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  • Lakers fans overwhelmingly predict a three-peat, but believe Kobe Bryant won't win a league MVP

     
    These poll results shouldn't come as a surprise. The Lakers are back-to-back champions. The poll respondents are Lakers fans. And I recorded similar sentiments just before the preseason. I surely expected an overwhelming number of Lakers fans in the...
  • Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 105-102 overtime victory over Golden State Warriors

     
    -- The Times' Broderick Turner looks at comments by Lakers Coach Phil Jackson to assistant Brian Shaw that he remains unsatisfied with the team's defense. -- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding breaks down the Lakers' roster. -- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy...
  • New Lakers poll questions to assess the 2010-11 season

     
    The wait has nearly ended, but there's still one more day of excitement, analysis and speculation before the actual games begin. If fans on the L.A. Times Lakers blog are correct, the Lakers' road to three-peat begins Tuesday when they host their season...
  • Phil Jackson says he will determine Kobe Bryant's playing time in season opener during game

     
    With Kobe Bryant continuing rehab on his surgically repaired right knee, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said he remains flexible on how much he'll play him during the team's season opener Tuesday against Houston. "We'll see how it goes," Jackson said Monday...
  • Breaking down the Lakers' roster

     
    Lakers forward Ron Artest 2010 preseason stats: Artest appeared in all eight games, averaging 10.8 points on 43.8% shooting in 26.9 minutes per contest, and went 10 of 24 from three-point range (41.7%). Outlook: Artest entered training camp weighing 250...
  • Lakers enter season opener with cautious optimism

     
    Lakers Coach Phil Jackson stayed at home, with flu-like symptoms keeping him in bed. But he still felt healthy enough and interested enough to catch on tape the Lakers' last two preseason games -- a 120-99 victory in San Diego on Thursday over Golden...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers preparing for the regular season

     
    --The Times' Broderick Turner explains what the Lakers' coaching staff want out of Pau Gasol. --The Times' Mark Heisler believes the Lakers will win the West, but predicts it won't be easy. --Check out Ron Artest's new freestyle. --ESPN's NBA writers size...
  • Lakers waive Trey Johnson and Drew Naymick

     
    The Lakers released training camp invitees Trey Johnson and Drew Naymick on Thursday, putting the team's roster at 14. The Lakers entered the preseason with four training camp invitees but released Anthony Roberson and Russell Hicks just before the team's...
  • Ron Artest has kept a consistent shooting stroke during the preseason

     
    Numerous hand gestures to Matt Barnes and Theo Ratliff helped direct them to the right places within the triangle offense. But this guidance during the Lakers' 82-74 preseason loss Tuesday to the Utah Jazz didn't come from Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Derek...
  • 5 things to take away from Lakers' 120-99 preseason victory over Golden State Warriors

     
    1. Head coaching experience should benefit Brian Shaw -- It's incredibly hard and unfair to judge him on coaching an exhibition game for several reasons. He's just holding the fort for Phil Jackson, who missed the trip to San Diego on Thursday for the...
  • Clippers' Eric Gordon and DeAndre Jordan expect Steve Blake to 'fit in well' with the Lakers

     
    Steve Blake walked onto the floor at Staples Center donning a Clippers uniform without really knowing much about his teammates. He had just been part of a trade the day before that sent him and his teammate, Travis Outlaw, to L.A. for Clippers forward...