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  1. Help John Ireland Walk for Autism

    John Ireland

    Can you help an obnoxious, know-it-all, loudmouth sports guy out?

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  2. John Ireland: George Karl's cancer battle is sobering reality

    John Ireland

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers made easy work of the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to three with a 122-99 victory at Staples Center. L.A. will play six of the next seven games on the road, starting with Thursd...

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2010
  3. John Ireland: Los Angeles Lakers' two-sided win over Nuggets

    John Ireland

    Talk about a tale of two halves. In the first half on Sunday at Staples Center, the Nuggets did almost everything right against the Lakers. The Nuggets were clearly the more aggressive team, getting to the free throw line 23 times -- compared to j...

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2010
  4. John Ireland: Los Angeles Lakers sleepwalk with Denver Nuggets lo...

    John Ireland

    On paper, the Lakers' matchup with Philadelphia on Friday night looked like a classic "trap" game. The 76ers are one of the NBA's worst teams this season, and came into the game with a 22-35 record (10-17 on the road). The Lakers came in at 43-15 (2...

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2010
  5. John Ireland: Los Angeles Lakers-Dallas Mavericks playoff series ...

    John Ireland

    DALLAS -- After carrying the load for the Lakers on Tuesday night in Memphis, Tenn., Kobe Bryant took a different road Wednesday. Against the Grizzlies, Bryant led the team in scoring, minutes and assists in the first quarter. At the end of one in Da...

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2010
  6. John Ireland: No surprise that Kobe Bryant has the answers

    John Ireland

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Several questions surrounded Kobe Bryant's return to the Lakers on Tuesday night. Would Bryant ease back into the lineup after missing the previous five games? Would he pick up where he left off in Memphis three weeks ago, when he ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  7. John Ireland: Are the Los Angeles Lakers still the team to beat?

    John Ireland

    Thursday turned out to be a long, strange day for the Lakers. First they watched several of their top competitors make trade deadline deals, while they stood pat. Then, playing without Kobe Bryant, they watched the Celtics put an end to L.A.'s four-g...

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2010
  8. John Ireland: Money won't keep Los Angeles Lakers from trading

    John Ireland

    The NBA trade deadline is set for noon Thursday, and until that time, no team will rest easy. On the surface, it would appear the last thing the Lakers need is a trade. After beating Golden State on Tuesday night, they've won four games in a row, al...

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2010
  9. John Ireland: Don't understate the Los Angeles Lakers' win in Uta...

    John Ireland

    SALT LAKE CITY -- The Lakers came up with their best effort of the season Wednesday night in Utah, upsetting the Jazz 96-81 despite being without either Kobe Bryant or Andrew Bynum. It's almost impossible to overstate how hard it is to beat the Jazz...

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2010
  10. John Ireland: changing tune on resting stars

    John Ireland

    The Lakers had arguably the best team win of the year on Monday night, beating San Antonio without Andrew Bynum and Kobe Bryant. On paper, L.A. didn't appear to have much of a chance, and that's exactly how the game started. The Spurs jumped out to...

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2010
  11. John Ireland: Los Angeles Lakers can't keep winning without Kobe ...

    John Ireland

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out the Lakers' inexplicable five-year losing streak in Portland, so it figures that L.A. would end the nine-game streak on the second night of a back-to-back and without injured Andrew Bynu...

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2010
  12. John Ireland: Denver Nuggets a tougher team than predicted

    John Ireland

    The Lakers may be the defending NBA champions and the favorites to repeat again this year, but don't tell that to the Denver Nuggets. Even without Carmelo Anthony, the Nuggets beat the Lakers for the second time this year on Friday night, 126-113 at...

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2010
  13. John Ireland: Phil Jackson goes from Mr. Mom to Mr. Laker.

    John Ireland

    Phil Jackson almost never went into coaching. When his playing days were over in 1980, he followed the advice of the NBA Players Association and took a career aptitude test. "It said I would make a good outdoor adventurer, nursery school teacher, l...

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2010
  14. Pau Gasol trade worked for Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies

    John Ireland

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Some trades -- not many, but some -- work out for both sides. Exactly two years ago, Feb. 1, 2008, the Lakers made the trade heard 'round the world: Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, Marc Gasol and two No. 1 picks for P...

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2010
  15. John Ireland: Passing Jerry West means a lot to Kobe Bryant

    John Ireland

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- One thing I've learned in covering Kobe Bryant over the past 14 years: He rarely cares about statistics. But when he passed Jerry West on Monday night in Memphis to become the Lakers' all-time leading scorer, it meant something, "...

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2010
  16. John Ireland: Los Angeles Lakers still the ones, but Boston Celti...

    John Ireland

    BOSTON -- After the Lakers beat the Celtics 90-89 on Sunday in Boston, I asked Phil Jackson if it was the team's best road win of the year. "We had one in Dallas," Jackson said, "where I think we played better. But considering the history between th...

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2010