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While Pau Gasol rehabs his torn plantar fascia, Lakers head coach, Mike D’Antoni suggested that the power forward won’t have an impact on whether the Lakers make the playoffs or not, because he won’t be healthy until after the fact.
According to the Los Angeles Daily News:
“By the time he gets back, we’ll be in or out,” D’Antoni said. “His impact will be in the playoffs if we get there.”
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Pau Gasol confirmed on Tuesday that he is no longer reliant on crutches.
The Lakers forwardcenter is currently sidelined with a foot injury (torn plantar fascia) suffered Feb. 8 in the Lakers 92-83 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
Gasol was declared out for a minimum of six to eight weeks. On Tuesday he tweeted his own status update:
Back in the training room this morning. Today it...
Kobe Bryant had just finished one of his most efficient games this season when his upbeat interview session with reporters stalled.
Someone asked him what the Lakers needed do to improve. He offered an important two-word response: "Transition defense."
That was Sunday. The Lakers got buried a day later in fastbreak points by the Denver Nuggets, 33-3, in a 119-108 loss...
We know that Dwight Howard likes drama. If you believe ESPN, he’s more concerned with where he’s going than where he is. We know that Dwight Howard likes missing free throws. Fine, he might not like to, but he hasn’t shot over 60% from the line since his rookie season seven years ago, including 49% over the past two seasons. One thing you might not know about...
Burn……….. Kobe went 13-21, 38 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists, while torching several Dallas Mavericks defenders in the process. Mark Cuban had suggested that the Lakers should Amnesty Kobe and here is what Kobe had to say about that. Amnesty THAT — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 24, 2013 This is Kobe’s 17th year in the league and even though the team isn’t playing...
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Dwight Howard has become much maligned throughout all of basketball. Despite his solid performance this season while playing through injuries, Howard's persona on the court is starting to rub people the wrong way. Now, he admits his conditioning may have cost the Los Angeles Lakers some games.According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, Howard recognizes that his inconsistent...
It was a Dirk-vs.Kobe duel, but big-picture, Sunday at the American Airlines Center was more than that: Dallas and LA combined to win three of the past four NBA titles, and while the Lakers' 103-99 win was a thriller - and while it was fun watching the once-mighty play at a high level ... the once-mighty fell again.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
The Sunday matinee matchup...
Kobe Bryant played an undeniably magnificent game in Dallas against the Mavericks on Sunday morning, putting up 38 points on 13 of 21 shooting, including 4 of 5 made field goal attempts from beyond the three-point line. Kobe also pulled down a season high 12 rebounds, equaling his February 1st total in Minnesota against the [...]
Not a lot of people expected the Lakers to beat the Nuggets in Denver, especially on the 2nd night of a back-to-back. But that kind of doubt shouldn't apply to the Lakers themselves. Not now. And not when they're this close to making the 8 teams that are currently in the heirarchy of the playoffs start worrying about facing them.
The Lakers were a game below the .500...
If happen to be looking for an interesting video to pass your time on this Friday morning, you might want to watch this clip of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appearing on the ABC reality show, "Splash".As part of the high-diving contest, Kareem is shown in the below video performing a rather solid backflip:Splash will premiere on March 19th at 8pm est.(Courtesy...
Kobe Bryant was named Western Conference Player of the Week after averaging 31.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.0 assists and going a perfect 3-0.
The Black Mamba slithered past the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, with a 38-point, 12-rebound, seven-assist drubbing that he rubbed in Mavs owner Mark Cuban's face afterward.
You heard the old adage, "Never wake a sleeping giant," right?
Well apparently it fell on deaf ears recently as Mavericks owner Mark Cuban suggested the Lakers should amnesty Kobe Bryant next season thus saving the team some money and getting some luxury tax relief.
Well, that is all the Bryant needed to hear. Cuban poked the proverbial bear in his cage and Kobe dropped...
Mark Cuban gets in trouble for saying all kinds of things, so it wasn’t surprising when his suggestion that a conference rival get rid of its best player was met with squawks.
Kobe Bryant going off for 38 points and then tweeting “Amnesty THAT” was just the beginning, though. The NBA is now looking into fining Cuban for his comments, according to The Los Angeles Times.
The Manimal, Kenneth Faried, finishes off the Lakers by throwing down a vicious alley-oop right on Dwight Howard’s head. The Nuggets went on to win 119-108:
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Los Angeles Lakers (28-29) vs. Denver Nuggets (35-22)
The Lakers are making their run. By golly, all the bluster and promises that their season starts now -- or is it now? -- is starting to come true. Dwight Howard said he did not have his conditioning right at the beginning of the season and has begun getting more comfortable or accepting the fact that he will not...