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

    Nov 14, 2013, 10:33 AM EST

    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…

  2. Unlike some Lakers fans, D’Antoni doesn’t want to push Nash toward retirement

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:59 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    The back/root nerve problem that has Steve Nash sidelined the next two weeks at least (expect longer) is the same one that had him out during the playoffs last year and really stems back to the broken leg and nerve issue he suffered at the start of last season. Just talking to him you can…

  3. Tuesday night NBA grades: Straight “A”s for Nowitzki, Beasley, Lakers bench

    Nov 13, 2013, 4:47 AM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki, Al Harrington

    Our grades from Monday around the NBA, or what you missed while wearing your $550 sweatpants…. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks. The big German with the soft touch reached an NBA milestone Tuesday — he passed Jerry West to move into 16th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Appropriately he did it with a couple consecutive…

  4. PBT Podcast for Nov. 12: How will Steve Nash’s injury affect the Lakers?

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:01 PM EST

    Steve Nash

    In the latest edition of the podcast, Kurt Helin and and Eyton Shander of NBC Sports Radio talk about all the latest news around the NBA, beginning first and foremost with Steve Nash and his latest injury issues. We hear Nash’s comments, followed by plenty of analysis regarding the state of the Lakers moving forward. The guys…

  5. Steve Nash to be out at least two weeks with back pain

    Nov 11, 2013, 8:54 PM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    It was obvious Steve Nash‘s nerve issues in his back were serious Sunday night. You could tell by how he limped and grimaced on the court. And you could tell by his deflated demeanor after the game in which he only played 13 minutes. Tuesday he went and saw a specialist and he will be…

  6. PBT Extra: Lakers face big challenges with Steve Nash out

    Nov 11, 2013, 8:31 PM EST

    Steve Nash

    The Lakers needed pretty much everything to go right if they were going to be a playoff team in the West this season. This season has been the opposite of that. Steve Nash had to leave the Lakers game Sunday night after just over one quarter and Kay Adams and I discuss what that means…

  7. PBT NBA Power Rankings: It’s the Pacers, Spurs then everyone else

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:21 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

    David Stern’s nightmare Finals matchup is on top of the second PBT NBA Power rankings — Indiana and San Antonio. Lots of shifting still going on in the rankings as teams shake themselves out just a couple weeks into the season, but a few patterns are emerging. 1. Pacers (7-0, Last Week No. 1). Yes…

  8. Ricky Rubio goes for triple-double against Lakers (VIDEO)

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:37 AM EST

    BKN-NBA-TWOLVES-LAKERS

    There were other stars for Minnesota as they thrashed the Lakers’ “defense” Sunday night — Kevin Martin had 27 points shooting over the top of Steve Blake and Steve Nash, Kevin Love had 25 points and 13 rebounds — but Ricky Rubio was the glue that pulled it all together. Rubio had a triple double…

  9. The Extra Pass: Pau Gasol talks slow start to season, plus Sunday recaps

    Nov 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — In the first quarter Sunday night against Minnesota (as his Lakers were getting blown out of the water), Pau Gasol was 3-of-5 shooting for six points. The rest of the game he was 2-of-7 shooting, and the second of those buckets came :26 seconds left in the game when Rick Adelman had…

  10. Steve Nash leaves game with back pain, not sure when he can return to lineup

    Nov 11, 2013, 1:05 AM EST

    BKN-NBA-TWOLVES-LAKERS

    LOS ANGELES — You could tell how serious Steve Nash seems to think his back/nerve issue is by his demeanor after the game. Speaking with the media in the hallway he was quiet and appeared deflated. He described himself as emotional and said this was hard to talk about. Nash played just 13 minutes and…

  11. Steve Nash to sit Friday, still says he plans to play this season and next

    Nov 8, 2013, 6:28 PM EST

    Steve Nash

    Steve Nash has outraced Father Time for years, but early this season he seems as if he might finally be getting passed. Nash is meticulous and committed to taking care of his body, but the hours he puts in now are not leading to the same productivity on the court — he is averaging 7.6…

  12. While world watches Dwight Howard Lakers bench earns win over Rockets

    Nov 8, 2013, 2:49 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets

    The narrative was all about Dwight Howard taking on the Laker team he bolted last summer after a tumultuous season — and if Lakers fans were looking for some schadenfreude they got it. Howard wasn’t impressive. He finished with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting but just 5-of-16 from the free throw line. He missed key…

  13. Steve Blake knocks down game-winning three, lifts Lakers over Rockets (VIDEO)

    Nov 8, 2013, 1:19 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets

    While the narrative will be about the revenge of the Lakers on Dwight Howard, that’s not what really decided the Lakers 99-98 win. This game was about the backcourt: The Rockets starting guards were 10-of-34 shooting (29 percent), which falls short of the 38 percent the Lakers backcourt shot, but neither team was impressive. However…

