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2014 NBA Draft: Grant Hill Says Lakers Should Draft Jabari Parker

Once the 2013-14 NBA season comes to an end, GM Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss will direct their attention to the 2014 NBA Draft. The Los Angeles Lakers will have a lottery pick for the first time since 2005 and there's no better time be drafting in the top 10 with all the talent potentially available. With the Lakers possibly having a pick in the top five, quite a few promising players are in the conversation ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Says Carmelo Anthony Has ‘Championship DNA’

A lot has changed in Laker Land over the past two years and it appears even more drastic changes will be on the horizon with Kobe Bryant demanding the front office turn this around this summer. One of those changes could be the Lakers signing star forward Carmelo Anthony come July. Although Anthony still has to opt-out of his deal with the New York Knicks, the Lakers will be an option if he ultimately makes ...

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Lakers News: Jeanie Buss Says ‘There Was No Role’ For Phil Jackson

Jeanie Buss has been put in a very difficult situation with all that has gone on with her fiance, Phil Jackson. In order to help clear the air on a few things, Buss sat down with Time Warner Cable SportsNet's Bill McDonald to talk about Jackson's recent decision to join the New York Knicks and not the Los Angeles Lakers: “It was clear that Phil wanted to go back to work, but there was no role for him with t ...

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Magic Advises Phil Jackson To Follow Path Of Jerry West and Pat Riley

Now that Phil Jackson is the new face of the New York Knicks franchise, Lakers legend Magic Johnson has a word of advice for the former head coach. Magic took to Twitter on Tuesday and tweeted the following about a few other Lakers legends that took the same path he's taking: All Phil Jackson has to do is look at 2 former players with Laker ties who are 2 of the best NBA executives ever, Pat Riley & Jer ...

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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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