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  1. Q&A: James Worthy on NBA draft lottery

    Dave McMenamin

    NEW YORK -- His No. 42 is hanging up in the rafters at Staples Center, but James Worthy will be rooting for 21.5 on Tuesday at the NBA draft lottery in Times Square. As in, the Lakers have a 21.5 percent chance of vaulting up to one of the top th...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. Kobe Bryant wants role in picking Los Angeles Lakers' next coach

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant, speaking publicly for the first time since Mike D'Antoni resigned from the Los Angeles Lakers, expressed apathy about the turn of events, while saying he would, however, like to have an active role in the search for a new coach.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  3. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers speaks with team's front office...

    Dave McMenamin

    After openly questioning Lakers management and declaring he has no patience for a rebuilding effort in L.A., Kobe Bryant has since opened up communication with the Lakers front office, the 18-year veteran said in a conversation with ESPN's Darren Rovell.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2014
  4. Los Angeles Lakers honor Jerry Buss with bobblehead, video tribut...

    Dave McMenamin

    A day after what would have been the late Dr. Jerry Buss' 81st birthday, the Los Angeles Lakers celebrated the legendary team owner's life during their game against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  5. Four major questions facing the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014

    Dave McMenamin

    Four major questions face the Lakers in 2014, starting with what to do with Pau Gasol.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  6. Bryant training at all hours for return

    Dave McMenamin

    I covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time during my interview with Kobe Bryant at the Nike Kobe 9 Elite launch event on Wednesday. Most of it was captured on video here (his thoughts on the final 230 games of his career and ESPN.com's No. 2...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 116, Clippers 103

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- The faces were new. The expectations were lowered. The product was ... better? You bet it was. Dwight Howard? Who needs him. Kobe Bryant? Take your time with that left leg. Somewhere, Dr. Jerry Buss is smiling. It may ha...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  8. 2012-13 Lakers report card: Coaching staff and front office

    Dave McMenamin

    Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports For a franchise that has won 16 titles, any Los Angeles Lakers season that doesn't end with a championship is considered a failure. But rather than just dole out a blanket "F" for the Lakers' disappointing 2012-13 ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  9. Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss remembered at memorial servic...

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss was remembered in true "Showtime" fashion Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  10. Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash passes Magic Johnson for four...

    Dave McMenamin

    On the night the Lakers honored the late Jerry Buss, the architect of "Showtime," Steve Nash passed the legendary point guard in charge of those run-and-gun teams.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 113, Celtics 99

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- What better way could the Los Angeles Lakers honor their late owner, Dr. Jerry Buss, than by sticking it to their bitter rivals in the Boston Celtics? In what was an emotional night from the start with the Lakers paying tribute to B...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  12. Los Angeles Lakers honor late owner Dr. Jerry Buss

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant once told Dr. Jerry Buss that he wanted the Los Angeles Lakers owner to be announced at center court so Buss could receive the recognition from the fans he deserved.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  13. David Stern remembers Dr. Jerry Buss

    Dave McMenamin

    David Stern will retire as NBA commissioner next spring after a long run with the league that started full time when he was hired as the NBA's general counsel in 1978, one year before Dr. Jerry Buss bought the Los Angeles Lakers. Both the Lakers a...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  14. Los Angeles Lakers mourn death of owner Jerry Buss

    Dave McMenamin

    Before the Los Angeles Lakers could move on with the second half of the season following the All-Star break, they were left looking back at the life of legendary owner Dr. Jerry Buss.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  15. Questions after loss of Jerry Buss

    Dave McMenamin

    The Los Angeles Lakers on Monday lost their patriarch, Dr. Jerry Buss. Buss was long the symbol of stability for a franchise that has had its fair share of Hollywood drama throughout the years. Where will the Lakers go without his guiding presence? H...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  16. Buss family statement: Lakers not for sale

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Since Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss bought the team in 1979, the Lakers franchise has become one of the most recognizable and successful brand names in all of sports, winning 10 NBA championships and gaining worldwide popular...

    Blog | January 25, 2013