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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

Number of Entries : 381

Lakers News: Chris Kaman Likely To Sit Out Against Denver Sunday

The first preseason game of 2013 for the Los Angeles Lakers is in the books, as the Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night in Ontario, CA. The game itself was fun and exciting to watch, which was reflected by the team's attitude and body language as well. Therefore, it was very refreshing for all, even if it was a preseason game. What made the win impressive was that the Lakers were wit ...

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Lakers Nation Videos Of The Week: Media Day Interviews, Kobe Update

Lakers basketball is back as training camp is in its second week and the Lakers' first preseason game of 2013 is in the books. Last weekend, the Lakers held their annual media day, where our Lakers Nation reporter was able to get some interviews with the fresh faces in purple and gold. Make sure to check them out below. -----Check out the Lakers Nation store and get 10 percent off all purchases with the cou ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: The Effect Of Gasol Returning To Center

With Dwight Howard in Houston, the Lakers will have a familiar face returning to the low post this season. Pau Gasol will be returning to the center position, and the vast majority believe this is a positive for the Lakers as they previously won back-to-back titles and made three straight Finals appearances (2008-2010) running the offense through Gasol down low. Not only is this move anticipated to be a pos ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: What Is Most Anticipated This Season?

After a season that was disappointing and frustrating for the Lakers' players and fans, a new season of basketball represents a reset button for the purple and gold. While expectations for this team and this season may be lowered (and quite understandably), that doesn't mean that the Lakers won't give their fans memorable moments. Whether it is Kobe Bryant's much anticipated return from Achilles surgery or ...

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Metta World Peace Believes Lakers Will Reach Finals This Season

Metta World Peace has always been one to speak his mind, even when the viewers have no idea what he is talking about (i.e. his "too sexy for his cat" interview). That is just one of the things that Lakers fans will miss from World Peace, after being amnestied by the team earlier this offseason. ---- Check out this wallpaper of Metta World Peace having The World in his hands! ---- However, there wasn't any p ...

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Kobe Tried To ‘Pull The Tendon Up’ After Achilles Tear To Continue Play

If you are a Lakers and Kobe Bryant fan, then you understand and are well aware of the warrior-like mentality that Bryant possesses. He has continually played through injuries throughout his career, while playing with full effectiveness. Therefore, when Bryant went down to the floor with a completely ruptured Achilles tendon on April 12 while trying to drive on Golden State's Harrison Barnes, it was a dishe ...

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Lakers Nation Videos Of The Week: Kobe’s Return Status, Top Plays

Lakers Nation continues its "Best Of" series with the top five moments from the playing and coaching career of Kurt Rambis. Over his career so far, Kobe Bryant has proved that he can do just about everything and anything in the game of basketball. However, Kobe revealed during his trip to Asia last month that he cannot spin a basketball on his finger. Make sure to check out a clean-shaven Pau Gasol, who rec ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: What Factor Is Most Important Next Season

The Lakers struggled with numerous problems last season, which caused them to not meet expectations placed on the team before the 2012-13 season began. Team chemistry, continuous injuries, and inconsistencies with the game plan and system were the headlining problems last season. With fresh faces joining the team, anchored by familiar ones, most don't know what to truly expect out of this team. While some b ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Still Unsure If He’ll Be Ready For Season Opener

http://youtu.be/rFcHxyfJYIk There are many uncertainties facing the Los Angeles Lakers going into the 2013-14 season. One of the top uncertainties is what kind of form Kobe Bryant will return in after undergoing Achilles surgery last April. While Bryant himself has already stated that the usual recovery timetable and process has been "shattered" in his particular case mostly due to medical advancements and ...

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Lakers Nation Videos Of The Week: Kobe Highlights, New Signings

The Lakers' 2012-13 season did not meet expectations and was disappointing for just about every Lakers fan. However, last season still provided the fans with a ton of memories, especially from Kobe Bryant, who had a great individual season. The NBA's YouTube page put together the top ten moments from last season. Did your favorite moment make the cut? Make sure to check out another top ten video from the NB ...

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