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Kobe Bryant went to France before the Lakers finale, refers to …

Kobe Bryant went to France before the Lakers finale, refers to season as 's---'

yahoo.com Updated 6 hours ago
This Los Angeles Lakers season was always going to be a trying one full of challenges, but the reality has been something akin to a worst-case scenario. L.A.'s most popular squad enters Wednesday night's season finale at the San Antonio Spurs with a 26-…
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  • Sources: Kobe to begin workouts after trip

    Sources: Kobe to begin workouts after trip

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting and will begin an intense, six-month training program next week upon his return from a short family trip to Europe, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.
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  • Gregg Popovich 'really impressed' with Spurs putting aside Fina…

    Gregg Popovich 'really impressed' with Spurs putting aside Finals flameout, soaring to No. 1 seed

    yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    If the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers in their regular-season finale on Wednesday, they will finish the year at 63-19, tying a franchise record for wins. Even if they don't, they will enter the postseason this weekend as the No. 1 overall…
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  • Kobe Bryant Says Fuck It, I'm Starting My Vacation Now

    Kobe Bryant Says Fuck It, I'm Starting My Vacation Now

    deadspin.com 10 hours ago
    The L.A. Times reports that Kobe Bryant has already jetted off to France for a family vacation, even as the Lakers prepare to play the final game of the regular season tonight in San Antonio. That was news to a team spokesperson.Read more...
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  • Lakers coach D'Antoni uncertain about future

    Lakers coach D'Antoni uncertain about future

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    The Los Angeles Lakers play their final game of the worst season in franchise history on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs. Will it also be the final game of Mike D'Antoni's tenure with the team? The coach says his future is still undetermined.
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  • Measuring the layers of Rick Adelman's greatness

    Measuring the layers of Rick Adelman's greatness

    CNNSI.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Few greats have gone more unacclaimed than Rick Adelman, who may be nearing the end of his run.
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  • Young scores 41 as Lakers snap slide at 7

    Young scores 41 as Lakers snap slide at 7

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (2 days ago)
    Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers snap a seven-game losing streak with a 119-104 victory against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
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  • Nick Young’s Swaggy 360-Degree Reverse Layup

    Nick Young’s Swaggy 360-Degree Reverse Layup

    dimemag.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)
    The Lakers were not able to invite the Grizzlies to the Players Haters Ball on Sunday night. Nick Young and the Lakers had a chance to put another wrench in a Western Conference playoff picture with Memphis battling Phoenix for the final spot in the Wes…
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  • Grizzlies top Lakers, improve playoff chance

    Grizzlies top Lakers, improve playoff chance

    ESPN.com Apr 13 (3 days ago)
    Mike Conley scored 24 points and Memphis pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-90 on Sunday night, moving the Grizzlies a game ahead of idle Phoenix in the race for the final Western Conference playoff berth.
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  • Lakers' Young: No benefit in tanking games

    Lakers' Young: No benefit in tanking games

    ESPN.com Apr 12 (4 days ago)
    Lakers guard Nick Young said there is no motivation for him and his teammates to purposely fold in the final days despite their slow limp toward the finish line.
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  • Lakers are looking for a 'peaceful' way to part ways with ex-Kn…

    Lakers are looking for a 'peaceful' way to part ways with ex-Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni

    nydailynews.com Apr 12 (4 days ago)
    You don’t need Phil Jackson to tell you that Mike Woodson leads the list of NBA coaches who will likely be fired after the Knicks’ season ends this week. Then there are the coaches who are going to the playoffs but could be out of a job if their teams d…
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  • Curry-led Warriors into postseason with win

    Curry-led Warriors into postseason with win

    ESPN.com Apr 12 (5 days ago)
    Stephen Curry had 30 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors clinched a playoff berth with a 112-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
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  • Young: 'Obvious' Lakers will make changes

    Young: 'Obvious' Lakers will make changes

    ESPN.com Apr 10 (6 days ago)
    Nick Young, who can opt out of his contract with the Lakers this summer, said he anticipates a lot of upheaval in the team's future.
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  • Lakers sign GM Kupchak to multiyear extension

