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  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    The Lakers closed the week with a 4-4 preseason record and an eye on Tuesday's opening-night contest against the Clippers. Wins over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday and Thursday brought the Lakers to .500, giving an idea of what the team will look like while...
  • Lakers' Week 2 in review

    Lakers' Week 2 in review
    The Lakers finished Week 2 with a single, last-second win on Thursday in Houston, dipping to 3-5 on the year. Starting the week in 10th place in the Western Conference, the Lakers ended Week 2 in 12th. The Lakers were bombarded on the road by the...
  • Letters: Pointed criticism of Lakers continues

    Letters: Pointed criticism of Lakers continues
    Smush Parker was the Lakers' point guard the last time the Timberwolves beat them? I've got news for you. Smush would start for this year's edition too. And he'd look so good next to the rest of the turkeys they've got playing that Bill Plaschke would...
  • Lakers sign Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension

    Lakers sign Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension
    Kobe Bryant has signed a two-year extension with the Lakers. "This is a very happy day for Lakers fans and for the Lakers organization," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Monday in a statement. "We’ve said all along that our priority and hope was...
  • Kobe Bryant's rich new contract may be Lakers' Achilles' heel

    Happily for Kobe Bryant, he is now going to be a Laker for life. Sadly for the misguided Lakers, it probably won't be much of a life. The news Monday that Bryant had signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million – twice his market...
  • Lakers' Mitch Kupchak doesn't expect Kobe Bryant back in next two weeks

    Lakers' Mitch Kupchak doesn't expect Kobe Bryant back in next two weeks
    Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Sunday he does not anticipate Kobe Bryant returning from his Achilles' tendon injury within the next two weeks. "I don't see that in the next week or two because you've got to be on the court. You've got to...
  • Steve Nash describes back injury as taking 'turn for the worse'

    Steve Nash describes back injury as taking 'turn for the worse'
    Steve Nash was sidelined the second half of Sunday's 113-90 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves because of nerve pain in his back and hamstring. As he walked out of Staples Center, he stopped to talk to a small group of reporters about his frustration....
  • Lakers fans caught between two seasons

    Lakers fans caught between two seasons
    In this most conflicted of Lakers seasons, it figures that the common reaction to Kobe Bryant's imminent and inspirational return is actually two reactions. Upon hearing the news: Yes! This means they have a chance to make the playoffs! Ten minutes...
  • Lakers have final roster decisions looming

    Lakers have final roster decisions looming
    As the regular season nears, the Lakers will have to make some final decisions on the roster before opening night. "I think it's 48 hours before the first game and I do think you get to work on weekends.  I think [the NBA] changed the rules," Coach Mike...
  • Mike D'Antoni lowers expectations for Lakers' pace

    Mike D'Antoni lowers expectations for Lakers' pace
    About the only thing the Lakers achieved in seven seconds or less last season was making their coach regret saying his team should "easily" average 110-115 points per game when he took the job. "Yeah, well, I was on drugs back then," Mike D'Antoni...
  • Phil Jackson doesn't see a return to the Lakers

    Phil Jackson doesn't see a return to the Lakers
    Phil Jackson seems entirely content with his life, sitting at a corner table as the hummus and pita go quickly in the afternoon din of a Playa Vista eatery. It's not quite what he envisioned last November when the Lakers interviewed him for their...