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  • Bill Sharman, L.A. sports legend, speaks softly, carries a big heart

    Bill Sharman, L.A. sports legend, speaks softly, carries a big heart
    Bill Sharman is 87 years old. Saturday afternoon, he had a mild stroke. These things hit us like lightning bolts of reality. Los Angeles has more than its share of sports legends. We are blessed. We thought John Wooden would live forever. We were wrong....
  • Shorthanded Lakers no match for Spurs in Game 3

    Shorthanded Lakers no match for Spurs in Game 3
    Spurs 120, Lakers 89 (final) The San Antonio Spurs dominated the Lakers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff matchup to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 120-89 victory on Friday night at Staples Center. The Lakers...
  • Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?

    Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?
    In a year defined by injury, Coach Mike D'Antoni became a lightning rod for criticism, despite leading the Lakers (45-37) team to a 28-12, seventh-place finish. In the closing moments of the Lakers' sweep by the San Antonio Spurs, the familiar chant...
  • Lakers waive forward Metta World Peace under amnesty provision

    Lakers waive forward Metta World Peace under amnesty provision
    The Lakers waived Metta World Peace via the NBA's so-called amnesty provision Thursday, a cost-cutting move that could save them about $15 million in luxury taxes. When Dwight Howard bolted for Houston last week as a free agent, it ensured a roster spot...
  • Kurt Rambis not sure Lakers are ready to run next season

    Kurt Rambis not sure Lakers are ready to run next season
    Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis hopes to help improve the team's defense, but he also had some thoughts to share on the offense. "The [Lakers] still have big people and I think you have to take advantage of the big people," said Rambis in a phone...
  • Spurs sweep Lakers out of the playoffs

    Spurs sweep Lakers out of the playoffs
    Spurs 103, Lakers 82 (final) The Lakers' season finally came to a close on Sunday in a game that symbolized the year.  Injuries were the defining factor in the team's 45-37 regular season and the postseason was no different. The Lakers had to play...
  • Lakers in limbo while awaiting free agent Dwight Howard's decision

    Lakers in limbo while awaiting free agent Dwight Howard's decision
    A.C. Green left the Lakers for Phoenix exactly 20 years ago this summer, perhaps the only important player they ever lost to free agency. It so irritated Jerry Buss that he appealed to his players a few months later at training camp with an...
  • Metta World Peace, still intimidating, frightens off Tyler Hansbrough

    Metta World Peace, still intimidating, frightens off Tyler Hansbrough
    Toronto Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough, whose nickname is "Psycho T.," quickly backed down from a physical confrontation with Metta World Peace on Monday. Now with the New York Knicks, World Peace remains one of the most intimidating players in the...
  • Lakers' next decision: Keep or 'amnesty' Metta World Peace?

    Lakers' next decision: Keep or 'amnesty' Metta World Peace?
    Wednesday could have been the first day of the rest of Dwight Howard's career with the Lakers. Instead, it might be the final day for Metta World Peace with the Lakers. On the same day free agents can officially sign with their new teams, the one-week...
  • Can and should Lakers get under luxury tax threshold this season?

    Can and should Lakers get under luxury tax threshold this season?
    With the amnesty of Metta World Peace along with the addition of center Chris Kaman, swingman Nick Young and point guard Jordan Farmar, the Lakers are still over the luxury tax threshold at about $75.4 million in salary. Kaman and Young signed their...
  • Metta World Peace becomes free agent by clearing amnesty waivers

    Metta World Peace becomes free agent by clearing amnesty waivers
    Metta World Peace is a free agent after clearing amnesty waivers Sunday. The Lakers cut World Peace on Thursday by using the one-time amnesty provision under the 2011 collective bargaining agreement. Since a team did not pick him up off of waivers,...