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  1. Kurt Rambis not sure how fast Lakers can play next season

    Aug 5, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni smiles with Pau Gasol of Spain and Kobe Bryant during their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, as he makes his game coaching debut for the Lakers, in Los Angeles

    The Lakers played pretty fast last season — they averaged the fifth most possessions per game in the league. (Houston was the fastest, have fun with that Dwight Howard.) Of course, Mike D’Antoni would like the Lakers to play faster. But Kurt Rambis doesn’t sound optimistic the Lakers can do that with the roster as…

  2. Steve Nash doesn’t really buy your “Championship or bust” attitude

    Aug 1, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    There is no more ridiculous or annoying argument in sports than “count the ringzzzzz.” Yes Kobe Bryant fans, I’m looking at you. Basketball remains a team sport — Bill Russell was a great player but he has 11 rings because he was on a great team. We’ve mythologized Michael Jordan into a superhuman player (and…

  3. Steve Nash gets “tryout” with Inter Milan (VIDEO)

    Aug 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Call it a workout, call it an “honorary tryout,” call it whatever you wish, soccer fanatic Steve Nash got to take the pitch with Inter Milan on Wednesday and show off his soccer skills Above is a video about the experience. Spoiler alert: Nash did not make the team. But it looks like had fun,…

  4. Steve Nash discusses his soccer tryout with Inter Milan (VIDEO)

    Jul 30, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    We told you about Steve Nash getting a shot to try out with Inter Milan, and while it was more like a day at soccer fantasy camp than an actual tryout, he seemed to enjoy the experience as much as expected. Nash joined The Crossover to discuss his adventure, the courting of Dwight Howard, and…

  5. D’Antoni says he really doesn’t understand Howard’s decision

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Mike D'Antoni, Dwight Howard

    What was he going to say? Mike D’Antoni spent his portion of the Lakers’ Dwight Howard free agency meeting in early July trying to show Howard how the center really did fit in the D’Antoni offense — how Howard is vastly better on the pick-and-roll than he is just getting the ball in the post.…

  6. Steve Nash likes that people are counting the Lakers out

    Jul 30, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Can the Lakers really fly under the radar? Even though everyone rational realizes they will at best be in the mix for one of the bottom seeds in the West, that they are the third best team in their own division, they are still the Lakers with the huge fan base and big stage. People…

  7. Lakers expect to have Nash, Gasol ready for training camp. Kobe… we’ll see

    Jul 29, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

    Pau Gasol Kobe Bryant

    The Lakers are not going in the tank next season — they are going for the high lottery, they are going to come out and try to make the playoffs. The West is deep next season but making the postseason as a lower seed is not out of the question… if everything goes right. Which…

  8. NBA post free agency Power Rankings: Who is closing in on Miami?

    Jul 29, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers' Paul and Griffin wait for play to resume as the Clippers trail the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    This summer saw Dwight Howard find a new home, the Clippers and Pacers add depth, and a few other teams making bold moves to get better (or, in some cases, worse intentionally). So how did all this impact the PBT Power Rankings? Glad you asked. Here is where things stand this summer (the number in…

  9. Steve Nash to have pseudo soccer tryout with Inter Milan

    Jul 26, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    If you know anything about Steve Nash, it’s that he is a soccer fanatic. He hosts a summer soccer series that draws big names from basketball and the European football worlds, plus he is the co-owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps of the MLS. And now he gets his dream: To try out for Italian soccer…

  10. Lakers will not have quite as much 2014 cap space as some think

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    While fans (and a lot of front office executives) around the league have enjoyed the Lakers stumbles last season, we all know the plan. And it’s a very feasible one. The Lakers will muddle through this season then rebuild on the fly through free agency in the summer of 2014 when virtually everybody comes off…

  11. D’Antoni said Howard didn’t play his role on Lakers, questions fit in Houston

    Jul 17, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    Mike D'Antoni, Dwight Howard

    How Houston incorporates Dwight Howard into their offense is going to be interesting. Here are two facts to dwell on: 1) The Houston Rockets played at the fastest pace in the NBA last season. They averaged 98.6 possessions per game, which was faster than the Nuggets (97.8), faster than the Warriors (96.8), faster than everyone.…

  12. Nash says no Howard means Lakers offense will be “more fluid”

    Jul 16, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard wants touches in the post — and he’s pretty good in the post despite not having a lot of counter moves to fall back on. He shot 44 percent on post up situations last season despite the injury, 49 percent and 50 percent the two years before that. But in Mike D’Antoni’s style…

