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  1. Game of the night: John Wall and Trevor Booker — who? — make the Lakers work for it

    Dec 8, 2010, 2:36 AM EDT

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    Tuesday night we learned some things about the Washington Wizards — and maybe this is the kind of game where maybe they learned some things about themselves and what it takes to win. What we learned about the Lakers we already knew: That the Lakers are better than the Wizards; That the Lakers are a…

  2. Lakers shopping for short-term backup center

    Nov 17, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

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    With Andrew Bynum still a few weeks away, Theo Ratliff out for a month or more after knee surgery, Lamar Odom’s sore foot and so on, the Lakers may be looking for some help. So that Pau Gasol doesn’t have to play 43 minutes, like he did against the Bucks Tuesday. Phil Jackson said the…

  3. Lakers’ Theo Ratliff has knee surgery, out 4-6 weeks

    Nov 16, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT

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    Theo Ratliff was supposed to be some insurance for the Lakers, a veteran big man they could use a few minutes a game until Andrew Bynum returned, a guy who could get rebounds and body up (read: foul) opposing bigs in some matchups. But not for the next month or so. Ratliff had his knee…

  4. Game of the Night: Suns bury Lakers with 22 threes

    Nov 15, 2010, 1:33 AM EDT

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    What a crazy game in Los Angeles. The Phoenix Suns managed to hand the Lakers their first home loss of the season despite losing their starting center (and the only Phoenix player who would have had a chance of keeping the Lakers off the boards) early in the game, but it was far from easy.…

  5. Lamar Odom to undergo MRI on right foot

    Nov 15, 2010, 12:43 AM EDT

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    According to Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Laker forward Lamar Odom will get an MRI on his right foot for what Phil Jackson called a “bone bruise” after the Lakers’ 116-121 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday Night. Odom played well in the game, accounting for 22 points, 11 rebounds,…

  6. Lamar Odom suing mother of his kids while Steve Nash divorces the mother of his

    Nov 14, 2010, 9:07 PM EDT

    If you’re a fan of celebrity gossip about NBA stars and their personal lives, this weekend was for you. Personally, I tend to think none of this stuff matters and the mere breaching of conversation on the topics is entering into an uncomfortable level of judgment in matters we hardly have any facts on. Illegal…

  7. Lamar Odom sues IRS over deductions

    Nov 9, 2010, 4:18 PM EDT

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    Apparently Lamar Odom enjoys being audited. Because I have to think when you sue the Internal Revenue Service over deductions you raise red flags on your returns from now until eternity. But sue he did, according to Forbes. Without an attorney — these are personally signed pleadings. Odom is fighting over two specific deductions —…

  8. David Stern talks technicals. Again.

    Oct 26, 2010, 11:56 PM EDT

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    Not one technical was called on a player in the Celtics and Heat season opener. Two teams with guys known for lighting into officials. In the Lakers game Lamar Odom got called for an early offensive foul said, something to the referee but you could see him pause, and just think better of it and…

  9. Lakers’ Sasha Vujacic engaged to Maria Sharapova

    Oct 21, 2010, 9:32 PM EDT

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    And we have another soon-to-be member of our new reality series Lakers Wives… Sasha Vujacic is engaged to tennis star Maria Sharapova, something confirmed by Lakers.com’s Mike Trudell. Apparently she has been given a massive ring… insert your own joke here about Lakers knowing how to buy rings. The couple has not set a date,…

  10. Lamar Odom says new technical calls make the NBA “where normal happens”

    Oct 18, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

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    Lamar Odom is in the majority, at least when  NBA players seem to fall on the new technical rules. He got one Saturday night — he was called for fouling Sacramento’s Carl Landry in the act, and Odom stood there for a few seconds with his arms straight up indicating he didn’t do anything. Three…

  11. Odom hopes to return for Team USA to London in 2012

    Oct 17, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

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    Lamar Odom was the established veteran star on Team USA this summer when they won gold. Even moreso than Chauncey Billups who gave up time for all the youngster guards on the squad and Kevin Durant, still learning his way around. Odom played minutes at just about every position, and considerable time at center for…

  12. It’s not time to worry about Kobe… yet

    Oct 14, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT

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    Kobe Bryant is shooting 14.3 percent in the preseason. Last night he said he felt better but he was 2 of 10. You don’t need those stats or any advanced ones to tell you he is not right — just watch him. Wednesday night Kobe came down on the break with the ball in his…

