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Who Should Replace Injured Kobe Bryant on Western Conference All-Star Squad?
February 1st, 2014 at 8:20 PM
Although Los Angeles Lakers' superstar Kobe Bryant has only played six games through the first half of the regular season due to various injuries, the future Hall of Famer was voted in by the fans to his 16th All-Star game. ***PHOTO1*** However, Bryant is reportedly returning after the All-Star game, so he will...

Los Angeles Lakers Star Kobe Bryant Will Miss Six Weeks with Injured Knee
December 22nd, 2013 at 8:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Lakers cannot catch a break.  After making a dramatic return from his Achilles injury against the Toronto Raptors on December 8, Kobe Bryant will once again miss time win an injury. Bryant will reportedly miss six weeks with a fractured tibia in his left knee.     ***PHOTO2*** The Black Mamba...

Analyzing Kobe Bryant’s Season Thus Far
December 17th, 2013 at 8:13 PM
After missing the first 19 games of the regular season, Kobe Bryant made his season debut on December 8 against the Toronto Raptors. Since then, the Los Angeles Lakers are just 2-4. ***PHOTO1***  While the Lakers lost much needed and winnable games, having a healthy Kobe will never disappoint. Although the future...

When Will Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Return?
November 23rd, 2013 at 2:39 PM
After missing nearly seven months of basketball since tearing his Achilles, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has returned to practice.  ***PHOTO1*** Although there is no set timetable for the 15-time All-star, it's safe to say that his much needed return is upon us. With starting point guard Steve Nash out with...

Kobe Bryant Returns to Practice with Los Angeles Lakers
November 17th, 2013 at 8:32 PM
Could the Black Mamba's much needed return be closer than we thought? ***PHOTO1*** After suffering a devastating Achilles injury back in April, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers returned to practice on Saturday afternoon for the first time in seven months.  According to Pau Gasol, Bryant looked healthy during the five-on-five drills:  "He...

Report: Steve Nash Out Two Weeks with Back Injury
November 12th, 2013 at 7:26 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to be without former two-time MVP Steve Nash who is diagnosed with an irritated nerve root. ***PHOTO1*** The 39-year-old made an early exit at the second half in Sunday's loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nash met with back specialist, Robert Watkins, and the doctor confirmed that he...

3 Takeaways from Los Angeles Lakers’ Second Week of NBA Action
November 11th, 2013 at 5:08 PM
With superstar Kobe Bryant  making a steady recovery from the Achilles injury, the Los Angeles Lakers have started the season off with a mediocre 3-5 start. ***PHOTO1*** Although no one is expecting this squad to contend for a title, most fans are anticipating for a return to their 8th straight playoffs. However, the...

What is the Biggest Concern for the Los Angeles Lakers Heading into Regular Season?
October 25th, 2013 at 8:10 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to bounce back from an injury-riddled and under achieving season. Despite having six former all stars, L.A. had trouble building a squad that can compete for a championship, as they failed to attain any significant success by getting swept in the first round of...

Biggest Questions for Los Angeles Lakers During Training Camp
October 1st, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Training camp is officially underway for the Los Angeles Lakers, which means a handful of questions will be answered in the upcoming weeks.  ***PHOTO1*** Some intriguing storylines for the Lakers include Kobe Bryant's recovery, Mike D'Antoni's first training camp with the Lakers, and the new players that have joined the squad.  Without further ado,...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Second Round Draft Pick Ryan Kelly
September 20th, 2013 at 7:41 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers officially announce the signing of rookie forward Ryan Kelly. The 6-foot-11 forward out of Duke University was the 48th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.  ***PHOTO1*** The former Blue Devil played four seasons at Duke under respectable head coach, Mike Krzyzewski, where he held career averages of 7.5...

Kobe Bryant Will Likely Miss Preseason
September 18th, 2013 at 11:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** Los Angeles Lakers superstar, Kobe Bryant suffered an Achilles injury late last season and hasn't returned to action since. While the five-time champion is progressing well in his rehabilitation, the franchise doesn't anticipate on Bryant to play in any of the preseason games. Though Kobe may not be ready in time...

Los Angeles Lakers Injury Update: Pau Gasol & Kobe Bryant
March 20th, 2013 at 2:57 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers received some good news regarding Pau Gasol’s injury after the power forward underwent an ultrasound on his foot Tuesday afternoon. The exam showed “continued healing and improvement” as told by Lakers PR front man John Black. It’s welcomed news for the Lakers as Gasol experienced some soreness in his right foot following a 2-on-2 game on Saturday. Gasol played well in...

Los Angeles Lakers Forward/Center Pau Gasol Injury Update
February 27th, 2013 at 4:01 PM
***PHOTO1***Pau Gasol, power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, has missed the past nine games since tearing his plantar fascia in February 5th’s win in Brooklyn. Gasol was examined by Lakers consultant Dr. Steven Yoon yesterday and has been cleared to use the Precor machine to continue his rehabilitation. Dr. Yoon...

What the Injury to Pau Gasol Means for the Los Angeles Lakers’ Future
February 6th, 2013 at 6:13 PM
 ***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that PF Pau Gasol underwent an MRI test today in Boston which revealed he has a tear of the plantar fascia. Gasol will leave the team in Boston for Los Angeles where he will be examined by Lakers team doctor Steve Lombardo and foot...

Los Angeles Lakers PG Steve Blake to Return to Action Tuesday
January 28th, 2013 at 12:10 PM
***PHOTO1***Lakers backup PG Steve Blake has been cleared to return to the court for Tuesday's game against the New Orleans Hornets. Blake has missed the last 37 games after tearing an abdominal muscle back on November 11. Blake underwent surgery, took injections of platelet-rich plasma, and cortisone shots to deal...

Los Angeles Lakers Injury Update: Gasol, Blake, and Clark
January 16th, 2013 at 1:47 PM
Pau Gasol, who has missed the last five games due to a concussion, participated in shooting drills and played in a 3-on-3 scrimmage at today's morning practice. Gasol has yet to be cleared to return to the court but he will meet with Dr. Vern Williams tomorrow to determine whether...

Los Angeles Lakers Big Men Injury Update
January 10th, 2013 at 1:52 PM
Pau Gasol who missed the last two games with a concussion will be re-examined by Dr. Vern Williams today to determine whether or not he will be available for Friday night's game against Oklahoma City. Gasol initially suffered the concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's loss to the...

Sources: Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol Out Indefinitely
January 7th, 2013 at 1:11 PM
***VIDEO1*** Sources have reported that Dwight Howard (torn labrum) and Pau Gasol (concussion) will be out indefinitely. Howard was questionable going into last night's loss to the Denver Nuggets but Howard did start, he played 41 minutes, and he tied his career high in rebounds with 26 boards. He sprained his...

Injury Update: Steve Nash May “Potentially” Return to Floor for Saturday Night’s Game
December 20th, 2012 at 6:08 PM
Steve Nash participated fully in today's practice for the first time since fracturing his fibula back on October 31, the second game of the season. Nash, the 17-year point guard, played in the 5-on-5-contact scrimmage during Thursday afternoon's practice. When asked after practice if he would play in Saturday night's...

Injury Update: Los Angeles Lakers PF Pau Gasol Returns to Practice, May Play Tomorrow
December 17th, 2012 at 2:00 PM
***PHOTO1***Pau Gasol, who has missed the last eight games due to tendinitis in both knees, returned to practice today at the Lakers training facility in El Segundo. Depending on how his knees respond to practice, Gasol may play in tomorrow night's matchup with the Charlotte Bobacts. With Gasol on the bench,...