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Trainer Gary Vitti, who's cared for Lakers legends, nears end of watch

latimes.com — The Mercedes-Benz had a navy blue exterior and tan exterior, Gary Vitti reminded himself as he walked out of an LAX terminal and toward a job he wasn't even sure he wanted.
Jul 26, 2015

RT @Mike_Bresnahan: Long-time Laker trainer Gary Vitti approaches final season as full-timer: latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 26, 2015

Will be the last full-time season for Lakers long-time trainer Gary Vitti. Good stuff here from @Mike_Bresnahan : latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 26, 2015

RT @latimessports: Trainer Gary Vitti, who's cared for Lakers legends, nears end of watch lat.ms/1LKYrj9

Jul 26, 2015

Long-time Laker trainer Gary Vitti approaches final season as full-timer: latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 26, 2015

RT @Mike_Bresnahan: Long-time Laker trainer Gary Vitti approaches final season as full-timer: latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

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Lakers' 2015-16 roster has high number of questions, low expectations

latimes.com — The Lakers went 1-4 in the NBA's Las Vegas summer league after thinking they could win it, bringing up a very good question. If their young players don't make an impact while competing against other teams' kids, what does it mean for next season?
Jul 21, 2015

RT @Mike_Bresnahan: Early look at next season's Lakers provides high number of questions, low expectations: latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 21, 2015

Early look at next season's Lakers provides high number of questions, low expectations: latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @Mike_Bresnahan: Early look at next season's Lakers provides high number of questions, low expectations: latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Phil Jackson encounters Laker-like problems in trying to rebuild Knicks

chicagotribune.com — Phil Jackson stood out from the crowd, not entirely for his familiar visage and height but for his jeans and long-sleeve plaid shirt as the weather hit 101 degrees outside. He has always chosen the path less traveled, content to zag as others zig, and now owns quite the reclamation project as president of the New York Knicks.

Phil Jackson encounters Laker-like problems in trying to rebuild Knicks

latimes.com — Phil Jackson stood out from the crowd, not entirely for his familiar visage and height but for his jeans and long-sleeve plaid shirt as the weather hit 101 degrees outside. He has always chosen the path less traveled, content to zag as others zig, and now owns quite the reclamation project as president of the New York Knicks.
Jul 14, 2015

RT @latimessports: Phil Jackson encounters Laker-like problems in trying to rebuild Knicks lat.ms/1O2Ro2P

Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. garnering approval in summer league

latimes.com — This wasn't Boston in the 1980s and these weren't Celtics fans. One hustle play after another finally led to the chants - "Lar-ry, Lar-ry!" They were from Lakers followers. Larry Nance Jr., better known as the Lakers' other first-round draft pick, delighted the summer league crowd Saturday by throwing his body around the court and showing a good nose for the ball in a 68-60 victory over Philadelphia.

Lakers' backcourt creates excitement in summer league

baltimoresun.com — Magic Johnson no longer owns a small share of the Lakers, a choice he made five years ago. Nor is he on the Lakers' decision-making team, happy to exist on the periphery as an unpaid vice president while tending to his more demanding Dodgers-related duties.

Lakers' backcourt creates excitement in summer league

latimes.com — Magic Johnson no longer owns a small share of the Lakers, a choice he made five years ago. Nor is he on the Lakers' decision-making team, happy to exist on the periphery as an unpaid vice president while tending to his more demanding Dodgers-related duties.

Jordan Clarkson shines, rookies rusty in Lakers' summer league opener

latimes.com — The Lakers unwrapped some of their new toys with varying degrees of success Friday. Julius Randle was not sharp, Jordan Clarkson continued to pick up where he left off toward the end of last season and D'Angelo Russell had moments good and bad.
Jul 11, 2015

RT @latimessports: Jordan Clarkson shines, rookies rusty in Lakers' summer league opener lat.ms/1KWaN7I

Jul 11, 2015

Laker kids: Clarkson looked good last night in summer league, Russell had moments and Randle wasn't so sharp. latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 11, 2015

RT @Mike_Bresnahan: Laker kids: Clarkson looked good last night in summer league, Russell had moments and Randle wasn't so sharp. latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak not demoralized by off-season

latimes.com — Nine days after "The Meeting" and five days after LaMarcus Aldridge officially snubbed the Lakers, General Manager Mitch Kupchak finally had a chance to speak publicly about it. Kupchak acknowledged the Lakers need to change how they make presentations to free agents, but he said the failure to land a big-name free agent for a third consecutive summer wasn't a staggering defeat in his mind.
Jul 10, 2015

RT @latimessports: Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak not demoralized by free-agent failures lat.ms/1KU8j9M

Mavericks spurned again by another top free agent in DeAndre Jordan

latimes.com — The Lakers can breathe a little easier. They're not the only ones struggling to lure big-name free agents in recent years. The Dallas Mavericks sustained a serious - and very public - setback when center DeAndre Jordan reneged on a verbal commitment to them and rejoined the Clippers.
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Jul 27, 2015

Laker trainer Gary Vitti talked to Kobe about moving to small forward to make room for the backcourt kids. "I can do that," Kobe said.

Jul 27, 2015

Reposting from last night...Gary Vitti will have logged 32 years as Lakers' trainer when he retires in a year. latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 26, 2015

Gary Vitti will have logged 32 years as Lakers trainer when he steps down in a year. Was part of 8 championships in 12 trips to the Finals.

Jul 26, 2015

Long-time Laker trainer Gary Vitti approaches final season as full-timer: latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 23, 2015

RT @BA_Turner: Things Got Very Awkward When New Lakers Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, Brandon Bass were Asked About Kobe Bryant (VIDEO) youtu.be/hTZryx2GOsA

Jul 21, 2015

Early look at next season's Lakers provides high number of questions, low expectations: latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 16, 2015

Russell misses more shots, Randle says his minutes restriction is "killing" him, Lakers lose (again), via @EricPincus latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 13, 2015

Bad night for the kids in Lakers' 76-66 loss to NY...Russell: 8 turnovers, 1 assist; Randle 2-for-8 shooting; Clarkson 3-for-14 shooting.

Jul 13, 2015

The Lakers just scored 5 points in the 1st quarter of a summer-league game. There were some boos. Randle 0/3, Clarkson 0/4, Russell 2 pts

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