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Like a Hollywood script, the Lakers' (44-37) playoff hope rests in the final game of the season.
But the drama isn't theirs alone.
Utah is in Memphis fighting to make the playoffs if they beat the Grizzlies, who are trying to clinch home court advantage over the Clippers by beating the Jazz.
Then, there are the Houston Rockets (45-36) — a team most likely trying to avoid a 1st-round bout with the reigning Western Conference champs Thunder. But if they go down at Staples Center tonight against the Lakers, they will have no choice but to face OKC as they will surrender the 7th seed to the purple and gold despite ending their season with the same record and tying the season series with the Lakers at 2 apiece.
That's because the Lakers own a better record against conference foes at currently 27-24 versus 24-27 for Houston.
But with everything that has happened this season for L.A., they still control their own playoff destiny. And for 48 minutes, the l...
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Trusting in Dwight Howard’s word about what he plans to do in free agency has been a shaky in the past. But if his latest actions are any indications, the rumors that Dwight plans to sign in LA long term this summer absolutely point to that. Not only did Dwight go to the hospital to visit Kobe Bryant following the surgery on Mamba’s achilles tendon, he and teammate Jodie Meeks...
Following the significant Achilles' injury suffered by Los Angeles Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant, many question what the future Hall of Famer will be like if he's able to return. Bryant says he won't let the torn Achilles' end his career, but Sports Dr. Ray Solano believes that he doesn't expect him to return to play at 100 percent after undergoing surgery and...
The future of the Los Angeles Lakers became even more uncertain on Friday night when Kobe Bryant suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon. The team already has to deal with Dwight Howard becoming an impending free agent, let alone worrying about Kobe’s anticipated six-to-nine month recovery period.
According to USA Today Sports, Howard is expected to re-sign with LA. Two sources close...
Now that Kobe Bryant has some time on his hands, he’s decided to explore the Instagram world. But, like anyone trying out a new technology, he’s experienced a few hitches. Let’s just say he’s still getting his photo cropping skills down.
“Mi hermano Pau came by and chilled wit with me for a few hrs. We laughed and joked and talked strategy…,” wrote as his caption to...
With their best player out for 6 months a few of the Lakers decided to pay Kobe Bryant a visit. Not only did Dwight Howard go to the hospital to visit [...]
Kobe isn’t around to tell him to keep the clown act in Orlando, so Dwight is back to his happy-go-lucky self. Since, he doesn’t like to use the Superman moniker anymore after Shaq punked him, he is thinking about trying out a new name.
Dwight also suggested he could be the “Chocolate Mamba.” And sell a snack bar by that name.
— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) April 16, 2013
Allow us to present Kobe Bryant's torn Achilles tendon, through the lens of the Taiwanese animation studio NMA. This video is ... something.
If this was an episode of “24″ (I know ironic), Dwight would be checking in to make sure Kobe was never released from hospital (I miss Jack Bauer).
I believe Dwight somewhat, when he says that Kobe has helped him this season, but I also believe, he is embracing the fact, that he can be the “MAN” while Kobe is injured.
Frankly, for the Lakers to prosper, even when Kobe comes...
On the recent edition of The UC Show, the three-man weave started off the night paying tribute to the good people of Boston and extended our thoughts to everyone affected by the events of the Boston Marathon. We went on to discuss The 3 To See and how it would be in the WNBA’s best [...]The post Podcast: Kobe Bryant Appreciation Night….Sorta. appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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Wednesday is the last day of the regular season in the NBA, and 15 teams have punched their ticket to the NBA Playoffs. Only one spot remains, and that is the #8 spot in the Western Conference. The Jazz and the Lakers are the two teams going for that coveted final spot, which means that as far as what hoops to watch on Wednesday it should be the Jazz and the Lakers.
The first round for the San Antonio Spurs is officially penciled in against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Spurs won the regular season series 2-1 against the Lakers, but this is going to be a far more different series than we saw in the regular season.
Kobe Bryant is out for the season and so is his 27.5ppg average against the silver and black this season. While the Lakers...
As you probably have noticed, we’ve been in a pretty giving mood here at Laker Nation. This time around, we’re giving away a Kobe ‘Vino’ T-Shirt from our new friends over at 24 Threads.
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