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Former Laker Smush Parker Punches High Schooler During Pickup Game

Former Laker point guard Smush Parker finds himself in a bit of controversy. Last week, during a pickup basketball game at Basketball City at Pier 36, Parker punched high schooler Wolfgang Novogratz a 6'2, 185 pound star guard at Brooklyn's Poly Prep. According to Pagesix.com, the incident was escalated due to some tough, physical play during the game: "Wolfie scored back-to-back baskets on Smush,” said my ...

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Paul George Talks About His Admiration For Kobe Since He Was A Child

As Kobe Bryant's career winds down, a new era of stars is starting to emerge in the NBA. Many of these stars have grown up watching Bryant and trying to be like him, the same way guys from Bryant's era watched Michael Jordan. One of the league's fastest rising stars is Indiana Pacers guard Paul George. George grew up right outside of Los Angeles, and has watched Bryant since he was a child. George told Blea ...

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Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Calls Pau Gasol A ‘Priority’ In Free Agency

Pau Gasol received a standing ovation during the Lakers final home game, not only because of everything he's done for the team, but also because many believed it was Gasol's final home game as a Laker. With Gasol becoming a free agent after this season and his well-publicized disputes with head coach Mike D'Antoni, many believe that Gasol will head to a contender in the off-season. -- Lakers Nation Store Is ...

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Mitch Kupchak On Trading Draft Pick: ‘I Think There’s A Possibility’

The Los Angeles Lakers will have the highest draft pick the franchise has had since selecting Hall of Famer James Worthy back in 1982. The Lakers selected Worthy with the first overall pick out of North Carolina back in 1982 and will likely draft sixth or higher in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft. On Friday, GM Mitch Kupchak spoke to the media after wrapping up the exit interviews with the players and head coac ...

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Lakers News: D’Antoni Disagrees With Team’s Pace Causing Injuries

Any chance of the Lakers surprising those who believed they would fall this year was done in by the insane amount of injuries the team suffered. As a whole, the Lakers missed 319 games due to injuries this season. When nearly everyone on the team misses time, it becomes more than just luck. Some have questioned whether coach Mike D'Antoni's preferred pace contributed to the team's injury issues. D'Antoni re ...

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Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki Reminisce On Mavs Days On ‘The Finish Line’

http://youtu.be/VePNq-V_wxk Veteran point guard Steve Nash continued to battle through injuries as the season came to a close for the Los Angeles Lakers this week. Nash was unable to play the last few games, but remained active while also keeping a positive attitude about his immediate future with the team. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- In episode four of Grantland's The Fini ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Documentary Set To Air On Showtime This Fall

Kobe Bryant only appeared in six games this past season, but that didn't keep him from staying in the spotlight. From his new Kobe IX shoes to his endorsement of the sports drink BodyArmor, Bryant found a way to stay center stage in the eyes of the media. As fans, we are all in awe of Bryant's amazing basketball skill. From his acrobatic fade-aways to his jaw-breaking dunks, the five-time champion never let ...

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Lakers News: Rookie Ryan Kelly Believes Lakers ‘Want’ Him Back

With his rookie season officially in the books, forward Ryan Kelly reflected on his first year in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers. Although Kelly's future with the team remains up in the air, the former Duke standout believes the organization wants him back according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters: Ryan Kelly: "I think they certainly want me back but everybody knows it's a business. ...

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Pau Gasol Says Kobe Is ‘One Of The Main Reasons Why I Would Come Back’

Back in 2008, the Los Angeles Lakers made a game-changing move by pulling the trigger on a blockbuster trade to acquire Pau Gasol. The trade turned out to be exactly what was needed to hold onto Kobe Bryant while elevating the team to perennial title contender status. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- As a result of the new dynamic duo in Los Angeles, the Lakers won two consecuti ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Envisions Himself Playing Five More Years

Pau Gasol had something of a mixed year this season. Even though he dealt with some injury issues, as well as disagreements with head coach Mike D'Antoni, Gasol improved greatly on his numbers from last season and was the centerpiece of the offense. Now entering his mid-30s, many believe Gasol's best days are behind him, and that he will no longer be a top player in this league. However, Gasol believes he h ...

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