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  1. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 101, Bobcats 100

    Brian Kamenetzky

    LOS ANGELES -- Mike D'Antoni alluded to it before the road trip, after the Lakers lost to Utah. At some point, the Los Angeles Lakers had to draw a line and take a stand. Clearly it didn't happen in Cleveland or New York. It may have,...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  2. Rapid Reaction: Knicks 116, Lakers 107

    Brian Kamenetzky

    That the Los Angeles Lakers are struggling isn't surprising. Everyone understood coming in they had a top-heavy roster built around stars, supplemented by the type of bench players who require talent around them to be effective. With Steve Nash and P...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  3. Rapid Reaction: Thunder 114, Lakers 108

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Los Angeles Lakers went into Friday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 9-10 record, nearly a quarter of a season's worth of frustration and disappointment already banked, and little hope for quick improvement. They've defeated very f...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 103, Hornets 87

    Brian Kamenetzky

    First things first: Here's the big historical takeaway from Wednesday's badly needed 103-87 win for the Los Angeles Lakers over the Pelicans (sorry, not yet) Hornets in New Orleans ... Kobe Bryant reached 30,000 points for his career. ...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: Kings 113, Lakers 97

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Said Mike D'Antoni after his first loss as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday night in Sacramento: "I thought we were very lethargic. From the opening tap, the first half might have been the worst basketball I've seen in 10 years. We ...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 95, Nets 90

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Finally, the Los Angeles Lakers got rid of all this run-and-gun, Bernie Bickerstaff-shootout nonsense and got a coach who not only could get the win, but keep the opponent to fewer than 100 points so the Staples Center faithful could score some free ...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 114, Suns 102

    Brian Kamenetzky

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers won Friday night at Staples Center easily enough that garbage-time minutes -- or at least a garbage-time minute -- were afforded to the likes of Earl Clark, Robert Sacre and Darius Johnson-Odom. Still, I suspect ...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  8. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 101, Warriors 77

    Brian Kamenetzky

    LOS ANGELES -- Nothing about the rest of the day was normal or expected -- not unless you think firing the head coach ahead of the season's sixth game qualifies -- but Friday night the Los Angeles Lakers did something that had been very rare in this ...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 99, Lakers 91

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In these lean economic times, anyone looking to earn a little extra pocket money might consider the selling of torches and pitchforks to Los Angeles Lakers fans. Following Tuesday's 99-91 loss at Staples Center to the Dallas Mavericks in th...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  10. Lakers Predictions for 2012-13

    Brian Kamenetzky

    One major component of the sports media business is making predictions. To call it more an art than science is a major disservice to art. It's more about making the best possible educated guess before hoping enough time passes that nobody remembers w...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  11. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers unlikely to play Wednesday

    Brian Kamenetzky

    With the regular season a week away, the primary concern for the Los Angeles Lakers remains the health of their star players.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  12. Rapid Reaction: Kings 103, Lakers 98

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Five times the Los Angeles Lakers have suited up for a preseason game this year, and after Friday's 103-98 loss to the Sacramento Kings in Las Vegas, five times they have lost. Still, tonight's was a much better effort. The offense (see below) had...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Jazz 114, Lakers 80

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Preseason games are rarely enticing, but they don't necessarily have to be this ugly. Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers, light on stars, were again waxed by the Utah Jazz, 114-80. Their preseason record stands now at 0-4 heading into Friday's gam...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Jazz 99, Lakers 86

    Brian Kamenetzky

    LOS ANGELES -- For those concerned about such things, the Los Angeles Lakers remain winless in the preseason, as the Utah Jazz outscored them by 24 points in the second half Saturday at Staples and won going away, 99-86. So there are kinks to work ou...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  15. Kobe Bryant balances the scales

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It started with basic ballhandling drills, the kind you probably did at your summer basketball camp in middle school. Head up, hard dribbles in different rhythms. Then he moved just above the free throw line, and snapped the ball between his legs. On...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  16. Why it's worth waiting for the Dwight Howard saga to play out

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Kim Klement/US Presswire Earlier in the summer, momentum behind a Dwight Howard deal seemed strong, whether to the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets or Houston Rockets. Fans salivated at the potential impact on their teams. Writers began pre-writing...

    Blog | July 30, 2012