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With the 2013 NBA Playoff matchups set, it is time teams take a lesson from "Crash Davis" in Bull Durham and use the standard answers to avoid giving opponents bulletin board material, much like Lakers' Antawn Jamison did recently.
The Lakers defeated the Rockets to clinch the 7th seed to end their regular season thus earning themselves a date with the No. 2 seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first round. After the game, Jamison spoke on facing the Spurs with the media.
Jamison says the key thing for L.A. is knowing what the Spurs will bring heading into the series and addresses whether or not the team can upset the Spurs without Kobe Bryant.
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Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday that head coach Mike D’Antoni will be back next season, reports Mike Bresnahan of the LATimes.com.
“Yeah, he’s back.
Always the cut up, Lakers' Dwight Howard was back at it again before they face the Rockets on the team's final home regular season game.
Speaking to the media, Howard gave a rousing "300" movie-speech which including shout outs to Dr. Buss, injured Kobe Bryant, yelling for Pau Gasol to put his "big boy" pants on and of course, gave the infamous "...
Steve Nash is hoping to return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup in time for their playoff opener.
Nash practiced with the Lakers on Friday at their training complex, going through half-court offensive drills and testing his injured right hamstring. The two-time NBA MVP missed Los Angeles' final eight games of the regular season with the latest injury in a season full of...
You can always count on Lakers forward Metta World Peace to drop an interesting rap line or hilarious quote. The Lakers and Spurs are set to do battle in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
World Peace was asked if he thought his Lakers caught a break when they avoided Oklahoma City in the first round. World Peace would have none of that talk, and as he told USA...
The big news Wednesday night was that the Los Angeles Lakers earned the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 99-95 overtime win against the Houston Rockets. But a story that largely went under the radar was that Lakers center Dwight Howard became the youngest player in NBA history to notch 9,000 rebounds
The 27-year-old grabbed his 9,000th rebound in the first quarter...
Pau Gasol had 17 points, 20 rebounds and 11 assists, his second triple double of April.
The Black Mamba may be out of the Playoffs due to injury, but don’t let that stop you from going on a little trip down memory lane at the past season. You probably don’t want to bet against Kobe being ready for opening day 2013.
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Some feel that the struggles the Los Angeles Lakers have faced this season can be -- at least partly -- attributed to head coach Mike D'Antoni. General manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't share that belief, as he told reporters -- including Mike Breshahan of The Los Angeles Times -- that D'Antoni will return to coach the team next season.Kupchak endorsed D'Antoni, noting...
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. The promises, speculation and worry are finally over, which sets up another set of obstacles for the Lakers and Spurs to overcome. The 2013 NBA Playoffs have arrived and the slate is clean for the No. 2 and No. 7 seeded teams in the Western Conferences especially in Los Angeles but the pressure has been ratcheted up to ear-splitting volume.
San Antonio has...
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says coach Mike D'Antoni will return next
While the Cleveland Cavaliers received initial good news with the Los Angeles Lakers officially making the playoffs Wednesday night (thus earning the right to swap with Miami’s No. 30 first-round pick), it was previously undetermined what pick that might be in the first round.
Per the NBA draft rules, playoff teams are sorted by regular season record alone. The Lakers, Houston...
CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers intend to speak with former coach Mike Brown about returning to the team.
Brown was fired by Cleveland three years ago and replaced by Byron Scott, who was let go by the Cavs on Thursday after he went 64-166 in three seasons — one of the worst stretches in team history. Brown coached the Cavs for five seasons, taking them to the NBA finals in 2007 and...
Phil Jackson is contemplating a return the sidelines, and he would absolutely listen if he received a call from the Cavaliers, a source close to Jackson told FOX Sports Ohio.
Jackson won 11 championships as coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, but retired following the 2010-11 season. Recent reports indicated he is looking to get back into coaching -- something the...
This is not in reference to the Dwight Howard trade.