Los Angeles Lakers

Monday, January 26, 2015

Laker guard Kobe Bryant to have surgery

The Los Angeles Lakers today announced what many had expected. Kobe Bryant will have shoulder surgery. Some reports are saying this means Bryant is done for the season. Age maybe catching up with the 36 year-old veteran player who has missed a lot of games over the past three seasons due to injuries. Already there is chatter suggesting it’s time for […]
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Laker coach Mike D’Antoni resigns

  Another major story rocks the Southland sports scene. Laker coach, Mike D’Antoni, resigns. D’Antoni made the announcement last night, but it did not come as a surprise. D’Antoni is not a favorite of the fans nor some long-time Laker supporters like, Magic Johnson. D’Antoni’s  two-season record with the Lakers has been poor at best. This year ,the Lakers ended the […]
Saturday, July 6, 2013

Talk of the Town: Dwight Howard turns his back on the Lakers

After one season of less than dazzling play center, Dwight Howard, is saying bye-bye to the Lakers and its fans. For weeks, there has been a lot of chatter about Howard and what he might do once he became a free agent on July first. Would he re-sign with the Lakers or go elsewhere? Last night, it became official:  Howard […]
Monday, February 18, 2013

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies

A lot of sadness in Laker land tonight, as folks come to terms with the passing, earlier today, of team owner, Dr. Jerry Buss. At the age of 80 and reportedly after a long battle with cancer, Buss died this morning at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He was the majority owner of the Lakers and is given credit for being […]
Sunday, May 8, 2011

It’s all over for the Lakers! Dallas sweeps L.A.

Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times — A dejected Kobe Bryant leaves the American Airlines Arena after the Lakers are eliminated from the playoffs in Dallas May 08, 2011 An embarrassment for the Lakers today. They got swept from the playoff by the Mavericks in a 122-to-86 rout at American Airlines Arena in Dallas. A disappointing career finisher for coach Phil Jackson. […]
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

President Obama teams up with the Los Angeles Lakers

The repeat World Champion Los Angeles Lakers went  to the White House to celebrate a championship win last year. So this time around, they did something different to honor their latest accomplishment. Earlier this month, on December 13, the Lakers visited with members of The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. Part of the time was spent with the kids assembling […]
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lakers lose some magic

Former Laker Superstar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, is no longer part owner of the NBA champion Lakers.  Sad, but true. Yesterday, the team announced Johnson had sold his ownership share to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a 25-year season-ticket holder, local businessman, and philanthropist.   Johnson reportedly bought his share for $10 million in 1994. No official word on what it sold for, but according to […]
Monday, June 21, 2010

Entertainment News Bits: Lakers parade, “Twilight” fan frenzy, and “Toy Story 3” rules the Box Office

Fans whoop it up for the World Champion Lakers Photo: Don Barletti/Los Angeles Times — Thousands of jubliant fans cheer for Kobe and company as the Lakers joy bus rolls along Figueroa Street during the big parade in Los Angeles, June 21, 2010 A parade of purple and gold in Downtown Los Angeles today to celebrate the 2010 NBA World […]
Friday, June 18, 2010

City Buzz

The Burbank Leader goes after a blogger UPDATE: June 20, 2010 — A new version of that controversial post is up on Semichorus blog and, you know, it’s more hard hitting than the first. Also, some pretty interesting comments on that post as well.  Check it out here.   Competition in the news biz is fierce, no doubt about it. Nevertheless, I […]