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At the beginning of the season, it seemed like the Lakers had it all. Kobe Bryant, one of the best players in NBA history. Dwight Howard, who is widely considered as the best center in the game. Steve Nash, who will end his career as one of the top three assist leaders in NBA history. Pau Gasol, one of the top five international players to ever play the game. Not to mention a supporting cast that included Metta World Peace, Antawn Jamison, and Jordan Hill. Yet here the Lakers are, with the eighth playoff spot only getting further away. Yes, there have been injuries. Yes, there has been a controversial coaching change. Yes, the defense is downright abysmal. But there is a deeper, underlying problem that the Lakers face that will be nearly impossible to shake this season: stability. Mike Brown starts 1-4 (with Steve Nash hardly appearing in two games). Fire him. Antawn Jamison can’t hit a few shots. Bench him. Pau Gasol looks “soft” and is struggling to fit into a new system that he h...
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Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, recently finalized the sale of one of her three Southern California mansions, TMZ reports. Kobe signed the couple’s three properties over to her wife when they were beginning divorce proceedings in late 2011. Vanessa listed the 6,000 square foot mansion on sale for $3.75 million in September. TMZ reports and a listing service confirms that the property...
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant didn’t give up on their marriage, but Magic Johnson has divorced himself from this Los Angeles Lakers season. Facing their 6th-straight loss against the Thunder on Friday night, the former Lakers legend called it a season for the Lakers as they trailed by 16 at halftime. “It’s over for my Lakers. No playoffs, no nothing,” The Lakers ended up losing...
This quote from Steve Nash himself, can’t be good for Laker fans to hear:
“I think three or four weeks ago, people would have said, ‘Oh, it will get better, right now, I definitely don’t think there’s a guarantee it will, so the only remedy is to continue to work hard and give yourself a chance for it to get better….
“I obviously think with time — and that might mean...
It appears the Lakers' best course of action is to keep Gasol and then re-evaluate the situation in the summer.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol was scheduled to miss his fourth straight game on Sunday because of a concussion, but center Dwight Howard might play in Sunday night's game against Cleveland. It will be a game-time decision on whether Howard, who has a shoulder injury, will play against the Cavaliers, according to the Los Angeles Times. Howard will be re-evaluated just before tip-off.
The walk to the team bus was short but still left eons for Steve Nash to ponder the imponderable.
Will the Lakers miss the playoffs?
"I think about it every day," he said in a quiet moment after their latest loss, Wednesday in San Antonio. "We've got to make some serious ground up here quickly. We're in deep, and we've got to find a way to scratch and...
Sports Media Watch recently caught up with Washington State University professor David J. Leonard, author of the book “After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness.” The primary topic of conversation is race in the sports media, including differences in coverage of Kobe Bryant and Duke Lacrosse, fighting in [...]
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If you’ve ever wanted to see a bear try to slam dunk while being attacked by a gang of sharks, now’s your chance.Conan O’Brien put together a dunk contest of mascots that should never dunk, and it’s … almost majestic. The aforementioned bear takes on a giant thing of non-dairy creamer, the Olive Garden never-ending pasta bowl, a CD discount bin, and more. I won’t spoil...
The Suns have long been associated with the "Seven Seconds or Less" offense that Mike D'Antoni brought in when he was hired as head coach. That has become synonymous with the Suns.
Since D'Antoni was let go, there have been several coaches trying to bring a different tact and add a little defense to the team to get them over the top. It worked to some extent in...
I love jock fashion. Today’s athletes aren’t afraid to express themselves via fashion. Some days that works out really well and other times, it gives us great giggles! Let’s take a look at some of my favorite ensembles from last week. Thunder star Russell Westbrook was giving his best Martin Lawrence “You so Crazy” look, [...]
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We mine as well give it a go and give you our picks for this weekend: Ravens +10, Packers +2.5, Seahawks +1.5, Patriots -10. Bonus bet – OVER in the New England vs. Houston game (47.5). Good Luck.
Pau Gasol’s Injury Will Help Lakers Realize Earl Clark’s Potential [BleacherReport]
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