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Flynn Robinson, 72, guard on championship Lakers team; Steve Forrest, 87, star of TV's 'S.W.A.T.'; Mack Emerman, 89, founder of Criteria Recording Studios Flynn Robinson
Considered a throw-in as part of the 2008 trade that brought his brother Pau to Lakers, Marc Gasol has become an elite center, leading Memphis' deep playoff run. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — He was the younger brother, a throw-in from the Pau Gasol trade, his name often appearing at the end of sentences describing what the Memphis Grizzlies received in exchange for their best player.
Bryant shares honor of most first-team selections in league history with Karl Malone. Clippers' Chris Paul is among players also chosen for the 2012-13 season. Kobe Bryant was named to his 11th All-NBA first team Thursday, joining LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan and Chris Paul for the 2012-13 season.
In a new memoir by the former coach, the Lakers' star comes up short in comparisons with Michael Jordan. But it's not all negative. Phil Jackson never liked to compare Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan. Believe me, I tried everything.
At $46.85 million, the Lakers star is fourth on the U.S. list behind Floyd Mayweather, LeBron James and Drew Brees. Kobe Bryant is Los Angeles' highest-paid athlete, followed by a couple of Dodgers who fans might say haven't earned their money, in a list compiled annually by Sports Illustrated.
Lakers star's tumultuous relationship with parents takes new twist with lawsuits over his mother's plans to sell some of Kobe's basketball mementos. It's latest in several cheerless off-court events. The 131-character dispatch arrived mournfully within two hours of sunrise May 4, at 7:58 a.m. to be exact.
The forward is expected to make a full recovery from the effort to curb pain and eliminate scar tissue. Lakers forward Pau Gasol will not resume basketball-related activities for 12 weeks after undergoing a knee procedure Thursday aimed at curbing pain in his knees that sidelined him for eight games this season.
Lawyers for the Lakers star have asked Goldin Auctions to halt plans to sell memorabilia from his high school days and early career. The Kobe Bryant memorabilia story has taken another turn: The Lakers star claims he never gave his mother permission to sell some of his basketball mementos.
The minimally invasive procedure will be done in an effort to try to combat tendinitis. Pau Gasol will undergo a minimally invasive procedure Thursday to try to combat tendinitis in his knees.
The NBA nudges closer to pro wrestling, and atmosphere is even more hostile in playoffs. The Clippers saw it with the 'We Don't Bluff' Grizzlies, and talents of a Steve Nash of the Lakers are lost. It is always easier to be critical when you don't have a dog in the fight, so let's go ahead.
Coming off a disappointing season and facing salary cap and luxury tax issues, Lakers will try to upgrade from a menu of second-tier players. A look at who's available: Poor Lakers. Even if Dwight Howard walks and Metta World Peace gets amnestied, they're still too far over the salary cap to chase any big-name free agents. Silly NBA rules.
Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni buys in Manhattan Beach, ex-Lakers skipper Mike Brown lists in Anaheim Hills and former UCLA coach Ben Howland lists in Bel-Air. Area basketball coaches are seeing a lot of off-court action these days...
If you want to coach a major sports program in Los Angeles these days, lose your sense of pride, find your sense of humor and prepare to spend every waking hour apologizing for not being Phil Jackson. He was once the face of collegeShow More Summary
Pamela Bryant is seeking to auction off memorabilia from Kobe's high school days and early NBA career. The Lakers star is trying to prevent her from doing so. Kobe Bryant is locked in a court battle with his mother because she is trying to auction off his old Lakers and high school memorabilia.
It would be easy to walk away from their car crash of a season with little analysis. But we don't do things the easy way. A compilation of all of the Lakers' postmortem material recently published in your paper would read something akin to "War and Peace." Hey, they had a rough season, they have some decisions to make and the future is uncertain. Enough said.
Other teams would like to have him (Mavericks most of all), but Lakers have more to offer, and not just money. It will be the story of the Lakers' off-season, they hope without anything remotely resembling "The Decision."
Franchise is in disarray, and perhaps only one man can fix it: Phil Jackson. But not in the way you might think. On farewell day, they waved until their hands hurt.
Kobe Bryant says it is 'very important' for the soon-to-be free agent to come back, and General Manager Mitch Kupchak says he's optimistic. Pau Gasol doesn't get strong indication of his future. There's unanimity within the Lakers. Kobe Bryant and General Manager Mitch Kupchak both want Dwight Howard to return.
Collins is the first male athlete in a major U.S. professional team sport to come out as gay. He draws praise from Presidents Obama and Clinton and from several in sports world, including Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Jason Collins had long been keeping a secret.
Nash calls this season the most frustrating of his 17-year career and wants to make next season 'a phenomenal experience.' To that end, he is 'very hopeful' the soon-to-be free agent center will return. Steve Nash couldn't finish this season because of injuries, but he knew where to start next season.