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Los Angeles Lakers Coaching News: Mike D’Antoni Named Coach of the Month; Eddie Jordan Leaving Lakers for Rutgers Job
April 18th, 2013 at 2:12 PM
***PHOTO1***After overcoming numerous injuries and a few coaching changes, the Los Angeles Lakers have made the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season. Despite the sentiment of a significant amount of Lakers fans, coach Mike D’Antoni has been a major part of the Lakers success down the stretch and the NBA has...

Why the Los Angeles Lakers Need to Take the Risk and Trade Pau Gasol
January 22nd, 2013 at 4:27 PM
***PHOTO1***The media is in a frenzy today over the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers sport four future Hall-of-Famers, a former Defensive Player of the Year in Metta World Peace, and a former Sixth Man of the Year in Antawn Jamison. They have an assortment of riches, yet they have...

Game Preview: the Mike Brown-less Los Angeles Lakers Host the Golden State Warriors Tonight
November 9th, 2012 at 3:58 PM
***PHOTO1***After all the talk about today’s firing of Mike Brown, and the speculation of who might replace him, the Lakers still have a game to play tonight. Bernie Bickerstaff will coach the Lakers tonight, but don’t expect things to change dramatically. Bickerstaff’s biggest impact on the game will be playing...

BREAKING NEWS: Lakers Coach Mike Brown Fired
November 9th, 2012 at 11:10 AM
***PHOTO1***CBS LA has announced that Mike Brown has been let go as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Los Angeles has gotten off to a 1-4 start to the season, the worst in almost 20 years. Lakers assistants Eddie Jordan and Bernie Bickerstaff both have head coaching experience and one of...

Is It Time to Fire Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Mike Brown?
November 8th, 2012 at 5:58 PM
***PHOTO1***With the Lakers' loss last night to the Utah Jazz, head coach Mike Brown’s seat is getting hotter and hotter by the day. When a team that has four potential Hall-of-Famers on its roster isn’t winning games, that’s a problem and the easy thing to do is blame the man...

Los Angeles Lakers Tweet Kobe Bryant “WILL” Play Tonight Versus Mavericks
October 30th, 2012 at 12:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** After participating fully in this morning's team shootaround, the Lakers official twitter tweeted that Kobe Bryant "WILL" play tonight against Dallas. Bryant is officially listed as a game-time decision for Los Angeles. Beto Duran, reporter for ESPNLA Radio, also tweeted that Kobe is "85% sure he plays" and that he did a...

Los Angeles Lakers’ Head Coach Mike Brown Concerned with Turnovers
October 26th, 2012 at 5:09 PM
***PHOTO1***The Lakers lost last night to the Sacramento Kings for the third time this preseason, making the Lakers’ final record 0-8. Contrary to belief outside of Los Angeles, the sky is not falling. Injuries have ravaged the Lakers roster, preventing the Lakers’ “Big Four” from getting much quality playing time...

3 Things to Watch for in Tonight’s Final Preseason Game for the Los Angeles Lakers
October 25th, 2012 at 4:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Sacramento Kings tonight at 7 pm at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. The Lakers are still winless this preseason but a win isn’t what the Lakers’ coaching staff is concerned with. Watch for these three things in tonight’s matchup: 1.       Who...

Game Preview: Lakers Vs. Kings in Las Vegas Tonight
October 19th, 2012 at 2:36 PM
 ***VIDEO1***The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Sacramento Kings tonight at 7 p.m. at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The Lakers have started 0-4 in the preseason, with blow-out losses to Golden State, Portland, and twice to Utah. Sacramento is 2-1, beating Phoenix and Portland, and losing to...

Los Angeles Lakers’ Backup Center Jordan Hill Returns to Practice
October 18th, 2012 at 5:15 PM
 ***PHOTO1***Los Angeles Lakers' center Jordan Hill, who injured his back in the Lakers' first exhibition game of the preseason, returned to practice on Thursday. Hill was diagnosed with a herniated disk on October 8, and was re-evaluated a week later. Hill did not participate fully in Thursday's practice, but his...

