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VIDEO: Devin Ebanks Says Kobe Never Took A Helicopter To Practice

Former Los Angeles Laker forward Devin Ebanks was stopped on the way into LAX airport over the weekend and asked an off-the-wall question about one of his former teammates from a TMZ reporter. Ebanks was asked if Kobe Bryant had ever taken a helicopter to Lakers practice saying the following via TMZ: Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Kobe Bryant -- I Never Saw Him Helicopter to Practice . ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Says Jason Collins Has Become An ‘Icon’

Veteran center Jason Collins made history on Sunday night becoming the first openly gay player in the NBA. Although former players like John Amaechi have come out after their career ended, Collins is the first to reveal his homosexuality while still being an active player in the league. Not only was it a first for the NBA having an active player, but Collins is the first to come out in all of the four major ...

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Lakers Rumors: Sights Set On Kevin Love And Kevin Durant In 2015, 2016

After plenty of speculation circulated around the league that the Los Angeles Lakers were on the verge of trading numerous players before the deadline, the storied franchise dealt Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors and failed to make another moves. As a result of no other deals outside of Blake heading to the Bay Area, the Lakers were considered to be one of the most disappointing teams in terms of no ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Knows Kobe Will Remain Positive If Out For Season

During the win over the Boston Celtics on Friday, the news broke of Kobe Bryant set to miss at least another three weeks with the fractured knee injury. As a result of yet another setback and re-evaluation, Kobe might ultimately miss the rest of the season. Speaking with the media after the win, longtime teammate Pau Gasol said Kobe will remain positive even if unable to return this season according to Lake ...

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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Says 75% Of Practices Focus On Defense

Over the last two years, head coach Mike D'Antoni hasn't exactly made an impression in terms of getting the Los Angeles Lakers on track defensively. D'Antoni has always been an offensive-minded coach and it shows, but he claims that 75 percent of practices are focused on improving the defense according toBen Bolch of the L.A. Times: Mike D'Antoni said he spends 75% of practices on defense. "That’s our main ...

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Lakers Rumors: Evan Turner Came Very Close To Becoming A Laker

Trade rumors were swirling in Los Angeles for the past few months with Pau Gasol, Jordan Hill, Steve Blake and Chris Kaman all rumored to be on the move before the NBA trade deadline. Although it seemed as though most of these four players would be dealt before the deadline, only Blake was sent packing with the Lakers agreeing to a deal with the Golden State Warriors. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check O ...

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Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Believes Nick Young Will Likely Opt Out

One of the more surprising free agent signings by the Los Angeles Lakers last summer was Nick Young. Not many believed Young would take a considerable hometown discount to join the Lakers, but he did just that and seems to be loving every minute being a Laker. Although Young is a fan favorite and has proven to be one of the team's best players this season, the USC alum will have a decision to make in the of ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Reacts To Steve Blake Trade On Twitter

The Los Angeles Lakers only pulled off one deal before the NBA trade deadline, but it has clearly impacted a lot of the players on the current squad including Kobe Bryant. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear -- Steve Blake was one of the most liked players on the team and was sent packing to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday in exchange for MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore. Even t ...

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Lakers News: Chris Kaman Trolls Lakers Fans At Trade Deadline

Before the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, Chris Kaman was considered as one of a handful of players on the Los Angeles Lakers that would likely be sent elsewhere. Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill were at the top of the list of trade candidates on the team, but Kaman wasn't far behind. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear -- Even though no trade took place involving the Lakers on Thursday befo ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Remains A Laker After Trade Deadline Passes

After three years of trade speculation, Pau Gasol has avoided being traded elsewhere and will remain with the Los Angeles Lakers for the rest of the season according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports: For those wondering, there is no deal pending for Pau Gasol at deadline, league source says. Lakers set to keep him, and his Bird rights.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 20, 2014 Although it seemed inevitable ...

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