Thursday, November 1, 2012


  • Lakers drop 2nd straight, fall to Blazers 116-106

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—Dwight Howard's 33 points and 14 rebounds were not enough for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 116-106 loss to the inspired Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

  • According to NBA 2K13, Lakers win title

    The two face off on the verge of the NBA Finals, but the Lakers advance once again in seven games. Continuing that trend, the Lakers will need seven to topple the Heat, according to the simulation. Of course, in the stark reality of the last few days ...

  • Lakers update fans on broadcast impasse

    Portland's Nicolas Batum drives to the basket against Lakers center Dwight Howard as Metta World Peace goes for the block from behind Wednesday night in a game unseen by DirecTV and Cox cable subscribers.

  • Lakers blackout in L.A.. is stupid brinksmanship

    "If Cox or DIRECTV choose not to carry our networks, we and their customers will be very disappointed but we are confident there will be other alternatives for their customers to see this highly-anticipated Lakers season,". While consumers have become ...

  • How The James Harden Trade Affects The Lakers Future

    When James Harden was traded to the Houston Rockets on Saturday, a small ripple from the trade made it's way out to Los Angeles.

  • LAKERS NOTEBOOK: Michael Cooper keeps the faith

    "The Lakers are about to win the championship four years in a row," Cooper said in a phone interview. Cooper, who played for the Lakers from 1978-90, laughed when reminded that former Lakers coach Pat Riley guaranteed a Lakers' repeat during the 1987 ...

  • Lakers-Trail Blazers Preview

    The Portland Trail Blazers suffered three straight first-round playoff losses before their failure to qualify for the postseason in 2011-12 resulted in major changes for the franchise.

  • Celtics Hating 101: A Laker Fan Guide to Beating Boston

    I recently got into a conversation on Twitter with a Lakers fan named Elijah Obasanya, who took issue with something I'd written.

  • Lakers at Blazers: What to watch

    Upon wrapping up a disappointing debut against the Dallas Mavericks, the Lakers hopped a plane to the great Northwest for a date with the Portland Trail Blazers.

  • What Ails the 0-2 Lakers?

    There was much pundit mockery made of L.A.'s "Princeton Offense," and the NBA on TNT crew took much delight in lampooning the Ivy League innovation.

  • Russell Brand and Katy Perry Reunited! Exes Attend Lakers' Season Opener

    The onetime spouses both attended the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA season opener Tuesday, perhaps the first time they've shared any kind of public space since divorcing earlier this year.

  • Lakers News: Dwight Howard Tops Dime's List of Defensive Player of the Year ...

    Throughout his career in the NBA, Dwight Howard has been considered the league's best center without much debate around the league.

  • Lady Lakers field hockey takes top seed in South tourney

    LAKEVILLE - It's already been a wildly successful season for the Apponequet High School field hockey team, but the second season starts Saturday for the Lady Lakers, and expectations are high. This fall, Apponequet played to a near-perfect 17-0-1 ...

  • Lakers offense shows signs of life in defeat

    The Lakers lost their season opener Tuesday to the Dallas Mavericks, 99-91. In simple terms, the Lakers gave the game away at the free-throw line.

  • UPDATE 1-NBA-Weakened Mavericks stun new-look Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The heavily anticipated new era of Los Angeles Lakers basketball began with a whimper as their much vaunted team bristling with All-Stars were beaten 99-91 by an under-strength Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.

  • What the Lakers need to work on

    Mike Brown and the Lakers have worked hard to manage expectations early. They might be reloaded with Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, but the implementation of a new Princeton-style offense means they also acquired some lag time for it to kick in.

  • Lady Lakers have experience returning

    The 2012-13 Shakamak High School girls basketball team includes seniors Kelsey Fulford, Megan Phipps, Kelsey Pilant and Casey Reynolds; juniors Cassie Beck, Jerri Beck, Federica Arena and Marie Fischer; sophomores Sierra Hudson and Kelsey Samm; ...

  • Lakers' opening act falls flat in loss to Mavs

    LOS ANGELES - Microphone in hand, all eyes on him, Kobe Bryant stood in the middle of the Staples Center floor and revealed the only goal his Los Angeles Lakers care about this season. Los Angeles had acquired Steve Nash and Dwight Howard in the ...

  • Lakers talk musical tastes

    The angst of an opening-day defeat has certainly left Lakers fans rattled. For a slight diversion before Wednesday night's battle in Portland against the Trail Blazers, how about some musical suggestions from Metta World Peace, Devin Ebanks and Dwight ...

  • Opinion: Matching the Laker hype will take time

    LOS ANGELES - The NBA season arrived Tuesday, bright lights bouncing off shiny floors, right on time and -- based on recent history - two months early.

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