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Party Like A Rockstar on Memorial Day Weekend in San Diego

Don’t have plans for Memorial Day Weekend? Well why don’t you spend it in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp district! WIN TWO FREE TICKETS TO SAN DIEGO’S: SING, DANCE, CRAWL When: Saturday, May 25, 2013 – 2pm (Memorial Day Weekend) What: (2) Free Tickets to San Diego’s “Sing, Dance, Crawl” and a Free Crawl T-Shirt (Over a $70 value!) Where: House of Blues, Fluxx, Bootlegger...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss
BUNGLED SITUATION

Phil talks Lakers choosing D'Antoni

Phil Jackson talked about the Lakers choosing to hire Mike D'Antoni as head coach despite interviewing him for the job.

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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 Lakers Quotes of the Week

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: #10: 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 #9: [The fans'...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers won’t be bringing back Bickerstaff and Person

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 Bresnahan adds… Dan D’Antoni, Steve Clifford...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers weigh in on Dwight Howard

Via Lakers.com: 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. The post Lakers weigh in on Dwight Howard appeared first on Laker Nation.
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Kobe Bryant Be the Same Player Next Season?

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? SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL: http://sprts.is/STNTVSubscribe TALENT: David Brickley: http://twitter.com/davidjbrickley Jason Riley: http://twitter.com/jason_riley VIDEO: Troy Cruz: https://twitter.com/Troy_VE LOCATION: Hyde Sunset...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant battles mom over memorabilia auction

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. Read more: http://www.am570radio.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=407832?feed=407832&article=11254364#ixzz2SH4NrIFT The post Kobe Bryant battles mom over memorabilia auction appeared first on Laker Nation.
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Dwight Howard Return to the Lakers?

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. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL: http://sprts.is/STNTVSubscribe TALENT: David Brickley: http://twitter.com/davidjbrickley Jason Riley: http://twitter.com/jason_riley...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons bring in Phil Jackson for advisory role

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...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson to discuss memoir at the Alex Theatre

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...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bynum: At It Again…

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...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight on early return from injury…

“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 The post Dwight on early return from injury… appeared first on Laker Nation.
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian McKnight: “More than Words” on Kobe, Lakers

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...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers Get Swept By Spurs In First Round

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...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The Lakers Have Lost Their Luster

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...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

What The 2013 Playoffs Really Mean for Lakers

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...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Behind The Basket: Worst Nightmare For Western Conference Is Now A Reality

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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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss
I DARE YOU

Howard has warning for Spurs

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.

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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe #Vino T-Shirt Winner!

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...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: #ForBuss Trailer

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? The post Video: #ForBuss Trailer...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s Playoff Time for Kobe-less Lakers

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. Photo Credit: The Associated Press...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Kupchak: D’Antoni will be Back Next Season

Photo by: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images 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...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers Rise to Seventh Seed With Overtime Victory Over Rockets

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...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Will the Lakers Season End Tonight?

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. The post Video: Will the Lakers Season End Tonight? appeared first on Laker Nation.
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Has There Ever Been a More Eventful Lakers Season?

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...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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