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November 14, 2012 Updates

He was joined by a camera crew from TakePart TV, a YouTube channel that produces web series with a sociological bent. The resulting five-part miniseries, "Mission: Kobe Bryant," hit the internet earlier this week. You can watch the trailer above and learn more after the jump. From the press release: Mission follows Bryant as he documents an honest and unfiltered account of challenges facing residents of Skid Row, the downtown Los Angeles area with the largest concentration of homeless people in the United States. Through Bryant's personal and candid conversations with residents of The Los Angeles Mission, a nonprofit organization that cares for homeless people in the area, Mission highlights key social issues affecting millions of homeless Americans and how organizations are helping people regain their lives. Yahoo! Sports

November 13, 2012 Updates

It took a while for the big news to sink in for Pau Gasol that Phil Jackson wasn't returning to coach the Los Angeles Lakers for a third time. He read about it late Sunday on Twitter that Mike D'Antoni was the Lakers' surprise hire, but didn't believe it until the team made it official. "Everybody had expectations about it," Gasol said after practice Monday. "They were all pretty high. We all understand what Phil brings to the table and how successful he has been since he's been here and what he means to the city, to the franchise. "It couldn't happen. It couldn't be for whatever the reasons are. So we move forward. That's what we do as professionals." Yahoo! Sports

November 9, 2012 Updates

Mike Brown has been fired by the Los Angeles Lakers, according to his agent Warren Legarie. The Lakers are off to a 1-4 start and will play Golden State tonight at the Staples Center. USA Today Sports

November 7, 2012 Updates

New Orleans Hornets injured shooting guard Eric Gordon will undergo more personalized and intensive rehabilitation workouts this week in Los Angeles to help in his recovery from recurring problems with his right knee, the team announced Wednesday. The Hornets and their medical staff arranged for Gordon to intensify his rehab regimen. The prognosis is still in the four to six week range for his return, according to team officials. Gordon missed all of the preseason and the first three games because of a sore right knee. It's the same knee that forced Gordon to miss all but nine games last season after requiring arthroscopic surgery last February to remove cartilage particles. New Orleans Times-Picayune

November 2, 2012 Updates

Paul's and Howard's families remain close; the players' parents even went to lunch together this week in Los Angeles. But Paul said he hasn't talked to Howard since Howard was dealt to the Lakers. One source said Paul is still frustrated by Howard's indecision in their efforts to become teammates. "I'm pretty sure he's busy with family and all that stuff," Howard said. "I've been busy. We'll have time. We'll be here for the long haul." Said Paul: "I know that they got stuff going on and we got stuff going on." Yahoo! Sports

October 30, 2012 Updates

The Pacers announced Tuesday that forward Danny Granger will be out “indefinitely” with soreness in his left knee. He is to receive a second opinion, with an update to follow. Granger injured a tendon in his left knee toward the end of the second-round playoff series with Miami last season, and tweaked it during off-season workouts. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection in Los Angeles on Sept. 16, a procedure in which blood is drawn from the patient, spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-poor plasma, and injected into the damaged tendon. Granger expressed confidence throughout training camp that he would have a healthy knee during the upcoming season. He participated in the final two preseason games. He played 12 minutes at Cleveland, scoring nine points, and 22 minutes against Chicago in South Bend last Friday, scoring 10 points. NBA.com

September 2, 2012 Updates

After spending the past few offseasons working out in Los Angeles, NBA small forward Danny Granger -- who plays for the Indiana Pacers -- is perhaps looking to make Los Angeles his permanent offseason home with the purchase of a $3.7 million mansion. The 5,100 square feet contemporary structure, built in 1990, features walls of glass, city views and 15-foot-tall ceilings, and three large terraces, a pool with a bar, a gym with a sauna, home theater, four bedrooms, and five bathrooms. iRealty Times

August 31, 2012 Updates

Unrestricted free agent forward Matt Barnes, who spent the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, says that continues to talk about re-signing with the team despite a July arrest. "I'm actually a free agent right now," Barnes said in a TMZ.com video interview. "So [the Lakers] are one of the teams we are talking to. There are a couple of other teams. Hopefully we'll get this arrest situation out of the way so I can go ahead and move forward with my career." CBSSports.com

