Found June 22, 2013 on RealGM:
Jeanie Buss believes the Los Angeles Lakers have an edge over other teams because of their storied history and brain trust in the front office. Even so, Buss admitted the inherent limitations of the new collective bargaining agreement – which includes steeper luxury taxes for teams over the salary cap. "We are in 100% in support of those agreements, but as much as they'd like to try to revenue share and make things equal -- our basketball expertise, they can't revenue share away from us," Buss said.  "I believe that as they keep trying to make things more fair, they can never take away what the Lakers have -- our history, our experience, our brain power in our front office.  We'll always have an advantage." The Lakers could be on the hook for upwards of $70 million in luxury tax penalties next season. "We're one of 30 teams that has to operate within a system. We're part of a community and we'll adhere to the rules," Buss said. &...

Dwight Howard Has Eight Baby Mamas

Los Angeles Lakers star Dwight Howard just celebrated his sixth child last weekend, but according to his ex-girlfriend Royce Reed, Howard has more than six kids running around.In a conversation Reed had with a woman on Twitter [below], Reed made the claimed that Howard has eight baby mama's. It's appears that Reed "accidentally" tweeted the major claim for the whole...

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is walking without a boot

Roughly 10 weeks after undergoing the knife to repair a torn left Achilles tendon, Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant was pictured walking without his boot on June 1. Suffering the wound on April 10, Bryant is expected to miss a minimum of 6-9 months. “My first steps without the boot,” wrote Bryant, 34, a 10-time All-NBA First Team selection. Playing 38.6 minutes per outing...

There is a Kobe Bryant statue in China, seriously!

At some point in the near future, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will be getting his own statue outside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles. However, there is already a Kobe Bryant statue in China and thanks to one-globetrotting Lakers fan, we now know of it’s existence. Check out this bronze statue that Lakers fan Eddie Robles found in the Guangzhou province outside of...

Kobe sees himself playing 'three to four more years'

Kobe Bryant has consistently suggested he'll play just one or two more seasons before retiring. Currently on a trip to Brazil, the Lakers guard may have revealed a different plan altogether. "I could easily see myself playing another three or four years," he said on Brazilian television in a segment produced by Glenda Carqueijo (2:30 in the video). The All-Star guard...

Kobe Bryant Says Larry Bird ‘Was Just Money,’ Says Most People Have Forgotten ‘How Great’ He Was

This hat tip goes to Kobe Bryant for giving the other side of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry a little boost. The rehabbing Los Angeles star was asked on ESPN Radio to name the five greatest NBA players of all time, and he listed Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as his choices. But he wasn’t content to let the names speak for themselves...

Metta World Peace on Dwight Howard, “He’s not going anywhere, I got him by the balls”

One of the hot NBA rumors that has been circulating around the Interwebs is the possibility that Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard could be heading to play with the Houston Rockets. Back on Monday, Lakers teammate Metta World Peace was giving an interview to SportsRadio 610 in Houston about the possibility that Dwight might make the jump to Houston and well, Metta gave a very...

Rockets’ Chandler Parsons Selling Dwight Howard on Coming to Houston Daily

One of the huge prizes in this year’s NBA free agency is Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard. While many assume that Clippers point guard Chris Paul is likely to return to LA, Dwight is the big name that it seems could have on another uniform by the start of the next NBA season. While [...]

Kobe turns to Beckham for advice on Achilles injury

Recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, Kobe Bryant turned to soccer star David Beckham for advice. "Becks and I have grown to be pretty close since he's been playing in Los Angeles for the Galaxy the last five years," said Bryant in a video interview with on Friday while vacationing in Brazil. Beckham tore his Achilles in 2010, but was able to make...
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