June 23, 2011 |
A week before NBA owners are expected to lock out players in a labor dispute, there was a tranquil setting Thursday night at the Lakers training facility in El Segundo as the NBA draft took place. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said he wasn't going to blow up the team despite suggestions by a "prominent member of the media [Magic Johnson]" that he should. And Kupchak said his guess is that guard Shannon Brown will opt out of his contract and become a free agent. The Lakers used their first two second-round draft picks in Thursday night's NBA draft to select guards, taking Michigan's 6-foot-4 point guard Darius Morris with the 41st pick and College of Charleston's 6-2 combination guard Andrew Goudelock with the 46th pick.
June 19, 2011 |
In Tuesday's Season 6 premiere of A&E's "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," an ongoing argument between the Kiss rocker and his longtime partner, Shannon Tweed, resurfaced, ending with her walking out the door with packed bags. In your season premiere, you and Shannon have a tense discussion about your faithfulness, or rather lack thereof. Every relationship has one of those discussions, what can I say? I worship the ground she walks on. We have two kids who are by most estimates the most charming — certainly in Hollywood — most well behaved, well-liked young people.
March 22, 2011 |
The Lakers have some personnel decisions awaiting them at the end of the season. Nothing major, but the reserves could be affected. It's a tad early to say for sure, but Matt Barnes says he is comfortable with exercising his $1.91-million player option to stay next season. Shannon Brown isn't committing either way to his $2.37-million option, content to live in the moment while the Lakers pursue a third consecutive championship. The difference in approach might be as simple as the differing stages of their careers ?
February 12, 2011 |
Over and over, Shannon Brown referred to how his off-the-court issues had affected his performance on the court for the Lakers. Over and over, Brown continued to talk about how he made excuses for his substandard play because his problems away from basketball weighed on him. Brown preferred not to divulge exactly what has caused him so much trouble. Whatever it was, he seems to have put it in the past ? if his last two games are an indication. One night after scoring 12 points on four-for-six shooting against the Boston Celtics in a 92-86 victory, Brown had another solid game against the New York Knicks on Friday night.
January 22, 2011 |
UCLA made dramatic changes to its football coaching staff Saturday, firing Norm Chow as offensive coordinator and hiring Mike Johnson to replace him. Chow, 64, was hired as offensive coordinator at Utah on Saturday afternoon. He chose to negotiate a buyout to a contract extension that would have paid him $1 million over the next two seasons rather than remain at UCLA and be demoted to a lesser coaching position. "We reached a mutual agreement on terms of separation. The agreement allowed for a smooth transition that was satisfactory for both parties and amicable," UCLA spokesman Marc Dellins said.
November 27, 2010 |
This night, the game did not belong to the Lakers' bench. So many times this season, Lakers reserves Shannon Brown, Matt Barnes and Steve Blake have been the best substitutes on the court, leading many to say L.A. has the best bench in the NBA, far better than last season's group. But during the Lakers' 102-96 loss to the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena, it was Utah's bench that shined, that was the difference-maker. After the game, after the Lakers had their five-game winning streak ended, Coach Phil Jackson went easy on his bench.
November 23, 2010 |
The Lakers' one-two punch was failing to connect, whiffing and flailing, but it didn't even matter. If the Chicago Bulls thought they were a deep team without Carlos Boozer, they hadn't met the Lakers, who weren't exactly shallow without Andrew Bynum. Pau Gasol made three of 10 shots and Kobe Bryant was third on the Lakers in scoring on Tuesday night, but Lamar Odom had 21 points and Shannon Brown matched it to continue his torrid start this season in the Lakers' 98-91 victory over Chicago at Staples Center.
November 22, 2010 |
His mind played tricks on him during his first four years in the NBA, and it left Shannon Brown's psyche a bit fragile when he contemplated his place in the league. The 6-foot-4 guard had been on four teams in four seasons, and he wondered why he couldn't stick with one team and why he was progressing so slowly, even with the Lakers. Those doubts that lurked for so long, however, are gone. They have been replaced by a sense of confidence, Brown said, because of all the hard work he put in last summer to mold himself into a better player.
November 17, 2010 |
This dude had just scored 16 points in the fourth quarter for the Lakers, all of them necessary, two of the baskets coming at a time when the Milwaukee Bucks had tried to wrestle away the momentum Los Angeles had gained behind the hot shooting of Shannon Brown. This dude had just made every one of his shots in the fourth, all six of his field goals, all four of his three-pointers, all part of a performance by Brown that helped lift the Lakers to a 118-107 victory over the Bucks Tuesday night at the Bradley Center.
November 16, 2010 |
Reporting from Milwaukee ? The fan was stunned. " Shannon Brown, 21 points," he muttered from the second row, capturing the main theme of the Lakers' 118-107 victory Tuesday over the Milwaukee Bucks at Bradley Center. Whatever's left of the injury-bitten Lakers didn't play much defense, wasn't entirely motivated and seemed perfectly willing to lose the opener of a three-game trip against mediocre teams. Then came the second half, when the defense picked up and Brown began knocking down shots, scoring 16 points in the fourth quarter to end the Lakers' modest two-game losing streak.