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Mike Conley Says Kobe Bryant ‘Being A Facilitator’ Helped The Lakers

In the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, Kobe Bryant went with a different approach as a facilitator rather than a scorer. The strategy seemed to work in the team's favor with the Los Angeles Lakers in control early. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- Veteran point guard Mike Conley admitted after the game that Kobe facilitating early gave the Lakers an e ...

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Nick Young: ‘I Just Got To Learn To Work Off The Ball’

Veteran guard/forward Nick Young missed the first 10 games of the season due to a torn ligament in his right thumb. Young suffered the injury while trying to guard Kobe Bryant in a scrimmage at the Los Angeles Lakers practice facility. The injury proved costly with Young having to miss six weeks giving head coach Byron Scott no solid scoring option other than Kobe Bryant. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDIT ...

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Byron Scott Says Lakers To ‘Force Feed’ Nick Young Against Grizzlies

In his first two games back from the thumb injury, Nick Young didn't miss a beat despite sitting out the first 10 games of the season. Young scored 17 points in both of his first two appearances in his return, but has struggled in the last two outings shooting a combined of 4-for-19 for only 12 points. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- In an attempt to pull Young out of his curren ...

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Kobe Bryant On Tony Allen: ‘He Likes Taking The Challenge’

One of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA today is Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies. Few would dispute the fact Allen can defend some of the best players in the league, including superstar Kobe Bryant. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- Kobe has had plenty of battles with Allen in the past, especially during his time with the Boston Celtics. Now Allen and Bryant are a few y ...

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Kobe Bryant On Marc Gasol: ‘He’s A Bad Boy’

Things won't get any easier for the Los Angeles Lakers after losing two straight games to the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets. Marc Gasol's Memphis Grizzlies will come to town on Wednesday night sporting the NBA's best record at 12-2. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- After practice on Tuesday, Kobe Bryant spoke to the media and had nothing but high praise for star center Marc ...

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Nick Young Wants To ‘Demand Getting The Ball More’ Toward End Of Games

The frustration continues to build for the Los Angeles Lakers with the team losing the first game of a four-game home stand on Sunday night at the Staples Center. Byron Scott's squad was able to force overtime against the visiting Denver Nuggets, but in the end, failed to seal the deal resulting in their 11th loss of the season. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- Although the team ...

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Lakers Rumors: Team Not ‘Making Immediate Moves’ After Free Agent Workouts

The Los Angeles Lakers have been flirting with the idea of making a change. A few free agents were invited to workout for the team this week. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- Gal Mekel, Dwight Buycks, Quincy Miller and Roscoe Smith were names mentioned as invitees, but the team is in no hurry to make a move, according to David Pick of Eurobasket.com: The Los Angeles Lakers, I ...

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Al Michaels Says Doc Rivers Could’ve Been Lakers Coach Back In 2004-05

Your browser does not support iframes. After Phil Jackson stepped down as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers following the 2003-2004 NBA season, no one knew what the future held for the storied franchise. Despite reaching the NBA Finals, nothing was going right for the Lakers. Jackson left the team in the summer of 2004 after the Detroit Pistons dismantled the team in five games. To make matters worse ...

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Carlos Boozer Says Lakers Still ‘Fighting For’ 8th Spot In The West

Coming into the 2014-15 NBA season, no one gave the Los Angeles Lakers much of a chance to compete for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Kobe Bryant was coming off consecutive season-ending injuries at 36-years-old and the team seemed to be held together with duct tape for one more year until the majority of the contracts come off the books this summer. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me ...

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Kobe Bryant On Loss To Mavs: ‘My Legs Just Weren’t There’

During the first month of the 2014-15 NBA season, Kobe Bryant has played much better than expected. Although Kobe's shooting percentage has left something to be desired at 38.6, the five-time NBA champion is definitely back to form as an elite scorer. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- Kobe led the league in scoring heading into the matchup with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night ...

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