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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers guard Steve Blake underwent successful surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
DeMarcus Cousins says he has no confidenceIt 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Lamar Odom on the lockout year spent in Dallas: ‘Basketball just wasn’t there for me at that time’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…Upvote Share Tweet
5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-ClippersESPN.com Updated Dec 5, 20125-on-5: Breaking down the four teams heading into ESPN's doubleheaderUpvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Updated Dec 5, 2012Frontcourt 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 hasUpvote Share Tweet
Rockets Announcer Rubs It In After Houston Win: "The Lakers Have Just Pooped Their Big-Boy Pants!"deadspin.com Updated Dec 5, 2012Pau 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 »Upvote Share Tweet
Dwight Howard deflects blame from his free-throw shooting after Lakers loss (VIDEO)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 …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 5, 2012Toney 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Highlight Of The NightDec 5Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, making him the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, in the Lakers' 103-87 victory.
Kobe Bryant Youngest To 30,000 PointsDec 5Kobe Bryant becomes fifth player in NBA history with 30,000 points.
TrueHoop TV: Scoring 30KDec 5Henry Abbott on Kobe Bryant surpassing 30,000 points in his career.
The Forum: Steve Nash's ImpactDec 5Brian and Andy Kamenetzky discuss which Lakers player will benefit the most when Steve Nash returns.
Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau GasolDec 5The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…Dec 5J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks
Ian Thomsen: Lillard excels after unexpected rise to NBA lottery pickDec 5Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is the early favorite to win Rookie of the Year, and yet it was only six years ago that he remembers a decisive conversation with a high school coach that ended sadly.