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Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

Sorry Clippers Fans, Los Angeles Will Always Belong to the Lakers

The Los Angeles Clippers are currently enjoying their best season in franchise history and yet it barely matters in the City of Angels. The reason is simple: L.A. is synonymous with LakerLand.<p>The Lakers have made 59 playoff appearances and won 16 championships, second only to the Boston Celtics’ 17 …

Blueprint for LA Lakers to Make Deep Playoff Run in 2013

For the Los Angeles Lakers to have any real chance of riding deep into the playoffs this spring, they'll need that "back-to-the-wall" energy they've showed in must-have wins over Sacramento, Dallas and Memphis this week.<p>They also could use some fresh legs. Although they gutted out another fine …

Hidden Advantages LA Lakers Have in the Playoffs

After a monster victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, the Los Angeles Lakers kept their hold on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.<p>The final fortnight of the season is still fraught with tension for the Purple and Gold, but they control their own destiny from here on out.<p>Even …

Lakers hold off Grizzlies to hold on to 8th spot in West

LOS ANGELES -- Dwight Howard got in the way when Mike Conley drove the lane in the waning seconds, doing his delicate best to alter Conley's …

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Why Do Debates About Kobe Bryant's Greatness Always Miss the Point?

It's become impossible to honestly debate Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant's place among NBA history's greatest players, because there are a large contingent of people who believe Bryant doesn't belong in that discussion at all.<p>Kobe's numerous critics bring plenty of ammunition to the table and …

Kobe, Lakers hold off Grizzlies 86-84

Dwight Howard got in the way when Mike Conley drove the lane in the waning seconds, doing his delicate best to alter Conley’s potential game-deciding …

Up next for the Lakers: Tuesday at Memphis

Lakers tonight<p>AT MEMPHIS<p><b>When:</b> 5 PST.<p><b>Where:</b> FedEx Forum.<p><b>On the air:</b> TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.<p><b>Records:</b> Lakers 11-13; Grizzlies 10-13.<p><b>Record vs. Grizzlies:</b> 0-1.<p><b>Update:</b> Point guard Mike Conley had 28 points Sunday against Minnesota but left late in the game with a bruised thigh …

Lakers can't adjust to new normal in 114-100 loss to Hawks

ATLANTA — No point guards, no semblance of offense, no defense.<p>And, of course, no victory.<p>The Lakers have become a mudslide on hardwood, slogging through another game Monday with a predictable ending — a 114-100 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena.<p><b>GAME SUMMARY: Hawks 114, Lakers 100</b><p>They …

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Lakers' Chris Kaman unhappy with lack of playing time

ATLANTA —<p>Chris Kaman is not angry. He says he makes too much money for that to be the case.<p>He's not happy, though.<p>The reserve center continues to find himself at the end of the bench during<p>Lakers games. No playing time, no stat line, nothing.<p>It's not what he envisioned when he signed a one-year, …

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Bobcats' Ramon Sessions reflects on what could have been with Lakers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In times like these, with the<p>Lakersdown to no healthy point guards, it's tempting to ask "What if?"<p>What if<p>Ramon Sessionshadn't opted out of the final year of his contract, a move setting in motion a chain of events that led to the Lakers acquiring Steve Nashand then Dwight …

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What's in a sports nickname? A lot. Take the Los Angeles Lakers ...

There's a story behind every team name. Like, L.A. is a desert, so why is the NBA team the Lakers? Well, they're not from around here.<p>December 15, 2013|By Kevin Baxter<p>Some team nicknames travel well, others are inspired by events, while some… (EPA / Allsport / AP )<p>Let's play a little word …

Lakers treading water with disjointed offense

ATLANTA — Despite a shrinking payroll and aging roster,<p>Kobe Bryantmade it clear he still wanted to win a championship, come hell or high water.<p>So of course the latter actually happened, the<p>Lakers' El Segundo offices flooding because of a broken water pipe a few days ago. The practice court wasn't …

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Up next for the Lakers: Monday at Atlanta

Lakerstonight<p>AT ATLANTA<p><b>When:</b> 4:30 PST.<p><b>Where:</b> Philips Arena.<p><b>On the air:</b> TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.<p><b>Records:</b> Lakers 11-12;<p>Hawks12-12.<p><b>Record vs. Hawks:</b> 1-0.<p><b>Update:</b> The Hawks' record is half a game better than the Lakers, but they are third in the weak Eastern Conference. The …

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Report: Lakers will pursue Gasol trade if play doesn't improve

With constant complaints about his role under Mike D'Antoni and a year struggling at both ends of the floor, LA may have to trade Pau Gasol. But for …

