trade talk

     
    Lakers mailbag: Laker fans love trade talk...
  • Lakers assistant coaching candidate profile: Tim Grgurich

     
    This is the fourth post in a series looking at potential Lakers assistant coaches. We'll profile Tim Grgurich, who, The Times' Broderick Turner reported, Lakers Coach Mike Brown is "expected to try and pry" from his current assistant coaching gig with the...
  • Kobe Bryant named to NBA's all-defensive first team for ninth time

     
    In an honor that NBA coaches must mostly determine by reputation, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant made a league-tying ninth appearance on the NBA's all-defensive first team list. That total puts Bryant in a four-way tie with Kevin Garnett, Michael Jordan and...
  • Lakers Moments: Cedric Ceballos scores when it counts

     
    Did you hear that? Lakers forward Cedric Ceballos dunks over Seattle SuperSonics guard Gary Payton in a playoff game at the Forum on May 1, 1995. Considered one of the better small forwards of the 1990s, Cedric Ceballos was instrumental......
  • Lakers Moments: Derek Fisher and the .4 second shot

     
    He shoots, he scores: The Lakers' Derek Fisher celebrates his miraculous shot with 0.4 remaining in the 2004 playoff game as San Antonio's Manu Ginobili points to the clock. Fisher has won five championships with the Lakers and made many......
  • Lakers Moments: Bryant and O'Neal win some and lose some

     
    Two are better than one: Lakers players Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal during a game against the Pacers at Staples Center on March 1, 2002. When Bryant and O’Neal joined the Lakers, the two quickly morphed into one of the......
  • Lakers have recent history with Miami on Christmas Day

     
    However the Lakers want to slice it, they're finding ways to downplay this whole Christmas Day game you may have heard about against the Heat. They're appealing to history. "It's hard to make it a rivalry right now," Lakers forward Ron Artest said. "It'...
  • Matt Barnes acknowledges struggles with learning the triangle offense

     
    There was a tipping point at which Lakers forward Matt Barnes said he felt he asked too many questions, appeared tentative on where to move on the floor and wondered aloud why things weren't clicking. "This is the most thinking I've had to do about...
  • Reader comments: Hated opponents who would make fine Lakers

     
    On Thursday we asked, "Can you think of any particular players that you strongly dislike as opponents but would love to have on the Lakers?" Here's a sampling of what you all came up with: "Everyone, and I mean Everyone seems to act up when they play...
  • Reliving Derek Fisher's clutch playoff moments

     
    Even when Derek Fisher's shooting stroke was off the mark, both he and Lakers Coach Phil Jackson remained steadfast. The reasons include Fisher's mastery of the triangle offense, his positive influence in locker room dynamics and, of course, his ability...