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Phil Jackson talked about the Lakers choosing to hire Mike D'Antoni as head coach despite interviewing him for the job.
The NBA world isn’t just about what you do on the court. We scoured the web for Lakers-related quotations to provide you with the 10 best quotes from the past fourteen days:
I think championship should be an expectation. Realistically we have enough talent here that there will be enough to where our goal is a championship.
Mike D’Antoni, via Lakers.com
According to Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times, the Lakers have notified assistant coaches Bernie Bickerstaff and Chuck Person that they won’t be back with the team next season.
Assistant coaches Bernie Bickerstaff and Chuck Person have been told they won’t be retained by the Lakers.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) May 7, 2013
Dan D’Antoni, Steve Clifford...
Over the course of last week’s exit interviews, many of Dwight Howard’s teammates plus general manager Mitch Kupchak and coach Mike D’Antoni weighed in on the big man’s season, adding their thoughts on the impending free agent’s future.
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Kobe Bryant’s timetable for return from achilles surgery is 6-9 months. When will he return? Also, when he does return, will Kobe be the same player?
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Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementoes from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early years with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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The Dwightmare continues this off-season as Dwight Howard needs to answer a $118 million question. Will he sign a max deal with the Los Angeles Lakers? STNTV gives their percentage chance he stays in the Purple & Gold.
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Hold off the “We Want Phil” chants for now.
Phil Jackson has accepted a role on an NBA team, but it’s not the Lakers. The Detroit Pistons will bring Jackson in to advise the team on its coaching search.
#Pistons are brining in Phil Jackson to help advise on the coaching search, the team announced
— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) May 3, 2013
Dumars: “we feel that Phil...
Former Lakers head coach and current author, Phil Jackson, will be holding an event at Glendale’s Alex Theatre on Wednesday, June 12th to discuss his latest memoir, Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.
Via Alex Theatre:
During a storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won 11 titles – more championships than any coach in the history...
Andrew Bynum ladies and gentlemen. If he is not making the headlines for his hairdos, racing around in Ferrari’s, bowling, or sitting out an entire NBA season then everything must be okay, right?
6 weeks ago Bynum had orthroscopic surgery, again, on both of his knees. That surgery ended his 2012-2013 season as a Philadelphia 76er, one in which he never played a single...
“My back was in pain the whole year. I came back 5-6 months earlier than I was supposed to. I did that for the team and city”
- Dwight Howard
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Listen to Jason Riley’s full interview with Brian McKnight:
Brian McKnight sits down with LakerNation.com’s Jason Riley.
I don’t like to talk about how old (or young) I am.
For those that care (probably none of you), I’m younger than Channing Tatum, older than Ryan Gosling, but unfortunately look like neither of them.
Now that I’ve dated myself, it won’t sound so surprising...
It’s been there for the past seven months now – an early end to the season. It’s been staring this Laker team in the face since their new star player, Dwight Howard, walked in still recovering from back surgery. Then it came at them full force when All-Star, two-time MVP, Steve Nash, played 16 minutes in just the second game of the regular season, and then sat out the next...
Last night the San Antonio Spurs handed the Los Angeles Lakers their worst home playoff loss in history. A 120-89 defeat to a dilapidated Lakers team has left fans and the team in utter disbelief. With a season filled with such hope prior to its start, this ending is what no fan ever expected.
The injury bug would be an understatement, it was more of an injury plague, and one...
PhotoCredit:Jae C. Hong:Associated Press
After such a tumultuous season, the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers with a starting lineup consisting of Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol, and Dwight Howard have managed to will their way into the playoffs having secured the 7th seed and a first round matchup with the San Antonio Spurs. This season was likely the most difficult...
Have you ever had a recurring random thought about something bad happening ? What about a dream so vivid and real that it wakes you up from a deep slumber and you don’t want to go back to sleep for fear of re-entering the very same scenario? I have a feeling the rest of the playoff participants from the Western Conference have been experiencing something like this for awhile, even...
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Dwight Howard says the Lakers can't control whether or not the Spurs play "Hack-a-Howard" but they will make them pay if they do.
Congrats to Steve S. for winning our 24 Threads #Vino T-Shirt contest! He almost nailed Dwight Howard’s exact stat line (points, rebounds and blocks) in the Lakers huge win over the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on Wednesday.
For the rest of us that didn’t win, be sure to grab one of these great Vino Kobe shirts from the 24 Threads store, and you can always keep up with their...
This trailer is in anticipation of the upcoming Troy Cruz Film: #ForBuss, presented in associated with STNTV. The short film shows the journey of the 2013 Los Angeles Lakers after the passing of their owner and leader Dr. Jerry Buss. Would they fall without their long time leader, or find the strength within each other to succeed into the playoffs?
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With just over three minutes left in last Friday’s game against Golden State, Kobe Bryant walked off the court for the last time this season. Since then, the Lakers have won every game, securing the seventh seed in the Western Conference. In doing so, they avoid the defending Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round.
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Mike D’Antoni certainly had a good night last Wednesday. Not only the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the seventh seed in the West with an overtime victory over the Houston Rockets, but also general manager Mitch Kupchak stated after the game that there won’t be any changes at the head coaching position for the 2013-2014 season, as first reported...
Photo courtesy of Noah Graham, Getty Images
In a pre-game interview, John Ireland asked Coach Mike D’Antoni what he planned to tell the team in order to get ready for tonight’s game.
“Bad things are gonna happen, “ D’Antoni said. “But don’t tie your troubles together.”
There were certainly troubles with which the Lakers had to face tonight. A team who averaged the...
With the season on the line in Game 82, Voice of the Nation: Fastbreak hosts David Brickley and Jason Riley give their predictions on tonight’s win or stay home game against the Rockets, the future of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard and how you can grab some official Lakers gear from Phiten.
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Has There Ever Been A More Eventful Lakers Season?
Think about it.
There have certainly been better seasons in Laker-Land.
Many eventful ones too – 2008 springs to mind – from Kobe’s trade demand, to Bynum’s emergence and injury, through Gasol’s arrival and a Finals run.
2004 was pretty eventful too. Phil even wrote a book about it.
None of these seasons come even CLOSE...