  13. Nick Young’s Lakers contract has a player option for a second season

    Jul 16, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    Nick Young

    As the Lakers looked to add talent to round out the roster in the wake of Dwight Howard leaving for the Rockets, much was made of the fact that the team was only looking to sign players to one-year deals. The reason, of course, is the salary cap. While the Lakers still have some talent…

  14. Lakers agree to one-year deal with Wesley Johnson

    Jul 14, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Wesley Johnson

    The Lakers are in need of a lot of things at a very low price, as the team prepares for the season after next when it will have all the cap space in the world to spend on any available free agent they can convince to come to Los Angeles. Before then, they have to…

  15. Steve Nash says what we all knew, that Dwight Howard didn’t want to be with the Lakers

    Jul 9, 2013, 11:39 PM EDT

    Lakers' Howard and Nash walk up the floor during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Pacers in Indianapolis

    As became evident by the fact that Dwight Howard chose to sign with the Houston Rockets in free agency, he simply didn’t want to play in Los Angeles for the Lakers. This was true even last season, however, while Howard was still on the team and was theoretically trying to make the best of a…

  16. Carmelo Anthony to the Lakers next summer? People are talking about it.

    Jul 9, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    Especially without Dwight Howard sticking around, the Lakers are loaded with cap space next summer — right now only Steve Nash is on the books for the summer of 2014 (and they could waive him and use the stretch provision to provide more cap space). The Lakers will ink Kobe Bryant to a new, discounted…

  17. Report: Lakers will amnesty Metta World Peace

    Jul 8, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Metta World Peace

    The Lakers aren’t Riggin’ for Wiggins – signing veteran center Chris Kaman proves that – but they’re hedging their bets. With Dwight Howard in Houston, Kobe Bryant injured, Pau Gasol old and Steve Nash older, the shine has worn off Lakers’ once-promising starting lineup. So, no sense keeping the weak link of that unit just…

  18. Rockets GM Daryl Morey discusses factors that helped Houston land Dwight Howard (VIDEO)

    Jul 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    There were seemingly legitimate basketball reasons for Dwight Howard to choose the Rockets in free agency over everyone else. The easy ones to point to that made the case against the Lakers were the age of Steve Nash, the questionable health of Kobe Bryant, and the fact that Howard never believed that the system run…

  19. Shaq says Dwight Howard couldn’t handle the pressure of playing for the Lakers (VIDEO)

    Jul 6, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Shaquille O’Neal has taken plenty of shots at Dwight Howard over the years, so when the free agent center left the Lakers after one season and chose to sign with the Houston Rockets, we shouldn’t have expected anything less. O’Neal was a grand marshall for a NASCAR race at the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday,…

  20. Dwight Howard: Kobe never offered to teach me how to be a champion

    Jul 6, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

      Remember when Kobe Bryant tried to get Dwight Howard to stay in Los Angeles by telling him, “Let me teach you how to be a champion”? Never happened, Howard says. Howard in a Q&A with Alex Kennedy of Hoops World: What did you think of Kobe Bryant’s comments that he could teach you how…

  21. Now that Dwight Howard is headed to Houston, what’s next for the Lakers?

    Jul 5, 2013, 8:34 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

    Dwight Howard has made his free agent decision, and all indications are that he’s leaving Los Angeles in order to get a fresh start in Houston with the Rockets. There are plenty of topics for discussion surrounding this, obviously, including whether or not Howard made the right choice, what his real reasons for leaving were,…

  22. Dwight Howard made his choice for basketball reasons

    Jul 5, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Dwight Howard can be a goofball. He savors having fun, joking around in the locker room, being a bit of a clown prince. That can play poorly if you’re not winning and not always giving maximum effort on the court. That image has haunted Dwight Howard for a while now, especially after the awkwardly-handled exit…

  23. Warriors in mix. Lakers pitch better than expected. Dwight race wide open.

    Jul 3, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers meeting with Dwight Howard turned into the kind of clear the air honest talk about system and effort the team should have had in December, but in the end everybody felt better and on the same page. After his Golden State meeting Dwight Howard can see himself and see himself winning in the…

  24. Dwight Howard wraps up final free agent meeting with Lakers, now we wait

    Jul 2, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers got the last word they requested with Dwight Howard, holding the final meeting with the offseason’s most coveted free agent on Tuesday. The presentation from the Lakers lasted less than two hours, and was reported to include Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Mike D’Antoni, along with team general manager Mitch Kupchak, members of…

  25. Next up for Dwight Howard: Mavericks, Lakers meetings

    Jul 2, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Sunday night the Rockets had their turn. Monday was long-shot day in the in the Dwight Howard pitch meetings as the Hawks and Warriors got to make their cases. Tuesday it is the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers. Then we just sit back and wait for Dwight Howard to make his decision. Dallas…

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