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LOS ANGELES Its been said that you expect more from the ones that you loveand theres no doubt that Magic Johnson loves the Lakers.
He played for them, coached them and was a team vice president and part owner until he sold his shares in order to partner up with the new Dodger ownership group.
And his expectations for the Lakers are equalor even higherthan that of the most rabid Laker fans.
Ever since the firing of Mike Brown and subsequent hiring of new coach Mike DAntoni, Johnson has made no secret of the fact that he thinks the Buss family and Mitch Kupchak made a bad hire and should have brought back Phil Jackson to run the team.
Monday afternoon at Dodger Stadium following a news conference to introduce the newest Dodger, Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin, he took his frustrations to an entirely new level. He blasted the team he says he loves, and gave it very little chance to turn around a most-disappointing season so far in 2012-13.
We have got to get back to playing solid...
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The mounting frustration over the Lakers’ poor start to the season culminated with new head coach Mike D’Antoni snapping at a media member following the team’s 100-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers, who has been an irritant to most LA sports figures for the past two decades, was grilling D’Antoni over the team’s lack...
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...
Pau Gasol will remain a starter when the tendinitis in his knees subsides to the point that he can play again.
For the time being.
Subject to change.
Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said he wanted to see how the power forward and injured point guard Steve Nash play together before making any adjustments to his lineup.
"I'm not going to mess with Pau," D'Antoni...
Y! Sports reports that Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash is battling a nerve irritation in his left leg. That seems to be the main reason why his return to the lineup has been delayed. Apparently, Nash’s leg fracture has been healed for the past month. The whole nerve irritation is what has been holding him back. Nash has been keeping up with his handles and his...
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash told USA Today Sports that he's unlikely to play for at least another two weeks, as he continues his rehabilitation from a broken leg. Nash has been out since fracturing his left fibula in a collision with Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard on Oct. 31. "I think it will be at least another two weeks," Nash told...
How can we talk about the Los Angeles Lakers without continuing to question Pau Gasol and whether or not he's going to stick around or be shipped off?
CLEVELAND -- Mike D'Antoni stood outside the visiting locker room and stared at the ground.
His eyes were bloodshot, his hair a mess, his tie out of sorts. It was as if he had spent the previous 48 minutes tumbling in a clothes dryer.
"The state that we're in, that's inexcusable, and we've got to figure it out," he said.
D'Antoni was speaking after...
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace, who has his hands in many pots, released his new music video for the track “Represented.” I am a big fan of Metta off the court, but it is hard to get behind this video in an extremely supportive fashion.
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The Lakers fell to 9-13 on the season with a 100-94 loss at the Cavaliers.
Modern-day sporting legends face-off: Lio Messi v Kobe Bryant - originally posted on Soccerlens.comLionel Messi goes all out against the Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, Kobe Bryant. What they’re fighting over is an autograph, in this Turkish Airlines TV commercial.
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LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeles Lakers lost four of five games to begin the season, capped off by a defeat against the Utah Jazz, coach Mike Brown was fired days later. Maybe new coach Mike D'Antoni should watch out. The Jazz sent the Lakers to their fourth loss in five games with a 117-110 decision at Staples Center on Sunday night. Utah held on at the end despite...
Steve Nash suffered a nerve irritation during his rehabilitation.
CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers ran into one of the all-time greats. But not even Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant's season-high 42 points could ruin the return of Cavs guard Kyrie Irving on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Irving had 28 points, six rebounds and a season-high 11 assists in the Cavs' exciting 100-94 victory over the struggling Lakers. He had missed the previous...
When the Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson as their new coach last month, Lakers legend Magic Johnson publicly voiced his displeasure. The Lakers sported a 4-7 record entering Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, prompting Johnson to take another shot at his former team. Speaking at a Tuesday press conference in which the Los Angeles...