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Share TweetFollowing rumors of locker room turmoil, the Lakers announced that both Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol are out indefinitely, putting Los Angeles in a tough spot, says Ben Golliver.
Why Lakers Fans Must Calm DownUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetWe’re only a week into 2013 and already Lakers fans are bugging out. The team has lost all of its games in the new year, including last night’s disappointment to the Denver Nuggets at home, which dropped them to 10-8 at the Staples Center (not countinSource: dimemag.com
Create-a-Caption: ‘And now, we do the Dance of Joy’Updated Jan 7 Share TweetOK, maybe they're not perfect strangers, but Denver Nuggets forwards Andre Iguodala and Danilo Gallinari sure seemed pretty psyched after they each did their part - Iggy with some behind-the-back wizardry, Gallo with a game-sealing triple - to vanquisSource: yahoo.comShare TweetIt's been a difficult, acrimonious season for just about everybody associated with the Los Angeles Lakers, but perhaps nobody's borne the brunt of a disappointing 15-18 start to the season more than Pau Gasol. After spending his summer with the Spanish …
JaVale McGee Goes Up And Over Two Of His Own Teammates For A Putback DunkUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetSee, this is why we love JaVale McGee: he'll forego the smart play for the spectacular play. Late in the first half of yesterday's win over the Lakers, a missed Kosta Koufos layup bounced right in the middle of three Nuggets. Rather than yell "same…Source: deadspin.com
Danilo Gallinari’s Dagger Drives The Lakers Lower; Dirk Questions Dallas’ FutureUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetThe wheels were already coming off in Los Angeles for the Lakers, but now it seems like an axle just gave way. A 112-105 home loss to Denver drops L.A. to 15-18, which is three games worse (as ESPN’s J.A. Adande perfectly pointed out) than the ’04-’Source: dimemag.com
Daily Dime: Lakers-NuggetsUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetThe Lakers' latest loss reveals a team not headed for a quick turnaround, J.A. Adande writes.Source: ESPN.com
What Happens Now is Up to the LakersUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetThe Lakers are 15-18. They are currently 3 1/2 games below the 8th seed in the west. They head into Houston to try to snap a 3-game skid without their top 3 big men, who are all lost to injuries for at least a week. Mind you that the team is still strug…Source: purpleandgoldblog.comShare TweetThe Lakers are 15-18. They are currently 3 1/2 games below the 8th seed in the west. They head into Houston to try to snap a 3-game skid without their top 3 big men, who are all lost to injuries for at least a week. Mind you that the team is still strug…
Analyzing the Lakers' Injury ApocalypseUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetThe word indefinite has become the go-to recovery-time descriptor for NBA teams understandably wary of providing a specific timeline, and it is a ve...Source: grantland.com
Jalen Rose on the Lakers' DownfallUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetJalen Rose on how Kobe Bryant is right to question the current Lakers roster and why the team is too old and slow to compete in the Western Conference...Source: grantland.com
Daily DownloadJan 7Cary Chow runs down the latest Los Angeles sports news, including Dwight Howard's injury and the Kings' salary cap situation.
Heated Exchange Between Kobe And Howard?Jan 7ESPNLA.com's Ramona Shelburne discusses the NY Daily News' report that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had a heated exchange following the Lakers' loss to 76ers.
NFL mailbag -- Carryover rules impact cap strategyJan 7The new carryover rule changes the way teams handle the salary cap. Plus: reader questions.
Sources -- Dallas Mavericks to ink veteran guard Mike JamesJan 7The Mavericks plan to sign Mike James to a 10-day contract, sources said.
Dallas Mavericks ink veteran guard Mike JamesJan 7The Mavericks have signed Mike James to a 10-day contract.
Peter King: RGIII injury closes the curtain on ugly Wild-Card WeekendJan 7Before we examine the final Ray Day in Baltimore and the Shanahan-RGIII race to blame in Washington (and elsewhere) and what in the world got into Chip Kelly, this observation about Wild-Card Weekend: That was some lousy football. It got me to thinking …