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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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Jordan Clarkson Expected To Be Signed Before Camp

At this point in time, the Los Angeles Lakers have everyone on the team signed for next season with the exception of rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson. Although Clarkson has yet to be officially signed, the team intends to get his rookie contract signed before training camp, according to Eric Pincus of the L.A. Times: Rookie guard Jordan Clarkson (46th overall pick in the draft) is expected to sign before ...

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Kevin Durant Backs Up Kobe Bryant On Twitter

A lot of the top tier players in the NBA today grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant. Most of these players tried to model their game after the five-time NBA champion and believe he's one of the greatest players of all time. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- One current superstar that has always praised Kobe is reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant. The face of the Oklahoma City Thund ...

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Nick Young, Ed Davis Put In Work At Lakers Practice Facility

The start of the 2014-15 NBA season is still months away, but that hasn't stopped a few of the players on the Los Angeles Lakers roster from putting in some work at the team's practice facility. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- The recently re-signed Nick Young was seen in El Segundo on Thursday putting up a 1,000 shots on the practice floor. Here's a video the Lakers ...

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Byron Scott Says Top Priority For Lakers Is ‘Defense’

One of the biggest problems for the Los Angeles Lakers last season was on the defensive side of the basketball floor. Former head coach Mike D'Antoni struggled to enforce a defensive philosophy last season and therefore the team was one of the worst teams in the league in that category. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- D'Antoni's successor, Byron Scott, will go with a ...

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Byron Scott Believes Kobe Can ‘Play Three More Years’

New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott is starting to do the rounds after officially being hired as Mike D'Antoni's successor. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- On Friday, Scott made an appearance on The Jim Rome Show saying the following about Kobe Bryant's future: “I watched him workout here at the facility and he looks really good. He’s in great shape right n ...

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Metta World Peace To Change His Name Yet Again

After not receiving much interest among NBA teams, one-time NBA champion Metta World Peace has chosen to take his talents to China. World Peace recently signed with Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association and is already making news overseas. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- According to China Daily, the man formerly known as Ron Artest is changing hi ...

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Kevin Durant Passes Kobe As Favorite Player Among NBA Rookies

Over the past decade or so, Kobe Bryant has been arguably the most popular player in the NBA without much competition. LeBron James has been inching closer and closer to Kobe in terms of popularity over the years, but the two-time NBA champion has continues to take a backseat to the future Hall of Famer. Interestingly enough, Kobe's popularity has taken a slight hit over the last two years with Kevin Durant ...

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Byron Scott Compares Julius Randle To Zach Randolph

http://youtu.be/oYjbhIIb9cQ The Los Angeles Lakers were fortunate enough to have Kentucky's Julius Randle fall in their laps with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. As a result, the team was able to bring in a promising power forward to help soften the blow of losing two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol in free agency while also providing hope for the future. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION " ...

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NBA: T-Wolves Agree To Trade Kevin Love To Cavaliers

UPDATE (9:52 AM): According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Kevin Love has officially been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade: Cleveland, Minnesota and Philadelphia have completed NBA trade call, source tells Yahoo. Kevin Love has joined LeBron James with the Cavs.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 23, 2014 There's been endless speculation over the last few months su ...

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PHOTO: Soccer-Styled Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys

With the 2014 World Cup coming to an end recently, soccer has become relevant in the United States once again. Even though Team USA ultimately fell to the Belgium, Clint Dempsey and company went further than anticipated and reignited the passion for the sport in this country. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- In the near future, the NBA will be doing something very sim ...

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