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LeBron improves case versus Jordan as all-time NBA best

Los Angeles - As the first player to lead three different teams to NBA titles, LeBron James has revived the question of whether he or Michael Jordan is the league's greatest-ever superstar."I don't know," James said. "I'm going to let you guys talk about it.

Vanessa Bryant 'devastated' by allegation deputies shared crash site photos

Los Angeles - Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa, is "absolutely devastated" by a report that sheriff's deputies may have shared graphic photos of the site of helicopter crash that killed the NBA legend and eight others, her representatives said Sunday.

Warriors assistant to become head coach of rival L.A. Lakers

Los Angeles - It's hard to blame the Los Angeles Lakers for trying to get in on a good thing — the Golden State Warriors are obviously doing something right.

Why Jordan Jackson failed to join FIBA Asia-bound Gilas team

After making it to Gilas' initial roster, L.A. Lakers' point guard Jordan Jackson failed to make it to the magic 12 of the Philippine basketball team competing in the FIBA Asia Championship Sept. 23 to Oct. 3 in Changsha, China.

Oddsmakers give the LA Lakers a slim success chance for season

Los Angeles - The majority of bookies are giving the Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team poor odds to win the game season this year.

Lakers' Nash shut down for season: report

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash has been officially ruled out for the rest of the season, according to a report on the National Basketball Association's website on Thursday.

Lakers' Bryant out for rest of 'frustrating' season

Hobbled five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has been shut down for the season, the Los Angeles Lakers said on Wednesday in a crowning blow to an abysmal year for the storied franchise.

Lakers, Celtics rivalry cools with losing seasons

The historic rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics appeared the same, the green uniforms of the visiting team perfectly complementing the home side's purple-and-gold.

Lakers trade Blake to Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers traded away veteran guard Steve Blake on Wednesday, sending him to the Golden State Warriors a short time before he was scheduled to take the court.

NBA Trade Rumors: Steve Nash to Toronto Raptors?

Toronto - It figured the LA Lakers would be involved in trade rumors as the 2013-14 NBA season progresses, but the latest reports don't have Pau Gasol on the move, instead Steve Nash is the latest player to wear the Purple and Gold who could be moved.

Photo Essay: Picnic along the Welland Canal Special

A favorite family picnic place is at any of the 8 locks on the Welland Canal to watch how the engineering marvel moves large commercial lakers and small pleasure craft up 326 meters across the Niagara Escarpment between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

NBA: Lakers Summer Update

Los Angeles - The latest news from Los Angeles Lakers include World Peace moving East and Pau Gasol visiting the Middle East as part of his UNICEF duties.

Bryant, Bynum lead Lakers to 113-108 win over the Clippers

Los Angeles - Kobe Bryant temporarily put an end to the brewing Lakers-Clippers rivalry as he led his "visiting" Los Angeles Lakers to a thrilling 113-108 victory over their in-city rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday night at the storied Staples Center.

NBA Trade Deadline: Howard stays in Orlando, Lakers grab Sessions

With the NBA trade deadline now passed, some teams have made important trades or kept quiet: Dwight Howard decided to stay in Orlando for this season, and the L.A. Lakers picked up Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ramon Sessions.

NBA: Bryant’s clutch jumper lifts Lakers over Raptors Special

Toronto - Perhaps DeMar DeRozan’s father put it best when he walked past the Los Angeles Lakers dressing room moments after the Toronto Raptors suffered a heartbreaking 94-92 loss at the hands of Kobe Bryant.

Op-Ed: Sorry Kobe, L.A.'s biggest NBA star is now Chris Paul

Kobe Bryant has long reigned over Los Angeles as the hallmark NBA attraction for West Coast basketball fans, but with point guard Chris Paul being traded to the L.A. Clippers, we'll be seeing a refreshing brand of exciting basketball.

NBA: Chris Paul heads to Los Angeles, but not with the Lakers

The New Orleans Hornets finally reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday which will send star point guard Chris Paul to Los Angeles.

NBA: Chris Paul isn't a Laker, major 3-way trade on hold

The blockbuster NBA trade to send star point guard Chris Paul from New Orleans to the L.A. Lakers has hit a snag, ESPN reports. The trade also includes the Lakers' Pau Gasol moving to the Houston Rockets.

NBA: Lakers forward Ron Artest wants to change his name

L.A. Lakers veteran Ron Artest is seriously considering changing his name, so much so he's started filing paperwork to officially become "Metta World Peace."

Shaquille O’Neal retires after 19 years in the NBA

Orlando - Shaquille O’Neal is known as one of the best big men to play the game in this day and age. His dominance was unmatchable and his ability to lead was superior. O’Neal played for six teams and left his mark on all of them.

NBA: Lakers name Mike Brown their new head coach instead of Shaw

Los Angeles - Mike Brown lost his job a year ago after the Cavs lost to the Boston Celtics in the Conference Semifinals. Brown has been working as a NBA analyst on ESPN, and came out of nowhere to be named the Lakers new head coach instead of Brian Shaw.

NBA: Mavs sweep the Lakers 122-86 with Terry breaking NBA record

Dallas - The Lakers needed this game to have a chance to extend the series, and they failed as the Mavs got hot shooting from behind the arc from Terry and Stojakovic. The Lakers played uninspired as they sent coach Phil Jackson out with a loss in his final game.

NBA: Lakers blow lead as Mavs win 98-92 for 3-0 series lead

Dallas - The Lakers lost game one with Mavs coming from behind in the fourth quarter, and game three had the same thing happen. Dallas already had a 2-0 lead, and the Lakers needed this game to have a chance at winning the series or even things out.

NBA: Ron Artest suspended one game after hit on J.J. Barea

Los Angeles - Game two ended on a crazy note when Ron Artest came out of nowhere to take a swipe at Mavericks J.J. Barea. Barea was hit in the face and looked a bit woozy as Artest tried to hold him up.

NBA: Mavs take 2-0 lead in the series with 93-81 win over Lakers

Los Angeles - The Mavs came from behind to win game one in Staples Center against the Lakers. Game two the Lakers needed to even things out with a win, but Mavericks had different plans with Dirk Nowitzki leading his team to a 93-81 victory.

NBA: Lamar Odom is named 6th man of the year by Kia and NBA

Los Angeles - Every year the NBA takes timeout in the middle of the playoffs to hand out some hardware to some deserving players. Some may be repeats, but some may be new stars that have stepped their game up significantly.

NBA: The Mavs pull out 96-94 win over Lakers

Los Angeles - The Mavericks and Lakers have never met in the playoffs in the Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki eras with their respective teams. This is the first time and Dirk led his team to a game one victory despite Kobe Bryant’s 36 points.

NBA: Lakers close out Hornets on the road with a 98-80 victory

New Orleans - New Orleans took a tough loss in game five, and looked like they could not bounce back to win this game. Los Angeles was just ore physical and looked like they were ore hungry as the game got late and it came to close out time.

NBA: Lakers take 3-2 lead with a 106-90 victory over the Hornets

Los Angeles - Kobe Bryant was questionable for this game after he rolled his ankle in game four. With Kobe hurt the Hornets looked like they could have an advantage, but the Lakers played a great team game to pull off the 106-90 victory to take the series lead.

NBA: Chris Paul powers Hornets to 93-88 victory over Lakers

New Orleans - Each team has now won two games with each team winning one game at home and on the road. The Hornets played a near perfect game last night as they pulled off a big win to even the series up and give themselves to close the series out on their home floor.
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Mike Brown is the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
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