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Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis on Thursday, according to the Lakers. Lakers annouce that an MRI performed on @paugasol's right foot revealed plantar fasciitis. However, he's probable for Friday's game. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 28, 2012 Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. Gasol is listed as probable against the Portland Trail Blazers. He has already missed eight games this season with tendinitis in both knees. The Lakers did catch a break Thursday as center Dwight Howard will not be suspended just fined. The NBA fined Howard $35,000 for his flagrant foul on Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried. According to a release from the league, "Howard made excessive contact with Faried above the shoulders."
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In a move that team-mate Kobe Bryant will certainly approve of, Lakers center Dwight Howard has been fined 35,000 for the flagrant foul that he committed upon Denver’s Kenneth Faried on Wednesday night.
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Photo Credit: ESPN.GOMuch like the Lakers thus far, Dwight Howard hasn’t been much of himself this season. Recovering from back surgery last April that sidelined him for the rest of last season, Howard is still not 100% and won’t be for a couple more months. His play this season is not what many Laker fans had expected from what they remember in Orlando.Last night was another...
Pau Gasol was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis on Thursday, according to a team release.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a tendon within the sole of the foot. It’s a relatively common injury that can be resolved with treatment and orthotics (customized shoe inserts).
Gasol’s right foot was examined by Dr. Kenneth Jung via MRI. The Lakers list their forward/center...
Dwight Howard is three flagrant foul points away from an automatic one-game suspension.
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Thursday for his Flagrant-2 foul on Denver's Kenneth Faried on Wednesday night. Howard shoved Faried in the face as the Nuggets forward was driving to the basket with 5:02 left in the third quarter. Howard was ejected after the play. The NBA said it fined Howard because he made "excessive contact...
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Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, and Dwight Howard added 21 points and 14 rebounds as the host Los Angeles Lakers cruised past the Portland Trail Blazers 104-87 Friday night at the Staples Center. The Lakers (15-15) took a 22-point lead into the fourth quarter en route to their sixth win in seven games. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points for Portland (14-13), which lost for just...
The NBA has fined the Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard $35,000 for his flagrant foul on Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets. The fine was announced by NBA executive VP of Basketball Operations, Stu Jackson on Thursday.
The flagrant foul in question occurred with 5:02 remaining in the third quarter of the Lakers' Wednesday loss to the Nuggets. It was Howard's third...
Dwight Howard is visibly not the same player he was before undergoing back surgery.
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has been fined $35,000
for a flagrant foul against Denver's Kenneth Faried.
The Los Angeles Lakers have now played a game on Christmas day 15 seasons in a row. And for some players, the routine is wearing thin. According to the L.A. Times, when asked to read a few lines of a Christmas poem, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who has played in every one of those Christmas-day games of the last 14 years for Los Angeles, responded with an “Are you serious?!”.
Dwight Howard’s flagrant foul on Kenneth Faried last night earned him a rather immediate ejection, and the Lakers ended up losing to the Nuggets 126-114. I guess you could say that this video sums up how the Lakers’ season is going so far.
Photo courtesy of Victor Decolongon, Getty Images.The Lakers may have won three games in a row before Steve Nash returned to the active roster, but they didn’t win like they did tonight or three days ago up in Oakland. When Nash went down with an injury ealier in the season, the Lakers did their best (some would say not really) to get by without him, but a different Laker team...
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''It is still early in the season and we have a lot to prove to the rest of the league,'' Matt Barnes said after he helped the Clippers' reserves outscore...