Found April 28, 2013 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Pau Gasol received a nice ovation from Lakers fans as he exited what might be his final game with the team.
Gasol left the Lakers’ 103-82 series-ending loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 on Sunday with under three minutes in the contest. As he exited, he received an applause and special recognition from the Los Angeles fans. Gasol became emotional and later appeared to have tears in his eyes.
Gasol was traded to the Lakers in the middle of the 2007-2008 season and helped the team reach the finals three times. They lost to the Boston Celtics in 2008, but they won the title the next two years.
This season, Gasol battled knee and foot problems and had his least impressive statistical season since joining the team. He only played in 49 games and started 42 of them.
There has been speculation that Gasol, who is due $19.28 million next season, could be released by the Lakers via the amnesty clause. We wouldn’t be surprised if he’s not back with the team next season.
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I am a part of this world, I know how things work, so I am going to be honest with you. It is in the interest of the media and online sports media in general, to blow this up.
More clicks, more views, more Tweets, more likes and etc.
But, you the fan, need to use some common sense, don’t be Skiptized, use your brain. People might not like Dwight Howard personally, for various reasons...
While I don’t think this is what it appears, many have questioned whether or not Lakers center Dwight Howard yelled at GM Mitch Kupchak on his way into the tunnel after being ejected. Watch for yourself below and you decide. Thanks to Blacksportsonline for the footage.
The Los Angeles Lakers are wrapping up for the summer, their largely disastrous season ended with a first-round playoff sweep.
But the drama is merely paused for a few weeks.
The Lakers' offseason could be just as tumultuous as their highly anticipated season, which ended with a whimper.
Dwight Howard's unrestricted free agency, coach Mike D'Antoni's job status...
I can not think of a better .GIF in the history of .GIF’s. This is exactly why I love the Internet. Big thanks to @CJZero and @calebjsaenz for making this happen.
Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
With the recent injury of Kobe Bryant’s ACL forcing him to miss the rest of the NBA Playoffs, a lot of chatter around the league has been how he will return. The return isn’t the question, Kobe will return and play more basketball. He’s not ready to pull out the rocking chair just yet. The longer Bryant plays, the more he climbs up the rankings as one of the best to ever play...
The Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated from the 2013 NBA Playoffs in four games by the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, finishing a season in which beloved owner Jerry Buss passed away, Mike Brown was fired and controversially replaced by Mike D'Antoni, Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles tendon amid countless other injuries and the team was unable to fully incorporate Dwight Howard.
Kobe Bryant appeared on the Lakers bench Sunday night in the third quarter. The goal of course was to provide moral support to a team that was clearly being swept out of the first round of the playoffs and not to make a sartorial statement in Givenchy and crutches but somehow, he managed to do both.
Givenchy is the jock’s go to look of the moment. Last summer you saw LeBron James...
Dwight Howard was ejected during the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Game 4 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. The loss resulted in a sweep of LA, and in many ways it was the perfect ending to an embarrassing season filled with unmet expectations.
With Kobe Bryant watching the game from the sidelines and nursing a torn Achilles tendon, many have accused Howard...
Video: Watches the Lakers go down in flames
We normally steer clear of reporting on 1st Round NBA Playoff series because,well, the NBA Playoffs last for 3 months.
But we couldn't resist this story.
The San Antonio Spurs did exactly what they were supposed to do and swept the over-hyped Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 in their best of 7 series.
The series ended after the Spurs annihilated the Lakers 103-82 on the Lakers...