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  1. Kobe Bryant: Expects a title, not chasing Michael Jordan

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Kobe Bryant called into Max and Marcellus on 710 ESPN this afternoon -- I believe he appeared on the call screen as "Kobe in Orange County" -- and stayed on the phone for about an hour. Needless to say, with that kind of time there was an incredible ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  2. Lakers at Phoenix: What to watch with Valley of the Suns

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As was made abundantly clear Friday against the Rockets, the Lakers have pitched a tent in Strugglesville on the defensive side of the floor. Only twice in their last 11 games have they limited opponents to a points-per-possession figure lower than t...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  3. PodKast: Michael Cooper on Magic, Bird, socks, USC hoops, and mor...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Tuesday afternoon, I was fortunate to spend some time talking with Lakers great Michael Cooper, an integral part of five championships with the Showtime Lakers, and now coach of the women's basketball team at USC. Long and lean-- very, very lean-- Co...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  4. Why the All-Star Game matters

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Henry Ray Abrams/AFP/Getty Images The meeting between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan in the 1998 All-Star Game has become an iconic moment in the careers of two players constantly compared to each other. It's become fashionable in some circles to r...

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  5. Phil Jackson: On Boston over Miami, Kobe's future as "elite" play...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    You may recall earlier this season when, amidst the hype about the Lakers pushing for 72 wins (those were the days), Phil Jackson said emphatically his team wouldn't get there. But Miami could. Of course, when the Heat soon hit the skids, Jackson als...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  6. Lakers at Minnesota: What to watch

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers have 10 wins. By far the least satisfying was their 99-94 victory over Minnesota at Staples Center almost 10 days ago. The Lakers came in undefeated, tossing opponents aside like orcas do penguins. The Wolves, meanwhile, had spent most of ...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  7. It says more -- much more -- about Michael than Kobe

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I'm not shy about pointing out when I think Lakers fans -- Kobe Bryant fans, specifically -- get a little too reactionary in defense of their guy, turning every slight, real or perceived, into evidence of widespread anti-24 conspiracies. Today, the K...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  8. Mailbag! On records, rookies, rivals, rotations and retired numbe...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Time again to answer a few questions from the ol' Land O'Lakers mailbag! Q: Hi, K brothers! I have questions. Do you think the Miami Heat have a legit chance to break the Lakers' 33 wins in a row? How about Chicago's 72 wins? --Zibo, Newcastle,...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  9. Kobe Bryant and Game 7

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I was talking to a colleague before Tuesday's Game 6 Lakers win, and he and I were doing the same as virtually every other basketball fan on the planet: Trying to guess how the series will play out. I had my doubts about how the Lakers would play, an...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  10. Good reading for a Memorial Day Monday

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As you might suspect, with the entire basketball world focused on the Lakers and Celtics, there's some good reading out there should you need a break from what is a gorgeous holiday Monday in southern California (or be one of those fancy people who c...

    Blog | May 31, 2010
  11. Lakers vs. Suns: Bloggers roundtable preview

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Finally, it's here. The Western Conference Finals are upon us. Lakers vs. Suns. Speed vs. length. Pick-and-roll vs. the triangle. Jack vs. the Gorilla. And while only one of these teams was expected to be here back in October when all the pundi...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  12. Zen Master speaks: PJ with Cowherd, Magic

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lakers head coach Phil Jackson appeared Thursday morning on "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd, hitting on a few juicy topics over 11 minutes of conversation. First, Andrew Bynum. How long, Jackson is asked, are you willing to wait for Drew to reach his p...

    Blog | January 28, 2010