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Watch Isaiah Thomas Hit Game-Tying Shot & Stare Down Floyd …

Watch Isaiah Thomas Hit Game-Tying Shot & Stare Down Floyd Mayweather

dimemag.com Updated 59 minutes ago
It may have been providence last night for the Suns and free agent acqusition Isaiah Thomas. The 5-9 point guard was in the perfect spot to knock down a 20-foot jumper and send the Lakers-Suns preseason game into overtime right in front of undefeated bo…
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  • Kobe shrugs off critical article, cites media 'cycle'

    Kobe shrugs off critical article, cites media 'cycle'

    ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    Kobe Bryant, speaking to media after an ESPN The Magazine piece suggested he played a significant role in the Lakers' recent slide, said it wasn't the first critical article focused on him and wouldn't be the last.
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  • Video Finally Surfaces Of Willis Reed Fighting The Entire Laker…

    Video Finally Surfaces Of Willis Reed Fighting The Entire Lakers Team

    deadspin.com 12 hours ago
    Everybody knows about Knicks center Willis Reed's legendary walk onto the court for warmups before Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals, a game he wasn't supposed to play. Reed only made two shots in 27 minutes, but as Bob Ryan said in the linked SportsCentury…
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  • Lakers' Lin returns after week out for ankle

    Lakers' Lin returns after week out for ankle

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin returned in a 114-108 preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday after missing more than a week with a sprained left ankle.
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  • Paul George, Flea, Phil Jackson Defend Kobe Bryant Amid Media S…

    Paul George, Flea, Phil Jackson Defend Kobe Bryant Amid Media Scrutiny

    dimemag.com 16 hours ago
    It hasn’t been a great past few days for Kobe Bryant. After getting absolutely fooled by a sick crossover from Alec Burks, the Los Angeles Lakers legend awakened to media scrutiny unlike most any he’s faced throughout his 18 years in the NBA on Monday m…
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  • Kobe hoping to create new identity for storied franchise

    Kobe hoping to create new identity for storied franchise

    nba.com 21 hours ago
    Byron Scott realizes he got his dream coaching job at a time when the Los Angeles Lakers are much closer to their absolute worst than their hallowed best.
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  • Anonymous NBA Agents: Nobody Wants To Play With Kobe Bryant

    Anonymous NBA Agents: Nobody Wants To Play With Kobe Bryant

    deadspin.com dimemag.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    ESPN has dropped a feature on Kobe Bryant in the latest issue of ESPN: The Magazine, and it's a doozy. The title "Is Kobe Bryant the reason for the Los Angeles Lakers' downfall?" seems misleadingly non-committal, as author Henry Abbott clearly…
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  • Lakers waive Keith Appling, Jeremy Tyler

    Lakers waive Keith Appling, Jeremy Tyler

    nba.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    The Los Angeles Lakers have waived guard Keith Appling and forward Jeremy Tyler, reducing their training camp roster to 17 players.
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  • Watch Ronnie Price Get Steal, Go Behind-Back To Wes Johnson For…

    Watch Ronnie Price Get Steal, Go Behind-Back To Wes Johnson For Huge Slam

    dimemag.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    The 2014-2015 Los Angeles Lakers might not be Kobe Bryant, a crippled Steve Nash, Julius Randle, and a bunch of cast-off, re-treads after all! Well, not really. But this is still a fun highlight. In a clip emphasizing just how talented even middling NBA…
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  • Kobe On Julius Randle Having Him As A Mentor: “It Means He Can’…

    Kobe On Julius Randle Having Him As A Mentor: “It Means He Can’t F**k It Up”

    dimemag.com Oct 20 (2 days ago)
    The Lakers stormed back from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat the Utah Jazz at home last night, 98-91. Kobe Bryant‘s 26 points and Ronnie Price‘s defense were the biggest reasons why. Rookie Julius Randle had a decent game, too, with eight points, fi…
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  • Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant somethin' fierce during Jazz …

    Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant somethin' fierce during Jazz preseason loss to Lakers (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 20 (2 days ago)
    He's not exactly a household name, but Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks established himself last season as one of the league's most potent reserve scorers, a 6-foot-6 wing with a knack for getting to the rim. During Sunday's preseason matchup with the Los Ang…
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  • Lakers' Henry (knee) out rest of preseason

