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REPORT: Source Questions Kobe Bryant’s Motives On Winning

Kobe Bryant is one of the NBA's greatest competitors and one of the best winners the league has ever seen. Bryant also has had his fair share of controversy throughout his career and now that he is in the final stages of his career, some have wondered whether Bryant is hurting the Lakers. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- ESPN's Henry Abbott penned an article looking a ...

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Kobe Bryant Compares Ronnie Price To The Energizer Bunny

The point guard position hasn't exactly been a strength for the Los Angeles Lakers over the past couple of seasons. In fact, with the number of injuries that have befallen on Lakers point guards the past two years, some would say it's cursed. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Ronnie Price has managed to avoid that so-called curse and remain healthy this preseason and w ...

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VIDEO: Julius Randle, ‘Kobe Said You Can’t Mess It Up, Unless You Want To’

Lakers rookie Julius Randle had his best game of the preseason with eight points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in the Lakers win over the Utah Jazz Sunday night. Most importantly, Randle came out in the second half with a defensive effort that head coach Byron Scott has been waiting for, all of training camp. After the game, when Kobe Bryant was asked about the potential of Randle's growth, in part d ...

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Kobe Bryant Says Lakers Will Play ‘Smashmouth Basketball’

After three consecutive blowout losses in the preseason, the Los Angeles Lakers were finally able to bounce back on Sunday night with an impressive win over the visiting Utah Jazz. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- The first half was about as ugly as it gets for the Lakers with the squad only able to put up 38 points to Utah's 54. The team was out of sync and strugglin ...

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Lakers News: Byron Scott Applauds Julius Randle’s Effort

After dropping three preseason games in a row, the Los Angeles Lakers found a way to win Sunday night. The team rode an impressive second half effort to end up victorious, 98-91. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Several Lakers played well during the stretch including rookie Julius Randle. For his efforts, coach Byron Scott gave him high marks postgame, according to La ...

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Kobe To Julius Randle: ‘If You F*** This Up, You’re A Really Big Idiot’

Julius Randle has been a major talking point for the Los Angeles Lakers this preseason. Byron Scott has not minced words when it comes to the Lakers' prized rookie, and many of the veterans have taken to mentoring the young power forward. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Randle is very fortunate to have mentors like Kobe, Carlos Boozer and Byron Scott to learn from. B ...

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Lakers Preseason: Excellent Second-Half Sparks Comeback Win

The Lakers looked a lot more rested as they opened the fifth preseason game Sunday night against the Utah Jazz. The purple and gold lost their last meeting with the Jazz Thursday night by 33 with 5 key injuries proving to be a huge factor as the Lakers had no answer for their lack of penetration and three point shooting. All five injured players, Nash, Young, Lin, Clarkson, and Henry, also sat out Sunday ni ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Utah Jazz NBA Highlights

After facing each other Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz met again Sunday for a preseason bout. Another lackluster performance ended with Utah coming out victorious in the first meeting causing the team's record to fall to 1-3. Ryan Kelly was expected to make his return Sunday, but injured his other hamstring to keep him sidelined. Jeremy Lin sat out again as Byron Scott sent out Ronnie ...

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Lakers News: Jeremy Tyler To Be Waived; Set To Sign With Team In China

Before heading into Sunday's preseason game against the Utah Jazz, the news broke about Jeremy Tyler being the first of potentially many players to be waived by the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Tyler will be waived and then sign a deal with a team in China: Lakers will waive Jeremy Tyler so that he can sign a deal in China, league sources tell Yahoo. Tyler will not dr ...

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Lakers News: Ryan Kelly Ruled Out Against Jazz With Hamstring Injury

The injury problems for the Los Angeles Lakers continue to get worse and worse. Just when head coach Byron Scott expected to get Ryan Kelly back in the lineup on Sunday against the Utah Jazz, the second-year forward has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury, according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News: You can't make this up. Byron Scott said Ryan Kelly out tonight after injuring his right hamstr ...

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