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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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Lakers News: Lakers Announce Schedule of “Noche Latina” Games

The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that they will be celebrating "Noche Latina" during three individual games during the month of March. The NBA has celebrated various "Noche Latina" events with selected teams since the 2006-07 season. The goal of this annual event is to recognize and celebrate the growing support of NBA fans and players across Latin America and U.S. Hispanic communities. ---- Test your ...

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Lakers News: Team Embracing the Challenge of Making the Playoffs

It seems as if the Lakers are in a definite better place than they were a few weeks ago. Yes, they are playing better, winning the last 11 of 16 games and are creeping up on the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz in the standings. Maybe more importantly, the team's attitude has changed a bit, as they seem to be on the same page. They are approaching the challenge of making the late push for the playoffs head ...

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Mitch Kupchak Says Lakers’ Impatience Led to Personnel Changes

The Lakers entered the 2012-13 regular season with extremely high expectations based on the roster moves they made during the summer. However, the reality was not living up to those expectations on the court during preseason and early on in the regular season. Despite reassurances from management that Mike Brown was their guy, he was fired just five games into the season. ---- Go through the journey along w ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Says 14th Technical Will Be Rescinded

Kobe Bryant is never afraid to speak his mind on the court, especially to the referees. Bryant had tallied 13 technical fouls on the season before entering last night's game against the Nuggets in Denver. During the game Kobe was whistled for his fourteenth technical, just two shy of a one game suspension. ---- Test your black mamba knowledge by taking this Kobe Bryant quiz! ---- However, Bryant feels compl ...

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Lakers News: Team Discusses Poor Transition Defense Against Denver

While the excitement over last week's 3-0 record for the Lakers hit a bump with their loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday night, all hope is still not lost. However, the Lakers failed to play with consistent energy and urgency that was necessary to return back to Los Angeles with a win. The Nuggets, who identify themselves as a fast-paced, transition team, shed a bright spotlight on the Lakers' continued s ...

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Lakers News: Bryant Discusses How Lakers “Take Care of Their Own”

When Mark Cuban brought up the suggestion recently for the Lakers to amnesty Kobe Bryant and his over $30 million salary next year, Lakers fans reacted pretty much how we always react to Cuban's comments. Cuban was only looking at the financial aspect of Kobe's contract, and failed to count his intangibles of what he represents to the organization, the team and the city of Los Angeles. ---- Test your black ...

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Lakers vs. Mavericks Pre-Game Report: Lakers Look For Third Straight Win

The Lakers are 2-0 since the All-Star break, and have moved up to ninth place in the Western Conference standings. They are still three games behind the Houston Rockets for that coveted eighth spot, and will have to play near perfect basketball to make that final push for the postseason. The Lakers face the Mavericks in an early Sunday game, where Mark Cuban's recent comments about the Lakers and Kobe Bryan ...

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Kobe Bryant Explains Differences Between Past and Present Offensive Systems

The Lakers have struggled to find an offensive rhythm this season, and they are still searching for what works and what doesn't. While their performances have improved over the last several games, the team doesn't have a concrete identity to live and die by, especially when facing diversity. ---- Test your black mamba knowledge by taking this Kobe Bryant quiz! ---- Mike D'Antoni's offensive system is dramat ...

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Lakers News: Steve Nash and Dwight Howard Finding Progress

Wednesday night's game was all about honoring the late Dr. Buss. The Lakers faced the Celtics, and the Lakers gave Dr. Buss a proper sendoff by beating Boston 113-99. The game was filled with emotion, but it also shined a light on the rather successful matching of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. ---- Check out this wallpaper of Steve Nash, the Lakers Point God! ---- While Howard had arguably his best game yet ...

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What Is Dr. Jerry Buss’ Impact To Basketball: Lakers Nation Roundtable

The passing of Dr. Jerry Buss was a huge loss not only to the city of Los Angeles and the Lakers, but to the international basketball community as well. There has been grief and sadness surrounding his passing, as well as deep reflection and celebration of his legacy, life and impact as a family man, friend and owner of one of the most successful franchises in professional sports. There has been countless m ...

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