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    The Los Angeles Lakers are no strangers to any die-hard basketball fan in the country. As a professional team, they are an immensely popular, successful and admired professional franchise in the American sports world. Winning a total of 16 coveted basketball titles from the National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as the Basketball Association of […] More

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    Steve Nash had a record-setting game on Friday night

    Whether you disagree with the Lakers’ decision to sign Steve Nash to a $27 million contract in 2012 or not – at least 90 percent of fans and analysts loved the move at the time – you can’t hate on how hard the Canadian has worked to come back at this level just in time […] More

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    Kobe Bryant set to become fifth all-time in most minutes played tonight

    UPDATE: Kobe achieved the milestone of fifth all-time in most minutes played during the opening minutes of the third quarter. Congratulations, Kobe! Kobe Bryant has played lots and lots of basketball during his career. According to Mike Trudell of, Bryant is set to move up to fifth on the list of most minutes played […] More

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    Remembering Chick Hearn

    This is a guest post by Loren Kantor, a woodcutter and writer who lives in Hollywood. He recently made a Chick Hearn woodcut – which can be ordered via his website – and wrote an accompanying piece on Chick to go with it. It was 2002 and the Lakers had just beaten the New Jersey […] More

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    Five facts about Wesley Johnson

    The Los Angeles Lakers and Wesley Johnson agreed to a deal last month. Here’s five facts about the 26-year-old swingman. 1. He was the number four pick in the 2010 NBA Draft After having a standout year at Syracuse – where he averaged 16.5 points, 8,5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.7 steals per game – […] More

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    The History of the Lakers, Part One: The Lakers are founded

    In order to help offseason boredom, Fred Cervantez (@Fmcervantez) will be writing about the history of the Lakers. From the 40’s until the end of showtime. The Lakers are Founded Lakers lore doesn’t begin in the city of Los Angeles. Nor does it begin in Minneapolis, the land of 10,000 Lakes. Lakers history began in […] More

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    Dwight Howard becomes youngest player to reach 9000 rebounds, beating Wilt Chamberlain by 14 days

    It’s been an up-and-down year for Dwight Howard, but last night he set a new record. With his first rebound of the game last night versus the Houston Rockets, Howard became the youngest player to reach 9000 rebounds, beating Wilt Chamberlain by 14 days, per Kevin Ding: [tweet] Of course, Howard and the Lakers […] More

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    Lakers valued at $1 billion by Forbes, while Kobe Bryant is the most valuable player this year at $59.8 million

    The Los Angeles Lakers and their players are worth money. A lot of money. According to Forbes, the Lakers are worth $1 billion, second to only the New York Knicks: According to Forbes Magazine, the Knicks are the NBA’s most valuable team. The magazine’s most recent franchise valuations say the team is worth $1.1 billion. The Lakers […] More

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    When was the last time Kobe had a scoreless first half and ended with 20+ points like last night? A long time ago…

    Last night, versus the Charlotte Bobcats, Kobe Bryant went scoreless through the first two quarters and then exploded for 20 points in the second half, including 14 in the fourth quarter. When was the last time this happened? Bryant’s sophomore season, according to Elias: Kobe Bryant scored 20 points, all in the second half, as the Lakers […] More

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