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Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers (14-10) will try to get their second win in this 6-game roadie against the Philadelphia 76ers (17-7) but they will have to do it without their head coach. Mike Brown was suspended by the NBA for tonight's game for bumping referee Zach Zarba in his protest for what he believed is a non-call on Earl Watson as he stripped Pau Gasol of the ball during Saturday's loss in Utah. Assistant coach John Keuster is slated to take Brown's place.Despite the team's Jekyll and Hyde personality this season, Kobe Bryant still thinks the Lakers are going to be title contenders come playoff time. That may be a possibility but that won't happen unless the core takes it upon themselves to show what it takes to win it all every single game. By doing that, there's a great chance that the entire team will develop a gritty yet fluid identity necessary to be that contender Kobe is talking about.With already 24 games out of 66 total in the record book, time is fast becoming a...
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Jazz guard Earl Watson underwent laser therapy to rehabilitate a severely sprained ankle.
Despite his heroics in the first half of last night’s game in Philly, Kobe Bryant could not pull out a win for the Lakers. While claiming that he still believes they can challenge for an NBA title, Bryant conceded that his team would have to play unblemished ball to do so. (Right. Good luck with that.) From the Daily News: “Kobe Bryant said Monday he believes the Lakers have...
Kobe Bryant won't apologize for saying he wanted to demolish the 76ers in the 2001 Finals.
O'Neal congratulates Bryant via Twitter after the Lakers guard takes over the fifth spot on the scoring list with a long jump shot in the second quarter of a 95-90 loss to Philadelphia.Maybe Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal will eventually look back on what could have been accomplished. For now, the weird, cautious chasm continues between two of the best in Lakers history.
APPLES TO ORANGES
When recently asked if he had to choose one current NBA player to play with, Larry Legend responded that for winning purposes, it would be Kobe, but for having fun, he'd want to play with LeBron.
Lou Williams nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer, scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, and spoiled Kobe Bryant's record-setting night while leading the Philadelphia 76ers to 95-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
Al Jefferson scored 18 points, Paul Millsap had 16, and Earl Watson keyed a game-clinching 14-0 fourth quarter run to help the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 96-87 Saturday night.