  13. Lamar Odom, on bringing a little Rucker Park to the NBA

    Oct 13, 2010, 8:57 AM EDT

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    Over at the Lakers blog Silver Screen & Roll, they dug up a video of a little street ball action with Lamar Odom. Watch and learn. We love to watch that kind of ball (there’s a reason everyone love And 1) but outside of a little move once in a while, that stuff never makes…

  14. Durant, Team USA level Lithuanian challenge, advance to FIBA Finals

    Sep 11, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT

    Hey, the good news is that Lithuania was right. Team USA probably isn’t invincible. Kevin Durant in this tournament, though? Yeah, he’s pretty close to it. Durant scored 38 points in an 88-74 win over LIthuania, as Team USA advanced to the FIBA World Championship Finals. Durant wound up 14-25 from the floor, despite every…

  15. Rudy Gay dunking in slow motion

    Sep 6, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    I may be a few days late to this party, but this slow-mo video of a USA fast break against France with the powerful Rudy Gay flush is just fun to watch.

  16. Lamar Odom going for two World Championships in one year. Beat that Kobe.

    Sep 3, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    I joke that the only way to make Lakers fans happy is to win two championships a year. Lamar Odom is trying to do just that. Odom is the starting center for USA Basketball (even if he shouldn’t be) as it heads into the knockout phase of the World Championships. Odom told Broderick Turner of…

  17. Forget starting, Kevin Love and Eric Gordon need to be finishing for Team USA

    Sep 3, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT

    Playtime is over boys and girls — things are now serious for Team USA. Well, maybe not against Angola but after that. Lose one and you’re done. Sixteen teams in a knockout tournament for the World Championship. There can be no more bad games, it’s time to put your best players out there for the…

  18. Should the World Championships be moved to July?

    Sep 1, 2010, 12:02 PM EDT

    Here we are heading into September, usually the basketball desert time of year, and we have an oasis of the World Championships. Some entertaining if not spectacular games taking place in Turkey, spiced up with a little bit of a college atmosphere. Pros playing with their nation’s name on the front of their jerseys (and…

  19. Team USA may have a perfect record, but they're far from flawless

    Sep 1, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    First, the obvious: Team USA is currently undefeated, while other quality teams in the FIBA World Championships are not. That’s a credit to every player and each member of the coaching staff. Their next two games are against Iran and Tunisia, and if all goes according to plan, the U.S. national team will remain undefeated…

  20. Spurs fans like what they see in Tiago Splitter

    Sep 1, 2010, 2:13 AM EDT

    Tiago Splitter was solid and professional, not spectacular. A guy who got things done but without flair. That is to say, he was a Spur. Tiago Splitter — who joins the Spurs this fall — got a real test against NBA talent when Brazil took on the United States in the FIBA World Championships. Well,…

  21. Mike Krzyzewski runs a tight ship, but negates Team USA's greatest strength in the process

    Aug 30, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT

    Team USA is filled with hyper-athletic and versatile players, but the squad’s greatest strength is not its speed, its leaping ability, or the varied skill sets of its players. Above all else, the Americans’ greatest asset is their depth. While a team like Spain may have as many as eight NBA-caliber players, the American squad…

  22. Team USA struggles a bit before leaving Slovenia in the dust

    Aug 29, 2010, 11:07 AM EDT

    Well, they’re not blowing teams out by 40. But for a team that many had significant doubts about heading into the FIBA World Championships, Team USA is doing pretty well for itself. Team USA ran out to a 14-4 lead and never looked back in a 99-77 win over Slovenia Sunday in Istanbul (not Constantinople). …

  23. Team USA destroys Croatia 106-78

    Aug 28, 2010, 1:43 PM EDT

    Well, that was… not a basketball game. It was for a good quarter. Croatia’s national team actually held a 19-18 lead on Team USA early in their opener of FIBA play. And then, well, Team USA showed that stars or no stars, they have talent, they are prepared, and they can absolutely dominate over lesser…

  24. Andre Iguodala likes what he sees from Team USA, especially on defense

    Aug 26, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

    Previously I cautioned not to draw too many conclusions from the USA Basketball victory over Greece Wednesday. Greece sat its two best inside players, the USA quickly went deep into the bench and both teams kept it simple, trying not to tip their hand in the event of any future meetings. Andre Iguodala, however, saw…

  25. Team USA, player-by-player and role-by-role (Part Two)

    Aug 25, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Now that Team USA’s roster is finalized, it’s time to break down exactly what each of Team USA’s 12 players will be asked to do. Some members of Team USA are simply acting as an extension of their NBA selves, but others have seen their responsibilities shift due to the team’s needs, the overall makeup…

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