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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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Kent Bazemore Trade To Lakers ‘Angered’ Warriors’ Stephen Curry

Heading toward the NBA trade deadline on February 20, the Los Angeles Lakers were rumored to be exploring a number of different options. Jordan Hill, Chris Kaman and Pau Gasol were being dangled as trade bait with potentially a few trades set to go down. Ultimately, the Lakers decided to pull the trigger on only one deal to send Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for MarShon Brooks and Ken ...

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Avery Johnson Says ‘A Lot Of Coaches’ Would Love To Work With Kobe Bryant

During the course of his NBA career, superstar Kobe Bryant has been known to butt heads with quite a few head coaches that have come and gone in Los Angeles. Not even the great Phil Jackson was immune to clashing with Kobe as the two were not fond of one another after winning three consecutive titles together. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- Despite Kobe finding it tough to get ...

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James Worthy Says Next Lakers Coach Must Preach ‘No Defense, No Ring’

The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of another transition period at head coach following the resignation of Mike D'Antoni. Although there are plenty of viable options for the storied franchise, three-time NBA champion James Worthy believes the next head coach needs to emphasize a few things. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- The current Time Warner Cable SportsNet analyst rec ...

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Lakers Rumors: Jerry Buss Would’ve Hired Byron Scott Before Mike Brown?

Back in 2011, the Los Angeles Lakers were forced to make a drastic change following the departure of legendary head coach Phil Jackson. Obviously, it is never easy to replace a coach with Jackson's resume, but the team had no choice and ultimately hired former Coach of the Year, Mike Brown. -- Think You Know Everything About The 1980's Lakers? Take The Ultimate Fan Quiz! -- Brown wasn't the popular choice b ...

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Lakers News: Team Hasn’t Talked To George Karl About Coaching Job

It will take some time for the Los Angeles Lakers to make a decision on who'll be the next head coach of the storied franchise. With no shortage of viable options, the Lakers taking time to weigh the pros and cons of candidates is a smart move after Mike Brown and Mike D'Antoni failed to pan out. One candidate that may have an inside track with GM Mitch Kupchak is George Karl. The former Coach of the Year e ...

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Jeanie Buss On Kobe Bryant’s Extension: ‘Worth Every Dime’

Back in November of last year, the Los Angeles Lakers made a bold and somewhat questionable move by signing Kobe Bryant to a lucrative two-year contract extension. Kobe had yet to return to the floor after suffering the Achilles injury the season before with a lot of uncertainty surrounding his future. Regardless of whether he'd be the same player, the Lakers locked him up anyway with an extension worth $48 ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant ‘Didn’t Care’ About Mike D’Antoni Resigning

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Over the past few months, Kobe Bryant has stayed out of the public eye in terms of talking to the media or making appearances in which he'd field questions. On Thursday, Kobe stepped back into the spotlight on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The five-time NBA champion talked about a variety of different topics from his health, Michael Jordan, the current state of the Los Ange ...

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Roy Williams: ‘I’m A College Coach And That’s Where I Belong’

One of the biggest names on the college level mentioned as a head coaching candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers is Roy Williams of the University of North Carolina. -- Want Nick Young To Remain In A Lakers Uniform? Join Our #STAYSWAG Campaign! -- Williams is considered a top tier college coach and is currently in an ideal position with the Tar Heels. Although taking Lakers job would be appealing, the 63-yea ...

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VIDEO: Nick Young Named A Nominee For ‘Shaqtin A Fool’ MVP

http://youtu.be/HsnfLVjR79s It's about that time of the year again when former Laker Shaquille O'Neal breaks down the worst plays of the NBA season and picks the nominees for "Shaqtin A Fool" MVP. With JaVale McGee going down with a broken leg back in February, the Denver Nuggets center will not be defending his title this time around. So with McGee out of the running, in comes Nick Young. -- Want Nick Youn ...

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Lakers News: Dirk Nowitzki Takes Jab At Kobe Bryant For Contract Extension

After the Los Angeles Lakers signed Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million back in November, a lot of people were surprised and baffled that the team would invest so much money in an injured superstar with an uncertain future. The consensus was that the team re-signed the future Hall of Famer out of respect for everything that Kobe had done for the franchise. Not to mention the fac ...

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