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The Next Great Lakers’ Coach

Other than two interim head coaches (Kurt Rambis in 1999 and Frank Hamblen in 2005) hired to finish out when another head coach had been fired during the season, the Lakers through the last 20 years have always hired NBA … Continue reading

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On The Night Clippers Make Playoffs, “Old” Clippers’ Issues Re-Emerge

As the Clippers eased by the hapless Houston Rockets minus the ego-man, they set a franchise record that is important to them, but makes little impact on Los Angeles basketball fans use to the continual success of Staples’ Center’s “other” … Continue reading

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Who Is It Again That needed Phil? And Nash?

Through the long and storied existence of the team called the Lakers, through years long ago in the frigid confines of Minnesota, through seasons in the Los Angeles Sports Arena, in the Fabulous Forum, and at Staples Center, not to … Continue reading

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Lakers Half-Way to New Start

With Phil Jackson firmly ensconced in New York, the filter effect of every move the Lakers make being compared to what Phil would have done, is now over. The belief that he will be back, and soon, has now passed, … Continue reading

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Lakers Continue Serpentine Streak While Jackson Mulls Knicks

The manic-depressive Lakers’ play, which I described as serpentine earlier today, continued this afternoon, as after being decimated by the Clippers and then losing a tough, close game to a below-average Denver team, this afternoon they had one of their … Continue reading

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Is the Phil Jackson Filter About to Explode?

As the Lakers serpentine through their worst season ever, myopic fans continue to see every setback through a Phil Jackson filter: Everything would be fine if he had been rehired as coach last season instead of Mike D’Antoni; Everything will … Continue reading

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NOT a Comedy Team?

On a night when MarShon Brooks became the first player to appear in both Lakers’ and Celtics’ uniforms in the same season since 1977-78, Brooks and Kent Bazemore, both acquired the night before the trade deadline in a salary dump … Continue reading

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Lakers Throw in Towel, Now Dumping Salaries

On the eve of last night’s rematch against the Rockets and the ego man D-eee Wight Howard, and as the trade deadline approached, it became clear that the 2013-2014 Lakers’ season was officially over, as word spread that the team … Continue reading

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Chris Kaman, the “Decent Consolation Prize”

In Mark Medina’s “Inside the Lakers” post yesterday, he refers to Chris Kaman as “a decent consolation prize after losing the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.” Too bad Lakers’ coach Mike D’Antoni does not feel the same way. Disagree with that description … Continue reading

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Refs Don’t Let Lakers Play Four-Against-Five Versus Overmatched Cavaliers

Ladies and Gentlemen, the 2023-2014 Los Angeles Lakers are so good, that they would have, had the rules permitted, played the last few minutes of tonight’s game at Cleveland with only four players, against the Cavaliers’ five. Huh? Well, with … Continue reading

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Half of the Lakers Are Ready to Take on Cavaliers

As the Lakers limp into Cleveland, the first thing that strikes me is the realization that the LA team and the long suffering Cavaliers have identical 16-32 won-lost records and .333 winning (or should I say losing) percentages. Second is … Continue reading

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When Are Not Enough Guards Too Many Guards?

Uh,…. never? After struggling for weeks with five guards on the injured list, the Lakers are about to get three of them back at pretty much the same time, but the health of the team is still suspect and the … Continue reading

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