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Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Says Kobe Bryant Needs To Practice Patience

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak sat down for a 45-minute press conference on Friday, closing out the franchise’s worst season since its move to LA. Although Kobe Bryant was in Paris celebrating his anniversary with his wife, Kupchak had some words of advice on patience for the guard. “I’ve already used the word patience I think once or twice, so if [Bryant...
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BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles Lakers Unveil New Team Logo

BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles Lakers Unveil New Team Logo
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Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak says the team will look to acquire starting caliber point guard this summer

“They can’t rely on me, frankly. Hopefully I come back and play 82 games next year and the sky’s the limit, but they can’t rely on me. We don’t know what I’m going to bring.” That’s not exactly what you want to hear from a guy who you’re set to pay $9.7 million next season. Yes, during his exit interview on Thursday, Steve Nash admitted that the Lakers can’t rely...
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Mitch Kupchak on Kobe Bryant: “He’s not the most patient person in the world”

PHOTO: L.A. Times Last month, Kobe Bryant was asked whether he had “the patience” to wait until the summer of 2015 to make big changes when players such as Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo could be free agents. He made it pretty clear in his reply just how he felt about the possibility of going through another rebuilding year like this one. “No. No. No. Nope. Not one lick,” Bryant...
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Lakers' Steve Nash hopes to play next season

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Steve Nash prior to the 2012-2013 season in hopes to team up with Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard to make a run at an NBA championship. The Lakers won 45 games and were a seventh seed in the playoffs. Nash was limited to 50 games, but showed signs of his old self, averaging 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. But this season was a nightmare to...
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Mitch Kupchak: I didn't Kobe was going to France

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant is allegedly in France. Earlier this week, The Los Angeles Times reported the five-time NBA champion traveled to France with his family before the end of the regular season. The news came as a surprise to Lakers brass. "I did not know he was leaving town," Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday as the team concluded their exit interviews...
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Lakers GM: Re-signing Pau Gasol is a priority

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday during the team’s exit interviews that re-signing Pau Gasol is a priority. Kupchak on Gasol: “Absolutely he’s a priority. If you look at the free agents, there probably isn’t anyone as good as Pau on the board.” — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 18, 2014 Gasol has said he plans to listen to offers this summer...
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Kendall Marshall To Play For Lakers In Summer League

Kendall Marshall plans to play for the Los Angeles Lakers' team in Summer League in July. The Lakers have planned to pick up the non-guaranteed season on Marshall's contract for 2014-15. Marshall averaged 8 points and 8.8 assists for the Lakers this season.
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Steve Nash says Lakers can't rely on him next season

The 2014-15 NBA season can’t come soon enough for the Los Angeles Lakers, who just suffered their worst campaign since moving to LA. Kobe Bryant recently tweeted that “next season will be epic,” however, point guard Steve Nash shared a not-so-epic quote with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin about what can be expected of him: “They can’t rely on me, frankly,” said Nash, already...
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How the Los Angeles Lakers Can Be Relevant in 2014-15

How the Los Angeles Lakers Can Be Relevant in 2014-15 The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t missed the playoffs since the 2004-2005 season. They also haven’t had a season this bad in, well, forever. Their season was lost a while ago and now it’s time to focus on the future. Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash have already been shut down due to injuries, so the front office must move forward...
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Knicks reportedly will pursue Pau Gasol in free agency

The New York Knicks are expected to target Pau Gasol during the NBA’s free agency period, according to Marc J. Spears from Yahoo! Sports. At this point, the Knicks only have their midlevel exception to offer, which is worth around $3.2 million. Pau Gasol recently said that he would take a pay cut to play for […]The post Knicks To Pursue Pau Gasol In Free Agency appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant flies out to Europe for vacation; will begin intense training program upon return

Photo: L.A. Times Before the Los Angeles Lakers began their season finale in San Antonio on Wednesday night, the Black Mamba was gone. With the aim of making the most of his offseason, Bryant took an early vacation to France with his wife, Vanessa, for their 13th wedding anniversary, according to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding. However, upon his return, it appears that Bryant will...
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Nick Young keeping it Swaggy

The Lakers season is over, and Nick Young is hitting the town. A clearly inebriated Young was approached by reporters, and hilarity ensued."I'm the star, I'm Swaggy P."Never change, Nick.
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Nick Young To TMZ About Girlfriend Iggy Azalea: ‘What I’m Gonna Do With This Shouldn’t Be Legal’

TMZ caught up with a very intoxicated Swaggy P outside of an LA club on Wednesday night who told the camera man “I’m the star [of the Lakers], I am Swaggy P,” before adding about girlfriend Australian rapper Iggy Azalea who had just hopped in the waiting car: “What I’m gonna do with this shouldn’t be legal! All that ass!” Swag on, Nick Young, swag on. The post Nick...
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Chris Kaman, Jordan Hill open to Lakers return depending on changes this summer

Today is day one of the Lakers’ 2014 exit interviews, and one thing is clear: The guards love Mike D’Antoni (well, aside from Kobe Bryant who is now on vacation in France) and the bigs hate him. OK, hate may be a bit of an extreme word – after all, nobody really has a bad word for D’Antoni as a person – though it’s obvious that his system doesn’t cater for the big guys...
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Kobe Bryant on LA Lakers’ Terrible Season: “Flush it. Forget it.”

