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Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott In Contact Over Past Few Weeks

The coaching search continues for the Los Angeles Lakers as the storied franchise tries to find the right man for one of the toughest jobs in the NBA. Fans of the team have been anxious and the rumors have started to run rampant about the search, but the Lakers brass is taking their time to make the right decision moving forward. Although it may be quite some time before a new head coach is hired, one name ...

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NBA Rumors: Mike D’Antoni Interested In Warriors Coaching Position

Shortly after resigning as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni has reportedly expressed interest in taking over for the recently fired Mark Jackson in the Bay Area. -- Want Nick Young To Remain In A Lakers Uniform? Join Our #STAYSWAG Campaign! -- According to Sam Amick of USA Today, D'Antoni is interested in the head coaching vacancy of the Golden State Warriors along with Mike Dunleavy: ...

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Magic Johnson on Kobe Bryant: ‘He Is On My Mount Rushmore’

Five-time NBA champion Magic Johnson is about as opinionated as any former Los Angeles Laker. Magic always chimes in on what is going on with the franchise as he's remained passionate about his former team ever since walking away from the game in 1996. Ironically enough, immediately after Magic retired, a new era began with Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant leading the way. Ultimately, the pair went on to wi ...

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Damian Lillard Says Kobe’s ‘Killer Attitude’ Makes Him An Elite Closer

One year after earning NBA Rookie of the Year honors, Damian Lillard is quickly emerging as a superstar. Lillard showed a lot of promise in his first season with the Portland Trail Blazers and has taken it to another level entirely in his sophomore year. After draining a game-winning and series-clinching three-pointer with 0.9 seconds left against the Houston Rockets, Lillard is starting to get mentioned as ...

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Lakers Legend Magic Johnson Picks Michael Jordan Over Kobe Bryant

Ever since Kobe Bryant became a household name with the Los Angeles Lakers more than a decade ago, the superstar guard has gotten comparisons to arguably the greatest player to have ever played the game in Michael Jordan. One player that saw the emergence of Jordan firsthand and also witnessed Kobe's rise to superstardom is Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson. The five-time NBA champion basically passed ...

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NBA News: LeBron James Says Kevin Durant ‘Deserves’ MVP Award

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be enter the second round of the NBA playoffs this week with Kevin Durant soon to be named this season's NBA MVP. Oklahoma City was tested in the first round being taken to seven games by the Memphis Grizzlies, but Durant and company prevailed and now will face the Los Angeles Clippers. Unlike the past few years, the race for the MVP award wasn't close with Durant rising above ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Says D’Antoni Leaving ‘Another Factor’ In Free Agency

Two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol will become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his NBA career this July with plenty of potentially showing interest showing interest in acquiring his services. With Gasol clearly frustrated with his role with the Los Angeles Lakers the last two years due to Mike D'Antoni's system and the endless trade rumors, the consensus seems to be he'll leave the team in fre ...

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NBA Rumors: New York Knicks May Hire Steve Kerr By Week’s End

The New York Knicks appear to have their man in five-time NBA champion Steve Kerr. The rumors have run rampant over the last few weeks about the Knicks searching for a replacement for head coach Mike Woodson, but no candidate has gotten more buzz or consideration from the team than Kerr. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Kerr could be hired by the team this week: The one-horse Knicks coaching d ...

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NBA Rumors: Raptors Consider Targeting Vince Carter In Free Agency

The NBA playoffs have officially come to an end for the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors after both teams were unable to capture a victory in Game 7 of their respective first-round series. Despite their first-round exits, the Raptors and Mavs played better than expected and could come back stronger next season with smarts moves made in the off-season. The Raptors will have their work cut out for them tr ...

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Luke Walton On Kobe Bryant: ‘He Wants To Win At All Costs’

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant is heading into the twilight of his career in the NBA with a lot of uncertainty after consecutive season-ending injuries. Kobe signed a two-year contract extension this past November and has secured his immediate future with the Los Angeles Lakers as a result. Even though Kobe is under contract for the next two years, it's impossible to know if he'll maintain his elite sta ...

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