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Pau Gasol is still around never mind the mountain of trade rumors about him seemingly every season including the one that was actually true before getting vetoed by David Stern faster than you can say Chris Paul to the Lakers.
Gasol is finally in the last year of his contract coming off a bunch of career lows last season and a knee procedure that sidelined him the entire summer.
But he's still here in Los Angeles somewhat miraculously in NBA circles more than 5½ years after a multiplayer deal including Kwame Brown helped turn him into a Laker.
"I'm a survivor" Gasol says self-deprecatingly.
He'll be a free agent next July after earning $19.3 million this season but people only talk about the Lakers trying to sign LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony next summer never about re-signing Gasol.
Can a four-time All-Star be underappreciated? Certainly. Is it possible to forget about a guy who had 19 points and 18 rebounds in a Game 7 victory in the NBA Finals? Entir...
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Finally, for the first time in over five months, Kobe Bryant was able to take to the practice court today. At last, head coach Mike D’Antoni had the opportunity to see his star partake in some light jogging and shooting.
He may have only been going onto his tiptoes while shooting set shots – which is a far cry from the baseline fadeaway jumper that we’ve all become so accustomed...
Thanks to the fine folks over at the Los Angeles Times, we now know that the Lakers guard Nick Young has already decided to start letting the trash talk fly in the direction of Kobe Bryant.
As Bryant stepped on the Lakers practice court for the first time since his injury, Young has decided to let some verbal barbs fly in the direction of Kobe:
“I’ve been talking trash to...
In an interview to promote Tuesday’s release of “NBA2K14,” Michael Jordan argues that in his prime, he could have handled LeBron James one-on-one, but not Kobe Bryant. But Michael Jordan being Michael Jordan, the 50-year-old did feel compelled to offer up one disclaimer to explain why he suspects Kobe would be the only player who […]The post Michael Jordan says he could have...
They won three NBA championships together, so it’s no surprise that Kobe Bryant and Rick Fox have great chemistry together, even if it’s just for a five minute interview for NBA TV.
Fox caught up with the Black Mamba at the Lakers’ Media Day on Saturday, and of course, Bryant’s ex-teammate asked about his Achilles. Kobe talked about his recovery and actually wouldn’t rule...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Pau Gasol was one of the NBA's best centers until two years ago, when he moved out of the middle to accommodate Andrew Bynum's emergence and Dwight Howard's move to the Los Angeles Lakers.
With Bynum in Cleveland and Howard in Houston this fall, Gasol is ready to resume that prominent...
The Lakers had their annual Media Saturday (September 28), and with the 2013-2014 approaching, many of the returning players – as well as the new additions – seem very optimistic about the new season.
Team defense was one of the main emphasis for what will contribute to the Lakers success this NBA season. Last season, the Lakers had two very good individual defenders...
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- With Dwight Howard now playing in Houston, it's imperative that the Lakers get improved production from all their big men if they're thinking of even getting to the playoffs, let alone winning a game or two.
Pau Gasol (knees, foot) and Jordan Hill (hip surgery) had their seasons ruined by the various maladies. Combine that with Howard struggling to...
Lakers fans have all be hanging unto a thread of hope when it comes to Kobe Bryant Achilles tendon rehab process, but one former Laker doesn’t think that it’s as promising as the LA faithful would like to think. CBS Sports reports that Kareem Abdul-Jabar has offered his opinion on Kobe’s recovery, and it definitely isn’t what Laker nation wants to hear.
“It’s a rebuilding...
(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer When Steve Nash was a Canadian teenager moving down to Santa Clara to accept his only scholarship offer 21 years ago, he never could have imagined his remarkable NBA career would lead to the dubious honor he's getting this fall.
The Los Angeles Lakers' 39-year-old point guard is the oldest player...
Michael Jordan said in an interview that made headlines Tuesday that he would beat LeBron James 1-on-1, but he’s not sure how he would do against Kobe Bryant because the Lakers legend stole all his moves. MJ probably takes it as a compliment that Kobe copies him, otherwise he wouldn’t mention it. You figure that […]
Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni took the reigns of the team without a full training camp or the luxury to have time to implement his system. Add the fact the team was beset with injuries to Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant and dealt with the Dwight Howard drama, L.A. did manage to make the postseason but did get swept by the Spurs.
Heading into the new season, D'Antoni will finally...
He may be several years removed from the NBA but Michael Jordan is still brimming with confidence.
"Air" Jordan is still the gold standard when it comes to measuring the greatest player of all-time in the NBA. I do not think I have to go over his resume to prove that point but when asked about today's players, he just couldn't hold back and unleashed on who he...
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant is one of the fiercest competitor in the league. Little, if anything, will stop him from playing the game of basketball. Five months after having surgery to repair his Achilles, Bryant states that he is "feeling good", as reported by Dave McMenanim of ESPNLA.Bryant has been rehabbing with a special, gravity-altered treadmill and has...
As the Dwight Howard/Los Angeles Lakers saga continues despite him signing with Houston, Dwight recently gave an interview with USA Today about his decision to become a Rocket.
One of the most notable portions of the interview was Howard stating that the history of the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t play into his free agency decision-making along with the possibility that the Lakers...
In the never-ending debate of Kobe vs Lebron, there always seems to be a new wrinkle to it. Michael Jordan once stepped in and provided his opinion on this debate earlier this year. With the advent of the latest edition…Read more →