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VIDEO: Clippers Hang Red And White Balloons On Lakers Statues

The Los Angeles Clippers will play host to the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series on Monday night. According to Mark Medina's Tout account, the Clippers have tied red and blue balloons to every single Lakers statue outside of Staples Center. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West and Chick Hearn's statues are all decorated with Clipper balloons. While the Clippers ha ...

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NBA News: Bulls’ Joakim Noah Wins Defensive Player Of The Year

The first NBA award for the 2013-14 regular season will be announced on Monday night with center Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls set to be named the Defensive Player of the Year according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: The Bulls and the NBA will announce that Joakim Noah is the Defensive Player of the Year at a 4 p.m. news conference, a source familiar with the announcement confirmed. Since being ...

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NBA News: Rick Adelman Announces Retirement After 23 Seasons

After 23 seasons as a head coach in the NBA, Rick Adelman of the Minnesota Timberwolves has decided to call it a career according to NBA.com: Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman today announced his retirement from coaching in the NBA after 23 seasons as a head coach. Adelman will remain with the Wolves in a consultant role. Although Adelman's stint in Minnesota will be considered a disappointment ...

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NBA News: Phil Jackson, Knicks Part Ways With Mike Woodson

Phil Jackson has officially begun to make the drastic moves promised in order to change the culture of the New York Knicks. As expected, Jackson's first major move was firing head coach Mike Woodson and his coaching staff. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Woodson and his staff have been relieved of their duties: Mike Woodson has been fired as the New York Knicks' head coach, the team announced Mond ...

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Charles Barkley Says Shaq Wouldn’t Have Rings ‘If It Wasn’t For Kobe’

http://youtu.be/L60L5IN2W9c Over the past few years, Shaquille O'Neal has made a point of it to call out Dwight Howard whenever possible for his limited ability to be a force offensively. Shaq basically can't stand the way Dwight plays the center position and publicly criticizes him for it often, but the four-time NBA champion isn't alone in his criticism for the three-time Defensive Player of the Year. -- ...

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Jim Buss Says He’ll ‘Step Down’ If Unable To Turn Lakers Into Contender

The one person in the Los Angeles Lakers organization that has gotten the brunt of the blame for the franchise's recent struggles has been Jim Buss. No matter the circumstance or who may actually be to blame, Buss seems to be the scapegoat regardless. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- With the worst season in franchise history coming to a close with much uncertainty moving forwar ...

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Former Pistons GM Offered Entire Roster In Trade Proposal For Magic

Before the Detroit Pistons went through the Bad Boys era and won two consecutive NBA titles, the franchise was in disarray with no direction or hope for the future. With the Pistons being arguably one of the worst teams in the league in the late 1970s, newly appointed GM Jack McCloskey attempted to make a blockbuster trade that would've changed the team and NBA forever. Michigan State had just won the natio ...

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Mitch Kupchak On Trading Draft Pick: ‘I Think There’s A Possibility’

The Los Angeles Lakers will have the highest draft pick the franchise has had since selecting Hall of Famer James Worthy back in 1982. The Lakers selected Worthy with the first overall pick out of North Carolina back in 1982 and will likely draft sixth or higher in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft. On Friday, GM Mitch Kupchak spoke to the media after wrapping up the exit interviews with the players and head coac ...

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Lakers Rumors: Team Planning On Keeping Point Guard Kendall Marshall

The future is uncertain to say the least for the Los Angeles Lakers with no clear indication as to which players will be returning outside of Kobe Bryant, Robert Sacre and Steve Nash. One player that made quite an impression after being called up from the D-League is point guard Kendall Marshall. The North Carolina product called up after Kobe Bryant went down with the knee injury in December and instantly ...

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Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki Reminisce On Mavs Days On ‘The Finish Line’

http://youtu.be/VePNq-V_wxk Veteran point guard Steve Nash continued to battle through injuries as the season came to a close for the Los Angeles Lakers this week. Nash was unable to play the last few games, but remained active while also keeping a positive attitude about his immediate future with the team. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- In episode four of Grantland's The Fini ...

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