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Jul 23

Jeanie Buss is No. 1 of 50 Most Powerful in Southern California Sports after seizing control of Lakers

Amid constant change to the Southern California sports landscape, there is a nostalgic feel to its current state.Decades of anticipation delivered Los Angeles inundation with professional football, landing its second team in as many years. With the cha…

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Jul 23

Jeanie Buss: The Lakers’ Wonder Woman

Jeanie Buss recently flipped through a photo album that belonged to her father, the late Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss. On the hunt for pictures that could appear in a documentary she is helping produce about the Showtime-era Lakers, she paused on a page…

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Jul 22

Report: Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving request a trade

Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself.Cleveland’s All-Star point guard has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Friday. Irving made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert, said the…

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Jul 22

Miller: When it comes to generating buzz, Lakers’ Lonzo Ball already among the NBA leaders

Dismissing the performances was easy, the nature of the competition suggesting that what happened in Vegas would, indeed, stay in Vegas.Portland general manager Neil Olshey brought the most brutal assessment regarding the NBA’s recently concluded Summe…

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Jul 22

Why the Lakers have considered Brandon Ingram untouchable in trade talks

By Mark Medinammedina@scng.com @MarkG_Medina on TwitterThe phones stayed attached to their hands or ears. Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka hoped one of their many calls would turn into a franchise-…

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Jul 20

Lakers to meet with Derrick Rose today

A day after introducing their lone free-agent signing in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers are narrowing in on their next possible acquisition.The Lakers plan to meet with veteran guard Derrick Rose today, according to league sources familiar with t…

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Jul 20

Trash the negativity; Lakers are finally poised to take a big step forward

Three years ago a national basketball writer came to the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo to get a glimpse of a team that had won 27 games the year before and was universally expected to finish at the bottom of the Western Conference.After a few…

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Jul 19

Why Magic Johnson doesn’t think he’s putting too much pressure on Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball

EL SEGUNDO >> The smile disappeared from Magic Johnson’s face. The Lakers’ president of basketball operations did not exactly like a reporter depicting him as someone who is prone to hyperbole.

“I’m not a hypeman,” Johnson said. “I just tell the truth.”

Hence, Johnson refused to hold back when he gushed about Lonzo Ball’s potential in his rookie season.

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Jul 19

How the Lakers’ deliberative approach in free agency secured Caldwell-Pope

EL SEGUNDO >> The gratitude seemed apparent both through their words and body language.

Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka flashed infectious smiles on Tuesday as they sat next to shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Johnson considered Caldwell-Pope “a steal” after signing him to a one-year, $18 million deal.

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Jul 19

Whicker: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is another hot spot in Lakers’ summer of love

EL SEGUNDO >> He’s here because he won over Earvin Johnson. Both of them, actually.

“He’s my favorite Piston,” Earvin Johnson Sr. told his son. “You need to go get him.”

So the Lakers signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, big guard, economical with words, generous with minutes.

General Manager Rob Pelinka likened this to the moment in the book of Genesis when the manna came down from heaven.

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Jul 19

Video: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be perfect fit for Lakers

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is introduced at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo.Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News and Jonathan Khamis of the Orange County Register discuss what Caldwell-Pope brings to the Lakers.Video by Jonathan Khamis, for the …

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Jul 18

Lonzo Ball looks like ideal fit for Los Angeles Lakers

Lonzo Ball seems to be just what the Lakers needed.

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Jul 17

Lonzo Ball to miss NBA Summer League title game

Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball will be held out of the team’s NBA Summer League championship game against the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night because of a strained calf.Ball had 16 points, 10 assists and 4 rebounds in Sunday’s 108-98 semifinal victory ov…

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Jul 17

Drew League: Nick Young discusses Lakers past, Warriors future

The gesture usually serves just a photo opportunity. Otherwise the moment becomes forgettable perhaps except for the player holding his uniform. When Lakers rookie forward Kyle Kuzma displayed his No. 0 jersey at his introductory press conference as th…

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Jul 17

NBA Summer League MVP Lonzo Ball sits; Lakers claim title anyway

Throughout the tournament portion of the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, most of the Lakers success could be traced back to Lonzo Ball.Ball was named summer league Most Valuable Player. After he experienced tightness in his right calf in the Lakers sem…

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Jul 17

Lakers overcome Lonzo Ball’s injury to beat Mavs in title game

Lonzo Ball’s bid for a third straight triple-double was short-circuited by a calf injury. The lead he helped the Los Angeles Lakers build while he was in the game proved to be just enough to top Dennis Smith Jr. and the Dallas Mavericks.

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Jul 16

Lonzo Ball dazzles again, but leaves win with calf tightness

Another win and the Lakers will be champions once again.

It might be summer league, but the buzz around rookie Lonzo Ball has ramped up the intrigue for the Lakers, who beat Dallas, 108-98, on Sunday to advance to tonight’s championship game against Portland at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

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Jul 16

Lakers’ contingency plans unclear with Rajon Rondo going to New Orleans

The Lakers had a healthy amount of dialogue both with and about veteran guard Rajon Rondo, and whether he would be a good fit for their young roster.Ultimately, the Lakers did not have to decide the varying variables about such a possible partnership. …

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Jul 14

Lakers’ Lonzo Ball posts triple-double, this time in Adidas

Lonzo Ball had another strong performance in the NBA Summer League, this time in another brand of footwear.

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Jul 13

Lakers sign Alex Caruso to two-year deal on two-way contract

Las Vegas Summer League did not just provide a platform for Lonzo Ball to show early returns on his NBA potential. It also gave Alex Caruso a setting to convince the Lakers to keep him.The Lakers and Caruso agreed to a two-year deal on a two-way contra…

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