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered their worst season in franchise history, standing just two games in front of the Utah Jazz for the worst record in the Western Conference. Kobe Bryant was absent at the Staples Center toward the tail end of the season, most recently missing Wednesday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs to vacation in France with his family. The Lakers have...
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Lakers’ Kobe Bryant: ‘Next season will be epic’

Kobe Bryant has been focused on his rehabilitation from a fractured knee, and has distanced himself from the Los Angeles Lakers, who just wrapped up their worst season in franchise history. But Bryant plans to be ready to lead the Lakers next season. S*** season. Flush it. Forget it #amnesia Next Season will be epic #blackout #bussfam — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 16, 2014...
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MarShon Brooks Is Extra Comfortable on Lakers’ Flight Home (Video)

Jordan Farmar caught Los Angeles Lakers teammate MarShon Brooks slipping on the plane ride home after their 113-100 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. There’s just no peaceful sleep on a plane filled with teammates. http://instagram.com/p/m4UoQwljCt/# The post MarShon Brooks Is Extra Comfortable on Lakers’ Flight Home (Video) appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
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Kobe Bryant refers to Lakers’ season as ‘s–t,’ instructs fans to ‘flush it’

Kobe Bryant, as he is wont to do, didn’t pull punches, mince words or hold back one iota when expressing his thoughts on the miserable season the Los Angeles Lakers have endured. The usually competitive Lakers finished the season with an atrocious 27-55 record, the most losses by the team in franchise history. Given that […] The post Kobe Bryant refers to Lakers’ season as...
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Nick Young says he's Lakers' star, comments on gal's backside

Long live the Swag.Photo Credit: AP I want to believe in reincarnation only for the slim chance that in an alternative universe, I will come back as Swaggy P. I would say AKA Nick Young, but at this point, it’s more like Nick Young, better known as Swaggy P. Why do I want to come back as Swaggy P? I present this video by TMZ, where Swaggy, who seems at least a little tipsy after...
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Showtime To Air All Access Documentary On Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is set to begin an epic six month training program that will vault him back to the top of basketball supremacy.   According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN L.A. via Showtime,  the network will provide an All Access view of Bryant in documentary titled: Kobe Bryant’s Muse. via Showtime Press Release: SHOWTIME® AND KOBE BRYANT FIND THEIR MUSE KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE ...
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Nick Young says what he’ll do to Iggy Azalea ‘shouldn’t be legal,’ possibly leaks Mike D’Antoni’s firing

The NBA regular season has ended, and the Los Angeles Lakers are not in the playoffs. That means it’s party time for Nick Young. On Wednesday night, TMZ caught up with Young and it appeared as though he had just enjoyed several cocktails. He was heading home with his girlfriend Iggy Azalea, and all indications […]
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Nick Young says what he’s going to do to Iggy Azalea ‘shouldn’t be legal’ (video)

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Nick Young, otherwise known as “Swaggy P,” was at his downright swaggiest while exiting an L.A. club on Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Lakers guard was both boastful and somewhat vile as he left the 1 Oak club on Sunset Boulevard along with pop star girlfriend Iggy Azalea. […] The post Nick Young says what he’s going...
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Swaggy P: What I’m About to Do to Iggy’s Ass Shouldn’t Be Legal (Video)

It is Swaggy P’s world we are just living in it. After the Lakers season ended, Swaggy and Iggy was leaving 1 Oak on Sunset Boulevard when TMZ rolled up on him. Swaggy appears to have had several drinks when he drops some jewels about being a star and what is he about to do to Iggy. Nick Young On Iggy Azalea’s Ass — ‘What I’m Gonna Do with This Shouldn’t Be Legal’...
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Kobe Bryant To Intensify Workouts Next Week

Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting and will begin a six-month training program next week upon his return from a family trip to Europe. Bryant fractured his left knee on Dec. 17, just six games after returning from a torn Achillies tendon. Bryant left for a short family trip to France ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers' season finale against the San Antonio...
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