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Ahh, Pau Gasol. As one of the greatest big men in the NBA, the Laker forward is often the difference-maker between the Lake show going deep into the playoffs, or making an early exit. As evidenced over these past couple years, Gasol’s play hasn’t quite been there, and Hollywood’s favorite team got bounced before a [...]
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Hall of Famer and Lakers legend Magic Johnson lashed out on Twitter and TV on Wednesday at the team's recent decision-making, in particular executive vice president Jim Buss' handling of the team's recent head coaching search.
The day began with Johnson tweeting, "The reason I haven't tweeted in 2 days is because I've been mourning Phil Jackson not being...
LOS ANGELES "Brown is a good coach 314 regular-season wins don't lie. He actually has a full season this year to show it. Let him."
I wrote that at the end of last week's "Three Thoughts." I didn't know it was also going to be the end of Mike Brown. But I still stand by what I wrote Mike Brown is a good coach.
He's just not the right coach...
Magic Johnson is no longer a part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, but he's still an influential figure in LA and the NBA community in general. When Mike Brown was fired, Johnson went on the most public of public crusades to get Phil Jackson hired. When that didn't work out, Johnson took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction in Jackson not getting hired (H/T to Kurt...
Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said he chose to hire Mike D’Antoni over fan-favorite and 11-time champion Phil Jackson because he felt D’Antoni’s system would be a better fit for the Lakers current roster. Only time will tell though if he made the right decision.Now no one doubts that D’Antoni’s system can be implemented on the fly much quicker than the triangle system...
LOS ANGELES -- "Brown is a good coach 314 regular-season wins don't lie. He actually has a full season this year to show it. Let him."
I wrote that at the end of last week's "Three Thoughts"; I didn't know it was also going to be the end of Mike Brown.
I still stand by what I wroteMike Brown is a good coach.
He's just not the right coach for...
Although Mike D'Antoni is still on crutches after his recent knee surgery, he's already at work with the Los Angeles Lakers.
D'Antoni coached his first practice with his new team Thursday, four days after the Lakers hired him to replace Mike Brown.
The former Knicks and Suns coach had knee replacement surgery earlier this month, delaying his arrival to take over the...
I have really been intrigued by the saga unfolding out in LA LA land. The Los Angeles Lakers publicly welcomed new head coach Mike D’Antoni to their bench on Friday. Though D’Antoni will never be held in the highest regard in my green goggles, I must say his usually very dry press conferences turned candid and amusing Friday. [...]
The Los Angeles Lakers honored one of the greatest players to ever step on a basketball court on Friday night. The franchise unveiled a statue of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar outside of Staples Center in Los Angeles. His No. 33 had already been retired, and now his patented skyhook has been captured in bronze alongside statues of Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Jerry West and Chick Hearn. The...
Steve Nash has a small non-displaced fracture in the head of his fibula (left leg).
Mike D'Antoni is already making his mark on the Los Angeles Lakers, but it doesn't look like he'll be ready for his debut on the Staples Center sidelines for a few more days.
As long as Kobe Bryant's there, the Lakers may not have too much trouble.
Bryant has averaged 42.0 points in his last three home games against the Phoenix Suns, who have lost seven of eight...
Kobe Bryant had 31 points, Metta World Peace hit five 3-pointers while scoring 22 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers played Mike D'Antoni's style of up-tempo basketball in a 114-102 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
Dwight Howard had 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Lakers improved to 3-1 under interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff with a performance that must have...
Who knew D’Antoni was mildly funny?