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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Is The Team Over-Practicing?

Byron Scott came into the season vowing that the Los Angeles Lakers would have an intense training camp. He said that the Lakers would be focusing on defense and conditioning, and he has stuck by his word. Kobe Bryant called it the toughest training camp he has ever experienced, and Lakers players were running sprints to end practices almost every day. However, there may have been an unforeseen issue from a ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Most Impressive, Disappointing Players

Topic: We wonder which Los Angeles Lakers player has been the most impressive and most disappointing through the team's first two preseason games. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Context: The Los Angeles Lakers finally took the basketball court for the first time this week, participating in two preseason games. The first was a 98-95 victory over the Denver Nuggets wh ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Initial Preseason Observations

Los Angeles Lakers basketball finally made its return this week as the Lakers took on a couple of Western Conference teams that they are all too familiar with. The week started off with a 98-95 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Thursday was not as kind as the Lakers suffered a 120-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Fans got their first glimpses of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash for the first time in many mon ...

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Five Reasons 2014-15 Lakers Could Really Mesh Together

PAGES: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Coming into the 2014-2015 season, expectations are much different than in years past for the Los Angeles Lakers. There's not much chatter of championship hopes, and making the playoffs seems like the most reasonable aspiration for this Lakers team at this point in time. The Lakers were unable to lure a superstar to Los Angeles over the summer, and instead of spending big money o ...

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Lakers Fans Need To Be Excited About The NBA’s New TV Deal

Earlier this week, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced a massive new TV rights deal with ESPN and Turner Sports that is worth $24 billion over nine years. The deal is set to kick in after the 2015-2016 season when the current TV deal expires. This is a massive number and far greater than what the current deal is paying the league. The NBA, on average, received about $930 million from its current TV deal. ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Who Will Step Up In Nick Young’s Absence?

Topic: We wonder which Los Angeles Lakers player most needs to step up while Sixth Man of the Year candidate Nick Young is injured. Context: Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were in the midst of one of the worst seasons in team history. The team lost 319 games due to injury and with Kobe Bryant gone for most of the season, the team was in dire need of someone to step up and take the reins. That player wa ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Would Kobe Make A Good Coach?

With Kobe Bryant likely entering his final years as an NBA player, the time has come to think about what Bryant will do after he has finally played his last game. Bryant has already begun to look into different business ventures, but the game of basketball will forever be where his heart is. Numerous players go into management or broadcasting once they are done in the league, but many others also try coachi ...

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Kobe’s Extension Incorrectly Blamed For Lakers Free Agent Failures

PAGES: 1 | 2 | 3 For the millions of people who hate the Lakers and Kobe Bryant, and the basketball writers who love any opportunity they can get to mask an opinion as fact, this was another great summer. Not only have they been able to rejoice in the Lakers failed attempt at building a playoff-caliber roster, but they seem giddy like schoolgirls at the prospect of Kobe finishing his career without another  ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: X-Factor For The Upcoming Season

Mitch Kupchak and the rest of the Lakers front office have done an admirable job of putting together a roster with both veteran leadership, and young talent full of potential. The result is that no one knows quite what to expect from the Lakers this season. Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Carlos Boozer all come into this season with a chip on their shoulder. Each has been questioned this off-season about what t ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Who Has The Most To Prove?

Topic: Coming into training camp, which Lakers player has the most to prove? Context: Many experts and prognosticators have not been kind to the Los Angeles Lakers this off-season. Whether it is talking about individual players or the entire team, the Lakers have acquired many doubters coming into this season. With veteran players coming off of major injuries, guys coming off of subpar seasons, young player ...

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