All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Los Angeles Lakers’

Mark Cuban Hopes The Lakers ‘Suck Forever’

Mark Cuban definitely feels some kind of way about the Los Angeles Lakers. During a recent interview on Los Angeles radio station TheBeast 980, Cuban had absolutely no reservations about sharing his disdain for the NBA franchise. As a matter of fact, he personally hopes they “suck forever.” “As far as the Lakers,” Cuban said, “I think there are going …

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Steve Nash Ex-Wife Legal Battles Tarnish Legacy Of NBA MVP

Steve Nash may never play professional basketball again. According to the Associated Press, a back injury has successfully prevented Nash from playing this season for the Lakers. “Being on the court this season has been my top priority, and it is disappointing to not be able to do that right now,” he said. “I work very hard to stay healthy, …

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Carmelo Anthony Caught Between Los Angeles Lakers And New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony has had a lot of sweet deals from a lot of teams. But now the player has a choice to make: go to Los Angeles or stay in New York. However, it’s not Anthony sweating over the stakes, but the owners and coaches of the teams who are waiting desperately for an answer. Yahoo Sports reported that the …

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Mitch Kupchak Contract Extended as Lakers GM

Mitch Kupchak, general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, which was revealed during a 145-130 loss to the Houston Rockets Tuesday night. Kupchak had one year remaining on his previous contract with the Lakers, and the details of his amended contract haven’t been released. Since taking over for Jerry West in 2000, Kupchak …

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John Calipari Shoots Down Rumors About Coaching LA Lakers

While he is denying it now, there was a rumor that coach John Calipari might be heading back to the NBA to coach the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers have struggled immensely this season, and could certainly use some help. John Calipari is a veteran basketball coach, and as a coach that is disliked by a number of people for …

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Dirk Nowitzki Helps Mavericks Top Lakers, Cling To Playoff Spot

The Mavericks are in a constant battle for a playoff spot in the Western Conference, and with the help of Dirk Nowitzki in last night’s game, they are now in 7th place. What place will they end up with, if any? Following closely behind are the Grizzlies and Suns, and the Mavericks are only a game and a half behind …

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Lamar Odom Done With European Team After Two Months

Between the reality show, the divorce drama, and his association with the Kardashians, it’s easy to forget that Lamar Odom used to be a basketball player, and a pretty darn good one too. So when he announced that he was signing with a professional team in Spain, some were probably surprised considering Odom hasn’t played one lick of pro ball …

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Los Angeles Lakers Suffer Worst Loss In Franchise History

Things just seem to be getting even worse for the Los Angeles Lakers with another tragic loss to their hometown rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers. The Lakers are one of the worst teams in the league, and continue to lose, with no sign of improvement. The Clippers delivered the Lakers their worst loss in franchise history last night, and the …

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Kobe Bryant And Steve Nash Could Be Out Until Next Season

Everyone paying attention to the NBA in the past year will know that Kobe Bryant has been constantly struggling with an injury, and has not been able to play much. Steve Nash has also been forced to sit out for several games, and it may simply be a sign that the two veterans are getting to the point where they …

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Jason Collins Signs with NBA’s Nets

Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete in one of North America’s four major professional sports Sunday, when he signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets in the afternoon and then appeared in uniform hours later against the Lakers, for the first time since announcing he was openly gay last season. The N.B.A. center¬†played 11 scoreless minutes in …

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Kobe Bryant Will Miss NBA All-Star Game Due To Injury

Kobe Bryant, although he continues to be a fan favorite and was voted on to the Western Conference All-Star team, will not be able to compete in the NBA All-Star game in New Orleans this weekend. He has only played six games this year after recovering from an Achilles injury, and then injuring his right knee upon returning to the …

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Paula Abdul Reveals 30-Year Secret

If you’ve ever tried out for something like a team of some sort, getting cut shouldn’t stop you at all. At least that’s what Paula Abdul might say, as she revealed a carefully guarded secret about dancing for the Los Angeles Lakers back in the 80s. Sitting down with her ex-beau, Arsenio Hall, on his late night talk show, Abdul …

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Carmelo Anthony Scores 35 After 62-Point Game

It was East versus West in Madison Square Garden yesterday, when the New York Knicks faced the Los Angeles Lakers. Carmello Anthony had a total of 35 points, which was a far cry from his 62-point game this past Friday, but it was still good enough to secure a victory over the Lakers 110-103. Although most would probably assume that …

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Kobe Bryant: Is All The Greatness Done?

