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NBA Play Of The Week: LeBron James Dunks On Ben McLemore

This rendition of the NBA's Play of the Week comes by the way of Miami and LeBron James. James isn't exactly a fan favorite around these parts, but when you welcome a rookie to the NBA with one of the nastiest dunks of the year, you've effectively earned a spot in the Lakers Nation weekly top plays post. LeBron turned the corner on a side P&R and attacked the rim. Kings' rookie Ben McLemore slid across the ...

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Brian Shaw and the Jackson Disciples

If you’re familiar with former Lakers players and coaching staff, Brian Shaw is rarely unheard of mainly because he has a great resume. If this is the case why has it been so difficult for Brian Shaw and other assistant coaches under Phil Jackson to find head coaching jobs in the NBA? It seemed to those around the league that Brian Shaw was getting prepped for the head coaching job for some time. Why was Sh ...

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Can the Small Market NBA Teams Survive?

One of the critical issues in the NBA lockout is revenue sharing. The collective bargaining agreement that has been active since 1999 was seen as quite favorable to the NBA's owners and players. However the tremendous and ridiculous increase of player salaries has finally taken its full effect. Small market teams such as New Orleans, Sacramento, Minnesota, Milwaukee and Charlotte are struggling to keep aflo ...

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If Shannon Brown Departs, Who Can the Lakers Replace Him With?

The Lakers acquired Shannon Brown in February 2009 in a trade that sent F Vladimir Radmonivic to Charlotte for Brown and Adam Morrison. The Lakers didn't expect to get too much out of this trade, other than to bolster up the depth of their bench, and to get rid of a player who Phil Jackson often referred to as a "space cadet". In his two and a half years as a Laker, Brown has proved to be much more than jus ...

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Where Were You In 2004 During Fisher’s 0.4 Shot?

The Lakers-Spurs game was over pretty quick on Sunday.  Once you see Lisa Salters interviewing Bob in the front row about his encounter with Ron Artest, you knew that game was over.  It also allowed Jeff Van Gundy to grace us with a few bonus sessions of his pointless rants. As the commentators jumped from topic to topic, I began thinking about the 2004 conference semi-final series between LA and San Antoni ...

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