Lakers News, Rumors, and Recap: Kobe Returns and the Pregame Report

Lakers News, Rumors, and Recap: Kobe Returns and the Pregame Report


The time has come. Kobe returns tonight to play against San Antonio to hopefully cinch a win over the Spurs. The last time LA faced them, we got beat by 21 points at home. With Gasol, World Peace, and Bynum recently stepping their game up, it will be interesting to see how they all adjust with the basketball force that is Bryant.

In the past 9 days, the Lakers have played the Spurs 3 timess; it’s almost like a mini showdown in itself, with each team having won one game. Tim Duncan should be on your watch list during tonight’s game. He may be turning 36 next Wednesday, but he scored 19 points against the Lakers this past Tuesday. Tony Parker is also someone to look out for, scoring 29 points and having 13 assists during the last match-up with the Lakers. For more pre-game information, check out our predictions for tonight’s game.

Los Angeles Lakers (40-23) at San Antonio Spurs (45-16)
6:30 PM PST, April 20, 2012
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Radio: 710 AM (English), 1330 AM (Spanish)

Lakers Last Five: 4-1, W @ GS, L vs SA, W vs DAL, W vs DEN, W @ SA.
Spurs Last Five: 5-0, W @ SAC, W @ LAL, W @ GS, W vs PHX, W vs MEM.

Spurs Projected Starting Line-Up:
PG: Tony Parker
SG: Danny Green
SF: Kawhi Leonard
PF: DeJuan Blair
C: Tim Duncan

Lakers Nation News

Derek Fisher Asked for Resignation as NBPA President

Kobe Bryant Will Play Tonight Against the Spurs

Lakers vs Spurs: Pregame Report

Lakers are Read for Kobe Bryant to Return

Did You or Your Friends Get Filmed by Lakers Nation at a Laker Game this season?

Lakers News

Five Questions About Kobe Bryant’s Return [ESPN]

Preview and Chat: San Antonio Spurs [Forum Blue and Gold]

World Peace Rising [NBA]

Lakers Must Find Balance with Kobe’s Return [LA Times]

Talking Tim Duncan: Andrew Bynum [Lake Show Life]

Lakers, Delta Air Lines, and Heal the Bay Clean Up Dockweiler State Beach [NBA]

Kobe or Not Kobe [Sheridan Hoops]

NBA News

Clippers Now One Game Behind the Third Seed [Silver Screen and Roll]

Amare Stoudemire to Return Before Playoffs [ESPN]

Fischer and His Resignation from President of the NBPA President [NBC Sports]

NBA Playoff Picture [CBS Sports]

Scores and More: Lebron Makes MVP Case [SB Nation]

Gabrielle Union Distracting Dwayne Wade? [The Post Game]

Back Surgery Takes Howard Out for the Rest of the Season [NBA]

  • Marty Susman

    Time to look towards the future & see how the Lakers can again be a championship team…

    With the new NBA contract in place they can not continue to spend millions on so called stars since teams like the Heat will be spending $60,000,000 plus on just three guys meaning if they needed to gather another 12 players they would be spending in the area of $175,000,000 after tax’s… That folks is just plaine unreal & undoable…

    So how to put together a real team that will not cost over a hundred million, simple, use the draft… When you pick a new player his salary is really low & you have him for many years at that amount.. Second you use trades BUT do not pick up players who demand anything over say $5,000,000. a year & are young & fast & aggresive…. OK, how do you do the above, simple, see below…

    Trade Pau, World, Blake, Barnes, Ebanks, Morris, G-Lock & the rest of the so called bench for nothing but draft picks in the upcoming draft… You end up with a super young, super fast, super good building block for the future & you have them all for almost nothing salary wise… You would have two salaries that were high, Drew’s & Kobe’s… My guess Drew would LOVE to be the spotlight of the team & Kobe would be upset & demand a trade, fine more draft picks for the Lakers…

    Follow those simple steps & you will have a Thunder type team within a few years…