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A felony hearing for Lakers forward Jordan Hill has been rescheduled until June 8, according to a spokeswoman for the Harris County district attorney's office.
An attorney for Hill appeared in a Houston courthouse Tuesday and asked for the case to be continued next month.
Hill was charged with a third-degree felony Monday for choking his girlfriend on Feb. 29, according to court documents.
Hill, 24, was with the Houston Rockets at the time of the alleged incident. He has recently become a reliable rotation player for the Lakers, averaging eight points and 10 rebounds in the first two games of a first-round series against the Denver Nuggets.
He was acquired by the Lakers on March 15 for Derek Fisher and a first-round draft pick in this year's draft.
Hill faces up to 10 years in prison.
When I got the phone call, I was definitely shocked, just like everybody else was, he said in a brief interview with reporters before Tuesday's game.
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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...
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...
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...
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.
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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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Andrew Bynum has played excellent basketball over the second half of the season and into the playoffs for the Lakers.
Hear from the Lakers center after LA takes 2-0 lead on Denver.
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...
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...