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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: The 10 Most Disliked Athletes In America Features Two Lakers

"The 10 Most Disliked Athletes in America" list came out recently and two familiar names to Laker fans made the cut. Metta World Peace and Kobe Bryant were among the group that included Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o, Tiger Woods, Jay Cutler, Alex Rodriguez, Michael Vick, Kurt Busch and Tony Romo. According to Forbes: "the list is based on the latest public surveys from Nielsen Sports and market research firm ...

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Lakers News: Earl Clark Has Earned The Respect Of His Teammates

The Lakers find themselves in a very bittersweet situation. While the team chemistry has never been higher with a 3-1 record on the Grammy road trip thus far, the thought of potentially being without two of their best big men, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill, for an extended period of time, hangs over the minds of Lakers Nation. While we wait for Gasol's MRI results on his injured foot, the return date of Dwight ...

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Lakers vs. Nets Pre-Game Report: Lakers Continue Road Trip in Brooklyn

Coming off a roller coaster of a game in Detroit, the Lakers make their first visit to the new home of the Nets in Brooklyn. The Lakers are playing their fourth game of the seven game Grammy road trip, where they have gone 2-1 so far. Dwight Howard will miss his third straight game, as he tries to recover from the re-aggravation to his shoulder injury that occurred late in the game in Phoenix last Wednesday ...

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Lakers Need Dwight Howard To Play On Despite Multiple Injuries

Have your hearts recovered from the Lakers' head-scratching win against the Detroit Pistons on Super Bowl Sunday? While the Lakers continue to find ways to blow leads in the fourth quarter, the fact remains that they left the Motor City with a win. After all, that is where the team stands at this point of the season; leave the game with a W no matter how beautiful or downright ugly the game is. What has bee ...

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The Impact of Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard’s “Common Goal”

While the Lakers seemed to have turned a corner with their performances against the Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Hornets, they took a major step back from what progress was made during this stretch with their deflating loss against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. The improvements they made with chemistry and team ball within the last week became stagnate. The re-aggravation of Dwight ...

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Lakers Find Chemistry As Team Finally Appears To Turn Corner

Did the Lakers do a 180 on Sunday compared to the previous Sunday or what? After playing one of the most lackluster performances of the season a week ago in Toronto, which began a disappointing three-game road trip, the Lakers returned home on Friday night and set a different tone in how they played as a unit  in their victory against the Utah Jazz. Entering Sunday's matchup against the best team in basketb ...

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

The Lakers have adopted a new mindset and a new game plan that has proven to be successful over the past two games. They finally accomplished the feat of beating an elite team with their thrilling victory on Sunday afternoon against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Lakers still have an uphill battle to push for a playoff spot, but the team looked like an entirely different one from just a week ago. The Lakers ...

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Based on Performance, Does Dwight Howard Deserve to Be an All-Star?

The hoopla surrounding Dwight Howard has not let up since the Dwightmare of last year seemed to reach its conclusion when he was handed over to the welcoming hands of the Los Angeles Lakers in mid-summer of last year. Expectations grew exponentially, the Lakers future building block had seemed to be set in stone and all was right in Lakerland. Remember those days? What a difference a few months can make. Th ...

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Can Kobe Bryant’s Leadership Save Struggling Lakers This Season?

The difference between expectations and reality for this Lakers' season and team has been enormous. As days go by far too quickly on the NBA calendar, the Lakers have alas come to the realization that time is running out on the fading chances of simply making it into the playoffs. The days where Laker fans were planning on making a trip to downtown LA to witness the parade celebrating a championship are lon ...

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Lakers vs. Bulls Pre-Game Report: LA Looks to Bounce Back in Chicago

The Lakers proved that they are a team desperate to find answers to their growing problems as they fell to the Toronto Raptors 108-103 on Sunday afternoon. What progress has been made in the past week in Lakers camp gets lost in embarrassing and frustrating losses, such as yesterday's game in Canada. The margin of error that the Lakers are operating with is so thin that excuses can no longer be a crutch to ...

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