1. Mike D'Antoni Will Never Be the Man for LA Lakers' Playoff Job

    Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak recently confirmed head coach Mike D'Antoni would return to the sidelines for the Lakers next season (via ESPN ), which all ...

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  2. Why It's No Slam Dunk That LA Lakers Trade Pau Gasol in 2013 Offseason

    If the Los Angeles Lakers are swept out of the 2013 NBA playoffs in the first round by the San Antonio Spurs as expected, you can expect some big changes to follow in the offseason...

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  3. Has Stephen Curry Proved He Is a Top-5 Point Guard?

    How many people out there had an idea that Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry would be this good this soon after the Warriors selected Curry with the seventh pick ...

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  4. Critical Adjustments LA Lakers Must Make to Keep Their Playoff Hopes Alive

    The Los Angeles Lakers are down 2-0 to the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, and after an injury to Steve Blake and the possible re-aggravation of ...

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  5. Will L.A. Lakers Postseason Success Impact Dwight Howard's Free-Agency Decision?

    The Los Angeles Lakers managed to finish the 2012-13 NBA regular season on a 5-0 roll, despite the absence of point guard Steve Nash and a devastating injury sustained by team leader Kobe Bryant ...

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  6. Would a Successful LA Lakers Postseason Run Bring an End to the Kobe Era?

    No one is really expecting the Los Angeles Lakers to do much in the 2013 NBA playoffs, but what would it mean for injured star Kobe Bryant if his team managed to ride its current ...

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  7. What's Next for Kobe Bryant If Lakers Don't Make the Playoffs?

    No one doubts that Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will return from his Achilles injury, and it's a safe bet to think that Bryant may be ready to go by opening day of the 2013-14 season...

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  8. Will LA Lakers Put Mike D'Antoni on the Hot Seat After Inaugural Season?

    I'm not sure if Los Angeles Lakers ' coach Mike D'Antoni is officially on the NBA 's hot seat at this moment, but unless the league's most glamorous team has taken a secret oath ...

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  9. Why Do Debates About Kobe Bryant's Greatness Always Miss the Point?

    It's become impossible to honestly debate Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant 's place among NBA history's greatest players, because there are a large contingent of people who believe Bryant doesn't belong in that discussion at all...

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  10. Do LA Lakers Need a 2013 NBA Title to Meet Expectations?

    Few people felt the Los Angeles Lakers would spend the last portion of the 2012-13 NBA season competing desperately for a playoff spot. Even fewer people felt that success in the struggle would be rewarded with the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

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  11. How Kobe Bryant Is Re-Defining Our Expectations for All-Time Greats

    ESPN.com and the TrueHoop network certainly got it right when they named LeBron James as the top player in their rankings of the NBA 's best players for the 2012-13 season, but ...

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  12. Breaking Down How Dwight Howard Can Cement LA Lakers Legacy Forever

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard may be in the midst of a disappointing season with the Lakers, but he still has an opportunity to etch his name alongside the great players who have manned his position throughout Lakers' history...

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  13. Does It Really Matter If These Lakers Make the Playoffs?

    The Easter Holiday celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and after their latest loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers could use some divine intervention to breathe life into their fading season...

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  14. Ranking LA Lakers' Most Pivotal Games Remaining for Playoff Push

    The Los Angeles Lakers will qualify for the 2013 NBA Playoffs, but if you were witness to their unbelievable loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night, then you probably feel that reaching the postseason is an undeserved reward for this team...

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  15. Blueprint for LA Lakers to Become a Dangerous 2013 Playoff Threat

    The Los Angeles Lakers will more than likely qualify for the 2013 NBA playoffs, but few people, beyond diehard fans, really expect them to do much once they get there...

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  16. How Dwight Howard Is Transforming LA Lakers' Season Since the All-Star Break

    There are several reasons the Los Angeles Lakers are 11-4 since the NBA All-Star break and streaking toward a playoff berth that seemed unimaginable a month ago, and the rebirth of Dwight Howard during that period may be the most critical...

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  17. Celebrating Metta World Peace's Role in the Lakers' Success

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant 's injured ankle garnered most of the attention prior to Friday night's matchup with the Indiana Pacers , but the Lakers' 99-93 win over the ...

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  18. Why LA Lakers Must Make Statement Against Good Teams

    The Los Angeles Lakers probably wouldn't have been favored to defeat the Indiana Pacers before Kobe Bryant 's ankle injury, and while uncertainty over Bryant's ankle does cast ...

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  19. Can Lakers Fans Believe in the New Dwight Howard?

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has looked more focused and energetic in games played since the All-Star break, and in a candid interview with ESPN's Ramona Shelburne after Saturday afternoon's practice, Howard revealed his inspiration...

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  20. Will Phil Jackson's Connection to the Lakers Ultimately Lead Him Back to LA?

    The Los Angeles Lakers are finally one game above .500 at 32-31 and they still have a more-than-decent shot at qualifying for the postseason, which would be an accomplishment considering the way most of the 2012-13 NBA regular season has played out...

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  21. LA Lakers: Is Steve Nash Really on the Decline?

    No Los Angeles Laker has had to make more concessions to his game than point guard Steve Nash , and at first glance it would seem that his statistics have suffered tremendously from it...

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  22. 7 Things the Lakers Must Do to Unlock Winning Chemistry

    The Los Angeles Lakers have missed the chance to live up to their lofty preseason predictions, and just finishing with a respectable record might be an achievement in itself. No one expected that the Lakers would be below ...

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  23. Dwight's Health, Kobe's Drive Are Only 2 of Numerous Reasons Lakers Can Contend

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant recently guaranteed that his team would not only qualify for the 2013 NBA Playoffs, but they would also be competitive once they got there...

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  24. Does the Emergence of Earl Clark Signal the End for Pau Gasol?

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Earl Clark's $1.2 million salary may be the best bargain in the NBA this season, but that number is expected to rise significantly once Clark's contract expires in July...

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  25. Kobe Bryant Is Not the Only Laker Who's Fed Up with Dwight

    According to Fox News Ohio, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant wouldn't oppose a trade of center Dwight Howard if the franchise chose to go that direction, and after a ...

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