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LeBron James Dropped D’Angelo Russell To The Floor With A Pass …

LeBron James Dropped D’Angelo Russell To The Floor With A Pass Straight To His Junk

dimemag.com Updated 3 hours ago
Cavaliers' LeBron James drops Lakers' D'Angelo Russell with below-the-belt pass pic.twitter.com/7K2piMMNmi — Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 11, 2016 Well, this doesn’t look like any fun. During the third quarter of Wednesday’s game between the Cav…
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  • Lakers' Byron Scott says D'Angelo Russell not as matu…

    Lakers' Byron Scott says D'Angelo Russell not as mature as Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul were as rookies

    ESPN.com 51 minutes ago
    Lakers' Byron Scott says D'Angelo Russell not as mature as Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul were as rookies
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  • Cavs' Love suffers left shoulder 'stinger' against Lakers

    Cavs' Love suffers left shoulder 'stinger' against Lakers

    nba.com 3 hours ago
    Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love left Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers after reinjuring his surgically repaired left shoulder and did not return, but he said afterward he doesn't expect to miss any more time .
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  • Pistons retire Billups' jersey

    Pistons retire Billups' jersey

    nba.com 4 hours ago
    Moments before his jersey went up to the rafters, Chauncey Billups spoke to the crowd about the night the Detroit Pistons wrapped up the 2004 NBA title by routing the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of the Finals.
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  • Kobe Bryant Once Gave Pretty Hilarious Sex Advice To A Reporter

    Kobe Bryant Once Gave Pretty Hilarious Sex Advice To A Reporter

    deadspin.com 6 hours ago
    Same, Kobe, same. Complex ran a fun feature today, where they asked 18 different journalists who have covered the Lakers for their favorite Kobe story. There are some gems in there—like the time Kobe and the team’s play-by-play announcer raced down the …
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  • Lakers Fans Will Love The Reason Pau Gasol Was So Thrilled To B…

    Lakers Fans Will Love The Reason Pau Gasol Was So Thrilled To Be Named An All-Star Replacement

    dimemag.com 9 hours ago
    Getty Image When the Bulls announced Monday that Jimmy Butler would be out three to four weeks with a knee strain, there was a silver lining: Pau Gasol would take his place at the All-Star game in Toronto. And for good reason. Gasol is averaging 17 poin…
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  • Report: Lakers once called Cavs about Kobe-for-LeBron mega-deal

    Report: Lakers once called Cavs about Kobe-for-LeBron mega-deal

    yahoo.com ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    Ahead of Wednesday night's meeting between the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers — the first of two matchups between the two clubs in the next month, and Kobe Bryant's final visit to Ohio before he retires at the end of this season — ESPN.com's…
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  • These Heartwarming Kobe Bryant Stories Show A Much Different Si…

    These Heartwarming Kobe Bryant Stories Show A Much Different Side Of ‘Mamba Mentality’

    dimemag.com 11 hours ago
    Getty Image Kobe Bryant was a killer. That’s what you might remember most about the Los Angeles Lakers icon once he finally retires after a storied 20-year run in the NBA. Through five championships, two Finals MVPs, two scoring titles, two Olympic gold…
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  • Report: The Lakers Wanted To Trade Kobe Bryant For LeBron James…

    Report: The Lakers Wanted To Trade Kobe Bryant For LeBron James In 2007

    deadspin.com dimemag.com 12 hours ago
    ESPN’s Brian Windhorst brings us a report that offers the chance to imagine a fun alternate history: What if the Lakers had traded Kobe Bryant for LeBron James?Read more...
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  • Is Winning 73 Games More Important Than Winning An NBA Title?

    Is Winning 73 Games More Important Than Winning An NBA Title?

    dimemag.com 13 hours ago
    Getty Image Only one team has ever won 70 games in an 82-game NBA regular season. Only one. That’s it. But there have been 65 NBA champions since the Lakers — then in Minneapolis — won the first NBA Title in 1949-50. Chicago’s 72-win campaign in the 199…
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  • ESPN Now: David Thorpe and Henry Abbott disagree that Magic……

    ESPN Now: David Thorpe and Henry Abbott disagree that Magic…

    ESPN.com Feb 9 (yesterday)
    David Thorpe and Henry Abbott disagree that Magic Johnson's hypothetical Lakers revival strategy would slay the Warriors.
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  • Kobe heats up after cold start, then goes cold again in Lakers&…

    Kobe heats up after cold start, then goes cold again in Lakers' loss

    ESPN.com Feb 9 (2 days ago)
    Kobe heats up after cold start, then goes cold again in Lakers' loss
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  • Kobe Bryant Couldn’t Help But Laugh At Barely Getting This ‘Dun…

    Kobe Bryant Couldn’t Help But Laugh At Barely Getting This ‘Dunk’ Over The Rim

    dimemag.com Feb 8 (2 days ago)
    This is what 20 seasons, seven NBA Finals appearances, two Olympic Games, and a body approaching 40 years old does to an athlete of Kobe Bryant’s caliber. Remember when the Los Angeles Lakers superstar might have exploded off one foot for a soaring reve…
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  • Nikola Vucevic Hits Another Game-Winning Turnaround Buzzer-Beat…