After playing in just five full games this season, Kobe Bryant will miss another six weeks due to a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, according to a Tweet from the Los Angeles Lakers. And this comes after Bryant tore his Achilles’ tendon in April while playing against the Golden State Warriors. It’s been a season …

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Pau Gasol: Is This His Last Year With The Lakers?

Unless you haven’t noticed, it’s easy to see the Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol hasn’t been playing all that well the past couple of seasons and some believe the addition of Dwight Howard last year had a lot to do with that. But once Howard left the team for the Houston Rockets, some believed it would open the door for …

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Pau Gasol Unhappy As A Laker, Continues To Blame Coach Mike D’Antoni

Pau Gasol has had a great deal of success in the NBA as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, earning himself a couple of national championship rings, although things have turned sour as of lately. He has continued to have troubles with his coach, Mike D’Antoni, and after they supposedly worked out their differences during last season, Gasol continues …

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Kobe Bryant Returns To The Lakers, Still Lose To Raptors

Despite the return of their star player, and one of the best people to ever play the sport of basketball, the Lakers could not win even with Kobe Bryant. The eastern conference as a whole has been lacking in quality this season, but somehow the Raptors were able to pull out a victory against a Lakers team that had gained …

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Allen “The Answer” Iverson’s Number to be Retired

According to an NBC announcement this Wednesday, Allen Iverson’s no. 3 will join its rightful place among legendary names such as Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving and Charles Barkley when his jersey gets retired on the first of March next year. The recently retired star was the 1996 NBA Draft’s first pick and played for the 76ers for 10 seasons. He …

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Steve Nash Can Not Elude Injuries

There is a belief that as you get older, you have a harder time recovering from an injury. Steve Nash might believe that sentiment right about now. The Los Angeles Lakers all-star point guard is still trying to recover from last year’s broken leg he suffered in the second game of the 2012-13 NBA season. Nash, who was part of …

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Kobe Bryant Won’t Be Playing Anytime Soon

It’s going to be a few more weeks before Lakers fans will see Kobe Bryant on the court. The shooting guard has a torn Achilles tendon, but he says his recovery is progressing steadily. Even though he isn’t eligible to play yet, Bryant has been sitting on the sidelines during exhibition games and will be traveling with the Lakers later …

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Flynn Robinson, Former Laker, Dies At 72

Flynn Robinson, an NBA guard in the 60s and 70s, has died at the age of 72. According to a New York Times obituary, Robinson passed away after a battle with multiple myeloma. He died on Thursday in Los Angeles. Robinson played college basketball at the University of Wyoming before being drafted in the second round of the 1965 NBA …

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Dwight Howard Report: Interested in the Rockets, Mavs

Dwight Howard is scheduled to become a free agent this summer, and the Lakers are hoping to lock the NBA star down to a long-term contract. However, it seems that other teams may have an interest in the 27-year-old center. A CBS Sports report this weekend stated that Howard is “far” from re-signing with the Lakers. The report also sparked …

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Denver Nuggets Force Game 7, Twitter Reacts

While the pre-game shenanigans were pushing the “could this be Kobe Bryant’s ‘flu game?’” angle, in their never-ending quest to further the inexplicable Kobe/Michael Jordan comparisons–like Mike, Kobe also had flu-like ailments, although he didn’t need his teammates to help him off the court during timeouts. The comparisons don’t end there, either, seeing how Jordan actually won his flu game, …

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Ron Artest’s Elbow Brings World Peace To James Harden

Yes, I am aware of Artest’s name change, but after that wild elbow to James Harden’s temple, it’s hard not to be reminded of the person who, in large part, brought “The Malice in the Palace” to the sports world. Artest, AKA, Metta World Peace and his sharp-as-nails elbows, in one fateful swing, ended the goodwill his “new leaf” behavior …

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Defacing Andrew Bynum’s Facebook Page

Perhaps this is old hat, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you. Normally, when the thought of defacing Internet profiles come to mind, one looks to Wikipedia for the fallout; but now, perhaps we should look to Facebook whenever the subject is brought up. Just ask Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers. During the deciding game …

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