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It turns out that the season is still not miserable enough for the Lakers (15-18). Yesterday, the team reported that Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill will be out of commission for several days to to their various injuries. This is coming with the Lakers looking at their toughest stretch of their schedule facing the Spurs, Thunder and Heat in the days ahead. Not to mention that they are riding a 3-game losing streak and trying to keep themselves within arm's length of the 8th seed Nuggets in the west.
But it's still early in January and, believe or not, there's still time for the Lakers to pick themselves up. Tonight would be a good time to do just that.
The Lakers are starting their Texas Two-Step trip against the Houston Rockets (20-14) before heading 200 miles west to San Antonio to take on the Spurs tomorrow night. After starting the season playing like a team trying to find their way, the Rockets have turned a page by winning 11 of their last 14 games...
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The bad news continues to pile up for the Lakers, as now both Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol will miss time with injuries.
Dwight Howard underwent a MRI on Monday and the Lakers have announced that he is being shutdown.
Howard discussed the then upcoming procedure after Sunday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets.
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Torn labrum for Dwight Howard
The Los Angeles Lakers organization reported that center Dwight Howard has suffered a torn labrum and is out indefinitely.
The injury came in Sunday’s game against the Denver Nuggets.
To add insult to injury, literally, Pau Gasol was diagnosed with a concussion after being hit in the face in the same game.
What does this mean for...
First Dwight Howard goes down and now Pau as well. Going to be tough road ahead for the Lakers.
Pau Gasol (concussion) will miss 2 games & see how he feels. Hill inconclusive, further tests on his hip coming. Howard out minimum 1 week.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 7, 2013
Los Angeles Lakers star center Dwight Howard is having an MRI on his right shoulder Monday morning, ESPN Los Angeles reported. Howard aggravated a strained rotator cuff in his right shoulder during Sunday's loss to the Denver Nuggets. Despite the injury, Howard played 41 minutes and had a career-best 26 rebounds and scored 14 points with four blocks. "I would like...
The Lakers are in the midst of a melodrama that right now can only rival the Jets. They might be the most talented 15-18 team in the history of the league.
In this hilarious video courtesy of Cosby Sweaters, there is a maddening plea for the Lakers to trade embattled big man Pau Gasol.
The hilarity really ensues when famed singer, songwriter, and ASPCA supporter Sarah McLachlan...
And the Los Angeles Lakers are even more behind the 8-ball. According to ESPN, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol will miss time with injuries. Howard has a torn labrum while Gasol is out with a concussion. “It shouldn’t keep me out for awhile, but to make sure that I’m cautious, to make sure that I’m [...]
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According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard "got into a heated exchange following a New Year's Day loss to the 76ers."
Bondy writes that after the loss to Philadelphia, Bryant called Howard soft and the Lakers center had to be restrained from "going at his teammate."
What's not clear if the altercation actually...
The Los Angeles Lakers dropped their fourth game of five Sunday, a 112-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets at the Staples Center. During the game center Dwight Howard aggravated his sprained rotator cuff in his right shoulder. He will have an MRI Monday morning, according to ESPN.
"I would like to play but I just want to make sure that my shoulder is good to go," Howard...
Many outlets have reported a growing feud between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard. From the looks of Kobe’s recent twitter post, it seems Kobe and D12 are having some fun at the media’s expense.
Kobe and Dwight make fun of the recent media reports.
Here are some of the recent reports regarding Kobe and Dwight’s alleged issues.
SLAMonline.com: Kobe Bryant Reportedly Told Dwight...
Ken Berger tweeted both of these breaking news.
This is a story or an idea that will not seem to go away.
Like a jilted girlfriend, there are still some feelings. And the idea of a reunion just will not die.
So when Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel writes:
In other words, it's easy for the Magic to say they won't pursue Dwight now when they know they don't have a snowball's chance in Haiti of getting...
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Kenneth Faried by now, it’s that he just goes all-out on the court and doesn’t let anything distract him. The Manimal is so tenacious on the court that he even got inside Dwight Howard’s head in a recent game, leading to the Lakers center’s ejection.
When the second-year forward was informed of his monstrous stat line following...
If the Lakers need a new sponsor maybe the makers of the HurryCane® should be getting a call about right now!
Showtime has turned into Rehab Time as the Lakers have suffered through a rough start that has included a decidely unsuccessful coaching change. Mike D’Antoni was brought in with grumblings and those grumblings have turned into a loud chorus as the Lakers have been unable...
After reports that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard were feuding, Twitter was rocked with this picture above. Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni is in the middle of Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard squaring up. Kobe tweeted this from his freshly new Twitter account (@kobebryant). Kobe Bryant got wind of the [...]