Los Angeles Lakers Look for First Win of Preseason Tonight Against Jazz
October 16th, 2012 at 4:16 PM
 ***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers’ multiple injuries and lack of production from the bench have resulted in a 0-3 start to the preseason. The Lakers are looking to change that tonight when they take on the Utah Jazz for a second straight game. The Jazz won Saturday night at Staples Center...

Los Angeles Lakers Roster Update, Who’s in and Who’s Out
October 14th, 2012 at 5:36 PM
 ***PHOTO1***After the Lakers' third preseason loss, in as many games, last night, it’s time to look at what the Lakers roster will realistically look like when the regular season begins in two weeks. The NBA roster regulations stipulate that a team can carry a maximum of 15 players on their...

Kobe Bryant is “Fine”; Will Play in Exhibition Game Vs. Utah
October 12th, 2012 at 2:07 PM
 ***PHOTO1***After missing Wednesday's preseason game versus the Portland Trail Blazers with a strained shoulder, Kobe Bryant told Lakers reporter Mike Trudell yesterday that he is "fine". Bryant participated in the Lakers practice on Thursday but didn't overexert himself. Coach Mike Brown told reporters that Thursday "was more of a mental...

Los Angeles Lakers Take on Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 of Preseason Tonight
October 10th, 2012 at 1:30 PM
 ***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers are traveling east of Staples Center on Wednesday night, to the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, to take on the visiting Trail Blazers of Portland. The Lakers are looking to bounce back from their first preseason game where they got trounced 110-83 by Golden State. The...

3 Things We Learned from the Los Angeles Lakers First Preseason Game
October 8th, 2012 at 5:55 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  1. The Lakers have yet to master the Princeton Offense. The Lakers had only five days of practice in the Princeton Offense before their first preseason game Sunday night. The starting five looked impressive against the Warriors but once head coach Mike Brown put in the backups, the offense struggled. This...

Nash Shines, but the Los Angeles Lakers Lose Their Preseason Opener 110-83
October 7th, 2012 at 11:22 PM
  ***PHOTO1***After months of anticipation, the Lakers finally made their preseason debut Sunday night at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, CA against the Golden State Warriors. Despite the lopsided 110-83 final score, and the fact that Dwight Howard did not play, the Lakers showed that there is much to...

Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Mike Brown on the Hot Seat This Season
September 30th, 2012 at 5:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Days before the start of training camp, the pressure surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach Mike Brown is mounting. Brown is in charge of taking the best starting five in the NBA from “paper champions” to NBA Champions. A lack of depth in key areas and injuries at other...

Los Angeles Lakers Hire 3 Assistant Coaches to Mike Brown’s Staff
September 10th, 2012 at 4:04 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  Lakers’ General Manager Mitch Kupchak has announced the addition of three new assistant coaches to Mike Brown’s staff. Eddie Jordan, Steve Clifford and Bernie Bickerstaff will join the Lakers staff this year. Eddie Jordan, a former NBA player and head coach, played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1980-1983, helping them...

Los Angeles Lakers’ 2012-2013 Position Preview: Point Guard
September 3rd, 2012 at 1:44 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  The Los Angeles Lakers have had a serious deficiency at the point guard position for a decade. Finally, the Lakers’ front office has made a move to bring in one of the best point guards of all time, Steve Nash. Nash has 9,916 career assists (5th in NBA history) and...

What Will the Los Angeles Lakers Do Without Dwight Howard to Begin Season?
August 29th, 2012 at 5:28 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  Four months ago, the NBA was buzzing with rumors surrounding former Orlando Magic Center, Dwight Howard. Former Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy told the media Howard had asked the Magic front office to fire Van Gundy, which made for a very uncomfortable interview. Also, depending on the week and...