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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Kobe Bryant wins again

    Justin Verrier

    For a player defined by an insatiable appetite for superiority, Kobe Bryant was dealt a major blow by the departure of Dwight Howard. Not because of who left his Los Angeles Lakers, but what Howard took with him: Bryant's last best chance at another ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  4. NBA playoffs 2013 - How San Antonio Spurs made them a sweeping su...

    Justin Verrier

    The Lakers' band of no-names drags them to finish. The Spurs' band of no-names helps fuel title hopes.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  5. There goes our Hero

    Justin Verrier

    The gritted teeth. The peaked eyebrows. The scrunched face. The look has been the logo for Kobe Bryant at his best over the past few years. But here was Bryant, sitting near the east foul line at Staples Center, his knees near his chest and bo...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  6. Daily Dime

    Justin Verrier

    Kobe Bryant has broken character out of necessity for much of this season. But vintage Kobe was back at Staples Center, gunning the Lakers to a big win over the Timberwolves.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  7. Daily Dime

    Justin Verrier

    The Lakers have gone back to the basics during their three-game streak, writes. Justin Verrier.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  8. Seattle days far in the rear-view for Thunder

    Justin Verrier

    Terrence Vaccaro/Getty ImagesNick Collison, right, is one of two Thunder players who can tell you what it's like to be a Sonic. LOS ANGELES -- Nick Collison built a career in Seattle. He built a life in Seattle. But when Collison looks around ...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  9. Welcome back to the Lake Show

    Justin Verrier

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers will never fade from the forefront of the NBA landscape, mostly because, even with Smush Parker playing point guard, they remain the Los Angeles Lakers. But not since the Shaq-Kobe era ended in a blaze of backdoo...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  10. Miami Heat's Chris Bosh willing to reconsider playing center

    Justin Verrier

    Chris Bosh is willing to reconsider playing center for the Heat.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  11. Go for it, Kobe

    Justin Verrier

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Kobe Bryant needs 38 points Thursday for the scoring title. But should the Lakers let him off the pine? At some point in his career, likely in the latter stages of the 16 NBA seasons he's now amassed in a Los Angeles L...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  12. Are these the real Clippers?

    Justin Verrier

    In the span of one prolonged offseason, the young, exciting kids of the Los Angeles Clippers matured into full-grown contenders with equally advanced expectations. By trading for Chris Paul soon after the NBA reopened its gates, the franchise long vi...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  13. Gilbert Arenas feeling like himself again

    Justin Verrier

    Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images Gilbert Arenas has struggled in his first two games back, but he's thrilled to just be playing again. LOS ANGELES -- Agent Zero is probably long gone. The guy who could fill it up for 20 or 30 or 40 points a nig...

    Blog | March 24, 2012
  14. NBA offseason: Will LeBron James three-peat as MVP in 2010-11?

    Justin Verrier

    Who will be the 2010-11 Most Valuable Player? Our experts make their summer predictions.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2010
  15. Before they were stars: Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce grew up suppo...

    Justin Verrier

    Paul Pierce learned the game of basketball from the Lakers, but made his name in the NBA with the Celtics.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2010
  16. Before they were stars: Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant

    Justin Verrier

    Kobe Bryant's journey from the hallways of Lower Merion (Pa.) High School to the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2010