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  • West sparks Lakers despite broken nose

     
    Lakers' Jerry West, with a piece of tape "protecting" his broken nose, drives to the basket. Lakers' Elgin Baylor screens out unidentified Knickerbocker in game at the Sports Arena. West scored 38 points as the Lakers won 119-103....
  • Why Lakers' hiring of Mike D'Antoni is bad, in 7 seconds or less

    Why Lakers' hiring of Mike D'Antoni is bad, in 7 seconds or less
    The new Lakers coach famously wants his players to shoot in seven seconds or less. I’m not going to require that long to list the reasons that hiring Mike D'Antoni was yet another Buss blunder. He's never taken a team to an NBA Finals. He has a...
  • Blame starts at top for Lakers' bungling of Phil Jackson's return

    Blame starts at top for Lakers' bungling of Phil Jackson's return
    In the final minutes of practice Monday, the Lakers were playing a pickup game. The rich and gifted athletes were running up and down the gym floor like chaotic children on a playground, gunning and fouling and arguing. They were playing like a team...
  • The competitive edge of Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant

     
    Times photographer Wally Skalij has covered Lakers games for 15 years, traveling with the team through playoff runs and championships. He has been fortunate to witness one of the greatest players of all time in Kobe Bryant. Skalij covered the 2001 and...
  • Watch Dwight Howard meet the Stanley Cup

    As Dwight Howard left the Lakers locker room following his debut with the team Sunday evening, he was greeted by a large shiny object. The Stanley Cup. When he approached the trophy, he was tentative. "I just want the one for basketball," Howard said....
  • Lakers, Clippers bursting with star power

    Lakers, Clippers bursting with star power
    Looks like L.A. is going to need a few more paparazzi. You can't stroll Venice Beach or sit down to bacon-wrapped monkfish at Spago without spotting a superstar Laker or Clipper in the nation's new basketball capital. Here comes Dwight Howard, the...
  • Who says the NBA is unpredictable?

    Who says the NBA is unpredictable?
    It's the most anticipated NBA season in Los Angeles history, so what are we waiting for? Oct. 30 — The Lakers defeat the Dallas Mavericks by 55 points in the season opener. At least, this is the rumor. Nobody actually sees the game after it is...
  • Lakers' All-Stars left seeing stars after Dallas knocks them dizzy

    Lakers' All-Stars left seeing stars after Dallas knocks them dizzy
    There were so many people standing and taking photos with their phones, I couldn't see the Lakers warming up. There were so many people cheering the procession of All-Stars hopping and dancing on to the floor, I couldn't hear the Lakers introductions....
  • Now is not the time for Lakers to get rid of Mike Brown

    Now is not the time for Lakers to get rid of Mike Brown
    Mike Brown finished a long post-practice talk with Pau Gasol on Thursday, walked to a corner of the practice gym, and waited for the media to surround him for his daily interview session. And waited. And waited. Dwight Howard was giving interviews about...
  • Lakers 12-1 pick to win 2013 NBA title

    Lakers 12-1 pick to win 2013 NBA title
    This post has been corrected. See below for details. Miami and Oklahoma City are still warring through this year’s NBA Finals, but oddsmakers have already oiled up their picks for the 2012-13 NBA¬†season. A trio of gambling sites peg the Lakers...
  • Miami Heat players party at nightclub to celebrate NBA title

    Miami Heat players party at nightclub to celebrate NBA title
    After hugging their families and the Larry O'Brien Trophy, the Miami Heat players went to the LIV nightclub in Miami Beach early Friday to celebrate the franchise's second NBA championship. The players reportedly spent an estimated $200,000 on champagne,...