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NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami Heat Updated Jan 17, 2013
The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
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  • Preview: Heat vs. Lakers Jan 17, 2013
    Thanks to Kobe Bryant's renewed commitment on defense, the Lakers (17-21) have been playing their best defense as a team the last 2 games, which coincedentally turned into 2 straight wins. A sign of good things to come for the Lakers? It better. Despite…
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  • Kobe Bryant has a new Nike ad, gives world’s greatest interview (VIDEO) Jan 17, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant has been a part of the NBA for 17 seasons. During that time, he's seen several different eras, from the end of Michael Jordan's dominance to the recent ascendance of LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The only constant, r…
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  • Kobe Bryant Says He’s The Best 1-On-1 Player Ever Jan 17, 2013
    During the second season of the Lakers’ three-peat with the Holy Trinity of Shaq, Phil and Kobe, there was a story in an ESPN feature detailing how Kobe Bryant welcomed J.R. Rider to L.A. Story goes that KB, to reaffirm his status as the ultimate alpha
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  • Brian Scalabrine lied about concussion symptoms to Celtics doctors to get cleared for the playoffs Jan 17, 2013
    Pau Gasol will return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup for the team's nationally televised Thursday game against the defending NBA champion Miami Heat after missing five games with a concussion brought on by an inadvertent elbow from Denver Nuggets cen…
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  • Family First: In the Rivers' first father-son meeting, Austin g… Jan 17, 2013
    In the Rivers' first father-son meeting, Austin got the best of Doc in the Hornets' 90-78 win. But the emotional night, years in the making, was about much more, says Ian Thomsen.
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  • Ian Thomsen: First father-son clash a night to remember for Rivers family Jan 17, 2013
    BOSTON -- Austin Rivers had been struggling. He was a 20-year-old rookie who had not made a shot in five games. Over the past three weeks he had missed 23 of his 26 attempts at the basket. "I'm just going to lose myself in the game," he promis…
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  • Video - Bomani Jones on Hero Worship 06:07

    Bomani Jones on Hero Worship

    Jan 17
    LeBron faces Kobe tonight as Lance Armstrong faces Oprah. Bomani Jones, on why we love to build athletes up before tearing them down.
  • Video - Challenging Season For Kobe, Lakers 01:53

    Challenging Season For Kobe, Lakers

    Jan 17
    Stephen A. Smith discusses how important Thursday's matchup with the Heat is for the Lakers.
  • Video - LeBron's 39 Points Fuel Heat 01:54

    LeBron's 39 Points Fuel Heat

    Jan 17
    Highlight Of The Night: LeBron James scored 39 points and Dwyane Wade added 27 to help the Heat hold off the Lakers in Los Angeles.
  • Video - LA Hot Button: Kobe and LeBron in the Finals? 02:39

    LA Hot Button: Kobe and LeBron in the Finals?

    Jan 17
    The LA Hot Button question of the week: Will we ever see a Kobe Bryant - LeBron James NBA Finals showdown? Dave Joseph provides his perspective.