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  • What would have happened if Derek Fisher left the Lakers last season for the Miami Heat?

     
    Awaiting Derek Fisher at a Miami airport stood LeBron James, who had just days earlier announced in a one-hour "Decision" that he'd be taking his talents to South Beach. Now the Heat wondered if Fisher, a five-time NBA champion with the Lakers, would be...
  • Looking back at the Lakers' Memorial Day performances

     
    It's surely a weird feeling for Laker fans today, firing up their grills, hitting the beach and honoring the veterans that make our country safe. That's because for the first time in three years, the Lakers aren't still playing basketball and competing...
  • Highlighting the Twitter reaction regarding Mike Brown being named Lakers' coach

     
    Forget about reading Tweets in 140 characters or less. When it comes to big news, such as, say the Lakers (or Jim Buss) hiring Mike Brown as their head coach, the tweets are going to come out in full rapid fire. It's easy to follow this since I as well as...
  • Coaching candidate profile: Brian Shaw

     
    Below is the first post in a series focusing on the Lakers' coaching candidates to replace Phil Jackson. Candidate: Brian Shaw Coaching background: The Lakers had strongly encouraged Shaw to get into coaching, allowing him to join meetings during his time...
  • Caught in the Web: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears on the Colbert Report and coaching search updates

     
    --The Times' T.J. Simers argues Kareem Abdul-Jabbar deserves a statue, but believes it is petty for him to be lamenting that he doesn't have one. --The Times' Mark Heisler reports that Rick Adelman and Mike Dunleavy are the leading candidates to coach the...
  • Magic Johnson, Chick Hearn and Jerry West statue inductions filled with emotion and humility

     
    Here is the ironic part about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's frustration over not having a statue: Magic Johnson tweeted Abdul-Jabbar deserved one "before me," Jerry West expressed embarrassment during his statue unveiling and argued others, including Abdul-...
  • Lakers Moments: Coach Pat Riley knows how to win

     
    LISTEN HERE: Coach Pat Riley talks to James Worthy, left, and Bob McAdoo on the Lakers' bench at the Forum in 1983. Some people are just in the right place at the right time. Take Pat Riley, for example, who......
  • Lakers Moments: Magic Johnson and the famous junior skyhook

     
    Story with a hook: Lakers guard Magic Johnson throws a junior skyhook over Celtics forward Larry Bird in Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals on June 11, 1987. In the 1986-87 season, the Lakers and Celtics matched up again......
  • MVPs off the court

    MVPs off the court
    In 2010, a month before he took to the basketball court for the first time in a New York Knicks uniform, Amare Stoudemire took to the red carpet at Lincoln Center in head-to-toe Tom Ford. In 2009, when NBA No. 1 draft pick Blake Griffin was chosen by...
  • Women's basketball: USC preparing to play Toledo for WNIT title

     
    USC’s women’s basketball team will play Toledo on Saturday in the WNIT championship game at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio. USC (24-12) will attempt to win its fifth consecutive road game. The Trojans, who opened the tournament at home against.....
  • Lakers Moments: Time to work and time to play

     
    Soak it up: The Lakers take a poolside break during their Palm Springs training camp Sept. 12, 1980. From left: Coach Paul Westhead, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jamaal Wilkes, Jim Chones, Michael Cooper, Brad Holland, assistant coach Pat Riley and Mark...