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Ryan is a senior writer for Lakers Nation and Examiner.com with an undying passion writing about the Los Angeles Lakers. Follow Ryan on Twitter: @Lakers_Examiner

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Lakers Rumors: D’Antoni Won’t Take Marshall Job, Returning To Lakers?

The speculation continues to swirl about the immediate future of head coach Mike D'Antoni. The fans are livid about the result of this season and want change immediately, but D'Antoni has one more year guaranteed in his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Once the exit meetings came to a close last week, GM Mitch Kupchak let it be known that D'Antoni has two more years left on his deal (last year team opt ...

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Lakers Rumors: ‘Dream Scenarios’ For Lakers Involve Embiid Or Love

The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery takes place on May 20 with the immediate future of the Los Angeles Lakers franchise hanging in the balance. The Lakers will have a high pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but it may not be higher than the sixth pick. With that being said, the Lakers brass will have limited options at that draft position, but the team may have a couple dream scenarios. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Chec ...

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SportsNation Poll Results Say Kobe Bryant Will No Longer Be Elite

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant returned to the practice floor on Monday morning working out for two hours with Wesley Johnson in El Segundo. It was the start of Kobe's six-month training program on Monday in an effort to get his body right and ready for the 2014-15 NBA season. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- With Kobe signing a two-year contract extension with the Los Angel ...

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2014 NBA Draft: Kentucky’s Julius Randle Declares For The Draft

Another freshman phenom has decided to take his talents to the NBA level with Kentucky's Julius Randle deciding to leave school according to his Twitter account: I would like to thank the entire Kentucky family for this year, but I have decided to take the next step and enter into the NBA draft.— Julius Randle (@J30_RANDLE) April 22, 2014 After leading the Wildcats all the way to the national champion ...

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VIDEO: Clippers Hang Red And White Balloons On Lakers Statues

The Los Angeles Clippers will play host to the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series on Monday night. According to Mark Medina's Tout account, the Clippers have tied red and blue balloons to every single Lakers statue outside of Staples Center. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West and Chick Hearn's statues are all decorated with Clipper balloons. While the Clippers ha ...

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NBA News: Bulls’ Joakim Noah Wins Defensive Player Of The Year

The first NBA award for the 2013-14 regular season will be announced on Monday night with center Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls set to be named the Defensive Player of the Year according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: The Bulls and the NBA will announce that Joakim Noah is the Defensive Player of the Year at a 4 p.m. news conference, a source familiar with the announcement confirmed. Since being ...

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NBA News: Rick Adelman Announces Retirement After 23 Seasons

After 23 seasons as a head coach in the NBA, Rick Adelman of the Minnesota Timberwolves has decided to call it a career according to NBA.com: Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman today announced his retirement from coaching in the NBA after 23 seasons as a head coach. Adelman will remain with the Wolves in a consultant role. Although Adelman's stint in Minnesota will be considered a disappointment ...

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NBA News: Phil Jackson, Knicks Part Ways With Mike Woodson

Phil Jackson has officially begun to make the drastic moves promised in order to change the culture of the New York Knicks. As expected, Jackson's first major move was firing head coach Mike Woodson and his coaching staff. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Woodson and his staff have been relieved of their duties: Mike Woodson has been fired as the New York Knicks' head coach, the team announced Mond ...

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Charles Barkley Says Shaq Wouldn’t Have Rings ‘If It Wasn’t For Kobe’

http://youtu.be/L60L5IN2W9c Over the past few years, Shaquille O'Neal has made a point of it to call out Dwight Howard whenever possible for his limited ability to be a force offensively. Shaq basically can't stand the way Dwight plays the center position and publicly criticizes him for it often, but the four-time NBA champion isn't alone in his criticism for the three-time Defensive Player of the Year. -- ...

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Jim Buss Says He’ll ‘Step Down’ If Unable To Turn Lakers Into Contender

The one person in the Los Angeles Lakers organization that has gotten the brunt of the blame for the franchise's recent struggles has been Jim Buss. No matter the circumstance or who may actually be to blame, Buss seems to be the scapegoat regardless. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- With the worst season in franchise history coming to a close with much uncertainty moving forwar ...

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