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Win one for the Gipper this was not.
Phil Jackson had extra reason for his team to play its heart out in 2011 when the Lakers were going for a third championship in a row. But even the Hall of Fame coach revealing that he had cancer and was putting off treatment until after the playoffs wasn’t enough to push his team to greater heights, Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register reports. Jackson revealed the story in his book 11 Rings, which is due out in May.
Jackson was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March 2011 and put off surgery “after doctors assured him the cancer could be controlled by drugs temporarily,” Ding reports. Jackson then told the Lakers what was going on “when he sensed the team was lacking something in the playoffs.”
Jackson’s news did not have the desired effect, however. After rolling through the first round of the playoffs and posting a 12-1 record that March, the Lakers were swept by the Dallas Mavericks in a series that had Metta World Peace, Lamar Odom and ...
BEST OF MAXIM
It seems like Kobe Bryant’s mother, Pamela, is trying to lift the spirits of Los Angeles Lakers fans after their nightmarish season.
According to a story via Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report, Mrs. Bryant is set to auction off a ton of Kobe’s old jerseys and memorabilia .
His Lower Merion high school jersey from his freshman season, the lone year in which he donned No. 24...
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.
Dwight Howard has an important decision to make this summer. Will he return to the Lakers, or will he see what else is out there on the free agent market?Whatever the case, he told reporters yesterday that he’s going to take some time off before really thinking about this pending decision. What he will address is his ailing right shoulder, which he will have examined today, according...
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.
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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...
Dwight Howard, who was diagnosed with a torn labrum after originally injuring his right shoulder on January 4th, was examined on Wednesday. Howard, who missed six games this season due to the injury, was advised that surgery is not necessary at this time.
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...
The Los Angeles Lakers have already been eliminated from the post-season at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs but we all know that with this team the news goes beyond just on the court activities. Forward Metta World Peace decided to share his thoughts regarding Dwight Howard’s season and Blacksportsonline captured the rather surprising quotes. [...]
When the San Antonio Spurs swept the Los Angeles Lakers, it was a result that was expected after Game 1 of the series. When the injuries kept piling up for Los Angeles, their fans were hoping the ending was coming sooner than having it drag out. They weren't blow out losses in the series, but they knew a championship wasn't coming.
With Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve...
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...