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Phil Jackson: Shaq’s Clown Role Was Reason For Split With Lakers, Kobe

Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson said he blamed Shaquille O’Neal’s poor work ethics and clownish personality was cause of the rift between him and Kobe Bryant.

02/28/2014

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Lamar Odom Has Poor Debut For Spanish Club Baskonia

Former NBA star Lamar Odom lacked game shape and showed rust in his debut for Spanish club Baskonia, which lost 81-71 to Unicaja Malaga on Thursday.

02/27/2014

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Lakers’ Late 3-Point Push Not Enough To Beat Grizzlies

The Los Angeles Lakers almost had enough 3-point shooting down the stretch to overtake the Grizzlies.

02/26/2014

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

Unhappy D’Antoni Wishes Gasol Had Kept Comments In House

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni says he understands the frustration that led to critical comments from Pau Gasol, but wishes the star center would not have lashed out publicly.

02/26/2014

George Hill #3 of the Indiana Pacers shoots against the Los Angeles Lakers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on February 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

George, Defense Lead Pacers Over Lakers, 118-98

Indiana already had the league’s No. 1 defense. The Lakers discovered Tuesday that the Pacers’ offense is becoming just as potent.

02/25/2014

Kent Bazemore of Lakers falls down while blocking Xaviwer Henry during the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center on February 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Lakers Fall To Nets In Collins’ Debut, 108-102

Jason Collins played his first game with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, becoming the first openly gay active player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues.

02/23/2014

FILE — Jason Collins warms up with the Boston Celtics in December 2012. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins To Join Nets For Game Against Lakers

Jason Collins has signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and is set to become the first active openly gay player in the NBA.

02/23/2014

Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

Brooks, Bazemore Make Lakers Debut In Comeback Win Over Celtics 101-92

MarShon Brooks made his Lakers debut in style, scoring 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter against his former club and leading Los Angeles to a 101-92 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night to help snap a franchise-record eight-game home losing streak.

02/21/2014

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Rockets Beat Lakers 134-108 For 8th Straight Win

Dwight Howard thoroughly enjoyed his first road game against the team he left as a free agent after one tumultuous and contentious season.

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Lakers Trade Steve Blake To Warriors For 2 Guards

The Golden State Warriors have made another move in hopes of finding a reliable backup to point guard Stephen Curry.

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East Survives Durant, Griffin To Win NBA All-Star Game, 163-155

The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin — then stopped its losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.

02/16/2014

Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

Artesia High Alum James Harden To Replace Kobe As Starter For NBA All-Star Game

Rockets guard James Harden will start in place of the injured Kobe Bryant for Sunday’s NBA All-Star game, according to Yahoo Sports.

02/14/2014

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Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Hand Lakers’ 7th Straight Home Loss — Franchise Worst While In L.A.

Kevin Durant scored 19 of his 43 points in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder sent the undermanned Los Angeles Lakers to a record-setting seventh straight home loss with a 107-103 victory on Thursday night.

02/13/2014

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Lakers Match Franchise Record 6th Straight Home Loss With 96-79 Defeat

Reserve Alec Burks scored 13 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz sent the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers to a franchise record-tying sixth straight home loss, 96-79 on Tuesday night.

02/11/2014

Taj Gibson #22 of the Chicago Bulls shoots against Chris Kaman #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers at STAPLES Center on February 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Gibson, Noah Lead Bulls To 92-86 Win Over Lakers

Kirk Hinrich scored 19 points, Joakim Noah had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls held off the stubborn Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 on Sunday after nearly blowing a 19-point lead.

02/09/2014

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