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  1. 5 questions facing the Lakers under Mike D'Antoni

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Nobody in the stands at Staples Center this weekend was chanting "We want Mike" -- and not just because doing so would potentially have sent mixed messages to management. No, the locals wanted Phil Jackson, and thought they were getting him. (In f...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  2. Rapid Reaction: Lakers fire Mike Brown

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Vote of Confidence strikes again. About a day after Lakers executive vice president Jim Buss expressed support for head coach Mike Brown, the Lakers have fired him. Not going to lie -- I'm a little surprised the Lakers moved this fast, but ...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  3. Dorell Wright believes Andrew Bynum is better than Dwight Howard

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In related news, Dorell Wright and Andrew Bynum are new teammates on the Sixers. That said, here's what he told John Mitchell of the Philly Inquirer: "He's going to need two defenders to stop him; I would say he's the best big man in the NBA right n...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  4. Financial pressures emphasize L.A.'s small window

    Brian Kamenetzky

    We've touched on this before, but whenever the numbers are written out in one place -- as the L.A. Times' Ben Bolch does here -- they're worth a mention. The Lakers have for this year and next undertaken a massive, and growing, financial commitment: ...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  5. Mike Brown to the hot seat

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The 2011-12 season was difficult for the Lakers. Whatever shred of opportunity to properly integrate new systems on both sides of the ball under coach Mike Brown in the wake of the lockout -- and it wasn't much -- evaporated in the fallout of the nix...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  6. Mitch Kupchak: Quotes from Friday's press conference

    Brian Kamenetzky

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- After months (and months and months and months) of speculation, the trade finally bringing Dwight Howard to Los Angeles came together quickly. So, too, did the press conference. Howard and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak met the media F...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  7. Jim Buss should not scare you anymore

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The happiest days at the Toyota Sports Center over the past few months have been enjoyed not by the Lakers, but the Los Angeles Kings, who train in the same El Segundo complex. It had been a while since the basketball folks had something to cheer ...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  8. Dr. Buss hospitalized

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss has been hospitalized, with dehydration. The team released a statement: "In response to media inquiries and to dispel rumors and inaccurate reports, we'd like to state that Dr. Buss is in a local hospital where he is b...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  9. Sources: Portland interested in Mitch Kupchak

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Blazers owner Paul Allen is a rich man, and according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Chris Broussard, has his eyes and giant wallet aimed towards Mitch Kupchak to fill Portland's currently unoccupied general manager gig: "Kupchak is one of the Blazers' to...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  10. Report: Lakers reject offer for Michael Beasley

    Brian Kamenetzky

    After he dropped 27 points on the Clippers last night, we were hit with a ton of tweets and questions in today's chat about when the Lakers would bring in Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley. According to ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard, apparen...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  11. Know your NBA owners: Where Dr. Buss fits in

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Save Mark Cuban, aside from the most dedicated enthusiasts getting their Herb Kohl fix on C-SPAN, NBA fans generally don't see much of NBA owners. But while their low profile collectively lends to a sense of sameness, this group of 30 men (31, I supp...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  12. The Lakers should worry about now now, and later later

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Accustomed as they are to almost absurd levels of star-driven, death-and-taxes, "Hey, another eastern sunrise!" success, Lakers fans aren't shy about looking to the future. They want assurances of continued success in a post-Kobe Bryant era. A little...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  13. Mind your own business, hockey!

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Interesting note passed on by Kurt Helin at (one forwarded from's Ric Bucher): Six NBA owners also own or have recently owned NHL teams. That league, of course, lost the entire 2004-05 season thanks to labor trouble, bu...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  14. The new rules won't help the Lakers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    When the Sacramento Kings appeared destined to become the Anaheim Royals, the Lakers objected to the move. Still, beyond some real economic considerations related to the team's TV upcoming TV deal with Time Warner, even with a third team in the L.A./...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  15. Mike Brown introduced as Lakers coach: Press conference video

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Tuesday afternoon in El Segundo, the Lakers officially introduced Mike Brown as their new head coach. First impressions: He seems like an intensely hard working, highly prepared, and genuinely good guy. (He's also a joy to transcribe, in contrast to ...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  16. The Triangle: On (wait for it...) Mike Brown

    Brian Kamenetzky

    What else would we have talked about when hitting the studio Wednesday night? (I lobbied for five questions about Theo Ratliff, but was outvoted.) Joining us on the panel is 710 ESPN's hoops analyst Dave Miller. Among the questions asked: Did ...

    Blog | May 26, 2011