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  1. Kareem statue part of a complicated legacy

    Brian Kamenetzky

    This is the year Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among the most successful and elegant athletes in modern sports history, will receive a statue outside Staples Center, according to reports. The date of the official unveiling will be announced at some point r...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  2. Kobe Bryant, historical rankings, and incredible success in L.A.

    Brian Kamenetzky

    When Kobe Bryant passed Shaquille O'Neal to become the NBA's fifth all-time leading scorer, it prompted a flurry of debates about his place in basketball history, but also his ranking among great Lakers, as in this video with ESPN's Tim Legler. I ...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  3. Should the Lakers dominate the L.A. Hall of Fame?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Looking for a way to suck the remaining productivity from your Monday workday? I present you this list of 20 nominees for the inaugural ESPNLA Hall of Fame. Choose five. Malcolm Emmons/US Presswire Two of your five ESPNLA Hall of Fame votes a...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  4. On this day in Lakers history...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I'm not saying Dwight Howard is coming today (really, I'm not), but the gentle echoes of yesteryear say it would make some sense. Via NBA.com's "This Date in History" Page: "June 16, 1975: The Milwaukee Bucks traded Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and reserve ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  5. Cap wants his statue, and he wants it now

    Brian Kamenetzky

    UPDATE (6:15 pm PT)- Well, if there was any remaining ambiguity about Kareem's stance regarding the statue and how he's been treated by the organization, he's managed to clear it up on his Twitter feed. Yowza! All told, it's pretty clear Kareem's ang...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  6. The Kobe Bryant movie marathon

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Early in Wednesday's win over Sacramento, Kobe Bryant passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the all-time franchise leader in minutes played during the regular season. Bryant finished the game with 37,526, good for 38th on the NBA's all time list. (Cly...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  7. 15 seasons: Another franchise record for Kobe Bryant

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Kobe Bryant will own a multitude of franchise records by the time he calls it a career. Some will require a few more years of toil. Others, about 24 hours. Assuming he's not traded or cut before Tuesday's season opener against the Rockets, Bryant wil...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  8. The Hall of Fame induction speech of Jerry Buss

    Brian Kamenetzky

    On this week's podcast, we spoke with longtime L.A. sportswriter Steve Springer, who covered the Lakers for over two decades, noting the achievements of owner Jerry Buss both in Los Angeles with the Lakers and contributing to the resurrection of the ...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  9. John Wooden passes

    Brian Kamenetzky

    "We learned all about those aspects of life that most kids want to skip over. He wouldn't let us do that." --Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, on John Wooden My son is just over five months old. I hope one day he might say something similar about me. Or even t...

    Blog | June 05, 2010
  10. Question of the Day: Why does Kobe need to beat Boston to be the ...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    A few days back, we ran a series of poll questions on the blog, just to help get people get into a Finals mood and take the temperature of Lakers fans on a few important issues. One question read as follows: Jim Rogash/Getty Images Beating the...

    Blog | June 03, 2010
  11. Top 10 Lakers playoff moments: Magic jumps center

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Getty Images With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the sidelines, Lakers rookie Magic Johnson started Game 6 of the 1980 NBA Finals at center. He'd go on to score 42 points with 15 rebounds and seven assists. May 16, 1980. NBA Finals, Game 6. Lakers at Si...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  12. Top 10 Lakers playoff moments: Kareem's sky hook marks the end of...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lennox McClendon/AP Photo Eight times the Lakers had played the Celtics and eight times they had lost, until Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the purple and gold to the 1985 title. In the title-clinching Game 6 at Boston Garden, "Cap" scored 29 points, inclu...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  13. 1980 NBA Finals, Game 6: Magic jumps center- We want your memorie...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It's one of the most iconic moments in NBA Playoff lore, let alone Lakers history. On May 16, 1980, with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar laid up with an ankle injury and Spencer Haywood suspended, Magic Johnson was asked to take the opening jump at center in Gam...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  14. Projecting Kobe: How high the numbers?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images Kobe en route to two of his 26 Tuesday night in Washington, en route to becoming the leading scorer in the history of the franchise. After dropping 26 points on the Wizards Tuesday night in Washington, Kobe Bryan...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  15. Countdown: Kobe Bryant poised to pass Jerry West

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Getty Images Kobe Bryant is 126 points shy of tying Jerry West for the all time lead in points scored for the Lakers franchise. Kobe Bryant (shooting guard, #24, has his own puppet) has had a big 18(ish) months. An Olympic gold medal to go alon...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  16. The 50 greatest Lakers of all time: I take a crack at it

    Brian Kamenetzky

    This morning, our own Dave McMenamin revealed his list of the 50 Greatest Lakers of All Time. More specifically, the 50 Greatest Los Angeles Lakers of All Time. His #1? Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Hard to argue. Beyond the obvious statistical achievement...

    Blog | December 21, 2009