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Andrew Ungvari is a Los Angeles native and a Lakers season ticket holder since 1989. Follow him on twitter @DrewUnga.

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Kobe’s Extension Incorrectly Blamed For Lakers Free Agent Failures

PAGES: 1 | 2 | 3 For the millions of people who hate the Lakers and Kobe Bryant, and the basketball writers who love any opportunity they can get to mask an opinion as fact, this was another great summer. Not only have they been able to rejoice in the Lakers failed attempt at building a playoff-caliber roster, but they seem giddy like schoolgirls at the prospect of Kobe finishing his career without another  ...

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Trying To Make Sense Of The Lakers Uneventful Offseason (So Far)

PAGES: 1 | 2 | 3 When the Lakers gave Kobe Bryant his massive two-year extension last November, it gave us a slight clue as to what their intentions were for this offseason. With nearly half of their salary cap now tied up in just Kobe and Steve Nash, we could conclude that they would only have enough cap room to offer one max contract to a free agent, and that would most likely come at the expense of losin ...

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Lakers Fans Need To Stop Daydreaming About Kevin Love … For Now

PAGES: 1 | 2 | 3 Without a playoff series to care about, Lakers fans have spent the first few weeks of the playoffs dreaming up scenarios based on about comments Mitch Kupchak made to reporters after their season ended. According to Kupchak, the team is open to the possibility of trading their lottery pick in the upcoming draft. Even though the idea had been brought up all season long, this was the first ti ...

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Now Might Be The Perfect Time For The Lakers To Bring Jerry West Home

A few events in the past 48 hours have me thinking. Mike D'Antoni's resignation coming on the heels of some other news involving a former Lakers coach is enough to make me believe that now might be the best time for the Lakers to bring Jerry West back into the fold. The slate has never been more clean and who better to act as the team's consigliere than Mr. Clutch himself? On Tuesday, Zach Lowe of Grantland ...

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Lakers Make The Right Move With The Mitch Kupchak Extension

There are two kinds of Lakers fans out there: those who think that it was a good idea to extend the contract of general manager Mitch Kupchak and those who we should be embarrassed of. The fact that there is anyone out there even the least bit critical or angry with the decision is hilarious. In simplest terms, Kupchak is the last remaining link (not named Buss) to the franchise's glory days. Jerry Buss and ...

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Lakers Showed Their Faith In Kobe, Now He Must Return The Favor

Oh yeah, let's just play next year and let's just suck again. No. Absolutely not. Absolutely not. It's my job to go out there on the court and perform. No excuses for it. Right? You got to get things done. It's the same thing with the front office. The same expectations they have of me when I perform on the court is the same expectations I have for them up there. You got to be able to figure out a way to do ...

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Fact vs. Fiction Vol. I: The True Story of How Kobe Became A Laker

This is the first installment in an ongoing series of stories that will attempt to separate the truth from fiction. When a franchise achieves as much success as the Lakers have over the past 40 years, it's almost assumed that critics and envious fan bases will try to tear them down. Since they don't have the ability to erase those accomplishments from the history books, they instead try to either distort or ...

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Magic Johnson’s Criticism of the Lakers Has Gone From Constructive to Destructive

Earvin "Magic" Johnson 9100 Wilshire Blvd.#1000W Beverly Hills, CA 90212 January 29, 2014 Dear Magic: As a lifelong Lakers fan, I would be remiss if I didn't make it clear upfront that you were my childhood hero and had more of an influence on me than any non-relative. It is your signed jersey that hangs on my office wall. Much of my life philosophy is built upon what you taught me. That it is better to mak ...

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Kobe Bryant: Adopted Son of The City of Angels

The following is an excerpt written by Lakers Nation writer Andrew Ungvari. It appears in a new book by Alex Wong (contributor to The Classical, Hardwood Paroxysm, Yahoo!'s "Ball Don't Lie" and ESPN's True Hoop) entitled, steven lebron volume 1, a collection of sports writing and original art illustrations from a long list of talented artists. The book is available for purchase for a limited time at the onl ...

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Lakers Recent Slide Sheds Light On The Timing of Kobe’s Extension

At 14-25, the Lakers are in the midst of one of their worst stretches of games since 2005. Even at their lowest point during last year's "Season of Hell" they were never more than eight games under .500. While injuries to key players can be pointed to as the most glaring explanation for them having lost 12 of their last 13, the unlikelihood of them making this year's playoffs shouldn't come as a surprise to ...

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