Laker Great, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Speak at UOP

STOCKTON – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) all-time leading scorer, a best-selling author and historian, will speak at University of the Pacific as part of the 2013 Black History Month Celebration. He will discuss lessons he learned as a professional athlete, his accomplishments since he retired from playing basketball and his love of […]

Kobe Bryant Is Now On Twitter

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LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant is no longer a holdout. He’s on Twitter. With five words  “The antisocial has become social” the Los Angeles Lakers guard sent the first tweet from his account Friday. About 250,000 people followed his verified account, @kobebryant, within a few hours and he was up to 365,000 late Friday night […]

Lakers to Retire Shaq’s Jersey, Unveil Statue of Abdul-Jabbar Next Season

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LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Lakers will retire the No. 34 jersey of former center Shaquille O’Neal on April 2 when they host the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center. O’Neal, who won three NBA championships and one regular-season most-valuable-player award during his eight seasons with the team, last played for the Lakers in 2004. He […]

The Lakers Trade for No. 17

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LOS ANGELES – The Lakers are now on the verge of their 17th title. Andrew Bynum (17) served his purpose. He developed into a good enough player to be traded for Dwight Howard (12), who can help the Lakers catch and pass the Celtics in total titles. Photo by Jason Lewis Blockbuster trade is for […]