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Lakers News: Julius Randle Says He ‘Should Be Ready For Summer League’

With the Los Angeles Lakers out of playoff contention, head coach Byron Scott has been giving the young prospects an opportunity to play major minutes. During this process, Jordan Clarkson has played well as the team's starting point guard, but this would have been a grand opportunity for Julius Randle to showcase his skillset as well. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Q ...

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Julius Randle On Leg Injury, Confidence: ‘It Has Built My Level Of Belief’

In the 2014-15 NBA season opener against the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a major loss as rookie Julius Randle broke his leg in his first official NBA game. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- Considering the circumstances, it was a devastating injury that could make any player lose confidence. However, Randle says the leg injury has built his ...

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Julius Randle On Leg Injury: ‘Try To Become An Extreme Student Of The Game’

Heading into the 2014-15 NBA season, there were high expectations for rookie Julius Randle of the Los Angeles Lakers. Randle, who was the franchise's highest draft pick since James Worthy in 1982, showed potential during the six preseason games. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- Unfortunately, Randle suffered a season-ending injury in his first official NBA game ...

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Julius Randle Shares What He Learned From Kobe Bryant In Rookie Season

Heading into the 2014-15 NBA season, there was great optimism for the Los Angeles Lakers with the return of Kobe Bryant and the addition of their lottery draft pick, Julius Randle. Unfortunately, things did not go according to plan as both Kobe and Randle suffered season-ending injuries. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- Randle suffered a devastating leg injury ...

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Julius Randle Preparing For Kobe Bryant To Pass Him The Torch

With the Los Angeles Lakers missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season, there are questions about the future of the franchise. While Kobe Bryant has denied reports that he will retire at the end of his contract, the Lakers are looking for their next superstar to carry the franchise for the next decade. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- While the Lake ...

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Lakers Rumors: Rajon Rondo ‘Unlikely’ To Re-Sign With Mavs, Prefers Lakers?

After numerous seasons of being involved in trade rumors, Rajon Rondo was ultimately traded to the Dallas Mavericks despite the Los Angeles Lakers expressing interest. While many thought the Mavericks were championship contenders with the addition of a former All-Star point guard, things have not gone according to plan as Rondo and head coach Rick Carlisle were recently involved in a heated exchange. -- Thi ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Would Build His Team Around James Harden

With Kobe Bryant out for the rest of the 2014-15 NBA season due to a torn rotator cuff, the five-time champion has made numerous appearances on shows. After interviews with NBA TV and Grantland, Kobe appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night to discuss numerous topics. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- During a Q&A session with Lakers fans, Kobe was asked w ...

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Kobe Bryant Rejected A Trade To Detroit Pistons In 2007-08 Season

After Shaquille O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat in 2004, the Los Angeles Lakers rebuilt their team around Kobe Bryant. During the rebuild, the Lakers failed to make the playoffs and were eliminated by the Phoenix Suns twice during this three-year period. As a result of the lack of talent around him, Kobe Bryant demanded a trade during the summer of 2007. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? T ...

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Kobe Bryant On Playing With Shaquille O’Neal: ‘We Could’ve Won Five, Six’

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant are one of the greatest duos in NBA history. In the 2000's, the dynamic duo won three championships in four NBA Finals appearances and many were left wondering how many they could have won if O'Neal was not traded in 2004 to the Miami Heat. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- In an interview with Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose on Gran ...

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Kobe Bryant Discusses What He Would Do Differently With Dwight Howard

In the summer of 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Dwight Howard, an All-Star center who many though could carry the franchise after Kobe Bryant retired. Unfortunately, things did not go according to plan as Howard ultimately left in free agency to the Houston Rockets. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- In an interview with Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose on Gr ...

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