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A lot of coaches genuinely dislike their rivals, but many of them would never come out and tell you that. The politically correct things to say are “they’re a tough team” and “they’re always prepared and well-coached,” but we know enough by now to know that George Karl is anything but politically correct. The Nuggets coach is not a fan of the Lakers, and he is not afraid to admit that.
“I can’t deny that I just despise the Lakers,” Karl said Monday according to the Denver Post. “There’s a bigger (description) for it (that I can’t use in public). I’ve been beaten by them too many times. I didn’t expect them to be bad this season, but when they got Steve Nash, I can’t deny I was really upset.”
Karl also added that he sent a text message to Lakers executive Mitch Kupchak telling him he believes he keeps a rabbit’s foot up his — well, you know.
Last season, the Nuggets took L.A. to seven games in the postseason before Kobe Bryant and company prevailed. That was the third time i
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Despite the Clippers recent success, the Black Mamba just wants to make sure everyone knows it's not a rivalry until both sides actually win something.
Dwight Howard took a huge step in his recovery process as the Los Angeles Lakers center was a full participant at practice on Tuesday.
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Ty Lawson received a stream of text messages from his Denver Nuggets coach all summer asking the same thing: Are you leading right now?
Leading? The speedy point guard was typically sleeping, since George Karl fired off most of the messages in the middle of the night.
Still, Lawson understood his point. For the Nuggets to take another step forward, Lawson has to step up and take...
At some point in the eve of the Lakers media day, Mitch Kupchak made another move to improve an already stacked roster. This time, he added veteran wingman Chris Douglas-Roberts to the list of training camp hopefuls.With Roberts, the Lakers now have 16 players for training camp which started Tuesday. Roberts (or "CDR" or "Buckets") is a 3-year NBA veteran after...
I generally respect a lot of reporters. Many of them do a great job covering their respective teams. But sometimes a few of them ask lazy questions aimed at getting a reaction rather than getting information.
Because, as the success of horribly disgusting screaming matches like First Take tell us, we just loves us them wild reactions.
So with that, I bring you this. The LA...
Dwight Howard flattened the creases across the chest of his brand-new gold jersey and joined his teammates for a group photo, joking around and laughing even while saying cheese.
The superstar center might be an eight-year NBA veteran, but Monday still felt like the first day of school.
And it was, in a way: Howard is just getting started on his real NBA education from the Los...
The day before basketball is played at the Los Angeles Lakers’ training camp, the Lakers hosted hundreds of media members for their Media Day at their El Segundo practice facility today. A majority of the players currently on the roster were available for interview, including the Lakers starting five: Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard.
Television contracts are the main source of income for any pro sports team.
In Los Angeles, two of the most popular teams are being matched together for broadcast purposes.
Time Warner Cable, for their new sports network, bought the exclusive regional rights to broadcast Lakers and Galaxy games for $20 billion dollars over 3 years. The LA Sparks of the WNBA are also part of the...
Ron Artest Metta World Peace is not known for being the most intelligent man in basketball but he has an answer for who is (at least on the Lakers...)
Metta World Peace was asked if Steve Nash is the smartest player on the Lakers: "He's white, so probably yes."
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Dwight Howard followed Tuesday's 4-hour practice full of 3-on-3, 2-on-2 and one-on-one full-contact drills by going through Wedneday's morning session.