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After Kobe Bryant was forced to watch his teammates clinch a playoff berth from his bed following an Achilles injury, Kobe has been fairly vocal over Twitter. He has been using to it to show public support for his teammates, even the ones that he frequently bickers and argues with. Pau Gasol was excellent in their win against the Houston Rockets, posting 17 points, 20 rebounds, 11 assists, and 2 blocks. Gasol catches a lot of criticism from people who really don’t understand how great of a player he really is. His name has been tossed around on the trading block, but the Mamba now wants all of that to end. Can the talk of trading @paugasol come to a cease now?? — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 18, 2013 Although Bryant gets on Pau Gasol frequently, I think it’s fair to say that he recognizes just how good his 7 footer is. Pau was a huge part of two of Kobe’s championship rings, and it’s very reasonable to think that Kobe would still be stuck at 3 if it weren’t for Pau. With this in mind, the Lakers will have to ride out Dwight Howard and Gasol for the rest of their run this year, no matter how long it ends up being. Losing Kobe Bryant obviously hurts, but there are much worse situations. Playing through one of the most physically dominant big men in Howard and a 7 footer who can do literally anything on the floor in Gasol is a situation that many teams would love to have. -Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content Follow us on Twitter The post Kobe Bryant: Quit Talking About Trading Pau Gasol appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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With the Los Angeles Lakers making it into the playoffs despite losing Kobe Bryant at season’s end and a first-round playoff series with the San Antonio Spurs looming on the horizon with the first game on Sunday, the battle lines have been drawn in House Artest (or the House formerly known as Artest but now going by World Peace — or something). Why? Because Metta World Peace’s...
The Black Mamba may be out of the Playoffs due to injury, but don’t let that stop you from going on a little trip down memory lane at the past season. You probably don’t want to bet against Kobe being ready for opening day 2013.
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With just over three minutes left in last Friday’s game against Golden State, Kobe Bryant walked off the court for the last time this season. Since then, the Lakers have won every game, securing the seventh seed in the Western Conference. In doing so, they avoid the defending Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round.
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Mike D’Antoni was extraordinarily harsh on Pau Gasol when he took over the job as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in November, but he’s finally softening his stance on the big man.
Gasol returned to the starting lineup on March 25 after missing six weeks with a foot injury. The team has gone 8-2 in its last 10 games — all of which Gasol has played over 30 minutes. Save...
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Getting into the playoffs turned out to be easier than expected for the Lakers.
The Lakers clinched at least the eighth seed in the Western Conference after the Utah Jazz fell to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Lakers entered the night a game ahead of the Jazz with one game remaining in the season. A loss to the Rockets coupled with a win by the Jazz would have eliminated the Lakers...
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In a pre-game interview, John Ireland asked Coach Mike D’Antoni what he planned to tell the team in order to get ready for tonight’s game.
“Bad things are gonna happen, “ D’Antoni said. “But don’t tie your troubles together.”
There were certainly troubles with which the Lakers had to face tonight. A team who averaged the...
EL SEGUNDO, CA The promises, speculation and worry are finally over, which sets up another set of obstacles for the Lakers and Spurs to overcome. The 2013 NBA Playoffs have arrived and the slate is clean for the No. 2 and No. 7 seeded teams in the Western Conferences especially in Los Angeles but the pressure has been ratcheted up to ear-splitting volume.
San Antonio has been...
Has There Ever Been A More Eventful Lakers Season?
Think about it.
There have certainly been better seasons in Laker-Land.
Many eventful ones too – 2008 springs to mind – from Kobe’s trade demand, to Bynum’s emergence and injury, through Gasol’s arrival and a Finals run.
2004 was pretty eventful too. Phil even wrote a book about it.
None of these seasons come even CLOSE...
After a ruptured Achilles defanged The Black Mamba, Kevin Garnett looked to the magic of texting to send his best wishes. Even the fiercest rivals hate to see each other fall to injury, and in this case you know Garnett was hoping to meet Kobe Bryant in The Finals to exact his vengeance for 2010. Despite their history of playoff showdowns (including Kevin's Minnesota days), Kobe...
Steve Blake scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added his seventh career
triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers secured the seventh
playoff seed in the Western Conference with a 99-95 overtime
victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.