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This is how it was supposed to be.
Canadian national hero Steve Nash returns to his native country in the twilight of his career, chasing the dreams of a championship that has eluded him for sixteen years. Welcomed warmly by his fellow countrymen, he would be the toast of the provinces.
Sunday that's exactly what will take place at the Air Canada Centre.
However, there's something wrong with this picture: He was supposed to be a Toronto Raptor. Instead, the point guard returns to his home country in the purple and gold of the Lakers. He'll still be treated as a conquering hero, but it won't be quite the same.
During the summer, it seemed like a done deal; Nash taking 36 million for the next three years to try and revive pro basketball in Toronto, then possibly move into the Raptors' front office. He's already the General Manager of Canada Basketball, and he probably could have added the title of Raptors GM to his executive resume. But after flirting a bi...
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Yesterday the Toronto Raptors beat the LA Lakers at the ACC. Normally this would be big news but in terms of the Raptors pulling off an upset. This win was nice and all, but honestly the story that came out of this game is more about how bad the Lakers are than the Raptors making progress.
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Had you told me when I woke up this morning that I would be writing several paragraph's about an NBA player who refuses to clean up dog poop, my first reaction would've been "just another Friday", but my second reaction most definitely would've been "gotta be Kobe". And wouldn't you know, it was.
Chris Palmer of ESPN the magazine had a long interview...
The season has been a colossal disappointment so far, and Kobe Bryant was willing to shoulder the blame not only for Sunday's defeat, but also for the entire season.
The Lakers are 17-23, six games under .500, have fired a coach in Mike Brown, think about trading Paul Gasol everyday, and are just mired in mediocrity.
There are more than enough people to go around who can share part in the blame, but according to ESPN L.A., Kobe Bryant says you can “point the finger at him, he’ll take the blame.”
“That’s on me,” the 34-year-old Bryant...
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Frustrations appear to be taking their toll on the Los Angeles Lakers, who can't seem to right the ship.
The Chicago Bulls, in contrast, have mostly held their own, but coach Tom Thibodeau was anything but pleased with their latest effort.
The slumping Lakers try to avoid their longest road losing streak in eight seasons Monday night against a Bulls team that could be without...
Landry Fields had a season-high 18 points and 10 rebounds as the
Toronto Raptors sent the Los Angeles Lakers to their fifth straight
road loss, 108-103 on Sunday.
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