July 22, 2012 Updates

A brief summer league chit-chat with Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. On the addition of Lamar Odom to Clippers: "Lamar and I actually worked out [Wednesday]. It was good. Lamar is a huge threat offensively and defensively at different positions. He's gonna help us out a lot this year. He can handle the ball, me and him and Blake in the pick-and-roll with [Chris Paul], it's going to be good. He's an all-around great player, so it's going to be good for us. "Last year, we're not really worried about that. We're just about him, with the Clippers, and how much he's going to help us. Not just Lamar but we just signed Chauncey, we just got Grant Hill. That's a lot of veterans [to add to the mix]." ESPN.com

July 17, 2012 Updates

As @AlexKennedyNBA, Rush worked out today as the Lakers looked on. Los Angeles GM Mitch Kupchak, looking to overhaul his anemic bench, would love to add Rush to the fold. The Warriors need someone who can come in and get buckets, as well as play some defense. But the Lakers only have the mini-midlevel to offer, meaning any offer sheet Rush would sign the Lakers would have to start at $3 million. Fair to say the Warriors would love for Rush to sign an offer sheet with the Lakers. No doubt, if Rush came to the Warriors right now looking for a deal starting at $3 million, Warriors GM Bob Myers would jump at it. Contra Costa Times

July 10, 2012 Updates

Reports Tuesday indicated that Hill has decided either to play for the Lakers or retire. But the source strongly indicated that Hill has not limited himself to Los Angeles as he makes up his mind. The Lakers emerged as a strong favorite for Hill after they agreed to terms with the Suns last week on a sign-and-trade deal that will send Steve Nash to the Lakers after the end of the July Moratorium on the 11th for four Draft picks and $3 million. But Hill is looking at the Heat and Thunder as well. NBA.com

July 2, 2012 Updates

Hennigan said on Monday that Howard reiterated a trade request last Friday when the two met in Los Angeles. Specifically, Howard asked to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets where he could play in the New York City market and team with close friend Deron Williams. Hennigan, who was hired by the Magic on June 21, described the talks with Howard (privately) and with his agent, Dan Fegan, as ``engaging and polite’’ and ``emotion neutral,’’ but he made no promises as what direction Orlando would go in the coming days and weeks. ``As I told Dwight, `I don’t know, I need to think about what you are telling me. I want to take some time and think about everything,’’’ Hennigan said of the talks. ``We’re going to continue to map out what we feel is in the best interests of our team. Any decision that we decide to go forward with will be one that we feel puts our team in a position to be successful.’’ NBA.com

July 1, 2012 Updates
June 26, 2012 Updates

MSG, as the company is known, has paid $23.5 million for the Forum and will start work this year on a $50-million renovation. Details are to be released in the fall, but the makeover is intended to turn the Forum into a top-flight concert hall and will take at least a year, President Hank Ratner said. "The addition of the Forum is a perfect complement to the Madison Square Garden arena — it now allows us to have world-class venues in both New York and Los Angeles, linking the top two entertainment markets in the country," he said. Los Angeles Times

A revitalized Forum would provide an economic lift to its Inglewood neighborhood. But it faces entrenched competition from the region's other entertainment hot spots amid a challenging climate in the concert business. The owners of Staples Center said they don't fear a rivalry with the East Coast impresarios. They were quick to raise questions about the security of the neighborhood surrounding the Forum and dismissed it as a "class B" venue. "We are very certain of our customer experience, their safety and the vibrancy of our campus," said Tim Leiweke, president of Los Angeles-based AEG. "We are going to vigorously protect our own town." Los Angeles Times

June 16, 2012 Updates

Silas said Friday he “absolutely” would like to be part of the next coaching staff, regardless of who gets the top job. That decision is seemingly down to Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Quin Snyder. Charlotte Observer

June 4, 2012 Updates
May 21, 2012 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers are facing elimination and after their most recent loss Saturday, Kobe Bryant pegged the Lakers' late-game problems on Pau Gasol, but coach Mike Brown insists the team isn't coming apart. "They've played together too long," said Brown. "Pau knows how Kobe is. Kobe knows how Pau is and they'll do a good job of figuring each other out." ESPN.com

The Spurs persevered for their 18th straight victory Sunday night, finishing off a sweep of the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals. But when asked about his team’s recent historic streak, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was reticent to discuss much. “It doesn’t exist for us,” Popovich said. “We don’t talk about it. I’ve never heard anybody mention it except you all. And it’s not even a thought in our minds. Each game is just a separate entity.” San Antonio Express-News

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