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  1. 2014 NBA Playoffs: Spurs' loss to No. 8 Mavs evokes past woe

    Dave McMenamin

    The Spurs were routed in Game 2, raising the possibility of a No. 8 upset of a No. 1.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  2. 2014 NBA Playoffs -- Tony Parker of San Antonio Spurs says Tim Du...

    Dave McMenamin

    Tony Parker says Tim Duncan "didn't talk to me for a whole year," when the French point guard first entered the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2014
  3. 2014 NBA Playoffs: Pop opens with sparkling Duncan

    Dave McMenamin

    The Mavs didn't apply special defense for Tim Duncan, and paid the price in Game 1.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2014
  4. San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker says regular-season success nothin...

    Dave McMenamin

    Despite the Spurs' regular-season success this year, it won't mean anything if they don't win it all, Tony Parker said.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Warriors 112, Lakers 95

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Steve Blake was back in town to play his former team and was asked before the game if there was any commonality he could come up with to explain how the down-on-their-luck Lakers actually managed to beat a handful of playoff-bound oppo...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 107, Lakers 95

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- The Dallas Mavericks came into Staples Center fighting for their playoff lives Friday. The Los Angeles Lakers haven't had anything meaningful to play for as a collective in weeks. It showed for both teams. While the Lakers were w...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  7. Mike D'Antoni doesn't want Los Angeles Lakers to 'jump ship'

    Dave McMenamin

    With the Los Angeles Lakers already becoming the first team in the league to be eliminated from playoff contention last week, coach Mike D'Antoni's message hasn't changed for the rest of the way.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2014
  8. Pau Gasol of Los Angeles Lakers wants to win, not focused on free...

    Dave McMenamin

    With Pau Gasol on track to miss the playoffs for just the fourth time in his 13-year NBA career, and the first time since being traded to the Lakers, the veteran announced that his free agency decision will come down to wins, not money, this offseason.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  9. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers says 'plan hasn't changed'

    Dave McMenamin

    Despite continuing to be sidelined with a left knee injury and seeing his team continue to fall further out of the playoff picture, Kobe Bryant remains steadfast in his intention to return to the court this season.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2014
  10. Mike D'Antoni says Los Angeles Lakers can still make playoffs

    Dave McMenamin

    Already down three point guards and now facing the prospect of playing without Kobe Bryant for the next six weeks, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni was undeterred when asked about L.A.'s postseason chances.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  11. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers says Achilles still improving

    Dave McMenamin

    Even though Kobe Bryant's rehabilitation ticked past the seven-month mark this week into a recovery timeline that was originally set at six to nine months by the Los Angeles Lakers, the star guard still considers himself to be progressing quickly.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  12. Meeks seeks to emerge from forgotten man status

    Dave McMenamin

    Granted, the 2012-13 season was pretty crummy for every Los Angeles Lakers player, but consider the plight of Jodie Meeks. After two and a half solid seasons in Philadelphia, where Meeks established himself as a valued contributor on playoff teams...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  13. Mike D'Antoni and the expectations game

    Dave McMenamin

    Ironically, it was Phil Jackson who may have best summed up Mike D'Antoni's first season as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. "Mike hasn't had a chance in L.A., he really hasn't," Jackson said back in May while appearing as a guest on "The Ton...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. How the Lakers got here: 10 decisions that shaped their fate

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- For the first time in a long time, the Los Angeles Lakers are in a bit of a rut. For a franchise that has won 16 championships, a first-round playoff exit via sweep -- punctuating a three-year stretch in which the team failed to make i...

    Blog | May 28, 2013