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Lakers' Andrew Bynum critical of his own play

For once, Kobe Bryant smiled. For once, Andrew Bynum frowned. The Lakers' two best players appeared to trade roles. Bryant usually remains stoic and serious during the NBA playoffs. Bynum often appears carefree. Yet, the circumstances surrounding their differing body language actually revealed how they are resembling each other. The Lakers' 104-100 Game 2 victory Tuesday...

Bynum restlessness good for Lakers

For a guy who just scored 27 points and found himself on the winning end of a second consecutive playoff game, Andrew Bynum was in a lousy mood. His answers, most of them anyway, are not worth repeating. It's not that they were offensive, just conspicuously short. Finally, someone thought to ask him why. "I left a lot on the court today," he said. "I worked way...

Kobe steals the show to lift Lakers over Nuggets 104-100

LOS ANGELES – It was Kobe, Kobe and more Kobe. It was known that if the Lakers were going to keep Denver at bay for the entire series that Bryant would start having runaway games. Please click the link to read the rest of this story and watch recap footage of the game.

Lakers remain focused despite distractions

EL SEGUNDO, CA -- Since the Lakers were embarrassingly swept out of last season's NBA Playoffs by eventual champion Dallas in the second round, nothing has been easy for the 16-time NBA Champions. Following a work stoppage, the negated trade with New Orleans (at the time owned by the league and run by David Stern) for All Star point guard Chris Paulwho ended up down the hall...

Kobe auctioning off mask for charity

As soon as he could, Kobe Bryant ditched the plastic mask. He couldn't right away. Bryant needed it to protect his broken nose and relieve pain after suffering a concussion during the 2012 NBA All-Star game. Even if he scored 342 points through 11 games while wearing the gear, Bryant sounded eager to ditch it after describing wearing the mask as "like a sauna on my face...

Jordan Hill Charged With Felony Assault After Allegedly Choking Girlfriend, Vows to Keep Focus on Lakers' Playoff Run

It probably wasn't how Jordan Hill envisioned his off-day going. Hill, the big man who the Lakers acquired as part of the March trade that sent Derek Fisher packing, was charged with felony assault on Monday. The charges stem from an incident in February, during which Hill allegedly choked and bruised his girlfriend at an apartment in Houston. Hill could face a sentence of up...

Kobe reminds everyone how unstoppable he can be

The Lakers got a reminder Tuesday night that after all the changes they've undergone, they still have a legendary scorer in Kobe Bryant. Bryant had his 83rd playoff game with at least 30 points when he scored 38 in the Lakers' 104-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. The Lakers lead the series 2-0, with Game 3 in Denver on Friday night. Bryant took advantage...

Kobe Bryant’s Autographed Face Mask Now On Ebay

Thinking about what to be for holloween….how about the “Masked Mamba?” All you have to do is bid and win Kobe Bryant’s now-infamous mask on eBay. Kobe’s protective mask is being auctioned off for charity and all proceeds from the sale of the mask going to the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. The mask is autographed by Kobe and bidding is already up to over...

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Says There’s No Such Thing As a “Kobe Stopper”

Los Angeles Times interviewed some of the Laker players before the start of the playoffs….check out video the below to see Kobe Bryant’s  response to naming the best “Kobe Stopper” he ever played against.  

Lakers draw lessons from Clippers' comeback effort

Once Sunday evening arrived, the Lakers could relax. They had just coasted to a double-digit Game 1 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Andrew Bynum's 10 blocks tied an NBA playoff record. The Lakers raved about their team effort and Mike Brown's preparation. But the learning hadn't stopped. No, Brown didn't hold a lengthy film session or practice. Instead, many of...

Report: World Peace to appear on "Conan"

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace Los will make an appearance on "Conan" on Monday night in what will be his first one-on-one interview since being suspended for seven games for elbowing Oklahoma City's James Harden, USA Today reported Thursday. World Peace canceled a scheduled appearance on Conan O'Brien's television show last week soon after the...

Bryant, Bynum Have Grown Closer Since All-Star Weekend

Andrew Bynum has played excellent basketball over the second half of the season and into the playoffs for the Lakers.

Andrew Bynum talks after his big game

Hear from the Lakers center after LA takes 2-0 lead on Denver.

Lakers hold off Nuggets to take 2-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver's late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead. Pau Gasol had 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the third-seeded Lakers, who still haven...
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