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Lakers News: Xavier Henry Says Lakers Don’t Give Up, Aren’t Quitters

The Los Angeles Lakers were able to win a second straight game on Tuesday night at the expense of Phil Jackson's New York Knicks. One player that stood out amongst the rest was Xavier Henry. The Lakers newcomer is dealing with a torn ligament in the left wrist of his shooting hand, but that didn't stop him from suiting up and having a solid performance against the Knicks. -- Celebrate March Madness With 25% ...

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Lakers Injury Update: Kobe Expects To Renew Basketball Activities Soon

http://youtu.be/Krtu_1K7ALU Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has officially been ruled out for the rest of the 2013-14 NBA season. Although Kobe won't play more than six games this season, the superstar shooting guard is anxious to get back to work. -- Celebrate March Madness With 25% Off The Entire Store! Use Code: FutureLaker -- Kobe spoke with Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report on TNT during the matchup bet ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Reveals Origin Of ‘Black Mamba’ Nickname

After the sexual assault allegations back in 2003, Kobe Bryant adopted the nickname/alter ego, Black Mamba, as a way of coping with the ordeal that almost derailed his career as a superstar in the NBA. -- Celebrate March Madness With 25% Off The Entire Store! Use Code: FutureLaker -- Kobe recently gave Ben McGrath of The New Yorker an insight on his popular nickname. Kobe says that he got the idea for the n ...

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Kobe Bryant: ‘I Don’t Just Have That Obsession To Be A Great Coach’

Battling two serious injuries in consecutive years, torn Achilles and knee fracture, Kobe Bryant has had more time doing the rounds fielding questions about all sorts of different topics. One topic of discussion that has come up more and more has been what his plans are for life after basketball. -- Celebrate March Madness With 25% Off The Entire Store! Use Code: FutureLaker -- In a recent interview with CN ...

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Gary Vitti Suggests Pace Of Triangle Offense Minimized Risk

Over the past two years, head coach Mike D'Antoni has basically been public enemy number one in the city of Los Angeles. Although Dr. Jerry Buss had the final say in the hiring of D'Antoni over Phil Jackson, the run-and-gun style of offense taught by D'Antoni hasn't improved the team's chances of competing. In an interview with Ben McGrath of The New Yorker, Lakers trainer Gary Vitti explains how the triang ...

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Kobe Bryant On Shaq: ‘It Used To Drive Me Crazy That He Was So Lazy’

Before Shaquille O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat in 2004, Kobe Bryant and the veteran center didn't really see eye-to-eye in Los Angeles. The two were part of one of the most dynamic duos in NBA history and won three straight titles while playing alongside one another, but the relationship on and off the court simply couldn't last. -- Celebrate March Madness With 25% Off The Entire Store! Use Code: Futu ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Diagnosed With Vertigo; Doubtful Vs Knicks

During the win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night, two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol had to leave the game due to dizziness. The veteran forward did not return and spent the night in the hospital as a result. On Monday, Gasol was officially diagnosed with vertigo according to Lakers PR: After spending the night in the hospital, Pau Gasol has been diagnosed as having had vertigo. MRI on his head this morni ...

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Lakers News: Nick Young’s House Burglarized During Laker Game

UPDATED 12:40 p.m. Nick Young has confirmed the reports that his house was in fact burglarized. Young claims possessions that were stolen total that almost $100,000 in value according to Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times: Nick Young confirms his Sherman Oaks home got robbed last night. Almost $100K in value. "I was just shocked they tried to get Swaggy."— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) Marc ...

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VIDEO: Magic Johnson Says ‘Too Many Ex-Lakers Working For Other Teams’

http://youtu.be/lbvsR8DsoJ8 Lakers legend Magic Johnson has been very vocal about the state of his former team and the direction the franchise is going. It's no secret that the five-time NBA champion isn't happy about what is going on with Lakers and wants to see some drastic changes sooner rather than later. One thing that has bothered Magic recently is the fact that there's too many former Laker greats wo ...

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Steve Nash Says Mike D’Antoni’s Biggest Fault Is That ‘He’s Not Phil’

Perhaps one of the toughest jobs in the NBA is following in the footsteps of Phil Jackson. No matter what head coaches have on their resume or what they may have accomplished in the past, they'll always be second fiddle to the 11-time NBA champion. A perfect example is Mike D'Antoni and the mess that he inherited after being hired over Jackson two years ago. D'Antoni hasn't been able to turn things around a ...

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