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Pau Still Showing a Lot of Grit

The Lakers will most likely do whatever they can to trade Pau Gasol this summer in order to help keep their salary books under what is currently $100 million. Gasol knows it. But that doesn't stop him from giving his all on the floor for this team. In a crucial game against the Mavericks on […]

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Commemorate Shaq’s Jersey Retirement With RareInk’s Special “Shaq Collection”!

   Shaquille O'Neal gave Laker fans plenty of exciting and championship lore memories throughout his 8-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. That includes: 3-straight titles, 3-consecutive NBA Finals MVP, 1 MVP, 12 NBA All-Star appearances, 1 NBA Scoring title, 5 NBA First Team, 1 NBA Second Team, 3 All-Defensive Second Team and of course, […]

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Preview: Mavericks vs. Lakers

With only 8 games left in the regular season, the Lakers (38-36) are facing a win-or-die situation in their playoff hopes every single game. Tonight is definitely no exception. The Dallas Mavericks (36-37) are sitting just a game-and-a-half back of the purple and gold for the 8th seed. A victory tonight will inch them within […]

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Blake, Howard Are Keys to Final Playoff Push

The magic number for the Laker's hope for the playoffs is now down to 8. Well, actually 5 and 12. After basking in what used to be a solid 2-game lead over the Utah Jazz for the 8th and final seed in the west, the Lakers now see themselves back outside looking in. The Jazz […]

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Preview: Lakers vs. Bucks

The Lakers (37-35) have not won the 2nd game of their back-to-back in 14 tries the entire season. They hope their fortunes turn tonight against the reeling Milwaukee Bucks (34-36). Tonight's game is also a back-to-back for the Bucks after losing to the lowly 76ers on the road. But unlike the Lakers, Milwaukee have won 6 […]

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Injury Update: Metta World Peace Will Miss Rest of Season

Not that it's really surprising this season, the Lakers had just lost Metta World Peace for the remainder of the regular season…and beyond. In their team report posted on Wednesday, Metta will undergo surgery to fix the torn meniscus on his left knee on Thursday in Los Angeles by the team doctors. He's expected to return in at […]

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Preview: Lakers vs. Timberwolves

From climbing higher up the playoff ladder to fighting to hold on to the 8th spot, the Lakers (36-35) have put themselves back into the "are they making the playoffs?" discussion. After starting the month of March 7-2 and taking over the 8th seed from Utah, the purple and gold have lost their last 3 […]

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Lakers Not Ready For Playoffs

The Lakers are slipping…again. And it's happening at the most inopportune time. Prior to the game against Phoenix, the Lakers had only lost just 3 times since the All-Star break. More importantly, they took over the 8th and final spot of the playoffs from Utah and primed to finish the rest of the regular season […]

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Preview: Lakers vs. Warriors

The loss against Phoenix had plenty of cute excuses that were taken out of the box long before the game ended. The loss at Staples Center on Friday versus the Wizards, one of the most atrocious teams in the NBA, absolutely had no reason or rhyme why it happened — not even to a Lakers […]

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Preview: Lakers vs. Suns

For several weeks now, Steve Nash has been reiterating to the media that the Lakers (36-32) just need time together on the floor to develop that team chemistry to turn the season around. So far, he's right. Since the All-Star break, the Lakers have won 11 of their last 14 games. And if you're counting […]

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Preview: Lakers vs. Pacers

The Lakers (34-32) head to Indiana to conclude their 3-game road trip possibly without Kobe Bryant in the lineup. Bryant suffered his worst ankle sprain in 13 years on a very controversial play against the Hawks on Wednesday when Dahntay Jones clearly drove his right leg underneath Kobe, who was taking one of his usual […]

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Lakers Lose to Hawks But Kobe’s Injury Could Be Tougher Loss

The Lakers suffered just their 3rd loss since the All-Star break on Wednesday against the injury-riddled Atlanta Hawks, 92-96. But the entire Lakerdom is still seething about a dangerous play that occurred with 5 seconds left in the 4th quarter as Kobe Bryant, being defended by Dahntay Jones, drove to the right baseline and took […]

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Preview: Lakers vs. Hawks

A lot of anxiety fell into Dwight Howard prior to the game in Orlando last night. His first visit in the city that he gives credit to for raising him as the player he is today since his rookie year in 2004. But it turned out that Howard managed his emotions real well and led […]

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Preview: Lakers vs. Magic

Superman is back! After 8 seasons that include 4 playoff apperances and 1 trip to the NBA Finals, Dwight Howard will be at Amway Center for the first time in purple and gold to take on his former team the Orlando Magic (18-46). His return will probably prompt a lot of boos from the crowd […]

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