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Reeling Lakers return to practice for 1st time in Magic era

Magic Johnson has spoken to the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since taking over as president of basketball operations. The Hall of Famer’s words were brief, with some …


Bill Plaschke: Can the greatest Laker ever save the worst Lakers ever?

The Los Angeles Lakers now belong to Earvin Johnson, and there’s nothing magic about it.


Magic Johnson’s return means many things for the Los Angeles Lakers

If there was any doubt that big changes were coming to the Los Angeles Lakers, they went away Thursday morning, when the team stunned the basketball world with the announcement …


Lakers snap 11-game skid versus rival Clippers, 111-102

Nick Young and Timofey Mozgov scored 19 points apiece and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their 11-game losing streak in their rivalry with the Los Angeles Clippers with a 111-102 …


Lakers’ Nick Young didn’t learn lesson

It looks like Lakers guard Nick Young hasn’t learned much about fireworks safety from New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.


Lakers hire Warriors assistant Luke Walton as head coach

Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers.


Kobe Bryant says farewell after 20 years with the LA Lakers

Kobe Bryant is down to one last shot, and everybody knows he’s going to take it.


Westbrook’s triple double lifts Thunder

Russell Westbrook had 21 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds to help the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 111-107 on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.


Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season

Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season, ending his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.


Former Husky Robert Upshaw signs 2-year deal with L.A. Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Robert Upshaw to a multiyear contract, the Lakers announced Monday. The 7-foot Upshaw led the nation with 4.5 blocked …


Lakers plan to sign Williams, Bass

The Los Angeles Lakers say they plan to sign guard Lou Williams, last season’s Sixth Man of the Year, and forward Brandon Bass. Williams averaged a career-high 15.5 points and …


Former MVP Steve Nash announces retirement after 19 seasons

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash announced his retirement after a 19-year NBA career that included two MVP awards. The 41-year-old Canadian made the announcement Saturday in a letter on …


Rotator cuff surgery likely will end season for Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant’s surgery Monday. He injured …


Lakers: Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff, hurt on dunk

Kobe Bryant tore his right rotator cuff in the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest defeat, the club announced Thursday. Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers’ …


Bulls extend NBA winning streak to five games

CHICAGO – Pau Gasol had 23 points and 13 rebounds against his former team and the Chicago Bulls beat Los Angeles 113-93 on Thursday night with Lakers star Kobe Bryant …


In brief: Kobe Bryant surpasses Michael Jordan on all-time scoring list; Lakers top Timberwolves 100-94

NBA: Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA scoring list and had 10 points in the final five minutes to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to …


In brief: Kobe Bryant’s triple double lifts Lakers past Raptors in overtime

NBA: Kobe Bryant had 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 20th career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 129-122 overtime …


Lakers’ Steve Nash out for season with back injury

Steve Nash’s tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers ended before the third and final year of his contract with them. He will be declared out by the team for the …


Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship …


In Brief: Lakers yet to announce Scott as coach

NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott, who won three …


Kobe Bryant gives peek into his life in documentary

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Kobe Bryant says he’s “scared” about his future after basketball, although he’s embracing the challenge of finding something that he can be as passionate about as …


Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni resigns

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job. Team spokesman John Black confirmed D’Antoni’s resignation, ending the brief tenure of the Lakers’ …


Lakers’ Robert Sacre gets attention in Canada

TORONTO – Canadian journalists gathered around one of their favorite basketball players before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Toronto Raptors. A semicircle at Steve Nash’s locker? Try again. Nash …


Heat beat Lakers 101-95 for 6th straight victory

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers missed having Kobe Bryant out on the court on Christmas Day. Same for LeBron James. Playing without its biggest star, Los Angeles stayed …


Snapshot: Kobe likely to miss 6 weeks with fracture in knee

Fifteen-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee. The Lakers said Thursday that an MRI showed Bryant has a fracture of …


Celtics edge Clippers; move to 4-0 without Rondo

NBA: Paul Pierce scored 22 points and Boston held off a late comeback to beat visiting Los Angeles 106-104 and improve to 4-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season …


Michigan makes case for No. 1 ranking

Men’s basketball: Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten) never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win over Illinois (15-6, 2-5) in …


Fun-loving former Zag getting serious minutes for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Lakers concluded a morning shootaround recently at their spacious practice facility here in preparation for the pro basketball battle of Los Angeles against the Clippers …


Fun-loving former Zag Robert Sacre getting serious minutes for Lakers

Rookie center Robert Sacre was wrapping up an interview when general manger Mitch Kupchak strolled by with a reminder of a meeting upstairs. Sacre started jogging toward the stairs, but …


Lakers honor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with statue

LOS ANGELES – For years, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wasn’t shy about saying he thought the Los Angeles Lakers should have erected a statue of him outside Staples Center. On Friday, standing …