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Nick Barbarino

Nick is currently a Lakers Nation intern and a sophomore at USC. From the Los Angeles Area, Nick grew up an avid Lakers and Trojan fan. He has written for the Daily Trojan, covering a variety of Trojan athletics. Nick is glad to share his passion for the purple and gold with the fellow Lakers Supporters! Follow Nick on twitter: @nsbarbarino

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VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Takes Over Game 4 Of The 2000 Finals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Lp5aQq4zI As Kobe's career begins to wind down, the comparisons to Michael Jordan will become more and more rampant. If there is any single moment in Kobe's career that signaled his ability to become the next Jordan, it occurred during the 2000 NBA Finals. Bryant hobbled into Game 4 of the Finals after missing most of Game 2 and all of Game 3 due to a sore ankle. The Lakers ...

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Lakers Rumors: Kevin Ollie Seeking Larger Contract Than Steve Kerr

Despite head coach Mike D'Antoni resigning over two weeks ago, the Los Angeles Lakers have yet to formally reach out to any potential replacements. General manger Mitch Kupchak has said the franchise will take their time and complete a thorough coaching search after the disastrous tenures of both Mike Brown and D'Antoni. While the team seems to be waiting until after the May 20th Draft Lottery to hire a new ...

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VIDEO: James Worthy’s 1988 Finals MVP Top 10 Plays

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSFwdhlMqio The Showtime Era Lakers were known best for their one-two punch from Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. However, many forget that another number one overall pick and future Hall of Famer also played alongside Magic and Kareem. James Worthy was drafted number one overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1982. Heading into the 1988 Finals, Worthy had already helped t ...

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NBA Rumors: Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets Looking To Part Ways?

The Brooklyn Nets entered this season as a team many believed to be capable of upending the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference after trading for Celtic veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett and pairing them with All-Stars Joe Johnson and Deron Williams. Despite owner Mikhail Prokhorov paying up to $180 million after salary tax implications and boasting a squad full of future Hall-of-Famers, the Nets cras ...

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Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Says Kobe ‘Really Won’t Weigh In On’ Coach

Please enable Javascript to watch this video The Lakers are currently searching for a new name to roam the sidelines next season. The front office is taking its time deciding on a new coach after the disastrous tenures of Mike Brown and Mike D'Antoni. -- Think You Know Everything About The 2000's Lakers? Take The Ultimate Fan Quiz! -- Kobe Bryant, who has been sidelined with a broken knee cap since early De ...

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Throwback Thursday: Metta World Peace’s Game Winner In 2010 Conference Finals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSRFnzzhzyQ For all the praise that Kobe Bryant gets for being one of the greatest finishers in NBA History, on one certain day, he fell just short. Thankfully, teammate Metta World Peace was in the right spot at the right time and was able to save Kobe and the Lakers. The Lakers were in the midst of their 2010 NBA Championship run, and faced a surprisingly overachieving Phoen ...

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PHOTO: NBA Fan Map Shows Los Angeles Lakers Are America’s Team

It should come as no surprise that the Lakers have one of the largest fan bases in America. The team has appeared in The Finals 31 times, winning 16 NBA Championships. The franchise has also had the privilege of having stars such as Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, and Kobe Bryant take the court representing the purple and gold. The map via the New York Times,  is based upon each team's number o ...

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NBA News: Donald Sterling Says He’s “Not A Racist” In First Interview

Two and a half weeks since his racist comments were recorded on tape, Donald Sterling has finally decided to publicly apologize and ask for forgiveness. Sterling recently sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper for an interview that will air tomorrow night on CNN. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- According to ESPN News Services, Sterling told Cooper he is not a racist and is doing t ...

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VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Sets NBA Record For Most Three Pointers Made

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-pniMuyZps We look back to one of the greatest shooting performances in the history of the NBA. On January 6, 2002 against the Seattle Supersonics, Kobe Bryant made 12 three pointers, including nine straight. The mark of 12 threes set a new NBA record that still stands to this day. Bryant started the game slowly, scoring only four points in the first quarter off of two wide o ...

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NBA Rumors: Magic Johnson Won’t Reveal Interest In Purchasing Clippers

Although the NBA banning Donald Sterling for life and looking to force him out of ownership, there are still numerous hurdles for the league to get past. Sterling has reportedly recruited a law firm to represent him against the NBA and his estranged wife, Shelly, has publicly stated numerous times that she intends to keep her 50 percent ownership stake. Despite all these potential hurdles, numerous parties ...

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