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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Google’s most searched NBA player in 2013? LeBron. Top trending team? Do you have to ask?

    Dec 17, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    Google search records are not the best way to test the popularity of something, but it is a pretty democratic way. Bottom line is you find out who people want to find out more about. As a fun little NBA treat, Google released Tuesday their most searched NBA players… and if you have to guess…

  6. PBT’s NBA Power Rankings: Stability at the top, trades could shake up bottom

    Dec 16, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Portland Trail Blazers

    There is no movement at the top of the standings as the top five teams went 15-1 last week (and that one loss was to another top 5 team). However, get past that five and you get into teams like the Rockets, Suns and others where trades could really change rankings as we move toward…

  7. Gilbert Arenas wants another NBA chance, notices Knicks, Nets could use help

    Dec 13, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

    Gilbert Arenas china

    Gilbert Arenas last stepped on an NBA court on May 13, 2012, as a lightly used backup guard for the Memphis Grizzlies. After the last couple years of his career and at age 32, let’s just say it’s a long shot we get to The Hibachi back in an NBA uniform. But he’s hoping for…

  8. Lakers’ Steve Blake out at least six weeks with elbow injury

    Dec 12, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    The Lakers, already without Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar due to injuries, will now be without Steve Blake until likely the start of February at least. Blake has a torn ulnar ligament in his right elbow at least six weeks, the Lakers announced. Speaking with the media, Blake said if he were a baseball player…

  9. Deserving or not Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade among All-Star starters in early voting returns

    Dec 12, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    It’s your game fans. The NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition filled with the players you vote to see. Whether those players deserve the honor based on their performance the first half of the season or not. Sometimes the most deserving guys don’t make the cut while guys hobbling through the season do. Which brings…

  10. PBT Podcast for Dec. 7: Kobe’s back and for the Lakers that means….

    Dec 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant‘s return — and the Lakers’ decision to announce it with a video on Facebook of Kobe’s jersey — is the focus of the latest edition of NBC’s ProBasketballTalk Podcast with myself and Eyton Shander of NBC Sports Radio. We talk about what this means for the Lakers, both in the short-term this season…

  11. So when does Steve Nash return? He has no idea.

    Dec 6, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant decided to stay home from Sacramento, but he will be in the Lakers lineup Sunday night against Toronto. Steve Nash went with the Lakers up to Sacramento after a week of limited practices but nobody has any idea when we will see him. Or even if we ever will. Nash spoke with reporters…

  12. PBT Podcast for Dec. 3: We answer twitter questions on Blazers, Pacers vs. Monstars

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT

    Monstars space jam

    You got to be the programmers for the latest edition of NBC’s ProBasketballTalk Podcast with myself and Eyton Shander of NBC Sports Radio — I asked you to send me twitter questions (@basketballtalk) and we tried to answer a bunch of them. We start off talking Trail Blazers and their hot start, then move on…

  13. Kobe Bryant dunks, looks good in Lakers practice; Friday return possible

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards

    The real test comes Wednesday — it’s not how Kobe Bryant looked in practice Tuesday that will determine if he returns to the Lakers lineup Friday night, it’s how he feels 24 hours later. Still, he looked good. That according to everyone who saw him. Here are some tweets from Lakers reporters out of the…

  14. Lakers’ point guard Jordan Farmar out 4 weeks with torn hamstring

    Dec 2, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Brooklyn Nets

    The Lakers injury woes just continue (for a second consecutive season). Jordan Farmar, who has played well as a reserve point guard for the Lakers this season sparking a bench unit that has been key to their 9-9 record, will be out for a month with a torn left hamstring, the team announced Monday. Farmar…

  15. Steve Nash to return to Lakers’ practices, return to court still up in air

    Dec 2, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    While everyone is focusing on No. 24 returning to the Lakers practices this week — you should hear the radio promos in Los Angeles which just refer to Kobe Bryant as “him” and everyone just knows who is being discussed — the Lakers could be getting close to getting another one of their stars back.…

  16. Lakers’ Pau Gasol to have MRI on sprained ankle

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Because what the Lakers need is another injured star player… Pau Gasol has a sprained right ankle that he says will get an MRI on Monday, reports Dave McMenamin at ESPNLosAngeles.com. After the game Gasol described the ankle as “a little sore.” Gasol sat out practice Saturday and was not himself Sunday in the Lakers…

  17. With Kobe staying as highest-paid player in NBA, the Lakers can rebuild but it’s not easy

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant has signed a contract extension and is staying on with the Lakers for two more seasons. That news made Lakers nation happy — go to a Lakers game and you see the flood of 24 jerseys in the crowd — you quickly realize why the Lakers could not let him go at any…

  18. Lakers sign Kobe Bryant to two-year, $48.5 million contract extension

    Nov 25, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant is going to finish his career a Los Angeles Laker — 20 seasons with the same team. That would be the longest single-team tenure in NBA history. Monday morning the Lakers announced that Bryant — who has yet to play this season as he recovers from a ruptured Achilles tendon — has signed…

  19. The Extra Pass: You may not believe this, but a D’Antoni team is winning with defense, plus game recaps

    Nov 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — Six games ago, a frustrated Mike D’Antoni decided to shake up the rotation of his struggling 3-5 Lakers: Chris Kaman was out of the starting lineup, Jordan Hill was in; Nick Young became a sixth man and Wesley Johnson became the starting three; and with Steve Nash out Jodie Meeks became Steve…

  20. Steve Nash shoots down retirement rumors

    Nov 23, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Steve Nash

    When the first came out we told you not to buy the “Steve Nash is thinking retirement” rumors. We told you he was a fighter who planned to get back on the court this season and play the next one as well. But don’t take our word for it — take Nash’s. Here is what…

  21. Steve Nash retirement rumors gain momentum despite lack of basis in reality

    Nov 19, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Steve Nash just looked deflated when he was leaving the arena after the last game he tried to play for the Lakers — you could see it in his face. He has been battling the same nerve/back issue for a year now and he is understandably frustrated. But he was also clear that he was…

  22. With Kobe’s return on horizon, so is shift in Lakers’ identity

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

    LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant is back practicing with the Lakers (as of this past weekend), creating a lot of buzz around the team. However that doesn’t mean his return to the court is imminent. Kobe said previously it likely would be two to three weeks after he returned to practice that he could play…

  23. NBA All-Star balloting opens with some interesting questions

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    If he doesn’t come back until December, is Kobe Bryant still a starting All-Star guard in the West? Or should Stephen Curry or James Harden have that spot? Does Kevin Love move past Tim Duncan into the starting lineup? Is Paul George a starter in the East? Is it time for a Derrick Rose/Kyrie Irving…

  24. Lakers’ seven-year, 270 game sellout streak ended Tuesday

    Nov 14, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    empty staples center

    Los Angeles is a Lakers town. Yes, the Clippers are the better team now and plenty of people are jumping on the bandwagon (despite what they will say, plenty of Los Angeles sports fans are willingly polygamous, rooting for USC football and UCLA basketball for example). Yes, the Dodgers are the one team that could…

  25. NBA shows off sleeved Christmas Day uniforms in “Jingle Hoops” ad

    Nov 14, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

    nba christmas day sleeved jerseys

    I know it’s too early for Christmas ads already (I’m one of those guys who doesn’t want to see this stuff until Thanksgiving) but this ad from Adidas showing off the “BIG Logo” Holiday Collection uniforms — which have sleeves and oversized logos on the front, pictures leaked last week — was good enough to bring…

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