  14. Steve Nash says he still feels impact of broken leg last season

    Nov 5, 2013, 4:48 PM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    We’ve detailed before that Steve Nash is battling a lot of heath issues still, is going to sit out some back-to-backs, and in general all of this worries the Lakers. It shouldn’t be a shock, he is 39 about to turn 40 this season with 17 years of the NBA grind wearing down on his…

  15. The Extra Pass Thursday Roundup: Stephen Curry could be greatest shooter ever

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

    How good were Stephen Curry and Chris Paul in the shootout between the Clippers and Warriors last night? It’s almost impossible to be hyperbolic, both about the performances and the players themselves. Don’t believe me? Try this one on for size: Stephen Curry is the best shooter of all-time. You’re squirming, aren’t you? It doesn’t…

  16. Your starting Laker power forward opening night: Shawne Williams

    Oct 29, 2013, 2:41 PM EST

    Shawne Williams

    In case you still wondered if this was going to be a rough season for the Lakers, we bring you this bit of news. Shawne Williams is the starting power forward for the Lakers in Tuesday night’s opener against the Los Angeles Clippers. That is the same Shawne Williams who was out of the league…

  17. Record 92 foreign players on NBA rosters to start season

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

    SPO-BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT

    Just in case you had any doubt the NBA is a global league at the forefront of a global game… There are a record 92 foreign players on NBA rosters to start the season hailing from 39 countries, the league announced. That is more than 20 percent of the league. The number is up from…

  18. D’Antoni on running offense through Howard: “I think it was all (politics)”

    Oct 29, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Mike D'Antoni, Dwight Howard

    If you haven’t heard, Dwight Howard wasn’t happy in Mike D’Antoni’s offense, and the feeling was pretty mutual. What, you heard that already? Okay, during the preseason this whole storyline has been overplayed more than “Blurred Lines,” but as the season tips off tonight, the Lakers coach decided to answer a reporters’ question in a…

  19. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Let the season begin!

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:16 PM EST

    LeBron James

    To celebrate a new season, we bring you a new set of NBA Power Rankings from PBT. Let the kvetching about your ranking begin! Just remember that this is an exercise in fun — these are meaningless as the NBA has a playoff system to decide who is best. What sport would rely on journalist’s…

  20. Cuban says Mavericks will retire Derek Harper’s jersey

    Oct 28, 2013, 12:17 PM EST

    Derek Harper

    Derek Harper is one of those guys where the fans of that team just love him and people outside the city may not always get it. Harper was drafted by the Mavericks in 1983 and spent his first decade in the league in Dallas. He was a strong defender (two-time NBA All Defense second team)…

  21. Lakers’ Steve Nash could sit second half of back-to-backs

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:46 AM EST

    Steve Nash

    We told you Steve Nash’s health this preseason — which has limited both his time on the court and his play on it — has been a concern for the Lakers. Mike D’Antoni may address that by resting Nash in certain games, including half of back-to-backs — and the Lakers open the season with a…

  22. Kobe Bryant ruled out of Lakers season opener as expected

    Oct 26, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    kobe crutches game 4 ovation

    Considering the fact that Kobe Bryant hasn’t yet been able to run at full speed, can’t yet fully push off of his healing Achilles, and hasn’t gone through anything close to a full practice, the news that he won’t be back in time for the Lakers’ season opener on Tuesday against the Clippers shouldn’t exactly…

  23. Report: Lakers have begun contract extension talks with Kobe Bryant

    Oct 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Yao Ming & Kobe Bryant Attend NBA Fans Appreciation Day

    Kobe Bryant is in the final year of his current deal with the Lakers, and he would become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2014 if nothing is done to retain his services before then. Of course, no one believes that Bryant will finish his career in anything other than a Lakers jersey.…

  24. Health of Steve Nash beginning to be a real concern for Lakers

    Oct 24, 2013, 11:04 PM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    You can say whatever you want about last season’s ill-fated version of the star-studded Lakers, but the reality is that injuries completely decimated an otherwise talented team that would have, at the very least, contended to make a run deep into the postseason. This year’s squad has a much slimmer margin for error, given the…

  25. Kobe says he had to scale back conditioning to let Achilles recover

    Oct 24, 2013, 6:06 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    Patience is not one of Kobe Bryant’s strong suits. His normal way of dealing with injuries — or pretty much any obstacle put in his path — is to do his rehab and play through the pain. He’s just going to work harder than everyone, work harder than the injury. However a torn Achilles doesn’t…

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