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2 hrs ago | Townhall

Obama Does Have A Strategy, And It's Awful

On Thursday, President Obama told the world he didn't yet have a strategy for dealing with the Islamic Front in Syria.

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

13 hrs ago | TMZ.com

Nick Young on 'Purge' Hoax ... 'Thought I Was Gonnna Have to Shoot People'

Lakers star Nick Young thought he was gonna go into real-life survival mode after hearing that a real "purge" was going down in Chicago ... telling TMZ Sports , "I thought I was gonna have to shoot a couple people."

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16 hrs ago | Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls Rumors: Players Dealing Elsewhere

Jan 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, NBA Players, Pau Gasol, Phoenix Suns

20 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

How will Stan Van Gundy handle trio of Detroit Pistons bigs in 2014-15?

Now that it appears the front line of Greg Monroe, Josh Smith and Andre Drummond will return for at least another season, it is time for Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations and coach Stan Van Gundy to figure out ways to use them separately.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Detroit Pistons, Caron Butler, Oklahoma City Thunder, Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, Brandon Jennings, NBA Players, Jodie Meeks

Yesterday | BleacherReport

With Steve Ballmer in Place, Clips Need Doc Rivers to Focus on Job He Does Best

Now that the dour cloud that was Donald Sterling has been lifted from the Los Angeles Clippers and replaced with Steve Ballmer, the comparative equivalent of stadium lights, there's one element still missing to assure the 17th banner raised in the Staples Center belongs to them: That's not a knock on Doc Rivers , the resident coach, president of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Chris Paul, Spencer Hawes, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Players, Jordan Farmar, Matt Barnes, Jared Dudley

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Watch Jeremy Lin meet Jeremy Lin at Madame Tussauds

Joined by friends and family, Lin helped unveil his wax figure, which features the 26-year-old point guard in a Lakers uniform.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Houston Rockets, Jeremy Lin, NBA Players

BleacherReport

Pros and Cons of Los Angeles Lakers Gambling on Michael Beasley

From the Miami Heat to the Minnesota Timberwolves . From the Wolves to the desert-based Phoenix Suns .

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Michael Beasley, Kobe Bryant, Minnesota Timberwolves

BleacherReport

James Harden Expects to See a '20-Year-Old' Kobe Bryant on the Court This Season

Everybody is curious to see how Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant plays this season after he has missed parts of the last two seasons with serious leg injuries.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kobe Bryant, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, James Harden, Houston Rockets

BleacherReport

Diagnosing Los Angeles Lakers' Remaining Roster Flaws

Optimism comes cheaply in August for followers of the Los Angeles Lakers . It should not, however, be confused with reality.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Ryan Kelly, Kendall Marshall, Julius Randle, Xavier Henry

NewsBusters.org

Politico's Gerstein: Obama's 'No Strategy' Statement Just a 'Misfire'

Politico's Josh Gerstein was in top keister-covering mode last night in dealing with President Barack Obama's latest stated indication that U.S. foreign policy is adrift.

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Silver Screen and Roll

Lakers 2014 Realistic Vision

FINALLY! Dr. Buss got his wish. May he rest in peace. Byron Scott aka. "Baby B" will be the man in charge of his beloved Lakers ! A great day in Lakerland indeed.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Jeremy Lin, NBA Players, Houston Rockets, Steve Nash, Ryan Kelly, Jordan Hill, Nick Young

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls Talk: Weaknesses Going Into The Season

Apr 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler , center Joakim Noah , guard D.J. Augustin and forward Mike Dunleavy huddle against the Washington Wizards in game five in the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at United Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Taj Gibson, NBA Players, Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol, Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy

Thu Aug 28, 2014

BleacherReport

How Much Do Chicago Bulls Need from Pau Gasol Next Season?

The 34-year-old Spaniard, and two-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers , is undoubtedly one of the top post presences of his generation.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, NBA Players, Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, Miami Heat

BleacherReport

Lakers' Nick Young Is Afraid That 'The Purge' Is Real

The idea of one day with no laws was the main premise of the movie The Purge , and Nick Young is afraid that the concept is real.

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BleacherReport

Top 5 Reasons Why the Los Angeles Lakers Won't Make the Playoffs This Season

Despite acquiring a few fresh faces this summer, the Los Angeles Lakers are not prepared to qualify for playoff contention.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Robert Sacre, Julius Randle, NBA Players, Wesley Johnson, Xavier Henry, Nick Young

Hardwood Paroxysm

Myth Buster: Is James Harden Capable Of Being A Plus Defender?

James Harden received a lot of flak last season for the lack of effort he gave on the defensive end of the court, and for good reason: he was a walking disaster.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Houston Rockets, NBA Players, James Harden, Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard

BleacherReport

Who Will Win an NBA Title First: Lakers or Celtics?

With 33 championships between them, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are without a doubt the cream of the NBA crop.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, Julius Randle, NBA Players, Kobe Bryant, Rajon Rondo, Marcus Smart

BleacherReport

Breaking Down the Lakers' Best and Worst Fits in Byron Scott's System

Defensively, we'll start to work from day one, because that's something we have to get better at right away, and we will.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, NBA Players, Wesley Johnson, Xavier Henry, Houston Rockets

Boston.com

Why is Kobe Bryant Studying Paul Pierce's Game at Age 36?

Brian Robb has covered the Celtics and the NBA since the 2008-09 season. His work has appeared on NBA.com, CelticsHub.com, ESPN.com, and CBSBoston.com.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Big guns missing but US still tipped for Cup glory

STAR POWER: The US basketball team is missing a lot of big stars at the World Cup but can still call upon the services of Chicago Bulls talent Derrick Rose.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA Players, Pau Gasol, Summer Olympic, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics), LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

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