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New Lakers coach turns out to be as affable as he is effective in guiding this team in this strange new world. Columnist Bill Plaschke had called him uninspiring and the wrong guy upon his hire.The Lakers have only played four games, but four games were enough to end an era last spring, so it should be enough to form an opinion now.
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In a recent profile of Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown on SI.com (via Media Daily LA), writer Lee Jenkins briefly addresses the fact that when he was a teenager, Brown, much like me, was a huge Dungeons & Dragons dweeb. At Sabin Middle School in Colorado Springs, Mike was the Dungeon Master for [...]
The Lakers reserves help secure a 99-82 victory over New York with a combined 40 points at Staples Center. Steve Blake, Metta World Peace and Jason Kapono led the way in scoring.Instead of Bryant, Gasol and Fisher, the names that mattered most in the fourth quarter Thursday night at Staples Center were Blake, Barnes and Murphy.
It's apparent that 7-footer Andrew Bynum will be more heavily featured in new Coach Mike Brown's offense than he has been in the past—starting Saturday against Denver, when he returns from suspension.When the Lakers interviewed coaches to take over for Phil Jackson , team executive Jim Buss explicitly told candidates Brian Shaw and Mike Brown that Andrew Bynum ...
Throughout his entire coaching career, Mike D'Antoni has been criticized for his teams' lack of defensive talents. In a large NBA market like the Big Apple, the noise and criticism only naturally has gotten louder and louder as D'Antoni entered his fourth season as Knicks head coach, so much so that he brought in Mike Woodson as a defensive preacher.The fact of the matter...
Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers can’t play basketball right now because he is suspended for a cheap shot he delivered in the playoffs. He also can’t drive. In the month of December, Andrew Bynum got three driving tickets. THREE!
His first driving ticket was in Culver City and it was for illegally trying to pass another car. Days later, Andrew Bynum picked up two more driving...
The Los Angeles Lakers already may be getting the hang of new coach Mike Brown's defensive-minded system. Having Andrew Bynum back could make them even tougher at that end of the floor.
Bynum returns from suspension to make his season debut Saturday in the opener of a home-and-home series with the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center.
The league banned Bynum for five games - later...
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points in yet another dynamic performance against the Knicks, and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter for their ninth straight victory over New York, 99-82 Thursday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points in yet another dynamic performance against the Knicks, and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter for their ninth straight victory over New York, 99-82 Thursday night. Pau Gasol had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Lakers, who have won two straight after a 0-2 start to the compressed season.
Dec 31, 3:30 PM | STAPLES Center
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The Lakers will try to cover the spread at STAPLES Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Nuggets in basketball action.
The Lakers bring a 2-2 record (3-1 ATS) to the battle against the 2-1 Nuggets, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 0-4 so far...
The two-game slide to start the season is in the rearview mirror for the Los Angeles Lakers. They're now aiming for a third consecutive win in Saturday's showdown versus the Denver Nuggets in the opener of a home- and-home set at Staples Center.