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Holmes: Kobe's hero ball hurting Lakers

Holmes: Kobe's hero ball hurting Lakers

ESPN.com Updated 9 hours ago
Bryant's 'hero ball' act in crunch time doing more harm than good for Los Angeles
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  • Griz hold off Lakers to extend run, go to 13-2

    Griz hold off Lakers to extend run, go to 13-2

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    Marc Gasol had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Conley added 19 points, and the Grizzlies held off the Lakers 99-93 on Wednesday night for their seventh victory in eight games.
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  • Sources: Lakers closing in on deal with Clark

    Sources: Lakers closing in on deal with Clark

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    The Los Angeles Lakers are working on finalizing a one-year, pro-rated veteran minimum deal with forward Earl Clark, league sources confirmed ESPNLosAngeles.com.
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  • Los Angles Lakers granted $4.85 million disabled player excepti…

    Los Angles Lakers granted $4.85 million disabled player exception for Steve Nash

    ESPN.com Nov 25 (yesterday)
    The Los Angeles Lakers have been granted a $4.85 million disabled player exception by the NBA for Steve Nash, who is out for the season with a back injury, league sources told ESPN.com.
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  • Lakers' Henry (Achilles' tendon) out for season

    Lakers' Henry (Achilles' tendon) out for season

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)
    Lakers guard Xavier Henry underwent an MRI exam Monday which revealed a ruptured left Achilles' tendon. Henry suffered the injury at Monday morning's practice. He is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday morning with Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Dr. Steve Lombar…
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  • Kobe Bryant Is Not Even Pretending To Respect His Teammates Any…

    Kobe Bryant Is Not Even Pretending To Respect His Teammates Anymore

    deadspin.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)
    This moment, from yesterday's game between the Lakers and Denver Nuggets, is just perfect representation of Kobe Bryant's current relationship with his teammates.Read more...
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  • Are The Lakers Relying On Kobe Bryant Too Much? “Not Really,” B…

    Are The Lakers Relying On Kobe Bryant Too Much? “Not Really,” Byron Scott Says

    dimemag.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)
    Kobe Bryant is the league’s leading scorer at 26.7 points per game. He averages 6.1 more shots and uses a 4.5 greater percentage of possessions than any player in basketball. Bryant is also shooting a putrid 38.1 percent from the field, his team plays m…
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  • Wes Johnson posterizes Danilo Gallinari, but Lakers lose

    Wes Johnson posterizes Danilo Gallinari, but Lakers lose

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)
    Danilo Gallinari might not have been the most explosive leaper the NBA's ever seen, but during his first few years in the league, he could get up a little bit. “I used to go to the paint and have a couple of dunks,” the Denver Nuggets forward recently t…
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  • Kobe Bryant Airballs From Siberia As The Lakers Lose by 34

    Kobe Bryant Airballs From Siberia As The Lakers Lose by 34

    deadspin.com Nov 22 (5 days ago)
    The other day my colleague Albert Burneko worried that Nick Young's return had improbably elevated the Lakers from "gonzo terribleness to bland mediocrity." Worried because the Lakers' spectacular brand of suck has been the most entertaining s…
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  • Kobe Bryant took a totally unnecessary 34-foot shot

    Kobe Bryant took a totally unnecessary 34-foot shot

    yahoo.com Nov 21 (5 days ago)
    This Lakers season has already taken on the impression of a Kobe Bryant Milestone Tour, with the franchise icon hitting various extremely impressive career marks as the team he plays for struggles to a record well below .500. Kobe has said that he doesn…
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  • GIF: Wily Kobe Bryant Forces James Harden To Block-Out Francisc…

    GIF: Wily Kobe Bryant Forces James Harden To Block-Out Francisco Garcia

    dimemag.com Nov 20 (7 days ago)
    Is this what Kobe Bryant meant by saying that he’d play differently but just as effectively this season? Not specifically, but exercising more of the veteran savvy shown here would surely help Bryant help the Los Angeles Lakers. Watch the future Hall-of…
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  • Why The Lakers' Brand Of Suck Matters

    Why The Lakers' Brand Of Suck Matters

    deadspin.com Nov 20 (7 days ago)
    That Nick Young's return to the lineup would coincide with the Lakers' ascent from gonzo terribleness to bland mediocrity fits, really. Both because at every stop in his NBA career Nick Young has done whatever would annoy me the most , but also because …
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  • Nick Young Defines “Swag” By Evoking Pop Legends Michael Jackso…

    Nick Young Defines “Swag” By Evoking Pop Legends Michael Jackson, Prince

    dimemag.com Nov 20 (7 days ago)
    We might just resort to a “Quote of the Day” post from Nick Young going forward – especially if his swag keeps rubbing off on the Los Angeles Lakers. After helping his team to a road win against the Dwight Howard-less Houston Rockets last night, Young c…
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  • Nick Young And Jordan Hill Briefly Make Being A Laker Seem Fun

    Nick Young And Jordan Hill Briefly Make Being A Laker Seem Fun

    deadspin.com Nov 20
    Outside of the Philadelphia 76ers , there is no more depressing (although we find them more darkly hilarious) team in the NBA than the Los Angeles Lakers. That might be changing with the return of Nick Young, though, who has helped the Lakers to two str…
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  • Kobe on Dwight: Trash talk in heat of moment

    Kobe on Dwight: Trash talk in heat of moment

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 20
    Dwight Howard sat out Wednesday's loss to the Lakers with a sprained right knee, but the Rockets center was still a hot topic of discussion for former teammate Kobe Bryant.
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  • Report: Goran Dragic Will Have “Open” Free Agency; Lakers, Rock…

    Report: Goran Dragic Will Have “Open” Free Agency; Lakers, Rockets Options

    dimemag.com Nov 19
    The Phoenix Suns’ three-headed point guard monster might be a single season experiment. According to a report, reigning Most Improved Player and All-NBA Third Team honoree Goran Dragic will have an “open” free agency this summer. Courtesy of the Sportin…
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  • Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says He Hopes Lakers “Suck Forever”

    Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says He Hopes Lakers “Suck Forever”

    dimemag.com Nov 19
    The rest of the league surely prefers when the Los Angeles Lakers field a poor team; they just aren’t as up front about it as Mark Cuban. Speaking on the “The Fred Roggin Show” of L.A.’s Beast 980, the Dallas Mavericks owner said that he hopes the purpl…
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  • Video - A #HateHard Thanksgiving 02:01

    A #HateHard Thanksgiving

    Nov 26
    Amin delivers a very special #HateHard edition of thanks.
  • Video - How To Coach The Lakers 02:26

    How To Coach The Lakers

    Nov 25
    Amin Elhassan, George Karl and Tom Penn discuss the ways that coach Byron Scott can improve the Lakers' roster and what Kobe Bryant may be worth if the team could possibly trade him.
  • Video - Thoughts On Lakers Injuries 02:19

    Thoughts On Lakers Injuries

    Nov 25
    Beto Duran and Arash Markazi discuss the injuries the Lakers have suffered this season.
  • Video - Xavier Henry To Miss Rest Of Season 01:57

    Xavier Henry To Miss Rest Of Season

    Nov 24
    Baxter Holmes discusses Xavier Henry's injury and how it will impact the Lakers.

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