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Magic Johnson Told Jeanie Buss He Wanted To Play For Detroit Pistons

Back in 1979, Dr. Jerry Buss bought the Los Angeles Lakers franchise and his first move as the new owner was about as good as any he made in his 33 years of ownership. -- Lakers Nation Summer Sale Is Here! Get 32% Off Orders More Than $20! Use Code: #TheFuture -- Buss selected Magic Johnson with the first overall pick in the 1979 NBA draft and forever changed the storied franchise as a result. Interestingly ...

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Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak ‘Hopeful’ To Bring Back Nick Young

Veteran guard/forward Nick Young officially opted out of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Even though the Lakers seem intent on making a run at LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, re-signing Young isn't out of the question and GM Mitch Kupchak hopes the team is able to bring him back: "We anticipated and expected that Nick would choose to become a free agent," said Lakers General Manager ...

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Lakers News: Steve Nash ‘Not Necessarily Interested’ In Coaching

Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash is nearing the end of his playing career. At 40-years-old, Nash will likely retire after this coming season following the last year of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. -- Lakers Nation Summer Sale Is Here! Get 32% Off Orders More Than $20! Use Code: #TheFuture -- With Jason Kidd and Derek Fisher becoming NBA head coaches immediately after retiring as a player, Nash being ...

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NBA Trade Rumors: Josh Smith Headed To Sacramento Kings?

The Sacramento Kings have been busy this off-season trying to find a trade partner for the eighth pick in the upcoming 2014 NBA draft. Along with trying to move their lottery pick, the Kings also appear interested in acquiring Josh Smith from the Detroit Pistons, according to ESPN's Marc Stein: One source insists nothing imminent, but I'm told Pistons and Kings have discussed a trade that would send Jos ...

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Lakers News: Team ‘Hopeful’ To Meet With LeBron James

With superstar LeBron James intending to opt out of his deal with the Miami Heat, teams around the league will be hoping to get an opportunity to talk to the perennial All-Star. The Los Angeles Lakers are one of those teams, according to Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times: The Lakers are intrigued by LeBron James reportedly opting out of his contract and are hopeful of meeting with the free agent-to-be, The T ...

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Lakers News: Nick Young Opts Out Of Contract With The Lakers

Heading into the NBA off-season, the Los Angeles Lakers face a lot of uncertainty with the majority of the players on the roster hitting the free agent market. Arguably one of the best players on the squad, Nick Young, has the option to become a free agent and it appears he will become one. -- Lakers Nation Summer Sale Is Here! Get 32% Off Orders More Than $20! Use Code: #TheFuture -- According to ESPN, Nic ...

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LeBron James To Opt Out Of Contract With Heat; Will Test Free Agency

After four seasons with the Miami Heat, superstar LeBon James has decided to opt out of his contract with the team and test the free agent market, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard: LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, has informed the Miami Heat that James will exercise his early termination option and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. LeBron will join Carmelo Anthony as the two biggest names on th ...

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Carmelo Anthony Would Consider Lakers If They ‘Strengthen’ Roster

Once NBA free agency gets underway on July 1, the Los Angeles Lakers intend to make their best sales pitch to Carmelo Anthony. The Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls are all expected to do the same while the New York Knicks hope he considers returning. -- Lakers Nation Summer Sale Is Here! Get 32% Off Orders More Than $20! Use Code: #TheFuture -- It won't be an ea ...

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Lakers News: Carmelo Anthony Expected To Get Sales Pitch From Lakers

NBA free agency is right around the corner with teams in the league able to begin discussions with free agents starting on July 1. -- Lakers Nation Summer Sale Is Here! Get 32% Off Orders More Than $20! Use Code: #TheFuture -- Arguably the biggest name on the free agent market will be superstar Carmelo Anthony and the Los Angeles Lakers appear to be ready to give him their best sales pitch, according to ESP ...

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NBA Trade Rumors: Bulls Offering Trade Package For Kevin Love

The trade rumors continue to circulate around the NBA involving superstar Kevin Love. The three-time All-Star seemed to be on the verge of being traded to the Golden State Warriors, but talks have reportedly ended with the Minnesota Timberwolves now back to square one. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- All signs appear to be pointing to Love being traded at some point in the near ...

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