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The 2012/13 NBA season looked like it was going to be all about power packed backcourt duos. The offseason saw numerous high profile guard combos hook up - the Lakers with Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant; Houston's Jeremy Lin and James Harden; Brooklyn teamed up Joe Johnson with Deron Williams. But which NBA backcourt starting pair have produced the most wins for their team thus far (based on Wins Produced via The NBA Geek)? We've crunched the numbers and ranked the teams, from 1 to 30. Here's Update 4, after about four months of action on the courts.
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In the wake of Michael Jordan‘s 50th birthday, there’s been a lot of NBA talk comparing His Airness, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James and their place in the history of basketball. Well, now Bryant, himself, is weighing in with his opinion. On Wednesday, Bryant sat down for an interview with ESPN Radio Los Angeles (compiled here by Sports Radio Interviews) where he touched on numerous...
At 26-29, the Lakers sit at in 9th place, 3.5 games out of the West’s 8th seed (currently held by Houston). Despite a injury ridden and bumpy first half, Kobe Bryant insists his team will make the playoffs.
According to Sports Illustrated:
SI: Can you get this done? And is it hard that after winning five championships you’re battling to make the playoffs?
Bryant: It’s not...
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Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash and his girlfriend Brittany Richardson attend the Girard-Perregaux and Asia Society event honoring NBA Great Yao Ming with Steve Nash at Millennium Biltmore Hotel earlier in the week in Los Angeles. This hasn’t exactly been Nash’s dream season, but he always handles adversity with class.-TO
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace was woken up by several police officers Tuesday morning because three actors decided to rehearse a scene for his movie at his Westside condo complex, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Unaware the rehearsal was
Over All-Star weekend Kobe Bryant stopped by the Nike Lounge. During an interview with former pro Damon Jones for a Nike Basketball segment called “The Athlete Lounge,” Bryant laughed about [...]
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Lakers point guard Steve Nash collected his 10,142nd assist on Wednesday, pushing him past Magic Johnson and good for fourth on the NBA's all-time list.
Playing in their first game since owner Jerry Buss died, the Los Angeles Lakers played like a team Wednesday night in an emotional 113-99 victory over their greatest rival, the Boston Celtics.
Dwight Howard led the team with 24 points and 12 rebounds,
The Los Angeles Lakers illuminated Jerry Buss’ chair in his empty suite on Wednesday night and held a touching tribute prior to Wednesday night’s matchup with the Celtics. Kobe Bryant took the mic at halfcourt and proclaimed his appreciation for “the greatest owner in sports, ever” saying:
“He was a brilliant and incredible owner, but even a better person with a great heart…His...
The drama never stops with the Los Angeles Lakers. Before the Dwight Howard trade became a done deal, both Dwight and Kobe Bryant were hesitant to become teammates. Kobe made [...]
On Friday night, Mark Cuban raised the question of whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers could benefit from releasing Kobe Bryant through the amnesty provision next season. From a financial standpoint, it makes sense. The Lakers are looking to sign Dwight Howard to a long-term extension and are about $30 million over the luxury tax. Kobe is set to earn $30.45 million next season...
LeRoyMcConnell III Leave it up to Dallas Maverick’s owner, Marc Cuban, to provide his two cents on what the 16-Time World Champion’s Los Angeles Lakers should do with their superstar Kobe Bryant. I mean don’t get me wrong Cuban just gutted his own team last season so he has some idea of what to do. Maybe its his way of reaching out to the Buss Family during trying...
Huh? Mark Cuban went on ESPN Dallas radio Friday morning and openly wondered if the Lakers should amnesty Kobe Bryant to free up their $100 million payroll next season if Dwight Howard stays in LA. If the Lakers remain $30 million over, their luxury tax bill $142.5 million next season (stat via ESPN). Cuban admits it’s unlikely but think’s it will be a legitimate question as...
The San Antonio Spurs own the best record in the NBA, sit atop the Western Conference, have a legit MVP candidate (Tony Parker) and are looking like a well-oiled machine that will once again be challenging for the NBA crown.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been struggling all season. Dwight Howard isn't meshing with the team, is dealing with injuries and struggling to produce...
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After tonight's tough-to-swallow loss in Denver, the Celtics will travel out to LA for a matchup tomorrow with the Lakers. The Lakers, as you all know, pretty much bought the championship this offseason. But despite signing stars Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, they got even worse. No matter how much ESPN screams it in your ear that the Lakers are just as good as Boston, they aren...