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Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest ever to reach 30,000 career points (VIDEO) Updated Dec 5, 2012
Los Angeles Lakers mega-star Kobe Bryant now has another NBA record to his name. With 1:17 left in the first half of Wednesday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets, Kobe cut through the lane and scored over center Robin Lopez to score the 30,000…
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  • Lakers' Blake undergoes abdominal surgery Dec 5, 2012
    Lakers guard Steve Blake underwent successful surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle on Wednesday.
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  • DeMarcus Cousins says he has no confidence Dec 5, 2012
    It is commonly accepted by reasonable people that Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins is not the easiest player to deal with. In addition to getting questionable suspensions for confronting announcers, Cousins is an emotional, volatile personality…
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  • Lamar Odom on the lockout year spent in Dallas: ‘Basketball just wasn’t there for me at that time’ Dec 5, 2012
    Lamar Odom won't have to visit Dallas on Wednesday night, he won't be faced with the indignity of playing his former team in Texas until late March, but he and his Clippers will face the Mavericks in Los Angeles on Wednesday and the press has already st…
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  • 5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-Clippers Dec 5, 2012
    5-on-5: Breaking down the four teams heading into ESPN's doubleheader
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  • One Of The Clippers’ Best Players Is Holding Them Back Dec 5, 2012
    Frontcourt players are constantly trying to expand their game and their range. It’s part of becoming a well-rounded basketball player, but it shouldn’t come at the detriment of what’s made someone successful. While Blake Griffin‘s outside shot has
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  • Rockets Announcer Rubs It In After Houston Win: "The Lakers Have Just Pooped Their Big-Boy Pants!" Dec 5, 2012
    Pau Gasol is rapidly falling out of favor in L.A. On Sunday, for the second time in a week, Gasol was benched for the last few minutes of the game, and he's growing frustrated. Kobe Bryant had a message for him: More »
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  • Dwight Howard deflects blame from his free-throw shooting after Lakers loss (VIDEO) Dec 5, 2012
    The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last seven games, which means they're currently in the midst of their 47th crisis of the still-young season. Their latest defeat, a 107-105 road loss to the Houston Rockets, stung quite sharply. Leading by …
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  • Rockets erase 13-point deficit, rally past Lakers Dec 5, 2012
    Toney Douglas had a season-high 22 points and Greg Smith added a career-best 21 to help the Houston Rockets overcome a tough outing by James Harden and rally for a 107-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
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  • Video - Highlight Of The Night 01:18

    Highlight Of The Night

    Dec 5
    Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, making him the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, in the Lakers' 103-87 victory.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant Youngest To 30,000 Points 03:03

    Kobe Bryant Youngest To 30,000 Points

    Dec 5
    Kobe Bryant becomes fifth player in NBA history with 30,000 points.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Scoring 30K 01:03

    TrueHoop TV: Scoring 30K

    Dec 5
    Henry Abbott on Kobe Bryant surpassing 30,000 points in his career.
  • Video - The Forum: Steve Nash's Impact 04:53

    The Forum: Steve Nash's Impact

    Dec 5
    Brian and Andy Kamenetzky discuss which Lakers player will benefit the most when Steve Nash returns.