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Steve Nash Hints at Retirement

The end of the road seems near for LA Lakers guard Steve Nash, as the former two-tim MVP hinted at retirement on TSN radio. “Unfortunately the NBA game is just a touch too far for me,” said Nash. “I play one game and I’m out a month. I have a bunch of back things going on that compromise that nerve.” “I never worked as hard as I did the last 18 months, two years, twice...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers-Grizzlies Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies got a mental boost as well as one in the standings with a thrilling win over their closest pursuer in the Southwest Division. They'll try to keep heading in the right direction by ending a rare home losing streak Friday night with a victory over the lowly Los Angeles Lakers. Memphis (43-17) had dropped three of four and allowed Houston to get within 1 1/2 games...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash admits playing career likely over

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports There haven’t been many better point guards in NBA history than Steve Nash, and it has been sad to see the way that injuries have dominated the end of his career. Chronic back pain has held him back since he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, and it is almost guaranteed that we have seen the last of Nash on an NBA court. Nash hadn’t come out...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers Game Recap: Heat Hold on Late for Second Straight Victory

(Miami, FL) — The Miami Heat (27-33) hung on late to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers (16-44) by a score of 100-94 on Wednesday night at the American Airlines Arena. Despite the Lakers leading the Heat 88-87 with 3:31 remaining in the fourth quarter, Miami was able to outscore Los Angeles by a score of 13-7 over the remaining three-and-a-half minutes of the game for their second...
Via Heat Nation
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash Admits Playing Career Likely Over

Steve Nash has admitted publicly his NBA career is likely over. Nash played just 65 games for the Los Angeles Lakers over his first two seasons with the club before being ruled out for the entire 14-15 season. "Unfortunately, the NBA game is just a touch too far for me," said Nash, who turned 41 last month. "I play one game and I'm out a month. I have a bunch of back things going...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Early Look at the Top 15 Free Agents the Lakers Should Target this Offseason

LaMarcus Aldridge There are certainly doubts in my mind about Aldridge’s willingness to leave Portland and head to Los Angeles, but he is still a guy that the team should strongly chase after.  Aldridge is one of the top big men in the game today, and the only persuading factor the the Lakers could probably use to persuade him to come to Los Angeles would be the history the...
Via TopSportsReport
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VIDEO: Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Finds Wesley Johnson For Alley-Oop Slam

This was a nice play. Jordan Clarkson continues to show us something a little different each game, and the 22-year-old rookie had his first long-range alley-oop pass of the season on Tuesday night when he found Wesley Johnson for the slam. Clarkson finished the game with 4 assists and zero turnovers.. He also scored 19 points and has been averaging 15.0 points per contest since the...
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A Day in the Life: Jeremy Lin ‘All-Star Break’ Edition

LA Lakers guard, international icon and all-round nice guy Jeremy Lin takes us on a tour of what he did during the all-star break. Which included visiting some family, cooking for the homeless on Chinese New Year, talking about the Lakers bad season, hitting the gym for a workout and randomly racing a dude in the park. Lin-tastic stuff! For more info on how to connect with your...
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Phil Jackson Fined For Commenting On D’Angelo Russell

It’s been a rough season for Phil Jackson and the Knicks. The New York Knicks have been fined an undisclosed amount due to to president Phil Jackson commenting on Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell. Yahoo Sports reports the NBA fined Jackson because league officials are forbid from making public statements about college underclassmen. After attending an Ohio State game last...
Via Basketball Bicker
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Denver Nuggets Fire Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw was fired as head coach of Denver. Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Denver Nuggets have decided to part ways and officially fire head coach Brian Shaw on Tuesday morning. After a season and a half in which the Nuggets win-loss record was 56-85, Shaw was removed and is currently replaced by interim head coach Melvin Hunt. Many had high hopes for the partnership of Coach...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson throws down two-handed alley-oop against Hornets

The Los Angeles Lakers are obviously not a great team but they do have some athletes that can still excite a crowd. For instance, this picture perfect alley-oop from Jordan Clarkson to Wesley Johnson: Wesley may never live up to his draft position. But at least, he can do plays like those on the court once in a while. *** Wesley Johnson pic from Getty Images.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Young out again vs. Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Lakers coach Byron Scott says Nick Young will miss Tuesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets with a sore left. He had been listed as questionable for the game. Young is one of five Lakers who won't play. Kobe Bryant remains out with a torn rotator cuff, along with Steve Nash (sciatic pain), Julius Randle (fractured tibia) and Ronnie Price (elbow). The...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David West on Brian Shaw being fired: ‘That’s bulls–t'

The Denver Nuggets announced on Tuesday that head coach Brian Shaw has been fired. David West and plenty of others feel that Shaw was not given a fair shot. West, who worked with Shaw when Shaw was an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers, said the Nuggets had no chance of winning with the lack...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets fire Brian Shaw

