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Lakers Take Forever, Go Around in Circles, and Goof-Up

Back in April when Mike D’Antoni and the Lakers parted ways, the front runner for the newly vacant coaching spot immediately became Byron Scott. After months of speculation, with names from George Karl to Kurt Rambis to Mike Dunleavy to … Continue reading

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The 2014 Lakers: A Team of Power Forwards

As teams across the NBA are signing draft choices and free agents, and are piecing together rosters for the upcoming 2014-2015 season, in Los Angeles, Lakers’ GM Mitch Kupchak and the rest of the team’s brain trust have seeming undertaken … Continue reading

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Signing Back-Ups: Good for Clippers, Disaster for Lakers

I’ve written before about what a great job the Clippers have done in signing key backups this free-agent season. Now, the Lakers have also gone after a few backup players, in one deal and in re-signing players from last season’s … Continue reading

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Clippers Fill Biggest Need in Big Way

A few days after signing Specer Hawes, at which time I wrote then the teams’ biggest remaining need was a solid back-up point guard, the Clippers have made another great move in signing Jordan Farmar to a two-year deal. The … Continue reading

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Lakers Going All Out in Pursuit of Anthony

As NBA billionaire owners offer obscene piles of riches to over-rated free agent players, the LA Lakers are making an unprecedented effort to land Carmelo Anthony. They meet today, and the team has enlisted not just one of the organizations … Continue reading

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Are Lakers on the Verge of a Total Screw-Up in NBA Draft?

The LA Lakers, coming off a season where one injury after another laid waste to a team already less talented than most teams in recent Lakers’ history, have a chance to obtain a talented player, or players, who could be … Continue reading

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Absurd Donald Sterling Saga Takes Yet Another Turn for the Weird

Every aspect of the 2014 saga of Clippers “Owner” Donald Sterling has been, to say the least, bizarre. The world is well aware of V. Stiviano and her face visors, not to mention the other-worldly relationship Sterling has had with … Continue reading

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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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