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Jeremy Lin Receives Healthy DNP-CD

Jeremy Lin was a healthy scratch, DNP-CD during the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Jordan Clarkson got the start at point guard, with Ronnie Price backing him up. "He just looked like he was very poised and the moment wasn't too big for him," Byron Scott said of Clarkson. "I know what Jeremy can do, so the next game it might be different." Lin left the...
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Kobe Bryant shows us what it’s like for an athlete to receive devastating injury news

  Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant allowed cameras to film him receiving the heartbreaking diagnosis of his shoulder injury. For the third straight season, Bryant has suffered an injury that has ended his season. Video via The Player’s Tribune: “This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me AND in front of me.” – @kobebryant http...
Via Sports-Glory
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Swaggy P nickname origin – it came from his father and a song

Nick Young has exploded in popularity ever since joining the Lakers last season. He began dating rapper Iggy Azalea and, much like Lamar Odom, he has crossed over from sports into mainstream popularity thanks to this new visibility. Along the way, Young’s alter-ego has taken a life of its own. Back in 2011, Young gave...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe expected to miss rest of season

Oh, no. Not again. This is the collective thought Los Angeles Lakers fans had when Kobe Bryant grimaced and held his shoulder following a two-handed dunk in the third quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night and showed signs of significant pain, playing the remainder of the game with his left hand. Fans’ worst fears were confirmed when it was announced Friday...
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Kobe to be re-examined before deciding injury fate

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kobe Bryant's torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Los Angeles Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery. Bryant was examined Friday in Los Angeles. He tore his rotator cuff Wednesday in New Orleans. Team physician Steve Lombardo confirmed the diagnosis and discussed treatment options with Bryant,...
Via AP on Fox
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Lakers: Kobe Bryant will be examined Monday, decision on surgery made then

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday that team doctors have confrimed that Kobe Bryant has a significant tear in the rotator cuff. But Bryant will still need to be examined Monday to determine if he needs surgery. LAL team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo confirmed the diagnosis of a torn rotator cuff for Kobe Bryant and discussed options with...
Via Sports-Glory
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Kobe jokingly blames torn rotator cuff on passing

Kobe Bryant remains in good spirits despite the expectation that his 2014-15 NBA regular season campaign is over due to a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Both the Lakers and Bryant anxiously await further news regarding the severity of the veteran’s shoulder injury, Lakers head coach Byron Scott admitted that he’s “worried,” while...Read More The post Kobe Bryant...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Kobe Bryant’s season might be over yet again

Reports have surfaced that Kobe Bryant has a torn rotator cuff, and if that's the case then Bean is done for the season. It's a sad day in Lakerland. The post Kobe Bryant’s Season Might Be Over Yet Again appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant suffered a torn rotator cuff in the second half of Wednesday’s game against the Pelicans. From the Lakers: “Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who injured his right shoulder in the second half of last night’s game against the Pelicans in New Orleans, had an MRI exam today in San Antonio. Preliminary...
Via Sports-Glory
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Will Ferrell drills NBA cheerleader in head with ball for movie shoot (videos)

  Actor Will Ferrell ran afoul of Smoothie King Center security during a New Orleans Pelicans game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night after drilling a cheerleader in the face with a basketball during a halftime attempt at a half-court shot gone awry. The entire ball-to-the-face debacle of course was staged and was...Read More The post Will Ferrell drills NBA cheerleader...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Lakers Tops Forbes List of NBA’s Most Valuable Franchises at $2.6 Billion

This wasn’t a secret, but it is very revealing.  I wonder how much the Buss family could score if they put the Lakers up for sell. Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were one of only two NBA teams worth $1 billion trailing only the New York Knicks according to the Forbes list. The Knicks fall fron grace over one season had major effect on both franchises net worth. The Los Angeles...
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Kobe Bryant can’t name five players on the Celtics

It’s clear that the Boston Celtics have fully committed to rebuilding. They traded star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks a month ago, and were left with a barren roster as a result. Just ask Kobe Bryant, who gave a great response when asked if he could name five players currently on the team’s roster. “Nope,” Bryant said with a laugh, via the Boston Herald...
Via The Sports Daily
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Los Angeles Lakers: Time to embrace the tank?

Although these times in the course of history have been rare and few, now is not a good time to be a Los Angeles Lakers fan. The franchise with the most wins in NBA history is now heading towards its second consecutive losing season, the first time that’s happened since 1976. The team’s star for the last decade is starting to wear down and talks about his possible retirement...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Mid-Season Review

We’re 42 games into the season, and the Lakers have only won 12.  While most teams tend to hit their strides in mid-season, the Lakers have continued to struggle.  We’ve seen plenty of dramatic story lines this year, and because it’s been a few months since I’ve written an article, I figured I would address a few big ones to keep the length manageable. Kobe Bryant I start...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Byron Scott Ruin The Lakers Season?

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 19: Head coach Byron Scott of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game with the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty)   The Los Angeles Lakers are nearing the midway point of one of the worst seasons in franchise history since moving from Minneapolis back in 1960...
Via The Sports Journal
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Swaggy P bought Iggy a Ferrari after cheating rumors?

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has found himself at the center of some unfortunate gossip rumors, and they may have cost him a pretty penny. Last week, some photos surfaced that appeared to show Swaggy P hanging out with two ladies who were not Iggy. He was seen escorting them from his 1962 Chevy...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Kobe Bryant shows us that he knows this is the end

During a bad season, it seems that Kobe Bryant isenjoying every minute of it. We all get older.  This summer, your's truly will hit that magical 40 mark.  In life, you are hitting that middle age point where kids don't need you as much and you've got a bit more time on your hands and you realize that that guy you were in high school is long gone. In sports, getting older...
Via Sportz Assassin
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Nick Young and Iggy Azalea get put on kiss cam, someone’s face got licked (PHOTOS)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick “Swaggy P” Young is living the dream. He plays for one of the most renowned and storied franchises in the NBA, dates a beautiful pop star, has a house in Tarzana and a separate house for his shoes. And with the Lakers having Wednesday off, Swaggy P and Iggy decided to hit up the USC-UCLA game at the Galen Center...
Via The Sports Daily
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Lakers remain America's favorite NBA team, per Twitter

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently one of the worst teams in basketball with a W-L record of 12-27 but that hasn’t put much of a dent in the team’s following. In a survey conducted by Twitter where the company looked at which NBA team is followed the most in each geographic region, it is Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Nick Young on ‘Swaggy P’ moniker: ‘It’s biblical. It’s in the Old Testament’

One thing that can be said about Nick Young is that the Los Angeles Lakers forward is remarkably consistent, both in his willingness to jack up shots from anywhere on the court as well as how he insists his nickname has its origin in the divine. The basketball player better known as “Swaggy P” again...Read More The post Nick Young on ‘Swaggy P’ moniker: ‘It’s biblical...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Guard Ronnie Price Suffers Broken Nose, Won’t Miss Time

Los Angeles Lakers guard Ronnie Price is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Clippers despite suffering a broken nose. According to ESPN, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Ronnie Price is expected to play Wednesday night vs. the Los Angeles Clippers despite a broken nose. Price suffered the injury on Monday during a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers after getting an elbow to the...
Via Basketball Bicker
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak’s 15-Year-Old Daughter Dies After ‘Lengthy Illness’

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The 15-year-old daughter of Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has died. The team said Alina Claire Kupchak died Monday after a lengthy illness. No other details were provided. The Lakers said Kupchak and his wife, Claire, expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love, support, thoughts and prayers. The couple has an 18-year-old son, Maxwell...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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