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Melvin Taylor

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Olajuwon Says There’s An “85 Percent” Chance Dwight Chooses Houston

Everyone is making sure that they get their opinion in on Dwight Howard's free agency decision, including Hall of Fame players. ---- See Dwight Howard through the years in photos! ---- On Yahoo! Sports "The Post Game", Houston Rockets great Hakeem Olajuwon stated that there is an "85 percent" chance that Dwight Howard signs with the Houston Rockets. "It's an 85 percent chance he ends up in Houston," Olajuwo ...

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Kobe Bryant Ranked Fourth On ESPN’s NBA Player Rankings

Frequently I am asked the question of who I would begin an NBA franchise with. You know, that debate you have with your friends about if you were an NBA GM and you could pick any star at the beginning of their career who it would be? Majority of people today say LeBron James since he's arguably the best player in the league today. However, when it's my turn to answer I consistently pick none other than Kobe ...

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Kobe Bryant Deems Shaq’s Jersey Retirement ‘Beyond Well Deserved’

Tuesday night will be a special night for the Lakers franchise as one of the greatest centers of all time, Shaquille O'Neal, will have his jersey retired at the game. With Shaq's jersey retirement, it only seems right that Kobe Bryant would have something to say about it. L.A. Daily News beat writer Mark Medina reported: “It’s going to be great, actually,” Bryant said following the Lakers’ win Saturday over ...

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Lakers News: NBA Admits Missed Kobe Bryant Foul On Ricky Rubio

With 3.4 seconds remaining in the tightly contested Lakers and Timberwolves game last night, Kobe Bryant missed a free-throw that would have given the Lakers a four point lead. Timberwolves' guard Ricky Rubio grabbed the miss, raced down court, and heaved a long three-pointer with the time expiring, as Bryant and Dwight Howard both jumped from behind to impede. When looked at again on replay, it's debatable ...

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Laker News: Dwight Howard Makes LAX Appearance With Delta Airlines

Seeing an NBA player is quite the spectacle. Autographs, pictures, and a lot of fans usually follow close behind as you never know when you will run into one. That's exactly what happened Thursday when Dwight Howard appeared at the Delta-Airlines check in counter at LAX. Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times reported that Dwight made Flight 1553's boarding announcements, answered some questions and even gave ...

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Laker News: Pau Gasol Still A Week Away From Returning to Lakers

The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding has recently reported that forward Pau Gasol is over a week away from his return. Gasol reported on his Twitcam video chat Thursday that he ran for the first time in his recovery from the torn plantar fascia in his right foot. Gasol used the Lakers' Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill to run at 65 percent of his body weight and reported that "discomfort was minimal... Very ...

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Lakers News: Mark Cuban Suggests Team Should Amnesty Kobe Bryant

The Dallas Mavericks have a very slim chance of acquiring Dwight Howard upon him becoming a free agent in July. However that has not stopped  owner Mark Cuban from making remarks about his beliefs on what the Lakers should do with the remaining roster, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas. “If you look at their payroll, even if Dwight (Howard) comes back, you’ve got to ask the question: Should they amnes ...

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Lakers News: Metta World Peace Awaken By Cops At Home

Due to NBA player's hectic schedules, they do not get much sleep when traveling from city to city. All-Star weekend is the usual time when they will either vacation to relax or stay home to get adequate sleep. Metta World Peace had a rough ending to his All-Star break. As TMZ reported, he was awaken by the LAPD early Tuesday morning with disturbing news. Metta World Peace was roused out of bed early this mo ...

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Lakers Rumors: Team Discussing Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo Trade?

Ken Berger of CBS sports recently reported that trade talks between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics have commenced with Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo both being center pieces of a proposed deal. However, CBSSports.com has learned that the Lakers have engaged in preliminary trade discussions with an unlikely trade partner regarding Howard: their fierce rival, the Boston Celtics. The centerpieces of the pos ...

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Metta World Peace Says Lakers’ Grammy Trip “Not Successful”

After a comeback win against the Charlotte Bobcats which "irritated" Kobe Bryant, the Lakers fell to the Miami Heat 107-97 to end their Grammy road trip with a record of 4-3. This road trip was considered a make or break stretch for this Lakers team. While the team has not been broken, they are pretty well bent. In ESPNLA's Dave McMenamin's recent coverage of the Lakers, forward Metta World Peace spoke his ...

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