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The San Antonio Spurs face the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time Tuesday night. Aside from being the two dominant teams in the post Jordan NBA, the two teams don't have a ton in common and the Spurs fan base doesn't really like the Lakers franchise. Spurs fans specifically hate this Lakers team because of the hype that came with it once Steve Nash and Dwight Howard were traded for over the summer. Now, the one likable part of the team, former Spurs assistant Mike Brown, is gone.
Hiring former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni is the one way to make this Laker team even more unlikable for Spurs fans. Reuniting D'Antoni with Nash brings back memories of the Seven Seconds or Less Suns. Like the rest of the country, Spurs fans have fond memories of those Suns teams. Unlike the rest of the country, those memories involve the Spurs beating the Suns in the playoffs over and over again. And if Nash's class and no-quit attitude is th...
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Steve Nash will soon be reunited with Mike D'Antoni, his former coach while the two were in Phoenix. Nash and D'Antoni had a lot of success with the Suns, but no championships of course. They both hope to change that with the Los Angeles Lakers, but Nash has to return to action first. He spoke with reporters yesterday and gave an idea of when he may return.According...
Shaq wants his social media audience to know one thing about his take on current Lakers’ center Dwight Howard. It’s not hate. Responding to a tweeter who told the Hall of Fame center to stop ‘Hating On Dwight Howard’, Shaq recorded a YouTube video of his response. “First of all, how do you spell ‘hate’?...Read the Rest...
Steve Nash will be re-evaluated on Friday.
Dwight Howard dunks amongst three Spurs on Tuesday.
The By The Numbers recap for the Lakers’ 84-82 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center on Tuesday night. The Lakers are now 3-5, and next play home to Phoenix on night.
The Lakers regular season winning percentage against the Spurs after Tuesday night’s loss. They’re now 74-73 all-time against San Antonio, but...
The Los Angeles Lakers have hired former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson, reports LATimes.com.
D'Antoni, 61, signed a reported four year deal that may pay him $12 million for three guaranteed seasons with a team option in the fourth year. He will join the team in a week or two after he recovers from knee-replacement surgery...
The San Antonio Spurs (6-1) will take on the new-look Los Angeles Lakers (3-4) in Los Angeles who haven't gotten off to good start. Aside from adding Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to the mix, the Lakers went through a coaching change firing former Spurs assistant coach Mike Brown and added Mike D'Antoni. Needless to say, this Lakers team will need a bit more time to get some...
Mike D'Antoni is burdened with bringing the 2013 Los Angeles Lakers to a place based off of expectations rather than the realistic capabilities of this particular group of guys.
The NBA’s most fascinating team made a drastic change earlier this week and now they take their rightful place as…well still the league’s most fascinating team. The change I’m of course referring...
Is D’Antoni a better fit than uncle Phil Jackson?
The Pringles Man has come back to the NBA as Mike D'Antoni (and not Phil Jackson) will serve as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Steve Nash is pleased.The post Mike D’Antoni To The Lakers: The Return Of The Pringles Man appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Pau Gasol got home from the game and read about it on Twitter, while Dwight Howard got a midnight message on his BlackBerry. They shared most Los Angeles Lakers fans' mix of surprise, trepidation and anticipation.
Just when everybody thought the Lakers were getting back together with Phil Jackson, they switched course in the middle of the night and went with Mike D'Antoni...
As a Laker fan, I am glad to see that the franchise removed Mike Brown as its head coach.Don't get me wrong. I think Brown is a good guy, a good coach and pretty much got jobbed in this whole deal. Still, he didn't belong. He wasn't Laker-like and certainly wasn't a fit for the roster that has been assembled. The things he wanted to do may have worked for...
The Los Angeles Lakers announced Nov. 11 that they have hired Mike D’Antoni to take over the NBA club’s head coaching duties. D’Antoni takes over from Mike Brown, who was fired on Nov. 9. The move came as a bit of a surprise to many Lakers fans who were almost certain the team was going to rehire 67-year-old former coach Phil Jackson to take over the squad for the third time...