Found November 05, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
It's been  rocky start to the 2012-13 NBA season for the Los Angeles Lakers. The team has gone 1-3 to kickoff the season and have looked out of sorts early in the season. And though Dwight Howard finally exploded for 28 points and seven rebounds in LA's first win over Detroit, the team still have to develop chemistry on the court and losing former NBA MVP Steve Nash won't help matters. Nash suffered a a fracture of his fibula in his left leg during the Lakers contest with the Blazers when he collided with rookie Damien Lillard. After an MRI, it was decided Nash should sit out a minimum a week to heal. Here is what coach Mike Brown had to say about the situation. “We got capable guys that can step up and fill his spot and that’s what we’re going to have to get. Obviously Darrius(Morris) is going to get some minutes so it’s going to help his growth and (Steve) Blake is going to get a chance to play with the starting group, so we’ll be able to see what he’s ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Nash has small leg fracture, out at least a week

Lakers point guard Steve Nash was diagnosed with a "small non-displaced fracture in the head of his fibula," according to a statement released by the team. Nash underwent an MRI exam on his left leg, which was injured in Wednesday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Team doctor Steve Lombardo made the diagnosis, which will keep Nash out for at least a...

Nasty News For Nash

When Steve Nash first went down with injury, it was thought that he would only be out for a weke or so. It turns out that the problem may be a lot worse than initially feared, which could mean a much longer time on the sidelines for the guard.

Dwight Howard Is Pissed At New All Star Ballot

The NBA recently changed it’s form for the All-Star ballot by removing the “Center” position from the choices. It’s now just two guards and three FRONT COURT players. Now, this may just seem like a technicality, because in today’s NBA you have individual players rotating at multiple positions. But nevertheless, Dwight Howard doesn’t appreciate the alterations, regardless...

Lakers' Howard not a fan of All-Star ballot

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard sounded off on the new All-Star Game ballot that eliminates the center designation. This season's change has fans voting for three frontcourt players, instead of two forwards and one center. "I don't like it at all," Howard told reporters. "We work just as hard as anybody else. I don't think it's fair to take...

Howard doesn't like center-less All-Star format

The NBA is evolving to where the position of center is being phased out. This is not a knock on what big men are doing these days. On the contrary, it is actually a compliment to their hybrid skill sets that now include outside jumpers and more athletic moves to the basket, rather than just backing down a defender to get a short-range shot. However, there are a few post players...

Lakers Updated Injury Report for 11.03.12

Steve Nash (Out) Nash’s injury has been diagnosed as a “small non-displaced fracture in the head of his fibula,” and he will miss a minimum of one week.

Lakers' Blake fined $25,000 for comments

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake was fined $25,000 for shouting foul language toward a fan, the NBA announced. The verbal altercation happened with 29.2 seconds left in the Lakers' 105-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers last Friday at Staples Center. According to ESPNLosAngeles.com, a fan told Blake: "You need to knock down those open shots" and Blake fired...

Lakers Steve Blake fined $25K for directing inappropriate language to a fan

  When the Lakers loss to the Clippers on Friday night, Steve Blake had a moment after he fouled our where he and a fan exchanged a few not so nice words. The NBA doesn’t take kindly to players cursing out their patrons and today it was announced that Blake has been fined $25,000 for [...]

Lakers rout Pistons, finally get first win

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwight Howard scored 28 points, Kobe Bryant had 15 points and eight assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers finally got their first victory of the season, 108-79 over the winless Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Metta World Peace scored 18 points and Pau Gasol added 14 for the Lakers, who went 0-8 in the preseason and started the regular season 0-3 for just the fourth...
Lakers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.