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  1. The Forum: On the Olympics, 23-under, and a World Cup

    Brian Kamenetzky

    While Saturday's result against Lithuania was a little close for comfort, overall Team USA is moving along nicely in London. But will this be the last time we see a true dream team compete at an Olympics? In the latest edition of The Forum, we kic...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  2. Metta World Peace suspended seven games by the NBA

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The news is here. The NBA released a statement regarding the suspension: "The Lakers' Metta World Peace has been suspended for seven games without pay for striking the Thunder's James Harden in the head with his elbow, the NBA announced today. ...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  3. Pau Gasol still unsure of his future in Los Angeles

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It's been a couple months since the failed mega deal that would have sent Pau Gasol to Houston, bringing Chris Paul to L.A. (wearing purple and gold, specifically) in return. But just because David Stern put the kibosh on that deal doesn't mean the e...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  4. Fisher, NBPA taking wait-and-see approach

    Brian Kamenetzky

    EL SEGUNDO-- In the wake of NBA Commissioner David Stern's stunning spike of a proposed three-team trade ultimately sending All-Star point guard Chris Paul from the league-owned New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Lakers, Player's Association pres...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  5. Lakers: The damage is done, all that's unknown is degree

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It takes a lot to unite the world of NBA fans and observers on the side of the Lakers, but credit David Stern for finding a way, killing the proposed trade sending Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol to New Orleans for Chris Paul. Where everything goes from ...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  6. NBA kills deal for Chris Paul

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Perhaps it's best to quote Chris Paul himself, via Twitter. "WoW." Indeed. In one of the most incredible developments I've ever seen in any sport, the NBA has blocked the trade sending Chris Paul from league-owned New Orleans to Los Angeles in ...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  7. How the new CBA impacts the Lakers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    With labor peace having (tentatively) arrived we can now, mercifully, start looking at actual basketball issues like roster construction. Over the weekend, we noted those areas in which the Lakers need to improve, and as more details of the new (tent...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  8. The NBPA raises the ante on the NBA: Thoughts from the room

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As far as CBA stakeouts go, my first was pretty short. Only about two-and-a-half hours in the dim, maroon-hued lobby of the Westin Times Square. That should have been my first sign Monday wasn't going to end well for NBA fans. Still, like many fol...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  9. Big Wednesday: A few CBA thoughts

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For a while, we've known under a new CBA some of the historical advantages enjoyed by the Lakers -- namely the ability to generate revenues and spend at very high levels -- would be mitigated. They'll be sharing more other franchises, and will find s...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  10. NBA cancels the first two weeks of the regular season

    Brian Kamenetzky

    One of Kobe Bryant's most admirable qualities is an insistence on suiting up whenever humanly possible, not simply because he's a ludicrously competitive guy but because, as Michael Jordan did before him, he knows there are fans in the stands specifi...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  11. So maybe Fish has time for that Impact League after all?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Uh oh. Not a good day for negotiations in New York. Said NBPA president Derek Fisher, "I think coming out of today, obviously because of the calendar, we can't come out of here feeling as though training camps and the season is going to start on t...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  12. Derek Fisher: Kobe Bryant looks good, far better than the CBA

    Brian Kamenetzky

    First things first: It was nice to see Lakers guard and NBPA president Derek Fisher in something other than a business suit, basically the guy's uniform since the Dallas Mavericks keelhauled the Lakers in May. Friday afternoon, clad in gym shorts and...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  13. Ron Artest and "Dancing with the Stars"?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    David Stern and Billy Hunter will once again hit the negotiating table next week, but fans are still looking for indications on how long this whole lockout thing might last. One sign of a potentially protracted labor battle would be Kobe Bryant actua...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  14. Lester, Goudelock show the real damage is behind the scenes

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The lockout will bring plenty of face time for David Stern, too much footage of Derek Fisher in a business suit, and periodic comment from the league's elite. But while they might be among the stars in the drama, those behind the scenes bear the brun...

    Blog | July 02, 2011
  15. 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
  16. The Nightmare Scenario

    Brian Kamenetzky

    We all know the NBA is facing some serious labor strife after this season, and none of us know exactly what financial system under which the league will operate a few years from now, some surely more advantageous to the Lakers than others. But it's f...

    Blog | October 12, 2010