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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 Will Play Memorial Game For Dr. Jerry Buss On Jan. 28

Heading into the 2013-14 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers franchise is preparing to honor the late Dr. Jerry Buss with a memorial game that will be played on January 28 against the Indiana Pacers. -----Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show off your Lakers pride!------ Lakers Executive VP Jeanie Buss made an hour-long appearance on ESPN L.A. Now with Mark Willard and Mychal Thompso ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Lakers Face Rough Season Schedule

Following the release of the 2013-14 NBA schedule, the Los Angeles Lakers received a bit of a backlash for having more nationally televised games than the two-time defending NBA champions, the Miami Heat. The Lakers will be featured in 29 nationally televised games after losing Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets in free agency and with a lot of uncertainty surrounding the immediate future for Kobe Bryant. ...

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Kobe Bryant ‘Shattered’ Recovery Timetable For Achilles Injury

Once it became official that Kobe Bryant had ruptured his Achilles tendon and required surgery, the timetable of six to nine months was set for the five-time NBA champion to get back on the floor for the Los Angeles Lakers. ---- Test your black mamba knowledge by taking this Kobe Bryant quiz! ---- Reportedly, Kobe says he's on pace to fully recover from surgery much earlier than anticipated, via John Hartze ...

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Lakers’ Steve Nash Says Soccer Was ‘My First Love’

After trying out for Inter Milan on Tuesday, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash talked about his passion for soccer via Roger Bennett of ESPNFC.com: “It was my first love. My first word was goal. I loved playing as a kid. I’m a huge fan. I go home, I watch soccer. I can’t get rid of it. It’s just been a lifelong passion for me.” Nash’s father and brother both became professional soccer players further igniting his ...

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Antawn Jamison Dealt With ‘Unnecessary Nonsense’ With Lakers

Along with superstar center Dwight Howard, Antawn Jamison will not be returning to the Los Angeles Lakers next season. Jamison signed a one-year deal with the Lakers in an effort to win an NBA title before calling it a career. Jamison's title aspirations did not not go according to plan. With Jamison currently gauging interest in his services around the league, the veteran forward reflected on an extremely ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Pau Gasol Set For Bounce Back Season?

With Dwight Howard heading to the Houston Rockets, Pau Gasol will shift back to the center position heading into the 2013-14 NBA season. Gasol took a backseat to Dwight last year moving over to power forward position and never really getting back to form while feeling out of place as the third option in the offense. Now that Gasol will be able to resume his role in the paint as the starting center, the two- ...

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Lakers News: Marcus Landry Hints At Lakers Future Via Twitter

The Los Angeles Lakers have potentially locked down another roster spot, and it appears Marcus Landry may be the frontrunner to become the newest addition to the squad. Five days after the news broke that the Lakers reached an agreement to sign undrafted rookie Elias Harris, Landry hinted at a future with the Lakers on his Twitter account Wednesday with the following tweet: I thank God for this Opportunity ...

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Mike D’Antoni Expects Pau Gasol To Have ‘Best Year He’s Ever Had’

The one person that took most of the blame for the Los Angeles Lakers having a rough season last year was head coach Mike D'Antoni. Despite coming off a season in which the team failed to live up to expectations and ultimately lost the future face of the franchise in Dwight Howard, the team decided to retain D'Antoni moving forward. Even though D'Antoni had signed a four-year deal with the team, it's safe t ...

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Mitch Kupchak On Dwight Howard Leaving: ‘It Wasn’t A Surprise’

Before Dwight Howard decided to leave the Los Angeles Lakers in favor of the Houston Rockets, general manager Mitch Kupchak let it be known the team was going all out in their attempt to re-sign the perennial All-Star. Kupchak believed Dwight was the future of the franchise and stressed how crucial it was to bring him back for the long-term, but the team fell short in their attempts. Kupchak has now broken ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Lamar Odom’s Fate Uncertain

Before the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to terms with undrafted rookie Elias Harris on a two-year deal, the team reuniting with Lamar Odom appeared to be a likely scenario. Odom remains a free agent almost a month into NBA free agency with the Los Angeles Clippers seemingly passing on re-signing the veteran forward and the Lakers unclear about their intentions to sign or not sign the former Sixth Man of the Ye ...

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