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  1. Steve Jobs, Kobe Bryant, and the 2012-13 Lakers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The question of how Kobe Bryant will adjust to playing with the new, elite talent around him has led a healthy percentage of Lakers-related conversations since the team traded first for Steve Nash, then Dwight Howard. Bryant is, to say the least, a d...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  2. Sunday Conversation: Dwight Howard

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lakers center Dwight Howard joined Ric Bucher for SportsCenter's Sunday Conversation this week. In a wide-ranging interview, Howard talked about the pain in his back pushing him to surgery, his rehab and recovery, what it means to join the Lakers,...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  3. Game 7 is an opportunity, and a major challenge

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In Denver, the conversation around Saturday's Game 7 at Staples is entirely optimistic. The question is "What if they win?" They're the team playing with house money, only now discovering potential that even if it doesn't get them over the top in ...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  4. Thursday practice video -- Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, Mike Brown

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Andrew Bynum was the subject of much conversation Thursday in El Segundo, but wasn't the only topic. Other things came up, too, from the play of Pau Gasol to conversations about altitude ahead of Game 3 to what appears the best way to bond with Kobe ...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  5. Ramon Sessions: Jelling with Kobe comes with time, reps

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In the wake of Tuesday's loss to Houston, two big topics of conversation quickly emerged. First, people really want Ramon Sessions in the starting lineup. Second, with Sessions available, the Lakers need to re-think their fourth quarter offense and g...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  6. Mitch Kupchak on Derek Fisher, Ramon Sessions deals (video)

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Following a very busy morning for the Lakers ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline, Mitch Kupchak spent about 35 minutes with the media. The addition of Ramon Sessions to L.A.'s backcourt was obviously a topic of conversation, but not surprisingly K...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  7. Chat transcript!

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The room has closed for business, but you can still check out the conversation. Among the talking points: Gilbert Arenas vs. J.R. Smith... Mike Brown vs. Metta World Peace... and the trade deadline vs. the limited resources at Mitch Kupchak's disposa...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  8. Lakers Late Night Replay vs. New York

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers drop to 2-3 on the trip with a 92-85 loss to the Knicks at the Garden. We hit on the high notes, which didn't take all that long, and all of the low ones in Friday's edition of Lakers Late Night. Among the big topics of conversation: ...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  9. Daydreaming about D-Will

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Dwight Howard is, and will continue to be the superstar most heavily rumored to land in L.A.. Still, as's Ramona Shelburne notes, it's worth keeping New Jersey's Deron Williams on the radar: "While the Lakers had extended conversations wi...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  10. Chat transcript

    Brian Kamenetzky

    A lively conversation it was, which is to be expected after Tuesday's win over the Rockets. Among the talking points raised by readers: - Andrew Bynum's 20/20 game, and whether the Lakers should still move him for Dwight Howard if possible. -...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  11. Podcast Question of the Day: Mike Brown and honeymoons

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In the newest edition of The Forum, we join TrueHoop's Kevin Arnovitz asking what might happen should the Clippers get off to a mediocre start, given high expectations surrounding the team. Needless to say, a lot of the conversation centers around co...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  12. Shaq calls Kobe the "greatest Laker of all time"

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Last week, we had a fantastic conversation with legendary basketball writer Jackie MacMullan who co-authored with Shaquille O'Neal his new book "Shaq Uncut: My Story." She laid out all the ups and downs of the extremely productive, extremely dramatic...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  13. Chat Transcript -- Lockout edition

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Not surprisingly, today's chat centered around the lockout, and Monday's action canceling the first two weeks of the season. Can't say it's the chipper-est of conversations, but it is, as they say, what it is. Don't blame us, we'd rather be talking r...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  14. PodKast: Shawn Ryan, writer and executive producer of "The Shield...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Last week was a big one over in the Land O'Lakers in regards to Hollywood. Hopefully you had a chance to listen to our conversations with Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, and veteran character actor J.K. Simmons (The Closer, Oz, Juno). If not, I'd enco...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  15. Wednesday Chat Transcript

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Let me tell you, people, the conversation today was crackling. Crackling! Did I mention it was crackling? Among the topics of conversation: Can Kobe catch the Cap for the all-time points lead? Where do the Lakers stack up among favorites for ne...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  16. Kobe & Lakers take care of staff, Luke Walton to coach during loc...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In an interesting twist to the conversation about what NBA players will do to keep themselves busy during the lockout,'s Andy Katz and Diamond Leung report Lakers forward Luke Walton has agreed to become an assistant coach for the Memphis Ti...

    Blog | August 22, 2011