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  1. Joel Embiid fits Lakers' needs

    J.A. Adande

    Joel Embiid is shaping up as the latest incarnation in the storied lineage of Los Angeles Lakers centers. He's got the back problems of Dwight Howard and the foot problems of Shaquille O'Neal and Pau Gasol. That doesn't mean the Lakers should not ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  2. Pau Gasol's final scene in Lakerland?

    J.A. Adande

    LOS ANGELES -- Pau Gasol looked out onto the court, where the team from his past played the team of his present, then looked up to the scoreboard, where the clock ticked down toward the start of his future. The Memphis Grizzlies, Gasol's team fro...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. Reminisce with '96

    J.A. Adande

    The right side of the NBA Draft Class of 1996 book is getting very thin. Not many pages left to tell the story of this remarkable group of players. The first overall pick in that draft, Allen Iverson, just watched his No. 3 go up to the rafters in Ph...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  4. Phil Jackson's lone branch manager

    J.A. Adande

    LOS ANGELES -- The Phil Jackson coaching tree isn't exactly one of those majestic Norway spruces you see in Rockefeller Center every December. It's more like the sapling in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." It's a mystery that in sports, where imitati...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  5. Minnesota's fast-starting 5

    J.A. Adande

    Some starts matter more than others. The Minnesota Timberwolves' 47-point first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night was good for a spot in the Timberwolves record books, and their 5-2 record is among the most significant in the NBA...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  6. 2013-14 schedule about more than Heat

    J.A. Adande

    Let's take the newly released NBA schedule as a challenge. Can we get through the regular season without making it all about the Miami Heat? They have carried the season storyline ever since LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh assembled in th...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  7. A fresh challenge for Spurs

    J.A. Adande

    SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs are unprepared for the Golden State Warriors. It's not that Gregg Popovich forgot how to coach and has been negligent in his duties leading up to their second-round series opener. It's just that their first-round ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  8. Silky Thoughts: The Wisdom of Wilkes

    J.A. Adande

    Harry How/Getty Images Jamaal Wilkes was honored when his No. 52 was retired by the Lakers on Friday.It was Jamaal Wilkes' night to be honored. Anyone who wants to get better at basketball was the beneficiary. Wilkes saw his golden No. 52 Los Ang...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  9. Title talk absent in Dwight's L.A. welcome

    J.A. Adande

    Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Dwight Howard said all the right things on Friday ... except for the only word that matters in L.A. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Dwight Howard's introductory news conference to the Los Angeles Lakers was plenty long, fil...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  10. The Lakers and the energy tax

    J.A. Adande

    Did you see that New York Times story about how the exorbitant cost of higher education is burdening a generation of college graduates with a collective $1 trillion of debt? That's what the Los Angeles Lakers reminded me of late in Game 7 Saturday ni...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  11. Beware of the bears

    J.A. Adande

    Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE Marc Gasol and O.J. Mayo of Memphis could end up leaving foes with a surprised look. LOS ANGELES -- The Memphis Grizzlies' 102-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night was Memphis' first in 11 tries against the top ...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  12. Farewell to Lacy Banks

    J.A. Adande

    "I've always liked you, Lacy." Those words could have come from an array of people Lacy J. Banks encountered during his four decades of writing for the Chicago Sun-Times. They happened to come from Michael Jordan, during the news conference for hi...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  13. Revisiting the Lakers and Lamar

    J.A. Adande

    One of the strangest developments of this strange season is that the Los Angeles Lakers have been justified for trading Lamar Odom for next to nothing before the start of the season. There were no immediate benefits. They got a first-round draft p...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  14. Stephen Curry ankle update

    J.A. Adande

    Stephen Curry isn't playing for the Golden State Warriors against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night because of his sprained right ankle. He says he won't play against the Utah Jazz Saturday, when he'll have a doctor examine the ankle again. He hope...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  15. Conference call: Realign NBA like the NHL

    J.A. Adande

    Since the NBA was ready to follow the NHL down the sinkhole of a lost season in pursuit of a hard salary cap, perhaps it might want to try to copy the NHL and boldly realign the league. It would make regular-season travel easier, make the TV schedule...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  16. Finally, the real fight

    J.A. Adande

    After 133 days of the lockout, we finally got a clear vision of what the union is fighting for ... even if it took NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver to articulate it. "In order for us to have the competitive balance we want, it restricts player ...

    Blog | November 11, 2011