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June 18, 1988
It was inspiring to see the report on ESPN's "SportsCenter" concerning all the marvelous celebrities who are such big Laker fans. Dyan Cannon's knowledge of the game was especially impressive. She described the Lakers' play as being "so poetic" and "as if it was choreographed." It is, isn't it? She loves watching the greats of the game. So what if she wasn't quite sure what the names of those greats were? The Laker organization should be proud to have these celebrity fans who show their undying devotion and cheer on their heroes all June long.
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May 13, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers seemingly couldn't get through a family breakfast without drama. As if they didn't have enough worries heading into Game 7 of their first-round playoff series, the Lakers had to hear the franchise's most popular figure question the future of their coach on the eve of the game. Magic Johnson , the Lakers vice president who also serves as an ESPN analyst, said Friday that Lakers Coach Mike Brown wouldn't keep his job if his team lost to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.
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March 14, 1998
With regards to Larry Stewart calling out Jim Rome for unsubstantiated reporting in the Del Harris fiasco [March 6], I find it interesting that the L.A. Times found the story important enough to respond to it on the front page of their sport section the next day. Also, the Laker organization itself has yet to stand by their man. Furthermore, Mr. Stewart's criticism of Rome and sports radio seems to suggest his journalism is superior to the free flow...
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May 12, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers released a statement Saturday that was anything but magical. The Lakers were obviously irritated that Magic Johnson weighed in so heavily on Coach Mike Brown's job security, calling it his "personal opinion" as an ESPN analyst. "His words were not made on behalf of the Los Angeles Lakers, and in no way do they reflect the feelings or position of team ownership or management," said the team statement, which was released four hours before the Lakers were scheduled to play Denver in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series.
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January 4, 1992
I have been a Laker fan for many years and a great admirer of Magic Johnson. But now that Magic has retired and the Lakers are struggling, many have started to doubt the ability of the team to win without him. I don't think the Lakers are struggling because of the absence of Magic, but because of the distraction caused by Magic. I don't see any point for him to sit on the bench with the Lakers. I understand he is trying to provide moral support, but I think Magic's presence is a big distraction for the Laker organization.
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December 19, 1999
The "girls" may truly be dancers, but the Laker Girls are not about dancing, they are about sex ("The Bod Squad," Dec. 13). They debase themselves and all women by the striptease outfits they wear and the pseudo-striptease moves they make. It's laughable to call the Laker Girls a "family" act. They are a balding-middle-aged-men-titillation show. It is sad to see young boys in the audience learning from the juvenile hoots and catcalls of their dads that women are simply sex objects.
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May 12, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers released a statement Saturday that was anything but magical. The Lakers were obviously irritated that Magic Johnson weighed in so heavily on Coach Mike Brown's job security, calling it his "personal opinion" as an ESPN analyst. "His words were not made on behalf of the Los Angeles Lakers, and in no way do they reflect the feelings or position of team ownership or management," said the team statement, which was released four hours before the Lakers were scheduled to play Denver in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series.
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June 26, 2004
Were Mitch Kupchak and Jerry Buss watching the same NBA Finals I was watching? And if so, why are they talking about trading the guy who shot 63%, and not the guy who shot 38% -- and kept shooting? Ron Corcillo North Hollywood Dr. Buss, are you really in such a hurry to go back to the glory days of Del Harris? Stephen J. Smith Visalia Why is Mitch Kupchak interviewing replacements for Phil Jackson? It's Kobe's team. Make him do it. Burt Collette Rancho Mirage When will the Lakers learn?
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August 17, 2002
It is both ironic and disgraceful that at a time our city was honoring the memory of a man so celebrated for, among other things, his amazing ability to show up, Jerry Buss and Shaquille O'Neal chose not to show up for his memorial service. While thousands of fans filed through the Staples Center, and friends, family and colleagues expressed their respect and affection for Chick Hearn in Brentwood, Buss and O'Neal were nowhere to be found. For 42 years, Chick gave his heart and soul to this city and to the Laker organization.
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May 11, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The Lakers are at a crossroads. They're either a game away from finally meeting the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semifinals, or a game away from the end of their season.  Should the Lakers lose Saturday in Game 7 of their first-round series against the Denver Nuggets, Magic Johnson has a definite idea on what will happen next. "They're going to run Mike Brown first out of town," Johnson said as an ESPN NBA analyst Friday. "Then second will be [Andrew] Bynum.
