May 18, 1985
On Sunday, May 5, we took our daughter and son-in-law to Portland Airport to catch a return flight home to Southern California. They were delighted to see that the Los Angeles Lakers were to be on the same plane, as they are avid Laker fans. However, we were all very disappointed to see what a mess of debris the Lakers left in the waiting area walkway when the flight was announced. Soft-drink containers, hot-dog wrappers, chip containers, paper, etc. Not a very good example for the young people watching them.
April 20, 2002
It was about time that the Los Angeles Lakers acknowledged the presence of their trail blazing counterparts from Minneapolis, but the April 11 ceremony itself was almost as pathetic as Halle Berry's Oscar speech. Public address announcer Lawrence Tanter's timing was atrocious; Carrot Top could have done better. I know he was probably only reading off the cards, but he announced the Minnesota legends names in such a fashion that allowed the crowd to cheer more (a lot more) for the presenting icons: Sharman, Kupchak, West, Worthy and Baylor, rather than the forerunners themselves.
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June 16, 1987
City officials will join the Los Angeles Lakers this morning for a victory parade up Broadway to celebrate the team's fifth National Basketball Assn. championship. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at 9th Street and Broadway, proceeding up Broadway to 1st Street and across 1st Street to the south lawn of City Hall, between Spring and Main streets. Riding in the lead car--the mayor's vintage convertible--will be Mayor Tom Bradley and his wife and Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Lakers.
February 11, 2006
I teach sixth grade in Los Angeles. About once a month we have a "non-uniform day," which the students love. We had one last week, and there was no Laker gear, but for the first time, plenty of Clipper jerseys. Don't worry, Laker fans, you can stock up at JCPenney. Last time I looked, Laker T-shirts had been reduced to $7.99. ROBERT LADUE Los Angeles As many NBA players and fans are getting ready to honor our favorites in the All-Star game, we Laker fans prepare to honor Kwame Brown.
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July 1, 1998 |
Authorities were searching for two men who held up a 7-Eleven market at gunpoint early Tuesday. At about 3:30 a.m., two men described as between 5 feet 7 and 6 feet tall and wearing ski masks entered the store at 5820 E. Los Angeles Ave. and pointed handguns at the lone male clerk, authorities said. The men ordered the clerk to the floor and took an undisclosed amount of cash and several hundred lottery tickets before fleeing, Simi Valley Police Sgt. Karl Becker said.
May 19, 1998
What papers in the Salt Lake City area are saying about the series: LOREN JORGENSEN, THE DESERET NEWS Thank you, Rony Seikaly. Thank you, thank you, thank you. That's what the Utah Jazz have to be thinking right now. The two players the Jazz unceremoniously sent packing to Orlando for Seikaly three months ago, Greg Foster and Chris Morris, both came up huge Saturday afternoon in Utah's surprisingly easy 112-77 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Game 2 will no doubt be closer.
December 24, 2013 |
The Lakers will finally get one of their three injured point guards back, in time for Christmas. According to the team, Jordan Farmar has been cleared to return from a hamstring tear. With injuries to Steve Nash (back), Steve Blake (elbow), Kobe Bryant (knee) and Farmar, the Lakers' back court has been decimated for weeks. INJURY UPDATE: @JrFarmar 's ultrasound showed that his hamstring is completely healed. He is cleared to play. - Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 24, 2013 The Lakers host the Miami Heat on Christmas Day. Farmar was injured on Dec. 1, playing just 55 seconds against the Portland Trail Blazers.