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Mitch Kupchak On Kobe Bryant: ‘I Think He’ll Be A Great Leader’

Kobe Bryant is heading into his 19th NBA season with a lot of speculation surrounding how much the superstar might have left in the tank moving forward. So far, Kobe has shown signs of promise in the preseason with a spring in his step and a continued knack for scoring. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Over the course of the last three preseason games, Kobe is averagi ...

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Mitch Kupchak On Steve Nash Trade: ‘We Would Do It Again’

On July 4, 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers pulled the trigger on a blockbuster trade that no one saw coming. Mitch Kupchak and company were able to get their hands on a point guard that had been a matchup nightmare for the Lakers for more than half a decade. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Steve Nash was acquired by the Lakers in exchange for multiple draft picks convin ...

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Lakers News: Ronnie Price Suffers Knee Injury; To Be Reevaluated Tomorrow

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers learned they'd be without veteran point guard Steve Nash for the entire 2014-15 NBA season. Nash simply couldn't bounce back after multiple injury setbacks. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- With Nash on the shelf, Ronnie Price's roster spot was basically set in stone with the Lakers needing the depth at the point guard position. Unf ...

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Mitch Kupchak Unsure Lakers Will Sign A Free Agent After Losing Steve Nash

With Steve Nash done for the season, the Los Angeles Lakers could potentially have another roster spot available and almost $5 million to spend on a free agent. The team's plans will be dictated by the league with the Lakers applying for a disabled player exception. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- On Friday, GM Mitch Kupchak spoke to the media about Nash and the team ...

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Kobe Bryant Says Steve Nash Missing Season ‘Not An Age Thing’

Back in the summer of 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers pulled off a surprising blockbuster trade to acquire Steve Nash from the division rival Phoenix Suns. The move came about a month before the team pulled the trigger on a four-team deal to bring in Dwight Howard. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Unfortunately, the trades for Nash and Dwight didn't work in the team's fa ...

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Lakers News: Team To Apply For Disabled Player Exception For Steve Nash

The nerve issues in Steve Nash's back have proven to be too much for the veteran point guard to overcome. Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season as a result of the persistent nerve issues forcing the Los Angeles Lakers to take action to deal with the unfortunate situation. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- According to Bill Oram of the OC Register, the Lakers wil ...

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BREAKING: Steve Nash Expected To Be Ruled Out For 2014-15 Season

According to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report, Steve Nash will be ruled out for the entire 2014-15 NBA season with nerve issues: I've been told @SteveNash will be ruled out for the entire 2014-15 NBA season with nerve issues: http://t.co/wur5txQ3Ar. #Lakers— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) October 23, 2014 The nerve issues proved to be too much to handle for Nash as he attempted to bounce back heading into h ...

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VIDEO: Pat Riley Comments On Kobe Bryant’s ESPN Rank

Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Pat Riley may be running the show for the Miami Heat these days, but his ties to the Los Angeles franchise still run deep. Riley was recently spotted by TMZ Sports and asked about ESPN being hard on Kobe Bryant recently. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Riley immediately responded saying the following: "Kobe is going to be hard on ...

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Jeanie Buss Says Lakers ‘Made A Very Good Case’ For Carmelo Anthony

Over the past week or so, a lot talk has been swirling around the Los Angeles Lakers franchise after ESPN's Henry Abbott published a controversial article about Kobe Bryant. The article basically blames Kobe for the team's struggles over the past few years with the five-time champion being the main reason for no other stars wanting to join forces in Los Angeles. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba ...

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Julius Randle: ‘Every Game I Feel More Comfortable’

The Los Angeles Lakers were able to pull out only their third win of the preseason on Wednesday night with the visiting Portland Trail Blazers unable to keep up with Julius Randle and company. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Despite being the second game of a back-to-back, the Lakers had one of the best team performances thus far. Randle had arguably the most impress ...

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