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Back injury sidelines Nash for season

Back injury sidelines Nash for season

nba.com deadspin.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated 11 hours ago
Steve Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his playmaking skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

    Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

    dimemag.com 16 hours ago
    Dwight Howard’s goofy personality, oft-ugly post game, and contentious departures from the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers make it easy to forget that he’s still suffering ill-effects from 2012 back surgery. Recent praise from Houston Rockets teamm…
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  • Jeanie Buss Says Anyone Afraid To Play With Kobe Is “Probably A…

    Jeanie Buss Says Anyone Afraid To Play With Kobe Is “Probably A Loser”

    Fallout from ESPN’s excellent, sprawling, and scathing report on the ill-effects of Kobe Bryant’s presence with the Los Angeles Lakers continues. In response to the story quoting a source close to the team opining that Bryant’s ego is “scaring off free …
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  • Kobe to rest for final two preseason games

    Kobe to rest for final two preseason games

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is sitting out the rest of the preseason, coach Byron Scott said Wednesday.
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  • GIF: Kobe Bryant Hits Pair Of Clutch Fadeaways In Final Minute …

    GIF: Kobe Bryant Hits Pair Of Clutch Fadeaways In Final Minute Versus Suns

    dimemag.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Phoenix Suns in overtime last night, but wouldn’t have even been there without typically heroic late-game efforts of Kobe Bryant. Leading and completing his team’s fourth quarter charge, the Black Mamba hit a pair of i…
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  • Video Emerges Of Willis Reed Fighting Most Of The Lakers Bench …

    Video Emerges Of Willis Reed Fighting Most Of The Lakers Bench In 1966

    dimemag.com deadspin.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Former Knicks center and Hall-of-Famer Willis Reed was in just his third NBA season when he was named captain of the 1966-67 Knicks. That season is not as famous as the championship-winning Knicks campaign of 1970, or Reed’s oft-extolled stroll through …
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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 Oct 22 (yesterday)
    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 Oct 22 (2 days 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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  • Lakers' Lin returns after week out for ankle

    Lakers' Lin returns after week out for ankle

    ESPN.com Oct 21 (2 days 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 Oct 21 (3 days 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 Oct 21 (3 days 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 (3 days ago)
    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 (3 days ago)
    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 (4 days ago)
    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 (4 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 (4 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 (6 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 (6 days ago)
    Lakers guard Steve Nash says his health issues are not as severe as they were last season.
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  • Video - Steve Nash To Miss Entire Season 03:59

    Steve Nash To Miss Entire Season

    Oct 23
    Ramona Shelburne discusses the Lakers announcing Steve Nash will miss the entire NBA season.
  • Video - Jeanie Buss Calls Out Kobe Haters 00:23

    Jeanie Buss Calls Out Kobe Haters

    Oct 23
    Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss voiced her opinion on "SportsCenter" regarding free agents and Kobe Bryant.
  • Video - Jeanie Buss Defends Kobe Bryant 03:41

    Jeanie Buss Defends Kobe Bryant

    Oct 23
    Lakers president Jeanie Buss discusses the recent criticism of Kobe Bryant, the challenges of landing free agents and competing with fiance Phil Jackson for Carmelo Anthony.
  • Video - Phil Jackson Supports Kobe On Twitter 06:42

    Phil Jackson Supports Kobe On Twitter

    Oct 22
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Phil Jackson's tweet of support to Lakers guard Kobe Bryant following Henry Abbott's ESPN The Magazine article about how Bryant is the reason for the Lakers' demise.

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    Oct 23
    With Steve Nash out for the entire 2014-15 season, his contract continues to hurt the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.
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    Oct 21
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
  • NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quit

    Oct 21
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    Oct 21
    The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.