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The Lakers are either way behind the rest of the NBA, or secret…

The Lakers are either way behind the rest of the NBA, or secretly way ahead of it

yahoo.com Updated 22 hours ago
At some point, we might have to start wondering if the Los Angeles Lakers are playing the NBA’s sneakiest game of possum. The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference strikes up again this weekend, a gathering that the Lakers infamously skipped in 2013. Be…
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  • Byron Scott Says He Doesn't Believe In Analytics. No Shit.

    Byron Scott Says He Doesn't Believe In Analytics. No Shit.

    deadspin.com Feb 26 (yesterday)
    Lakers head coach Byron Scott, whose coaching philosophy basically boils down to "let's go out there and do dumb and bad things on the basketball court," was asked a few questions yesterday about how he utilizes analytics to try and improve hi…
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  • Lakers' Price out 6-8 weeks after elbow surgery

    Lakers' Price out 6-8 weeks after elbow surgery

    nba.com Feb 25 (yesterday)
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Ronnie Price had surgery to remove bone spurs and bone chips from his right elbow.
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  • Scott 'angry' at Lakers' celebration vs. Celts

    Scott 'angry' at Lakers' celebration vs. Celts

    ESPN.com deadspin.com yahoo.com Feb 24 (3 days ago)
    Lakers coach Byron Scott said he was "angry" and "very disappointed" with how some of his players boisterously celebrated Sunday night after an overtime win against the rival Celtics at Staples Center.
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  • Steve Nash hilariously tells a Twitter troll to either watch hi…

    Steve Nash hilariously tells a Twitter troll to either watch his mouth 'or Temecula'

    yahoo.com Feb 24 (3 days ago)
    Nearly retired Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash emerged from a bit of a Twitter hibernation to live-tweet the Barcelona/Man City match on Tuesday. Because Nash is a public figure, a Laker, and someone who has ticked off Laker fans by refusing t…
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  • Lakers outlast Celtics in OT to end skid at 7

    Lakers outlast Celtics in OT to end skid at 7

    ESPN.com Feb 23 (5 days ago)
    No matter how poorly the Lakers and Celtics have played this season, they showed they can still produce a thriller no matter who is wearing the uniforms.
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  • Scott: Randle to participate in summer league

    Scott: Randle to participate in summer league

    ESPN.com Feb 21 (6 days ago)
    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott provided Lakers fans with a glimmer of hope for this summer, saying he expects injured rookie forward Julius Randle to fully recover in time to play on the Lakers' 2015 Summer League team.
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  • Kupchak: Kobe not hurdle to Lakers' rebuild

    Kupchak: Kobe not hurdle to Lakers' rebuild

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Feb 20 (7 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Lakers have been built around Kobe Bryant for nearly two decades, but the organization is preparing to turn the page, even if Bryant is still on the roster, according to general manager Mitch Kupchak.
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  • Sixers acquire two first-round picks, Canaan, McGee

    Sixers acquire two first-round picks, Canaan, McGee

    nba.com Feb 19
    The Philadelphia 76ers announced Thursday that the team has acquired Oklahoma City's protected 2015 first round pick via Denver, the Los Angeles Lakers' protected 2015 first round pick via Phoenix, a 2015 second round pick via Houston, point guard Isaia…
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  • Jerry Krause on Phil Jackson's New York Knick gig: 'He took the…

    Jerry Krause on Phil Jackson's New York Knick gig: 'He took the job for the money'

    yahoo.com Feb 19
    Phil Jackson is being paid $12 million a year to act as the president of the New York Knicks. The former Knick forward and 11-time championship coach of the Bulls and Lakers uprooted from the Malibu furnishings he’s called home since 1999 to help save t…
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  • Kobe Bryant says the 2011 lockout 'was made to restrict the Lak…

    Kobe Bryant says the 2011 lockout 'was made to restrict the Lakers'

    yahoo.com Feb 17
    Kobe Bryant, in his declining years, is easily the most overpaid player in the NBA. He played just 35 games this year before bowing out due to another season ending injury, making $23.5 million and he’ll make $25 million next year. However, Kobe Bryant,…
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  • Sources: Rockets, Lakers eyeing Dragic

    Sources: Rockets, Lakers eyeing Dragic

    ESPN.com Feb 13
    The Houston Rockets are plotting a renewed attempt to try to convince the Phoenix Suns to part with star guard Goran Dragic via trade before next Thursday's NBA trade deadline, according to league sources.
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  • Doubtful? Lakers' Young defends dolphin tale

    Doubtful? Lakers' Young defends dolphin tale

    Lakers reserve guard Nick Young went on the defense Wednesday of his story that a dolphin tried to kill him about a year ago in Mexico after it was learned that comedian Kevin Hart had told an eerily similar tale.
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  • Did Karl Malone just challenge Kobe Bryant to a fight?

    Did Karl Malone just challenge Kobe Bryant to a fight?

    yahoo.com Feb 11
    Man, a lot of aging Basketball Hall of Famers sure seem to have some strong opinions about Kobe Bean Bryant. Karl Malone was a Laker for exactly one season, participating in an injury-plagued final campaign with Los Angeles in 2003-04 that saw the Laker…
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  • Magic Johnson thinks Kobe Bryant should retire if the Lakers fa…

    Magic Johnson thinks Kobe Bryant should retire if the Lakers fail to add a superstar this summer

    yahoo.com Feb 11
    The Los Angeles Lakers, as was the case last season, will have tons of cap space this summer. Unless the odds go against them in this spring’s NBA draft lottery, they will also pick up a young cornerstone high up on the draft board as they did last year…
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  • Magic rips Jim Buss, says Kobe should draw line

    Magic rips Jim Buss, says Kobe should draw line

    ESPN.com Feb 11
    Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson said he has serious questions about whether Jim Buss can turn around the team, which is mired in the worst period in franchise history.
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  • Brian Shaw Just Can't Relate To These Darn Kids

    Brian Shaw Just Can't Relate To These Darn Kids

    deadspin.com Feb 11
    Last week Brian Shaw said that he suspected his players were trying to lose games on purpose. Ever industrious, Shaw refuses to consider this season or his players lost. Instead, as Rachel Nichols described during the first quarter of tonight's games ag…
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  • Video - Clarkson Destroys Exum At The Rim 00:33

    Clarkson Destroys Exum At The Rim

    Feb 25
    Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson posterized Jazz guard Dante Exum in the second quarter of Los Angeles' 100-97 win over Utah.
  • Video - Lakers Come Back, Beat Jazz 01:09

    Lakers Come Back, Beat Jazz

    Feb 25
    The Lakers scored 31 points in the fourth quarter and won 100-97 over the Jazz.
  • Video - Lakers And Analytics 03:42

    Lakers And Analytics

    Feb 24
    Amin Elhassan discussed whether the Lakers are truly using analytics to build their club.
  • Video - Kobe Not Impressed By Teammates 01:25

    Kobe Not Impressed By Teammates

    Feb 24
    Lakers star Kobe Bryant appeared recently on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show and was presented with a interview from his teammates that whom he wasn't too fond of.

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