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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: Kobe Bryant Says He’s Not Coming Back Against Grizzlies

The speculation continues to run rampant about Kobe Bryant's return to the floor for the Los Angeles Lakers. On Thursday, Kobe addressed the media once again about his return and squashed a theory about coming back against the Memphis Grizzlies on Nov. 15 according to Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times via Twitter: Sorry, Lakers theorists. Kobe says he's not coming back against Memphis next week. #bearhunt ha ...

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Lakers News: Steve Nash Not Expected To Play Against Pelicans

With Steve Nash not getting younger at 39 and dealing with multiple health issues, the two-time NBA MVP will not be playing back-to-back games for the Los Angeles Lakers until he's at 100 percent. Heading into tonight's game on the road against the Houston Rockets, Nash is expected to start alongside Steve Blake in the backcourt, but isn't expected to play against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday accordin ...

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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Says Lakers ‘Going Big’ Against Rockets

After losing a second straight road game as a result of falling to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers are sitting at 3-5 and looking as flawed as can be on the road. With the Lakers struggling away from Staples Center, head coach Mike D'Antoni is considering mixing things up in the starting lineup once again. Apparently, D'Antoni will be making a change in the frontcourt heading into th ...

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Lakers News: Chris Webber Blasts Pau Gasol; Says He’s Not Elite

Once it became clear that Kobe Bryant would potentially miss considerable time with the Achilles injury, the attention was directed toward Steve Nash and Pau Gasol to shoulder the load for the Los Angeles Lakers heading into the 2013-14 NBA season. Both veterans had been the undisputed leaders for their former teams, Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns, and were more than capable of shouldering the load at o ...

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Jordan Hill On Potentially Starting Against Rockets: ‘Anything Can Happen’

The Los Angeles Lakers lost another game on the road on Tuesday with the Dallas Mavericks absolutely destroying Pau Gasol and company, 123-104. With the Lakers being dismantled by a mediocre Mavs squad, head coach Mike D'Antoni will have quite a dilemma on his hands with the team staying in the state of Texas in order to face the Houston Rockets for the first time since Dwight Howard left Los Angeles on Thu ...

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Lakers News: Steve Nash Addresses Trade Rumor On Jim Rome

Before the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Atlanta Hawks last Sunday at Staples Center, the first major trade rumor surrounding one of the Lakers' biggest stars surfaced leading to speculation that the team may be ready to make a change. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash was the player rumored to be on the trading block with the Toronto Raptors potentially interested in acquiring the veteran point guard. With the ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Blacks Out Twitter Avatar

Over the past few months, Kobe Bryant has sent subtle messages to his fans and the world about what's going on in the mind of the five-time NBA champion by changing his Twitter avatar. Recently, Kobe changed his avatar to 1225. Many believe the change was to indicate either his return date to the basketball floor for the Los Angeles Lakers or a motivational tactic after ESPN predicted the Lakers would finis ...

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D-Fenders News: Luke Walton Hired As Player Development Coach

Before the 2013-14 NBA season began, two-time NBA champion Luke Walton agreed to become part of the TWC SportsNet as an analyst. Shortly after making his debut for Time Warner, Walton was hired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders to become their players development coach this season. Although Walton hasn't been able to find work in the NBA this season, the veteran forward was expected to seek a future as a coach a ...

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Lakers News: Chris Kaman Wants More Minutes Alongside Pau Gasol

After the departure of Dwight Howard over the summer, the Los Angeles Lakers made an interesting move bringing in former All-Star center Chris Kaman. Even though the move left a few scratching their heads, Kaman has played well in limited minutes. Despite playing well and making an impact already in purple and gold, Kaman isn't totally satisfied with his minutes via Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters: Ka ...

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Lakers News: Nick Young Wants To Be Sixth Man Of The Year

After losing two straight games to the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Lakers were able to get back on track against the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Sunday with one big change in the starting lineup. Apparently, head coach Mike D'Antoni believed the Lakers would be better suited with Nick Young coming off the bench and Xavier Henry in the starting lineup. As a result of the change ...

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