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1979-80 FINALS Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2 An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime' "Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
Lakers BlogGame stories -- The Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner credits the Lakers' defense in their 90-87 victory Sunday over the Oklahoma City Thunder. -- The Oklahoman's John Rohde details how the Thunder allowed a double-digit lead to get away. -- The Daily...
The Fabulous ForumDrop it like it's hot: With 14 seconds left, Lakers forward Sam Perkins fires a three-point shot over Bulls' Horace Grant to give Los Angeles the victory, 93-91, in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on June 3, 1991. Unfortunately,......
Readers react to what would have happened had Michael Jordan teamed with Magic Johnson and Larry BirdLakers BlogBelow the jump are the best answers on what readers think would happen if Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird had joined forces to create a super team. Of course, many shared skepticism that that actually would have happened. "What would have...
Chicago Tribune ReporterCities, with the exception of greater Las Vegas, aren't built for amusement. They're built to function as market hubs and transport hubs and government hubs, and then people build houses to be near the jobs generated by all that hubness. Gradually come...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterShaq or Wilt? Kobe or Magic? The Showtime Lakers or the 33-wins-in-a-row Lakers? And what about George Mikan? Just which is the greatest Lakers team of all time? It's time to find out. The Times has asked an online sports simulation site to run a...
Well, at least no one can say they're just hype any more. Nor are the Lakers the greatest team of all time. By normal standards, winning three titles in a row is impressive but if you're talking about dynasties, it's merely entry level. While we're...
Really, what's the big deal? If the Mavericks had just held up their end and stayed in that game Dec. 20, Kobe Bryant, who had 62 after three quarters, would have played in the fourth, so Sunday might have been only his second 80-point night of the...
For RedEyeWhy isn't it enough for fans to enjoy watching athletes based only on their skills and accomplishments? Why do we need to know about a player's personal life? Why do we need athletes to be nice people? Those questions lead me to the most polarizing...
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It's not often you get to share the stage with a Hall of Fame coach. Rarer, still, is the opportunity to do so with one who has won so often in a championship-crossed town like Chicago. Phil Jackson represents success to Bulls fans. He represents a...
Like the White Sox, the Rangers don't know who is going to catch for them beyond next year. But having recently gone through a transition featuring Gerald Laird, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Matt Treanor and Taylor Teagarden, they aren't turning over the...
Michael Jordan probably provided about 50,000 breathtaking moments during his basketball career. On MJ's 50th birthday, we try to capture some of his high points — adding up to 50. 2 — March 29, 1982: As a freshman at North Carolina, Jordan...
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