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Suki is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona and an unsigned contributing writer for Lakers Nation. Follow Suki on Twitter @TheRealSuki and Facebook. You can check out the rest of his work here.

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Where Kobe Bryant’s Legacy Stands And How His Return Will Affect It

It seems like so long ago, but Kobe Bryant completed one of his greatest individual NBA seasons just under a year ago after tearing his left Achilles tendon. He started off the season shooting lights out, altered his game to drop dimes more often than some of the league's best point guards, and finally pushed his body to the limits by playing nearly every second of every game down the stretch of a grueling ...

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Lakers Nation Poem: A Very Lakers Christmas Wish

All I want for Christmas is for the Lakers to beat the Heat, So purple and gold can once again reign down Figueroa Street, Do it for Chick Hearn, do it for Kobe, or do it for Dr. Buss, Just bring that sense of urgency and make winning this game a must, Give me couple threes from Meeks, and a nice dunk by Swaggy P, But make sure to bring out some of that scrappy D, Pau Gasol doesn't need a triple-dip, but it ...

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Nick Young: Possibly The League’s Sixth Man, But Currently The Lakers’ MVP

When Nick Young signed with the Lakers this past off-season, I had moderate expectations. I figured he would add some scoring, take pressure off of Kobe to create shots, and become a solid addition off the bench. He's certainly added all of that, but been so much more for the Lakers thus far -- exceeding my expectations, by far. I expected him to be streaky, but he's been nothing short of consistent -- poss ...

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Role Play: Four Lakers Are Thriving In Their New-Found Roles

Throughout all of the lineup changes and rotation dilemmas this season, four Lakers have established roles for themselves and thrived in them. Certainly, there have been solid performances by some, and inconsistent performances by others on a night-to-night basis, but Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks, Nick Young, and Jordan Hill have discovered their respective roles and developed a consistency in them. Each has a ...

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Tonight’s Starting Lineup Could Be The Lakers Most Productive

The Lakers announced they would be trying a new starting lineup tonight in the wake of Steve Nash's back injury sidelining him for the foreseeable future. Here's how the lineup is projected to look tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans: PG: Steve Blake SG: Jodie Meeks SF: Nick Young PF: Jordan Hill C: Pau Gasol The notable differences are the infusion of Jodie Meeks and Jordan Hill into the starting line ...

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Lakers New Found Depth Breeds A New Team Identity

When Dwight Howard deciding to leave the Lakers for Houston, Plan B was in full effect and management executed their contingency plan. The Lakers amnestied Metta World Peace, acquired a few players who took less money to play for the purple and gold, and then picked up some more players prior to training camp who unexpectedly made the final roster and have even become major contributors thus far. Wesley Joh ...

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Five Things To Keep An Eye On Going Into The Lakers 2013-14 Season

As the regular season is set to tip off, there are a few things to keep an eye on this year which could determine just how successful the Lakers will be. Health This is probably the biggest factor going into the season. Last season, the Lakers were absolutely riddled with injuries and it was one contributing factor (among many) to the team's struggles and underachievement. The most concerning players are th ...

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Mike D’Antoni Slowly Earning Lakers Fans’ Acceptance, And Rightfully So

As soon as Mike D'Antoni was named head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers last November, he was met with hostility. Had the reports of Phil Jackson's almost finalized return not surfaced, perhaps D'Antoni would've had a chance with Lakers fans. But this is Lakerland, where we as fans demand the absolute best and even when we have the best, we demand more. Personally, I was excited to see what D'Antoni could d ...

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Shaq: “It Don’t Get No Easier” Than Playing With Kobe Bryant

In a recent interview with Sam Amick of USA Today, former Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal had a few comments regarding Dwight Howard (doesn't he always?) and the Houston Rockets: "They could be dangerous, but he's (Howard) in his what, ninth or 10th year? He's been the same all those 10 years, so can he get better while working with (Rockets aide and Hall of Fame big man) Hakeem (Olajuwon)? Is that going to ...

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Should The Lakers Trade Pau Gasol? Maybe, But There’s No Rush

It was only a matter of time before the rumors started swirling around Pau Gasol, and they've come as early as the preseason this year. In a recent report from Fox Sports' Sam Amico, it appears the Lakers are looking to trade Pau Gasol for a young, scoring point guard. Just days earlier, Gasol expressed his desire to retire as a Laker but also said he'd be resistant to taking a significant pay cut next seas ...

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