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Top 5 Plays of The Night: September 24th | NBA Playoffs

Here are the Top 5 plays from Thursday night’s Western Conference Finals matchup, featuring Jamal Murray, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, and more.
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Kyle Kuzma Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

Lakers star Kyle Kuzma goes Sneaker Shopping with Complex’s Joe La Puma at Flight Club in Los Angeles and talks about his groundbreaking GOAT deal, impressing LeBron, and stealing his first pair of Jordans.
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Top 5 Plays of the Night: November 21st | NBA Highlights

Check out the top 5 plays of the night around between the Bulls and the Lakers featuring Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, and Antonio Blakeney!
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Video: Kobe Bryant Talks About His Decision To Retire At Season’s End

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After announcing his retirement and finishing the Lakers’ game vs the Pacers, Kobe Bryant sat down with the media and talked about his decision to retire. You can read his full retirement letter here. Continue reading “Video: Kobe Bryant Talks About His Decision To Retire At Season’s End”

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Los Angeles Lakers Unveil Black “Hollywood Nights” Alternate Jerseys

Yesterday, the Lakers organization revealed on their instagram page a teaser for a long-awaited return of official black jerseys for the upcoming season.

In the clip, we see the new jersey showcased briefly that will be part of fan nights for upcoming games. There’s also a new white short-sleeve jerseys that have been announced for the season, which we expect to be similar to Golden State’s alternate gold uniform.

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Video: Shaquille O’Neal Lakers Jersey ’34’ Retirement Ceremony

If you missed this earlier during halftime of the Lakers/Mavs game well we’ve got you covered.

via 3030

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Guest Blog: “The Los Angeles Lakers: The Case For Mike D’Antoni” By @ProfessorCorria

The Los Angeles Lakers: The Case For Mike D’Antoni

Ever since the Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D’Antoni on Monday, November 12th instead of the “Zen Master” Phil Jackson, the outcry from Laker fans and the basketball world in general has been loud and resounding: the Lakers made the wrong move! Would hiring Phil Jackson have been a coup for the Lakers? Yes, you can’t go wrong with a coach who has won 11 championship rings, five of which came while coaching the Los Angeles Lakers, but talks broke down for a myriad of reasons in which the details are murky at best. Mike D’Antoni wasn’t a bad second option to fall back on. He is a fairly accomplished coach, but has often been savaged on social networks and by the worldwide leader in sports journalism, ESPN. The summary of these critiques are basically state that he does not coach defense, he has a big ego, he won’t be able to handle the pressure of coaching in Los Angeles, and his flawed system will not be able to help bring the Lakers another championship. While professional analysts will spew these opinions verbatim, I say to you these assertions are absolutely ridiculous and very short sighted. I understand that Lakers fans really wanted Phil Jackson, but if memory serves, the last time Phil Jackson coached the Lakers they were swept in the second round by the Dallas Mavericks in unceremonious fashion. Does the image of a broom with a purple and gold back drop ring a bell? Not to mention that Jackson has had hip and knee replacement surgery recently, is 67 years old, and wasn’t sure if he still had the fire to coach. The major knock on D’Antoni is that while his offensive system is entertaining and can win games in the regular season, his defensive philosophy will leave his teams exposed in the playoffs. If you listen to First Take or Kurt Rambis (a Phil Jackson acolyte) on Sports Center, you would think the Lakers just hired a high school coach. But Mike D’Antoni’s record as a coach deserves a MUCH closer look. Continue reading “Guest Blog: “The Los Angeles Lakers: The Case For Mike D’Antoni” By @ProfessorCorria”

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Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers Introduction Press Conference [Video]

Dwight Howard was formally introduced at the team’s practice facility yesterday in El Segundo, California. In this video, Dwight expresses his excitement of becoming a Laker and expectations he has for the upcoming season. The 8-year veteran, who’s been rehabbing his surgically repaired back in Los Angeles since last April, is expected to miss 4-6 weeks upon the start of the 2012-2013 season.

Here’s the breakdown for the 4-Team blockbuster trade:

  • Lakers get Dwight Howard, Earl Clark and Chris Duhon
  • 76ers get Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson
  • Nuggets get Andre Iguodala
  • Magic get Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic, Nuggets 2014 Pick, 76ers 2015 Pick and Lakers 2017 Pick
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Kobe Bryant Speaks on Steve Nash, Olympics, Dwight Howard w/ ESPN [Video]

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Robert Horry Says Phil Jackson Started the Feud Between Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant

SMH Damn you Phil, if this is true….I woulda prolly still been a Laker fan & I could only imagine the Dynasty. Spotted at Complex.

For all you Lakers fans out there, we’ve got one hell of a surprise that we’re gonna put out for you soon (stay tuned!). But, for now, we’ve got a bit of bad news for you. That whole Shaq vs. Kobe thing that you had to sit through a few years ago? Yeah, that was all Phil Jackson’s fault. That’s right. The legendary “Zen Master,” started the feud between Shaq and Kobe, fueled the fire between them, and ultimately forced the Lakers to part ways with the big man because of it. Er, at least that’s how it went according to former Lakers forward Robert Horry.

“I think Phil Jackson started that feud,” he revealed recently. “It happened many times that after team practice he would say, ‘Kobe said this about Shaq, and Shaq said that about Kobe’…We couldn’t believe how that could happen, because just the day before, we saw them together, jumping on one another. Phil liked it when there was conflict of some sort…I always tell people, if you look at those championships, you’ll see who were the closest players on the team. Normally, those are the guys who are the first to hug each other. And when we were winning, it was always Shaq and Kobe who hugged. I think this will answer your question. Later, it was blown out of proportion by the media and both players started doing something that didn’t make sense.”

Hmmm…Well, that explanation kinda, sorta, in a weird way makes sense. And we wouldn’t completely put it past Jackson to pull something like this in order to get more out of his team. But, we also don’t think Shaq and Kobe would’ve been best friends if Jackson hadn’t been in the picture. Not a bad theory, though, Big Shot Rob.

[via Pro Basketball Talk]