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One day, it is Dwight Howard‘s shoulder. The next day, it is Kobe Bryant‘s excessive shooting, or his excessive passing. The day after that, it is the Lakers’ shaky transition defense.
Game after game, the great mystery that is this Lakers team receives a new explanation. When they win, it is evidence that they should be better. When they lose, it is proof that they are as bad as they have looked all along. But the Lakers are really a whole lot easier to figure out than many people assume.
They have not improved. From game to game they might, such as when Bryant went off Sunday with 38 points against the Mavericks, but then they come back the very next night and give up 33 fastbreak points to the Nuggets. Overall, despite winning four of their last six games and 11 of their last 16, the Lakers are just as mediocre as they have been all along. Their recent “improvement” is merely a boring mathematical trend.
The Lakers entered Wednesday with a 28-30 record, three games behind the Roc...
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AP.9 is best known for taking some Twodel style pictures with Ice T’s wife CoCo. Once he saw how that got him a little bit of attention, he has starting attention whoring to the highest degree of attention whoring.
I was trying to take him seriously, but then he started talking about taking 12 bullets and I started to tune him out. With that being said, he suggests he had an affair...
Kobe Bryant had just finished one of his most efficient games this season when his upbeat interview session with reporters stalled.
Someone asked him what the Lakers needed do to improve. He offered an important two-word response: "Transition defense."
That was Sunday. The Lakers got buried a day later in fastbreak points by the Denver Nuggets, 33-3, in a 119-108 loss...
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Kobe Bryant was named Western Conference Player of the Week after averaging 31.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.0 assists and going a perfect 3-0.
The Black Mamba slithered past the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, with a 38-point, 12-rebound, seven-assist drubbing that he rubbed in Mavs owner Mark Cuban's face afterward.
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While the season has not gone as planned, both Steve Nash and Dwight Howard -- and even Kobe, in a way -- said that the run for a postseason berth could be fun.
Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and Antawn Jamison added 17 in the Los Angeles Lakers' 21st consecutive victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 116-94 on Thursday night.
Bryant and Jodie Meeks each hit four of Los Angeles' 16 3-pointers, and Meeks finished with 16 points. The Lakers (29-30) have won 12 of 17 and five of seven while moving within two games of Houston for the...
You heard the old adage, "Never wake a sleeping giant," right?
Well apparently it fell on deaf ears recently as Mavericks owner Mark Cuban suggested the Lakers should amnesty Kobe Bryant next season thus saving the team some money and getting some luxury tax relief.
Well, that is all the Bryant needed to hear. Cuban poked the proverbial bear in his cage and Kobe dropped...
Dwight Howard is the Orlando Magic’s all-time leader in a plethora of important categories. Leading the franchise in points, rebounds, blocks and minutes played, Dwight’s impact on the floor was unmatched by any other Magic player in the team’s history.
But as we all know, Dwight burned quite a few bridges with the Magic organization. His handling of his contract situation...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and Antawn Jamison added 17 in the Los Angeles Lakers' 21st consecutive victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 116-94 on Thursday night.
Bryant and Jodie Meeks each hit four of Los Angeles' 16 3-pointers, and Meeks finished with 16 points. The Lakers (29-30) have won 12 of 17 and five of seven while moving within two games...
Dwight Howard and Adidas set up a mobile photo booth at The Grove in LA for fans to take pictures in the latest Adidas gear. When they stepped in the booth, Dwight was there to flick it up with them. Super cute idea for fans to connect with one of their favorites.
Meanwhile, Howard is still working on getting back in shape. He says he’s in pretty good shape for a basketball player...
The Denver Nuggets knocked off the Los Angeles Lakers 119-108 on Monday night an in the process had a series of dunks that were incredibly impressive. The best of those dunks is above, an alley-oop pass from Andre Iguodala to Kenneth Faried, who finished the dunk over Lakers center Dwight Howard. Faried has become a fan favorite around the NBA because of his relentless play and penchant...
The Lakers three-game winning streak came to an end in Denver Monday night. The Nuggets simply had too much youth and too many high flyers for the Lakers. The game was a dunkfest, many coming at the hands of “The Manimal,” Kenneth Faried. Check out this alley-oop pass from Andre Iguodala which ended over Dwight Howard.
The Nuggets beat the Lakers 119-108. Faried added 12...
While Laker fans may not be enjoying the fact that their squad is on the outside looking in and in danger of missing the playoffs for just the fifth time since moving to Los Angeles, some Lakers seem to be relishing in the experience.
"It's going to be a tough ride trying to get into the playoffs, but that's going to make it fun," Steve Nash told ESPN after practice...
Los Angeles Lakers (28-29) vs. Denver Nuggets (35-22)
The Lakers are making their run. By golly, all the bluster and promises that their season starts now -- or is it now? -- is starting to come true. Dwight Howard said he did not have his conditioning right at the beginning of the season and has begun getting more comfortable or accepting the fact that he will not...