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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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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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Lakers News: Rookie Ryan Kelly Believes Lakers ‘Want’ Him Back

With his rookie season officially in the books, forward Ryan Kelly reflected on his first year in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers. Although Kelly's future with the team remains up in the air, the former Duke standout believes the organization wants him back according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters: Ryan Kelly: "I think they certainly want me back but everybody knows it's a business. ...

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Pau Gasol Says Kobe Is ‘One Of The Main Reasons Why I Would Come Back’

Back in 2008, the Los Angeles Lakers made a game-changing move by pulling the trigger on a blockbuster trade to acquire Pau Gasol. The trade turned out to be exactly what was needed to hold onto Kobe Bryant while elevating the team to perennial title contender status. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- As a result of the new dynamic duo in Los Angeles, the Lakers won two consecuti ...

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Steve Nash On Money Comments: ‘Felt Right To Be Open’

Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash may have played his last game in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform. Nash is well aware of the fact that his career could be coming to an end, but wants to continue battling and hopes to return. The veteran point guard is under contract for one more season with the Lakers and will be paid a premium ($9.7 million) in the process. Nash wants to continue playing the game he's come to love ...

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Lakers News: Jordan Farmar ‘Pretty Confident’ He’ll Return Next Season

Two-time NBA champion Jordan Farmar was one of the few familiar faces on the Los Angeles Lakers this season and wants to return next season. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- Farmar spoke to the media on Thursday during the team's exit interviews and is confident that he'll be back next year according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters: Jordan Farmar: "Pretty confident ...

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