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June 4, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The Lakers expect to make changes this off-season. General Manager Mitch Kupchak indicated as much in last week's exit interview after expressing disappointment in the Lakers' semifinals exit to the Oklahoma City Thunder. But that thought process won't apply to their broadcasting team. The Lakers signed radio play-by-play announcer John Ireland and color analyst Mychal Thompson to multiyear deals. Ireland took over the team's radio play-by-play duties last season at 710 ESPN after announcer Spero Dedes left to accept the New York Knicks' radio play-by-play position for its flagship station, the Madison Square Garden Network.
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March 23, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
A career in limbo In a Hollywood version of the Royce White story, he would make a triumphant return to Houston to play for the Rockets. But in the sad reality show that White's season has become, the rookie forward went back to the home of the team that drafted him with no intention of making an imminent NBA debut. He has not played a game this season other than for the franchise's Development League team because of issues related to an anxiety disorder. He tweeted that he was returning to Houston for the rest of the season on the advice of the team physician.
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March 22, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Veteran actor and director John Ireland, who appeared in more than 200 movies and was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in "All the King's Men," died Saturday at age 77 at a Santa Barbara hospital, officials said. Ireland died of leukemia, said Cottage Hospital nursing supervisor Denise McDonald.
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December 17, 2012 | T.J. Simers
- I am upset with Kobe Bryant , and when am I not? I've been interviewing the guy for maybe 15 or 20 minutes after an easy win over the Philadelphia 76ers when a reporter walks up and starts talking to Kobe in Italian. Right away, Kobe starts jabbering back in Italian, and so I explode. "Why is it you are giving this guy all the good quotes?" And my good buddy starts laughing, and he's been doing that a lot lately, and this is not the Kobe I've known in recent years.
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April 5, 1987
"I'm an actor PLEASE . . . let me Act. John Ireland ." So read the ad on the back page of the March 26 Hollywood Reporter. Why did an Oscar nominee ("All the King's Men," 1949) and veteran of more than 200 movies and TV shows spend nearly $2,000 for such a plea? "It was part humorous and part serious," Ireland, 73, told us in his familiar resonant voice. "I was watching 'A Chorus Line' the other day and there's a song in which a character says, 'I wanna dance for you.'
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April 27, 1997
If I may add some comments to Garry Wills' article on the making of "Red River" ("The Birth of the Duke," April 20): Early casting choices for the leads were Cary Grant and Gary Cooper, but feeling they weren't right for it, they both turned it down. Only then was John Wayne cast as Dunson, John Ireland as Cherry Valance and then Montgomery Clift as Matthew Garth. Wills discusses how the role of Cherry Valance, played by my father, was written out of the script. Author Borden Chase's comments are based on what Wayne told him, and Hawks' comments regarding my father's supposed drinking are equally off the mark, though I can only guess as to Hawks' motives.
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October 17, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Any time Metta World Peace travels to Las Vegas, hilarity ensues. The Lakers' eccentric forward posts pictures of his nightclub exploits on Twitter. An avid boxing fan, World Peace often makes trips to see fights in person instead of on pay-per-view. When the Lakers had their first day off of training camp last week, World Peace joked he'd drive there with friends and make "Hangover, Part 3. " But when the Lakers play the Sacramento Kings on Friday at Las Vegas' Thomas and Mack Center, World Peace vows he'll stay on his best behavior.
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March 23, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
A career in limbo In a Hollywood version of the Royce White story, he would make a triumphant return to Houston to play for the Rockets. But in the sad reality show that White's season has become, the rookie forward went back to the home of the team that drafted him with no intention of making an imminent NBA debut. He has not played a game this season other than for the franchise's Development League team because of issues related to an anxiety disorder. He tweeted that he was returning to Houston for the rest of the season on the advice of the team physician.
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February 7, 2010 | T.J. Simers
It's February and I haven't gone to a Lakers game yet because I've been waiting for the exhibition season to end. If the Lakers aren't going to give it their all, why should anyone else? The '95-96 Bulls won 72 games, and this season began with some folks wondering if the Lakers might do better. That's pretty funny upon reflection. They lost the second game of the season by 14 -- at home. They lost to the Nuggets, playing without Carmelo Anthony -- at home.
