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  1. Rapid Reaction: Heat 109, Lakers 102

    Dave McMenamin

    MIAMI -- Kobe Bryant understands what the Miami Heat are going through, trying to make it back to the NBA Finals for a fourth straight year. After all, it was only a couple of seasons ago that Bryant was trying to lead the Los Angeles Lakers along...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  2. Lakers stake out second round once again

    Dave McMenamin

    While two former No. 1 picks in LeBron James and Tim Duncan dominated and defined the NBA Finals for their respective teams, the series wouldn't have been what it was without a couple of second-round picks. Manu Ginobili, selected No. 57 by San An...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  3. Kobe Bryant thinks Dwight Howard, Chris Paul will remain with Lak...

    Dave McMenamin

    It is sure to be a frenzied summer across the NBA when free agency officially begins July 1, but Kobe Bryant thinks it will be mostly quiet on the Western front for the two professional teams in Los Angeles.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  4. Magic weighs in on Howard, D'Antoni

    Dave McMenamin

    It has been nearly 20 years since Magic Johnson coached the Los Angeles Lakers for 16 games in the 1993-94 season*, but the Hall of Famer's opinions about his former franchise are as strong as ever. Johnson, an analyst for ESPN appearing on KIA NB...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  5. Metta World Peace of Los Angeles Lakers says Miami Heat 'want it ...

    Dave McMenamin

    Lakers forward Metta World Peace believes the Heat aren't just being beat on the court, but also between the ears.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  6. Andrew Bynum of Philadelphia 76ers says Kobe Bryant stunted his d...

    Dave McMenamin

    By the end of his time in L.A., Andrew Bynum felt that Kobe Bryant's ball-dominant ways hurt his development as one of the league's best centers.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2012
  7. Los Angeles Lakers Andrew Bynum no longer simply a luxury

    Dave McMenamin

    Andrew Bynum is no longer simply a luxury for the Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2012
  8. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant passes Shaquille O'Neal for fifth...

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant passed his Shaquille O'Neal for fifth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list in the second quarter of the Lakers' game against the 76ers.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant won't apologize to Philadelphia

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant won't apologize for saying he wanted to demolish the 76ers in the 2001 Finals.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  10. Los Angeles Lakers Luke Walton now Coach Walton

    Dave McMenamin

    Luke Walton bucks trends and tries hand at coaching during NBA lockout.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2011
  11. Jackson downplays Lakers-Bulls talk

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- It's a scenario that seems almost too storybook to be believable. If the Los Angeles Lakers make it to the NBA Finals this postseason and the No. 1 seed in the East holds home court and meets them there, Phil Jackson will end his NB...

    Blog | April 10, 2011
  12. Phil Jackson: Talk of Chicago Bulls-Los Angeles Lakers NBA Finals...

    Dave McMenamin

    Phil Jackson says talk of a Bulls-Lakers Finals is "ludicrous."

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2011
  13. Big men are key in Los Angeles Lakers-Boston Celtics matchup

    Dave McMenamin

    In the final analysis, Lakers-Celtics will still be decided by the big men.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2011
  14. Andrew Bynum gives Los Angeles Lakers a big lift

    Dave McMenamin

    His numbers weren't dazzling, but all the Lakers were better with Bynum back.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2010
  15. Los Angeles Lakers' broken streak not a concern for team

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles is now 8-1 after squandering a 14-point third-quarter lead en route to a 118-112 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  16. Los Angeles Lakers' championship rings feature leather from NBA F...

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant said that the Los Angeles Lakers win over the rival Boston Celtics last June was the most satisfying of all of his five championships. The ring he received Tuesday night was fitting of such an accomplishment.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2010