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J.J. is working on earning his degree in Sports Media from Northwest Missouri State University. 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.

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Lakers vs. Hawks Game Recap: Lakers Come Up Short Against Atlanta

After the Lakers picked up their first win snapping a three-game losing streak with Kobe Bryant back in the starting  lineup, they travel to Atlanta to take on the Hawks in the first game of a back-to-back set. Although the Lakers struggled somewhat against the Bobcats, they were still able to pick up a well-earned victory. First Quarter The Lakers came out and tried to establish a presence in the paint wit ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Shrugs Off Latest Trade Rumors

When the Los Angeles Lakers began this season, they thought, along with everyone else, that Pau Gasol would be able to be the main focal point of the offense and lead the team to moderate success while the Lakers were without it's star Kobe Bryant. But as the season has progressed, Gasol's play has gotten progressively worse, even after Kobe returned just four games ago. As it has been throughout most of hi ...

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VIDEO: Lakers Lookback: Top 5 Bill Sharman Lakers Moments

Lakers Nation takes a look back at the top five moments of Hall of Fame Lakers head coach Bill Sharman during his six years of coaching the purple and gold. Sharman coached the Lakers from 1971-1976. Sharman spent his years as a player for the Boston Celtics before becoming a head coach only five years after he stopped playing. Sharman brought an NBA Championship back to Los Angeles after a decade long drou ...

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Lakers Lookback: Top 5 Kurt Rambis Lakers Moments

Lakers Nation takes a look back at Kurt Rambis' top five moments during his time wearing the purple and gold. Rambis hs spent the majority of his career in Los Angeles, spending time not only as a player but also and executive in the Lakers front office. During Rambis' playing years, he was a fan favorite and was the defensive minded player during the "Showtime Era", that was willing to do all of the dirty ...

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Lakers News: Jeanie Buss Will Take A Back Seat To Jim Buss

After a long and tying summer for the Lakers, summer is almost over. We are halfway through August, which means that season is a little more than two months away. All seems well in Laker Land as they are set to start training camp here shortly with a new look roster. Laker fans are are thinking all is well now that Kobe is making a rapid recovery and the Dwight Howard Saga has come to it's much awaited end, ...

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Lakers News: Kurt Rambis Talks Jim and Jeanie Buss Dynamic

http://youtu.be/jhHEpevkD1E On Monday morning, the Lakers introduced their newest addition to the coaching staff. Laker legend and fan favorite Kurt Rambis was officially welcomed as the newest member of Mike D'Antoni's coaching staff. Rambis previously served in the Lakers organization under the great Dr. Jerry Buss in a variety of spots ranging from head coach to assistant general manager and is now retur ...

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Lakers News: Trevor Ariza Wearing A Kobe Bryant Jersey In Philadelphia

When Dwight Howard left for Houston, it was a shock to everyone that finally someone had willingly left the great franchise that is the Lakers. Now, we are seeing players like Jordan Farmar wanting to come back to the Lakers. What gets lost in translation is not only how much it truly means to not only wear the great colors of the purple and gold, but also the respect that current and former teammates have ...

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Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Says Chris Kaman Will Fit In Well

Since the departure of center Dwight Howard, the Lakers have made a significant amount of free agent signings that have Laker fans applauding General Manager Mitch Kupchack. At the beginning of the summer no one would have said that the biggest free agent signing and biggest press conference of the summer would be when the Lakers announce the arrival of center Chris Kaman, but that day has now come and the ...

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NBA News: New York Knicks Agree To Terms With Metta World Peace

Not even a week after clearing waivers, Metta World Peace has found his new team. The former Los Angeles Laker defensive stopper and new free agent had discussed the possibility of retirement, possibly playing overseas in China, or even attempting to play Arena Football, has now decided to continue to play in the NBA. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Metta World Peace has agreed to a two-year deal with the ...

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Lakers News: Lakers Plan To Use Nick Young At The Small Forward

With the recent news that the Lakers will use their amnesty provision on fan favorite and now former starting small forward Metta World Peace, there is a gaping hole at the starting small forward spot. Although he might not have been their first option for the position, Nick Young looks to be in the driver seat to earn the nod. -----Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show off your Lak ...

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