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  1. Steve Nash could be back on court for Lakers next Tuesday

    Jan 31, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Steve Nash practiced on Thursday with no issues or setbacks, but will not suit up when the Lakers host the Charlotte Bobcats Friday night. However next Tuesday he could return. So could Steve Blake. That’s what Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said after shootaround on Friday. D'Antoni says injured Lakers PGs had no setbacks after Thursday…

  2. Even Phil Jackson thinks the Lakers paid Kobe Bryant too much

    Jan 31, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder

    Kobe Bryant is taking a $7 million pay cut next season. Of course, he’s still going to make $23 million and be the highest paid player in the NBA, which left a lot of Lakers’ fans shaking their heads. They get the business reasons this is a good deal for the Lakers, but how does…

  3. Durant will get his against Miami, can Heat limit everyone else?

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat

    It was a strategy that worked for a time early on in the Bulls’ Jordan era — let Michael Jordan get his; just make sure nobody else gets going. Defend him physically, but make sure the other guys don’t start racking up stats, too. Eventually that didn’t work anymore as Jordan improved his team play…

  4. Lakers make it official: Kobe out at least three weeks, meaning no All-Star Game

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:43 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns

    LOS ANGELES — We told you word was Kobe Bryant was going to be out a few more weeks, now it has become official. INJURY UPDATE: Kobe Bryant was examined tonight & still has pain and swelling in his left knee. Examined again in approximately 3 weeks. — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 29, 2014…

  5. Steve Nash tweaks back getting out of bed, still likely to practice Thursday, is day-to-day

    Jan 28, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Steve Nash is day-to-day, according to the Lakers. He could be back playing with the Lakers by Friday night. But in a sign of how fragile things are with the former MVP, who is about to turn 40 (Feb. 7), he didn’t practice on Monday as expected after tweaking his back getting out of bed,…

  6. Report: Kobe Bryant out another two weeks to month with knee fracture

    Jan 28, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns

    We know him, if it was just a matter of playing through pain, Kobe Bryant would be back. But it’s not. He has a fractured lateral tibial plateau — the bone at the top of the shin that connects to the knee — and until the bone heals properly Kobe can’t return. Which means he…

  7. Steve Nash may return to Lakers next week

    Jan 24, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Injuries more than anything else have been the story of the Lakers season to this point, and while many felt that even a healthy L.A. squad would have trouble competing with the Western Conference elite, that task became impossible once Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve Blake, and others went down with injuries for extended periods…

  8. Lakers’ Jodie Meeks on his way to hitting contract incentive

    Jan 11, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers

    At least one positive thing may come of all the injuries the Lakers have been dealing with this season, but it’s something that will benefit just one of the team’s players. Thanks to plenty of available minutes in the rotation without players like Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar around for much…

  9. Quote of the Day: This Lakers’ season almost driving D’Antoni to drink

    Jan 10, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Utah Jazz

    Beer and cigarettes for therapy, right coach? MDA: "I don’t drink or smoke. … I’m thinking about starting, especially the drinking part" — Bill Oram (@bill_oram) January 10, 2014 Hard to blame Mike D’Antoni if this season hasn’t been a fiesta on Figueroa coaching the Lakers this season — it was going to be a…

  10. Mike D’Antoni hopes to have Kobe, Nash back on Jan. 28

    Jan 10, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Bryant and point guard Nash of Canada after shaking hands after beating the Charlotte Bobcats during an NBA basketball game in Charlotte

    The Lakers (and Clippers) are about to be kicked out of Staples Center for a couple of weeks so Lorde, Robin Thicke and Katy Perry can drag down the collective musical intelligence of our nation perform and win those oh-so-prestigious Grammy awards. When the Lakers get home from that 12-day adventure, Mike D’Antoni is hoping…

  11. The Extra Pass: Why D’Antoni is the right man for the job; plus Sunday’s recaps

    Jan 6, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni and Dwight Howard react on the sidelines as the Lakers trail the Los Angeles Clippers, and after Howard fouled out of the game, during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    You may consider this curious timing to take up for Mike D’Antoni, considering his Lakers just gave up 137 points at home to a Denver Nuggets team that can best be described as “meh.” Believe it or not, though, pulling the wool over your eyes isn’t my intention here. Let’s be truthful: D’Antoni’s teams really…

  12. Steve Nash eyes February return to Lakers

    Jan 3, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Steve Nash is a man fully in touch with his basketball mortality. After coming to the Lakers in trade on a three-year deal that would likely be the final one of his career last season, Nash has been spending most of his time in his new surroundings simply trying to get healthy enough to make…

