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Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Voted to NBA All-Star Team
January 23rd, 2014 at 10:02 PM
Despite playing only six games through the first half of the regular season, Los Angeles Lakers' star Kobe Bryant has been voted in by the fans to his 16th NBA All-Star team. ***PHOTO1*** Bryant  joins Golden State Warriors' sharpshooter Stephen Curry in the backcourt, while Oklahoma City Thunder's superstar Kevin Durant, Minnesota Timberwolves' versatile...

2 New Year’s Resolutions for Los Angeles Lakers
January 5th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
2014 is finally here, which means it's time to make changes to better our lives. The same goes for the Los Angeles Lakers. ***PHOTO1*** After losing Dwight Howard in free agency to the Houston Rockets, the Lakers signed low-profile players to one-year deals despite having little cap space.  However, the Purple and Gold have...

Examining Kobe Bryant’s Contract Extension with Los Angeles Lakers
December 4th, 2013 at 9:55 PM
Kobe Bryant's contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers solidifies himself a Laker for life. ***PHOTO1*** When breaking news occurred last week that Kobe reached a two-year $48.5 million contract extension with L.A., the basketball world ascertained that the Black Mamba would finish his illustrious career where it all started — in...

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...

Should Coach Mike D’Antoni Change Los Angeles Lakers Starting Lineup?
November 6th, 2013 at 9:29 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers have started their season off with a 2-3 record, and inconsistency has been a major issue thus far. ***PHOTO1*** In their two wins against the Los Angeles Clippers and the Atlanta Hawks, the Lakers have played excellent basketball. Their offense has been looking sharp, players are contributing hard...

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...

Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman Showing Chemistry During Preseason
October 13th, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Although the Los Angeles Lakers lost in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes this past summer, L.A. may have found their hidden gem. While Chris Kaman isn't the athlete nor defensive presence Howard is, the German big man is a much better fit for Mike D'Antoni's offense. ***PHOTO1*** Pau Gasol and Kaman's chemistry in the...

Blueprint for Pau Gasol to Return to All-Star Form
September 21st, 2013 at 8:11 PM
Not long ago, Pau Gasol was considered one of the best big men in the NBA. He made great contributions during the two title runs for the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was Kobe Bryant's partner in crime. ***PHOTO1*** However, last season under head coach Mike D'Antoni, Gasol had his worst statistical season as...

Previewing Los Angeles Lakers’ Biggest Training Camp Battles
September 15th, 2013 at 8:57 PM
Now that the NBA offseason is almost over, it's time to look forward to training camp. ***PHOTO1*** While the Los Angeles Lakers lost key players like Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, the team managed to acquire cost-efficient players such as Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, Chris Kaman and Wesley Johnson. As a result,...

Win-Loss Predictions for Los Angeles Lakers This Season
September 13th, 2013 at 11:59 PM
This time last year, the Los Angeles Lakers had big expectations coming into the season.  ***PHOTO1*** However, a year has passed and the Lakers lost All-star center Dwight Howard in free agency to the Houston Rockets. While the team is certainly less talented than a year ago, the Lakers' chemistry is expected to be...

Bold Predictions for Los Angeles Lakers in 2013-14 Season
September 2nd, 2013 at 6:37 PM
While the Los Angeles Lakers had a rather disappointing season last year, they are looking to come back strong. Despite losing Dwight Howard in free agency to the Houston Rockets, the Lakers are attempting to remain competitive enough to make a run with the pieces that are intact. ***PHOTO1*** Any team that has...

Who Should Be Starting Power Forward for Los Angeles Lakers?
August 31st, 2013 at 1:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Lakers roster is nearly set for the upcoming season, but the starting power forward position still hasn't been determined. With Dwight Howard out of town, Pau Gasol will now have to step in as the starting center. Both Jordan Hill and Chris Kaman are capable of playing alongside Gasol...

Dwight Howard Wanted Kobe Bryant Amnestied and Mike D’Antoni Fired
August 27th, 2013 at 3:46 AM
Just when we thought the Dwight Howard saga was over, CSNBayArea's Ric Bucher reports: "Talks with various people close to the situation make it clear there were two prerequisites for Dwight Howard to remain a Laker: fire Mike D'Antoni and amnesty, or at the very least muzzle, Kobe Bryant." ***PHOTO1*** Howard left the Lakers after only...

Stat Projections for Los Angeles Lakers Players in 2013-14 Season
August 25th, 2013 at 7:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** Although the Los Angeles Lakers lost one of the best centers in the league in Dwight Howard, the storied franchise still has plenty of talent.   With the off-season additions of Chris Kaman, Nick Young, Jordan Farmar and Wesley Johnson, the Lakers are attempting to stay relevant in the Western...

Los Angeles Lakers Lose Game 3 at Home 120-89, Now One Loss Away from Elimination
April 26th, 2013 at 10:12 PM
***PHOTO1***After a 120-89 loss to the Spurs in game three at home, the Los Angeles Lakers are in danger of being eliminated from the playoffs in the first round for the first time since the 2006-2007 season. The 31-point difference in the score made it the worst loss in Lakers...

The Banged-up Los Angeles Lakers Look to Get First Win of the Series Tonight at Staples Center
April 26th, 2013 at 1:54 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers have had some bad luck this season. Dealing with injuries has been an issue all year and the playoffs have been no different. Starting PG Steve Nash has been battling a right hip/hamstring injury for the better part of the past month and the pain is so...

Tony Parker Leads San Antonio Spurs Passed Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2, 102-91
April 24th, 2013 at 9:41 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers had no answer for Tony Parker Wednesday night, resulting in a 102-91 loss to San Antonio. The Spurs point guard took advantage of the Lakers’ un-athletic guards on his way to 28 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds. Los Angeles tightened up all facets of their game...

4 Problems the Los Angeles Lakers Must Improve on to Steal Game 2 in San Antonio; Lakers PF Jordan Hill Cleared to Play
April 24th, 2013 at 2:01 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers got some good news this morning when they learned that PF Jordan Hill has been cleared to play in tonight’s game against San Antonio. It is unclear if Mike D’Antoni will play Hill, who had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip in...

Los Angeles Lakers Lose Game One to Spurs in San Antonio, 91-79
April 21st, 2013 at 3:34 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers just couldn’t get it all together on Sunday, losing to the Spurs in San Antonio, 91-79. The Lakers had their chances, but could only seem to play well on one side of the court rather than playing a complete game throughout. Defensively, the Lakers were always a...

Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Hopes on the Line Against Houston Rockets at Staples Center
April 17th, 2013 at 2:25 PM
***PHOTO1***It’s been 21 years since the last time the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a playoff spot on the final day of the season. Tonight, the Lakers will be looking to do the same when they take on the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. If the Lakers get the victory tonight, they...