January 30, 2013 |
Tuesday night at Staples Center the term "clock management" took on a whole new meaning when Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot was announced as the official timekeeper of the Los Angeles Lakers. The brief pre-game ceremony -- which involved the presentation of a wristwatch-shaped wall clock to Lakers Executive Vice President Jeanie Buss by Hublot Chief Executive Ricardo Guadalupe at center court -- marks the start of the brand's five-year sponsorship of the NBA team. Earlier that day, Guadalupe told All the Rage that the deal, which will eventually include some kind of brand presence at Staples Center, affords Hublot both exposure to an arena full of potential customers and the opportunity to provide Lakers-related perks (things like game seats and player access)
June 20, 2012 |
Former NBA and ABA player Dennis Hamilton died Monday night in Chandler, Ariz. He was 68. Hamilton played for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1967-68 and with the Atlanta Hawks in 1968-69. He played a season for the ABA's Pittsburgh Pipers and another for the Kentucky Colonels in 1970-71. Though Hamilton wasn't with the Lakers long, he proved himself to be quite dependable during his one season in Los Angeles. In his 44 games with the team, the 6-foot-8 forward made all 13 of the free throws he tried (he appeared in two playoff games but did not shoot any free throws)
June 14, 2013 |
The Lakers held a workout on Thursday in preparation for the NBA Draft on June 27. Pre-draft workouts today w/ Kenny Kadji, Peyton Siva, Brandon Triche, Dewayne Dedmon, C.J. Harris & B.J. Young. pic.twitter.com/aJBhDoLL6l - Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 13, 2013 The team will pick in the second round at No. 48 -- their first-round pick belongs to the Cleveland Cavaliers (related to both the Ramon Sessions and Steve Nash trades). Kadji (6 feet 10)
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July 5, 1988
An armed man wearing dark glasses, a cap and a Los Angeles Lakers T-shirt made off with between $20,000 and $40,000 Sunday afternoon when he held up a credit clerk at the Bullock's department store in Rolling Hills Estates. The gunman leaped over the counter, pointed a handgun at clerk Cheryl Baczkowski and demanded money from a safe that was open, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Don Williams.
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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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.
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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.