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Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest ever to reach 30,000 career po…

Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest ever to reach 30,000 career points (VIDEO)

yahoo.com 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

    Lakers' Blake undergoes abdominal surgery

    nba.com ESPN.com 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

    DeMarcus Cousins says he has no confidence

    yahoo.com 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 jus…

    Lamar Odom on the lockout year spent in Dallas: ‘Basketball just wasn’t there for me at that time’

    yahoo.com 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

    5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-Clippers

    ESPN.com 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

    One Of The Clippers’ Best Players Is Holding Them Back

    dimemag.com 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 Laker…

    Rockets Announcer Rubs It In After Houston Win: "The Lakers Have Just Pooped Their Big-Boy Pants!"

    deadspin.com 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…

    Dwight Howard deflects blame from his free-throw shooting after Lakers loss (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com 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

    Rockets erase 13-point deficit, rally past Lakers

    ESPN.com 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.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The 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 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks
  • Ian Thomsen: Lillard excels after unexpected rise to NBA lottery pick

    Dec 5
    Trail 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.