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Elizabeth Benson

Elizabeth is a graduate from Arizona State University and has her master's from Duquesne University. She is currently an associate editor at Lakers Nation. To read more of Elizabeth's articles click here. You can also follow Elizabeth on Twitter @Gobibs

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Mark Jackson Regrets Not Calling Timeout After Kobe’s Achilles Injury

Lakers and basketball fans have seen Kobe Bryant miraculously play through injuries at a high-level throughout his career. In fact, Kobe is considered one of, if not the, toughest players in the league by the vast majority. Therefore, it was an odd and eerie experience to watch him go down on April 12, 2013 against the Golden State Warriors. It has been the norm for years now to see Kobe pop right back up a ...

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Lakers Nation Videos Of The Week: Kobe’s Playing Status, Preseason Ends

The Lakers have concluded their 2013 preseason and now set their sights on their season opener on Tuesday night against the Clippers. Arguably the biggest question among many in Lakerland has been answered, as Mike D'Antoni ruled out Kobe Bryant for the season opener. That bit of information is not too surprising, as Lakers fans want Kobe to return at 100 percent. Kobe seems definitely motivated, especially ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Best And Worst Player Impressions

The Lakers' 2013 preseason is just about over, as their final preseason game is tonight and the season opener is just four days away. Now that the preseason is almost over, fans have seen hints at how this team and its players could perform this season. Based on what the fans have seen so far in the preseason, which player made the best and worst impression? The Lakers Nation roundtable writers decided to t ...

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Lakers Nation Videos Of The Week: Best Lakers Moments, Kobe Sprints

The Lakers have returned to the comforts of home in Los Angeles after a week-long road trip to China. The Lakers played the Golden State Warriors in two exhibition games in Beijing and Shanghai as part of the NBA's Global Games campaign. Before their game in Shanghai, new Laker Nick Young nailed an awesome trick shot from half court. Also, make sure to check out video of Kobe Bryant running sprints and taki ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Changes His Twitter Avatar To 1225

There has been much talk regarding ESPN's player rankings and standings predictions for the 2013-14 season this offseason. This week in particular, that talk peaked when it was revealed that ESPN ranked Kobe Bryant as the 25th best player in the NBA today. While it is no secret that there is a lot of unknowns regarding Bryant's performance this season as he continues his rehabilitation process from Achilles ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Who Will Be The Final Cut?

The Lakers' roster currently stands at 16 players due to the recent dismissal of Darius Johnson-Odom. For this roundtable's sake, we will assume that the Lakers will enter the season with a 15-man roster, which is the maximum roster allowed by the NBA. Therefore, the last two spots will likely come down to Marcus Landry, Elias Harris, and Ryan Kelly. Based on what the fans have seen so far in the preseason, ...

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Kobe Bryant Says He Could ‘Probably’ Play Now If It Were The Playoffs

While the Lakers are preparing for two exhibition games in China this week, the major focus remains on Kobe Bryant and his Achilles recovery. After all, the Lakers' performance this season will most likely be determined by when Kobe returns and how effective he will be after suffering the most serious injury of his career. Last week, Kobe revealed that he had been given the green light to increase his worko ...

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Chris Kaman Injures Finger While Tobogganing At Great Wall Of China

The Lakers are currently in China for two exhibition games later this week against the Golden State Warriors as part of the NBA's Global Games campaign. Kobe Bryant will not be playing as he is in the last stage of the recovery process from his Achilles surgery. Steve Nash plans to play in the two preseason games this week, but it depends on how his sore ankle is feeling. Chris Kaman can add a new injury to ...

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Lakers Nation Videos Of The Week: Kobe Update, Gasol/Kaman Duo

The Lakers have taken the show on the road, as the team is in China to take on the Warriors in two exhibition games later this week. For the past two preseason games, the Lakers have had much success using Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman as the starting frontcourt. Their chemistry and ability to work off each other has been effective and apparent. Be sure to check our our look back at the top five Lakers' moments ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Who Will Be The Starting Frontcourt?

While we know that Pau Gasol will be returning to his natural position at starting center, the question of who else will fill out the starting frontcourt still remains unanswered. Mike D'Antoni has experimented with various frontcourt lineups during the four preseason games thus far to see which frontcourt rotations work the best. Based on what the fans have seen so far in the preseason, what should the sta ...

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