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  1. Will Lakers, Clippers oppose Kings relocation to Anaheim?

    Mar 7, 2011, 9:46 AM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    Does the greater Los Angeles area really need more NBA teams than New Yorks has, and will have even after the Nets move to Brooklyn? More than Chicago? The Sacramento Kings are serious about a move to Anaheim and negotiations are ongoing. But according to Mitch Lawrence at the New York Post (via Eye On…

  2. Lakers send message to Spurs (and anyone else watching)

    Mar 6, 2011, 7:10 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili

    Phil Jackson did not treat this like any other game. He spent extra time in film preparation for this game, according to ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave Miller (a former Hornet assistant coach). He sent Kobe Bryant back into the fourth quarter of a blowout, when Kobe usually has ice on his knees. With 3:11 left…

  3. Time to see if the Lakers have figured out the Spurs puzzle

    Mar 6, 2011, 12:08 PM EST

    Tim Duncan,  Kobe Bryant

    If it is not Lakers vs. Spurs in a May best-of-seven series to be the Western Conference champion, it will be a little disappointing. Sorry Mr. Cuban, Mr. Durant. It’s not personal, we do like you. You’re teams are entertaining and quite good. But Lakers/Spurs would match the two teams in the West best built…

  4. Spurs keep winning, keep saying Lakers are team to beat

    Mar 5, 2011, 9:15 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers

    I’m done believing the Spurs. I’m not alone on this bandwagon — “the Spurs are the best team in basketball” bandwagon. Just not the Spurs players. They keep saying the Lakers are the best, like they did again before the two teams face off Sunday. Look what they told Fran Blinebury of NBA.com. “They have…

  5. Just how good are the Lakers? Ask again in a week.

    Mar 5, 2011, 11:10 AM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Has anyone figured out these Lakers? Last year’s Lakers had the swagger and game of a champion from the start (despite some in-season lapses). These Lakers are much harder to figure out — they beat the Celtics in Boston, but lose to the Cavaliers. Pau Gasol is Black Swan and White Swan. Andrew Bynum’s focus…

  6. Sorry to do this to you, but the “Khloe & Lamar” promo is here

    Mar 4, 2011, 7:10 PM EST

    AXE Music "One Night Only" Concert Series Featuring Weezer

    Because there is not enough of a crossover between sports and entertainment, we bring you this… The “Khloe & Lamar” trailer. Which Eric Freeman at Ball Don’t Lie found for all of us. We are not sure why or if we should even thank him. We’re afraid to ask how he found it at all.…

  7. George Lopez gives Ron Artest tricked out Lakers car

    Mar 3, 2011, 4:40 PM EST

    Artest_Lakers

    Ron Artest and George Lopez are tight because… well, it’s Los Angeles, those kind of things happen. Lopez is on Artest’s new single “Go Loco” and he’s dropped by the show a couple of times. They are both unreasonably popular considering what they contribute to their business. Lopez has seats you and I can’t afford…

  8. Phil Jackson: Artest runs the offense better than Kobe

    Mar 2, 2011, 12:58 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder

    Now it is time once again for one of Phil Jackson’s favorite mind games: subtle — and not so subtle – messages to players through the media. What would we do all day if it weren’t for them? Today it is Kobe’s turn to be sent a message. Which is rare because Kobe ignore such…

  9. Dwight Howard says he loves Orlando. Right now, anyway.

    Mar 2, 2011, 12:23 PM EST

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    Note to Dwight Howard — if you don’t want people speculating about your future, don’t say things like this. We told you yesterday of the reports that the New Jersey Nets planned to go after Howard when he became a free agent, or before. Of course, Howard was asked about that before the game Tuesday…

  10. Boston’s Danny Ainge learned from history, tries to avoid repeating it

    Feb 24, 2011, 7:50 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

    When the Boston Celtics powerhouse teams of the ‘80s wound down, the wheels came off that franchise. There were a lot of factors; Len Bias was a big one. Current Celtics GM Danny Ainge — a member of those teams — has said the Celtics made a mistake trying to ride the wave all the…

  11. Lakers remind fans why maybe they shouldn’t worry so much

    Feb 23, 2011, 3:15 AM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Those looked like the Lakers everyone expects to see. The Lakers who showed up at Staples Center Tuesday night were up double-digits in the first quarter on a pretty good Hawks team. Those Lakers cruised to a 104-80 win. Those Lakers looked nothing like the ones that dropped three straight games at the end of…

  12. Contenders, pretenders, wish-it-would-enders — taking stock of the NBA at the break

    Feb 18, 2011, 3:33 AM EST

    Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    Welcome to All-Star Weekend, when the NBA takes a break from playing games to talk about trades. And hear about the great parties that the players went to. Then talk about more trades. Then watch an exhibition with less defense than a Cavs-Raptors game. For the rest of us, it’s a good time to take…

