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  • In the list of great Lakers accomplishments, this isn't one of them

    In the list of great Lakers accomplishments, this isn't one of them
    Yay? One of the most hyped teams in NBA history fell exhaustedly into the playoffs Wednesday. Appropriately, it happened with only three hours left in the season. Fittingly, it was clinched when they were just standing around. Ten minutes before the...
  • College football preseason countdown, No. 21: Texas A&M

    College football preseason countdown, No. 21: Texas A&M
    This is a first in countdown history — an aborted mission. Stop the rocket launch. The executive committee, in a unanimous decision, ruled it was time to pull the plug and spoil the surprise party: Turn on the lights and come out from behind the...
  • Who's Who of Lakers and Clippers is Flip-Flop City in L.A.

     Who's Who of Lakers and Clippers is Flip-Flop City in L.A.
    In a town where perception is reality, get ready for a season of the surreal. The Lakers aren't the Lakers. The Clippers aren't the Clippers. Kobe Bryant isn't Kobe Bryant. Steve Nash isn't Steve Nash. The Buss aura isn't the Buss aura. The Clippers...
  • 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...
  • There's more to Lakers' sad story than is being told

    There's more to Lakers' sad story than is being told
    For much of our adult lives, the Lakers have been the toast of the town. That's why the anguish is so understandable now that they are merely toast. But in the midst of all the noise, have we not missed some of the more salient points? Are we so...
  • What a blast-off by the Lakers' castoffs

    What a blast-off by the Lakers' castoffs
    Never saw this coming. Never felt this happening. Never thought the Clippers would begin their march to the NBA Finals by tripping over the Lakers ... bench? Never thought new Clippers Coach Doc Rivers would watch the first step toward his second...
  • The Sochi Olympics feel Lindsey Vonn's pain

    The Sochi Olympics feel Lindsey Vonn's pain
    SOCHI, Russia — Moscow hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics but the Americans weren't there, and Los Angeles hosted the 1984 Games but the Soviets stayed home. The Houston Rockets claimed two NBA titles in the 1990s while Chicago Bulls star Michael...
  • 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....
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez: A bout about doubts

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez: A bout about doubts
    LAS VEGAS — The essence of Saturday night's big fight has been lost in numbers and hyperbole. That essence is as follows: For the last 15 years or so, boxing fans have seen Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his act. Now, they think they have a chance to...
  • As Miami Heat goes for No. 3, here are six teams that stand in the way

    As Miami Heat goes for No. 3, here are six teams that stand in the way
    Three-peat is so 1988. The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
  • 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...