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The Los Angeles Lakers' early struggles have been well-documented, and now they're on the verge of reaching another dubious mark.
They'll hope to avoid their worst road start in 19 years Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks, who are looking to build off one of their more notable victories of the season.
The offseason acquisitions of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash couldn't help avoid Los Angeles' 1-4 start, especially with Nash missing the last 11 games with a bruised left shin.
That rough stretch cost former coach Mike Brown his job, but it appeared the Lakers had rebounded in winning five of their next six games, including a victory over Brooklyn on Tuesday in Mike D'Antoni's debut.
As it continues to adjust to D'Antoni's run-and-gun offense, though, Los Angeles fell 113-97 at woeful Sacramento the following night before a 106-98 defeat at Memphis on Friday.
Kobe Bryant shot only 7 of 23 but scored a game-high 30 points for the Lakers (...
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Tweet While the Los Angeles Lakers are struggling during a two-game losing streak, it appears that first-year Laker Dwight Howard hasn’t lost his wild sense of humor. Here’s video of Howard clowning Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant’s age on a recent team flight: I’m not too sure how Kobe or fans will respond to Howard’s joking [...]
For those of you who were watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, you probably saw Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the March Madness float celebrating 75 seasons of the college basketball tournament. If you missed it, check out the below photos courtesy of Getty Images:
While some members of the Los Angeles Lakers may be happy with the hiring of Mike D’Antoni as the team’s head coach, Pau Gasol surely is displeased.
The four-time All-Star has experienced two of his poorest statistical games this season in the last two Lakers contests — both losses. Gasol also found himself on the bench for the entire fourth quarter of the 106-98 loss to the...
Things haven’t worked out quite as well as everyone thought they would for the Lakers this season. After bringing in Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in the offseason, the team was slow to start the season, which ended up costing head coach Mike Brown his job. Nash meanwhile is out indefinitely with a non-displace leg fracture, which means Kobe Bryant has picked up the slack in...
Chemistry is important. How teammates “click” at times can have a lot of influence on the court. The Lakers are still finding their way on a team that has two major additions. Following their loss to the Kings on Wednesday night, Dwight Howard took over the stewardess’ intercom to add a little comedy to [...]
Steve Nash hasn't missed so many games in a row since 1999 when he sat out 22 due to an ankle injury.
Whether it’s the offensive system that’s causing it, or whether it’s the pairing alongside another dominant low post threat, Pau Gasol has just not been himself in recent years. Since the Los Angeles Lakers’ failed defense of their back to back championships in 2011, Gasol has gone MIA and has left the rest of Lakers [...]The post Morales: The case of the misused, misplaced...
DALLAS -- The Los Angeles Lakers finally delivered a little Showtime Saturday night to prop up an otherwise disappointing road trip. Blistering first-half shooting set up the 115-89 rout of the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center, the type of high-octane performance -- if not the massive scoring discrepancy -- the Lakers hope can become more routine under new coach Mike...
DALLAS (AP) -- Metta World Peace hit three early 3-pointers to spark a Los Angeles barrage from long range, and the Lakers scored 36 points before Kobe Bryant took his first shot in a 115-89 blowout of the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
Bryant, the league's leading scorer, finished with 19 once he did start shooting as the Lakers hit the century mark for the first time...
MEMPHIS, Tn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies always realize when a game against the Los Angeles Lakers is on the line in the final few minutes, the ball belongs to Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant. Stop Bryant and you get the win. After leading by six points with 2:24 left, the Grizzlies held serve. Despite Bryant scoring 14 of his game-high 30 points in the final quarter, Memphis held...
Steve Nash filmed a bunch of pretty humorous videos a couple season's back. This one features the Brazilian Blur, Leandro Barbosa, on lead vocals as the Suns sing Lionel Richie's,"All Night Long." Barbosa linked to the video on his twitter today and mentioned how this was "My 15 minutes of Fame as an actor!!!"
So does Barbosa have a singing career in...