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  • Preview: Lakers vs. Orlando Magic

    Preview: Lakers vs. Orlando Magic
    The Lakers (22-46) have a chance to break their four-game losing streak when they host the Orlando Magic (19-51) on Sunday night at Staples Center. Orlando comes in on the second night of a back-to-back, after a last-second, 89-88 loss to the Utah...
  • Magic-Jazz battle has lottery implications for Lakers

    Magic-Jazz battle has lottery implications for Lakers
    What team should the Lakers pull for Saturday night when the Utah Jazz plays host to the Orlando Magic? The answer isn't quite clear as both teams are "fighting" the Lakers for lottery position. The 22-46 Lakers began Saturday tied in the win column...
  • How Lakers might be able to rebuild during Kobe Bryant's last years

    How Lakers might be able to rebuild during Kobe Bryant's last years
    Kobe Bryant is done for the season, but he's already eyeballing next year with high expectations. "It's my job to go out there on the court and perform. No excuses for it. You have to get it done," Bryant said in a news conference on Wednesday, after...
  • Drew Gooden fined $15,000 by NBA for flagrant foul on Nick Young

    Drew Gooden fined $15,000 by NBA for flagrant foul on Nick Young
    The NBA has fined Washington forward Drew Gooden $15,000 for a flagrant foul he committed Friday during the Wizards' 117-107 victory over the Lakers at Staples Center. Gooden was fined for "an unnecessary act" -- clamping the arm of Nick Young and...
  • UCLA's Kyle Anderson doesn't lack confidence or intensity

    UCLA's Kyle Anderson doesn't lack confidence or intensity
    LAS VEGAS — Kyle Anderson has that look again, the one he wears as he warms up before every basketball game. It's a predator's glare. Hungry. Determined. A little angry. The sophomore guard's UCLA teammates say he is fun to be around. But as...
  • Could injury drop Kansas center Joel Embiid to Lakers' draft range?

    Could injury drop Kansas center Joel Embiid to Lakers' draft range?
    The Lakers are destined to have a high pick in June's NBA draft, but the franchise won't know where it is  picking until the draft lottery on May 20. One of the top prospects in the draft, Kansas center Joel Embiid, received some disappointing news on...
  • Top NBA draft prospects knocked out early in NCAA tournament

    Top NBA draft prospects knocked out early in NCAA tournament
    The second round of the NCAA tournament concluded on Friday with a number of top NBA draft prospects ousted far earlier than expected. Duke's Jabari Parker could be the No. 1 pick in June NBA's draft (or at least top three) but the Mercer Bears, a...
  • Gonzaga cruises to victory over Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, 85-77

    Gonzaga cruises to victory over Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, 85-77
    SAN DIEGO -- Kevin Pangos scored 26 points and Gary Bell Jr. added 17 for eighth-seeded Gonzaga, which beat Marcus Smart and the ninth-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys 85-77 in the West region of the NCAA tournament on Friday. The refs called 61 fouls...
  • Kobe Bryant has sympathy for D'Antoni, unsure if coach should return

    Kobe Bryant has sympathy for D'Antoni, unsure if coach should return
    Kobe Bryant has sympathy for Coach Mike D'Antoni but isn't sure if the coach should return. When asked on Wednesday by Dan Patrick of the "Dan Patrick Show" if D'Antoni has earned another year with the team, Bryant answered with some ambivalence. "I...
  • Mitch Kupchak: 'Unfortunately, we're going to have a good draft pick'

    Mitch Kupchak: 'Unfortunately, we're going to have a good draft pick'
    The Lakers are a dismal 16-32 on the season, but General Manager Mitch Kupchak has a positive outlook on the team's situation. "Our future is a bright future. We're going to be just fine," said Kupchak on Wednesday to Jared Greenberg and Rick Fox on...
  • The 30 biggest events of David Stern's NBA tenure

    The 30 biggest events of David Stern's NBA tenure
    A look at 30 of the biggest events to unfold during David Stern's 30-year run as NBA commissioner, which is scheduled to end Feb. 1: June 1984—Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, John Stockton and Charles Barkley are drafted, stocking the league with...