Who Will Be Next & The Top NBA News

Who Will Be Next & The Top NBA News


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Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (C) goes up to score between Minnesota Timberwolves' Darko Milicic of Serbia (L) and Kevin Love during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California November 9, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The Los Angeles Lakers just announced that they will unveil a Jerry West statue outside Staples Centers during all-star weekend.   The Lakers have already created a state of Magic Johnson and Chick Hearn, but who should be next Lakers Nation?  Is it Kobe, Kareem, or someone else.

Who deserves a statue outside Staples Center: Los Angeles Times Lakers Blog : Mark Medina

The Latest on the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers finally lost their first game.  The Lakers lost to the Denver Nuggets, 118-112, and fell to a 8-1 record.  Lakers Nation’s Michael Goldsholl provides us with a complete review of the game. [LakersNation]

The Los Angeles Lakers fell to a familiar foe, the Denver Nuggets.   The Lakers played their first game after their debacle against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the effects were clear. The Lakers did not play at full steam for most of the game, and the momentum shifted toward Denver and it never came back. [Lakers.com BasketBlog: Mike Trudell]

Five things to take from last night’s loss to Denver: The Lakers have lost their winning momentum,  bad shots taken by the Lakers,  the team’s defense has flaws, the front line had a miserable game, and Kobe Bryant set another NBA-record as the fastest player to 26,000 points. [Los Angeles Times Lakers Blog: Mark Medina]

Lakers.com sits down and asks guard Steve Blake “Would you rather questions.” [Lakers.com]

The Latest on the NBA

The Sale of the Golden State Warriors to Joe Lacob and Peter Guber as been unanimously approved by the NBA Board of Governed. [NBA.com]

The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat for the second time this season.  Ray Allen dropped 35 points to help the Celtics improve to 7-2, while the Heat have lost two games in a row and have fallen to a 5-4 record. [NBA.com]

After re-evaluating his left knee, Boston Celtics’ forward/center Jermaine O’Neal returned to Boston. [ESPN Boston]

Allen Iverson’s debut for the Turkish Basketball Club Besiktas was postponed because The Answer did not feel “ready.” [ESPN.com]

Dallas Mavericks’ forward Caron Butler will miss his second straight game due to back spasms, but forward Dirk Nowitzki will play despite his injured right ankle. [ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth]

NBA Results for November 11th, 2010

Boston Celtics-112 (7-2) Miami Heat-107 (5-4)

Chicago Bulls-120 (4-3) Golden State Warriors-90 (6-3)

Denver Nuggets-118 (5-4) Los Angeles Lakers-112 (8-1)

NBA Schedule for November 12th, 2010

Utah Jazz (5-3) at Atlanta Hawks (6-3) – ESPN- 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST

Houston Rockets (1-6) at Indiana Pacers (3-3) – 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST

Toronto Raptors (1-7) at Orlando Magic (5-2) – 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST

Charlotte Bobcats (2-6) at Washington Wizards (2-4) – 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST

New York Knicks (3-5) at Minnesota Timberwolves (2-7) – 8:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST

Philadelphia 76ers (2-6) at Dallas Mavericks (5-2) – 8:30 P.M. EST/ 5:30 P.M. PST

Sacramento Kings (3-4) at Phoenix Suns (3-4) – 9:00 P.M. EST/ 6:00 P.M. PST

Portland Trail Blazers (6-3) at Oklahoma City Thunder (4-3) – ESPN- 9:30 P.M. EST/ 6:30 P.M. PST

Detroit Pistons (2-6) at Los Angeles Clippers (1-8) – 10:30 P.M. EST/ 7:30 P.M. EST