Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lakers showtime

  • Mike Brown Firing: Buss Wants Lakers' Showtime Back

    The Los Angeles Lakers shocked the sports world on Friday when they fired second year coach Mike Brown after only five games in the 2012-13 NBA season.

  • Mike D'Antoni Wants To Bring Back The Showtime Lakers

    Mike D'Antoni Wants To Bring Back The Showtime Lakers Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m.

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Statue To Be Unveiled Friday

    The Showtime Lakers -- including Magic Johnson, James Worthy, coach Pat Riley and general manager Jerry West -- will be among the key speakers at the unveiling.

  • Mike D'Antoni Can Bring Showtime Back to the Lakers, but Can He Win a Title?

    Mike Brown was never really a good fit as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, and it should come as no surprise that the team decided to sever ties with Brown on Friday.

  • Mike D'Antoni will bring Showtime back to the Lakers

    It may not be clear to many after his time with the New York Knicks, but there is no coach better fit to return the Los Angeles Lakers to "Showtime" than former New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni, who now has that job. That doesn't mean he was the ...

  • Jerry Sullivan: Showtime for NBA's newest villain

    Well, just in time for Halloween, there's a new NBA villain, another collection of hardwood ghouls for your hating pleasure: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers! You thought three superstars gravy-training for a ...

  • Lakers have terrific talent, but still have to put it together

    When forward Antawn Jamison checked in with his new team in Los Angeles at the beginning of the month - when jerseys were issued and players got together to entertain the media—he couldn't help but look around with a wide grin.

  • 7 Reasons LeBron James to Los Angeles Lakers Is Actually a Terrible Idea

    While LeBron's Miami Heat are off to a fast 4-1 start, the star-studded Lakers have stumbled to an unfortunate 1-4 mark.

  • It's Showtime: Blazers Beat LA in season opener

    (AP) - Dwight Howard's 33 points and 14 rebounds were not enough for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 116-106 loss to the inspired Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

  • Pistons vs. Lakers Preview, Analysis and Predictions

    The NBA continues its opening-week-long festivities Sunday night when Showtime faces off against The Motor City's finest.

  • Mike D'Antoni has his work cut out for him with Lakers

    Even at their best, the Los Angeles Lakers have not been about cohesion since the Showtime era. Their mini-dynasty at the turn of the century featured Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, but neither the behemoth centre nor the spectacular scoring guard ...

  • 2011-12 Miami Heat tops LA's 'Showtime' and Michael Jordan's Bulls dynasty

    After all, it came in a lockout-shortened 66-game campaign, plus LeBron James and company didn't defeat one of the league's traditional glamour franchises -- namely, the Los Angeles Lakers -- in the Finals. In fact, at one point they were in a 2-1 hole ...

  • Kurt Rambis joining Lakers' Time Warner Cable SportsNet

    Rambis has a rich history with the organization, as a player during the Showtime era, assistant coach and even head coach (albeit briefly).

  • Jackson 'stunned' he didn't get Lakers job

    And he runs an up-tempo system that conjures memories of the 1980s Showtime Lakers, a style that owner Jerry Buss still favors.

  • Mike D'Antoni can return Lakers to glitz, glory

    The Suns' players all loved it, as will a Lakers team that too often looks more interested in siesta than Showtime Redux. Then, as now, the epicenter of this development was Steve Nash, who in some ways made us all look at the game differently, just as ...

  • NBA: Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak wasn't willing to wait for Phil Jackson's answer

    Kupchak said Dr. Jerry Buss remains nostalgic about restoring "Showtime" to the Lakers, even if it meant shying away from a coach with vast championship experience.

  • L.A. Serious About LeBron James

    With LeBron James on the team, comparisons to Magic Johnson and the Showtime Lakers are almost certain to arise. With Dwight Howard playing the role of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the flash and dominance of the purple and gold will bear an even greater ...

  • Magic Johnson ends Twitter silence

    The last time I spoke to Dr. Buss, was 3 months ago & we were merely reminiscing about the Showtime Lakers days." Earlier, Johnson had tweeted his support for bringing back Jackson and offered his thoughts on Brown's firing.

  • Magic Johnson is 'Mourning' the Lakers' Decision Not to Hire Phil Jackson

    On an unrelated note, Pat Riley kinda lucked into his job with the Showtime Lakers when what's his name head coach got hurt and Riley was an assistant when Magic was drafted.

  • How L.A. Lakers' Hiring of Mike D'Antoni Saved Their Championship Aspirations

    Phil Jackson or no Phil Jackson, the Los Angeles Lakers were in dire need of a new head coach after canning Mike Brown and did well to hire Mike D'Antoni to be his replacement.

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