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Kobe tweets funny photo of 'fight' with Howard

Kobe tweets funny photo of 'fight' with Howard

ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Jan 7, 2013
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant might be a neophyte in the world of Twitter, but it hasn't taken him long to figure out how to use it to control the narrative that's surrounding him.
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  • What Else Could Go Wrong?

    What Else Could Go Wrong?

    Following rumors of locker room turmoil, the Lakers announced that both Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol are out indefinitely, putting Los Angeles in a tough spot, says Ben Golliver.
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  • Why Lakers Fans Must Calm Down

    Why Lakers Fans Must Calm Down

    dimemag.com Jan 7, 2013
    We’re only a week into 2013 and already Lakers fans are bugging out. The team has lost all of its games in the new year, including last night’s disappointment to the Denver Nuggets at home, which dropped them to 10-8 at the Staples Center (not countin
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  • Create-a-Caption: ‘And now, we do the Dance of Joy’

    Create-a-Caption: ‘And now, we do the Dance of Joy’

    yahoo.com Jan 7, 2013
    OK, maybe they're not perfect strangers, but Denver Nuggets forwards Andre Iguodala and Danilo Gallinari sure seemed pretty psyched after they each did their part - Iggy with some behind-the-back wizardry, Gallo with a game-sealing triple - to vanquis
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  • Please, NBA general managers: Trade for Pau Gasol and give him …

    Please, NBA general managers: Trade for Pau Gasol and give him a good home (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Jan 7, 2013
    It's been a difficult, acrimonious season for just about everybody associated with the Los Angeles Lakers, but perhaps nobody's borne the brunt of a disappointing 15-18 start to the season more than Pau Gasol. After spending his summer with the Spanish …
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  • JaVale McGee Goes Up And Over Two Of His Own Teammates For A Pu…

    JaVale McGee Goes Up And Over Two Of His Own Teammates For A Putback Dunk

    deadspin.com Jan 7, 2013
    See, this is why we love JaVale McGee: he'll forego the smart play for the spectacular play. Late in the first half of yesterday's win over the Lakers, a missed Kosta Koufos layup bounced right in the middle of three Nuggets. Rather than yell "same…
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  • Danilo Gallinari’s Dagger Drives The Lakers Lower; Dirk Questio…

    Danilo Gallinari’s Dagger Drives The Lakers Lower; Dirk Questions Dallas’ Future

    dimemag.com Jan 7, 2013
    The wheels were already coming off in Los Angeles for the Lakers, but now it seems like an axle just gave way. A 112-105 home loss to Denver drops L.A. to 15-18, which is three games worse (as ESPN’s J.A. Adande perfectly pointed out) than the ’04-’
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  • Daily Dime: Lakers-Nuggets

    Daily Dime: Lakers-Nuggets

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Lakers' latest loss reveals a team not headed for a quick turnaround, J.A. Adande writes.
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  • What Happens Now is Up to the Lakers

    What Happens Now is Up to the Lakers

    purpleandgoldblog.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Lakers are 15-18. They are currently 3 1/2 games below the 8th seed in the west. They head into Houston to try to snap a 3-game skid without their top 3 big men, who are all lost to injuries for at least a week. Mind you that the team is still strug…
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  • What Happens Now is Up to the Lakers

    What Happens Now is Up to the Lakers

    The Lakers are 15-18. They are currently 3 1/2 games below the 8th seed in the west. They head into Houston to try to snap a 3-game skid without their top 3 big men, who are all lost to injuries for at least a week. Mind you that the team is still strug…
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  • Analyzing the Lakers' Injury Apocalypse

    Analyzing the Lakers' Injury Apocalypse

    grantland.com Jan 7, 2013
    The word indefinite has become the go-to recovery-time descriptor for NBA teams understandably wary of providing a specific timeline, and it is a ve...
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  • Jalen Rose on the Lakers' Downfall

    Jalen Rose on the Lakers' Downfall

    grantland.com Jan 7, 2013
    Jalen Rose on how Kobe Bryant is right to question the current Lakers roster and why the team is too old and slow to compete in the Western Conference...
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  • Video - Daily Download 02:09

    Daily Download

    Jan 7
    Cary Chow runs down the latest Los Angeles sports news, including Dwight Howard's injury and the Kings' salary cap situation.
  • Video - Heated Exchange Between Kobe And Howard? 03:22

    Heated Exchange Between Kobe And Howard?

    Jan 7
    ESPNLA.com's Ramona Shelburne discusses the NY Daily News' report that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had a heated exchange following the Lakers' loss to 76ers.

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  • Sources -- Dallas Mavericks to ink veteran guard Mike James

    Jan 7
    The Mavericks plan to sign Mike James to a 10-day contract, sources said.
  • Dallas Mavericks ink veteran guard Mike James

    Jan 7
    The Mavericks have signed Mike James to a 10-day contract.