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Larry Brown Sports:
The Los Angeles Lakers dug themselves into a massive hole with a blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 on Friday night — one that they likely will not climb out of. The Lakers have disappointed their fans all season long, but as anticipated they have looked particularly lost without Kobe Bryant. Injuries have been the team’s biggest issue, but that hasn’t stopped the fans from blaming head coach Mike D’Antoni. As Friday night’s 120-89 loss came to a close, Lakers fans were heard chanting “we want Phil!” I doubt Phil Jackson would have much more success with the current LA roster, but the fans never see it that way. No matter where he goes, D’Antoni can’t seem to escape the chants for the Zen Master. When the New York Knicks were struggling last year under D’Antoni, fans chanted the same thing. I guess it’s a step above calling for him to simply be fired, but it’s tough to constantly coach in the shadow of Jackson. The Lakers had another shot at Phil but they decided to go wit
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Los Angeles Lakers fans gave Kobe Bryant a standing ovation as he tried to inspire his team by making a move to a seat behind the bench (while on crutches) during the third quarter of Sunday's Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series.
The Lakers were down by 21 points at the time that Bryant made the move. Unfortunately, it didn't help them pick up their game...
Following Kobe Bryant’s season-ending achilles injury, Nike launched a remarkable “You Showed Us” campaign, placing the ad – a tribute to his legendary NBA career thus far – in the Los Angeles Times. Less than a week later and Nike has released a video to go along with the campaign, highlighting the most memorable moments of his career – including the 1996 NBA draft,...
It wasnt the first time and it may not be the last, butLakers fans showed their displeasure of head coach Mike DAntoni during theLakers 120-89 blowout loss on Friday.During the fourth quarter with the Lakers on their way to theirworst home playoff loss in franchise history, the chants for former Lakers coachPhil Jackson came raining down. We want Phil were heard throughout the Staples...
Phil Jackson reportedly revealed that during his final days as
Lakers head coach he was battling prostate cancer.
After suffering a season-ending ACL injury, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant hadn’t made an appearance at the Staples Center since.
However with eight minutes to go in the third quarter of game four against the San Antonio Spurs, Kobe Bryant made his way to the Lakers bench. Despite the Lakers getting demolished by the Spurs, Lakers fans cheered his appearance and chanted, “MVP”:
It's alright, Kobe. Not even you could watch this video without giggling in amazement; after all, this is the Keyboard Cat. And it is glorious.
Back in 2011, Phil Jackson told his Lakers team that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer before a playoff sweep at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks.
Kobe Bryant appeared on the Lakers bench Sunday night in the third quarter. The goal of course was to provide moral support to a team that was clearly being swept out of the first round of the playoffs and not to make a sartorial statement in Givenchy and crutches but somehow, he managed to do both.
Givenchy is the jock’s go to look of the moment. Last summer you saw LeBron James...
Kobe Bryant might have stopped tweeting because he felt he was taking too much attention away from the Los Angeles Lakers series against the San Antonio Spurs.
But one former Lakers great has no problem going to Twitter to express his feelings in regards to LA's chances against the Spurs.
And down 0-2 heading into Game 3 Friday night at the Staples Center, Magic Johnson sees...
On the opposite side of the Western Conference playoffs bracket, but only a state away, the Oklahoma City Thunder are reeling from the loss of guard Russell Westbrook for an as of yet undetermined amount of time. Should it prove longer than a week or two, the prohibitive Western Conference Finals will likely see their season fall short of lofty expectations.
In Los Angeles...
Dwight Howard could have played his last game in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform on Sunday. He was ejected after picking up his second technical foul in Game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs, and says this season and playoff series was “a bad dream.”
The Lakers are old, hobbled and backed into an 0-2 corner.
L.A. is already struggling against the San Antonio Spurs without Kobe Bryant. Now they’ve lost Steve Blake and who knows how long Steve Nash is going to be able to play for.
They’re going to be forced to play with third-string guards against one of the best point guards in the league in Tony Parker. Things look...