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NBA executive reportedly says that Kevin Love wants to join Lakers

According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, an NBA executive has said that it is known around the league that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love wants to join the Lakers when he becomes a free agent: “They should trade him,” one Eastern Conference executive said. “No one thinks he’s staying. Everyone knows he wants to go to the Lakers.” The feeling could be mutual as...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak gives Mike D'Antoni a vote of confidence

The Lakers, currently 14-22, started the season with low expectations.  That was even before they were hit with the injury bug for the second straight season which has resulted in inconsistent play and embarrassing losses to some of the NBA’s worst.   Despite the team being tied for the second most losses in the Western Conference, speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Lakers General...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Player of the Week (Dec. 30 – Jan. 5)

Last week’s POW: Nick Young So this week we’ve seen the emergence of Kendall Marshall as a great fill-in for the injury riddled backcourt of the Los Angeles Lakers.  With his exciting “D’Antoni-esque” style of play there’s no wonder why he seems to be flourishing in D’Antoni’s system.  However, it’s not just Marshall that stood out this week, Pau Gasol has shown...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Lose Third Straight Game Against the Rockets

Recap: Lakers dropped their third straight game to the Houston Rockets, 113-99. Los Angeles suffered another dismal third quarter, which ultimately lead to their demise as James Harden went for 38 points. Pau Gasol lead the way for the Lakers with a double-double (21 points & 12 rebounds). Box Score Next Game: Lakers return to STAPLES Center on Friday for a road game against...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Lakers (14-21) @ Rockets (22-13)

Photo courtesy of Bill Baptist, Getty Images January 8, 2014 — 5:00PM (PST) Toyota Center, Houston, TX TV: TWC SportsNet / TWC SportsNet Deportes Radio: 710 ESPN (English) / 1330 ESPN (Spanish) The Los Angeles Lakers (14-21) come into tonight’s rematch vs. center Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets (22-13) with no momentum, especially after losing last night’s game vs...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Stuck In Their Old Ways In Loss to Mavericks

Photo courtesy of Glenn James, Getty Images How many ways are there to describe a Laker loss this season? Here’s version number 21: the Lakers kept it close until they didn’t, and then they lost. It’s a sad, destructive pattern that has them at seven games under .500. Their worst record last season was eight games under .500 before the successful stretch they managed to end...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Waive Forward Shawne Williams

Credit: Paul Buck / EPA The Lakers waived forward Shawne Williams Tuesday, according a Lakers press release. Williams averaged 5.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 20.2 minutes per game this season for the Lakers. Considered a stretch four in coach Mike D’Antoni’s system, Williams failed to live up to that billing, shooting just 32% from beyond the arc. Williams was the last non-guaranteed...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol Survives Trade Rumors Once Again

Photo: Stephen Dunn | Getty Images By: Alex Lambeth & Oren Levy Mon., 9:50 PM PST — The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Andrew Bynum has been traded to the Chicago Bulls for Luol Deng, effectively ending the possibility of a Bynum-Gasol deal. Pau Gasol remains a Laker for the time being, with his name sure to emerge in trade rumors as the February 20th NBA Trade Deadline approaches...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Get Pounded By Nuggets At Home

Photo courtesy of Andrew D. Bernstein, Getty Images Tonight’s game was played by two completely different Laker teams in two completely different halves. The team that played in the first two quarters were lively, played with their senses in tact and, as a result, built confidence on top of confidence. The team in the third and fourth quarters looked lazy, careless, and, in effect...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

A Blast from the Past: This Week in Lakers’ History (January 5-11)

Photo: Getty Images After 16 NBA Championships and 31 Western Conference Titles, the Lakers have been one of the most storied and successful franchises in NBA history. From the eras of West, Chamberlain, Kareem, Magic, and Kobe, there have been countless record-breaking performances and memorable games that have added to Lakers glory. Let’s take a look back at some notable moments...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers End Losing Streak With Win Over Jazz

Photo courtesy of Andrew D. Bernstein, Getty Images A win. A wire-to-wire win…and by double digits. It’s been so long since the Lakers have met any of those criteria, dropping six games in a row to end a most unfortunate year. In their first game of the new year, however, they didn’t resemble the team that looked wounded and hopeless in those losses. Tonight, they played with...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Take Flight Challenge’ This Saturday

L.A. hoop heads, 6 of the top 25 Southern California High School teams are taking part in the Take Flight Challenge this Saturday, January 4th at Redondo Union High School. The Jordan Brand Flight Truck will be on site to get you geared up with t-shirt, sock and hat customizations. Get your weekend hoops fix and catch some of the next wave of up and coming basketball stars.  ...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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