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  1. Kobe finally proving to be human

    Dave McMenamin

    The first thing that popped into my head when it became official that Kobe Bryant was going to miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season with a fracture in his left knee was a quote he uttered back in December 2009 after twisting the same knee in a ga...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  2. Defense remains demoralizing for Lakers

    Dave McMenamin

    DENVER -- It was some 16 months ago when Mike D'Antoni gave his introductory news conference with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was admittedly still a little loopy from pain medicine following reconstructive knee surgery, but regardless, the coach jokin...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. Shaw: Jackson suited for front-office role

    Dave McMenamin

    DENVER -- There are few people on this earth who understand the inner workings of the Los Angeles Lakers -- both past and present -- as well as Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw. After having been a teammate of Kobe Bryant's for four seasons and an ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  4. Los Angeles Lakers talk state of team after rout by Los Angeles C...

    Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin

    After a series of discussions following a stretch of historically bad losses this week, the Los Angeles Lakers do not believe that an in-season coaching change will help the team and remain inclined to support Mike D'Antoni over the final 19 games of the

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  5. USA Basketball to announce wide variety of standouts for new 28-p...

    Marc Stein and Dave McMenamin

    USA Basketball announced Thursday its 28-player pool for the next three summers that features a wide variety of American standouts.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  6. D'Antoni leans on Pau Gasol

    Dave McMenamin

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- After not playing three times in a five-game span because of an upper respiratory infection, Pau Gasol has returned to the lineup the past two games, averaging 24 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.5 blocks. He was as g...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  7. Rapid Reaction: Bucks 94, Lakers 79

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- It was New Year's resolutions time for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, only the franchise's same old woes of 2013 -- injuries, inconsistent play, a general feeling of malaise -- stuck around for one more night before the calendar fl...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  8. With soft schedule, Los Angeles Lakers can get back to .500 befor...

    Dave McMenamin

    A soft spot in their schedule give the Los Angeles Lakers a chance to get back to .500 before 2014.

    Story | Conversation | December 25, 2013
  9. Lakers at the 10-game mark: Judge away

    Dave McMenamin

    DENVER -- Whenever a new president is elected, a grace period is granted for 100 days before the public and the press weigh in with the first report card on his progress. A presidential term is four years, or 1,460 days, so the initial grading per...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  10. Rapid Reaction: Nuggets 111, Lakers 99

    Dave McMenamin

    DENVER -- Former Denver Nuggets head coach and current ESPN NBA analyst George Karl once pushed the idea that one way to improve the league would be to do away with back-to-back games and reduce the 82-game schedule to around 65 nights when both team...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. Shaw uses Kobe as coaching tool

    Dave McMenamin

    DENVER -- Kobe Bryant has picked up the moniker "Coach Kobe" in recent seasons because of a couple of stretches when he has been injured and focused his attention toward instructing his teammates on the bench. Turns out that at the same time, Bryant'...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  12. D'Antoni rings in one-year anniversary

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Mike D'Antoni's being named head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The occasion hardly put D'Antoni in a celebratory move, however. "The weather is really good," D'Antoni joked before the La...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Wolves 113, Lakers 90

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Before Sunday's game, Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni was asked to reflect on the franchise's 22-game winning streak against the night's opponent, the Minnesota Timberwolves. "It doesn't mean anything," D'Antoni said. The...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  14. Los Angeles Lakers' Wesley Johnson has tendon strain

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed he has a strained tendon in his left foot. Johnson was held out of practice Monday, and the Lakers are calling his status day to day.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  15. Injury update: Johnson, Henry suffer setbacks

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Wesley Johnson has been a star during Los Angeles Lakers training camp, receiving daily compliments from teammates and the coaching staff in the press. And Xavier Henry, with a combined 44 points in L.A.'s first two preseason games, ha...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Nuggets 97, Lakers 88

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Well, the Los Angeles Lakers won't be following up last preseason's 0-8 with an 8-0 one. A night after looking sharp as a tack in their exhibition opener against the Golden State Warriors, the Lakers were dull as a human resources-r...

    Blog | October 06, 2013