AP Source: Lakers in talks with coach Mike Brown - AP

Sports | Paul Conner (admin)
Mike Brown

L.A. considering former Cleveland coach to replace retiring Phil Jackson

An embarrassing exit for 11-time champion coach Phil Jackson - Boston Herald

Sports | Vince Coglianese

Jackson moves into retirement with the second-worst loss of his career

Kobe says he is not the Lakers leak - USA Today

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

If the Lakers locker room is leaking like a sieve, Bryant makes it clear he’s not the source

Bryant, Jackson exchange passive-aggressive criticisms - SB Nation

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Kobe took 22 shots in the game; no other Laker, and after the beatdown, Jackson seemed to blame Kobe’s selfishness for the loss

Kobe Bryant looks healthy in Lakers' win - LAT

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Bryant has his 17th career triple-double as L.A. remains unbeaten with 112-100 victory

Musings on the NBA championship

Opinion | Ben Clarke

It’s been a week since the Celtics lost to the Lakers in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Championships. As kids, my parents taught us to take the high road in the wake of defeat. Someday I will

Lakers-Celtics. Game 7. Enough said - LAT

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

It’ll be a memorable night for the Lakers, for better or worse, with so many elements up for grabs, as if a Game 7 against the Boston Celtics needed to distinguish itself any further

Phil Jackson, Doc Rivers still complaining about referees - NBA FanHouse

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Jackson and Rivers spent the day making their cases with the NBA officials through the media, surely pushing the league’s tolerance threshold for such discussions

Celtics and Doc steal one from Lakers - AP

Sports | admin

The beautiful people mostly stayed until the end, trading perplexed looks with each other courtside as if waiting for someone to come forward and offer them an explanation

Lakers-Celtics to make history, meet for 12th time - AP

Sports | admin

The NBA’s most decorated franchises have battled through heartbreaks, high stakes and neck-aches while forging a true pro sports rivalry

Opinion: Arizona sucks - The Daily Caller

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

In America, there’s supposed to be a stark separation between sports and real life

Phil Jackson officially has the most wins - ESPN.GO.COM

Sports | AJ

Jackson has always been criticized for winning only with great players (as if Auerbach won with a bunch of bums) but the irony is that he won his 534th in L.A. virtually without Kobe Bryant, who had an injured ankle that limited him to five points on 2-for-12 shooting