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  1. Lakers make significant changes to Mike Brown's staff

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Mike Brown loves surrounding himself with experienced coaches, and Friday afternoon he got plenty of it as long rumored additions to his staff were made official. The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signings of former Washington and Philadelphia ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  2. Kareem statue part of a complicated legacy

    Brian Kamenetzky

    This is the year Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among the most successful and elegant athletes in modern sports history, will receive a statue outside Staples Center, according to reports. The date of the official unveiling will be announced at some point r...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  3. Andrew Bynum makes his first All-Star team

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It's official, Andrew Bynum has been elected the starting center for the Western Conference in this year's All-Star Game. It'll be his first and while he's excited, in true Bynum fashion, he managed to undercut his own accomplishment noting there is ...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  4. Mike Brown wants the NBA to review Blake Griffin and "The Push"

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In the time I've spent covering the NBA, it was the most polite four-plus minutes of questioning officials I've ever heard. (Perhaps because so much of that time was spent covering Phil Jackson) Nonetheless, Mike Brown made it very, very clear Sunday...

    Blog | January 15, 2012
  5. Ron Artest to join Dancing With the Stars

    Brian Kamenetzky

    He wouldn't cop to it Monday morning talking with Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley on 710 ESPN -- I suspect he was under orders not to let the cat out of the bag -- but by Monday evening it was official: Ron Artest will be part of this season's cast...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  6. Turkish officials claim they've spoken to Kobe's peeps

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Basically, says the report, officials for Besiktas in Turkey say Camp Kobe is waiting for an offer to join Deron Williams should the lockout extend into the NBA season. From there, I suppose conversations can begin. The Turkish club, however, would n...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  7. Five quick thoughts on the 2011-12 Lakers schedule

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Tuesday afternoon, the league released its full team and television schedule, "in the event that the NBA is able to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with the NBPA in a timely fashion," according to the official statement. How's that for op...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  8. Messina officially on board (no word on Loggins)

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The long reported addition to L.A.'s staff became official Friday afternoon, as the Lakers announced the hiring of famed Italian coach Ettore Messina, reports ESPNLA.com's Dave McMenamin. Messina will serve as a consultant to Mike Brown. If you mi...

    Blog | July 08, 2011
  9. It's official: No Love for L.O.

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It's official: Lamar Odom will not be a part of this year's All-Star Game. The NBA announced today Commissioner David Stern's choice to replace Yao Ming on the Western Conference squad, and it's Kevin Love. No real surprise, but still a little dis...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  10. Halfway home: Lakers report cards

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images "If I make this layup, can I have a good grade?" Friday's tilt with marks the official mid-point of the 2010-11 season. Appropriately, Thursday afternoon at practice, Phil Jackson delivered his end-of-the-semester e...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  11. Zinging the leader of the free world

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Having visited the White House last year following their '08-'09 title run, the Lakers returned to D.C. and again met the President, this time not at his official residence but at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, where the team particip...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  12. Phil Jackson signs, coaching staff returns

    Brian Kamenetzky

    None of Monday's news regarding L.A.'s 2010-11 coaching staff is a surprise. Frank Hamblen, Brian Shaw, and Jim Cleamons return as assistant coaches, joined this year in a full and official capacity by Chuck Person, who arrived in El Segundo durin...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  13. The Lakers' to-do list: How it's shaping up

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Less than a week into the official start of the NBA's offseason carnival, the Lakers already have positive outcomes for two top summer priorities: Phil Jackson is coming back, and the Lakers have, short of something totally unexpected, made their big...

    Blog | July 06, 2010
  14. Reports: Brian Shaw to Cleveland

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Sam Amick at AOL Fanhouse and Brad Turner of the L.A. Times report the Cavaliers and Brian Shaware close to an agreement, after Shaw apparently aced a couple days of interviews with team officials. (Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain-Dealerwrites...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  15. Phil zings Nash, Kobe and Bynum rest again (practice video)

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Oh Phil Jackson, sometimes you can't help yourself. Before L.A.'s first round matchup against Oklahoma City, Jackson made a point of noting the "superstar treatment" he believed officials bestowed on Kevin Durant, despite his tender age. Jackson h...

    Blog | May 14, 2010
  16. Jackson responds to Artest's Twitter feed

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It's official, we've got a TwitterGate! on our hands, and the first quasi-controversy of the postseason! Late Thursday, Ron Artest -- or at the very least, Ron Artest's Twitter feed (@RONARTESTCOM) -- put out the following messages (presented uned...

    Blog | May 07, 2010