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45 min ago | BleacherReport

Is Klay Thompson Really the Best 2-Way Shooting Guard in the NBA?

With a three-point rocket in his arsenal and the defensive versatility to slide anywhere along the perimeter, Golden State Warriors shooting guard For Thompson's agent, Bill Duffy, that distinction isn't enough. Duffy, who has until October 31 to negotiate a contract extension for the fourth-year sniper, said his client needs no qualifier.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson, NBA Players, Memphis Grizzlies

3 hrs ago | MassLive.com

Phil Pressey's father, Paul, officially named Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach

Boston Celtics guard Phil Pressey, left, and Los Angeles Lakers guard MarShon Brooks battle for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. Phil Pressey's father, Paul, was officially named a Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, Phil Pressey, NBA Players, MarShon Brooks

4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Memphis Grizzlies invite former Lakers forward Earl Clark to camp

On Monday, former Lakers forward Earl Clark signed a nonguaranteed contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, but he'll have to outplay two others competing for one roster spot -- assuming the Grizzlies take 15 players to the regular season. After a breakout season with the Lakers in 2012-13, Clark signed a two-year, $9-million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers but the Cavs soon after dealt him to the Philadelphia 76ers for Spencer Hawes, who in turn cut him loose .

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Darius Morris, NBA Players, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers

5 hrs ago | Silver Screen and Roll

Lakers season preview: Will Jordan Clarkson be a diamond in the rough?

As uncertainty reigns over Staples Center, rookie Jordan Clarkson will could bring a positive light to an otherwise dreary future. As a child who grew up in Wisconsin during the early 2000's, my initial years as a sports fanatic were dedicated to trying to find the positives in a world that's filled with mediocrity.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Jordan Clarkson, Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets, Kendall Marshall

9 hrs ago | Boston Celtics

The importance of being earnest

"Good at everything, great at nothing." "Too slow, not athletic, but very skilled."

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Related Topix: Kelly Olynyk, Sports, NBA Basketball

Tue Sep 16, 2014

International Business Times

Nick Young And Iggy Azalea Celebrate First Anniversary As A Couple Amidst Sex Tape Drama

Nothing could be more romantic as Nick Young and Iggy Azalea relived the memories of their first date at Target. Nick and Iggy recently celebrated their first anniversary as a couple amidst Iggy's sex tape drama.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Nick Young

Blue Man Hoop

Klay Thompson's agent believes Klay is best two-way shooting guard in NBA

Dec 13, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson drives in against Houston Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Houston Rockets defeated the Golden State Warriors 116-112.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Klay Thompson, NBA Players, Houston Rockets

Lake Show Life

Byron Scott's Expectations of Kobe's Scoring

Oct 8, 2013; Ontario, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Jordan Farmar react during the game against the Denver Nuggets at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Different Laker players have gone through their individual workouts.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players

Lake Show Life

Five Biggest "What Ifs" in Lakers History

The Lakers long, storied franchise is full of history and historical moments. 15 championships, hundreds of players, thousands of games.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kobe Bryant, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Vlade Divac

Lake Show Life

Lakers Officially Announce Coaching Staff

Dec 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach of player development Mark Madsen before the game against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Lakers and Byron Scott have officially announced the coaching staff that will join the new coach for the 2014-15 season.

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Examiner.com

Lakers News: Xavier Henry still rehabbing knee as training camp nears

DECEMBER 16: Xavier Henry #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Shelvin Mack #8 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 16, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 16: Xavier Henry #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Shelvin Mack #8 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 16, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Xavier Henry, Kobe Bryant, Wesley Johnson, Nick Young

Lake Show Life

Mamba in the Morning: How Kobe Bryant changed Team USA

Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Western Conference guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during practice for the 2013 NBA All-Star game at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports After Team USA's fourth straight major tournament victory, some have began to look back on Coach Mike Krzyzewski's era.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Leandro Barbosa (2012 London Olympics)

Silver Screen and Roll

Lakers season preview: Jeremy Lin's moment is now

It's time for Jeremy Lin to come into his own, silencing narratives and letting his play on the court do the talking. Without a single minute as a Los Angeles Laker under his belt, Silver Screen & Roll has already dedicated literally thousands of words to Jeremy Lin.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Jeremy Lin, NBA Players, Houston Rockets, Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Jordan Clarkson, Nick Young

BleacherReport

Ranking the Los Angeles Lakers' Offseason Acquisitions

The Los Angeles Lakers added several new pieces to their roster over the summer, exploring every possible avenue of bringing in talent. They selected Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson in June's NBA draft, traded for Jeremy Lin, signed Ed Davis outright in free agency and won the amnesty auction for Carlos Boozer .

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, NBA Players, Houston Rockets, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Chicago Bulls

Rip City Project

Chris Kaman's offense to revitalize bench, aid teammates

Apr 1, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum and center Robin Lopez guard Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman during the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports With the addition of Chris Kaman in free agency, the Portland Trail Blazers made an obvious effort to shore up their bench for the upcoming season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Chris Kaman, NBA Players, Robin Lopez, Thomas Robinson, Nicolas Batum

International Business Times

Bill Duffy: Klay Thompson Has Unseated Kobe Bryant As Best Shooting Guard In The NBA [VIDEO]

Things are on the up and up. He just proved his worth amongst the NBA's best players, tallying 12 points a game in the tournament second only to team leader James Harden.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Summer Olympic, Olympic Basketball, Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Klay Thompson, NBA Players

Isportsweb.com

Los Angeles Lakers: Analyzing the new schedule

The NBA season is right around the corner with players entering training camps at the end of September. With a new coach, new defensive philosophy, and the return of Kobe to a team in transition, the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the teams with the biggest question mark entering the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs

Mon Sep 15, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Confessions of a rock-star sex addict

LIZ Taylor, Susan Sarandon, Mick Jagger... it seems everyone's had a cocaine-fuelled romp with David Bowie, if a new tell-all is to be believed. FOR years there have been rumours about John Travolta's sexuality.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nick Young, NBA Basketball, NBA Players

BleacherReport

Breaking Down Atlanta Hawks' Shooting Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

Last year's starter, Kyle Korver, is back for another season with the team. Korver's dead-eye three-point shooting ability will provide Atlanta's first string with the spacing necessary to run its offense well.

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Related Topix: Sports, Atlanta Hawks, NBA Basketball, Thabo Sefolosha, DeMarre Carroll, Cartier Martin, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Players, Kyle Korver, Kent Bazemore

BleacherReport

Byron Scott's Championship Talk a Double-Edged Sword for Los Angeles Lakers

't exactly a scarce commodity in the world of professional sports. If anything, it's a prerequisite for any championship-caliber psyche - the mental pillar on which the world's best athletes and coaches will inevitably lean in times both boom and bust.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle, NBA Players, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

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