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  1. 2014 NBA playoffs -- NBA affirms referees' call, mum on possible ...

    Dave McMenamin

    A day after squandering a late 13-point lead against the Thunder, the Clippers tried to let go of the outcome. And the NBA seemed to do the same, defending the outcome of a controversial, pivotal play that came with 11.3 seconds remaining.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  2. 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
  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. Rivalry between Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers has t...

    Dave McMenamin

    The Clippers have not had much success since the franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1984. They have qualified for the playoffs just five times in that span and have never made it out of the second round.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  5. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Los Angeles Lakers not bothered by compact p...

    Dave McMenamin

    The Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Denver Nuggets in seven games to advance to the second round to face the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  6. Mike Brown of Los Angeles Lakers says Magic Johnson's criticism d...

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown says criticism heaped on himy by Lakers legend and ESPN analyst Magic Johnson doesn't bother him.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2012
  7. 2012 NBA Playoffs -- Los Angeles Lakers remain in avoidance mode

    Dave McMenamin

    If the Lakers can avoid injuries and oddities, they just might have a chance.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  8. Lakers react to Clippers' comeback

    Dave McMenamin

    The opening weekend of the 2012 NBA playoffs featured two games with dramatic fourth quarter results that got the rest of league's attention. On Saturday, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose tore the ACL in his left knee when he was still on the cour...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Lakers' Jim Buss says he's over failed Chris Paul tra...

    Dave McMenamin

    The Lakers' season was almost derailed before it began after the Chris Paul trade fell through on the eve of training camp. Now that the Lakers made it through the regular season as the No. 3 seed in the West, the team has officially moved on.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  10. Kobe Bryant 'absolutely' expects Los Angeles Lakers to win NBA ch...

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant still believes the Los Angeles Lakers will be the team to lift the Larry O'Brien Trophy come June.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  11. Kobe Bryant will play for Los Angeles Lakers after 7-game absence...

    Dave McMenamin

    After a seven-game, 13-day absence, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will play Friday against the San Antonio Spurs.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  12. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant out against Golden State Warriors...

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant performed well in a series of on-court physical tests Tuesday before the Lakers' game against the Golden State Warriors, but will continue to sit out, missing his seventh straight game with a left shin injury.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2012
  13. Can the Lakers catch San Antonio?

    Dave McMenamin

    EL SEGUNDO -- With just 18 games remaining in the regular season, the 30-18 Lakers have built a three-game lead over the Los Angeles Clippers for the No. 3 seeding in the West and sit only 2 1/2 games behind San Antonio for the No. 2 spot. With th...

    Blog | March 24, 2012
  14. Brown: Clippers are a playoff team

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- The Staples Center could be awfully busy come late April when the NBA regular season ends and the postseason begins. Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown expects the Los Angeles Clippers to still be playing at that point. "They sh...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  15. Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol blames testiness on Los Angeles Clip...

    Dave McMenamin

    The Staples Center co-tenants renewed their rivalry with all the contentiousness of a playoff game.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2011
  16. Sasha Vujacic rehab going well, return to Los Angeles Lakers near...

    Dave McMenamin

    Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic is getting closer to returning to the team.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2010