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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]

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 with how LA is playing I have to remind myself, “This isn’t a full roster

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Earlsanity

Earlsanity

“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 their respective labrums?) I found new depths to my personal despair for this season. Then

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What Would You Say Ya DO Here, Mike?

What Would You Say Ya DO Here, Mike?

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) and consistently get beat down the floor (27th in PPP allowed in transition). Statement: Mike Brown

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VIDEO: Dwight Howard’s 1st Game Highlights

VIDEO: Dwight Howard's 1st Game Highlights

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?

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 now coming together for the first time, could the Lakers already be plotting out the

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Another Chance for World Peace

Another Chance for World Peace

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 will average, then divide the rest among the remaining rotation players. “There’s points out there,”

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Lakers-Jazz preseason game: 5 things to watch

Lakers-Jazz preseason game: 5 things to watch

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 7.7 points and five rebounds in 22 minutes as the starting center while Dwight Howard

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Video: Nash Debut

Video: Nash Debut

Steve Nash’s first pre-season game as a Laker…sure wish I could have watched Time Warner Cable jerkfaces!

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Mavericks Mark Cuban is Whining

Mavericks Mark Cuban is Whining

In a recent interview Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban tried to poo-poo the recent upgrades the Lakers have made. With the addition of Howard and Nash, the Lakeshow has become the top contender for the championship. Everyone else realizes this, even if they don’t want to say it out loud. If that were the case then why in the world were the Mavericks pushing so hard to get Derron Williams and Dwight Howard – THIS SUMMER??? The reality is that Cuban is pissed that the Mavericks

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5 Reasons The Lakers Will Be Unstoppable

5 Reasons The Lakers Will Be Unstoppable

There’s been a lot of speculation about how the newly upgraded Lakeshow will perform. Here are 5 reasons I think they’ll crush the competition:   1. Steve Nash controlling the offense like a boss This is the first time since Magic (er, Payton) that we’ve seen an elite point guard for the Lakers. My biggest frustration with Kobe last year was that hetried to do too much. He lost games because he became the Black Hole. Nash will dictate the flow, and he’ll involve Howard

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Video: Kobe scores 81 points in 3 minutes

Video: Kobe scores 81 points in 3 minutes Read more

China Welcomes Its New Emperor…Kobe

China Welcomes Its New Emperor...Kobe

On Kobe’s recent trip to China he ran into a few fans. They’d call out the cops on horseback if this ever happened in LA.

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Vanessa Gets What Vanessa Wants

Vanessa Gets What Vanessa Wants

Y’hear that Lakeshow? Vanessa gets what Vanessa wants, and she wants a Championship!

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Mom made…PIZZA ROLLS!!

Mom made...PIZZA ROLLS!!

Who could forget those delicious snacktime confections of the 80′s and 90′s? You know you used to eat them until you sweat pizza grease.

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80′s Lakers “Just Say No”

80's Lakers "Just Say No"

The Showtime Lakers put out this gem in the midst of their 80′s glory. Staggering in its impact on youth…staggering.

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The Dwightmare has become a Dweam

The Dwightmare has become a Dweam

You have to feel for Dwight Howard, because he’s entering a situation that’s a true no-win A lot has been written about the lineage of Mikan/Wilt/Kareem/Shaq and now Pau and Bynum (which with all his injuries and bad attitudes, he did play a part in 2 rings) so I’m not going to do that. We all know the jerseys on the wall. Dwight is walking into a dream situation. He’s playing on the most talented team he’s ever been on, by quite some distance. He’s

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Lakeshow Offense in 2012-2013

Lakeshow Offense in 2012-2013

Here’s a quick lesson on the Princeton Offense, which Mike Brown will be using this season. Watch how movement is a big key to its success.

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Jason Whitlock is Wack

Jason Whitlock is Wack

Jason Whitlock called Kobe Bryant the NBA’s Welfare King in his August 11th article. He stated his goal is to protect Magic Johnson’s legacy as the greatest Laker ever – seemingly through diminishing Kobe’s accomplishments. I’ll give him one point – Magic deserves that spot as #1. Now the rest of his article is garbage, here’s why: The main thrust of Whitlock’s article is that because Kobe has played with All-Star 7-footers he’s not as deserving as other players would be. His underlying message is

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Dwight Howard is now a Laker

Dwight Howard is now a Laker

For it was written in the ancient scriptures: Los Angeles shalt summon all hall of fame centers from Orlando. Dwight Howard is a Laker. Howard. Is. A. Laker. Deep breath, focus on controlling your heart rate, choose a positive image to channel your energy…Oh, who am I kidding, let the booty-shaking begin because the Lakeshow just jumped on the party bus!! (*cue the ‘Party Peopleeeeeeee!’ from “Whoomp, there it is” in the background) Technically it has to get the final blessing from the NBA, but

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More Nash Awesomeness

More Nash Awesomeness

Steve Nash stars in a parody of “Star Wars.” In “Episode 1: The Point Guard Strikes Black”, Steve has converted to the Dark Side! Can his teammates save him and restore order to the galaxy?!

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