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Written By Clifford, San Monica When he was asked the reason for the Lakers’ recent turnaround, Kobe Bean Bryant said that Mike D’Antoni and Bernie Bickerstaff want the team to read each other, react to the opposing defense and play freely. That’s funny. Less than ten days ago Kobe Bryant in a post game interview on 710AM called the LA fans stupid, dumb and borderline idiotic for having the nerve to suggest that instead of strict adherence to then coach Brown’s cumbersome Princeton offense, Steve Nash and company should simply play freely. Am I missing something here or did the arrogant one fire salvos at his supporters (for expressing an opinion that he now shares, evidently) without anybody in the local media taking him over the coals for his remarks? Just wondering…
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LOS ANGELES -- He had major knee replacement surgery just three weeks ago. Now that he's finally on the bench with his team, Lakers' coach Mike D'Antoni was asked if he felt that his team was more secure with their leader on the sidelines with them.
"They haven't seen me coach. They should be scared -- they should be real scared," a smiling D'Antoni...
Kobe Bryant scored six of his 25 points in the final two minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on for a 95-90 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night in coach Mike D'Antoni's sideline debut.
Dwight Howard had 23 points and 15 rebounds despite a horrific 7-for-19 performance at the free-throw line for the Lakers, who have won five of six and moved above .500 since...
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Had the Lakers lost during Mike D’Antoni’s debut as the team’s Commander-In-Chief there may have been some slow singing and flower bringing out in Los Angeles.
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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Right after Kobe Bryant made every one of his first five shots, you knew the Lakers weren't going to let new coach Mike D'Antoni lose his debut.
As it turned out, just enough good things happened after that to produce Tuesday night's 95-90 win over the visiting Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers shot the ball well enough...
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Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers gave his take on the Lakers' coaching change to Chris Russo (SirusXM's Mad Dog Radio) on Tuesday, criticizing the organization for their handling of Phil Jackson.
"I didn't like the way it was done," said Rivers. "I don't think you embarrass anybody."
After relieving Mike Brown of his coaching duties, the Lakers...
At least that is what I imagine this Lakers fan is saying as he celebrates some Showtime action at the Staples Center earlier this week.
Never been a Lakers fan. Never had a desire to see them play. That has all changed because I want my own yellow Dwight Howard shirt and a seat next to Mr. Celebration.
I wonder how this dude celebrates when Dwight Howard...
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With the departure of the Lakers former head coach Mike Brown, the organization chose to pass on the Zen master, Phil Jackson. Since then accusations of betrayal by Jim Buss and company have got to cause a uneasy situation with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up this week.
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Coach Mike D'Antoni may be somewhat wobbly on his surgically replaced knee, but the Los Angeles Lakers seem to be finding their stride.
Another meeting with the Sacramento Kings may keep their run going.
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