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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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Derek Fisher On Kobe Bryant’s Injury: ‘I Have No Doubt He’ll Be Back’

Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher played alongside each other in the backcourt for the Los Angeles Lakers for the majority of their NBA careers. Both players were drafted in the 1996 NBA Draft and won five NBA titles as teammates during their time together in Los Angeles. With all that being said, it comes as no surprise that the two longtime teammates are close friends and have kept tabs on one another since Fi ...

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Lakers News: Jodie Meeks Tries To Take Kobe’s ‘No Excuses’ Approach

Veteran sharpshooter Jodie Meeks scored a career-high 42 points in a surprisingly solid win over the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday and gave credit to a certain superstar teammate. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- Following the win, Meeks spoke to the media about his impressive performance and the 26-year-old gave a hat tip to Kobe Bryant for helping him with his app ...

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Phil Jackson Leaning Toward Taking Front Office Position With Knicks

After a few years away from the NBA, it appears that 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson may be close to returning. According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Jackson is leaning toward becoming a member of the New York Knicks' front office: While a decision has not been made, Phil Jackson is leaning toward taking a front-office job with the New York Knicks, a source close to the team tells ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. ...

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Lakers News: Kupchak Met With Buss, D’Antoni After Loss To Clippers

Following the worst loss in franchise history, GM Mitch Kupchak met with head coach Mike D'Antoni and Executive VP of Basketball Operations Jim Buss according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne: Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak met with Mike D'Antoni and Jim Buss after Thurs game. Initial inclination is to see how team responds, sources say.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) March 7, 2014 Most Lakers fans were ...

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New York Knicks GM Met With Phil Jackson About Coaching Job

After the devastating loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, head coach Mike D'Antoni is public enemy number one among Lakers fans once again. Ironically enough, the following day, Phil Jackson is the hot topic of discussion, but it has nothing to do with the Lakers. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, the New York Knicks reached out to Jackson abou ...

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Lakers Play Of The Night: Pau Gasol Takes It Coast To Coast

As one of the most talented power forwards in the game, Pau Gasol can be pretty crafty from time to time. Although Gasol isn't quick or as dominant at the ripe old age of 33, the two-time NBA champion turns back the clock on occasion and can surprise everyone as a result. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Gear! --  On Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers, Gasol did just that by going coast ...

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Lakers Block Of The Night: Kent Bazemore Swats Collison’s Shot Off The Glass

http://youtu.be/lsCZmmw6WTA Newcomer Kent Bazemore continues to make an impression on his new team since being traded from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Steve Blake. Although many have seen Bazemore's offensively ability, head coach Mike D'Antoni believes he'll have more of an impact defensively. D'Antoni compared Bazemore to Michael Cooper recently and the newcomer may have begun to prove his w ...

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NBA Rumors: Joakim Noah Tells Carmelo To Sign With Chicago Over Los Angeles?

As of right now, Carmelo Anthony is under contract with the New York Knicks and that may ultimately continue to be the case heading into the 2014-15 NBA season. Although all indications appear to have Anthony returning to the Knicks and not opting out of his deal, the superstar forward is creating a lot of buzz around the league about his potential free agency status. Along with the Los Angeles Lakers possi ...

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Lakers News: Jordan Hill Ruled Out Against Clippers With Sore Knee

Veteran forward Jordan Hill hasn't gotten much playing time as of late with head coach Mike D'Antoni leaning toward other lineups without the big man involved. Chris Kaman has also been a victim of the constant changing of lineups with Pau Gasol, Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly receiving the bulk of the minutes in the paint. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- Along with the lack of pl ...

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Lakers News: Floyd Mayweather’s Uncle Trying To Trademark ‘Black Mamba’

For years, Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has used the nickname, "Black Mamba." Kobe has used this nickname so much over the course of his NBA career that it has become synonymous with the five-time NBA champion. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- Unfortunately for Kobe, the nickname is on the verge of being trademarked by Floyd Mayweather's uncle, Roger. According to TMZ, Mayweathe ...

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