Ronald Reagan may have been the Great Communicator, but Ted Habte-Gabr is obsessed with conversation. Habte-Gabr produces Live Talk Los Angeles, a series of events that pair interesting names -- often of the literary world -- for sit-down interviews in front of hundreds of people. His first event ... More >>
Jerry Buss is in the hospital with cancer, with some reports indicating that he's gravely ill and that family, friends and members of his Lakers basketball organization such as Kobe Bryant have come to his side. However, Buss was hospitalized in summer and he bounced back despite some media specula ... More >>
It was the biggest "Screw You" in hoops history. Phil Jackson is not coaching the Lakers today because Jimmy Buss and Jackson do not like each other and never have. It's that simple and that complex.
Phil Jackson was the man everyone seemed to want. But it was former Suns coach Mike D'Antoni who got the job as the next coach of the Lakers following the abrupt firing of Mike Brown at the team's dismal 1-4 mark this season. According to a team statement Lakers spokesman John Black ...
By Paul Teetor Phil Jackson is back - unofficially, but with 95 percent certainty, pending a signed deal, etc. etc. This changes everything for the Lakers. How can simply replacing Coach Mike Brown with the Lord of the Rings make such a huge difference? Suddenly an LA Lakers vs. Miami Heat Final ... More >>
There are some crazy-ass Lakers expectations floating around town. The last time expectations were this high, USC had a No. 1 pre-season ranking and Matt Barkley had a premature Heisman coronation. How's that working out for Trojans fans? No doubt the new-look Lakers will win a lot of games and go ... More >>
Reading West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life is like overhearing a celebrity patient talking to his therapist: It's unsettling and uncomfortable -- yet you can't stop listening.Jerry West was a college All-American at West Virginia and an instant All-Star after he joined the L.A. Lakers in 1 ... More >>
See also: Top Five Rapping Basketball Players Phil Jackson Might Actually Like If there's one thing most professional athletes are good at, it's sports. Unfortunately, the recent NBA lockout stemming from millionaires failing to come to terms with billionaires left many players with an unprecedente ... More >>
Phil Jackson, of all people, recently had some harsh words for "Fix The Knicks," the odd, showtuney-tune penned by New York Knicks owner James Dolan. (You can hear it here.) Dolan needs either "a better lyricist or a better musician," Jackson said. Ouch! Of course, it's hard to disagree with ... More >>
The best player in the NBA is still with us.The Lakers flamed out like Charlie Sheen in rehab -- in spectacular, unprecedented fashion (via a sweep the likes of which coach Phil Jackson has never seen). And now Phil Jackson says he's coached his last NBA game and Kobe Bryant is talking about ... More >>
Kansas City StarReally man?We didn't think being an L.A. Lakers fan could get any more embarrassing than that moment last month in which Kobe Bryant threw his sweatrag on the floor and called the ref a "fucking faggot." Nowhere to go but up, right? Wrong. In the most miserable Lakers game t ... More >>
Going for fourth three-peatâ€‹Phil Jackson announced today he will return to coach the Lakers for another season."Count me in," Jackson said in a statement. "After a couple weeks of deliberation, it is time to get back to the challenge of putting together a team that can defend its title in the 2010 ... More >>
Union members amassed outside Dodger Stadium over the weekend during a game with the Arizona Diamondbacks to protest the Dodgers' use of an Arizona-based spring-training facility. About 150 people showed up to deliver the message to team management that they're unhappy with Arizona over its ... More >>
It's a question our friends over at OC Weekly ask after spotting the wife-of-Kobe sporting a "Do I Look Illegal?" t-shirt at Monday night's Lakers game in apparent solidarity with those upset over Arizona's controversial new immigration law (and/or perhaps in-line with protesters outside Stap ... More >>
Activists opposed to Arizona's controversial immigration law plan to picket the Lakers Western Conference finals game against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center Monday. They've expressed particular ire for Lakers' coach Phil Jackson because he hasn't voiced opposition to the law. "We are not happy ... More >>
Following tons of press Monday about his statements earlier this month expressing some understanding of Arizona's controversial immigration law, Lakers coach Phil Jackson stated that he wants to remain neutral on the topic. " ... It is my wish that this statement not be used by either side t ... More >>
thehump.bizIf The Hump, the Santa Monica restaurant that allegedly served illegal whale sushi, was not exactly in the same league as its more critically acclaimed competition (Urasawa, Nozawa), it was still on the map for many celebrities, some of whom frequented the eatery after flying into ... More >>
It could be a blessing or a curse for new Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck: Rates for major crimes in Los Angeles continued to dip in 2009. With continuing joblessness, a city struggling to find money to hire officers, and a looming release of 40,000 state prisoners, the only direction f ... More >>
Da Lakers.Yes, another year-end, top-of-the-decade list, this time from Sports Illustrated. The magazine says the Los Angeles Lakers are the sports franchise of the decade. The Staples Center-based ballers beat out the NFL's New England Patriots (number two), the University of Connecticut's w ... More >>
Jeff CowanLakers fans: Storm Troopers and Transformer Bumble BeeLos Angeles doesn't really do civic pride. We're too aloof and jaded for that sort of thing. We're a secular, sunglasses indoors, windows up, bowling alone type of town (except that when we bowl, it's usually at some swanky alley with a ... More >>
It might be a hellish commute tonight with a host of Lakers flag-sporting vehicles anxiously crawling across the freeways in the hopes that their drivers can get home in time to catch the first game of the NBA Finals, where the Lakers square off against Orlando's Magic at 6 p.m. Instead of stressin ... More >>
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