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  • 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...
  • Lakers' preseason gives fans an idea of life without Kobe Bryant

    Lakers' preseason gives fans an idea of life without Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant is typically among the league leaders in scoring, but the Lakers will have to make do without him while he recovers from an Achilles' heel injury. The Lakers' preseason numbers give an idea of what the team will look like while waiting for...
  • Without Dwight Howard, Lakers may struggle at rebounding

    Without Dwight Howard, Lakers may struggle at rebounding
    Last season, the Lakers were the fourth-best rebounding team in the league at 44.8 boards per game — but that was with Dwight Howard manning the middle at an NBA-best 12.4 rebounds a night. The early returns after eight preseason games is cause...
  • Dwight Howard is a happy Houston Rocket

    Dwight Howard is a happy Houston Rocket
    Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step. The hypersensitive hulk returns to...
  • Lakers' Kobe Bryant gets new contract, but can he get another ring?

    Lakers' Kobe Bryant gets new contract, but can he get another ring?
    The Lakers experienced an early day, a 9 a.m. charter flight to Washington D.C. As usual, Kobe Bryant was up before any of them. He signed a two-year contract extension Monday morning for $48.5 million that stands to keep him with the Lakers until...
  • Jim Buss, Lakers 'didn't see point' waiting on Kobe Bryant extension

    Jim Buss, Lakers 'didn't see point' waiting on Kobe Bryant extension
    The Lakers and Kobe Bryant agreed to a contract extension Monday, a move the team was willing to make before seeing Bryant return to game action from a torn Achilles' tendon. "We didn't see the point of waiting," said Lakers owner/executive Jim Buss....
  • Mike D'Antoni has coached the Lakers to success without Kobe Bryant

    Mike D'Antoni has coached the Lakers to success without Kobe Bryant
    When the Lakers floundered last season, it was easy to blame Coach Mike D'Antoni. His biggest crime was not being Phil Jackson. The team spent most of the year pushing through injuries (Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol,...