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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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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Skeptical Kobe Bryant Will Return This Season

After playing in only six games following his return from surgery on his ruptured Achilles, superstar Kobe Bryant went down with a knee fracture shedding a lot of doubt on whether he'd be able to return this season. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- With the season basically lost in terms of contending for a playoff spot, Kobe returning seems a bit pointless and counterproductive ...

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Phil Jackson Isn’t Sure Pau Gasol ‘Would Want To Re-Sign’ With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are at the beginning of what could be an extensive rebuilding process. Kobe Bryant is in the twilight of his career while Mitch Kupchak and company attempts to put the pieces back together in free agency and through the 2014 NBA Draft. It remains to been seen if the Lakers will be able to get back to prominence in the Western Conference in the near future. Former head coach Phil Jacks ...

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Kobe Bryant On Season: ‘Appreciate It Now Because Revenge Is Sweet’

The end is drawing near for Kobe Bryant and the five-time NBA champion is well aware of that fact. Kobe made an appearance at Westfield Culver City Mall to promote his new shoe, Kobe 9 Elite, and talked about the immediate future with the Los Angeles Lakers. Although there's no telling what kind of player Kobe will be once finally back on the floor for the Lakers, the future Hall of Famer believes next seas ...

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Lakers News: Kent Bazemore Calls MarShon Brooks A ‘Young Kobe’

After the Los Angeles Lakers had traded Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors, fans in Los Angeles had no idea what to expect out of newcomers Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. Most believed both Brooks and Bazemore would be nothing more than two other players buried on the Lakers bench, but that has been far from the case. Although Bazemore has gotten his fair share of starts since being acquired by the ...

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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Calls Lakers Defense ‘Concerning’

It has been a rough season to say the least for the Los Angeles Lakers. Injuries have completely torn this team apart while the immediate future of Kobe Bryant hangs in the balance. Despite the fact that Lakers are bound to miss the playoffs and will be in the running for a high draft pick this summer, the team does occasionally show some signs of life. On Friday night, the Lakers did just that by recording ...

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Lakers News: Nick Young Might Not Be ‘Real Close’ To Returning

Veteran guard/forward Nick Young may have returned to the lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers prematurely. Young was able to get back on the floor for his team against the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 23, but that may have been a mistake as he clearly wasn't ready. According to Bill Oram of the OC Register, Young could be out a little while longer: A Lakers spokesman said today that he doesn't think Nick Young ...

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Pau Gasol’s Motivation In Free Agency Is Winning ‘Another Championship’

With Pau Gasol dodging the final bullet in terms of not being traded by the Los Angeles Lakers before the NBA trade deadline, the future remains a mystery for the veteran center. Although a future with the Lakers cannot be ruled out, all signs seem to be point toward Gasol leaving in free agency this summer. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- Recently, Gasol spoke about his upcomi ...

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VIDEO: Steve Nash Talks Stretch Provision In “The Finish Line” Part 2

The first episode of the "The Finish Line" by Bill Simmons' Grantland.com showed a different side of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash and his struggle in the twilight of his NBA career. Nash talked about wanting to get back on the floor and the frustration that comes with watching in the back of Staples Center rather than playing. The first episode gave an inside look at Nash's battle to fight off ...

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Metta World Peace Believes Carmelo Anthony Should Be More Like Kobe Bryant

During his time with the Los Angeles Lakers, Metta World Peace created an unlikely bond with superstar Kobe Bryant that endured through a championship run in 2010 and stays strong today. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- With World Peace spending time with another superstar, Carmelo Anthony, this season, the veteran forward believes that he should take a page out of Kobe's book a ...

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Lamar Odom Unimpressive In First Game With Spanish Club Baskonia

Former Laker Lamar Odom was finally able to get back on the basketball floor on Thursday for Spanish club Baskonia, but failed to make an impression in his first game overseas. According to the Associated Press via ESPN, Odom played in only six minutes in the first half against Unicaja Malaga and failed to return in the second half: Odom played just six minutes to finish the first half, grabbing two rebound ...

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