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Tuesday night in LA, the “Most Dominant Ever” jersey was retired at Staples Center. Shaquille O’Neal, accompanied by his children and his mother watched his #34 raised into the rafters by the Lakers.
The halftime ceremony which featured a video from Kobe Bryant and speeches by Phil Jackson and Lakers EVP Jeanie Buss. The three shared memories and laughs of the “Shaq years” including Phil recalling a time Shaq showed up for practice naked with only sneakers on and an emotional Jeanie who thanked Shaq for his “talent,” “sense of humor,” and “winning.”
Shaq took the mic and kicked it off with one of his signature catch phrase from those 3 Laker titles tun that began in 200o with “can you dig it?”
He dedicated the occasion to the late Dr. Jerry Buss, thanked his mom, saluted his dad, thanked his six children, as well as Jerry West, and Coach Phil Jackson (when he thanked Jackson, the entire arena erupted in a “We want Phil!” chant). AWKWARD… Shaq broke that moment with a quick
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Yes he’s a future hall-of-famer. And yes, he is arguably the best player to have ever played in the NBA; some analysts place Kobe Bryant above Michael Jordan on the list of the NBA’s greatest players of all time. Questioning Bryant’s talent and accomplishments is ignorant; numbers never lie. His capabilities shouldn’t be the Laker’s concern, but the effects his presence has
Phil Jackson’s agent issued a statement Monday to deny a report saying the former Los Angeles Lakers coach was asked to lead the UCLA coaching search.
The Los Angeles Times’ T.J. Simers reported Saturday that after the Bruins were turned down by Shaka Smart and Brad Stevens, UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero contacted Jackson’s representative to talk about having the championship...
UCLA needed some serious help in their coaching search, as it's being reported by the L.A. Times that the school had to call on NBA legendary coach Phil Jackson.Apparently, the school made the call after they were rejected by Brad Stevens and Shaka Smart. They were reportedly told, by Jackson's agent, that it would cost some serious money [$1 million] to hire Jackson...
Since the Los Angeles Lakers retired Shaquille O'Neal's jersey tonight, you knew that the Lakers would reach out to former teammate Kobe Bryant to say some words about Shaq.Below is the full message that Kobe delivered to the Staples Center crowd:
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It takes a lot for Kobe Bryant to admit his mortality.
He played an entire season with a torn pinky (wining a gold medal and a championship when he really needed surgery). He had a severely sprained ankle that had him out indfinitely -- he did not miss a game and tried to give it a go the next time out.
Bryant, even with 16 years under his belt, cannot stop father time. It is...
LOS ANGELES Tuesday night at Staples Center the Lakers will retire the number 34 jersey worn by the great center Shaquille ONeal during his eight-year tenure with the Lakers. Fans may also get to see another retirement of sorts: a public end to the Shaq-Kobe Bryant feud.
ONeal and Bryant both came to the Lakers in 1996 Shaq as a free agent and Kobe as part of a draft day trade...
Mark Cuban couldn’t help but poke some fun at his former rival, Phil Jackson, who was at Staples Center Tuesday for Shaquille O’Neal’s jersey retirement during the Mavs-Lakers game. Jackson, who got engaged to daughter of the late Jerry Buss and Lakers Executive Vice President, Jeanie Buss, in January, is now considered the “first housewife of the Lakers,” at least according...
Shaquille O’Neal played eight seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. From 2000 to 2002 he helped the Lakers win three straight championships. Last night the Lakers honored Shaq with retiring his number during the Lakers Mavericks game.
During the ceremony fans heard from Phil Jackson and the fans cheered and chanted “We want Phil!” Plus fans got to see the winning personality...
Javaris Crittenton seemed like he had potential in the NBA. After being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, he saw some playing time in a Phil Jackson system that gave [...]
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The 2012/13 NBA season looked like it was going to be all about power packed backcourt duos. The offseason saw numerous high profile guard combos hook up - the Lakers with Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant; Houston's Jeremy Lin and James Harden; Brooklyn teamed up Joe Johnson with Deron Williams. But which NBA backcourt starting pair...
Over the weekend Magic Johnson came out in support of his openly gay son Earvin Johnson III and said he could be any happier for his 20-year-old kid. The former NBA great told TMZ that he and his wife Cookie "support him in every way" and "we're very proud of him."
Kobe Bryant was so impressed by Magic's stand on his son's personal life, he lauded...
Only Important Injuries:
-Steve Nash likely out (stock up for Kobe Bryant, Steve Blake)
-LeBron, Wade, Chalmers out (stock up for Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Norris Cole)
-Noah, Belinelli likely out (stock up for Jimmy Butler, Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson, Nate Robinson)
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Nate Robinson ($5800)
Steve Blake ($3700)
Kobe Bryant ($9500)
Vince Carter ($5600...