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  1. Ron Artest may actually play in England after all

    Jul 28, 2011, 7:57 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

    When Ron Artest said he wanted to play in England, we all had a good laugh. His agent didn’t really laugh so much as just shot the idea down. But it might actually happen. The Chester Chronicle in England has team officials confirming that Artest will go to England in a few weeks to see if…

  2. Kobe Bryant to play in charity soccer game

    Jul 27, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Meets With FC Barcelona

    From Janis Carr of the Orange County Register: Kobe Bryant is taking his soccer talents to Washington, D.C., where he has agreed to play in a celebrity soccer game Sunday. Former soccer great Mia Hamm and her husband, former Dodgers player Nomar Garciaparra, are playing host to their fourth annual Soccer Challenge that benefits the Mia Hamm…

  3. Ron Artest in talks to join Dancing with the Stars

    Jul 27, 2011, 9:14 AM EDT

    Ron Artest

    Ron Artest apparently wants to be the latest athlete to join a group of celebrities time has passed by trying desperately to revive their careers. Artest, or Metta World Peace if you prefer, is in talks to join Dancing with the Stars, reports TMZ (and they pay good money to get these stories right, so…

  4. Kevin Love getting input on Wolves next coach

    Jul 26, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT

    Kevin Love mohawk

    (Editor’s note: Yes, that is Kevin Love in the photo to the right, he tweeted a pick of himself with his new haircut, and as it is a lockout we want you to know what is up with Love’s locks. You can thank us later.) Kevin Love is getting more respect from his organization than…

  5. Dwight Howard goes to Comic-Con (and talks free agency)

    Jul 26, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT

    Disney XD'S "Kick Buttowski Suburban Daredevil" - Comic-Con 2011

    Dwight Howard stands out at Comic-Con. Which is not that easy to do. The entire city of San Diego seems to be dressed as a stormtrooper or an Amime character for the annual convention of all-things comic and sci-fi. But a 6’11” man who is the best center walking the planet gets noticed anywhere he…

  6. Wait, wait, now Kobe Bryant’s NOT talking to Turkey. Wait 30 seconds, there will be another update.

    Jul 24, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    NBA's Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant dun

    So he’s going, but wait, no, no he’s not. Wait, no he is! Totally talking to them! No, wait, no, no he’s not. From Yahoo! Sports: Kobe Bryant is “nowhere near any kind of a deal,” in Turkey, source tells Y! “Not even close.” He’s listening to offers, but that’s all now. via Twitter / @WojYahooNBA:…

  7. Kobe wants to pass Jordan on all-time scoring list

    Jul 22, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Michael Jordan

    I’m not sure how this is surprising to anyone. In an article discussing how an extended lockout could impact Kobe Bryant’s assault on the record books, Mark Medina at the Los Angeles Times wrote about how Kobe really wants to pass Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list even though Kobe denies it at every…

  8. Report: Kobe to meet with Turkish club officials in August

    Jul 22, 2011, 8:52 AM EDT

    NBA basketball player Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers smiles to fans upon his arrival at a stadium during his 2011 China Tour in Changsha

    We’re still not sure how serious this is from Kobe’s side, but Turkish club Besiktas — the club that signed Deron Williams to play for them next fall and had Allen Iverson last season — is still trying to court Kobe Bryant. The club’s very talkative coach explained to the Los Angeles Times how the…

  9. Besiktas coach confirms talks with Kobe, but don’t expect a deal

    Jul 21, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Ergin Ataman, the coach of the Turkish team Besiktas (which recently signed Deron Williams) knows marketing. Which means he knows Kobe Bryant is the most popular NBA player internationally, so if you want to generate some heat, talk about him. Reality of the situation be damned. Which is what he did when D-Will was signed,…

  10. Ron Artest talks lockout, stand-up comedy

    Jul 20, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT

    Ron Artest Parade

    Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick recently did an absolutely classic interview with Ron Artest (whose name has not been changed to Metta World Peace yet), and the Laker forward talked about his television career, why he would want to play in the UK in a lockout, and his budding stand-up comedy career. Here’s a quick excerpt:…

  11. This is Andrew Bynum parking in a handicapped spot

    Jul 19, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

    Bynum Parking

    Yep, that’s Lakers center Andrew Bynum parked in a handicapped spot while doing a little bit of shopping. Whatever the fine for parking in a handicapped spot is, Bynum can almost certainly pay it, but that’s not a good karma move, Mr. Bynum. My favorite part about this “controversy” is that the lot doesn’t even…

  12. Miami gets cakewalk early (and other schedule thoughts)

    Jul 19, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Detroit Pistons

    The NBA’s schedule for the season is out and for at least one day we are going to ignore those ominous lockout clouds and pretend it’s just another sunny July day. With a full season ahead of us. With that, some follow up thoughts after our first glance post earlier today. • The Miami Heat…

