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  1. Byron Scott introduced as new Los Angeles Lakers coach

    Dave McMenamin

    Byron Scott says being the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers is "a dream come true."

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  2. Randle, Clarkson offer up glimpse of future

    Dave McMenamin

    LAS VEGAS -- It wasn't quite Magic Johnson jumping into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's arms when The Captain made a buzzer-beating skyhook to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a win in Johnson's first game as a pro. But there certainly was some unbridled enthusi...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  3. Lakers' draft prospects at forward

    Dave McMenamin

    When considering the Los Angeles Lakers' legacy of success, a long line of dominant big men comes to mind. From George Mikan to Wilt Chamberlain, Chamberlain to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Abdul-Jabbar to Shaquille O'Neal and O'Neal to Pau Gasol, the Lakers...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  4. Shaquille O'Neal before jersey retirement -- Dwight Howard 'needs...

    Dave McMenamin

    On the night that Shaquille O'Neal's jersey was retired, the "Big Aristotle" again took a shot at current Lakers star Dwight Howard.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  5. Gasol grows as the Lakers grow

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers on Friday retired the jersey of Jamaal Wilkes, a.k.a. "the other guy" on those early 1980s championship teams that starred Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar but never would have won all those titles without "Silk" in the...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  6. Jamaal Wilkes' No. 52 raised to Lakers' rafters

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Jamaal Wilkes will be remembered as a part of Laker lore forevermore thanks to the team raising his No. 52 to the rafters Friday night at halftime of their game against the Portland Trail Blazers. But for those who saw "Silk" play, the...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  7. Kobe Bryant is back in Philadelphia and feeling fine

    Dave McMenamin

    For Kobe Bryant, a return to Philly delivers a rejuvenation on his spirits and a Lakers victory.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2012
  8. Kobe Bryant shows off his staying power for the Los Angeles Laker...

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant has reached 30,000 career points, and it's his relentless spirit that sets him apart.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  9. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers becomes youngest player in NBA ...

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant's ultimate place among basketball's greats may be up for debate. But there is no denying Bryant's spot as one of the all-time best scorers after he became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  10. What should Kobe's statue look like?

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- "The Captain," Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, finally got his due Friday as the Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a magnificent statue in honor of the NBA's all-time leading scorer. The pose for Abdul-Jabbar's statue, the sixth to be erected outsi...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  11. Los Angeles Lakers to build statue for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar outsid...

    Dave McMenamin

    The Los Angeles Lakers plan to erect a statue outside Staples Center to honor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  12. Los Angeles Lakers to retire Shaquille O'Neal's No. 34 jersey nex...

    Dave McMenamin

    Shaquille O'Neal will always have a special place in the hearts of Los Angeles Lakers fans for being named Finals MVP in all three of the Lakers' championships from 2000-02 . Starting next season he'll also have a permanent place at Staples Center.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  13. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Back-to-basket centers are no more

    Dave McMenamin

    Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says the days of the back-to-the-basket center in the NBA are over.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2012
  14. Los Angeles Lakers a 'long shot' to catch Spurs

    Dave McMenamin

    "It's still a real long shot," Phil Jackson said of the Lakers overtaking the Spurs for the top seed in the West with just nine games left to play.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  15. Los Angeles Lakers' Lakers' Magic-al moment remembered

    Dave McMenamin

    Andrew Bynum says his injured knee gradually is getting worse, although the Lakers' starting center plans to keep playing on his swelling leg.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2010
  16. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Phil Jackson pins Lakers' performance on Lamar...

    Dave McMenamin

    The forward's numbers are off in first four games of the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2010