  13. Lakers to start Kendall Marshall at point. Because what other choice do they have?

    Jan 3, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Before the season the plan was Steve Nash at the point for the Lakers. An ongoing nerve root issue that impacts his back and neck has scuttled that plan so far. Steve Blake was next in line, and he played surprising well adjusting to Mike D’Antoni’s system, but a torn ligament in his elbow sidelined…

  14. Report: Carmelo Anthony wants to stay a Knick, but if he leaves likes Bulls, Lakers, Clippers

    Jan 2, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    carmelo Antnony

    I still think come the start of next season Carmelo Anthony will slip on New York Knicks warm-ups before he takes the court pregame. When presented with all his options, he will stay in New York and trust management to build a team around him. Still, there is louder and louder talk he is looking…

  15. Lakers’ Jordan Farmar out another month with new hamstring tear

    Jan 1, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers’ journey through this season is starting to resemble Odysseus’ trip home from Troy. Just four games after returning from a hamstring tear, point guard Jordan Farmar has suffered another hamstring tear, this one is expected to keep him sidelined for a month, the Lakers have announced. Farmar came back from his last injury…

  16. Report: Lakers, Cavs have discussed a trade involving Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum

    Dec 31, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Pau Gasol is wearing out his welcome with the Lakers, having his effort questioned while recently sitting out games some felt he could have played in and not playing well or being happy with his fit in Mike D’Antoni’s system. The situation is far worse with Andrew Bynum and the Cavaliers, who suspended him indefinitely…

  17. NBA says there’s been no increase in rate of ‘significant’ injuries this season

    Dec 30, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    Unless you’re a hardcore fan of one of a small group of five NBA teams, the injuries sustained this season to many of the league’s star players have made this a dismal campaign thus far. The Thunder are one of the five, but we’ve seen them have to deal with missed time from Russell Westbrook,…

  18. Lakers say Xavier Henry will miss at least 7-10 days with right knee bone bruise

    Dec 30, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT

    Xavier Henry

    The amount of injuries befalling the Lakers this season is almost reaching comical proportions, especially to players charged with handling some of the point guard duties. Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Kobe Bryant are all out for varying time periods, and Jordan Farmar, who just returned from a hamstring injury, was held out of Monday’s…

  19. Report: Questions of if Pau Gasol could play for Lakers just means more trade speculation

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers lost at home to the stumbling Philadelphia 76ers Sunday night, a low point in a season with a number of them for the Lakers. Pau Gasol wasn’t there — and that was Gasol’s decision, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com. It was Gasol’s decision to sit out as his team extended its season-high…

  20. Sixers’ Evan Turner apologizes for dunk to close out win against Lakers

    Dec 30, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers

    There is etiquette to the end of NBA games — if your team is going to win you don’t celebrate with a dunk or three, you dribble it out, hand the ball to the referee and walk off. The Sixers were up 109-104 on the Lakers with about five seconds left in the game Sunday…

  21. The Extra Pass: Changes coming in threes; plus Sunday’s recaps

    Dec 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    If you’ve watched basketball this year and thought at some point, “Man, these teams sure are shooting a lot of threes”, you’re not alone. Firing up shots from behind the arc has become more of a standard practice for most NBA teams (except for good ol’ Memphis) and teams like the Phoenix Suns and Portland…

  22. Latest NBA All-Star balloting released; LeBron, Durant leading vote getters

    Dec 26, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Game 2013

    We warned you this would be the case — there are not many changes in the All-Star Game fan voting as we move through the process. Who you vote for early tends to be who you vote for late. The fans choose the starters for the annual exhibition game and as of Thursday when the…

  23. Jordan Farmar cleared to return, will start for Lakers vs. Heat

    Dec 24, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

    jordan farmar

    The Lakers have had more than their fair share of injury issues for the second straight season, but they’ll be getting a little bit of help back in the lineup just in time for Christmas. Jordan Farmar has missed the last 10 games with a torn hamstring, one of three L.A. point guards (along with…

  24. It’s not raining, it’s pouring in L.A.: Steve Nash out at least another month

    Dec 19, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    Not that the Lakers were expecting Steve Nash to return like the cavalry charging over the mountain to save the day, but now we know for sure that is not happening. Steve Nash is going to be out at least another month, he announced to the media on Thursday afternoon. That announcement came at basically…

  25. Kobe Bryant is out six weeks with fracture in the left knee

    Dec 19, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Atlanta Hawks

    This is a punch to the gut. For the Lakers. And For Kobe Bryant. Kobe will be out six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, the Lakers announced. That is the basically the flat part of the top of the shin where it connects to the bottom of…

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