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Ryan Ward

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 Rumors & News Recap: Melo A Real Possibility Next Summer?

There's no telling how the upcoming 2013-14 NBA season will go for the Los Angeles Lakers. The team has been torn apart for various reasons with Dwight Howard deciding to go to the Houston Rockets, Earl Clark signing a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Metta World Peace being amnestied. The current squad won't look much like last season, and the same may go for the 2014-15 season. With all the money com ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Will Pau Return To Form Next Season?

The Los Angeles Lakers are headed into a season filled with uncertainty for many different reasons. Kobe Bryant is coming off the worst injury of his NBA career while Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace, Earl Clark and Antawn Jamison have all changed teams. The team will look completely different with the exception of Pau Gasol, Steve Nash and Kobe. Gasol may very well be the one player of the three mentioned ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Interest In Lamar Odom Subsides

Over the course of the NBA off-season and throughout the summer, two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom was rumored to be seriously considering a return to the Los Angeles Lakers. The team appeared to be interested and Odom was unwilling to leave Los Angeles with only two teams to choose from. Although Odom was potentially headed toward a reunion with the Lakers, the team has seemingly moved on. Odom's life is a ...

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Former Laker Lamar Odom Dealing With Drug Problem In LA Hotel

After a weekend filled with uncertainty, former Sixth Man of the Year Lamar Odom is currently at a hotel in Los Angeles with friends while dealing with an unspecified drug problem according to ESPN via Twitter: THIS JUST IN: Lamar Odom is in LA hotel, where friends are trying to get him help for unspecified drug problem, source tells ESPN. — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 26, 2013 With Odom reportedly ...

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Lakers Rumors: Lamar Odom Still ‘Wants To Be A Laker’

Former Sixth Man of the Year, Lamar Odom, has reportedly been missing for the last three days and feared to be using crack cocaine. Odom's life continues to spiral out of control with the 33-year-old struggling to save his marriage with reality star, Khloe Kardashian. Although Odom remains missing, with all sorts of rumors floating around about what he may or may not be doing, a contact close to Odom in New ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Lamar Odom Continues To Struggle

In the aftermath of the vetoed Chris Paul trade, former Sixth Man of the Year, Lamar Odom, wasn't happy with his situation with the Los Angeles Lakers. Odom was so distraught about the whole ordeal that he forced the hand of Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak resulting in the team trading him to the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. After one incredibly miserable season in Dallas, Odom wasn't retained and ultim ...

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Kenny Smith Disagrees With Kobe, Says Jordan Was Toughest To Guard

During Kobe Bryant's interview with Jimmy Kimmel, the five-time NBA champion was asked which players in the NBA were the toughest to guard. Kobe named a few of the usual suspects like Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, but then said something that surprised a lot of people. According to Kobe, the toughest player to guard during his time in the league was Tracy McGrady. Although Kobe modeled hi ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: LeBron Leaves Out Magic On Top 3 List

After winning a second consecutive NBA title and a fourth NBA MVP award, LeBron James has been all over the place. James has been staring in commercials, making random appearances while also conducting interviews. Recently, James was posed with a question during an interview that many of the best players in the league, including Kobe Bryant, have been asked over and over again. James was asked who he believ ...

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Lakers News: Lakers To Wear Short-Sleeved Jerseys On Christmas Day

On Tuesday, it was announced that the Los Angeles Lakers would be sporting the short-sleeved jerseys several times during the upcoming 2013-14 NBA season. Although the announcement was made, there's was no definitive dates on when these jerseys would be debuted or worn. A day later, the dates have become more clear. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, the Lakers will debut the new-look jersey ...

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Lakers Rumors And News Recap: Mike D’Antoni Remains Optimistic

With the Los Angeles Lakers moving forward with Mike D'Antoni, the veteran head coach has embraced the challenge of putting the pieces back to together in order to get this once dominant team back to form. Although the team choosing D'Antoni over Phil Jackson is still fresh in everyone's mind and arguably the wrong decision at the time, the Lakers will head into an uncertain future with D'Antoni at the helm ...

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