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Ryan Ward

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 News: Chris Kaman Says Lakers ‘More Professional’ Than Clippers

In an effort to fill the void left by Dwight Howard, the Los Angeles Lakers went out and signed veteran center Chris Kaman during the NBA off-season. Although Kaman is no longer the All-Star-caliber player he used to be with the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA journeyman is still a force to be reckoned with inside the paint and a welcome addition to the team. Recently, Kaman was asked about the difference bet ...

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Lakers News: Nick Young Sprains Ankle In Practice, Status Uncertain

The Los Angeles Lakers haven't even got their preseason underway and the team is already dealing with injuries. During practice on Thursday afternoon, Nick Young suffered a sprained ankle according to Mark Medina of LA Daily News via Twitter: Nick Young has a sprained right ankle. He's considered day to day — Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) October 3, 2013 Young was arguably the biggest free agent addition to t ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Pau Gasol’s Time To Shine

With Dwight Howard unable to hack under the bright lights of Los Angeles, the attention returns to the center that was able to win two straight NBA titles for the Los Angeles Lakers. Pau Gasol will resume his role as the starting center for the Lakers this season and is excited about the opportunity to do so. Although the oft-injured Andrew Bynum helped shoulder the load at center during the two championshi ...

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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Describes Kobe’s First Shots In Practice

Training camp is officially underway for the Los Angeles Lakers, and although there's a lot of new faces and a different vibe with this squad, the only thing people are talking about is the playing status of superstar Kobe Bryant. On Wednesday, head coach Mike D'Antoni gave a little insight on Bryant's status after watching the five-time NBA champion shoot in practice according to Lakers Nation reporter Ser ...

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Lakers’ Mike D’Antoni Clears Air With Executive VP Jeanie Buss

The Los Angeles Lakers are heading into the upcoming NBA season with the Dwightmare being a thing of the past and head coach Mike D'Antoni basically starting with a clean slate. Although many Lakers fans still disagree with D'Antoni getting hired over Phil Jackson last year, it is what it is at this point, and the team needs to look forward rather than backward. Along with D'Antoni entering the season with ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Could Care Less About Dwight Howard’s Departure

http://youtu.be/PuaN_-2rS8U As usual, Kobe Bryant was at the center of attention during media day for the Los Angeles Lakers. The main topic of discussion was regarding the veteran's health and the timetable for his return to the floor, but Kobe was also asked about Dwight Howard leaving town. Kobe first responded by saying that he felt Dwight was on his way out after the meeting he attended along with Stev ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Still Has No ‘Timetable’ For Return

http://youtu.be/PuaN_-2rS8U The one question everyone was asking during media day for the Los Angeles Lakers was the timetable for Kobe Bryant's return to the floor. Although Kobe has made a miraculous recovery from surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon, the five-time NBA champion still doesn't know when he'll be good to go or a realistic timetable for where he should be right now physically. "I feel good ...

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Lakers News: Lakers Sign Free Agent Center Dan Gadzuric

The Los Angeles Lakers added another player to the training camp roster on Friday signing veteran center Dan Gadzuric according to a press release from the team. With Gadzuric added into the mix, the Lakers training camp roster stands at 19 with a maxium of 15 of those 19 players to be retained by the team once the roster must be finalized. Along with Gadzuric, the team's front office recently added Darius ...

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VIDEO: Dwight Howard Says He Left LA Because ‘He Wants To Win’

After pulling the trigger on the blockbuster trade to acquire superstar center Dwight Howard, the consensus was that the team had brought in the future face of the franchise in the twilight of the Kobe Bryant era. Unfortunately for the Lakers, the front office was unable to convince Dwight to stay in Los Angeles and the perennial All-Star's reasoning is because he simply wanted to win via CSNHouston.com: “T ...

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Mitch Kupchak Says Kobe Will ‘Take The Last Shot’ Next Season

The start of Los Angeles Lakers training camp is right around the corner with media day set to get underway on Saturday. As usual, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak met with the media a few days before media day to talk about the upcoming season. Kupchak talked about Kobe Bryant and how he expects the five-time NBA champion to still be the team's closer moving forward via Serena Winters of Lakers Nation: "When we're ...

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