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Dan Duangdao is the Editor-in-Chief of Lakers Nation. Follow him on Twitter: @DanDuangdao

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Byron Scott Believes Lakers Would Be Playoff Team In East

Heading into the 2014-15 NBA season, there are low expectations for the Los Angeles Lakers as they are not expected to make the playoffs for the second consecutive season. With the Dallas Mavericks needing 49 games just to clinch the eighth seed last season, there is little margin for error for the Lakers as seemingly every single Western Conference team has improved. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION ...

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VIDEO: Rare Kobe Bryant Dunk Footage From The Philippines

Entering his 19th season in the NBA, Kobe Bryant has played well as he continues to adjust his game after two consecutive season-ending injuries. In the five preseason games, the five-time champion has averaged 17.4 points and 4.4 assists in just 25.6 minutes. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- With the Los Angeles Lakers season opener against the Houston Rockets just a ...

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NBA Agent On Kobe: ‘A Lot Of Clients Who Didn’t Want To Play With Kobe’

On Thursday, ESPN and the Truehoop Network ranked Kobe Bryant the 40th best player in the NBA in which the five-time champion called them 'a bunch of idiots.' -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Henry Abbott of ESPN released an article today about how the five-time champion is responsible for the Los Angeles Lakers' downfall. In the article, an NBA agent says a lot of hi ...

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VINE: Kobe Bryant Explodes For Dunk During Lakers Practice

After appearing in only six games last season, Kobe Bryant has played fairly well in the Los Angeles Lakers' four preseason games so far. While the Lakers have struggled, the five-time champion has averaged 15.3 points and 4.3 assists in just 24 minutes per game. While most of Kobe's shots have come from the perimeter, he is still figuring out what his limitations are after two consecutive season-ending inj ...

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Lakers News: Xavier Henry Seeks Second Opinion On Knee

After a successful first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Xavier Henry's season was cut short after having surgeries to repair issues in his wrist and knee in April. While Henry's wrist has completely healed, he will seek a second opinion on his knee in New York City. After the second opinion from Dr. Keith Pyne, the guard/forward will travel to Germany and receive Regenokine treatment. Appearing in 43 g ...

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Pau Gasol On Kobe: ‘He Wanted To Pretty Much Retire Together’

After seven seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers where he made three straight NBA Finals appearances, Pau Gasol decided to sign with the Chicago Bulls this past off-season. While the Lakers made numerous offers to keep the Spaniard in Los Angeles, Gasol ultimately wanted an opportunity to win more championships and even took a pay cut. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- ...

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LeBron James On Kobe Bryant: ‘It’s Great To Have Him Back’

Entering his 19th season in the NBA, there is uncertainty surrounding Kobe Bryant after two consecutive season-ending injuries. Despite averaging 15.3 points and 4.3 assists in four preseason games for the Los Angeles Lakers so far, Bryant was ranked the 40th best player by ESPN #NBARank. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- With 11 days before the start of the 2014-15 NB ...

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Dahntay Jones On Kobe: ‘One Of The Greatest To Ever Play The Game’

Over the years, Kobe Bryant and Dahntay Jones have had their battles that stem from numerous dirty plays committed by the former Duke player. During the 2012-13 season, Jones walked underneath Bryant on a fadeaway jumper that resulted in a severe ankle sprain. With the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Utah Jazz on Thursday night, it will be the first time the two players will face off against each other sin ...

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Steve Nash Dealing With Similar Issues From Last Season

UPDATE (October 15, 1:43 PM PST): According to Byron Scott, Steve Nash suffered another setback carrying his bags and did not practice according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: Nash hurt his back carrying bags today, Byron Scott said. Did not practice. Wouldn't count on him playing Thursday vs. Utah.— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) October 15, 2014 On Sunday, Steve Nash sat out the s ...

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Kobe On Stephen Curry: ‘Trying To Keep Up With These Young Bucks’

On Sunday night, the Los Angeles Lakers got off to a disastrous start against the Golden State Warriors and found themselves down by 18 at halftime. To start the second half, Kobe Bryant switched defensive assignments with Ronnie Price and guarded Stephen Curry for the entire quarter. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- While Curry was fairly quiet in the third quarter, ...

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