In a less-than-surprising move, the Denver Nuggets have fired head coach Brian Shaw. The team is currently 20-39 on the season and simply hasn’t played inspired basketball this season. That came to a head recently when it was reported that players are breaking team huddles with a countdown to the end of the season. Definitely not a good sign. Including this season, Shaw was a...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Jeremy Lin race a 55-year-old homeless man on foot

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin spent part of the NBA All-Star Break cooking some food for some homeless people at a nearby park and socializing with them. Lin also accepted a footrace challenge from a 55-year-old man who said he's pretty quick for his age. The man wasn't lying. (Scroll to the 5:55 mark of the video.) Most importantly, Lin and some friends spent time getting...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Has Foot Race With Homeless Guy (Video)

Jeremy Lin is a keeper in L.A. for his philanthropic efforts alone. Lin has gone above and beyond in the community since becoming a Laker. Lin and a few of his pals used their NBA All Star break to give back to the homeless. At somepoint — a homeless 55-year-old decided to see just how great of an athlete Lin really was. He challenged the Lakers guard to a foot race and Lin...
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Flores checkmates Nick Young in Iggy Azalea zinger-spawned feud

If Nick Young knows what’s good for him, he hopefully will determine he’s been bested by Robert Flores in their burgeoning feud over the musical talents of the Los Angeles Lakers star’s girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Because the “SportsCenter” anchor absolutely destroyed Young during a radio interview on Monday with a one-liner for the ages. It...Read More The post Robert Flores...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores: If Nick Young takes a shot at me, he's going to miss

While the so-called “beef” between Nick Young and ESPN anchor Robert Flores is sure to fizzle out in the very near future, Flores does not seem like he is in a huge hurry to get it over with. During an appearance on ESPN Radio’s “Sedano and Stink Show” on Monday, Flores downplayed his original joke...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Flores Delivers Knockout Punch to Unofficially End Nick Young, Iggy Azalea Beef

Robert Flores is definitely one of the most amusing on-air ESPN personalities and we were reminded why on Monday after he flawlessly ripped Iggy Azalea on SportsCenter for destroying hip-hop. Iggy’s boyfriend, Lakers guard Nick “Swaggy P” Young fired back at Flores in a series of mostly rambling tweets, with one implying that he hopes they can do battle Article found on...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Flores is continuing his beef with Nick Young

Yesterday we enjoyed the genesis of a ridiculous feud between ESPN SportsCenter anchor Robert Flores and Lakers guard Nick Young slash Australian rapper girlfriend Iggy Azalea.  Flores made a joke on SportsCenter about I-G-G-Y killing hip hop, Swaggy P took it personally, and here we are. Flores appeared on ESPN Radio’s Sedano and Stink (go to the 39 minute mark) to talk about...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: Wife suffered miscarriage during rape trial

Kobe Bryant opened up in an unprecedented way in his new documentary and even revealed that wife Vanessa suffered a miscarriage during his rape trial in 2004. Bryant was investigated for sexual assault in 2003 after having sex with a woman who worked at the Colorado hotel where he was staying ahead of a procedure...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers weekly: Rotation changes improve team play

The week that was Following the trade deadline, head coach Byron Scott delivered on his promise to shake up the rotation, moving Ed Davis, Jordan Hill and Wesley Johnson to the bench and inserting youngsters Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre into the starting five. Scott has also been going back and forth between rookie Tarik Black and veteran Carlos Boozer at starting power forward...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young fires back at Robert Flores and we’ve officially got a beef

Earlier today, Robert Flores took a random shot at Nick Young’s girlfriend Iggy Azalea on SportsCenter by saying she was “killing” hip hop.  Swaggy P took note and now we’ve got ourselves a beef. @RoFloESPN I'm pretty sure we going to run into each other soon — Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) March 2, 2015 @RoFloESPN you job is to talk about sports not what me and my...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young rips ESPN anchor for dissing Iggy Azalea

Nick Young and Robert Flores have a beef. The Lakers guard has come to the defense of girlfriend Iggy Azalea after the"SportsCenter" anchor said she was ruining hip hop on Sunday night. During the show, Flores said, "According to the Lakers' Nick Young, a dolphin recently tried to kill him. So, Nick, while dolphins are trying to kill you, your girlfriend's trying to kill hip hop...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young rips ESPN anchor over Iggy Azalea insult

As expected, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has come to the defense of his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea, in the wake of an insult that ESPN’s Robert Flores tossed her way on Monday morning. For those who missed it, Flores said Iggy is “trying to kill hip-hop” during a lighthearted segment on SportsCenter. You can...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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