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  1. PodKast: The Mikes, PJ and Bernie

    Andy Kamenetzky

    There are occasionally periods when the news cycle doesn't provide us much in the way of juicy topics for the podKast. Safe to say, this isn't one of those periods. Plenty to chop up, with Mike Brown out, Mike D'Antoni in, and Phil Jackson -- along w...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  2. Lakers vs. Kings: What to watch

    Andy Kamenetzky

    With so much tension swirling around the Los Angeles Lakers since their poor start, it wasn't shocking to see a lot of energy channeled into a walloping Friday win over Golden State. This was a team clearly in need of a cathartic release, and Mike...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  3. Practice report: A building-block win, Dwight's All-Star beef

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Monday afternoon in El Segundo, Calif., with the monkey of the first win finally off their backs, the Los Angeles Lakers were a collectively spirited bunch. Before practice was opened to the media, hoots, hollers and general enthusiasm could be heard...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 108, Pistons 79

    Andy Kamenetzky

    I get to keep living in Los Angeles! Sweet!!! After a tortuous start to the season, the Los Angeles Lakers finally recorded their first win. Obviously, the caliber of opponent does matter, and the Detroit Pistons are in fact a horrible t...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  5. Practice report: Bodily updates, the second unit and DPOY claims

    Andy Kamenetzky

    In the eyes of many NBA pundits and fans, two factors are commonly cited as the biggest threats to the Los Angeles Lakers' championship quest: health and chemistry. Both elements have reared their ugly heads during a heretofore winless preseason, oft...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction: Kings 99, Lakers 92

    Andy Kamenetzky

    LOS ANGELES -- Yes, the Los Angeles Lakers remain 0-for-the preseason, but all defeats are not created equally. With Dwight Howard's long-awaited debut finally in the books, the vision of what this team may look like moving forward became more clear....

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  7. Celtics to sign Leandro Barbosa ... and that's fine.

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Why a headline in this neck of the woods regarding news about the enemy? Because Los Angeles Lakers fans have inquired throughout the offseason about the Brazilian Blur landing in L.A. A lot. After all, Leandro Barbosa is a "name," and fans are...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  8. Jordan Hill sidelined with a back injury

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The No. 1 goal of the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason -- above developing chemistry, conditioning and the increased understanding of a new system -- is to emerge unbitten by the injury bug. Period. End of story. Especially for a team collectively long ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  9. Dwight and Shaq are not besties (and other practice notes)

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Not that friction between the two big men is a government secret, of course. Shaquille O'Neal was the first big man drafted No. 1 overall by the Orlando Magic and the first to adopt a Superman persona. He's also made perfectly clear the notion of a "...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. Veteran Antawn Jamison excited to join Los Angeles Lakers, compet...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Veteran forward Antawn Jamison was all smiles during his introductory news conference with the Los Angeles Lakers at their facilities in El Segundo.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  11. Ode to joy

    Andy Kamenetzky

    As far as livings go, "professional athlete" isn't the worst by which to make your money. For starters, said money is often ludicrously good for stars and even generous for those along the fringes. On top of that wealth, your world becomes an oyster ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  12. The impact of Metta World Peace's seven-game suspension

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Newton's third law contends that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Using that principle as a guide, Metta World Peace met the side of James Harden's head on Sunday with a fairly vicious elbow, laying out the likely NBA Sixth ...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  13. Andrew Bynum sidelined against the Nets, fined by the Lakers

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Not a happy Tuesday for the Lakers' All-Star center. To begin, as reported by our man Dave McMenamin, Andrew Bynum won't play in Tuesday's game against the visiting New Jersey Nets as the result of a moderately sprained ankle sustained Sunday against...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  14. Los Angeles Lakers' Mike Brown says he can't afford to limit Kobe...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    With the playoffs approaching and the Lakers still working out kinks and jockeying for position in the standings, Mike Brown doesn't have the luxury of limiting Kobe Bryant's minutes.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  15. Ramon Sessions to start against the Blazers

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Per Dave McMenamin: Ramon Sessions will be the Los Angeles Lakers' starting point guard Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers. "I'm going to start Sessions tonight," Lakers coach Mike Brown told reporters after the Lakers' shootaround F...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  16. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 109, Mavericks 93

    Andy Kamenetzky

    As I said to ESPN Dallas' Jeff Caplan in today's "What to Watch," nothing has focused these Los Angeles Lakers more throughout this season than genuine animosity toward a particular opponent. Now 3-0 against the team that ended their title run las...

    Blog | March 21, 2012