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  1. Q&A: James Worthy on NBA draft lottery

    Dave McMenamin

    NEW YORK -- His No. 42 is hanging up in the rafters at Staples Center, but James Worthy will be rooting for 21.5 on Tuesday at the NBA draft lottery in Times Square. As in, the Lakers have a 21.5 percent chance of vaulting up to one of the top th...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. Blake a reminder of a season gone awry

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- For much of the second half of this season, Kobe Bryant's presence at Staples Center during Lakers game has sort of been like the fabled leprechauns at old Boston Garden. You knew Bryant -- like the little green-clad lads -- was su...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  3. 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
  4. As Jackson looms, Lakers move forward

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- After casting a long shadow over the franchise since retiring from coaching nearly three years ago, Phil Jackson was literally looming over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday from a luxury suite at Staples Center. Of course, the newl...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 127, Knicks 96

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- The last time Phil Jackson was in the building at Staples Center for a game, Kobe Bryant made of point of playing a "clean game" -- free of any turnovers, unnecessary dribbling or wasted motion -- to make his former coach proud. The...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  6. Gasol out, Henry in vs. Knicks; Nash doubtful

    Dave McMenamin

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Lakers are likely to be without two of their most experienced players when they welcome the surging New York Knicks to Staples Center on Tuesday. Neither Pau Gasol (vertigo) nor Steve Nash (sore right hamstring) participa...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  7. Nick Young of Los Angeles Lakers says house robbed of $100,000 wo...

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young said close to $100,000 worth of clothing, shoes, jewelry and luggage was stolen from his Los Angeles area home while he was busy playing in a game at Staples Center.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2014
  8. Excited for Lakers-Clippers? Takes some convincing

    Dave McMenamin

    HOUSTON -- Rather than spend time rehashing the Los Angeles Lakers' 113-99 defeat at the hands of the Houston Rockets on Wednesday -- their ninth loss in the past 10 games -- better we just skip our focus to Friday's Staples Center showdown with the ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  9. Four major questions facing the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014

    Dave McMenamin

    Four major questions face the Lakers in 2014, starting with what to do with Pau Gasol.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  10. With soft schedule, Los Angeles Lakers can get back to .500 befor...

    Dave McMenamin

    A soft spot in their schedule give the Los Angeles Lakers a chance to get back to .500 before 2014.

    Story | Conversation | December 25, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Raptors 106, Lakers 94

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant is back on the court, but his game still has some work to do to join him there. After Bryant was introduced to a raucous standing ovation at Staples Center with "Imperial March" from "Star Wars" blaring over the public a...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  12. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers to make season debut Sunday

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will make his season debut Sunday against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 106, Pistons 102

    Dave McMenamin

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Los Angeles Lakers came into their three-game trip with only one win away from Staples Center all season. They'll return to L.A. with three times that many. Not a perfect trip, but mission accomplished overall. The...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 99, Nets 94

    Dave McMenamin

    NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Lakers had been a road weary bunch so far this season, starting this season just 1-5 away from Staples Center, including an 0-3 mark on the second night of back-to-backs. Sometimes all it takes to break a slump is to fi...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  15. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers says he's been pushing hard...

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant sat out Thursday's reunion game between Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers, but looks to be back on the court when the Houston Rockets visit Staples Center on Feb. 19.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  16. Training camp Q&A: Chris Kaman

    Dave McMenamin

    A handful of players have seen what life is like on both ends of the Staples Center hallway in recent seasons, taking a turn playing for the Los Angeles Lakers after having previously played for the L.A. Clippers, or vice versa. Journeymen like Steve...

    Blog | October 03, 2013