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 […]

20th Anniversary of Los Angeles Riots Observed

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RIVERSIDE – The 1992 Los Angeles riots fundamentally changed how Korean Americans view themselves and their role in local politics and multiethnic, multiracial coalitions. Scholars and community activists will examine the social, political and cultural implications of the riots in a daylong conference on April 28. The event commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Los […]