    Lakers' Henry (knee) out rest of preseason

    ESPN.com Oct 18 (4 days ago)
    Lakers guard Xavier Henry will miss the rest of the preseason as he seeks further treatment on his balky right knee.
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  • Nash: Health issues less severe this season

    Nash: Health issues less severe this season

    ESPN.com Oct 18 (4 days ago)
    Lakers guard Steve Nash says his health issues are not as severe as they were last season.
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  • Watch Rookie Dante Exum Flash Offensive Dominance In Utah’s Rou…

    Watch Rookie Dante Exum Flash Offensive Dominance In Utah’s Rout Of The Lakers

    dimemag.com Oct 17 (5 days ago)
    Dante Exum turned heads early at Las Vegas Summer League before struggling down the stretch. And while most assumed the 19 year-old Australian star would be a key fixture for his country at the FIBA World Cup, Exum was instead relegated to bit player. S…
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  • GIF: Carlos Boozer Flexes After And-1 Layup…Down 21

    GIF: Carlos Boozer Flexes After And-1 Layup…Down 21

    dimemag.com Oct 17 (5 days ago)
    The Lakers are frightful to watch, with new coach Byron Scott putting an emphasis on avoiding three-pointers, they’re attempting even more mid-range jumpers than ever before — as inefficient a shot as there is in basketball. Plus, their defense is laugh…
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  • GIF: Elfrid Payton Channels Magic Johnson By Dishing A Dime Whi…

    GIF: Elfrid Payton Channels Magic Johnson By Dishing A Dime While On His Behind

    dimemag.com Oct 16 (6 days ago)
    We were still stuck in the id phase of development when Magic Johnson was leading LA’s Showtime Lakers at the Old Forum under coach Pat Riley. That doesn’t mean we didn’t beg our parents for VHS tapes of him when we hit the ego stage of sentience. We re…
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  • Lakers' Nash injures back carrying bags

    Lakers' Nash injures back carrying bags

    nba.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Oct 15 (7 days ago)
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has missed his third straight practice after injuring his back while carrying bags.
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  • Former Lakers camp invitee recalls the time he was torn to bits…

    Former Lakers camp invitee recalls the time he was torn to bits by Kobe Bryant in practice

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Oct 15 (7 days ago)
    Kobe Bryant is nuts, you all know that right? He’s fantastic and talented and his longevity will make him the best shooting guard of the post-Michael Jordan run – which may make Kobe and Dwyane Wade the last dominant shooting guards ever, if you think a…
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  • The Lakers Will Play Terrible Basketball, On Purpose

    The Lakers Will Play Terrible Basketball, On Purpose

    deadspin.com Oct 15
    Byron Scott gave an interview last week following the Lakers' first preseason game; it went largely ignored, because preseason is stupid and no one cares. But with the Lakers looking like one of the more conspicuous disasters going so far—without any pl…
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  • Kobe: Players overpaid, but so are owners

    Kobe: Players overpaid, but so are owners

    ESPN.com Oct 14
    A week after posting his thoughts on the NBA's new television contract on Twitter, Kobe Bryant expounded on the subject Tuesday after the Los Angeles Lakers' practice, going to far as to say that players "are overpaid, but so are the owners."
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  • Lakers using snubbed roster as rallying point

    Lakers using snubbed roster as rallying point

    nba.com Oct 14
    What a star-studded lineup the Lakers could have: Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash as future Hall of Famers, Carlos Boozer as an All-Star and U.S. Olympian, international attraction Jeremy Lin with the ability to get to the basket and put up scoring numbers, …
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  • Video - Is Kobe Bryant Destroying The Lakers? 03:23

    Is Kobe Bryant Destroying The Lakers?

    Oct 21
    Henry Abbott discusses how Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is destroying the franchise from within.
  • Video - Kobe Crossed Up By Burks 00:11

    Kobe Crossed Up By Burks

    Oct 19
    Lakers star Kobe Bryant got crossed up by Jazz guard Alec Burks in their preseason game.
  • Video - Jazz Rout Lakers 00:32

    Jazz Rout Lakers

    Oct 17
    Kobe Bryant had 27 points and five rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Jazz beat the Lakers 119-86 in preseason action.
  • Video - Expectations For Kobe This Season 01:51

    Expectations For Kobe This Season

    Oct 16
    #NBArank rated Lakers guard Kobe Bryant as the 40th-best player in the NBA this season. Chris Broussard discusses his expectations for Bryant this season.

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    Oct 20
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