    Nikola Vucevic Hits Another Game-Winning Turnaround Buzzer-Beater

    deadspin.com Feb 7 (3 days ago)
    The Orlando Magic downed the Atlanta Hawks at home today thanks to this wild turnaround buzzer-beater from Nikola Vucevic. This is eerily similar to a game Vucevic hit back in November against the Lakers. Maybe the Magic should make their whole offense …
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  • Oklahoma City is the NBA's next contender to take on Golden Sta…

    Oklahoma City is the NBA's next contender to take on Golden State

    yahoo.com Feb 6 (5 days ago)
    In June 2012, the Oklahoma City Thunder bowed out of the NBA Finals in rather respectable fashion. It was assumed that OKC was in its first of what would be several consecutive pairings with the LeBron James-led Miami Heat, and that this league had its …
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  • Browbeaten: Anthony Davis Missed A Wide-Open Breakaway Dunk Lat…

    Browbeaten: Anthony Davis Missed A Wide-Open Breakaway Dunk Late In The Lakers Loss

    dimemag.com Feb 5 (6 days ago)
    Anthony Davis had himself a game against the Los Angeles Lakers with 39 points and 11 rebounds, even though he was overshadowed by Kobe Bryant’s heroics. But even as he reminded national TV audiences why so many basketball writers (including us) are bre…
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  • Kobe Gets Revenge For Being Dunked On By Nailing A Game-Clinchi…

    Kobe Gets Revenge For Being Dunked On By Nailing A Game-Clinching Three

    dimemag.com Feb 5 (6 days ago)
    USA TODAY Sports Even though the Los Angeles Lakers are lottery-bound, Kobe Bryant refuses to go gently into that good night. After scoring a season-high 38 points on Tuesday, Kobe kept it going with a 27-point, 12-rebound effort against the New Orleans…
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  • Kobe, Oh Noooo: The Los Angeles Lakers won tonight (!), their s…

    Kobe, Oh Noooo: The Los Angeles Lakers won tonight (!), their sec…

    deadspin.com Feb 5 (6 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Lakers won tonight (!), their second in a row (!!), on the back of a great game from Kobe Bryant (!!!). Old man Kobe had 27 points, and not a single turnover. He, of course, shot 10-for-24, but hey, it’s Kobe, that’s what you’re gonna ge…
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  • Lakers' Julius Randle beginning to find his 'niche&ap…

    Lakers' Julius Randle beginning to find his 'niche' in the NBA

    ESPN.com Feb 3
    Lakers' Julius Randle beginning to find his 'niche' in the NBA
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  • Andrew Wiggins Drains A Fadeaway Over Kobe Bryant And Tells Mam…

    Andrew Wiggins Drains A Fadeaway Over Kobe Bryant And Tells Mamba ‘I Got It From You’

    dimemag.com Feb 3
    For one night, at least, Kobe Bryant was his old self. The Los Angeles Lakers legend poured in 38 points on 7-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc while leading his woebegone team to a 119-115 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Mayb…
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  • Watch Kobe Bryant Go Off For A Vintage 38 Points In A Win Over …

    Watch Kobe Bryant Go Off For A Vintage 38 Points In A Win Over The Timberwolves

    Subscribe to UPROXX Treasure moments like last night, Los Angeles Lakers fans. Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 38 points on 10-21 shooting (and a scorching 7-11 from the 3-point line) to lead the Lakers to victory at home over the Minnesota Timberwolve…
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  • Byron Scott And A Clippers Announcer Got Into A War Of Words Ov…

    Byron Scott And A Clippers Announcer Got Into A War Of Words Over D’Angelo Russell

    dimemag.com Feb 2
    Getty Image As the head coach of a team with no playoff aspirations, Byron Scott’s main job (besides keeping Kobe Bryant happy) is to oversee the development of the Los Angeles Lakers’ promising young players. Of those players, none are younger or more …
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  • Video - Steve Nash Announces Retirement 03:04

    Steve Nash Announces Retirement

    Mar 21
    Stephen A. Smith discusses Steve Nash's retirement and his place among the greatest point guards in history.
  • Video - Steve Nash On Decision To Retire 03:13

    Steve Nash On Decision To Retire

    Mar 21
    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash discusses his time with the Lakers, legacy questions, and his decision to retire.
  • Video - The D'Antoni Revolution 06:54

    The D'Antoni Revolution

    Mar 20
    Mike D'Antoni changed the game with rapid ball movement and spacing players on the court. The game has changed accordingly, but the man that brought this about is no longer coaching in the NBA.
  • Video - Hayward Leads Jazz Past Lakers 01:15

    Hayward Leads Jazz Past Lakers

    Mar 19
    Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 22 points in the Jazz's 80-73 win over the Lakers.