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NEW YORK Metta World Peace can't be shaken. Or stirred up.
He has seen the Lakers lose way too many games for their pedigree and still thinks they're the NBA's top team. He's unshakable and he knows it.
He was at it again after the Lakers barely beat the well-under-.500 Detroit Pistons, losing an 18-point lead before winning, 98-97.
"When you've got the best team, you've got the best team. It's that simple," he said Sunday, talking as if the Lakers were 36-12 instead of 22-26. "I think we've been playing better for a long time. We've been giving up some leads. We're really that good. People forget that we're still that good and we're capable of getting up big."
World Peace's stats have jumped this season, though he is in a bad shooting slump (27) over his last four games.
He's loving this, somehow. He believes when nobody else will.
He has accused local writers of being supporters of that other team (...
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Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is out for Sunday's game against the host Detroit Pistons because if his sore right shoulder. Howard also missed Friday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He went back to Los Angeles to receive platelet-rich plasma treatments but returned to the team Sunday. The injury also caused him to miss three games last month...
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The Los Angeles Lakers were already going to be without Dwight Howard Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets. Now, they'll be without Metta World Peace, who will be serving a one-game suspension for Malice in the Palace II.
On Sunday, the b(r)a(w)ller formerly known as Ron Artest got tied up with Brandon Knight and proceeded to grab the Pistons guard by the neck and pop him in...
The Lakers plan on attempting to reach the playoffs without trading away any of their core players, including Dwight Howard.
Kobe Bryant had 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absences of Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, and the loss of Pau Gasol to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-83 on Tuesday night.
Antawn Jamison, starting for the suspended World Peace, made the go-ahead basket during a closing 14-3 run for the Lakers, who have won three straight and six of their last...
Dwight Howard had a revealing interview with Stephen A. Smith. In it, Dwight said his health is at 75%, he’s still having shooting pains, he doesn’t have a close relationship with Jim Buss and that he’s not a cry baby. Check out a few of the excerpts.
Dwight on his current health:
“With my back, you know, it’s not all the way there. 75 percent. And my shoulder is day-to...
Watch: Pau Gasol talks after his big game propels Lakers to win.
Dwight Howard wants to avoid anything resembling a repeat of his departure from the Magic last year.
Pau Gasol will have an MRI on Wednesday and the fear is that he tore his plantar fascia.
As great as athletes are, Father Time is undefeated. Kobe Bryant is 34 years old, 17 years in the NBA, and has logged over 40,000 minutes on the hardwood. As great as Kobe is, he has made it clear that his time in the league is coming to a close. With just one more [...]
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The way Pau Gasol has been playing lately, he might be too valuable for the Los Angeles Lakers to trade him. Starting once again at center in place of injured All-Star Dwight Howard, Gasol had 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Lakers defeated the Detroit Pistons, 98-97, at The Palace on Sunday. The Lakers (22-26) gave away an 18-point, second-half lead...
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This season has been a year of tribulation for the Lakers (22-26) and it doesn't look like it's stopping anytime soon. Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace will miss tonight's season series finale against the Brooklyn Nets (28-19), the team's 4th stop in this seemingly never-ending road trip.
Howard is still feeling a lot of soreness on his right shoulder after...