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Los Angeles Lakers
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It took the Los Angeles Lakers only five games this season to get rid of head coach Mike Brown, so maybe Mike D'Antoni can point to this as one of his few accomplishments since taking over the job: He made it more than twice as far before it became time to wonder if the same fate should await him.
If that sounds like crazy talk, well, so does the fact that the Lakers are 4-8 under D'Antoni, 9-13 overall, 12th in the Western Conference and on Tuesday night were manhandled by a Cleveland Cavaliers team that entered the game with just four wins.
There's also the fact it would be absurd to pay three coaches -- Mike Brown and, if he were fired, D'Antoni and presumably Phil Jackson -- for the same season. The question is whether it would be more absurd to miss the playoffs with a team featuring Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard, to say nothing of the now-injured Pau Gasol and Steve Nash.
This Lakers team is built around the same concept that defined the Heat during the Big ...
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The Los Angeles Lakers are crumbling. The primary response to their recent addiction to losing is that they are waiting on point guard Steve Nash to return from injury to get the party started.
New coach Mike D’Antoni’s system has flourished in the past with Nash at the helm.
Cutting to the chase, it’s going to be some time before Nash returns according to his recent comments...
CLEVELAND -- Lakers power forward Pau Gasol will sit out Tuesday's game against Cleveland, missing his fifth consecutive game because of knee tendinitis.
The Lakers are 1-3 without Gasol, including a home loss Sunday to Utah.
Cleveland is a woeful 4-17, but the Lakers (9-12) can't take anybody lightly, especially with their unimpressive 2-6 road record.
Gasol played all...
The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling mightily. They have lost eight of their last 11 games and look to be getting worse by the day — particularly on defense late in games. Pau Gasol has been sidelined with a knee injury and has missed the last five games. Four of those have been losses, and Magic Johnson believes the absence of Gasol has been a major factor. “Gasol, to me, is...
Phil Jackson told a camera crew on Wednesday night that, if asked, he would not return to the Los Angeles Lakers bench as their head coach. As Jackson was being filmed by a camera crew from TMZ, one reporter asked if Jackson would return “if they offered you the gig?” Jackson then responded with a [...]
The Lakers are 9-13 and look like trash on defense. We know the Lakers are currently without Pau Gasol and Steve Nash but is Nash really going to save the season? At a little over 20 games into the NBA season, almost a quarter of the way in, it might be time to hit the [...]
When the Los Angeles Lakers arrived in Cleveland, it was familiar ground to Antawn Jamison. The veteran forward returned to Cleveland for the first time since leaving as a free agent this past summer, but it wasn’t Quicken Loans Arena that gave him the chills — it was the bitter December Cleveland weather that smacked him in the face when he got off of the team plane.
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we've shown you some classic clips from our friends over at Network of Champions.In this clip, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard stars in a hilarious parody advertisement asking people to save the center position on the NBA All-Star Ballot:
The Lakers coaching staff was pretty much thrown together a couple weeks back and it showed last night against the Knicks. Kobe Bryant was having some lower back troubles and needed assistance from the Knicks training staff. Not a good look for your team Mike D'Antoni.
The Lakers would go down big early before fighting back late in the game and ultimately losing 116...
Despite being the only team in the NBA that have yet to lose at home and being a game and a half in front of the defending champions for the top spot in the east, the New York Knicks (16-5) will not be the subject of conversation for tonight's first matchup with the Lakers (9-13).
Nothing against the Knicks, but that's how it goes when the team that's been synonymous...
Kobe Bryant would like to see the Los Angeles Lakers play the Washington Generals next.
That won't happen but they will instead see the league's worst team that hails from the nation's capital.
The struggling Lakers have been defenseless during a four-game losing streak heading into Friday night's road matchup with the Washington Wizards.
The Lakers (9-14) fell...
Life is not all well and good in Lakerland. Reporters are asking tough questions about defense that the head coach can't answer because well, Mike D'Antoni has never been able to answer that question. Few knew this move would not work out because we see the real problems with the Lakers (defense) opposed to the fantasies by company men and fans who think the problems...