Lakers Rumors & News Recap: No Need to be Catty
Kobe Bryant finished the game in Dallas this weekend with 19 points despite not attempting a shot in the first quarter. Even with Nash out, Bryant and the crew rained down on Dallas taking home an impressive win. But not everyone was happy.
The Dallas Mavericks broadcast team was less than impressed. Frustrated with their struggling team, at home, the media group made jeers at Kobe for attempting a leaning, one-legged shot, something that Maverick Dirk Nowitzki made famous. Kobe did not make the shot, but fans could hear the announcer say “Don’t do that in here. Don’t do that in this building.”
You may not have liked the shot, but the Lakers still won.
Unfortunately, both Steve Nash and Steve Blake have been ruled out for Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers. It’s been almost a month since Nash was sidelined with the leg fracture sustained in the loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and it still remains uncertain at this point in time how much longer he’ll stuck watching from the sidelines. Kobe Bryant is waiting for the opportunity to play with his backcourt partner once again. Once Nash gets back on the floor, Kobe believes his game will change from facilitator/scorer to strictly scoring.
Bench players, like Antawn Jamison, and having a chance to show their talents with Nash and Blake out. Over the last few games, this vet has really made a difference during game time. Jamison’s offensive emergence during the past few games have been a great positive for the Lakers.
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Lakers Nation News
Beast or Burden: Changing Fortunes [Silver Screen and Roll]
Video: Robert Sacre Has a Tribute Video [Silver Screen and Roll]
Pau Gasol Playing Through Knee Tendinitis [Silver Screen and Roll]
Spears: Lakers Also Interested in Pietrus [Silver Screen and Roll]
Trending Up: Metta World Peace [Forum Blue and Gold]
Jordan Hill Respectful of Mike D’Antoni Giving Him Limited Minutes vs. Memphis [Inside the Lakers]
Pau Gasol’s Lakers Future is Now [OC Register]
Nash’s Return Date Remains Uncertain [Daily News]
Antawn and the “Second Unit” [LA Times]
Darius Johnson-Odom Sent Back to the D-Fenders [LA Times]
Steve Nash Skips MRI, Does Strengthening Drills Instead [Lakers Blog]
Steve Nash, Steve Blake Ruled Out Tuesday vs. Indiana [Inside the Lakers]
Gasol Slowed by Tendinitis in Both Knees [OC Register]
Mavericks Broadcaster Disgusted with Kobe’s One-Legged Dirk Shot in Dallas (VIDEO) [ProBasketballTalk]
It’ll Be Different … When Steve Nash Comes Back [ESPN]
Pau Gasol: Tendonitis in Both Knees “Bothering Me For a While” [Inside the Lakers]
Lakers/Mavericks: Well, Hello There, Lakers [Forum Blue and Gold]
Tony Parker’s 32 Fuel Spurs in 2OT Victory Over Raptors [ESPN]
Rashard Lewis Suddenly Out of the Heat’s Rotation [ProBasketballTalk]
Nuggets Beat New Orleans 102-84 [NBA.com]
Knicks Improve to 5-0 at MSG With Victory over Pistons [ESPN]
Paul Pierce is Playing More Like Ray Allen This Season [ProBasketballTalk]
It’s Raining Threes on the Suns’ Heads [Bright Side of the Sun]
Warriors Anticipating Bogut’s Return [NBA.com]
Shook Ankles: Jameer Nelson Half-Murders Paul Pierce [Shaky Ankles]
Rajon Rondo One Rebound Shy of Triple Double in Celts’ Win [ESPN]
Holiday Leads 76ers to 104-101 Win Over Suns [NBA.com]
Ricky Rubio May be Back Sooner Than Expected [ProBasketballTalk]
Jrue Holiday’s 33 Points, 13 Assists Lift 76ers by Suns [ESPN]
League Mourns Loss Of Sasha McHale [NBA]