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Marc Quaranta

Marc Quaranta is a new addition to Lakers Nation. He currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana and is pursuing a career in Creative Writing. He is the author of the fiction series, Abilities, published by Ring of Fire Publishing.

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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Unhappy With Pau Gasol’s Complaints

Before the Lakers tipped off against the Phoenix Suns last night, they were still dealing with internal problems. Pau Gasol wasn't happy with his benching in the fourth quarter of the Lakers 111-106 win over the New Orleans Hornets and voiced his displeasure. This was the fourth time that Gasol had been benched in the fourth quarter and he still isn't sure why it is happening. Pau had said that if they foun ...

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Lakers News: Steve Nash Receives Warm Welcome in Phoenix Return

After eight years of entertaining the crowds of the US Airways Center , Steve Nash returned to Phoenix last night, but not in a Suns' uniform. Nash headed to the visitor's locker room with the rest of his new Laker's teammates. He had done this once before. Nash was drafted number 15 by Phoenix in 1996 and left after two years to go to the Dallas Mavericks, but he didn't accomplish as much in those two year ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Not Happy With 4th Quarter Benching

For a while, during the Lakers' recent January struggles where the team started 2-10, players were unhappy with their roles. Dwight Howard wanted more touches. Kobe Bryant wanted better focus. And, dominating most of the headlines, was Pau Gasol's unhappiness coming off of the bench. However, when Mike D'Antoni decided to go with Earl Clark in the starting rotation instead of Pau, Gasol made it clear that h ...

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Lakers News: Steve Nash Praises Kobe’s Teamwork Following Utah Win

The Lakers desperately needed a win last night, and in order for them to get one, they decided to change their roles. In the last few weeks, Kobe Bryant had been the dominant scorer, Steve Nash was the facilitator, Dwight Howard was the nice role player, and Pau Gasol was a virtual no show. After a team meeting, the Lakers decided to do something about it and play with a purpose and with passion. Kobe Bryan ...

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Lakers Rumors: Team Won’t Consider Firing Mike D’Antoni

Mike Brown was driven out of Los Angeles after a poor start quicker than any coach in the history of the NBA. At 1-4, Jerry Buss and Mitch Kupchak fired Brown in what most people around the league have called a "panic move." Five games is only, roughly, five percent of the season. Things haven't gone any better for coach Mike D'Antoni. The Lakers are 12-20 under the up-tempo style coach and only 2-10 in Jan ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Says Team ‘Obviously Isn’t Working’

Another night adds another loss for the Lakers. Last night's loss to the Chicago Bulls has dropped the Lakers to seven games below the .500 mark and Kobe Bryant has had enough. "Obviously, this isn't working," Bryant told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Bryant, who may have been just a tad frustrated after a 7-22 shooting performance, may finally be realizing that this Lakers team isn't an easy fix. He ...

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Lakers Rumors: Team Interested In Tyreke Evans?

The summer was filled with busy trades and signings for the Los Angeles Lakers. They made a huge blockbuster trade that sent Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia and brought Dwight Howard in from the Orlando Magic. A few weeks before that, they made a sign and trade with the Phoenix Suns to bring in Steve Nash. They also brought in former Sixth Man of the Year, Antwan Jamison. It was supposed to be an easy stroll t ...

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Kobe Bryant Celebrates 3-Point Shooting Anniversary

Kobe Bryant has had some extraordinary moments in the NBA. He scored the second most points of all time in a game dropping 81 against the Toronto Raptors. He once single-handedly out scored the Dallas Mavericks 62-61 through three quarters. He also strung together nine consecutive games of scoring 40 points or more. But who has the record for the most 3-pointers made in a single game? Is it the all time lea ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Not Interested In Asking For Trade

This isn't the story Laker fans are used to. Losing. But this season they are growing accustomed to it. Last night the Lakers played as the away team at Staples Center against their cross-town rival, the Clippers losing 107-102. It was the same old story that we've seen as of late. Another game. Another loss. Another fourth quarter of Pau Gasol riding the bench. There have been three other games where Pau G ...

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