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Metta World Peace, aka The Panda's Friend, ejected from game in Italy

Former Laker Metta World Peace finished his season with Italy's Serie A club Pallacanestro Cantu on a less-than-stellar note.

Lakers start draft workouts with late first- and second-round prospects

The Lakers began the workout process on Tuesday at their practice facility in El Segundo, hosting six prospects in preparation for the June 25 NBA draft.

Lakers week in review

On Tuesday, the Lakers got a big win, landing the No. 2 pick in the NBA's draft lottery.

GM Mitch Kupchak: No. 2 pick won't lead to immediate NBA title

The Lakers are ecstatic they won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft in Tuesday's draft lottery, but the team's general manager, Mitch Kupchak, on Thursday tried to dampen expectations that a championship is imminent.

Jeff Van Gundy: 'It's a great day for the Lakers and their fans'

That the Lakers won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, instead of losing their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, was a significant victory for the franchise.

No. 2 draft pick could mean end of Jordan Hill's run with Lakers

With the Lakers winning the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, Jordan Hill's time with the team could be nearing an end.

Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge best No. 2 picks of last 15 years

The Lakers won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft in Tuesday's lottery, behind the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Karl-Anthony Towns is odds-on favorite to be top NBA draft pick

The Lakers lucked into the second overall pick in the NBA draft with a strong showing in Tuesday's draft lottery.

Lakers in position to draft either Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns

Good news for the Lakers would have been the fourth or fifth pick in the 2015 NBA.

Lakers to play two preseason games in Hawaii, host Maccabi at Staples

The Lakers will host the Utah Jazz on Oct. 4 and 6 at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu to open their 2015-16 preseason schedule.

Kobe Bryant shows Blake Griffin some love during Game 6

Lakers' superstar Kobe Bryant watched the Clippers play the Houston Rockets in Game 6 on Thursday.

Lakers in review

The Lakers' season ended in mid-April with a 122-99 loss to the Sacramento Kings, their 61st defeat of the year against 21 wins.

Magic Johnson: 'The Clippers can win the NBA championship'

The Clippers are one win away from reaching the Western Conference Finals for the first time in their 45-year franchise history.

Lakers' Jordan Clarkson aiming 'to be my own player'

Jordan Clarkson was the Lakers' lone bright spot this season, possibly carving out a spot on the NBA's all-rookie team while making a lot of teams regret passing him up in last year's draft.

Lakers season review: What went wrong, and how should they respond?

The Lakers are in utter disarray, meekly finishing their worst season ever with a 122-99 loss Wednesday to the almost-as-meek Sacramento Kings.

Jeremy Lin says relationship with Lakers improved despite benching

Jeremy Lin met with General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Coach Byron Scott for his exit meeting on Tuesday, after his season ended early with a knee injury.

Wayne Ellington thankful for Lakers' support through personal tragedy

Guard Wayne Ellington met Tuesday with General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Coach Byron Scott for his exit meeting after his season ended early because of a shoulder injury.

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