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  • Lakers Moments: Magic Johnson wows Los Angeles

     
    Do you believe in magic?: Lakers Earvin "Magic" Johnson drives to the basket for one of his 22 points during a victory over the Utah Jazz on January 26, 1988. Few people have had more impact on the Lakers and......
  • Lakers Moments: Magic Johnson and the famous junior skyhook

     
    Story with a hook: Lakers guard Magic Johnson throws a junior skyhook over Celtics forward Larry Bird in Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals on June 11, 1987. In the 1986-87 season, the Lakers and Celtics matched up again......
  • Tyler Perry to Spike Lee: You can go straight to hell!

     
    Spike Lee has really been taking it on the chin this week. First off, his beloved New York Knicks have lost two straight games to the Boston Celtics, blowing big leads both times, seeing a lot of awful defense from......
  • Lakers Moments: Michael Cooper goes to battle

     
    There's no stopping: The Lakers' Michael Cooper shoots over the Clippers' Cedric Maxwell on Jan. 16, 1986. The rail-thin, 6-foot-5 guard spent his entire 12-year career with the Lakers, playing an important role in helping the team win five NBA......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did the term 'upset' in sports derive from a horse named Upset defeating Man o' War?

     
    HORSE RACING LEGEND: The term "upset" to describe an underdog winning a sporting event was derived from a horse named Upset defeating the heavily favored Man o' War in 1919. STATUS: False. There are certain sports stories that are just......
  • Lakers Moments: Mychal Thompson is a strong competitor in a 'Showtime' era

     
    Take hold: Lakers forward Mychal Thompson pulls down a rebound in a game against Sacramento on Jan. 15, 1990. The addition of Thompson, acquired in a trade with San Antonio in February 1987, was critical to the Lakers' title hopes......
  • Lakers Moments: Bob McAdoo steps up as the big man

     
    Give me that: Lakers forward Bob McAdoo battles Celtics forward Larry Bird for a rebound in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at the Forum on June 5, 1985. McAdoo found success off the bench with the Lakers in the......
  • Lakers Moments: It ain't over till it's over

     
    Winner, winner: Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal is overjoyed after his dunk off an alley-oop in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers on June 4, 2000. After struggling to get past Sacramento in the first......
  • Photo File: Behind the scenes with Kobe B. and friends

     
    When the Los Angeles Lakers play at Staples Center, the fastest trigger in the building can be found beneath the basket opposite the Lakers bench. That’s where Andrew Bernstein, the NBA’s senior director of photography, keeps nightly vigil: a Nikon......
  • 'Once Brothers' '30 for 30' documentary focuses on Vlade Divac's relationship with Drazen Petrovic

     
    In the opening scene of "Once Brothers," former Lakers center Vlade Divac summed up how his strong friendship Drazen Petrovic suddenly became no more: "To build a friendship takes years. But to destroy it, it takes one second." The two played together...
  • Lakers blog profile: CyberCosmiX has plenty of Laker stories to share

     
    This is the 12th post in a weekly series that helps you get to know members of the L.A. Times Lakers Blog community. Feel free to send submissions to mgmedin@gmail.com. Screen name: CyberCosmiX Occupation: Self-employed, although not doing much more at...