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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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Jerry West Believes The ‘Worst Is Behind’ The Lakers

The first half of the Lakers’ season was not what anyone expected. Injuries, coaching changes and a lack of team chemistry headlined the long list of problems that the Lakers were trying to desperately play through. As a result, the team dug themselves a huge hole in the standings, and created a bit of a circus-like environment around them. However, the Lakers have seemed to finally turn a corner, as their ...

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Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard Getting on the Same Page

Lakers Nation is still on a bit of a high after the Lakers made a phenomenal 25-point comeback last night against the New Orleans Hornets. Even though the game wasn't technically a must-win, there was a feeling that the Lakers needed to leave New Orleans with a victory. This sentiment had more meaning when the Utah Jazz fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers while the Lakers were about to begin the second half. Wh ...

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Lakers News: Team Remains Positive Despite Loss to OKC

In the first half of the 2012-13 season, the Lakers seemed to lack a shared focus, as they were playing as individuals (among other problems). Over the past few weeks, and especially since the All-Star break, the team has made much progress on the court (via wins) and with their chemistry (on the court and in the locker room). Going into last night's game against the elite Thunder in Oklahoma City was going ...

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Lakers News: Team To Play Two Exhibition Games in China

The NBA has been reaching out to international basketball fans for the past several years with the intention of marketing their league, its teams and its players. The NBA recognizes basketball's global appeal and with events like the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, there is no question of those fans' interest in the NBA and its players. The NBA will be sending eight different teams to play exhibition games throug ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant’s Dunk Over Josh Smith Sent A Message

Lakers Nation is still buzzing over that Kobe Bryant dunk over Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks last night. The dunk was clutch, powerful, vintage and just overall ridiculous. Kobe has been on a tear lately, and has been pulling out all the old tricks that Lakers fans have witnessed for seventeen years to get the job done. ---- Test your black mamba knowledge by taking this Kobe Bryant quiz! ---- However, th ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: What One Change Would You Make To The Lakers?

Last week on Twitter, we asked the question: If you had THE Delorean and could go back and change ONE thing in Lakers history, what would you change? Tough question, right? Sure, every organization and person for that matter would take the opportunity to go back and change something in the past. Things tend to work out eventually, but what you do if you had a chance to alter a decision, game or situation wh ...

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Lakers vs. Hawks Pre-Game Report: Lakers Look to Get Back to .500

The Los Angeles Lakers are 4-1 since the All-Star break. Kobe Bryant is on a tear lately, as he is averaging 31.2 points, 6.4 assists and 6.8 rebounds on 55.8 percent shooting from the field and 42.9 percent three-point shooting since the All-Star break (five games). The Lakers are coming off a convincing victory on Thursday night against Minnesota, where the bench poured in 52 points allowing Kobe Bryant t ...

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Kobe Says No To Harlem Shake Unless Team Is Celebrating In June

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know about the current YouTube sensation of the Harlem Shake. The Miami Heat released their pretty great version of the latest trend recently. Even passengers on an airplane broke out into the Harlem Shake craze mid-flight. ---- Test your black mamba knowledge by taking this Kobe Bryant quiz! ---- While it would be surprising to see the Lakers make their own Har ...

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Mitch Kupchak Says Dwight Howard “Should Get More Credit”

The Lakers took a bit of a risk when they traded for Dwight Howard this summer. Dwight was coming off of major back surgery, which he hasn't fully recovered from yet, and the Lakers do not know for certain if he will re-sign with LA come June. ---- See Dwight Howard through the years in photos! ---- A lot has been said about Dwight's performance on the court, as he has been inconsistent with his energy, str ...

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Lakers News: Metta World Peace Receives a Flagrant 2 Foul For Elbow

A lot has been mentioned this past week about Kobe Bryant's growing collection of technical fouls (currently at 13). However, two other Lakers are now on the verge of being suspended for one game. Dwight Howard already has been whistled for five flagrant foul points, and Metta World Peace joined his ranking of five flagrant points on Thursday before the game against Minnesota. ---- Check out this wallpaper ...

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