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May 11, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The Lakers are at a crossroads. They're either a game away from finally meeting the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semifinals, or a game away from the end of their season.  Should the Lakers lose Saturday in Game 7 of their first-round series against the Denver Nuggets, Magic Johnson has a definite idea on what will happen next. "They're going to run Mike Brown first out of town," Johnson said as an ESPN NBA analyst Friday. "Then second will be [Andrew] Bynum.
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June 26, 2004
Were Mitch Kupchak and Jerry Buss watching the same NBA Finals I was watching? And if so, why are they talking about trading the guy who shot 63%, and not the guy who shot 38% -- and kept shooting? Ron Corcillo North Hollywood Dr. Buss, are you really in such a hurry to go back to the glory days of Del Harris? Stephen J. Smith Visalia Why is Mitch Kupchak interviewing replacements for Phil Jackson? It's Kobe's team. Make him do it. Burt Collette Rancho Mirage When will the Lakers learn?
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May 18, 2004 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
It was an extraordinary week by any measure, the Lakers winning four games in seven days against the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, and on Monday morning the Laker organization hummed along as it often does this time of year. At team headquarters in El Segundo, reporters trudged through a steel gate and past red-coated security guards, gathering in a tiny room off the practice gym, waiting to ask questions that had no real answers.
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October 29, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
While others argue whether Shaquille O'Neal or Kobe Bryant is to blame for their public feud, Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban points his finger at the Laker organization. "If the president and the CEO of a corporation were speaking publicly like that, you'd have to say the board of directors was doing something wrong," Cuban said. "By the time a problem grows in an organization to where the most visible figures are venting publicly, it means ... people are not doing their jobs.
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August 17, 2002
It is both ironic and disgraceful that at a time our city was honoring the memory of a man so celebrated for, among other things, his amazing ability to show up, Jerry Buss and Shaquille O'Neal chose not to show up for his memorial service. While thousands of fans filed through the Staples Center, and friends, family and colleagues expressed their respect and affection for Chick Hearn in Brentwood, Buss and O'Neal were nowhere to be found. For 42 years, Chick gave his heart and soul to this city and to the Laker organization.
NEWS
December 19, 1999
The "girls" may truly be dancers, but the Laker Girls are not about dancing, they are about sex ("The Bod Squad," Dec. 13). They debase themselves and all women by the striptease outfits they wear and the pseudo-striptease moves they make. It's laughable to call the Laker Girls a "family" act. They are a balding-middle-aged-men-titillation show. It is sad to see young boys in the audience learning from the juvenile hoots and catcalls of their dads that women are simply sex objects.
SPORTS
May 13, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers seemingly couldn't get through a family breakfast without drama. As if they didn't have enough worries heading into Game 7 of their first-round playoff series, the Lakers had to hear the franchise's most popular figure question the future of their coach on the eve of the game. Magic Johnson , the Lakers vice president who also serves as an ESPN analyst, said Friday that Lakers Coach Mike Brown wouldn't keep his job if his team lost to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.
SPORTS
May 18, 2004 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
It was an extraordinary week by any measure, the Lakers winning four games in seven days against the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, and on Monday morning the Laker organization hummed along as it often does this time of year. At team headquarters in El Segundo, reporters trudged through a steel gate and past red-coated security guards, gathering in a tiny room off the practice gym, waiting to ask questions that had no real answers.
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June 29, 1999 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unless Phil Jackson runs into unexpected problems putting together his coaching staff, Kurt Rambis, Bill Bertka and Larry Drew will not be returning to the Laker sideline next season. Jackson, the new Laker coach, met individually with the holdover Laker coaches Monday at the Great Western Forum, then made official what had been presumed since he was hired June 16. Jackson is set to hire a completely new staff, probably including former Chicago Bull assistants Jim Cleamons and Jimmy Rodgers.
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March 14, 1998
With regards to Larry Stewart calling out Jim Rome for unsubstantiated reporting in the Del Harris fiasco [March 6], I find it interesting that the L.A. Times found the story important enough to respond to it on the front page of their sport section the next day. Also, the Laker organization itself has yet to stand by their man. Furthermore, Mr. Stewart's criticism of Rome and sports radio seems to suggest his journalism is superior to the free flow...
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