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Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Youn…

Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Young Pistons

dimemag.com Updated 3 hours ago
The Kobe Bryant stories just keep on coming. As the Los Angeles Lakers legend readies for the nineteenth season of his career, tales of Bryant’s unmatched and relentless drive to improve have been added to his historical lore on a seemingly daily basis.…
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  • Lakers Therapist On Kobe’s Pain Threshold: “It’s The Highest I’…

    Lakers Therapist On Kobe’s Pain Threshold: “It’s The Highest I’ve Ever Seen”

    dimemag.com Aug 28 (5 days ago)
    There’s no end to the mythologizing that’s happening every time we see a new facet to Chris Ballard’s Sports Illustrated feature on Kobe Bryant. First, came Steve Nash‘s hysterical three-word summary of the Mamba, then we heard about Kobe’s text to LeBr…
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  • Kobe Says He’d Rather Miss 30 Shots Than Miss His First 9 And S…

    Kobe Says He’d Rather Miss 30 Shots Than Miss His First 9 And Stop Shooting

    dimemag.com Aug 27 (6 days ago)
    An aging, wistful Kobe Bryant is the quotable gift that keeps on giving. We’ve already touched on several anecdotes from Chris Ballard’s Sports Illustrated cover story and Gotham Chopra’s documentary on the Los Angeles Lakers legend, but this one might …
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  • Lakers sign second-round pick Jordan Clarkson

    Lakers sign second-round pick Jordan Clarkson

    nba.com Aug 25
    The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
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  • We Reminisce: Robert Horry’s Most Clutch Performances

    We Reminisce: Robert Horry’s Most Clutch Performances

    dimemag.com Aug 25
    Robert Horry turns 44 years-old today. We take a look back at two of his most memorable clutch performances. In 2002, the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings faced off in the Western Conference Finals. Horry and the Lakers were looking for their thi…
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  • We Reminisce: The Time A Young Michael Jordan Tried To Dunk On …

    We Reminisce: The Time A Young Michael Jordan Tried To Dunk On Kareem

    dimemag.com Aug 22
    It’s hard for a certain generation of basketball fans to remember how regal and dominating Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was during his 20-year Hall-of-Fame career. The stalwart Bucks and Lakers center won six MVP awards and was named Finals MVP 14 years apart (1…
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  • Jeremy Lin gets Madame Tussauds wax figure, which is nice, and …

    Jeremy Lin gets Madame Tussauds wax figure, which is nice, and shoves cake in mom's face, which isn't

    yahoo.com Aug 21
    The San Francisco branch of renowned international wax museum Madame Tussauds unveiled its newest addition on Thursday — newly minted Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin, who played his high school ball about 45 minutes outside the city in Palo Al…
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  • Jeremy Lin Celebrates Mother’s Birthday By Smashing Cake In Her…

    Jeremy Lin Celebrates Mother’s Birthday By Smashing Cake In Her Face

    dimemag.com Aug 21
    Jeremy Lin has already “dunked” on his mother this summer, but apparently that wasn’t enough. To “celebrate” his mom’s birthday, the Los Angeles Lakers guard smashed a cake in her face. Happy Birthday to my mom!! Heres one of her many bday gifts we got …
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  • Who would buy a Dwight Howard Lakers jersey for $100 at LAX?

    Who would buy a Dwight Howard Lakers jersey for $100 at LAX?

    yahoo.com Aug 18
    The NBA and its associated retail partners sell a lot of merchandise, from the most coveted retro jerseys to those toasters that burn team logos into bread. While many of these items are sold at considerable markup, they rarely reach prices so high as t…
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  • There's a sculpture of a nude Kobe Bryant wrestling a giant bla…

    There's a sculpture of a nude Kobe Bryant wrestling a giant black mamba, because art is amazing (Photo)

    I think we all probably thought the same thing when we learned last June that there is a huge sculpture of Kobe Bryant at a museum in the Chinese province of Guangzhou — "OK, cool, but how come he's standing still in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform ra…
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  • Nick 'Swaggy P' Young clarifies stance on tattoo-free right arm…

    Nick 'Swaggy P' Young clarifies stance on tattoo-free right arm: 'Strictly for buckets'

    yahoo.com Aug 15
    Surely, you've spent countless hours wondering, "Why isn't Nick Young's left arm tattooed?" Fear no more, for we have the answer. The Lakers guard's right arm is "strictly for buckets." Expect nothing less from the man who dubbed him…
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  • Kobe Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Andrew Wiggins

