Tag: LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James will select a new head coach among three finalists including Darvin Ham (left), Kenny Atkinson, and Terry Stotts (far right). (Image: Clutch Points)

Darvin Ham, Terry Stotts Finalists for LA Lakers Head Coaching Vacancy

The Los Angeles Lakers frantically have been looking for a new head coach and after an extensive search, three candidates are still in the running: Darvin Ham, Terry Stotts, and Kenny Atkinson. With the Lakers narrowing their search to a final three, it quickly ended any speculation that Doc Rivers […]

Kenny Atkinson on the sidelines of a Brooklyn Nets game during his last stint as a head coach in 2020. (Image: Michael Reaves/Getty)

Kenny Atkinson, Terry Stotts Interview for Lakers Gig

The Los Angeles Lakers continued their search of a head coach and interviewed Kenny Atkinson and Terry Stotts. Atkinson is currently an assistant coach under Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors, and the Lakers were granted the opportunity to interview Atkinson. Fellow assistant coach — Mike Brown — was […]

The LA Lakers are interested in hiring Darvin Ham, a top assistant coach with the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. (Image: Matt Kelley/AP)

Lakers Interview Darvin Ham, Adrian Griffin for Head Coaching Vacancy

The search to replace former head coach Frank Vogel continues while the Los Angeles Lakers conduct interviews with top assistant coaches like Darvin Ham from the Milwaukee Bucks and Adrian Griffin from the Toronto Raptors. Meanwhile, Doc Rivers is still mentioned as being at the top of the shortlist of […]

Mark Jackson on the sidelines of a Golden State Warriors game in 2013. (Image: Getty)

LeBron James Likes Mark Jackson as Lakers’ Next Head Coach

The Los Angeles Lakers need a new head coach after firing Frank Vogel on Monday, and LeBron James has already hinted at someone he likes for the job — Mark Jackson. But many fans would rather not have Jackson, who ran an antiquated offense with the Golden State Warriors. The team […]

Jack McKinney spent just 14 games as the head coach of the LA Lakers at the start if 1979-80 season before he suffered a near-fatal bicycle accident. (Image: Getty)
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The Architect of the Showtime: Who is Jack McKinney from the LA Lakers?

Pat Riley gets a lot of credit for engineering the Showtime-era LA Lakers in the 1980s, but it’s former head coach Jack McKinney who deserves all the credit for introducing run-and-gun offensive concepts that would help lead the Lakers to five championships between 1980 and 1988. McKinney is a former […]

An exhausted LeBron James from the LA Lakers walks off the court during recent loss. (Image: Getty)

Losing Time: Disappointing LA Lakers Eliminated from Playoff Contention

The Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated from playoff contention last night when they lost to the Phoenix Suns and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets to secure the final spot in next week’s Western Conference play-in tournament. LeBron James, who’s been nursing an ankle injury, didn’t suit […]

LeBron James from the LA Lakers argues a bad call with an official during a recent game at Crypto.com Arena. (Image: Getty)

Prop Bet: Will the LA Lakers Make the NBA Playoffs?

The regular season is in its final home stretch and the Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of missing the playoffs after losing four in a row and nine out of their last 11 games. DraftKings posted a prop bet and you can wager on whether the Lakers make […]

LeBron James from the LA Lakers slips while trying to drive by CJ McCollum of the New Orleans Pelicans. (Image: Sean Gardner/Getty)

NBA Weekend Betting Preview: Must-Win Games for Lakers, Spurs

It’s the penultimate weekend of the NBA regular season and the fierce fight for the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference continues with 2.5 games separating the top four teams. Out in the Western Conference, the banged-up LA Lakers and San Antonio Spurs are fighting for the final spot in […]

Anthony Davis missed the last six weeks due to a foot and ankle injury, but the LA Lakers need him back ASAP to avoid missing the playoffs. (Image: Getty)

Anthony Davis Could Return to the Lakers This Weekend

The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of missing the playoffs and losing their spot as the #10 seed in the play-in tournament after a late surge by the San Antonio Spurs. The Lakers recently lost LeBron James to a gnarly sprained ankle, but they could finally get some […]

John C. Reilly plays Dr. Jerry Buss, the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, in the new series "Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty" on HBO. (Image: HBO)
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Jerry Buss, the 1980s Showtime Lakers, and ‘Winning Time’

HBO’s new show “Winning Time” tells the story of the rapid ascension of the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty in the 1980s after real estate impresario Jerry Buss bought the team from previous owner Jack Kent Cooke in 1979. Buss won 10 NBA championships as the owner of the Lakers, beginning […]

The LA Lakers are in trouble but LeBron James thinks they still have a chance to make the playoffs and make a championship run despite their injury problems and offensive woes. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

Will LeBron James and the LA Lakers Miss the Playoffs?

The Los Angeles Lakers lost three games in a row without Anthony Davis in the lineup, and everyone in Tinsel Town is wondering if LeBron James and the Lakers will miss the playoffs this season after they slipped seven games below .500. The eggheads at FiveThirtyEight estimated that the Lakers […]