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Abdul-Jabbar Lakers statue unveiled

Abdul-Jabbar Lakers statue unveiled

nba.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's skyhook has been captured in bronze for future generations of basketball fans.
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  • Trout is Negro Leagues Legacy Awards' AL MVP

    Trout is Negro Leagues Legacy Awards' AL MVP

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    Mike Trout settled for runner-up when the BBWAA announced its choice for American League MVP, but the Angels' rookie sensation received the Junior Circuit's top honor when the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum announced its annual Legacy Awards on Friday.
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  • Tigers finalize 2-year, $26M contract with Hunter

    Tigers finalize 2-year, $26M contract with Hunter

    CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    DETROIT (AP) -- Torii Hunter has reached the postseason six times in his career, but he's never played in a World Series.
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  • Rob Mahoney: Poor bench play undermining Lakers, other teams ar…

    Rob Mahoney: Poor bench play undermining Lakers, other teams around the NBA

    CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    Super teams are all the rage, but depth still matters a great deal, as even contenders must lean on their bench. Rob Mahoney examines the worst second units, starting with the Lakers.
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  • Boras confident about Ryu deal with Dodgers

    Boras confident about Ryu deal with Dodgers

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Ryu Hyun-Jin grew up in South Korea dreaming of playing in his country's professional baseball league. Once he achieved that, he developed a new goal -- to pitch in the United States for a major league team.
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  • The Jalen Rose Report: Jalen Rose and David Jacoby (Plus Video!…

    The Jalen Rose Report: Jalen Rose and David Jacoby (Plus Video!)

    grantland.com Nov 16, 2012
    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk about the Lakers' hiring of Mike D'Antoni, NBA players' mile-high gambling etiquette, and how athletes manipulate the...
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  • CourtVision: The Slowtime Lakers

    CourtVision: The Slowtime Lakers

    grantland.com Nov 16, 2012
    Mike D'Antoni's best teams were in Phoenix during the mid '00s. Those great Suns teams were led by Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire, and their play wa...
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  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Weekend Dime 07:32

    TrueHoop TV: Weekend Dime

    Nov 16
    Marc Stein on whether the Knicks and Grizzlies are true contenders, the wonder that is Jason Kidd, and if Mike D'Antoni is a good fit in L.A.
  • Video - Are You Buying D'Antoni As Lakers Head Coach? 06:50

    Are You Buying D'Antoni As Lakers Head Coach?

    Nov 16
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the Lakers hiring Mike D'Antoni as their head coach.
  • Video - Team Most Likely To Sign Zack Greinke 00:58

    Team Most Likely To Sign Zack Greinke

    Nov 16
    Tim Kurkjian discusses the team that is the most likely to sign free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke.
  • Video - Lakers Roll Suns, 114-102 01:08

    Lakers Roll Suns, 114-102

    Nov 16
    Kobe Bryant leads Lakers with 31 points.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Memphis Grizzlies' size too much as they knock off the previously und…

    Nov 16
    The New York Knicks lost their cool and lost their first game in Memphis to the powerful, red-hot Grizzlies, writes John Hollinger.
  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats riv…

    Nov 16
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
  • Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.