Up next for the Lakers: Saturday at Charlotte

<b>LAKERS AT CHARLOTTE</b><p><b>When:</b> 4 PST.<p><b>Where:</b> Time Warner Cable Arena.<p><b>On the air:</b> TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.<p><b>Records:</b> Lakers 10-12; Bobcats 10-13.<p><b>Record vs. Bobcats (2012-13):</b> 2-0.<p><b>Update:</b> The Lakers often have trouble on the road against the Bobcats, who have made the playoffs once …

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Lakers have seen some awful paint jobs

Mike D'Antonihas seen enough of big men setting career highs against theLakers.<p>Pau Gasol, does he have your attention?<p>"In the paint, we're awful and we've got to get tougher," the Lakers' coach said before Tuesday's game against Phoenix. "If we want to be a good team and if we want to get better, …

Klay Thompson

Kobe Bryant improves to a B, but Lakers have no D

Kobe Bryant keeps moving up on the grade scale he has implemented for himself.<p>The Lakers, though, keep getting schooled at home.<p>Their latest loss was a lethargic one to the Phoenix Suns, 114-108, Tuesday at Staples Center.<p><b>GAME SUMMARY: Suns 114, Lakers 108</b><p>There was no cohesion, very little …

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The Culture Of Now

Featured<p>‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Is A Roller-Coaster Ride That Won’t Let You Forget That It’s A Business<p>Vince Mancini 06.20.18 3 hours ago 10 Comments<p>The Worst Album Launches Of The 2010s So Far<p>Steven Hyden 06.20.18 4 hours ago 4 Comments<p>The Return Of Vampire Weekend, The Band Of The …

Kobe Bryant returns from achilles injury but Raptors bring Lakers to heel

Kobe Bryant had nine points and eight rebounds in his season debut for the <b>Los Angeles Lakers</b>, but Amir Johnson scored a career-high 32 points in the trade-depleted <b>Toronto Raptors</b>' 106-94 victory on Sunday.<p>Bryant began his 18th NBA season by going two for nine with four assists and eight turnovers …

Preview: Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors

The<p>Lakers(10-9) host theToronto Raptors(6-12) on Sunday night inKobe Bryant's first game after months off the court.<p>Can the All-Star guard return to form after tearing his left Achilles' tendon in April? Will he be the same player or a shadow of his former self?<p>These questions aren't likely to be …

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Robert Sacre waited and waited; now it's his turn

Robert Sacre was surrounded by his family near the TV at his grandfather's New Orleans home, watching names being called ever so slowly, the obvious ones followed several hours later by not-so-obvious ones.<p>Anthony Davis. Bradley Beal. Damian Lillard . . . Izzet Turkyilmaz. Furkan Aldemir. Marcus …

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Kobe Bryant rejoins Lakers — minute details to be determined

One question is answered:<p>Kobe Bryantwill return to the court Sunday night against Toronto at Staples Center.<p>But then it gets a little murky from there.<p>How will he look? Who loses playing time? Will the<p>Lakerscontinue to have a winning record, after somehow holding down the court with a 10-9 mark …

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Kobe Bryant practices again with Lakers, as does Steve Nash

Kobe Bryantpracticed for a second consecutive day, the latest step in his comeback from a torn Achilles' tendon.<p>Steve Nashalso took the court Wednesday and was expected to take part in 10 to 15 minutes of scrimmaging, CoachMike D'Antonisaid beforehand.<p><b>KOBE QUIZ: Do you really know the 'Black Mamba'?</b><p>…

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Lakers don't give up, but don't get win, either, against Portland

A 20-point deficit is often too much for a team to overcome.<p>Not the feisty, fun-to-watch Lakers.<p>But comebacks from two massive deficits? Sorry. Too much to ask.<p><b>GAME SUMMARY: Trail Blazers 114, Lakers 108</b><p>The Portland Trail Blazers made sure of it, finally pushing away the Lakers, 114-108, on Sunday …

Lakers: Kobe Bryant could return Friday vs. Kings

Kobe Bryant could make his season debut vs. Sacramento on Friday in his first game back from his Achilles injury.<p>The Lakers, their fans, the world …

Up next for the Lakers: Sunday vs. Portland

<b>When:</b> 6:30 PST<p><b>Where:</b> Staples Center.<p><b>On the air:</b> TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.<p><b>Records:</b> Lakers 9-8, Trail Blazers 13-3.<p><b>Record vs. Trail Blazers (2012-13):</b> 3-1.<p><b>Update:</b> The Lakers have a tough time winning in Portland (3-12 in their last 15 there) but are much better at Staples …

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Kobe Bryant Buys Thanksgiving Dinner for the Lakers

Fresh off a new contract extension, Kobe Bryant has plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The Lakers star celebrated the holiday by treating the Lakers team and staff to a meal.<p>After dinner, the players played some ping-pong and tossed around a football.<p>Thanks to Ben Chew of That NBA Lottery …