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March 22, 2010 | T.J. Simers
I'm worried about Phil Jackson , so I will be joining the Lakers for this five-game trip beginning Wednesday in San Antonio. In the next week we will have free nights in Oklahoma City, New Orleans and Atlanta, but I'll let Phil make the dinner arrangements. That's probably best, especially if he requires a high chair, like the one he sits in at courtside for every game, when he goes to a restaurant. Anyway, there's no question we need to talk, because it irritates him so, and I would imagine these days the Lakers are doing the same to you. Some fans might go so far as to worry about the playoffs, or even discount the Lakers' chances of winning another championship.
SPORTS
October 17, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Any time Metta World Peace travels to Las Vegas, hilarity ensues. The Lakers' eccentric forward posts pictures of his nightclub exploits on Twitter. An avid boxing fan, World Peace often makes trips to see fights in person instead of on pay-per-view. When the Lakers had their first day off of training camp last week, World Peace joked he'd drive there with friends and make "Hangover, Part 3. " But when the Lakers play the Sacramento Kings on Friday at Las Vegas' Thomas and Mack Center, World Peace vows he'll stay on his best behavior.
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June 4, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The Lakers expect to make changes this off-season. General Manager Mitch Kupchak indicated as much in last week's exit interview after expressing disappointment in the Lakers' semifinals exit to the Oklahoma City Thunder. But that thought process won't apply to their broadcasting team. The Lakers signed radio play-by-play announcer John Ireland and color analyst Mychal Thompson to multiyear deals. Ireland took over the team's radio play-by-play duties last season at 710 ESPN after announcer Spero Dedes left to accept the New York Knicks' radio play-by-play position for its flagship station, the Madison Square Garden Network.
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June 21, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
The Lakers announced Tuesday that Bill Macdonald and John Ireland will be the play-by-play announcers for the team for the 2011-12 season. Macdonald will call the games on TV alongside commentator Stu Lantz on FS West and KCAL 9. Ireland, who had been the Lakers' sideline reporter on KCAL 9 since the 2002-03 season, will call the games on 710 AM ESPN radio alongside commentator Mychal Thompson . Spero Dedes ...
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March 1, 2011 | T.J. Simers
I do not know the FCC's position on such a thing. At the very least, I would think it's a crime against humanity. In this case, our very own connection to the Lakers is guilty and not to be trusted. Every time the Lakers play, broadcaster John Ireland begins the night schmoozing with Phil Jackson and ends the evening with an arm around one of the Lakers players. He also travels with the Lakers on their team plane, stays at their hotel, carries their bags and rides the team bus. We have come to count on Ireland for his Lakers-biased insight.
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March 22, 2010 | T.J. Simers
I'm worried about Phil Jackson , so I will be joining the Lakers for this five-game trip beginning Wednesday in San Antonio. In the next week we will have free nights in Oklahoma City, New Orleans and Atlanta, but I'll let Phil make the dinner arrangements. That's probably best, especially if he requires a high chair, like the one he sits in at courtside for every game, when he goes to a restaurant. Anyway, there's no question we need to talk, because it irritates him so, and I would imagine these days the Lakers are doing the same to you. Some fans might go so far as to worry about the playoffs, or even discount the Lakers' chances of winning another championship.
SPORTS
February 7, 2010 | T.J. Simers
It's February and I haven't gone to a Lakers game yet because I've been waiting for the exhibition season to end. If the Lakers aren't going to give it their all, why should anyone else? The '95-96 Bulls won 72 games, and this season began with some folks wondering if the Lakers might do better. That's pretty funny upon reflection. They lost the second game of the season by 14 -- at home. They lost to the Nuggets, playing without Carmelo Anthony -- at home.
SPORTS
December 17, 2012 | T.J. Simers
- I am upset with Kobe Bryant , and when am I not? I've been interviewing the guy for maybe 15 or 20 minutes after an easy win over the Philadelphia 76ers when a reporter walks up and starts talking to Kobe in Italian. Right away, Kobe starts jabbering back in Italian, and so I explode. "Why is it you are giving this guy all the good quotes?" And my good buddy starts laughing, and he's been doing that a lot lately, and this is not the Kobe I've known in recent years.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1997
If I may add some comments to Garry Wills' article on the making of "Red River" ("The Birth of the Duke," April 20): Early casting choices for the leads were Cary Grant and Gary Cooper, but feeling they weren't right for it, they both turned it down. Only then was John Wayne cast as Dunson, John Ireland as Cherry Valance and then Montgomery Clift as Matthew Garth. Wills discusses how the role of Cherry Valance, played by my father, was written out of the script. Author Borden Chase's comments are based on what Wayne told him, and Hawks' comments regarding my father's supposed drinking are equally off the mark, though I can only guess as to Hawks' motives.
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