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Ryan is a senior writer for Lakers Nation and Examiner.com with an undying passion writing about the Los Angeles Lakers. Follow Ryan on Twitter: @Lakers_Examiner

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Lakers’ Mike D’Antoni Clears Air With Executive VP Jeanie Buss

The Los Angeles Lakers are heading into the upcoming NBA season with the Dwightmare being a thing of the past and head coach Mike D'Antoni basically starting with a clean slate. Although many Lakers fans still disagree with D'Antoni getting hired over Phil Jackson last year, it is what it is at this point, and the team needs to look forward rather than backward. Along with D'Antoni entering the season with ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Could Care Less About Dwight Howard’s Departure

http://youtu.be/PuaN_-2rS8U As usual, Kobe Bryant was at the center of attention during media day for the Los Angeles Lakers. The main topic of discussion was regarding the veteran's health and the timetable for his return to the floor, but Kobe was also asked about Dwight Howard leaving town. Kobe first responded by saying that he felt Dwight was on his way out after the meeting he attended along with Stev ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Still Has No ‘Timetable’ For Return

http://youtu.be/PuaN_-2rS8U The one question everyone was asking during media day for the Los Angeles Lakers was the timetable for Kobe Bryant's return to the floor. Although Kobe has made a miraculous recovery from surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon, the five-time NBA champion still doesn't know when he'll be good to go or a realistic timetable for where he should be right now physically. "I feel good ...

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Lakers News: Lakers Sign Free Agent Center Dan Gadzuric

The Los Angeles Lakers added another player to the training camp roster on Friday signing veteran center Dan Gadzuric according to a press release from the team. With Gadzuric added into the mix, the Lakers training camp roster stands at 19 with a maxium of 15 of those 19 players to be retained by the team once the roster must be finalized. Along with Gadzuric, the team's front office recently added Darius ...

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VIDEO: Dwight Howard Says He Left LA Because ‘He Wants To Win’

After pulling the trigger on the blockbuster trade to acquire superstar center Dwight Howard, the consensus was that the team had brought in the future face of the franchise in the twilight of the Kobe Bryant era. Unfortunately for the Lakers, the front office was unable to convince Dwight to stay in Los Angeles and the perennial All-Star's reasoning is because he simply wanted to win via CSNHouston.com: “T ...

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Mitch Kupchak Says Kobe Will ‘Take The Last Shot’ Next Season

The start of Los Angeles Lakers training camp is right around the corner with media day set to get underway on Saturday. As usual, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak met with the media a few days before media day to talk about the upcoming season. Kupchak talked about Kobe Bryant and how he expects the five-time NBA champion to still be the team's closer moving forward via Serena Winters of Lakers Nation: "When we're ...

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Lakers News: Gary Vitti ‘Wasn’t Real Happy’ With Kobe’s High Dive

At 34 years-old, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers sustained the most severe injury of his NBA career. With a torn Achilles tendon, Kobe was sidelined for the remainder of the last season while the team was attempting to lock up a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Ultimately, the Lakers played their way into the postseason without Kobe in the lineup, but were swept by the San Antonio Spurs and fac ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Will Not Play For Anyone Else

http://youtu.be/NsPtXLFYQcw Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant is about to enter his 18th season in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers. While Kobe awaits the start of training camp for the Lakers on Sept. 28, the veteran shooting guard is making the rounds overseas with a stop in the Middle East. Kobe sat down with Alaric Gomes of Gulfnews.com to talk about his career moving forward. Kobe was asked about t ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Kobe’s Timetable Remains Uncertain

The 2013-14 NBA season is rapidly approaching with only 48 days left before the Los Angeles Lakers square off against their division rival, the Los Angeles Clippers, at Staples Center. With the first game of the season right around the corner, the speculation continues about when Kobe Bryant will be ready to return to the floor for the Lakers. Although there's been multiple reports that Kobe will be ready t ...

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Lakers VP Jim Buss On Phil Jackson: ‘I Consider Phil Family’

The Los Angeles Lakers chose to make a bold move last season following the firing of head coach Mike Brown by hiring Mike D'Antoni instead of bringing in 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson for a third tour. Although the move was highly questionable and left a lot of people wondering why the decision was made, the Lakers' front office was content with the decision and are only now starting to explain their re ...

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