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Pau Gasol Says Phil Jackson Is ‘Worth Every Cent’ Of $60 Million

With Phil Jackson officially becoming the president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks, Pau Gasol was asked a few questions about his former head coach during practice on Tuesday. Gasol thinks it's a bit weird to see Jackson with a Knicks logo behind him according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin: Pau on Phil Jackson: "It's weird to see him with a Knick logo behind him"— Dave McMen ...

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NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony To Leave Knicks In Free Agency

The speculation surrounding Carmelo Anthony's immediate future with the New York Knicks has run rampant during the 2013-14 NBA season. Conflicting reports have surfaced on a weekly basis on whether he'll stay in New York or test the free agent waters this summer. According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on First Take on Monday, Anthony is on his way out of New York: "I was told this last week, I was told this a ...

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Mark Cuban Not Sure Lakers Can Bounce Back Without Dr. Jerry Buss

During his time as the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dr. Jerry Buss put together teams that won 10 NBA titles with Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol leading the way. With Dr. Buss passing away last year, the team simply hasn't been the same with Jim Buss and GM Mitch Kupchak trying to pick up the pieces. Although Buss and Kupchak have tried to rebuild with Dw ...

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Lakers News: TV Ratings For Laker Games Down 50% From Last Season

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently battling through arguably the toughest season in franchise history. Kobe Bryant only played six games this season until a knee injury took him out for the year and the team can't stay healthy or on the right side of .500. With everything that has gone wrong over the course of the 2013-14 NBA season, Lakers fans have begun to tune out the team and it has started to show. ...

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Lakers News: Steve Nash Staying In Game Shape; May Return This Season

Last week, it was reported that Steve Nash was done for the season. Head coach Mike D'Antoni let it be known that Nash wouldn't play the rest of the way, but now it appears that the veteran point guard might get back on the floor. -- Celebrate March Madness With 25% Off The Entire Store! -- According to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com, Nash is staying in game shape and might return this season: Nash told me on F ...

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NBA News: Cavs’ Kyrie Irving Suffers Potential Season-Ending Injury

The 2013-14 NBA season has gone from bad to worse for the Cleveland Cavaliers with All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving potentially done for the season according to Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer: It's possible the Cavaliers lost Kyrie Irving for the season in Sunday's 102-80 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night at Staples Center. Irving, the Cavs All-Star point guard, left the ga ...

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NBA Rumors: LeBron James To Consider Knicks Due To Phil Jackson Signing

The impact of Phil Jackson signing on to be the President of Basketball Operations for the New York Knicks is already starting to be felt around the NBA. Perhaps the most intriguing news to break since Jackson agreed to join the Knicks is superstar LeBron James considering signing with New York this summer. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, LeBron may choose to opt out of his deal this su ...

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Lakers News: Jordan Farmar Suffers Groin Injury During Practice

Injury problems continue to ravage the roster for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. As if Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash being ruled out for the season wasn't bad enough, the Lakers will now be without Jordan Farmar due to a groin injury according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters: Per Lakers PR, Jordan Farmar suffered a right groin strain today in practice. Will be evaluated either today or tom. to se ...

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Steve Nash Knew Right Away Kobe-Dwight Dynamic Wouldn’t Work

The Los Angeles Lakers went all out before heading into the 2012-13 NBA season. GM Mitch Kupchak pulled the trigger on two blockbuster trades to acquire two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and arguably the best center in the game, Dwight Howard. Unfortunately, neither trade worked out long-term with the Lakers losing Dwight in free agency and Nash only playing 60 games over the course of two seasons. -- Celebrate M ...

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Kurt Rambis Slept In Living Room Of Friend’s House During Showtime Era

Current assistant coach Kurt Rambis has quite the history with the Los Angeles Lakers. Along with being the head coach at one point in time, Rambis played a fairly big role in the Showtime era playing alongside Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Rambis won four NBA titles during his playing days with the Lakers and went from being a benchwarmer to a starter on an extremely talented team bu ...

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