Found October 20, 2011 on Lakers Nation:

Backboard Breaker Darvin Ham Joins Lakers Coaching Staff -- Rumors is a post from: Lakers Nation | Lakers Forum | Lakers Gear

Former Texas Tech star, Darvin Ham, will be joining Mike Brown’s coaching staff in a rather surprising hiring. Ham’s main claim to fame has been his Sports Illustrated cover where he was photographed shattering the backboard in the 1996 NCAA Tournament.

Darvin also has a history with Kobe Bryant, as he was a fellow competitor in the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest, where Kobe eventually took home the trophy.

Here you can see Darvin competing in the dunk contest as a part of the Denver Nuggets in ’97.


Kobe Bryant Signed On to Lead NBA Stars Around the World

Kobe Bryant Signed On to Lead NBA Stars Around the World is a post from: Lakers Nation | Lakers Forum | Lakers Gear A myriad of NBA stars are finalizing a two-week, six-game, three-continent basketball tour with stops in Puerto Rico, London, Macau and Australia. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will be one of the likely 16 players that will participate in this massive world...

Fisher: You Were Lied To Earlier

Derek Fisher said the players want to keep on negotiating.

Remember Bill Sharman for the streak, not the squeak

As Lakers coach, he lost his voice 40 years ago, but he didn't lose many games, leading the team to its first title in Los Angeles during a historic season.If he had one, Bill Sharman would be the voice of the Lakers past.

Kobe Bryant's Negotiations With Italian Club, Virtus Bologna

While NBA players and teams try to figure out the lockout, the owner of Italian club Virtus Bologna Claudio Sabatini and Kobe Bryant go through talks.

'West by West' review: Jerry West reveals abuse, depression

'West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life' review: Jerry West's brutally candid autobiography shows that the Lakers Hall of Fame guard has a lot of demons.Jerry West is going to hate his autobiography. I will repeat that, for any among you who wish to call a timeout for a further review of the previous sentence. Jerry West is going to hate his autobiography.
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