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  1. PodKast: The schedule, Olympics and mascot heists

    Andy Kamenetzky

    At long last, a string of legitimate offseason basketball topics that don't include the words "Dwight" or "Howard!" Huzzah!!! It's enough to make a pair of podcasters giddy with glee. The show can be heard by clicking on the module, and a list of tal...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  2. Kobe Bryant passes Shaquille O'Neal for 5th on the NBA All-time s...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    "No. It was inevitable." This was Kobe Bryant's response when recently asked if it will mean anything to him to pass Shaquille's O'Neal place on the all-time scoring list. In some ways, this can be taken as little more than a matter-of-fact statem...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  3. Remembering the day I heard about Magic

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Nov. 7, 1991. I was on USC's campus, taking a walk down Trousdale Parkway. I don't recall whether I was headed to class or the Commons (where students typically congregate) looking for an excuse to ditch. What I do remember is that I hadn't been i...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  4. PodKast with Gary Vitti: The 20th anniversary of Magic Johnson's ...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    "Listen, I can't tell you what's going on. Just be there. This is gonna change all of our lives." These were the words of Lakers head athletic trainer Gary Vitti as he instructed members of the 1992 Lakers to attend a mandatory meeting at the Foru...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  5. Magic Provides a Reminder of LeBron's Immediate Future

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Should a television studio ever give Magic Johnson another shot at late night host (and if so, please call the show "The Magic Hour II: More Magic"), the Hall of Famer already has his jokes stockpiled. Exhibit A came during a speech last Saturday ...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  6. Podkast w/Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman: Lakers, LeBron, musi...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    In addition to being sports fans, Brian and I are really into pop culture. Movies. Television. And of course, music. Some might even call us "music geeks" or "music snobs," both labels difficult to deny. These passions made it quite fun having Steve ...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  7. New Podkast: "Blowing it up," offseason moves and Andrew Bynum

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The Lakers may be done, but the K Bros keep cranking out the ear candy. It's because we care about the Land O' Lakers faithful. And we're contractually obligated to record a certain amount of shows. Among the talking points: - Magic Johnson's "blo...

    Blog | May 14, 2011
  8. Los Angeles Lakers unveil Jerry West statue at Staples Center

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Jerry West has long been immortalized as the NBA logo. The legendary basketball icon was honored Thursday evening with a bronze likeness at Staples Center, joining the iconic likes of Magic Johnson, Chick Hearn, Oscar De La Hoya and Wayne Gretzky.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2011
  9. Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher unconcerned with recent criticism of Lo...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher shrugged off recent criticism directed at the Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2011
  10. Could this be the greatest Lakers era?

    Andy Kamenetzky

    This offseason at a charity poker tournament, Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss caught the attention of Lakers fans and media alike by pontificating the potential of his current two-time defending champion squad: "I think that's really calle...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  11. Los Angeles Lakers' Phil Jackson looks forward to where Magic Joh...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Lakers coach Phil Jackson says he's looking forward to Magic Johnson's next move now that the former Laker has sold his ownership stake in the team.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2010
  12. Jerry Buss on the HOF, Heat and the Laker offseason

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Jerry Buss met with the media at the Bicycle Casino -- it's easy to assume the jokes are writing themselves, but he was actually there for a poker tourney to benefit the Lakers Youth Foundation -- and talked about his recent ...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  13. Defining Kobe's legacy while missing his career

    Andy Kamenetzky

    "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once and a while, you could miss it." AP Photo/HO/Paramount Ferris would have stopped to watch Kobe, even as a Chicago guy. These are the immortal words of Ferris Bueller, one of m...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  14. Kobe talks "green" criteria, declares The Logo the G.L.O.A.T.

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Back on June 3, Brian wrote about a Land O' Lakers poll asking if Kobe Bryant needed to beat the Celtics for a title to be considered the G.L.O.A.T. In a surprising response, a whopping 71 percent of Laker fans said Kobe can't take the crown without ...

    Blog | June 12, 2010
  15. All-Time Lakers Franchise 5

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Given how a Lakers-Celtics showdown sparks so much talk about the history of both franchises, ESPN is offering fans the chance to vote on their all-time Lakers starting five. (There's the all-time Celtics starting five, too, if you're into that sort ...

    Blog | June 07, 2010
  16. New PodKast with James Worthy

    Andy Kamenetzky

    During 710 ESPN's recent Lunch with a Legend, I had some face time with one of the all-time Laker greats, "Big Game" James Worthy. Our conversation hit on topics like the Showtime era, the pride of playing with one franchise and the Lakers' current q...

    Blog | May 19, 2010