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Russell Valenzuela graduated from UC Irvine and writes for Lakers Nation. As a Laker fan since childhood, he follows and tracks statistics for a variety of sports.

Number of Entries : 150

Byron Scott On Nick Young: ‘Too Valuable To Overreact’

After spending three games on the road, the Los Angeles Lakers returned home to host the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night. Unfortunately, the Lakers fell short 104-103 as Kobe Bryant missed the potential game winner. The Lakers were without Nick Young for the majority of the fourth quarter. Young received a Flagrant-2 and was thrown out of the game after shoving Steven Adams' throat with his forearm. Foll ...

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VIDEO: Kobe Bryant’s Bond With Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong

In addition to playing at a high level on the court, Kobe Bryant has kept a close relationship with Los Angeles Lakers ownership throughout his 19 year career. His fondness isn't just limited to the Buss family as he also maintains a strong bond with minority owner and renowned surgeon, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- CBS News profiled Dr. Soon-Shiong on ...

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Game Recap: Lakers’ Cold First Half Leads To Blowout Loss Against Pacers

After Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA's all-time scoring list, the Los Angeles Lakers pulled out their third consecutive win by defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-94. The Indiana Pacers came next on the Laker schedule as the team teams met Monday. While the Lakers came into the game riding high, the Pacers looked to reverse their recent fortunes having lost eight straight. ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Highlights

The Los Angeles Lakers were back in action Sunday to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The team came in following an overtime thriller that ended with the Lakers defeating the San Antonio Spurs. All eyes were on Kobe Bryant again as he needed nine points to pass Michael Jordan and move into third place on the NBA all-time scoring list. Check out the highlights below: First Quarter http://youtu.be/VrASeMGX ...

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Kobe Bryant: ‘Trash Talking Has Become A Lost Art’

The Los Angeles Lakers picked up their seventh win of the season with an overtime thriller against the San Antonio Spurs. Most of the pre-game chatter revolved around Kobe Bryant chasing Michael Jordan the NBA’s all-time scoring list and his trash-talking directed at teammates from Thursday. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- Cameras caught Bryant calling out his team's performance ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Highlights

The Los Angeles Lakers were back in action Friday night to take on the San Antonio Spurs. Kobe Bryant entered the game needing 31 points to pass Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA's All-Time scoring list. As for the team, they were coming off a win and hoped to improve on their 6-16 record. Checkout the highlights below: First Quarter http://youtu.be/iiCd8yIU3Jk http://youtu.be/seWDpASzlKA http://you ...

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Nick Young To Kobe Bryant: ‘Nobody In The World Can Guard Me’

Ever since joining the Los Angeles Lakers, Nick Young has become a fan favorite mainly due to his personality and unquestioned confidence on and off the court. With Kobe Bryant sidelined last season with injury, Young's ability to score became a welcomed need. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- Young's bravado came out once again during the team's scrimmage Thursday. With Bryant gu ...

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VIDEO: James Worthy Does Defensive Slides After Lakers Beat Kings

The Los Angeles Lakers snapped a three game losing streak by defeating the Sacramento Kings 98-95 Tuesday night and brought their record to 6-16. With the wins rare this season, any time the Lakers come out with a victory is a cause for celebration. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- One person who enjoys Laker wins is former Laker and current TWC SportsNet analyst James Worthy who ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Highlights

After three straight losses, the Los Angeles Lakers returned to Staples Center looking for a win against the Sacramento Kings, who are without DeMarcus Cousins. For the second straight game, Ed Davis and Ronnie Price started in place of Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin. Check out tonight's highlights: First Quarter http://youtu.be/nLsJRfNKh7A LAL's 1st FG is Kobe Bryant's pull-up jumper. Bryant is 61 po ...

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Byron Scott Intends To Keep Starting Lineup For 10-15 Games

After falling to the New Orleans Pelicans Sunday night, the Los Angeles Lakers dropped to 5-16 on the year. The game marked the first time all year head coach Byron Scott opted to change his starting lineup as Ronnie Price and Ed Davis replaced Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- Even with the new rotations, the Lakers still lost the game and saw themse ...

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