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Former Laker Metta World Peace Says He’s ‘Not Retired’

After being amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers last year, Metta World Peace signed with the New York Knicks on a one-year deal. Unfortunately, World Peace's stint with the Knicks didn't last long with the veteran forward playing in only 29 games before being bought out. -- Lakers Nation BLOWOUT SALE! Shirts Start At $12.50 + Free Shipping! Use Code: REDEMPTION -- Currently, World Peace is an assistant coac ...

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Steve Nash Believes This Will Be His ‘Last Season’

At 40-years-old, Steve Nash is heading into the last year of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Although Nash has been reluctant to call it a career after dealing with numerous injuries, the two-time NBA MVP has let it be known the 2014-15 NBA season will be his last, according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News: “I think this is my last season,” said the 40-year-old Nash in a video posted by Spor ...

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Byron Scott: Lakers ‘Better Be Ready To Play Some Defense’

The Los Angeles Lakers finally have Mike D'Antoni's successor in place with the team nearing an agreement with Byron Scott to be the next head coach. Scott brings a different kind of attitude to the table in Los Angeles with more emphasis on the defensive side of the basketball floor. -- Lakers Nation BLOWOUT SALE! Shirts Start At $12.50 + Free Shipping! Use Code: REDEMPTION -- Scott returned from a vacatio ...

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Nick Young Says Kobe Bryant Has Been A ‘Mentor’ To Him

Veteran guard Nick Young recently re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year deal that secures his long-term future with the team. Although Young has only played six games with Kobe Bryant, the 29-year-old says the five-time NBA champion has mentored him all the way, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin: "He's been great, really," Young said. "He's been like my mentor, really, right now. He's been c ...

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Baron Davis Says Lakers ‘Stepped Up’ To Sign Nick Young

With the Los Angeles Lakers going all-in to sign superstars Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James this summer, players from last year's squad took a backseat in terms of priority for the team. -- Lakers Nation BLOWOUT SALE! Shirts Start At $12.50 + Free Shipping! Use Code: REDEMPTION -- Fortunately, once LeBron and Carmelo passed on Los Angeles, Nick Young was able to sign with the team on a long-term deal. Youn ...

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Former Laker Jodie Meeks Pays Tribute To Kobe Bryant

With Kobe Bryant only playing in six games last season before going down with a season-ending knee injury in Decemeber, Jodie Meeks had to shoulder the load at shooting guard for the majority of the season. -- Lakers Nation BLOWOUT SALE! Shirts Start At $12.50 + Free Shipping! Use Code: REDEMPTION -- Meeks learned a lot during his time in Los Angeles as a teammate of Kobe's. Meeks paid tribute to the five-t ...

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Byron Scott Believes Jordan Hill Was ‘Underutilized’

After months of speculation, Byron Scott has finally been hired as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Scott will take on the task of an extensive rebuilding process in Los Angeles with a few new faces and most of the roster from last season returning. -- Lakers Nation BLOWOUT SALE! Shirts Start At $12.50 + Free Shipping! Use Code: REDEMPTION -- One player that intrigues Scott is veteran forward/c ...

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Lakers Rumors: Michael Beasley A Good Fit In L.A.?

Following the acquisitions of Ed Davis, Jeremy Lin, and Carlos Boozer, the consensus is the Los Angeles Lakers are done making moves this summer. The team also brought back some familiar faces from last year's squad in Nick Young, Jordan Hill, Wesley Johnson, Xavier Henry, and Ryan Kelly. -- Lakers Nation BLOWOUT SALE! Shirts Start At $12.50 + Free Shipping! Use Code: REDEMPTION -- With all these players in ...

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Byron Scott On Being Lakers Coach: ‘A Dream Come True’

The Los Angeles Lakers have finally found their new head coach in Byron Scott. It was a long process, but Scott always appeared to be the answer the team was looking for. -- Lakers Nation BLOWOUT SALE! Shirts Start At $12.50 + Free Shipping! Use Code: REDEMPTION -- Following the announcement that the Lakers reached an agreement with Scott, the team's new head coach said the following about how it feels to r ...

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Lakers Rewind: Kobe Bryant Drops 36 During Summer League

http://youtu.be/LE7iCJHscu4 The Los Angeles Lakers rolled the dice back in 1996 by sending Vlade Divac to the Charlotte Hornets in a trade for the draft rights to Kobe Bryant out of Lower Merion High School. Kobe was a bit of a wildcard back then with no one knowing what to expect out of the confident 17-year-old out of Philadelphia. It didn't take long before the Lakers brass were able to get a taste of th ...

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