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Ryan Ward

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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Lakers News: Dwight Howard Re-Aggravates Shoulder Injury

The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling once again with one of the better team in the Western Conference on Wednesday. The Memphis Grizzlies went into halftime with a nine-point lead and appear to have a grip on this game with the Lakers on their heals. Along with struggling once again, the Lakers will be without Dwight Howard for the rest of the game due to the center re-aggravating his shoulder injury accor ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Calls Out Dwight Howard During Team Meeting

The 2012-13 NBA season has finally hit a boiling point for the new-look Los Angeles Lakers. The team has lost 24 games and appears to be on the verge of being knocked out of playoff contention in the Western Conference if things don't get turned around quickly. The loss to the Chicago Bulls on the road on Monday was more costly than most this season. Dwight Howard was upset over a lack of touches on the off ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Gasol Wants To Remain A Starter

With Pau Gasol out for five games recently due to a concussion, the Los Angeles Lakers turned to forward Earl Clark to fill the void. The Lakers' coaching staff was faced with a difficult situation having to depend on Clark in the wake of Gasol's injury and learning Jordan Hill would have to undergo season-ending surgery on his hip. Although Clark was a relatively unknown player and thought to be nothing mo ...

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Kobe Bryant Says Playing With Shaq Is The Reason For Only One MVP

With Kobe Bryant playing in his 17th season in the NBA, the five-time NBA champion is starting to come to grips with the fact that the end of his career is drawing near. Although Kobe may only have two more seasons left in him, the perennial All-Star and future Hall of Famer still playing a very high level that has left many to wondering if father time will ever catch up to him before he calls it quits. In ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Lakers’ Defense, Chemistry Improving

Following the win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers have officially begun a winning streak once again with two straight to their credit. Although two wins isn't anything to get overly excited about for a team that has underachieved all season long, the play of the team as a whole in the last two games has been impressive and promising to say the least. The Lakers have shown a ...

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Brandon Jennings Praises Kobe Bryant’s Defense Following Loss To Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have won two straight games in Mike D'Antoni's "new season" with a new sense of purpose infectiously spreading throughout the team. Although the Lakers will be without Jordan Hill for the rest of the season and Pau Gasol is still trying to get back to form after suffering a concussion last week, the current squad is getting it done with Dwight Howard putting up solid numbers and Kobe ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Ruled Out Tuesday With Concussion

The injury woes continue for the Los Angeles Lakers with Pau Gasol ruled out a fifth straight game due to a concussion according to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com via Twitter: Pau Gasol will not play tomorrow (concussion). It will be his 5th game missed w/ the head injury. He's missed 12 of LA's 37 games so far — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 14, 2013 Although Gasol will miss the matchup against the ...

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Metta World Peace Gets Lucky Bounce On Dunk; Kisses Fan’s Hand

The Los Angeles Lakers were finally able to record their first win of 2013 on Sunday night at Staples Center by taking down the Cleveland Cavaliers in convincing fashion. Along with snapping a six-game losing streak, the Lakers witnessed the return of Dwight Howard, a motivated Kobe Bryant on the defensive end of the floor and Metta World Peace entertaining the crowd as usual. Although World Peace's numbers ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Lakers Must Battle Through Injuries

The Los Angeles Lakers received some more bad news over the weekend learning that arguably the team's best bench player is done for the season. Jordan Hill's hip injury turned out to be worse than first anticipated with the 25-year-old requiring season-ending surgery. With a six-game losing streak heading into the matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday and Magic Johnson already having lost comple ...

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LeBron On Lakers’ Struggles, Criticism: ‘Nowhere Near What We Went Through’

The Los Angeles Lakers will head into their showdown with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night five games below .500 and on the verge of missing the playoffs altogether if the new-look roster can't turn things around in the coming weeks. Although the Lakers have a star-studded roster with Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard leading the way, the team has failed to live up to the extreme ...

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