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Ryan is the Lead Writer at Lakers Nation - Lakers Beat Writer for Examiner / AXS - Born In UK - Proud England / Liverpool / Raiders Supporter - Follow Ryan on Twitter: @Lakers_Examiner

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Pau Gasol No Longer Feels ‘Physically Frustrated Or Mentally Tired’

The last two seasons have been brutal to say the least for Pau Gasol. The two-time NBA champion has dealt with numerous injuries, countless trade rumors, and an uncertain future. Fortunately, the Spaniard is taking some much needed time off before entering free agency for the first time in his NBA career in July. Gasol has been consummate professional throughout the last two years and is finally enjoying ti ...

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Magic Johnson Says ‘Of Course’ He’s Upset About Donald Sterling Comments

Longtime Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling broke his silence about the recent racism scandal he is involved in, talking to CNN's Anderson Cooper recently. Sterling struggled to apologize during the interview and took a number of shots at Magic Johnson in the process. -- Think You Know Everything About Magic Johnson? Take The Ultimate Magic Quiz! -- On Tuesday, Magic responded to Sterling's comments ...

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Former Laker Shaquille O’Neal To Publish Series Of Children’s Books

Current NBA analyst and former Laker, Shaquille O'Neal, continues to stay active off the court with the four-time NBA champion starting yet another new venture. -- Think You Know Everything About The 1980's Lakers? Take The Ultimate Fan Quiz! -- According to Nina Mandell of USA Today, Shaq will publish a series of children's books: The retired basketball player will author a new series of books called Littl ...

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Donald Sterling Thinks Magic Isn’t ‘A Good Example’ For Kids In L.A.

The hits keep on coming from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The controversial owner sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently and had some interesting things to say about Magic Johnson. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- As if Magic wasn't wrapped up in this racism scandal enough, Sterling blasts the Lakers legend for not being a role model for kids in Los Angeles ...

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Kent Bazemore Trade To Lakers ‘Angered’ Warriors’ Stephen Curry

Heading toward the NBA trade deadline on February 20, the Los Angeles Lakers were rumored to be exploring a number of different options. Jordan Hill, Chris Kaman and Pau Gasol were being dangled as trade bait with potentially a few trades set to go down. Ultimately, the Lakers decided to pull the trigger on only one deal to send Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for MarShon Brooks and Ken ...

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Avery Johnson Says ‘A Lot Of Coaches’ Would Love To Work With Kobe Bryant

During the course of his NBA career, superstar Kobe Bryant has been known to butt heads with quite a few head coaches that have come and gone in Los Angeles. Not even the great Phil Jackson was immune to clashing with Kobe as the two were not fond of one another after winning three consecutive titles together. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- Despite Kobe finding it tough to get ...

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James Worthy Says Next Lakers Coach Must Preach ‘No Defense, No Ring’

The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of another transition period at head coach following the resignation of Mike D'Antoni. Although there are plenty of viable options for the storied franchise, three-time NBA champion James Worthy believes the next head coach needs to emphasize a few things. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- The current Time Warner Cable SportsNet analyst rec ...

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Lakers Rumors: Jerry Buss Would’ve Hired Byron Scott Before Mike Brown?

Back in 2011, the Los Angeles Lakers were forced to make a drastic change following the departure of legendary head coach Phil Jackson. Obviously, it is never easy to replace a coach with Jackson's resume, but the team had no choice and ultimately hired former Coach of the Year, Mike Brown. -- Think You Know Everything About The 1980's Lakers? Take The Ultimate Fan Quiz! -- Brown wasn't the popular choice b ...

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Lakers News: Team Hasn’t Talked To George Karl About Coaching Job

It will take some time for the Los Angeles Lakers to make a decision on who'll be the next head coach of the storied franchise. With no shortage of viable options, the Lakers taking time to weigh the pros and cons of candidates is a smart move after Mike Brown and Mike D'Antoni failed to pan out. One candidate that may have an inside track with GM Mitch Kupchak is George Karl. The former Coach of the Year e ...

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Jeanie Buss On Kobe Bryant’s Extension: ‘Worth Every Dime’

Back in November of last year, the Los Angeles Lakers made a bold and somewhat questionable move by signing Kobe Bryant to a lucrative two-year contract extension. Kobe had yet to return to the floor after suffering the Achilles injury the season before with a lot of uncertainty surrounding his future. Regardless of whether he'd be the same player, the Lakers locked him up anyway with an extension worth $48 ...

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