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Lakers shut down Kobe for rest of preseason

Lakers shut down Kobe for rest of preseason

ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated 5 hours ago
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is sitting out the rest of the preseason, coach Byron Scott said Wednesday.
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  • Vegas police probe complaint against Griffin

    Vegas police probe complaint against Griffin

    ESPN.com nba.com 5 hours ago
    Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he trusts player Blake Griffin, and a police investigation of a man's complaint that Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub shouldn't distract the team.
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  • This Matt Barnes inbounds pass didn't go so well (GIF)

    This Matt Barnes inbounds pass didn't go so well (GIF)

    yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    Los Angeles Clippers wing Matt Barnes has had a really, really bad preseason. As noted by Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, Barnes is just 3-of-31 (9.7 percent) from the field and 1-of-18 (5.6 percent) from beyond the arc through five preseason appear…
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  • NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard…

    NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard In Survey

    dimemag.com 9 hours ago
    Houston Rockets All-NBA First Team honoree James Harden believes that he’s “the best all-around basketball player in the NBA.” Meanwhile, the agent of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson recently opined that his client is “the best two-way …
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Los Angeles Clippers

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Los Angeles Clippers

    yahoo.com 11 hours ago
    So, now it’s on the players. Currently, Clipper fans don’t have to hate themselves, as they probably did at times, for paying to see a team owned by Donald Sterling. NBA fans, as we often did, don’t have to hate ourselves anymore while enjoying those la…
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  • GIF: Kobe Bryant Hits Pair Of Clutch Fadeaways In Final Minute …

    GIF: Kobe Bryant Hits Pair Of Clutch Fadeaways In Final Minute Versus Suns

    dimemag.com 13 hours ago
    The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Phoenix Suns in overtime last night, but wouldn’t have even been there without typically heroic late-game efforts of Kobe Bryant. Leading and completing his team’s fourth quarter charge, the Black Mamba hit a pair of i…
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  • Video Emerges Of Willis Reed Fighting Most Of The Lakers Bench …

    Video Emerges Of Willis Reed Fighting Most Of The Lakers Bench In 1966

    dimemag.com deadspin.com 14 hours ago
    Former Knicks center and Hall-of-Famer Willis Reed was in just his third NBA season when he was named captain of the 1966-67 Knicks. That season is not as famous as the championship-winning Knicks campaign of 1970, or Reed’s oft-extolled stroll through …
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  • Watch DeAndre Jordan Sky To Finish Halfcourt Lob Versus Warrior…

    Watch DeAndre Jordan Sky To Finish Halfcourt Lob Versus Warriors

    dimemag.com 15 hours ago
    DeAndre Jordan can jump. We all know that. But what’s equally impressive though often overlooked about the Los Angeles Clippers high-flyer is his incredible speed and dexterity for a player his size. Jordan moves and contorts like a 6-7, 210 pound small…
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  • Watch Isaiah Thomas Hit Game-Tying Shot & Stare Down Floyd …

    Watch Isaiah Thomas Hit Game-Tying Shot & Stare Down Floyd Mayweather

    dimemag.com 16 hours ago
    It may have been providence last night for the Suns and free agent acqusition Isaiah Thomas. The 5-9 point guard was in the perfect spot to knock down a 20-foot jumper and send the Lakers-Suns preseason game into overtime right in front of undefeated bo…
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  • Kobe shrugs off critical article, cites media 'cycle'

    Kobe shrugs off critical article, cites media 'cycle'

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    Kobe Bryant, speaking to media after an ESPN The Magazine piece suggested he played a significant role in the Lakers' recent slide, said it wasn't the first critical article focused on him and wouldn't be the last.
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  • Lakers' Lin returns after week out for ankle

    Lakers' Lin returns after week out for ankle

    ESPN.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin returned in a 114-108 preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday after missing more than a week with a sprained left ankle.
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  • Paul George, Flea, Phil Jackson Defend Kobe Bryant Amid Media S…

    Paul George, Flea, Phil Jackson Defend Kobe Bryant Amid Media Scrutiny

    dimemag.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    It hasn’t been a great past few days for Kobe Bryant. After getting absolutely fooled by a sick crossover from Alec Burks, the Los Angeles Lakers legend awakened to media scrutiny unlike most any he’s faced throughout his 18 years in the NBA on Monday m…
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  • Kings counting on continuity to make strides this season

    Kings counting on continuity to make strides this season

    nba.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    A plot of land in the downtown area is being cleared for a new arena, a sign of how far the Sacramento Kings have come since a pending sale threatened to relocate the franchise to Seattle only 17 months ago.
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Golden State Warriors

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Golden State Warriors

    yahoo.com nba.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    The Golden State Warriors cannot be criticized for lacking ambition. Mark Jackson led the franchise to the playoffs in two consecutive seasons (out of his three total), a feat that made him their most successful head coach since the first Don Nelson era…
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  • Kobe hoping to create new identity for storied franchise

    Kobe hoping to create new identity for storied franchise

    nba.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    Byron Scott realizes he got his dream coaching job at a time when the Los Angeles Lakers are much closer to their absolute worst than their hallowed best.
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  • With pieces in place, Clippers look for first championship

    With pieces in place, Clippers look for first championship

    nba.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    Believing the Los Angeles Clippers were just a few pieces away from contending for the franchise's first NBA championship, coach Doc Rivers went out and upgraded the roster.
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  • Video - Gravity 101 03:03

    Gravity 101

    Oct 22
    Tom Haberstroh and Kevin Pelton introduce the concept of gravity and identify some of the NBA's top floor-spacers.
  • Video - Phil Jackson Supports Kobe On Twitter 06:42

    Phil Jackson Supports Kobe On Twitter

    Oct 22
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Phil Jackson's tweet of support to Lakers guard Kobe Bryant following Henry Abbott's ESPN The Magazine article about how Bryant is the reason for the Lakers' demise.
  • Video - Rookie Randle Lifts Lakers Past Blazers 00:30

    Rookie Randle Lifts Lakers Past Blazers

    Oct 22
    Julius Randle scored a team-high 17 points in the Lakers' 94-86 win over the Blazers.
  • Video - Is Kobe Bryant Destroying The Lakers? 03:23

    Is Kobe Bryant Destroying The Lakers?

    Oct 21
    Henry Abbott discusses how Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is destroying the franchise from within.

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    Oct 21
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
  • NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quit

    Oct 21
    The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
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    Oct 21
    The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
  • Windhorst: Cavs, Bulls look like East rivals

    Oct 20
    In a preseason clash of the Cavaliers and the Bulls, two things became clear: The Cavs are primed to be a fearsome offensive juggernaut, and Derrick Rose really and finally looks like he's back, writes Brian Windhorst.