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  1. NBA - What can the Los Angeles Lakers do with Pau Gasol

    Ric Bucher

    Ric Bucher says the Los Angeles Lakers have one option to get better and that is trade Pau Gasol.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  2. NBA - Owners push economic model that may be bad for players - ES...

    Ric Bucher

    ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher examines the economic model NBA owners are pushing and its inherent problems for players.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  3. Puerto Rico opener for NBA players' exhibition tour postponed

    Ric Bucher

    The start of the World All-Star Classic exhibition tour featuring NBA star players has been has been postponed.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2011
  4. Lockout -- NBA world tour contracts in place, sources say

    Ric Bucher

    Details of a six-game, four-continent exhibition tour by NBA players have not been finalized, but 14 of the 18 approached have contractually committed, sources said, and deals with all 18 are expected Sunday night.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2011
  5. NBA to pay players $190 million for underspending on salaries, so...

    Ric Bucher

    Players who were on NBA rosters last season have been told by the players' union that checks worth a total of nearly $190 million will be coming their way this month, a source said.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  6. 2011 NBA Playoffs - The Los Angeles Lakers will need major change...

    Ric Bucher

    Ric Bucher writes that the Lakers' title window is closing and that significant changes to their aging, worn-out core are needed in order for them to have a chance to contend in future seasons.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2011
  7. Pau Gasol missed shootaround prior to Los Angeles Lakers' loss Su...

    Ric Bucher

    A team official confirmed Tuesday that Pau Gasol missed the Lakers' morning shootaround prior to the team's embarrassing loss Sunday to the Grizzlies without permission and later claimed to have overslept.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2011
  8. 2010 NBA finals - Finding the 'sweet spot' with Kobe Bryant, Paul...

    Ric Bucher

    Ric Bucher, from the June 14, 2010 issue of ESPN The Magazine, on "sweet spots" in the NBA Finals -- special places on the floor for riflemen like Paul Pierce, Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant and even the heroes of yesteryear like MJ and Bird.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2010
  9. NBA - ESPN The Magazine - Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant on buzz...

    Ric Bucher

    Why is Kobe Bryant so good at beating the buzzer? Let him tell you in this first-person account from ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2010
  10. Source: NBA owners to seek big salary rollback

    Ric Bucher

    NBA owners' proposal includes a provision that would require any pre-existing deals to be revised to conform to the new deal's limits, sources say.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2010
  11. Laker Lamar Odom and Ric Bucher sit down to talk NBA in a Los Ang...

    Ric Bucher

    Laker Lamar Odom and Ric Bucher sit down to talk NBA in a Los Angeles barbershop.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2009
  12. Limiting NBA stars' minutes is vital to long-term success - Ric B...

    Ric Bucher

    Ric Bucher explains, in his latest column for ESPN The Magazine, that championship contenders need to be willing to lose some games to rest their star players.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2009
  13. The ESPN The Mag NBA All-Hunger team - Ric Bucher

    Ric Bucher

    These folks aren't the only single-minded souls in the league, but they're the best of the obsessed.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2009
  14. Ric Bucher: Life without Bynum

    Ric Bucher

    Last season showed the Lakers how to survive without center Andrew Bynum, writes Ric Bucher.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2009
  15. Daily Dime: By any other names, here's your MVP

    Ric Bucher

    Picking an MVP is hard to do. Defining the honor in several ways yields a bumper crop of winners, Ric Bucher writes.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | March 31, 2008
  16. Five observations of Lakers' island excursion

    Ric Bucher

    How's Odom? Who'll play center for the Lakers? Point guard? Ric Bucher offers some answers with observations of training in Hawaii.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2007