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The Lakers are halfway through a disastrous 2012-2013 NBA season and would need to go on an incredible run to make any noise in the Western Conference.
At this point everyone is aware of Dwight Howardâ€™s unhappiness playing in Los Angeles. Â GM Mitch Kupchak has made it known that the team wonâ€™t trade Howard, but you never know.
One thing is for sure, star guard Kobe Bryant really doesnâ€™t care at this point. Â According to the New York Post, Bryant was asked by Yahoo Sports about the possibility of the Lakers trading Howard.
Bryant was reportedly totally indifferent to the situation, and in Bryantâ€™s eyes, â€śit really doesnâ€™t matter if they trade him or not.â€ť
â€śI donâ€™t know what they are going to do,â€ťÂ Bryant told Yahoo! Sports following the Westâ€™s 143-138 win.Â â€ťBut at this point, it doesnâ€™t matter. What matters to us is what we do on Wednesday [against the Celtics] and go from there.
â€śThatâ€™s the most important thing. Thatâ€™s my message to the team is that you canâ€™t worry about
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Despite Dwight Howard recently saying that Lakers GM, Mitch Kupchak told him he wonâ€™t be traded before Thursdayâ€™s trade deadline, his hometown Atlanta Hawks are expected to make a serious run at Howard before the deadline.
According to Ken Berger, CBS Sports:
Thereâ€™s widespread belief among league execs that the Lakers will not trade Dwight Howard, who is an unrestricted free...
Kobe wants Dwight Howard to stop clowning around, but Dwight doesnâ€™t know how to act any other way. People may not like Kobe Bryant, but no one questions his desire to be great and his work ethic.
That is what gets him the respect from peers and fans alike, but I donâ€™t think anyone respects Dwight Howard right now, on or off the court.
Here is just a latest example why from Larry...
Just when you thought the drama in Lakerland couldn't get any more juicy, Kobe Bryant has essentially thrown in the towel on the Dwight Howard era.
Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski had this little gem in a piece about Howard and Chris Paul's impending free agency:
When asked about the possibility of the Lakers moving Howard at the deadline, Kobe Bryant was devastatingly...
The drama never stops with the Los Angeles Lakers. Â Before the Dwight Howard trade became a done deal, both Dwight and Kobe Bryant were hesitant to become teammates. Â Kobe made [...]
Dwight Howard is the Lakers version of Rizzo with Kobe Bryant playing the role of Sandy if Page 6's source is to be believed:
Amid other reports that the Lakersâ€™ chilly on-court chemistry was...
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Is it really hard to be a fan of more than one team in a sport?
It seems in past sports history, fans were more fickle and diehard for their team. Â In contemporary times, its a whole new ballgame for fans.
Itâ€™s not hard to be a fan of multiple teams in one sport. Â Everyone knows this.
Having more than one team to root for means more chances to be on the winning side.... Read more
Everyone knows that nobody plays defense in the NBA All-Star Game, but Kobe Bryant made one exception Sunday night.
Bryant came from behind to block a shot by LeBron James late in the fourth quarter of this yearâ€™s edition of the annual offensive showcase, leading to an easy dunk at the other end by Kobeâ€™s Western Conference teammate, Kevin Durant.
Kobe and LeBron had â€” as usual...
Kobe Bryant knows he can't play professional basketball forever.The 34-year-old took the time sit down with Damon Jones in the Nike Basketball Athlete Lounge at All-Star weekend, and the five-time NBA champion was asked how much longer he thought he would play, which he responded:"Probably two years max. Two years max. Next year might be it. It's one of those things...
Despite all the mishaps this season and the â€śDwight is unhappy in LAâ€ť reports, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says that not only does the team have no intention of trading him, but the upcoming free agent is their future.
According to ESPN LA:
â€śDwight is our future,â€ť Kupchak told â€śThe Herd with Colin Cowherdâ€ť on ESPN Radio on Wednesday.
â€śItâ€™s hard to get talent in this league...
Back in 2007 there were rumblings that the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers had discussed a trade involving Kobe Bryant. Turns out, that deal was much closer to becoming a reality than just about anyone realized at the time.
Yahooâ€™s Adrian Wojnarowski revisited those potentially game-changing trade talks in a piece up Monday, following the passing away of Lakers owner Jerry...
Remember when Kobe Bryant almost became a Piston?
Most fans don't, judging from the surprise that spread across Twitter onMonday night when a Yahoo! story about the death of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss mentioned the discussions he had with Bryant about the deal in 2007.
As reported at the time, the Pistons had worked out a trade with the Lakers that would have brought...
Tweet Â Remember when Lakers fans were ecstatic because it seemed a certainty the team would have a dream back court of Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant? Then the league stepped in and said â€śNot so fastâ€ť, shattering those hopes. To rub salt in the wound the Clippers ended up being the ultimate beneficiary as [...]
The circus is back in town. Every year, or sometimes even more often, we seem to be forced to debate on whether Kobe Bryant or LeBron James is the next Michael Jordan. Itâ€™s like the Tim Tebow debate; ESPN cooks it up and puts it on a plate and we forgo our forks and shovel The post LeBron James, Kobe Bryant Still Chasing Michael Jordan appeared first on No Coast Bias.
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The Eastern Conference may have the defending NBA Champs, but the All-Star Game in the last three seasons has belonged to the West.
This yearâ€™s game, like most All-Star Games, was played with little to no defense, as seen by the total points scored in each quarter by both teams: 57, 77, 78 and 69. In the second quarter, the East shot...