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  1. Lakers fans' civil war

    Andy Kamenetzky

    It's been a difficult two years for a typically well-rewarded Lakers fan base. For the first time since 2005 and just the fifth since the 1960 relocation to Los Angeles, the Lakers will miss the postseason. This team is historically bad, and solution...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  2. Lakers vs. Nuggets: What to watch

    Andy Kamenetzky

    If the Lakers have been the most underwhelming team relative to expectations so far this season, the Denver Nuggets may run a close second. After pushing L.A. to the limits in a tough, seven-game first round series during the 2012 playoffs, the ingre...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  3. Lakers at Clippers: What can we learn?

    Andy Kamenetzky

    As a rule of thumb, preseason games aren't used to predict regular season and playoff success. A strong October forecasts little about April-June, just as a weak October doesn't mean a struggle awaits. (Except in the case of the Bobcats, whose curren...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  4. Kobe Bryant practices, set to play Sunday

    Andy Kamenetzky

    As noted when Kobe Bryant missed Friday's practices because of minor discomfort in his foot, the Lakers didn't consider the ailment particularly serious. But given the player in question (face of the franchise, 16 seasons and 220 playoff games under ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  5. How the new Lakers might have helped

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Aug. 23, otherwise known as "the day Kobe Bryant turned 34," recently came and went with NBA TV airing a slew of games featuring #24. Among those chosen was Lakers-Thunder, Game 4 of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals, the second of two games in ...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  6. 2011-2012 report card: Metta World Peace

    Andy Kamenetzky

    It was an interesting season for Metta World Peace. (Is there any other kind?) The campaign began with a visibly/admittedly overweight MWP tapped to pick up where his close friend Lamar Odom left off: The bench Kahuna. Having watched Metta spend two ...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  7. 2011-2012 report card: Matt Barnes

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The more things change for Matt Barnes, the more they first get better, then turn unfortunately worse before reaching an endpoint that feels, for all intents and purposes, the same. Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Once again, inj...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  8. Steve Blake exit interview: Still looking for a ring

    Andy Kamenetzky

    If evidence is needed that Steve Blake's second campaign with the Lakers bested his first, one need only take a trip down "2011 Exit Interview Memory Lane." The man spoke for less than three minutes, and much of that time was filled by awkward silenc...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  9. Pau Gasol exit interview: A tough season that feels like goodbye

    Andy Kamenetzky

    This was no easy season for Pau Gasol, between the weight carried from a poor 2011 postseason, being traded/untraded for Chris Paul, hearing his name swirl around the rumor mill like a Hollywood Starlet in the pages of US Weekly, and a new role that ...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  10. Metta World Peace exit interview: MWP believes in the Lakers, him...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Never let it be said Metta World Peace isn't an eternal optimist. Despite exiting the second round of the playoffs for the second consecutive season, MWP doesn't consider the Lakers in need of radical change. Heck, he's still struggling to conceptual...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  11. More for the Lakers' drawing board

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Because, you know, a 29-point drubbing by definition means you can never tweak too many things. Yesterday, Brian offered several areas in need of drastic improvement. I thought I'd add my two cents with four more suggestions. (Sadly, we likely still ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  12. Mike Brown discusses the Sessions-Blake backcourt, Ebanks and cho...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Throughout April and the playoffs, Mike Brown has periodically employed a backcourt of Ramon Sessions and Steve Blake, with the latter at the two and almost inevitably overwhelmed by his defensive assignment. The most recent example came in the first...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction, Game 4: Lakers 92, Nuggets 88

    Andy Kamenetzky

    It wasn't pretty, but the lack of style points will easily be forgotten in the Los Angeles Lakers' 92-88 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of their Western Conference first-round series. Probably the time this piece has been read. Ain't nobod...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  14. Lakers at Nuggets Game 4: What to watch

    Andy Kamenetzky

    On one hand, nobody with grounded expectations should have expected the Lakers to sweep their way into the second round of the playoffs. In that respect, seeing them drop Game 3 to the Nuggets isn't necessarily alarming. On the other hand, the Nugget...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  15. Lakers at Nuggets, Game 3: What to watch

    Andy Kamenetzky

    With a 2-0 series lead, the Lakers couldn't ask for a better position as their opening round moves to Denver. On the other hand, while the Nuggets never controlled Game 2, they were able to make it far more competitive, and more importantly, they oft...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  16. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 104, Nuggets 100

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The Lakers remain undefeated in the Mike Brown postseason era, despite the Nuggets' pesky refusal to wave the white flag. The showing in Game 2 on Tuesday wasn't nearly as dominant as in Game 1, and I imagine Brown will point out more mistakes in Wed...

    Blog | May 01, 2012