    Lakers sign GM Kupchak to multiyear extension

    Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has agreed to a multiyear contract extension late in one of the worst seasons in franchise history.
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  • Steve Nash passes Mark Jackson for 3rd-most assists in NBA hist…

    Steve Nash passes Mark Jackson for 3rd-most assists in NBA history (Video)

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash has had a rough past two seasons, suffering through various ailments and looking like a shadow of his former self. Entering Tuesday night's home game against the Houston Rockets, Nash had played in only 14 games…
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  • Rockets' Harden, Jones score 33 each in win

    Rockets' Harden, Jones score 33 each in win

    ESPN.com Apr 9
    Terrence Jones and James Harden scored 33 points apiece, and the Houston Rockets kept up their playoff push with their third straight victory, 145-130 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
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  • Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesday

    Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesday

    nba.com Apr 8
    ? The Rockets will be without Dwight Howard for a sixth straight game and ninth in the last 11 when Houston pays a visit to the injury-riddled Lakers at Staples Center tonight. Howard first missed time March 17 against the Jazz, a day after a one-point …
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  • D'Antoni sympathizes for Calipari amid rumor

    D'Antoni sympathizes for Calipari amid rumor

    After hearing the rumor that swirled Monday night that John Calipari would be replacing him on the sidelines next season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni actually felt sympathy for the Kentucky coach.
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  • Lakers' Bazemore has torn tendon in foot; out for season

    Lakers' Bazemore has torn tendon in foot; out for season

    nba.com Apr 8
    Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Kent Bazemore, who was injured in yesterday's game against the Clippers, had an MRI exam this morning that showed that he has a torn peroneus longus tendon in his right foot. Bazemore will miss the remainder of the seaso…
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  • Clippers obliterate Lakers for third straight time

    Clippers obliterate Lakers for third straight time

    CNNSI.com Apr 6
    Clippers obliterate Lakers for third straight time
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  • Paul, Griffin lead charge as Clips roll Lakers

    Paul, Griffin lead charge as Clips roll Lakers

    ESPN.com Apr 6
    Blake Griffin and Chris Paul scored 23 points apiece, and the Los Angeles Clippers hung another rout on the Lakers, winning 120-97 Sunday to take three of four games this season from their beleaguered Staples Center co-tenants.
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  • Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Sunday

    Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Sunday

    nba.com Apr 6
    ? New Orleans had won five in a row before losing four straight going into tonight's game. The Pelicans are going without their 2-3-4 scorers in Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday, plus reserve center Jason Smith, all missing due to injury. &qu…
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  • Mavs top Lakers, strengthen playoff position

    Mavs top Lakers, strengthen playoff position

    ESPN.com Apr 5
    Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks strengthened their hold on a playoff position with a 107-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
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  • Lakers' Nash back in likely last game of '14

    Lakers' Nash back in likely last game of '14

    ESPN.com Apr 4
    Steve Nash will likely play in his last game of the season -- and possibly his career -- on Friday against the Dallas Mavericks.
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  • Pau Gasol facing unceremonious exit from Lakers

    Pau Gasol facing unceremonious exit from Lakers

    CNNSI.com Apr 4
    Pau Gasol's time with the Lakers is likely coming to an unceremonious end. What's next?
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  • Video - Same Old Spurs 00:51

    Same Old Spurs

    Apr 16
    Bruce Bowen discusses how the Spurs keep on winning season after season.
  • Video - Kobe To Begin Training After Vacation 02:38

    Kobe To Begin Training After Vacation

    Apr 16
    ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne breaks down Kobe Bryant's plan to start his training program after a trip to Europe.
  • Video - Should Lakers Fans Be Mad At D'Antoni? 02:43

    Should Lakers Fans Be Mad At D'Antoni?

    Apr 15
    Max Kellerman, Marcellus Wiley and Michelle Beadle debate whether Lakers fans should be upset that Mike D'Antoni led the Lakers to a win over the Jazz, hurting the team's chances to get a better pick in the draft lottery.
  • Video - The Forum: Does D'Antoni Deserve To Finish Out Contract? 04:58

    The Forum: Does D'Antoni Deserve To Finish Out Contract?

    Apr 15
    Mark Willard and Arash Markazi discuss if Mike D'Antoni deserves a chance to finish out his contract with the Lakers.

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