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  1. Byron Scott faces unrealistic expectations with current version o...

    Arash Markazi

    There is excitement in Laker Land thanks to the hiring of Byron Scott, but expectations need to be tempered for this current club, writes Arash Markazi.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  2. 2014 Stanley Cup finals -- Los Angeles Kings motivated by Willie ...

    Arash Markazi

    The Los Angeles Kings gravitate toward 37-year-old defenseman Willie Mitchell after he missed last season with a career-threatening knee injury.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2014
  3. Reincorporating Kobe will be a work in progress

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- It was a night Mike D'Antoni was looking forward to and dreading all at the same time. He knew at some point that Kobe Bryant would return from the ruptured Achilles tendon. He also knew at some point that return would complicate wh...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  4. Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers means no disrepect by cover...

    Arash Markazi

    Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said the team meant no disrespect to its in-arena rivals by deciding to cover up the Lakers' championship banners and retired jerseys with seven giant banners of Clippers players during Clippers games.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  5. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers could return for preseason, Jim...

    Arash Markazi

    The Los Angeles Lakers not only expect Kobe Bryant to be back by the start of the regular season but believe he could be back by the preseason.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2013
  6. With Dwight Howard leaving, the Los Angeles Clippers may finally ...

    Arash Markazi

    With Dwight Howard leaving, the Clippers are on the rise in this Lakers town

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  7. Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers relationship just never worked ...

    Arash Markazi

    It should have been clear Dwight Howard was never the right fit for the Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  8. Jackson: Kobe wants to match or pass MJ

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Phil Jackson isn't quite sure when Kobe Bryant will return to the court next season, but he's convinced Bryant won't leave the hardwood for good until he at least ties Michael Jordan's six titles and surpasses Jordan on the all-time sc...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  9. Kimmel to interview Kobe at Nokia Theatre

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant is still months away from returning to the court, but Los Angeles Lakers fans itching to see him up close and personal again will get their chance this summer. Bryant will sit down with late night talk show host Jimmy Ki...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  10. Dwight Howard's ejection just latest episode as the Lakers turn

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- There have been many times over the course of this season when one could have wished to be a fly on the wall in the Los Angeles Lakers' locker room, their training room or even the Buss family living room. The moments are far too ma...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  11. Lakers starting to believe

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Last week, before the Lakers' already nightmarish season seemingly veered completely off the tracks with Kobe Bryant's ruptured Achilles tendon, Bryant was still confident that the Lakers wouldn't just make the playoffs but that they ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  12. Chauncey Billups of Los Angeles Clippers practices, starts

    Arash Markazi

    Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups practiced Monday and is expected to start Tuesday against the Portland Trail Blazers.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2013
  13. Dwight Howard prepares to take leadership

    Arash Markazi

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Dwight Howard was the last player on the court after practice Saturday. He is almost always the last player on the court. It might not show, but he spends hours working on his free throws with Lakers assistant coach Chuck ...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  14. Devastating injury figures to only fuel Kobe Bryant

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant knew exactly what had happened the moment he crumbled to the floor. He didn't want to believe it but the feeling was unmistakable as he tried to get up and put pressure on his left foot. As Pau Gasol stood in front ...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  15. Kobe Bryant optimistic in final stretch

    Arash Markazi

    EL SEGUNDO, Calf. -- Kobe Bryant isn't used to scoreboard watching this time of year. He isn't used to having his playoff destiny rest in the hands of another team. But with five games left in the regular season for the Los Angeles Lakers, that's exa...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  16. Steve Nash more comfortable in new role

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Steve Nash went to get the ball because, well, Nash has always had the ball in his hands. Midway through the first quarter Friday night, as Earl Clark picked up the ball to inbound it, Nash held up his hands as Clark looked at him ...

    Blog | March 09, 2013