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He’s Back!

By Jordon Hall Normally I would be doing a recap of tonight’s game of our loving Los Angeles Lakers as they take on the Toronto Raptors at home tonight. But nobody is going to want to read that because everyone just wants to hear about Kobe. So lets just get the quick facts out the […]

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Recap: Lakers Surge in 4th But Not Enough Against Blazers, 114-108

By Jordon Hall The Los Angeles Lakers (9-8) return home, from their three game road trip, to play the surging hot Portland Trail Blazers (13-3) tonight at 9:30 ET. For the Lakers to remain above .500 they will have to do multiple acts on defense to achieve this task.   Stop the 3: The Portland […]

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Recap: Hill Gets Career Night as Lakers Take Their 5th Win

By Jordon Hall Tonight, the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Detroit Pistons. Can Magic Johnson figure out how to operate the floor against this rugged Detroit “Bad Boy” Piston defense led by Isaiah Thomas? Sorry about that, I am just one for nostalgia. The current day Detroit Pistons have probably the most athletic frontcourt […]

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Round 1, Game 2 Preview: Lakers vs. Spurs

A weird thing happened in Game 1, the Lakers (0-1) had trouble making baskets instead of preventing the other team from scoring. Usually, it's the other way around. What's even stranger is the scoring efficiency for both teams. The Lakers actually had a better percentage in shooting at 41.1% versus 37.6% for the San Antonio […]

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Season Finale Preview: Rockets vs. Lakers

Like a Hollywood script, the Lakers' (44-37) playoff hope rests in the final game of the season. But the drama isn't theirs alone. Utah is in Memphis fighting to make the playoffs if they beat the Grizzlies, who are trying to clinch home court advantage over the Clippers by beating the Jazz. Then, there are […]

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Preview: Warriors vs. Lakers

There are 3 games left to be played for the Lakers (42-37), but their work in maintaining their 8th seed status is far from over. L.A. is a full game ahead of Utah, but the Jazz have a much easier schedule facing Minnesota twice and Memphis on the road. They've only beaten the Grizzlies once […]

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Kareem Led Thousands of Kids During the Final Four Dribble

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar went into the Georgia Dome and led 3,000 kids a mile to Bracket Town all while dribbling a basketball over the weekend during the Final Four Dribble, fueled by POWERADE. The 75th March Madness event is an effort to encourage fun, healthy and active lifestyles for kids and all ages. Kareem also served […]

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Kobe, Pau Working Together Again

They're no longer coached by Phil Jackson, but Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol are carrying the Lakers just like ol' times — especially in the 4th quarter. You could argue that this should have been what the Lakers are doing since the start of the season, but you could also argue that the Lakers never really had a […]

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Preview: Lakers vs. Trailblazers

It wasn't easy but the Lakers (41-27) worked to get the 8th spot back by defeating the Hornets last night at Staples Center, 104-96. Tonight, they will have to do it all over again inside an arena where they've only won twice in their last 10 visits and on the 2nd night of a back-to-back. […]

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It All Comes Down to 5

One positive thing going for the Lakers should they make it to the playoffs is no team will worry about the Lakers beating them in a 7-game series. But that doesn't necessarily give the Lakers an automatic edge over their opponent considering that this team is still having a tough time comprehending the importance of winning every […]

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Preview: Grizzlies vs. Lakers

Thanks to a Nugget victory in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, the Lakers (39-36) have sneaked back in the 8th spot in the west. They are now a half game ahead of the Jazz but will still need to win most, if not all, of their remaining 7 games — including tonight. The Memphis Grizzlies […]

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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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