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Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the Lakers went to see “Lincoln”

Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the Lakers went to see “Lincoln”

yahoo.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
At this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…
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  • David Stern would like to stamp out ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ tactics

    David Stern would like to stamp out ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ tactics

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    Back when Shaquille O'Neal was the most dominant force in the NBA, several teams utilized the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy that essentially turned every Los Angeles Lakers possession into an opportunity to see a gigantic man attempt to shoot a ball …
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  • The 10 Best Personal Rivalries Of Kobe Bryant’s Career

    The 10 Best Personal Rivalries Of Kobe Bryant’s Career

    With Lakers guard Kobe Bryant becoming the fifth and fastest player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, Dime is looking at all angles of the five-time champion’s career today. (Hey, we already called him the greatest player since 2000.) It’s equal
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  • Evans Could Return Friday; Lopez Still Out

    Evans Could Return Friday; Lopez Still Out

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Reggie Evans of the Nets is expected to play Friday against the Warriors. Brook Lopez will miss at least one more game.
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  • Create-a-Caption: Eric Bledsoe controls the vertical and horizo…

    Create-a-Caption: Eric Bledsoe controls the vertical and horizontal

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Los Angeles Clippers had a little bit of fun at the expense of the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, with some loose Dallas passing and some tight L.A. defense - 18 Clipper steals, 22 Maverick turnovers, 26 Clipper points - led to the likes of
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  • Lakers reportedly turn down Pau Gasol trade offers from Raptors…

    Lakers reportedly turn down Pau Gasol trade offers from Raptors and Wolves, as they should

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night, coasting to a 103-87 win over the Don't-Call-Me-Pelicans behind a record-setting performance from Kobe Bryant, strong second-half pressure defense and a combined 11-of-21 mark from be…
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  • This Lady Behind The Clippers Bench Was The Only One Unimpresse…

    This Lady Behind The Clippers Bench Was The Only One Unimpressed By Last Night's Performance

    deadspin.com Dec 6, 2012
    Last night's 112-90 Clippers win over the Mavericks was a performance the AP called "dominating" and one that featured a series of spectacular dunks and lobs-one of which we've already featured this morning. More »
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  • Keeping Score: Early Contenders for Most Improved Player

    Keeping Score: Early Contenders for Most Improved Player

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Besides Jrue Holiday of the 76ers, Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers and Larry Sanders of the Bucks, in their third years, have made larger contributions to their teams this season.
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  • Jamal Crawford's Tightly Wound Alley-Oop To DeAndre Jordan Was …

    Jamal Crawford's Tightly Wound Alley-Oop To DeAndre Jordan Was Spectacular

    deadspin.com Dec 6, 2012
    Alley-oops are eye-catching because they occupy so much space and time. The lob pass goes up, the finisher readies himself to take off, and we get time to watch it all unfold as anticipation for the big finale builds. More »
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  • Griffin, Clippers roll Mavs for fourth straight win

    Griffin, Clippers roll Mavs for fourth straight win

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Blake Griffin had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 14 points and 13 assists, propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to their fourth straight victory, 112-90 over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
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  • Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets

    Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets
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  • Felton Sheds His Bandages and Helps Topple the Bobcats

    Felton Sheds His Bandages and Helps Topple the Bobcats

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Raymond Felton, who sustained a bruised left thumb in a victory against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, decided not to skip Wednesday's game, playing with bandages taped on his hand for part of the game.
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  • Video - Mayo, Mavericks Edge Suns 01:06

    Mayo, Mavericks Edge Suns

    Dec 6
    O.J. Mayo scored 23 points to lead the Mavericks to a 97-94 win over the Suns.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Gasol Latest 06:02

    TrueHoop TV: Gasol Latest

    Dec 6
    Henry Abbott with Marc Stein on potential trade suitors for Pau Gasol, and if the Lakers are willing to part with Gasol before Steve Nash returns.
  • Video - Best Player In Lakers History 06:37

    Best Player In Lakers History

    Dec 6
    Who is the best player in Lakers history? Damien Woody, Herm Edwards and Tim Legler discuss.

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