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As much as we want to give credit to Kobe Bryant for icing the Lakers win in Brooklyn last night, L.A. should throw the Nets a bone. Brooklyn did everything they could outside of express mailing the W to Hollywood. Down the stretch, the Nets endured a c…
Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol left Tuesday's win over the Brooklyn Nets after straining the plantar fascia in his right foot late in the fourth quarter.
Kobe Bryant Posterizes Two DefendersUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetAge is just a number and it doesn’t stop Kobe Bryant from attacking the rim with a monster slam over both Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries. Bryant led the Lakers to a 92-83 victory in Brooklyn without Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace.The post Kobe BSource: dimemag.com
Preview: Lakers vs. NetsUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetThis season has been a year of tribulation for the Lakers (22-26) and it doesn't look like it's stopping anytime soon. Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace will miss tonight's season series finale against the Brooklyn Nets (28-19), the team's 4th stop in…Source: purpleandgoldblog.comShare TweetAlberto Callaspo passed his physical exam, and the Angels finalized their two-year, $8.975 million pact with the veteran third baseman on Tuesday.Source: MLB.comShare TweetForward Metta World Peace has been suspended for one game because he hit Detroit's Brandon Knight in the face, and the Los Angeles Lakers also will be without Dwight Howard again when they face the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
Honeycutt excited by pitchers at Dodgers minicampUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetThe Dodgers kept last week's Young Guns pitching minicamp under wraps. So, nobody outside the organization saw Clayton Kershaw throw a bullpen session with no pain in his right hip, or Javy Guerra throw pain-free coming off collarbone surgery, or Ronald…Source: MLB.comShare TweetMuch of the focus this trade season has been given to the players possibly on the block (Pau Gasol, Paul Pierce, Josh Smith). But which teams are positioned to be buyers at the deadline? Could the Clippers deal some depth to strengthen their title hopes…Source: CNNSI.com
Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the entire Astros team combinedUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetFour Philadelphia Phillies will make more money in 2013 than the entire Houston Astros team. So will three New York Yankees, three Los Angeles Dodgers, three Detroit Tigers and three San Francisco Giants. All total, 20 deep-pocketed players are set to e…Source: yahoo.com
Michael Beasley cited for driving without license or plates, but with gun, speeding 26 MPH over limitUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetOn Jan. 24, the Phoenix Suns came through with an expertly timed nationally televised win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The team played sound all-around basketball and moved to 2-0 under interim head coach Lindsey Hunter. Even though the team roared ou…Source: yahoo.com
LeBron James Sets A Personal Record; Indiana Beats Chicago In Possible Playoff PreviewUpdated Feb 5 Share Tweet“How about LeBron James? Twenty-seven points, eight rebounds, eight assists. Another average game for LeBron James.” That was an actual statement made on Miami’s broadcast. James would go on to finish with 31 points in the Heat’s five-point win ovSource: dimemag.com
Kobe, Short-Handed Lakers Top NetsFeb 5Kobe Bryant had 21 points and Earl Clark had a double-double in place of Dwight Howard as the Lakers beat the Nets.
Kobe Posterizes The NetsFeb 5Dunk Of The Night: Kobe Bryant drives through the lane and dunks in the face of Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries.
Lakers Short-Handed In BrooklynFeb 5ESPNLA.com's Dave McMenamin discusses Metta World Peace's one-game suspension and the latest on Dwight Howard's shoulder injury.
Point Guard WoesFeb 5Tim Legler discusses how Derrick Rose's recovery from a torn ACL could affect Rajon Rondo and addresses the level of concern about Chris Paul's knee injury.
Peter King: More on two Super Bowl XLVII controversies; mailFeb 5It's the first day of the rest of our lives. Thirty-one weeks and two days until opening night at M&T Bank Stadium and the world champion Ravens host the opener of the 2013 season. Time to breathe a little bit. And by the way, if you haven't seen vi…
Coast to Coast - Who can beat the Miami Heat in East?Feb 5Our experts discuss what teams in the Eastern Conference could challenge the Heat in the playoffs?
Running Diary: The New Fast & Furious 6 Extended TrailerFeb 5February 5 is now a holiday. In less than an hour this morning, we learned Gus Johnson is calling the 2018 World Cup, Keith Law's annual list of the t...