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Lakers Legend Magic Johnson Picks Michael Jordan Over Kobe Bryant

Ever since Kobe Bryant became a household name with the Los Angeles Lakers more than a decade ago, the superstar guard has gotten comparisons to arguably the greatest player to have ever played the game in Michael Jordan. One player that saw the emergence of Jordan firsthand and also witnessed Kobe's rise to superstardom is Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson. The five-time NBA champion basically passed ...

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NBA News: LeBron James Says Kevin Durant ‘Deserves’ MVP Award

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be enter the second round of the NBA playoffs this week with Kevin Durant soon to be named this season's NBA MVP. Oklahoma City was tested in the first round being taken to seven games by the Memphis Grizzlies, but Durant and company prevailed and now will face the Los Angeles Clippers. Unlike the past few years, the race for the MVP award wasn't close with Durant rising above ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Says D’Antoni Leaving ‘Another Factor’ In Free Agency

Two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol will become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his NBA career this July with plenty of potentially showing interest showing interest in acquiring his services. With Gasol clearly frustrated with his role with the Los Angeles Lakers the last two years due to Mike D'Antoni's system and the endless trade rumors, the consensus seems to be he'll leave the team in fre ...

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NBA Rumors: New York Knicks May Hire Steve Kerr By Week’s End

The New York Knicks appear to have their man in five-time NBA champion Steve Kerr. The rumors have run rampant over the last few weeks about the Knicks searching for a replacement for head coach Mike Woodson, but no candidate has gotten more buzz or consideration from the team than Kerr. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Kerr could be hired by the team this week: The one-horse Knicks coaching d ...

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NBA Rumors: Raptors Consider Targeting Vince Carter In Free Agency

The NBA playoffs have officially come to an end for the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors after both teams were unable to capture a victory in Game 7 of their respective first-round series. Despite their first-round exits, the Raptors and Mavs played better than expected and could come back stronger next season with smarts moves made in the off-season. The Raptors will have their work cut out for them tr ...

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Luke Walton On Kobe Bryant: ‘He Wants To Win At All Costs’

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant is heading into the twilight of his career in the NBA with a lot of uncertainty after consecutive season-ending injuries. Kobe signed a two-year contract extension this past November and has secured his immediate future with the Los Angeles Lakers as a result. Even though Kobe is under contract for the next two years, it's impossible to know if he'll maintain his elite sta ...

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Lakers Rumors: Kentucky’s John Calipari ‘No Shot’ To Become Lakers Coach

The coaching search continues for the Los Angeles Lakers with plenty of options for the storied franchise heading into the off-season. Although a number of big-name coaches have emerged as potential replacements for Mike D'Antoni, the Lakers brass will take their time before making a decision on who to bring in next season. -- Want Nick Young To Remain In A Lakers Uniform? Join Our #STAYSWAG Campaign! -- Ac ...

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Lakers Rumors: Tom Thibodeau, Carmelo Anthony Both Headed To Los Angeles?

The Los Angeles Lakers likely won't make a final decision on a new head coach anytime soon. The storied franchise will continue to weigh options with the NBA draft lottery approaching on May 20 and the 2014 NBA draft to follow soon on June 26. Even though the team is in no hurry to hire a new head coach, one name has surfaced as a possibility that could potentially be a game-changer for the struggling franc ...

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Donald Sterling On Racism Scandal: ‘I Wish I Had Just Paid Her Off’

The plot thickens in the Donald Sterling scandal only days after the NBA announced the lifetime ban for the Los Angeles Clippers owner. Reportedly, Sterling continues to show no remorse for the comments made in the recording obtained by TMZ.com. The banned owner still refuses to apologize and now has said the following about his scandal with girlfriend V. Stivianio according to CNN's The Situation Room Twit ...

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Lakers News: Team In No Hurry To Hire Mike D’Antoni’s Replacement

The Los Angeles Lakers have officially begun the search for Mike D'Antoni's replacement after the head coach resigned following a franchise worst 27-55 record. Plenty of candidates have already surfaced as the coaching search gets underway, but the Lakers front office appears to be in no rush to hire a new leader on the sidelines. According to Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times, the organization will take its ...

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