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James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron …

James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future Star

dimemag.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
If you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in Housto
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  • Preview: Lakers vs. Rockets

    Preview: Lakers vs. Rockets

    purpleandgoldblog.com Jan 8, 2013
    It turns out that the season is still not miserable enough for the Lakers (15-18). Yesterday, the team reported that Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill will be out of commission for several days to to their various injuries. This is coming with th…
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  • Howard downplays injury, says no labrum tear

    Howard downplays injury, says no labrum tear

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard attempted to downplay the severity of his shoulder injury Tuesday, claiming that his labrum is not torn -- contrary to what the team had announced a day earlier.
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  • Preview: Lakers vs. Rockets

    Preview: Lakers vs. Rockets

    purpleandgoldblog.com Jan 8, 2013
    It turns out that the season is still not miserable enough for the Lakers (15-18). Yesterday, the team reported that Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill will be out of commission for several days to to their various injuries. This is coming with th…
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  • Al Jefferson Says He Isn’t Distracted By Upcoming Free Agency

    Al Jefferson Says He Isn’t Distracted By Upcoming Free Agency

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    While things are getting dicey in Los Angeles because the Lakers will rely on D-League call-ups and 10-day contracts to get them through the next few weeks, it’s the opposite in Utah. It has been all season. Before the year began, I noted that Utah’s
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  • 5-on-5: Problems mounting for Lakers

    5-on-5: Problems mounting for Lakers

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Our panel breaks down the Lakers' uncertain future.
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  • Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.
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  • Video - Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112 00:57

    Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112

    Jan 8
    Rockets win fifth straight.
  • Video - The Lakers Opera 00:55

    The Lakers Opera

    Jan 8
    Henry Abbott on the Lakers and their ever-decreasing chances of making the playoffs.
  • Video - Coast to Coast: Big Disappointments 05:36

    Coast to Coast: Big Disappointments

    Jan 8
    J.A. Adande and Isreal Gutierrez debate whether the Celtics or Lakers are the bigger disappointment this season.
  • Video - Nash Connects With Kobe 00:28

    Nash Connects With Kobe

    Jan 8
    Steve Nash finds Kobe Bryant for the dunk over Rockets.

Sports Columnists

  • Heat Reaction: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers

    Jan 8
    Quick takes at the buzzer on Heat-Pacers.
  • Ian Thomsen: LeBron poised to pull away in MVP race; more mail

    Jan 8
    What would it take for LeBron James to NOT win the MVP award? You wrote recently that even though Chris Paul is the current leader, you still expect James to capture the honor at season's end. Would it take a Heat collapse for voters to honor the contri…
  • Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    Jan 8
    We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.