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We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

dimemag.com Updated 7 hours ago
When you think about Kobe Bryant‘s greatest individual rivals, the list is pretty short. Ruben Patterson called himself “The Kobe Stopper,” but the Blazers never defeated the Lakers in the playoffs. Tracy McGrady might have been a rival in terms of tale…
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  • Nick Young Is Making Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Call Him “Da…

    Nick Young Is Making Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Call Him “Daddy Swag”

    dimemag.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    If sheer entertainment value is what the Los Angeles Lakers had in mind when signing Nick Young to a four-year, $21.3 million contract, then Mitch Kupchak and company are surely pleased with Swaggy P’s offseason performance. Whether it’s jet-setting wit…
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  • Happy 80th Birthday To Elgin Baylor! Truly One Of The NBA’s For…

    Happy 80th Birthday To Elgin Baylor! Truly One Of The NBA’s Forgotten Greats

    dimemag.com Sep 16 (3 days ago)
    A lot of names get bandied around when it comes to the increasingly divisive (and almost always insufferable) Greatest of All Time debate. But one name in particular that is usually inexplicably omitted from this discussion is Los Angeles Lakers legend …
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  • Pressey, Eyen, Madsen named to Lakers' staff

    Pressey, Eyen, Madsen named to Lakers' staff

    ESPN.com Sep 16 (3 days ago)
    Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen will be Byron Scott's assistant coaches with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Nick Young’s Son A Chip Off The Ol’ Pop-A-Shot Block (Video)

    Nick Young’s Son A Chip Off The Ol’ Pop-A-Shot Block (Video)

    dimemag.com Sep 13 (6 days ago)
    This makes perfect sense. Brash Lakers guard Nick Young recently uploaded a video of his son, “‘Lil Swaggy,” to Instagram. In the clip, the Swaggy-in-training is playing Pop-a-Shot and he can’t miss! While this specific hooping arcade game seems designe…
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  • Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans …

    Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans out (Video)

    yahoo.com Sep 10
    We've not seen Jeremy Lin play basketball in earnest for the Lakers, but the recently acquired guard has already perfected the Los Angeles art of constantly creating media attention. Lin appeared in yet another viral video — this time posing as a wax fi…
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  • Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans …

    Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans out (Video)

    yahoo.com Sep 10
    We've not seen Jeremy Lin play basketball in earnest for the Lakers, but the recently acquired guard has already perfected the Los Angeles art of constantly creating media attention. Lin appeared in yet another viral video — this time posing as a wax fi…
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  • Nick Young Joins Unsuspecting Kids For Game Of 3-On-3 In New Yo…

    Nick Young Joins Unsuspecting Kids For Game Of 3-On-3 In New York

    dimemag.com Sep 8
    The best part about this video of Nick Young playing 3-on-3 with youngsters in New York is that it’s not much different than how he hoops with the Los Angeles Lakers. The ball-watching, slick handle, and smooth fadeaway followed by an effortlessly aweso…
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  • Nick Young Thinks Kobe Bryant Is Better Than Michael Jordan

    Nick Young Thinks Kobe Bryant Is Better Than Michael Jordan

    dimemag.com Sep 7
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young recently took to Twitter to express his opinion that teammate Kobe Bryant is a better player than Michael Jordan. Young’s more accurate take – in our opinion, at least – is his adolescent one that Tracy McGrady was su…
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  • Report: Suns Could Lose Bledsoe, Dragic In Free Agency; Lakers …

    Report: Suns Could Lose Bledsoe, Dragic In Free Agency; Lakers Interested

    dimemag.com Sep 4
    The 2014-2015 Los Angeles Lakers are a patchwork team. Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin are playing on expiring contracts, Steve Nash will likely retire after this season, and Los Angeles has a team option on 2015-2016 for the re-signed Jordan Hill. Even Ko…
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  • The Los Angeles Lakers decline to use the stretch provision on …

    The Los Angeles Lakers decline to use the stretch provision on Steve Nash

    yahoo.com Sep 3
    What seemed like a frightening inevitability earlier in 2014, thankfully, never came to fruition. The Los Angeles Lakers have let the stretch provision deadline pass on Steve Nash’s contract, ensuring that the future Hall of Famer will not have to retir…
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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 Sep 2
    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
    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
    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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  • Video - The Forum: Managing Kobe's Minutes 02:36

    The Forum: Managing Kobe's Minutes

    Sep 16
    Beto Duran and Arash Markazi discuss the Lakers' plan to limit Kobe Bryant's minutes this season.
  • Video - Jeremy Lin Pranks Fans At Wax Museum 00:30

    Jeremy Lin Pranks Fans At Wax Museum

    Sep 10
    Los Angeles Lakers star Jeremy Lin pretends to be a wax statue at San Francisco's Madame Tussauds.
  • Video - Swaggy P Schools In Street Ball 00:30

    Swaggy P Schools In Street Ball

    Sep 10
    Laker Nick Young, aka "Swaggy P," joins a pick-up game of 3-on-3 in New York City.
  • Video - Better Fit For Lakers: Bledsoe Or Dragic? 02:31

    Better Fit For Lakers: Bledsoe Or Dragic?

    Sep 9
    Beto Duran and Arash Markazi discusses who would be a better fit for the Lakers, Eric Bledsoe or Goran Dragic.

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