Tag: Los Angeles Lakers

As Kobe Bryant Memorial Nears, Shaquille O’Neal Says: ‘I’m Hurting’

The math was, shall we say, daunting for Kobe Bryant’s first coach with the Los Angeles Lakers. Del Harris had a veteran team with two future All-Stars in his backcourt even before Bryant arrived in the summer of 1996. Harris’s priority was thus ensuring that those two star guards, Nick Van Exel and Eddie Jones, […]

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The Lakers, the Clippers and a Rare Fight for L.A. Basketball Primacy

LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard slipped into the interview room at Staples Center clad in pearl-white sweats, calling to mind a Jedi sage. His face a mask, he gave no sign of recognizing any reporter, and set to analyzing the just-concluded game with the dispassion of a chess grandmaster. What, a reporter asked, did you […]

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Welcome back, Luka!

Luka Doncic is back, Karl-Anthony Towns missed Wednesday with a wrist injury and LeBron James had a monster triple-double as the Lakers got a tough win over the Nuggets. Mavericks 130, Kings 111 – Luka Doncic returned from a seven-game absence from an ankle injury and had 33 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, hitting 10-of-18 […]

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