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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Unsure He’ll Play For Spain In 2016 Olympics

Pau Gasol is a widely recognized veteran in the NBA and his back-to-back silver medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics make him a seasoned Olympian as well. Despite all of his success, he is unsure about competing in 2016, which would be his third straight Summer Olympics. Gasol told Mark Medina of Los Angeles Daily News that the issue is not whether he wants to play but if he'll be able to: "That’s th ...

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Lakers Nation Sound Off: Should The Lakers Tank?

Written By: Deepak Mangwani Should the Lakers tank? Understandably so, you won’t find many fans that tell you they shouldn’t. Coming into the season, I was completely opposed to the idea of tanking. I kept telling people that the Lakers don’t tank and the Lakers don’t rebuild like other franchises have to. As the season has progressed and everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong, I still don’t t ...

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NBA Video: A Look Back At This Week’s Controversial Referee Calls

With the 2013-2014 NBA season fully under way, our partners over at SB Nation put together a video with Coach Nick looking back at some of the most talked-about calls by referees in the first week of the season. With the help of former NBA Director of Officials Ronnie Nunn, they spotlight and critique some of the calls that have been made thus far and look into some of the foul calls and new rules or not we ...

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Game Recap: Lakers Second Unit Shines In Season Opener

The Los Angeles Lakers will take on their division rivals Los Angeles Clippers tonight on opening night of the NBA after going 4-4 in the preseason. The Clippers are heavy favorites with a stacked line-up being led by Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. The Lakers will be going with a familiar line-up they used in the preseason led by Steve Nash and Pau Gasol. Shawne Williams will continue to play at the power fo ...

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VIDEO: Phil Jackson Discusses Tweet To Rapper Kendrick Lamar

Though Phil Jackson feels physically unable to coach in the NBA anymore, the Zen Master still has plenty of wisdom to offer for those who don’t even play professional basketball. This past August, Jackson responded via Twitter to some lyrics by Los Angeles-based rapper Kendrick Lamar, who mentioned the 11-time champion head coach on the song ‘Control’. The line went, “If Phil Jackson came back, still no coa ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Admits To Tension With Dwight Last Season

With less than a week before the first game of the season, Kobe Bryant took time to discuss some of the issues that plagued the team last season. The Lakers finished as the seventh seed in the Western Conference and were swept out of the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs. Bryant missed the end of the season after tearing his Achilles tendon in April. According to LakersNation.com's Serena Winters, Bryant me ...

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Lakers News And Rumors: Kobe Slows Conditioning To Heal Achilles

If we had to use one word to describe Kobe Bryant, not many people would use the word patient. But that is exactly what Bryant is being when it comes down to his Achilles injury. Throughout Bryant's career he has played through countless injuries and set them aside as if nothing was bothering him, even a recent GM poll stated that Bryant was the toughest person in the NBA. Recently Bryant has upped his work ...

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Lakers News: Bryant Says Twitter Avatar Does Not Refer To ESPN Rankings

As the Lakers prepare for their final preseason game on Friday, Kobe Bryant addressed the media and spoke briefly about his latest Twitter avatar. Bryant changed his avatar to the number 1225, which was believed to reference the rankings that ESPN released. The Lakers were chosen to finish 12th in the Western Conference and Bryant was ranked the number 25 player overall in the NBA. According to Serena Winte ...

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Lakers News And Rumors Recap: T-Mac Watched Lakers Play And Feels Bad For Kobe

The Lakers played the Utah Jazz in a pre-season game last night and there was much was to be optimistic about, but not everyone thought so. At times the Lakers just didn't have it defensively. Nash got burned several times by John Lucas III and Steve Blake could not contain Gordon Hayward. With Tracy McGrady hanging up his jersey he has took it upon himself to express his feelings towards the Lakers via Twi ...

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Lakers v. Jazz Recap: Farmar, Johnson Impress In Lakers Win

The Lakers are back home tonight and will take on the Utah Jazz after dropping both games to the Golden State Warriors in their trip to China. Pau Gasol will start at center and will be playing alongside Shawne Williams replacing Chris Kaman, who is still dealing with gastroenteritis. Nash will also be starting although there were some concerns whether he would play due to pain in the neck area. Steve Blake ...

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