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  • No Kobe, No Problem. No Pau, No Problem. No Hill, No Problem…[Video] No Kobe, No Problem. No Pau, No Problem. No Hill, No Problem…[Video]
    March 18, 2013 by
    You have to win the games you’re supposed to win.   Right now the Lakers are doing that – and they’re doing it without the help of Kobe Bryant (ankle, flu), Pau Gasol (foot), and Jordan Hill (hip). It’s been a frustrating year, injuries have just piled on for the purple and gold, turning what was should have been a dream season into a nightmare. Each time I get frustrated...
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  • Earlsanity Earlsanity
    January 14, 2013 by
    “Who’s THAT guy???” That’s what my wife has said each of the past games that featured the 6’10″ power forward surprising everyone. It’s not her fault, Laker fans everywhere are saying the same thing about Earl Clark. With Jordan Hill being pronounced “gone” for the rest of the season with hip surgery (seriously, has anyone even heard of a “labrum” until the game where both Dwight and Hill both injure...
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  • What Would You Say Ya DO Here, Mike? What Would You Say Ya DO Here, Mike?
    November 8, 2012 by
    Statement: Mike Brown prides himself on being a defensive coach Fact: The Lakers rank in the bottom-third of the league in field-goal attempts allowed at the rim (20th among 30 NBA teams, according to NBA.com’s stat tool), free-throw attempts allowed (23rd) and average points allowed per 100 possessions (23rd), continue to struggle defending ball-handlers in the pick-and-roll game (26th in points-per-possession allowed on that play type, according to¬†Synergy Sports Technology)...
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  • VIDEO: Dwight Howard’s 1st Game Highlights VIDEO: Dwight Howard’s 1st Game Highlights
    October 22, 2012 by
    Don’t have Time Warner Cable? Watch all of Dwight Howard’s highlights from his first preseason game as a Los Angeles Laker....
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  • Is LeBron the Lakers’ next big target? Is LeBron the Lakers’ next big target?
    October 18, 2012 by
    If Kobe Bryant hangs it up in 2014, the door is open for a new King of Los Angeles No team reloads like the Los Angeles Lakers. Their track record of leveraging their hometown appeal and history, plus applying shrewd management, over the past 30 years is virtually without peer. With their latest coups — the stunning Steve Nash sign-and-trade and a victory in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes — just...
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A slimmed-down Metta World Peace is looking to get his swagger back on the offensive end. Another Chance for World Peace
    October 17, 2012 by
    At the moment, MWP stands for Math Word Problem, as Metta World Peace is working through the type of exercise you used to see on elementary school tests. World Peace has done the calculations. More important, he’s put in the perspiration, logging the requisite work to shed what he says is 20 pounds. The math part is much easier: Subtract Kobe Bryant’s points from the 100 or so the Lakers...
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  • New Laker Steve Nash, shown running past Utah guard Mo Williams, received loud cheers from the same L.A. crowd that had rooted against him during the previous 16 years. (Gus Ruelas / Associated Press ) Lakers-Jazz preseason game: 5 things to watch
    October 16, 2012 by
    1. Can Robert Sacre build off his success? The Lakers’ 60th overall draft pick has already earned plenty of backers. Kobe Bryant has argued that the Gonzaga rookie should crack the roster, and Coach Mike Brown said he believes that Sacre has a future in the NBA. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak told The Times’ Ben Bolch that the 7-footer has a “chance to make our team.” Sacre has averaged...
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  • Video: Nash Debut Video: Nash Debut
    October 8, 2012 by
    Steve Nash’s first pre-season game as a Laker…sure wish I could have watched Time Warner Cable jerkfaces!...
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