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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: Mitch Kupchak Dismisses Idea Of Throwing In The Towel

There has been a notion of the possibility that the Lakers are considering tanking next season to purposefully increase their chances of getting into the NBA lottery and obtaining a high draft pick. This notion has been speculated after the injury of the Lakers' franchise player, Kobe Bryant, in which his return date is yet to be pinpointed. This notion got louder when Dwight Howard left for the Houston Roc ...

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Lakers Nation Videos Of The Week: Elias Harris, Nick Young Highlights

The Lakers remained relatively active this week considering we're about to enter the later stage of the offseason. The team signed another player to their roster this week. 24-year-old Elias Harris out of Gonzaga played with the Lakers in the Summer League and impressed the front office enough to earn a two-year deal. Nick Young continued to light it up at the Drew League, where Lakers Nation also interview ...

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Andrew Goudelock Signs A One-Year Deal With BC UNICS In Russia

Andrew Goudelock, the 2011 NBA Draft pick for the Lakers, spent the last two years in and out of the Lakers' lineup and in the D-League. The Lakers did not present Goudelock with a qualifying offer earlier this offseason, making him a free agent. Now, Goudelock will be taking his talents overseas to play for BC UNICS in Russia. -----Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show off your Lak ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Which New Laker Will Help The Most

This current offseason is crucial to not only how the Lakers will perform this upcoming season but in determining how the franchise operates in the future as well. After losing their top target in free agency, the Lakers' front office wanted to put together a competitive roster that would bring their salary cap down, while not interfering with their potential offseason plans in 2014 and 2015. Last week, our ...

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Kobe Bryant Holds Meet and Greet Contest to Fight Homelessness

At the annual Sports Spectacular event held in Los Angeles recently, Kobe Bryant announced that he would be partnering up with Sports Spectacular to raise awareness and help fight homelessness in the community. Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, have a foundation, KVBFF, that offers support and outreach programs that aim to strengthen and enrich the community. A part of KVBFF provides vaccinations, healthca ...

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World Peace Says Kobe’s Desire To Play Longer Influenced Dwight’s Decision

Throughout the process of Dwight Howard's free agency earlier this summer, former Laker (via amnesty) Metta World Peace always claimed that the center would return to Los Angeles. However, as time has passed since Howard made his decision to sign with the Houston Rockets, a little light has been shed over his reasoning to leave the Lakers and his experience with the team in his lone season with the purple a ...

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Lakers Nation Videos Of The Week: New Players Are Introduced

The Los Angeles Lakers' "Plan B" is underway as the team had quite of few introductory press conference to debut the new players in purple and gold for next season. This week, the fans got to know these new players and saw the return of a familiar face from the Lakers' back-to-back titles run, Jordan Farmar. -----Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show off your Lakers pride!------ Che ...

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Lakers News: Jordan Farmar Wants “To Help The Team Any Way” He Can

http://youtu.be/orOBjPXuDHY Jordan Farmar is officially a Laker once again. After a successful contract buyout with his team in Turkey, the Lakers held a introductory press conference for Farmar today. He will be wearing his old number one jersey, and he hopes to help the team in any way he can. -----Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show off your Lakers pride!------ Farmar talked ab ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Grading The Lakers’ Offseason Signings

The Los Angeles Lakers' main priority going into the 2013 offseason was to re-sign free agent Dwight Howard. After weeks of rumors and speculation, the Lakers lost their top target as Howard chose to sign with the Houston Rockets. While the fans and the basketball community took time to reflect on that decision, the Lakers' front office turned to their "Plan B." Regardless of whether Dwight re-signed with t ...

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Video: Jon Hamm Mocks Dwight Howard At ESPY Awards

The 2013 ESPY Awards took place last night at Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The ESPN awards show honors the best events, athletes and stories from the sports world for the calendar year as voted by the fans. The ESPYs was hosted by Mad Men actor Jon Hamm, who took some shots at a popular target in the sports world these days, Dwight Howard. At the beginning of the ESPYs, the host does a monologue, ...

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