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  1. Welcome to the Lake Freak Show

    Justin Verrier

    On a Friday afternoon almost two years ago, the Los Angeles media hastily assembled in El Segundo for the official announcement of the next great era in Lakers basketball. After coming out of nowhere to win the Steve Nash sweepstakes, the Lakers had ...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  2. Please don't grab Andrew Bogut's nipples

    Justin Verrier

    Reggie Evans has always been the touchy-feely type. Andrew Bogut, speaking to an Australian radio station on Tuesday, reminds us just how up close and personal the burly forward is willing to get. Bogut talks Suarez & recalled Reggie Evans: &q...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  3. Nice Guy Pau Gasol

    Justin Verrier

    Nobody lives in a perfect world, but Pau Gasol's Twitter account sure tries to. The "social" sector of the Interwebs can be twisted fairy tale, a day-to-day life inhabited by trolls and court jesters. But virtually every day Gasol gallantly blasts ou...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  4. Award-winning NBA writing

    Justin Verrier

    The true high-quality performances in Chris Paul's first season with the Clippers came postgame. In the bowels of Staples Center, in the lovely padded press seats, Baxter Holmes, late of the Los Angeles Times, and Kevin Arnovitz, Los Angeles' man abo...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  5. 10 Things To Know: Christmas games

    Justin Verrier

    "I actually feel sorry for people who have nothing to do on Christmas Day other than watch an NBA game." -- Stan Van Gundy Despite concern among the mustachioed and unmustachioed alike, the NBA's Christmas Day lineup has become a holiday unto itse...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  6. Kobe Bryant takes control of his final act

    Justin Verrier

    The final act of Kobe Bryant began with a Facebook link. As the anticipation over his return to the court simmered, the means by which the news of his arrival would be announced became something of a hot topic among media types. With so many repor...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  7. What is Kobe's farewell worth to L.A.?

    Kevin Arnovitz and Justin Verrier

    Kobe Bryant is 35 years old and has yet to play this season because of surgery to repair a torn Achilles, a blow to any athlete at any age. And yet, on Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers signed the aging gunslinger to a two-year extension that will make ...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  8. Daily Dime: Brow beaten but unbowed

    Justin Verrier

    Anthony Davis' start has been prolific, but winning for the Pelicans proves difficult

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  9. Takeaways: Nuggets-Lakers, preseason

    Justin Verrier

    Three observations from the Nuggets' 97-88 victory over the Lakers in preseason play. 1. Young, at heart Nick Young indeed has it all. Not only is the smiley Los Angeles native and former USC 2-guard playing for his hometown Lakers, alongside lon...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  10. The expectation game

    Justin Verrier

    No games can be won or lost in the offseason, but in the five months since being swept out of the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs, the Lakers have seemingly lost what has largely defined the franchise in its five decades in Los Angeles: the power o...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  11. Bulls, Blazers should be higher in Uni Watch Power Rankings

    Justin Verrier

    Jim Caple: Uni Watch Power Rankings underrate Dodgers, Tigers, Yankees and yes, even Marlins.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  12. Daily Dime

    Justin Verrier

    Now that all the action has wrapped up in Las Vegas, it's time for us to hand out some hardware.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  13. The Strip: Day 9

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    Blog | July 21, 2013
  14. The Strip: Day 8

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    Blog | July 20, 2013
  15. Final Word: Summer league's top rookies

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    Blog | July 20, 2013
  16. The Strip: Day 5

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    Blog | July 17, 2013