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Dwight Howard Wants To Be Like Kobe; DeMarcus Cousins Thinks He…

Dwight Howard Wants To Be Like Kobe; DeMarcus Cousins Thinks He’s Ready To Be Great

dimemag.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 1, 2012
It didn’t officially hit us that the Lakers have Kobe Bryant…Pau Gasol…Steve Nash…AND Dwight Howard until we saw pictures from the team’s media day yesterday. It must be fun being a Lakers fan. Howard is having himself a grand ol’ time as one
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  • Lakers' Blake on mend after spike strip mishap

    Lakers' Blake on mend after spike strip mishap

    ESPN.com Oct 1, 2012
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake has resumed shooting and said he hopes to resume basketball activities by next week, after suffering a deep puncture wound to his left foot about 10 days ago.
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  • Los Angeles Lakers' Letter of the Day -- A

    Los Angeles Lakers' Letter of the Day -- A

    ESPN.com Oct 1, 2012
    Can Los Angeles Lakers' many type-A personalities coexist on the same team in 2012-13? J.A. Adande turns to Steve Jobs for some insight.
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  • The Los Angeles Lakers want to remind you that NBA champions ar…

    The Los Angeles Lakers want to remind you that NBA champions aren’t created in the summer

    yahoo.com Oct 1, 2012
    ... but really, really scary starting fives sure are.
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  • Video - Kobe's Expectations High 03:47

    Kobe's Expectations High

    Oct 1
    Kobe Bryant talks to Kurt Rambis about his new teammates and his expectations for the 2012-2013 season.
  • Video - Lakers' Recent Additions Prepare For Season 02:59

    Lakers' Recent Additions Prepare For Season

    Oct 1
    Shelley Smith and Kurt Rambis preview impact that Dwight Howard and Steve Nash will have on the Lakers.

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    Oct 1
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    Oct 1
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    Oct 1
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