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  1. Jeanie Buss calls free agents afraid to play with Kobe Bryant 'losers'Read the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | Los Angeles Times

    "Any free agent that would be afraid to play with Kobe Bryant is probably a loser," said Buss on Thursday to ESPN's "SportsCenter." Bryant was the subject of an inflammatory ESPN.com article that posited that the team's 36-year-old All-Star was to blame for the team's recent struggles.

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  2. Iggy Azalea and Boyfriend Nick Young Star in Forever 21a s Holiday CampaignRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | InStyle

    Iggy Azalea 's talent reaches far beyond her ability to churn out hit songs-the Australian stunner can model, too! Alongside her boyfriend, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young, the "Fancy" rapper is the new face of Forever 21 's holiday campaign-and she looks absolutely gorgeous. "Fashion plays an important part in the lives of Iggy and Nick; they are both at the top of their games," says Linda Chang, Forever 21's vice president of merchandising.

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  3. Jeanie Buss: Got a awkwarda with Phil during Carmelo pursuitRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New York Post

    The Lakers president, who met with Carmelo Anthony during the summer in hopes of luring the free agent away from New York, said it was strange to be pursuing a player who was also being courted by Jackson - the new Knicks president - but Buss said helping the Lakers get back to greatness is her biggest priority. "It was a bit awkward during that time," Buss said.

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  4. Los Angeles Lakers: Only 'Losers' Afraid To Play With Kobe BryantRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sir Charles in Charge

    Oct 21, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shoots over Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris during overtime at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports In reaction to the World Wide Leader's feature on Kobe - in which he was blamed for all of the Los Angeles Lakers' current problems - that ran earlier this week, Buss says that whoever doesn't want to play with Kobe, and the Los Angeles Lakers, is probably a 'loser.'

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  5. It's Not All Kobe Bryant's Fault, But He is Still a Part of the ProblemRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lake Show Life

    Oct 6, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reacts to a call during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports I'm sure every Laker fan had a similar reaction when ESPN released their scathing feature on how Kobe Bryant is the root of the Lakers problems .

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  6. Jeanie Buss loudly defends Kobe Bryant, LakersRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lake Show Life

    October 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during a stoppage in play against the Utah Jazz during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Lakers, and mores specifically Kobe Bryant , have come under scrutiny recently after a controversial piece from ESPN blamed the superstar guard for the Lakers shortcomings in recent seasons.

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  7. Lakers News: Latest Updates on Kobe Bryant, Xavier Henry and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | BleacherReport

    The 2014 NBA preseason is quickly coming to a close, and it looks like the Los Angeles Lakers will still be working out quite a few kinks well into the regular season, which begins for the Purple and Gold on Oct. 28 against the Houston Rockets . Head coach Byron Scott has preached defense all summer long, but the Lakers have put in some shambolic performances on that end of the court during exhibition play.

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  8. Lakers should still fall short of playoffs with a healthy Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. Herea s why.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    The Los Angeles Lakers have a winning tradition: 60 playoff appearances, 16 championships and a who's who list of hall of famers who donned the purple and gold . But now, they are just another team in the league.

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  9. Chris Douglas-Roberts wears John Stockton-short shortsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New York Daily News

    The team had to place a special order to accommodate the journeyman, who said that he felt wearing short shorts would give him more freedom to move while defending on the perimeter. Chris Douglas-Roberts tells the Los Angeles Times that he thinks wearing short shorts will give him more freedom to move while playing defense.

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  10. Nets games to look forward toRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | YESNetwork

    Over 41 home games, many if not all of them will be important; of course, as passionate as Brooklyn's fans are, they're going to watch either way, but there are a handful of games this season that could bring a little bit more meaning to the borough, so along with the standard season-opener , we highlight below some that will bear watching extra closely for one reason or another. The season opener is always one to watch, which is why we feel inclined to include it in a list with eight home games...but when it's KG vs. his old team for perhaps one of the last few times - and perhaps the penultimate time at TD Garden - it's a little bigger than usual.

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  11. Heat beats Lakers 101-95 for 6th straight victoryRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

    Playing without its biggest star, Los Angeles stayed right with the Miami Heat for most of the game before slipping to a 101-95 loss against the defending NBA champions on Wednesday. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade each scored 23 points, and James added 19 points in the Heat's sixth straight win.

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  12. Healthy Bryant shut down for rest of Lakers' preseasonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | ClickOnDetroit

    That is the opinion of Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott, who shut down the shooting guard for the last two games of the preseason to rest him for the games that count. Bryant sat out Wednesday as the Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 94-86 in Ontario, California, and he won't play Friday when the Lakers oppose the Sacramento Kings in Las Vegas.

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  13. ESPN's '30 for 30' Digs Up Rare Footage of Willis Reed Fighting LakersRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    After years of hearing about the New York Knicks' Willis Reed taking on the entire Los Angeles Lakers team, there is finally footage that shows what happened on the court that night. ESPN was able to find rare footage of the 1966 fight for 30 for 30: When The Garden Was Eden .

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  14. Pistons vs. 76ers preseason preview: Spencer Dinwiddie makes his debutRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Detroit Bad Boys

    Let us all stop and take a breath at what has been a very puzzling preseason, which will conclude tonight against the consensus tanksters Philadelphia 76ers . We have seen a coach who coaches, a point guard who passes, and power forward playing at power forward, and a Moose being moosey.

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  15. Kobe Bryant missing Lakers' final two preseason gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | MSNBC

    So, despite Kobe's plan to play all eight preseason games , he sat out the Lakers' win over the Trail Blazers yesterday and will also miss the preseason finale tomorrow. "I was just thinking he needs some rest," Scott said.

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  16. Lottery Reform Fails - A look at the impact to the Lakers and Suns picksRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Bright Side of the Sun

    The NBA fully expected to be able to pass lottery reforms this week, but the Phoenix Suns were one of 13 teams to surprisingly vote "no" on the proposition that would have improved middling lottery teams' chances to jump into the Top 6 next June. The prevailing thought is the small-to-mid market teams did not want to give the big markets any more opportunities to jump start their franchises, and there was some worry that these proposed reforms ran the risk of doing just that.

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  17. 'The Situation' to appear in court on tax chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Home

    A former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" is due back in court to face federal tax charges. They were charged last month with filing bogus tax returns and inflating business expenses to avoid paying taxes on nearly $9 million in income over a three-year period.

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  18. Julius Randle grew up wanting to be Kobe, not ShaqRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Silver Screen and Roll

    Julius Randle said growing up his friends wanted him to play like Shaq since he was much taller than them, but his response was wanted to be the next Kobe instead. e Silver Screen & Roll Tweetbag is a collection of quotes, highlights and our caption contest posted after every Los Angeles Lakers game.

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  19. Highlights from Julius Randle's great game against the Trail BlazersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Silver Screen and Roll

    Julius Randle had his best game as a Laker against the Trail Blazers, giving a sample of what's to come in his career. Julius Randle had everything working for him against the Portland Trail Blazers , scoring 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting while adding play after play to his preseason highlight reel.

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  20. 2 planes clip wings at Minnesota airportRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

    Officials say a Delta Air Lines plane clipped wings with a smaller jet as the two were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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