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Lakers Rumors: ‘L.A. As An Option’ For Dwyane Wade In NBA Free Agency

Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat may be on the verge of leaving South Beach after 12 seasons. Wade has a player option at $16.1 million and wants to stay in Miami, but it appears the contract talks for an extension between the two sides are far apart. -- Have you seen the 'Bleed Purple and Gold' phone case? -- With the Heat brass seemingly unwilling to meet Wade's desired extension, it ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant To Headline BET’s Genius Talks With Floyd Mayweather Jr.

As usual, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant will be keeping busy during the NBA off-season once again this year. Bryant may be recovering from yet another season-ending surgery, but that won't stop him from making a major public appearance next month. -- Have you seen the 'Bleed Purple and Gold' phone case? -- According to ESPN's Arash Markazi, Kobe, along with elite boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., will ...

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Byron Scott Not Convinced Kobe Bryant Will Retire After Next Season

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant is heading into what will likely be his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant has one year left on his contract with the team and all indications point to the future Hall of Famer retiring after the 2015-16 NBA season. -- Have you seen the 'Bleed Purple and Gold' phone case? -- Although it seems highly likely Bryant will retire after next season, head coach Byro ...

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Mitch Kupchak: Lakers Need ‘Heck Of An Opportunity’ To Trade No. 2 Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers may finally be able to turn things around this summer with ample cap space to make moves in free agency and the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Although the storied franchise has an opportunity to bring in the next great center with Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns potentially, Los Angeles can't escape the speculation and questions about possibly trading the pick. -- Thi ...

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Byron Scott Talks D’Angelo Russell, No Pressure To Take ‘Big At No. 2′

The Los Angeles Lakers will have the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25 and all indications point to the team selecting either Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns. Most believe it'll simply be a matter of which center will be available when the Lakers are on the clock, but head coach Byron Scott isn't feeling the pressure in terms of the team needing to take a frontcourt player. -- Think Y ...

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NBA Rumors: Insiders Believe Kevin Love Will Leave Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers are cruising in the Eastern Conference Finals with a 2-0 lead on the Atlanta Hawks. It seems like a foregone conclusion at this point that LeBron James and company are NBA Finals bound. The interesting thing about the team's dominance throughout the playoffs is they've done it without Kevin Love and with a banged up Kyrie Irving. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take T ...

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Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Compares Jordan Clarkson To Russell Westbrook

The biggest surprise for the Los Angeles Lakers in an otherwise extremely disappointing 2014-15 NBA season was the emergence of a potential star in the making with Jordan Clarkson. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- After drafting Julius Randle out of Kentucky with the seventh overall pick, the team decided to acquire another pick for cash. The Washington Wizards ...

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TWITTER: Kobe Bryant Addresses Talk Of Next Season Being His Last

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak recently reiterated what he had felt about Kobe Bryant's future with the team after next season. Kupchak believes it'll be Bryant's last season in the NBA and for good reason with the superstar no showing any indication to the contrary. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- On Friday, after hearing all the talk of his ...

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Lakers News: Karl-Anthony Towns ‘Is Way Better’ Than Andrew Bynum

About 10 years ago, the Los Angeles Lakers selected center Andrew Bynum out of St. Joseph High School with the 10th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. The seven-footer was thought to be the next great big man for the Lakers and actually had some success in Los Angeles helping the team win two consecutive NBA titles until being traded for Dwight Howard in 2012. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant ...

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2015 NBA Draft: Jahlil Okafor ‘I Don’t Know That I Should Go No. 1′

The Los Angeles Lakers will have the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and are in a great position to land a game-changing player. Now the debate heats up about whether Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor should be the top pick on June 25 and which player will end up in Los Angeles. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- The Minnesota Timberwolves own the top ...

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