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purpleandgoldblog.com Updated Oct 8, 2012
There were plenty of scrutiny regarding chemistry and egos for the Lakers long before the doors of the Toyota Sports Center opened for training camp.Last Sunday in their pre-season opener against the Golden State Warriors in Fresno, most of those doubts…Upvote Share Tweet
Does Phil Jackson want to coach the Los Angeles Lakers? Who knows? Wouldn’t you want to?yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012Would Phil Jackson love a chance to coach the Los Angeles Lakers again? Probably, under certain circumstances. Maybe for home games, only. Maybe starting after St. Patrick's Day. Only if Dwight Howard promises to stop acting like that. Perhaps if Steve …Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe Bryant wears two different shoes during an exhibition game, because why not?yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012That's right, just one game into the Los Angeles Lakers' "preseason" schedule, Kobe Bryant is already bored. In an attempt to stave off ennui -- and one that we're sure the NBA will put a quick stop to, because players are without proper repre…Upvote Share Tweet
Golden State Drops An Exhibition Hammer; Marcus Camby Didn’t Expect The Knicks’ Offerdimemag.com Oct 8, 2012A new era opened Sunday for the Los Angeles Lakers. In Fresno. Any talk of being out of place, though, will have to not include Steve Nash from now on, as it was obvious it won’t take him long to get acquainted with his new teammates. Of anyone on theUpvote Share Tweet
Nash makes debut, but Warriors rout LakersESPN.com Oct 8, 2012David Lee scored 19 points and Klay Thompson added 18 to help the Warriors beat the Lakers 110-83 on Sunday night in both teams' exhibition opener.Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers C Howard hedges on preseason returnESPN.com Oct 8, 2012Dwight Howard was the only Los Angeles Lakers player out of uniform Sunday as he sported a bow tie and turtle-framed glasses on the sideline of the Lakers' preseason opener against the Golden State Warriors.Upvote Share Tweet
THTV: Stories from AbroadOct 8TrueHoop's Henry Abbott welcomes Chorale Roanne's Coleman Collins to talk about a college recruiting story involving Luc Richard Mbah a Moute.
Kobe Bryant To Retire?Oct 8CBSSports.com reports: Kobe Bryant indicates he may retire after 2013-14 season.
Sam Amick: A relaxed Howard finally coming out of his shell in Laker LandOct 8FRESNO, Calif. -- Dwight Howard is feeling like a new man these days.