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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 Nation Roundtable: What Form Will Kobe Return In Next Season?

The Los Angeles Lakers are entering the 2013-14 season with a lot of questions. While fans don't know exactly what they can expect from the team next season, they can be assured that the team will still be anchored by Kobe Bryant. However, Bryant is arguably the biggest question of all, which is very unfamiliar territory. Coming off of season-ending Achilles surgery in April, it is still unknown what form h ...

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Lakers Rumors: Lakers Interested In Point Guard Sebastian Telfair

The Lakers are finalizing their roster as they prepare to enter training camp and the preseason. Of course, there will be more players than the maximum allowed by the NBA to enter the regular season with, which is 15, in order for the team to cut down on who they want on that final roster. Yesterday evening, the Lakers signed forward Shawne Williams to a reported partially guaranteed contract, but he will s ...

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Lakers Rumors: Lakers Interested In Forward Pete Mickeal

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently holding a 12-man roster. It is expected to jump to 13 with the signing of their second-round Draft selectee, Ryan Kelly. While the Lakers have been extremely limited at what they can offer financially to free agents, most believe they were able to get much value for little cost with the offseason signings of Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, Chris Kaman, and Wes Johnson. -----C ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Posts Video Of Workout From Knee Rehab

Pau Gasol will be featured once again as the primary option in the paint for the Lakers next season. After a couple of seasons being pushed away from his comfort zone, Gasol will be returning to the center position. Most believe this will elevate his game next season after performing in his arguably worst season of his career in 2012-13. ---- Test your knowledge of Pau Gasol by taking this quiz about the La ...

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Lakers Nation Videos Of The Week: Dunk Contest, Kobe’s Piano Skills

Lakers Nation was out at the Nike 3on3 Slam Dunk Contest at L.A. Live this summer. Check out our video of the entertaining dunk contest below, featuring celebrity judges, Mark Madsen, Marcellus Wiley, Terrell Owens and Ryan Hollins. While on his recent Nike tour in Asia, Kobe Bryant met up with former NBA player Stephon Marbury, who told reporters that he believes Kobe is the best all-around player in the g ...

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Lakers News: Mark Madsen Talks About The Progress Of Elias Harris

The Los Angeles Lakers officially signed forward Elias Harris to a multi-year contract with a team option for the 2014-15 season in mid-August. Harris went undrafted out of Gonzaga, but impressed the Lakers' front office enough to warrant that multi-year deal in workouts and in the Lakers' Summer League in Las Vegas. In the Summer League, Harris, 6'8", averaged 10.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, which seemed to ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Expectations For Steve Nash In 2013-14

It is no secret that Steve Nash had a disappointing debut season for the Lakers last year. Expectations for the team were automatically raised when Nash was acquired, and that was before Dwight Howard came to Los Angeles for a single season. With improved health coming into this season, Nash will need to contribute to the team at a much higher and more consistent level than last year. In the 2012-13 season, ...

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Jordan Hill Believes Lakers Could Be A Top Three Team In West

The Los Angeles Lakers are entering the 2013-14 season with a much different perspective than last season. Of course, the goal will remain the same: to win. After all, they are the Lakers and Kobe Bryant's mentality will remain on that goal. However, expectations surrounding this team are drastically lower, as the team is in a rebuilding process and are facing lingering questions that have yet to be answere ...

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Lakers Nation Wishes A Happy 35th Birthday To Kobe Bryant

Today, August 23, is Kobe Bryant's 35th birthday, and Lakers Nation would like to send birthday wishes to the five-time champion. Kobe Bryant was born in 1978 in Philadelphia, where he would attend Lower Merion High School. There he became a young basketball phenom, which propelled him to skip college and enter the NBA Draft at the age of 17. Bryant would be selected in the 1996 Draft by the Charlotte Horne ...

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Chris Paul Elected NBPA President, Steve Blake Joins Executive Committee

The vacancy of the players' union (NBPA) presidency left by former Laker and current member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Derek Fisher, has been filled. The NBPA is currently holding its annual meeting in Las Vegas and announced on Wednesday evening, via Twitter, that the NBPA has elected Chris Paul as their newest president. Congratulations to #thenbpa newest elected President @CP3!!! #nbpa2013 — NBPA (@Th ...

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