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Derek Fisher to become Knicks' head coach

New York - Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson will soon be reunited once again in New York, as Fisher has accepted the head coaching job of the New York Knicks.

Op-Ed: Why won't LeBron James join Kobe Bryant to boost Lakers team?

The Los Angeles Lakers' superstar Kobe Bryant has been trying to help his team in scouting for new faces to boost the Lakers roster of players in preparation for the upcoming NBA season.

Op-Ed: Dwight Howard – Will he stay or will he go?

NBA free agency period is fast approaching and L.A. Lakers star center Dwight Howard has a decision to make, stay in LA and build on the legacy of great big men or take his talents elsewhere.

Lakers hold onto 8th place with third straight win, but lose Kobe

The Lakers three game winning streak and playoff aspirations may have hit a snag as Lakers star Kobe Bryant suffers season ending injury.

Miami Heat extends win streak to 27, aims to break NBA record

Miami Heat is unstoppable as LeBron James pumped 24 points to win over Orlando Magic, scoring 108-94 and edging closer to the L.A. Lakers historic 33-game winning streak.

NBA: Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies of cancer

Los Angeles - Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss died early Monday. He had been battling cancer, but The Associated Press reports that he actually died of kidney failure.

Lakers/Clippers Preview

Los Angeles Lakers could be without Steve Nash Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers as they try and avoid their worst start in 34 years.

NBA: Dwight Howard, Steve Nash Lakers debut ends in a 99-91 loss

The Lakers season opener didn’t go as well as some had hoped as they were embarrassed at home by the Mavericks 99-91, a team that featured 9 new players, none of them frontline stars.

Kobe Bryant laughs at Smush Parker's comments

The war of words between Kobe Bryant and Smush Parker continues. Kobe couldn't stop laughing Friday when talking about Smush Parker’s 35 minute interview where he fired back at him.

Lakers Dwight Howard cleared for full-contact practice

The Los Angeles Lakers announced that All-Star center Dwight Howard has received clearance for full-contact practices. Howard's minutes will be limited as he ramps up his participation in five-on-five scrimmages.

Lakers' Steve Blake, Chris Duhon competing for minutes

Steve Nash is the Los Angeles Lakers' starting point guard but as for who will back him up, that’s still a question as we get closer to the 2012-2013 NBA season.

Los Angeles Lakers Dwight Howard targeting season opener

Five months after back surgery, Los Angeles Lakers Dwight Howard is targeting his Lakers debut for opening night of the 2012-13 season.

Los Angeles Lakers Steve Blake punctures foot, out 3 weeks

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake will be sidelined for at least three weeks after puncturing his left foot on a spike strip in a parking garage.

Dwight Howard hosts his own Twitter roast

Ever the good sport, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard mixed it up with some of his Twitter followers Wednesday night, hosting his own roast while rewarding the best digs with follows.

Nash spurns Raptors and Knicks to join the Los Angeles Lakers

Toronto - ESPN.com is reporting that two time MVP Steve Nash is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers through a sign trade deal with the Phoenix Suns.

NBA: Lakers join Nets in teams in running for Dwight Howard

Toronto - As the Dwight Howard saga drags on, the Los Angeles Lakers have stepped up in a serious way offering star centre, Andrew Bynum in a potential package to the Orlando Magic in return for Howard.

NBA: former player Orlando Woolridge dead at 52

Mansfield - Former NBA and Notre Dame player Orlando Woolridge has died at the age of 52, The Shreveport Times reports. Desoto Parish Chief Deputy Coroner Billy Locke said Woolridge had been under hospice care for a heart condition.

Op-Ed: NBA: Thunder eliminate Lakers, head to Western Conference finals

Oklahoma City - Despite an extremely strong effort by Kobe Bryant to keep his team alive, The Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated the Los Angeles Lakers from the NBA playoffs Monday with a 106-90 victory.

Op-Ed: NBA: Lakers play near-perfect game, still fall to Thunder

Oklahoma City - What's worse, losing by 29 or losing by 2 after leading by 7 with only 2 minutes left? It's a tough call, but the Lakers have been in both predicaments against the Thunder. All I keep thinking is "I wonder how wrong Magic really was in his prediction."

NBA: Thunder destroy Lakers

Oklahoma City - The Oklahoma City Thunder embarrassed the Los Angeles Lakers Monday with a 119-90 win in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals, ESPN reports.

Lakers back Mike Brown after Magic's firing prediction

Former Laker Magic Johnson predicted Friday that if the Lakers can't get past the Nuggets in the first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs, Lakers' coach Mike Brown will be fired, ESPN reports.

Op-Ed: LeBron wins 3rd MVP; has he achieved more than Kobe?

LeBron James has added another award in his impressive career. The 27-year-old native of Akron, Ohio, will join a list of elite players to have won the Most Valuable Player award three times in their careers.

Op-Ed: LeBron wins 3rd MVP; has he achieved more than Kobe?

LeBron James has added another award in his impressive career. The 27-year-old native of Akron, Ohio, will join a list of elite players to have won the Most Valuable Player award three times in their careers.

NBA: Bryant and Lakers struggle from field; Lakeshow fall short

Kobe Bryant did not have a beautiful day on the field: The 2010 finals MVP shot 7-23 and turned the ball over 6 times as the Lakers fall to the Denver Nuggets in game 3.

Lakers' Jordan Hill charged with choking girlfriend

Houston - Jordan Hill of the LA Lakers has been charged with third with 3rd degree felony assault, CBS News reports. Hill is accused of choking his girlfriend during a fight in Houston.

Op-Ed: NBA — Metta World Peace suspended 7 games for elbow

Los Angeles - ESPN is reporting that the player formerly known as Ron Artest, Metta World Peace will be suspended 7 games for his elbow on James Harden Sunday. World Peace will miss 1 game of the regular season and 6 of the playoffs.

Op-Ed: Lakers' Kobe Bryant hopes to return Friday

Los Angeles - It's been kinda fun watching Kobe Bryant assist Mike Brown with the Lakers coaching job, but it looks as if Kobe will be returning soon to a role he's more familiar with, perhaps as soon as Friday's game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Op-Ed: Lakers' Bryant likely to sit out Sunday vs. Dallas

Los Angeles - NBA.com is reporting that Kobe Bryant will most likely miss his 5th consecutive game Sunday when the Lakers host the Dallas Mavericks.

Op-Ed: NBA Playoffs preview - Who's the new franchise to watch out for?

With the NBA Playoffs less than a month away, it is not as clear cut as in years past who will be the next championship team.

Op-Ed: Pistons beat Lakers

Auburn Hills - The Detroit Pistons stunned Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday with an 88-85 overtime win at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
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