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  1. Kobe Bryant's leadership doctrine

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Last week was highlighted, if that's the right word, by another flare up in the periodically entertaining and almost always perplexing feud between Kobe Bryant and Smush Parker. (Perplexing because the notion of someone with Kobe's stature in the ga...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  2. PodKast: On Kobe's team, flopping, and endorsements LeBron doesn'...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Aaaaaaaaaaand, we're off! The 2012-13 season kicked off this week with Monday's media day, and overall it's been a good week for the Lakers. Dwight Howard is participating more fully in practice than most expected when the trade came down in early...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  3. Sunday Conversation: Dwight Howard

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lakers center Dwight Howard joined Ric Bucher for SportsCenter's Sunday Conversation this week. In a wide-ranging interview, Howard talked about the pain in his back pushing him to surgery, his rehab and recovery, what it means to join the Lakers,...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  4. Mike Brown to the hot seat

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The 2011-12 season was difficult for the Lakers. Whatever shred of opportunity to properly integrate new systems on both sides of the ball under coach Mike Brown in the wake of the lockout -- and it wasn't much -- evaporated in the fallout of the nix...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  5. How the Lakers match up: Miami Heat

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In the wake of their team's roster overhaul, there are matchups around the association of great interest to Lakers fans. The precocious (and still improving) reigning Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder, for one. San Antonio, which won ...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  6. Kobe Bryant's No. 24 Los Angeles Lakers jersey top-seller interna...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The NBA has for the first time released its list of top selling jerseys internationally, and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has landed in the top spot for the 2011-12 season.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  7. So is Kobe Bryant overpaid?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Wages of Wins Journal, home of statnik David Berri, believes so. Kobe Bryant graded out as the NBA's second most overpaid player on their annual Top 10 list, published in partnership with CNBC. Using their metric of "wins produced" -- click he...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  8. Kobe Bryant finishes fourth in MVP voting

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In news shocking nobody at all, LeBron James officially won his third MVP award Saturday afternoon, becoming the eighth NBA player to win at least that many. Kevin Durant finished second, and Chris Paul third. Just behind Paul was Kobe Bryant, ...

    Blog | May 12, 2012
  9. Andrew Bynum finishes 4th in Most Improved Player voting

    Brian Kamenetzky

    To be perfectly honest, I haven't spent much time thinking about awards season this year. The big one (MVP) seems pretty obvious (LeBron James). It's hard to argue with Gregg Popovich as Coach of the Year. If James Harden doesn't win Sixth Man honors...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  10. Lakers 93, Miami 83: Postgame video

    Brian Kamenetzky

    (NOTE: Tonight's Lakers Late Night replay won't be available. Unfortunately, we ran into a technical glitch after the show, and the file was lost. Apologies.) The Lakers did yeoman's work defensively Sunday afternoon against the Heat, and came aw...

    Blog | March 04, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 93, Heat 83

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers have played well of late, winning seven-of-nine entering Sunday's game at Staples. Still, they lacked what might be considered a signature win. Fair to say they solved that problem, knocking off the Miami Heat by 10. Here are five ta...

    Blog | March 04, 2012
  12. Lakers Poll: Which game interests you more, Miami or Orlando?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Generally speaking, any time Kobe Bryant and LeBron James walk on the same court it creates an enormous amount of hype and interest, meaning Thursday's game in Miami is prime time stuff. Add the first reunion (of sorts) between James and his former c...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  13. Big Wednesday: A few CBA thoughts

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For a while, we've known under a new CBA some of the historical advantages enjoyed by the Lakers -- namely the ability to generate revenues and spend at very high levels -- would be mitigated. They'll be sharing more other franchises, and will find s...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  14. The land that forgot the lockout

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I'm on the Lakers beat in a city where Lakers basketball dominates the sports landscape at a website that covers the Lakers and on a radio station holding the broadcast rights to Lakers games. Greg M. Cooper/US Presswire They care about many ...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  15. Kobe Bryant finishes 7th in #NBARank

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For the last few weeks,'s hoops folk have rolled out the results of our #NBARank project in which every NBA player is placed in order from 500 to 1, based on the evaluations of 91 hoops experts (or 89, depending on what you think of Andy and...

    Blog | October 16, 2011
  16. 5-on-5 looks at Kobe, LeBron, and the lockout

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Andy and I participated in today's 5-on-5 feature at's NBA page, focusing on Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, two guys looking to make a point this year. Kobe that rumors of his decline -- and by extension his team's -- are exaggerated, while L...

    Blog | September 21, 2011