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Kobe and Vanessa Bryant didn’t give up on their marriage, but Magic Johnson has divorced himself from this Los Angeles Lakers season. Facing their 6th-straight loss against the Thunder on Friday night, the former Lakers legend called it a season for the Lakers as they trailed by 16 at halftime. “It’s over for my Lakers. No playoffs, no nothing,” The Lakers ended up losing the game 116-101, and now stand with a 15-21 record, 5 games out of the 8th and final playoff spot in the highly competitive Western Conference. The team has battled injuries to many of its starters for the bulk of the season, and have yet to really grab hold of the offensive scheme that Mike D’Antoni brings. With that said, their defense is one of the worst in the NBA. A definite disappointment after an offseason saw the team acquire All-Star center Dwight Howard and former league MVP Steve Nash. Earlier in the week, Johnson ranted on Twitter about the play of the Lakers, and singled out many of the headline stars on the team. His words were probably meant more as a strong encouragement, rather than just a frustrated alum of the one of the greatest [...]
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Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant are one again
Remember when Kobe and Vanessa Bryant were getting a divorce? Me neither.
They allowed the heat from the initial divorce announcement to die down so subtlety that its easy to forget.
As a refresher, Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce in December 2011.
Now, in January 2013, the divorce papers have been tossed in the fire place...
Dwight Howard is back in the Los Angeles Lakers' starting lineup after missing three games with a right shoulder injury.
Howard started at center for the Lakers against Cleveland on Sunday night as Los Angeles attempted to end its six-game losing streak.
Howard apparently tore the labrum in his shoulder earlier this month during a game against the Clippers, and he aggravated...
Lakers center Dwight Howard has been cleared to play on Sunday night against the Cavaliers.
Howard has been battling with a shoulder injury since Jan. 4, after colliding with Clippers forward Caron Butler. The Lakers big man tried to play through pain but aggravated it the following Sunday against the Denver Nuggets.
The injury was reported as a torn labrum by the Lakers. Howard...
The Mike D'Antoni error is in full swing in the Los Angeles. Remember when Steve Nash's return was going to save the Lakers? Ah, seems like only yesterday. Well, it was only about two weeks ago. And now we have reports that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard almost got into it in the locker room. Welcome to LA, the land of soap operas.Since Steve Nash returned from his leg injury...
Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a three-game injury absence, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 113-93 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 23 points for the Lakers, who finally earned their first victory of 2013 while ending their longest skid since February 2007. Howard went...
The walk to the team bus was short but still left eons for Steve Nash to ponder the imponderable.
Will the Lakers miss the playoffs?
"I think about it every day," he said in a quiet moment after their latest loss, Wednesday in San Antonio. "We've got to make some serious ground up here quickly. We're in deep, and we've got to find a way to scratch and...
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol was scheduled to miss his fourth straight game on Sunday because of a concussion, but center Dwight Howard might play in Sunday night's game against Cleveland. It will be a game-time decision on whether Howard, who has a shoulder injury, will play against the Cavaliers, according to the Los Angeles Times. Howard will be re-evaluated just before tip-off.
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Sports Media Watch recently caught up with Washington State University professor David J. Leonard, author of the book “After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness.” The primary topic of conversation is race in the sports media, including differences in coverage of Kobe Bryant and Duke Lacrosse, fighting in [...]
If you’ve ever wanted to see a bear try to slam dunk while being attacked by a gang of sharks, now’s your chance.Conan O’Brien put together a dunk contest of mascots that should never dunk, and it’s … almost majestic. The aforementioned bear takes on a giant thing of non-dairy creamer, the Olive Garden never-ending pasta bowl, a CD discount bin, and more. I won’t spoil...
The Suns have long been associated with the "Seven Seconds or Less" offense that Mike D'Antoni brought in when he was hired as head coach. That has become synonymous with the Suns.
Since D'Antoni was let go, there have been several coaches trying to bring a different tact and add a little defense to the team to get them over the top. It worked to some extent in...
I love jock fashion. Today’s athletes aren’t afraid to express themselves via fashion. Some days that works out really well and other times, it gives us great giggles! Let’s take a look at some of my favorite ensembles from last week. Thunder star Russell Westbrook was giving his best Martin Lawrence “You so Crazy” look, [...]