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  • Letters: Any good news for the Lakers?

    Letters: Any good news for the Lakers?
    Lakers' ownership announces they've signed Kobe to a max contract without knowing the status of his health, Phil announces he's signing with the Knicks, and Webster's dictionary announces they're putting a picture of Jim next to the word "Blunderbuss."...
  • Lakers' Ryan Kelly works to secure a spot on the team and in league

    Lakers' Ryan Kelly works to secure a spot on the team and in league
    The Lakers aren't going anywhere this season, and Ryan Kelly might not be either. For Kelly, that would be a good thing. It would mean he's still in the NBA. A late second-round pick out of Duke in last year's draft, the 6-foot-11 power forward wasn't...
  • 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...
  • Lakers lose to Thunder, 131-102, but bigger problems loom

    Lakers lose to Thunder, 131-102, but bigger problems loom
    OKLAHOMA CITY — The triangle offense is back in Los Angeles, but not in a way that would make Phil Jackson smile. There are three distinct entities on these triangle points — Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni —...
  • Phil Jackson leaves Lakers in the dust

    Phil Jackson leaves Lakers in the dust
    The most painful loss in a throbbing Lakers season came hours after Kobe Bryant was officially declared done until October because of a perpetually achy knee. Phil Jackson is departing Los Angeles for New York, leaving behind a Staples Center-sized sore...
  • Lakers' Mike D'Antoni says he doesn't think about his job security

    Lakers' Mike D'Antoni says he doesn't think about his job security
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni says he doesn't think about whether he'll be back next season, preferring instead to chronicle the progress of the team, not his job security. "It's not my place to have a sense" on a possible return as...
  • Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson rip Lakers management

    Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson rip Lakers management
    Kobe Bryant couldn't help himself. Neither could Magic Johnson. They both demanded action from the Lakers' front office at nearly identical times Wednesday. As Bryant told reporters he had no patience to wait for the Lakers to retool, Johnson said on...
  • Kobe Bryant is right to call it a year and call out Lakers management

    Kobe Bryant is right to call it a year and call out Lakers management
    As last-second shots go, this was one of his best. With the clock ticking down on the Lakers' chances of obtaining a high pick in what could be a loaded draft, Kobe Bryant stepped up by stepping back. With only 18 more chances to lose more games and...
  • Magic Johnson ends cease-fire, questions Lakers' leadership

    Magic Johnson ends cease-fire, questions Lakers' leadership
    In late January, Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson declared a cease-fire on the Lakers, deciding to halt his public criticism of the team. Johnson has been critical of owner/executive Jim Buss, and the decision to hire Mike D'Antoni to coach the...
  • Get it together, Lakers: Hire Phil Jackson, already

    Get it together, Lakers: Hire Phil Jackson, already
    They are losing more games by larger margins than anyone could imagine. They are losing more fans in bigger chunks than anyone thought possible. They have lost star players to injuries, star free agents to other teams, star power in their building to...
  • Lakers can't afford to let Phil Jackson get away again

    Lakers can't afford to let Phil Jackson get away again
    The New York Knicks won’t know what kind of basketball executive they’re getting even if, as reports have indicated, Phil Jackson agrees to join their front office by the end of the week. Will he be as shrewd in constructing a roster as he...