Brown likely to become free agent →
Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown will likely opt out of the final year of his contract on Wednesday and become a free agent, his agent Mark Bartelstein said Monday. “We haven’t made a decision yet. We’re going to wait until the 30th, but we’re probably going to opt out,” Bartelstein said. Brown has one year and $2.15 million remaining on his contract with...
Lakers Draft Picks →
With the 43rd pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Lakers selected Devin Ebanks, a 6-9, 215-pound sophomore out of West Virgina. “I’m so happy right now, you don’t understand,” said Ebanks to L.A. media members over the phone. “The world champions … I get to play with the best player in the world, Kobe Bryant … I don’t really have too many words to say, I’m just happy.” Ebanks was named to the...
Jackson 'leaning towards retiring' →
Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson used it as a running joke this season when asked if he was leaning one way or another regarding his coaching future. “I’m leaning against the wall,” Jackson said in a tunnel in Oklahoma City and later, “I’m leaning against the podium,” before a playoff game at Staples Center. He dropped the joke and got serious about his...
Lamar Odom 2010 Exit Interview On his desire to play more small forward next season: ”I’m going to work on my quickness, tell the coaches on this team I want to play a little more small forward… Just our team, and when I think about the triangle offense and I think about size, and I think about ballhandling, and some of the teams that coach was able to throw out there. I think about us...
For a Lakers fan,
wondering what Phil will do > wondering what LeBron will do. Let’s hope Phil is healthy enough to come back!
Your offseason primer: 10 early questions
What, you think it’s a little too soon to look ahead? Still basking in the glow of Thursday’s win? C’mon, it’s been three days already. Quit living in the past! I kid. Starting with Monday’s parade and a week of exit interviews, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to reflect and celebrate another title run. But the offseason is indeed upon us, and with it a...
Jackson skips parade for appointments →
Phil Jackson’s hat was at the Los Angeles Lakers’ championship parade Monday, but Jackson wasn’t. Jackson, 64, missed the celebration because of medical appointments he had scheduled that could not be changed, according to Lakers spokesman John Black. Jackson has said he would decide whether to return as Lakers coach by June 27 and that his health would trump contract...
The Lakers, with the franchise’s 16th title Thursday night, set a Twitter record, generating 3,085 tweets per second as the game ended.
Thoughts about the championship game: Ron Artest is the man of the hour. Man-o-man, you were amazing tonight. Just five days ago we were wondering, “what if Ariza stayed,” and you come out and single-handedly keep us in the game offensively. 20 points, and 5 steals. Thanks Ron-Ron. (and your therapist) Celtics fans complaining about the fouls … idk. The Lakers did shoot a ton...
Well, first of all I want to thank everybody in my hood. I definitely want to...– Ron Artest
5 Championships for Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher. Bryant also earned his second straight Bill Russell Finals MVP trophy behind averages of roughly 28 points, eight boards and four assists in the series, including 23 points and 15 rebounds in Game 7. 16 NBA Championships for the Lakers’ franchise, including two straight. 20 Points for Ron Artest, none bigger than a dagger three-pointer from the...
I got one more than Shaq. You can take that to the bank. I don’t forget...– Kobe Bryant