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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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VIDEO: Steve Nash Reacts To Critics In Part Three Of “The Finish Line”

The end is drawing near for veteran point guard Steve Nash in terms of his playing days in the NBA. The last two seasons have been brutal on Nash's body and it appears the time may have come to retire than continue to battle through injuries. In the third installment of Grantland's The Finish Line, Nash responds to the constant criticism and plea from the fans to simply retire rather than draw out the proce ...

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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Says Steve Nash Is Done For The Season

One day after Kobe Bryant was shut down for the season due to injury, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has also been ruled out for the year by head coach Mike D'Antoni according to Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times: Mike D'Antoni officially closes the door on Steve Nash returning this season for the Lakers. "He's not going to play."— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) March 13, 2014 It has b ...

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Lakers Rumors: Kobe Has ‘No Interest’ Playing For D’Antoni Next Season

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently going through perhaps the worst season in franchise history. Nothing went right this season from losing Dwight Howard in free agency and Kobe Bryant going down with another major injury. As if the Lakers heading toward a high pick in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft wasn't odd enough, the storied franchise will be without Kobe for the rest of the season. -- Lakers Nation Stor ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Wants Lakers To Go All In This Summer

After dealing with two major injuries, Kobe Bryant is no longer willing to wait for the team to rebuild and wants changes this summer rather than the next. Kobe spoke to the media on Wednesday after officially being ruled out for the season. The veteran shooting guard did not hold back when talking about the franchise and the direction that needs to be taken this summer according to Lakers Nation reporter S ...

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Kobe Bryant Believes Lakers Turnaround Starts With Jim And Jeanie Buss

Following the announcement that Kobe Bryant would miss the rest of the season, the five-time NBA champion talked to the media on Wednesday and had some interesting things to say. Kobe talked about a number of different topics from Phil Jackson, wanting to be a contender next season, and the relationship between Jeanie and Jim Buss. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- As for Jackson ...

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Gary Vitti On Kobe Bryant: ‘We Look Forward To Him Being 100%’

After a valiant attempt to return from a knee fracture, superstar Kobe Bryant will miss the rest of the season. Following the announcement of Kobe set to sit out the rest of the way, Lakers trainer Gary Vitti said the following according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com: Gary Vitti: "Kobe will have the entire offseason to heal, rehab & prepare; we look forward to him being 100% for the start of next s ...

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Former Laker Rick Fox Talks Kobe-Shaq Feud; 2004 NBA Finals Collapse

As one of the key members of the three straight championships won by the Los Angeles Lakers between 2000-2002, NBATV's Rick Fox joined Bill Simmons to talk about a number of different topics. Simmons, as a die-hard fan of the Boston Celtics, talked to Fox about his time in Beantown before getting into his championship seasons with the Lakers. It wasn't long before the Kobe-Shaq feud was mentioned and why Fo ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant To Be Ruled Out For The Rest Of The Season

The season appears to be officially over for Kobe Bryant after the superstar shooting guard simply wasn't able to return from the knee fracture suffered in December according to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report: The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to declare Bryant out for the rest of the 2013-14 Lakers season later this week, according to team sources. Although Kobe was reluctant to sit out for the rest of th ...

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Former Coach George Karl Compares Carmelo Anthony To Kobe Bryant

With Phil Jackson potentially taking a front office position with the New York Knicks, a lot of talk has started to circulate about the immediate future of superstar Carmelo Anthony. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- There's been rumors floating around that Anthony may opt-out of his deal with the Knicks and possibly sign with the Los Angeles Lakers or Chicago Bulls. Although it' ...

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George Karl Believes Carmelo Isn’t A ‘Phil Jackson Type Of Player’

It may be only a matter of time before Phil Jackson takes over basketball operations for the New York Knicks. Although Jackson hasn't put pen to paper, all signs point to Jackson heading to the East coast. With Jackson potentially returning to New York, the immediate future for Carmelo Anthony has come into question. Anthony can opt-out of his deal with the Knicks this summer and may elect to do so. -- Lake ...

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