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While the 2012-13 season is still over a month away from tipoff, many NBA fans and pundits have been quick to name the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat the participants of the 2013 NBA Finals.
If only it were that easy.
Among those that are skeptical of the Lakers' Finals chances are former San Antonio Spurs forward Robert Horry, who had a few Finals appearances in purple and gold.
While the Lakers had a big offseason, bringing in Steve Nash for practically nothing and getting the best of a blockbuster deal netting them Dwight Howard, Horry, part of deep teams in San Antonio, spoke to India Today noting the Lakers weakness on the bench.
"I don't think the Lakers are going to be in the NBA Finals, despite Howard and Nash. To go deep into the play-offs, you need a strong bench, not just a great starting line-up. I still believe (last year's runners-up) Oklahoma City Thunder are the favourites in the Western Conference, and (champions) M...
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The Lakers say center Dwight Howard won't finish his rehabilitation from back surgery in time for the start of training camp or Los Angeles' first preseason game.
The Lakers gave an update on the newly acquired center's condition on their website Thursday night.
Howard recently began working with the Lakers' training staff on his recovery from spinal surgery in...
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Stan Van Gundy took some time to give his perspective on his role in the bizarre press conference with Dwight Howard, one of the most awkward scenes of recent memory.
Lakers’ General Manager Mitch Kupchak has announced the addition of three new assistant coaches to Mike Brown’s staff. Eddie Jordan, Steve Clifford and Bernie Bickerstaff will join the Lakers staff this year. Eddie Jordan, a former NBA player and head coach, played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1980-1983, helping them win the 1982 NBA [...]
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HOLLYWOOD, CA -- Kobe Bryant admitted on Wednesday that he's been thinking about the inevitable.
My career is winding down, Kobe said during his annual news conference at My Friend's Place, a shelter and education center for people who are currently homeless. And at the end of my career, I don't want to just look back and just say that I had a successful career because...
Steve Nash always has been a beloved basketball player during his many stops on his NBA tour, and while it appears to only be a decorative piece as an accomplished professional musician would have to be 20-feet-tall to wield it and take it on a tour of his or her own, for$10,000, one of his [...]
Dwight Howard participated in his first practice with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, going through a lengthy workout with no apparent concerns about his surgically repaired back.
Howard worked out with the Lakers' new starting five during much of the afternoon practice at the Lakers' training complex, running offensive drills with Steve Nash and playing a little 1-on...
Since it has been a little awhile, let’s check-in with a former Los Angeles Lakers star for their take on newly acquired center, Dwight Howard. James Worthy, one of the Showtime Lakers, had some harsh words for Dwight during a conference call on Thursday. ‘Big Game James’ wasn’t on board with the trade with the [...]
We often hear of professional athletes giving to charities, perhaps hand out turkeys at Thanksgiving, maybe hold some free basketball camps for the less fortunate, but how often do we hear of professional athletes, such as Kobe Bryant, getting their hands dirty on L.A.’s Skid Row of all places? That’s exactly how Kobe Bryant [...]
Could it be that the Lakers aren't done bolstering their bench? Probably.According to SportingNews' Sean Deveney, 9-year veteran Leandro Barbosa could end up with the already revamped Lakers. In the article, Barbosa expresses his patience in his decision due to his desire to be "in the right place" rather than his salary dictates the city he'll end up playing...
It’s never too early to begin Christmas shopping especially if you have a Steve Nash fan you have to find a present for. Oh, and if they play guitar, then this may be the mega jackpot. It’s a 10-foot guitar that has a Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash painted on it and it’s ONLY $10,000! [...]
You know how it goes. A team acquires a player, and there is a rush to analyze the move and declare immediate winners and losers.
The L.A. Lakers were declared big winners this summer for their acquisitions of two marquee guys in Steve Nash and... oh... what's his name. It is yet another "super team" that's expected to become an instant contender.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, over the past season, proved they had claim of ownership of the Western Conference as they tossed the Los Angeles Lakers to the side during the semifinals of the 2012 playoffs. However, the Lakers are never content of being steamrolled and they acquired Steve Nash AND Dwight Howard this summer. [...]
I get Mark Cuban, I truly do. Mark Cuban is all about making the Dallas Mavericks out to be more than what they are, and at the same time that means downplaying other teams. You know, like saying the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t that big of deal although they have the best center in [...]