    Kobe Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Andrew Wiggins

    dimemag.com Aug 15
    During the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick, and promptly traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time, it seemed like a big win for the Hornets, since Divac was one of the better big men i…
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  • Patrick Beverley Trains In BANE Mask (Pic)

    Patrick Beverley Trains In BANE Mask (Pic)

    dimemag.com Aug 15
    The Houston Rockets took a big gamble on ace defensive point guard Patrick Beverley when they unloaded Jeremy Lin — and his expiring poison pill contract — on the Lakers this offseason. The move has solidified the starting spot Beverley swiped from Lin …
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  • We Reminisce: Magic Wins Finals MVP As An NBA Rookie

    We Reminisce: Magic Wins Finals MVP As An NBA Rookie

    dimemag.com Aug 14
    Magic Johnson turns 55 today. To honor his birthday, we take a look back at his incredible rookie season, which ended with Magic winning NBA Finals MVP as the Lakers defeated the 76ers in six games to win the title. Taken first overall in the 1979 NBA D…
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  • Mavs-Spurs, Rockets-Lakers open NBA slate

    Mavs-Spurs, Rockets-Lakers open NBA slate

    ESPN.com Aug 13
    The NBA released its 2014-15 season Wednesday night, with playoff rematches and a heavy dose of the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers featured heavily early.
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  • Gasol, Bulls to host Lakers on Christmas

    Gasol, Bulls to host Lakers on Christmas

    ESPN.com Aug 13
    Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers will square off against former teammate Pau Gasol and the revamped Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day next season, according to multiple league sources.
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  • Magic: Think L.A. will get NFL team in 2 years

    Magic: Think L.A. will get NFL team in 2 years

    ESPN.com Aug 13
    Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says Los Angeles is ready for the return of an NFL team.
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  • Nick Young Shows Off Hops With A Smooth 360, Behind The Back Ja…

    Nick Young Shows Off Hops With A Smooth 360, Behind The Back Jam

    dimemag.com Aug 12
    Say what you will about Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young – he’s a gunner, a minus defender, and frequently abandons team concepts on both ends of the floor to placate his zany basketball livelihood. Fine. All fair. But at least admit this fo…
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  • Jeremy Lin Puts His Mom On #JLinDunkCam

    Jeremy Lin Puts His Mom On #JLinDunkCam

    dimemag.com Aug 6
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin is a little late on the “dunk cam” meme, but we’ll forgive him – posterizations like this don’t have an expiration date. Lin went all out for his #JLinDunkCam video with three amusing jams, even “dunking” all over his…
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  • Lakers Trainer Gary Vitti On Kobe Next Season: “You’d Be Crazy …

    Lakers Trainer Gary Vitti On Kobe Next Season: “You’d Be Crazy To Bet Against Him”

    Los Angeles Lakers trainer Gary Vitti has been a very busy man over the past two seasons. Aside from Kobe Bryant‘s injuries, the Lakers have dealt with extended absences from other players including Steve Nash and Pau Gasol. Vitti spoke about his role o…
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  • Ray Allen on joining LeBron James in Cleveland: 'I haven’t had …

    Ray Allen on joining LeBron James in Cleveland: 'I haven’t had that conversation'

    yahoo.com Aug 4
    “Ring-chasing” is an oft-derided modern phenomenon. It wasn’t mocked in 1985 when Bill Walton demanded a trade to either the champion Los Angeles Lakers or would-be champion Boston Celtics, but for some reason (deduce as you will) it was roundly critici…
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  • Heat sign journeyman Williams

    Heat sign journeyman Williams

    nba.com Aug 1
    Forward Shawne Williams, who spent part of last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, has signed with the Miami Heat.
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  • Video - Cavs To Win Title? 01:46

    Cavs To Win Title?

    Aug 23
    Stephen A. Smith breaks down the Western Conference teams that could pose a threat to the Cavaliers if they make the NBA Finals.
  • Video - Jeremy Lin Pies His Mom 00:15

    Jeremy Lin Pies His Mom

    Aug 21
    Lakers guard Jeremy Lin stuck a pie in his mom's face for her birthday.
  • Video - The Forum: Steve Ballmer 04:15

    The Forum: Steve Ballmer

    Aug 19
    Dave Shore and Arash Markazi recap Steve Ballmer's introduction to the Clippers.
  • Video - The Forum: Lakers' Schedule 04:06

    The Forum: Lakers' Schedule

    Aug 19
    Dave Shore and Arash Markazi break down the Lakers' 2014-15 schedule.

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