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  1. Lakers, Heat a study in small ball

    Dave McMenamin

    MIAMI -- When the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat take the floor Thursday, four of the last five NBA championship-winning teams will be represented. But with the Heat coming off three straight Finals appearances and two straight titles, the Lake...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  2. Juggling act between needs of Bryant, team

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Nobody on the Los Angeles Lakers was kidding themselves by thinking Kobe Bryant's return would suddenly vault them from a team flirting with .500 to a squad shooting straight for the top of the Western Conference standings. "Of cour...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  3. Bring the fun back

    Dave McMenamin

    Pretty much any fan of the Los Angeles Lakers will tell you that the last three seasons haven't been very fun, with the 2012-13 season falling much closer to painful than joyful on the experience scale. "We were stacked and it was an epic failure,...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  4. A statistical look at the Lakers' tough year

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Well that was unexpected. No, not the Los Angeles Lakers losing in the first round to the San Antonio Spurs; it was a 2-7 matchup, after all, and no NBA team has lost after being up 3-0 (as the San Antonio Spurs were). But who, when the Lakers ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  5. For Steve Nash, Mike D'Antoni and the Los Angeles Lakers, Christm...

    Ramona Shelburne

    With Steve Nash back on the floor, the season can begin again for L.A.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2012
  6. Remembering the Bernie Bickerstaff era

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- The exchange had the feeling of one of those commercials you see after a team wins a championship. "Hey, so and so, you just won the Super Bowl, what are you going to do next?" So and so: "I'm going to Disney World!" Only this...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  7. Lakers show up-tempo style in win over Suns

    Kobe Bryant had 31 points, Metta World Peace hit five 3-pointers while scoring 22 points and the Los Angeles Lakers played Mike D'Antoni's style of up-tempo basketball in a 114-102 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 16, 2012
  8. Gentry: 'No doubt' new offense will work for Lakers

    Ramona Shelburne

    LOS ANGELES -- Alvin Gentry is just passing through. And he's cool anyway. But even he is having a hard time digesting the scene here in Lakerland this week. Mike Brown was fired a week ago today. Phil Jackson was on his way back, until he wasn't....

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  9. Suns-Lakers Preview

    Suns-Lakers Preview

    Preview | November 15, 2012
  10. Mike D'Antoni, on crutches, leads first Los Angeles Lakers practi...

    Dave McMenamin

    Although Mike D'Antoni is still on crutches after his recent knee surgery, he's already at work with the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  11. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers wanted Mike D'Antoni before Phi...

    Dave McMenamin

    Before Kobe Bryant told reporters last week he wanted Phil Jackson back as his coach, there was a different name he told to Los Angeles Lakers management: Mike D'Antoni.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  12. Los Angeles Lakers' hiring of coach Mike D'Antoni good for Steve ...

    Tom Carpenter, ESPN.com

    Tom Carpenter recaps Sunday in the NBA, which was highlighted by the Los Angeles Lakers' hiring of coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  13. Why Mike D'Antoni was the right choice

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Give the Lakers credit. They never run out of ways to keep the world guessing. One day after giving Mike Brown a public vote of confidence, they send the guy packing. And then upon prepping everyone for the "Godfather Part III" installment of Phil Ja...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  14. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant favors Phil Jackson return

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant still hasn't gotten over the way his final season under then-Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson ended in a second-round sweep from the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2012
  15. How much will Nash score this season?

    Dave McMenamin

    The Los Angeles Lakers have five former All-Stars in their starting lineup this season, meaning some, if not all, of them will have to make sacrifices in their individual offensive games for the betterment of the unit as a whole. The question is,...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  16. Ranking the West: Lakers once again team to beat

    Jeff Caplan

    After what seemed an eternity, the Dwightmare is over. Team USA giddily won gold in London. And the Los Angeles Lakers are again the envy of the NBA. When U.S. star of stars and Lakers icon Kobe Bryant squeezed Spain foe and L.A. teammate Pau Gaso...

    Blog | August 13, 2012