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Metta World Peace has a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee

Metta World Peace has a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee

yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Mar 26, 2013
It seems as if everything that can go wrong has for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. After coming into the campaign with lofty expectations, they've struggled with coaching issues, injuries, supposed chemistry problems, more injuries, mismatched play…
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  • Del Negro: Future not tied to playoff success

    Del Negro: Future not tied to playoff success

    ESPN.com Mar 26, 2013
    Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro doesn't think his future with the team is tied to how far the team advances in the playoffs and believes he will be back with the team next season.
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  • Clips' Odom says he would apologize to Cuban

    Clips' Odom says he would apologize to Cuban

    ESPN.com Mar 26, 2013
    Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom told ESPNDallas.com on Tuesday he would apologize to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban if they had a conversation but felt no guilt about the role he played in his premature departure from Dallas last season.
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  • Paul starts vs. Mavericks despite knee injury

    Paul starts vs. Mavericks despite knee injury

    ESPN.com Mar 26, 2013
    Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul will start Tuesday against the Dallas Mavericks despite swelling in his left knee that made him a game-time decision.
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  • Heat focused on winning title, not winning streak

    Heat focused on winning title, not winning streak

    CNNSI.com Mar 26, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers made it look easy when they racked up win after win after win for an NBA-record 33 straight games.
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  • Sacramento council considers Kings arena deal

    Sacramento council considers Kings arena deal

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Mar 26, 2013
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento's City Council is scheduled to consider a wide-ranging deal Tuesday night that's designed to finance a new arena and keep the NBA's Kings from moving to Seattle.
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  • Look out, Lakers: Breaking down the race for the West’s eighth …

    Look out, Lakers: Breaking down the race for the West’s eighth seed

    yahoo.com Mar 26, 2013
    In one week’s work, time off that should have been spent resting the old bones of Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash, the Los Angeles Lakers have been blown out by the Phoenix Suns, they blew what should have been a decisive win at home by the Washin
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  • Harrison Barnes calls out Warriors fans after a big win against…

    Harrison Barnes calls out Warriors fans after a big win against the Lakers

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Mar 26, 2013
    On Monday night, the Golden State Warriors registered what many fans will call one of the team's most important wins of the season. In a game with significant implications for the playoffs, they beat the rival Los Angeles Lakers 109-103 on the strength …
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  • Howard vows payback for play of Warriors' Lee

    Howard vows payback for play of Warriors' Lee

    ESPN.com Mar 26, 2013
    David Lee elbowed Dwight Howard in the mouth as the Warriors dominated the Lakers in the first half Tuesday night. Howard vowed retaliation after the game, saying he would "remember" the game and his counterpart's "shot."
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  • Kobe Bryant’s Crazy Throwback Double-Clutch Reverse Dunk

    Kobe Bryant’s Crazy Throwback Double-Clutch Reverse Dunk

    dimemag.com Mar 26, 2013
    As we wrote in Smack, the Lakers have dug themselves into a corner. Losing three straight is never a good thing when you’re battling for a playoff spot, but it’s even worse when two of those games are Ls to Phoenix and Washington. So much of L.A.’s
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  • Best of B.S.: Jerry West on the '72 Lakers, the Heat, and Win S…

    Best of B.S.: Jerry West on the '72 Lakers, the Heat, and Win Streaks

    grantland.com Mar 26, 2013
    An NBA legend and member of the 1972 Lakers team that won 33 straight games, Jerry West talks to Bill Simmons about how the league was different durin...
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  • Video - With Jamal Crawford, Part II 04:45

    With Jamal Crawford, Part II

    Mar 26
    Clippers guard Jamal Crawford on the origin of shake n' bake, playing with Chris Paul and more.
  • Video - THTV: Jamal Crawford 03:21

    THTV: Jamal Crawford

    Mar 26
    Clippers guard Jamal Crawford on the state of the Clippers, the importance of coming off the bench and more.
  • Video - Mavericks Stun Clippers In Overtime 01:34

    Mavericks Stun Clippers In Overtime

    Mar 26
    Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 33 points to help the Mavericks overcome the Clippers 109-102.
  • Video - The Forum: Should Gasol Come Off The Bench? 05:27

    The Forum: Should Gasol Come Off The Bench?

    Mar 26
    Mark Willard and Ramona Shelburne debate whether Pau Gasol would make more of an impact coming off the bench to provide a spark.

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    Mar 26
    Where do this year's Heat rank among the NBA's best teams ever?
  • Sports Guy Vault: USA-Mexico and the Insanity of Estadio Azteca

    Mar 26
    In 2009, Bill Simmons decided to cross another item off his bucket list by traveling south to Mexico City and Estadio Azteca to take in the sights, so...