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Ryan is a senior writer for Lakers Nation and Examiner.com with an undying passion writing about the Los Angeles Lakers. Follow Ryan on Twitter: @Lakers_Examiner

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Jeremy Lin On Kendall Marshall: ‘He’s A Phenomenal Passer’

Once Kobe Bryant went down with a knee injury that would sideline him for six weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers were forced to make a move to help shoulder the load in the backcourt. As a result, the Lakers signed D-Leaguer Kendall Marshall. No one knew what to expect from Marshall, but he's been much better than expected in his first seven games with the Lakers. With head coach Mike D'Antoni recently comparing ...

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Nick Young Compares Lakers Locker Room To ‘Funeral’

Following the loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night on the road, the Los Angeles Lakers leading scorer Nick Young spoke in the locker room. Young compared the state of the locker room to a funeral via Bill Oram of the OC Register: Nick Young on somber postgame scene in locker room: "It's sad. It's like somebody died, ain't you all seen? It's a funeral in here."— Bill ...

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James Worthy Says Lakers Have ‘Yet To Come Up With A Leader’

After losing eight of the last nine games, the Los Angeles Lakers have dug a huge hole heading into the toughest road trip of the season. The Dallas Mavericks were able to take down the visiting Lakers with relative ease, and former Lakers star James Worthy believes one of the main reasons for the team's struggles could be a the lack of a leader (via TWCSportsNet): "They have yet to come up with a leader, r ...

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Lakers Rumors: Ike Diogu Could Draw Interest From Lakers

After waiving veteran forward Shawne Williams on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers will have one open spot on the roster. Although the team has indicated no desire to fill the open spot until another player goes down and forces their hand, Ike Diogu may be drawing interest from the Lakers according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: Ike Diogu playing well here at D-League Showcase. League sources say he could dr ...

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Lakers Not Expected To Sign Another Player After Williams Release

Before the deadline on Jan. 10, the The Los Angeles Lakers decided to waive forward Shawne Williams in order to avoid having his deal guaranteed for the rest of the season. The move to waive one of the four players with non-guaranteed contracts wasn't all that surprising considering the team's desire to save money. Although there's been talk of the team bringing in Hedo Turkoglu, it appears they have no int ...

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Nick Young Says Pau Trade Would’ve Ended Season For Lakers

Now that Andrew Bynum has been traded to the Chicago Bulls for Luol Deng, the rumors surrounding Pau Gasol's immediate future have died down for the time being. Gasol may still ultimately be traded before the NBA deadline on Feb. 20, but he's not going to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Andrew Bynum. With the Gasol-for-Bynum swap being the main topic of discussion recently, the team hasn't been able ...

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Lakers Fans Get Caught Having Sex In VIP Bathroom

During the epic loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, two Los Angeles Lakers fans found a way to pass the time in the VIP restroom. According to Radar Online, a couple was caught having sex in a stall of the VIP bathroom on the suite level of Staples Center on Sunday: The Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t score enough points to defeat the Denver Nuggets on the court Sunday night, but one couple SCORED off the cou ...

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Lakers News: Lakers Waive Forward Shawne Williams

With the January 10th deadline for non-guaranteed contracts becoming guaranteed, the Los Angeles Lakers have waived forward Shawne Williams according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: The Lakers have waived Shawne Williams, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 7, 2014 Williams was brought in to be the typical stretch four that head coach Mike D'Antoni has b ...

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Dwight Howard: ‘I Don’t Want To Talk About The Lakers’

With 34 games already in the books for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2013-14 NBA season, the stench of the Dwight Howard era in Los Angeles is nothing more than a bad memory. Although Howard and the Lakers have moved on, the storied franchise must play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at the Toyota Center with the same old questions bound to be asked once again. Howard got his first taste of thing ...

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Lakers Injury Update: Xavier Henry Timetable Pushed Back

Initially, newcomer Xavier Henry of the Los Angeles Lakers was set to be reevaluated on Jan. 9 for a bone bruise suffered on Dec. 29 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Now, things have changed for the third-year pro as his reevaluation won't happen until next week according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters: New UPDATE on Xavier Henry: timetable pushed BACK, will be re-evaluated on either next Mon. or T ...

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