  13. Lakers GM Kupchak calls trade “unlikely”

    Feb 18, 2011, 12:39 AM EST

    Mitch Kupchak

    They just lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s inconcievable. So you’d have it right if you thought Lakers fans were talking about trades today. And by talking about we mean obsessing over and demanding. Not going to happen. Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said as much at the unveiling of the Jerry West statue outside of…

  14. Magic Johnson, Larry Bird story headed to Broadway stage

    Feb 17, 2011, 5:52 PM EST

    large_birdmagicgetty

    Well, it’s can’t get worse reviews than Spiderman the Musical. The NBA is teaming up with Eric Simonson and the team that has brought “Lombardi” to Broadway to produce “Magic/Bird,” reports the Chicago Tribune. Just as “Lombardi” was produced with the help of National Football League, “Magic/Bird” will have the backing of the National Basketball…

  15. Video: Christian Eyenga rocks the rim, Lakers

    Feb 17, 2011, 12:27 PM EST

    Pau Gasol

    One play cannot sum up why the Cavaliers beat the Lakers Wednesday night, but this is pretty close. Notice how hard Christian Eyenga is going to the rim. He want’s it. It’s been on-and-off in recent games, but there are nights the Cavaliers bring real energy and attack. Also watch Kobe Bryant get beat on…

  16. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Feb 17, 2011, 10:10 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Philadelphia 76ers

    Kobe Bryant said at shootaround Wednesday afternoon he really felt for Byron Scott. That shoe may be on the other foot, now. Steve Nash has moved past Gary Payton in to seventh on the all-tine assists list. What is Glen Davis doing better to become a Sixth Man of the Year candidate? The Heat are…

  17. The Cavaliers stun the Lakers

    Feb 16, 2011, 10:57 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant, Anthony Parker, Ramon Sessions

    It’s safe to say that the All-Star Break couldn’t be coming at a better time for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers lost the last three games of their recent seven-game road trip, and their struggles culminated in a shocking loss to the woeful Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. The 10-46 Cavaliers were coming off…

  18. Roddy Beaubois to play for Mavericks Wednesday

    Feb 15, 2011, 2:05 PM EST

    roddybeaubois

    The Dallas Mavericks have a better record than the Los Angeles Lakers, but good luck finding someone outside of outside of northeast Texas that thinks they can win a playoff series if the two meet. Thing is, we still haven’t seen the full, healthy Dallas Mavericks. We don’t know how good they really are. But…

  19. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Valentine Day massacres around the league

    Feb 15, 2011, 8:13 AM EST

    Lamar Odom, Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest

    You missed a lot of blowouts (all games were decided by at least 14 points) while trying to prove to your wife/girlfriend you can cook something other than toast (as we were with our wife most of the night, these are going to be pretty short): Bobcats 109, Lakers 89: This was the entirety of…

  20. Are the Heat’s struggles against elite teams significant?

    Feb 14, 2011, 7:27 PM EST

    LeBron Celtics

    After yesterday’s loss to the Boston Celtics, the Heat are now 0-6 against the five top teams in the league in win percentage. Most of those losses have been close, but is the Heat’s record against close teams a harbinger of their eventual playoff downfall? Basketball Reference’s Neil Paine has some data that says otherwise:…

  21. Lakers, Time Warner team up for new L.A cable sports channel

    Feb 14, 2011, 6:03 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Victory Parade

    And the rich get richer… Time Warner Cable — which already provides service to much of the Los Angeles area — will launch a two new regional sports cable channels in the Los Angeles marketplace in 2012 with the Lakers as part of the package, the team and company announced jointly Monday. The Lakers will…

  22. Kobe Bryant to play Monday despite missing shootaround

    Feb 14, 2011, 5:43 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns

    UPDATE 5:43 pm: Like we didn’t all know this is how the story would end. Kobe was the first Laker to the arena Monday and was putting up shots, according to the twitter account of Dave McMenamin with ESPNLosAngeles. He’s going to play. Of course he’s going to play. Did you really expect anything else?…

  23. Where is all the trade chatter?

    Feb 14, 2011, 12:20 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Utah Jazz, Game 6

    It’s 10 days until the NBA trade deadline, and usually right now the chatter among NBA teams about potential deals is ramping up to a huge wave fans everywhere just try to ride. This season, it’s a ripple in a pond. Mark Cuban said this is a pretty standard year. “Relative to other years in…

  24. Magic play some defense, Lakers miss some shots, Magic cruise

    Feb 13, 2011, 6:39 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Pau Gasol

    If you came into this game thinking the Lakers win in Boston was a mirage and they still can’t beat elite teams consistently, you watched this game and felt vindicated. You shouldn’t. If you believe that the Orlando Magic are elite despite recent losses to the Bulls, Heat and Celtics (and even Hornets), that they…

  25. Phil Jackson bids farewell to Madison Square Garden

    Feb 11, 2011, 5:26 PM EST

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    This last tour around the NBA for Phil Jackson has not really been all that filled with fanfare. Probably because he insulted every city he’s been in, then his teams went out and generally stomped the opponent. Not the way one generates a lot of love. But Madison Square Garden, that’s different. That’s where he…

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