  13. NBA Schedule released, here are your highlights

    Jul 19, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    This NBA season is shaping up to be a fun one. Yes, we know, we know… IF there is an NBA season. But deep down we want to believe that the owners and players are too smart to piss away all the momentum the league has built up. For today we’re going to move ahead…

  14. Boy injured in Lamar Odom car accident passes away

    Jul 19, 2011, 10:56 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

    We told you yesterday that Lakers and reality television star Lamar Odom was back in New York for the funeral of a family member when a car he was a passenger in was involved in an accident. At the time, we knew Odom was uninjured but not the severity of the other injuries. The 15-year-old…

  15. Winderman: NBA to release schedule, but put it in pencil

    Jul 18, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    When the NBA schedule is announced Tuesday, it either will be embraced or taken as yet another lockout tease, sort of like the list of available free agents. It will be a tangible, yet tormenting, moment, particularly when it comes to the interconference portion of the schedule. For those who forget, when the NBA endured…

  16. Lamar Odom uninjured in New York City car accident

    Jul 18, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

    Lamar Odom — thanks to his marriage, thanks to the reality shows that came with it, and thanks to playing on a championship team in a city where the entertainment industry reigns — is now news even when something that isn’t even his fault happens. Lamar Odom was in a car accident in New York…

  17. RetroBall: Rockets-Lakers ’07 and the night Yao stood too tall for Kobe

    Jul 17, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Since billionaire owners and millionaire players are bitterly divided over how much money they’ll be splitting over the coming years and have locked us out of actual basketball to talk about, PBT will be regaling you this summer on the weekends with RetroBall. Using the advanced powers of the internet and NBATV, we’ll bring you interesting stories…

  18. Kobe joins the “Hey, I may play overseas” parade

    Jul 17, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT

    Kobe China

    Make no mistake, this is about leverage in negotiations. However the threat of going overseas to play sounds reasonable coming from Kobe, a guy who has the money and is a competitor at heart. Doesn’t mean the guy whose body could use a little rest is actually going to go over to Europe or China,…

  19. Report: Mavericks vs. Heat rematch set for Christmas Day, you know, if there’s a season

    Jul 17, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    Jason Kidd (R) of the Dallas Mavericks g

    It’s really quaint, actually. The NBA is going to go ahead and release the schedule for the 2011-2012 season this week, acting like it intends to have a season while its owners openly push for missing the whole year just to bury the players completely. It’s kind of cruel in retrospect, though, to tease the…

  20. Brian Shaw tees off on the Lakers over how his non-hiring went down

    Jul 16, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Phil Jackson, Brian Shaw

    Brian Shaw has a reason to gripe. He waited and waited for the chance to become the Lakers’ head coach after Phil Jackson retired. He sat through two near-retirements from Jackson. He coached the team when health problems prevented the Zen Master from being able to. He got to know the players, earned their respect…

  21. Report: Kobe Bryant was near deal with Besiktas in Turkey prior to match-fixing scandal

    Jul 16, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks - Game Three

    Hey, so that whole thing about Besiktas being in trouble for football match-fixing? Yeah, bad timing on that. Jonathan Givony from Draft Express reports that Besiktas was nearing a deal for Kobe Bryant for $450,000 a month. That’s a $250k increase over what Deron Williams is reportedly getting. Which makes sense, since Bryant is arguably…

  22. They love Kobe in the Philippines. A lot.

    Jul 15, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets - Game Three

    Kobe Bryant on his annual tour through Asia, promoting the game, himself and selling some Nike shoes along the way. And he’s the biggest NBA star in Asia because he has been doing this for years. How much do they love him in the Philippines? Watch the video below. Kobe laced them up for an…

  23. It’s official, Vujacic signs for full season in in Turkey

    Jul 15, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

    Vujacic_Sasha

    Apparently they will be seeing more of Maria Sharapova in Istanbul. Her fiancé, former Laker and Net Sasha Vujacic, has signed a deal to play for traditional Turkish League power Anadolu Efes, according to the official site of the EuroLeague. This had been rumored and is not a surprise. It’s a good get for a…

  24. Horry says the Lakers need a point guard to replace Fisher

    Jul 15, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

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    The Lakers looked old and tired, getting swept by a Mavericks team that was actually older but showed more passion. Dallas was committed to executing their game plan in a way the Lakers no longer were. The Lakers need to rekindle that fire, they are counting on Mike Brown to do just that. But it…

  25. Lakers draftee Ater Majok hanging out at Rucker Park

    Jul 13, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

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    We’ll be honest, we were not big fans of the Lakers taking Ater Majok late in the second round. Yes, he is long (7’7″ wingspan) and athletic, but he’s not done well in organized ball. He spent one season at UConn and is now playing professionally in Australia. But long and athletic can be fun…

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