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JJ Baccari

J.J. earned his degree in Sports Media from Northwest Missouri State University in May 2014. He played baseball collegiately for four years and is now interning with Lakers Nation and Sports City. J.J. is a die-hard Los Angeles Lakers and USC Trojans fan and a currently suffering Los Angeles Angels fan.

Number of Entries : 53

Lakers News: Kobe Setting Tone For 2014-2015 Season

After Nick Young signed his hometown friendly four-year, $21.5 million contract to remain with the Los Angeles Lakers, he was all smiles and once again proud to be able to put on the purple and gold uniform that he took pride in doing last season. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- But just before "Swaggy P" could get comfortable, he received a phone call from Kobe Bryant. The pho ...

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VIDEO: Jeanie Buss Appears In Derek Jeter Tribute Commercial

http://youtu.be/X03_bNuihLU On the eve of 2014 MLB All-Star Game, basketball icon Michael Jordan and "Jumpman", released a tribute commercial to New York Yankee great Derek Jeter that featured many iconic stars, including Los Angeles Lakers' President, Jeanie Buss. The commercial, titled "Re2pect", shows an army of top tier athletes, coaches and pop culture icons tipping their caps to the 40-year-old Yankee ...

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NBA News: Steve Kerr In Discussions With Luke Walton About Assistant Role

UPDATE 7/1/14 (4:26 PM PT): Luke Walton is finalizing an agreement with the Golden State Warriors to join the coaching staff as an assistant coach according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski: Luke Walton is finalizing an agreement with Golden State to become an assistant coach, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2014 ________________________________________ ...

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Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Says Pau Gasol, Julius Randle Combo Could Work

Last Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers selected University of Kentucky power forward Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Lakers were extremely happy to have the opportunity to draft Randle with seventh overall pick considering that they had him higher on their draft board and did not expect him to be on the board when it was their turn to make a selection. -- Lakers N ...

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VIDEO: Lakers Defeat Celtics In 2010 NBA Finals, Earn 16th Championship

http://youtu.be/h85rncrW_AI On June 17, 2010, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers were in the 2010 NBA Finals squaring off against their old friends from Boston once again. In a series that saw Celtics' forward Paul Pierce say "we aren't going back to LA," the series found itself back in Los Angeles where it all started.  The Lakers once again trailed the Celtics after the first quarter 23-14 before cutt ...

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VIDEO: Lakers Sweep Nets In 2002 NBA Finals, Complete Three-Peat

http://youtu.be/yrhBrsP-mOs On June 12, 2002, the Los Angeles Lakers became one of five teams to ever conquer the feat of winning three consecutive NBA Championships. The Lakers were in New Jersey taking on the Nets, led by point guard Jason Kidd and head coach Byron Scott. With a 3-0 series lead, the Lakers were looking to end things in four games. The Lakers got past the Sacramento Kings in the Western Co ...

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VIDEO: Shaquille O’Neal Drops 43 Points In Game 1 Of 2000 NBA Finals

http://youtu.be/3kM2OdZPVaw On June 7, 2000, the Los Angeles Lakers began the final step in their attempt to return to the glory days. After defeating the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals, the Lakers matched up against the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Finals. In Game 1 against the Pacers, Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal continued his dominant play that he had on display throughout the NBA ...

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2014 NBA Draft: Zach LaVine Talks About His Vertical And Transition To NBA

Please enable Javascript to watch this video On Wednesday, the Lakers held a pre-draft workout with potential lottery picks who could be available for the Lakers to take with their current seventh overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. -- Think You Know Everything About The 2000's Lakers? Take The Ultimate Fan Quiz! -- Among the players working out was former UCLA guard Zach LaVine. LaVine was known as an ...

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VIDEO: Lakers Defeat Kings In Game 7 Of Western Conference Finals

http://youtu.be/zsivkdo4pjg 12 years ago today, the Los Angeles Lakers went on the road and defeated the Sacramento Kings in Game 7 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals. In what was considered the NBA Finals of those playoffs, the Lakers and the Kings went back and forth all the way to a pivotal Game 7. In a series that saw a game winning buzzer beater by Laker great Robert Horry and lights out shooting fr ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Endorses Smart Car In Commercial

http://youtu.be/qgWBDC0mhyw Kobe Bryant is at it again -- this time in a commercial. Kobe chose to endorse Smart Car in this commercial, and was accompanied by a child dressed as a peanut and an elephant that wanted nothing more than to stand on top of a Smart Car. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- Kobe is pitching the small Smart Car and doing so by driving a child dressed like ...

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