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  1. Kevin Durant to sit out vs. Lakers with ankle sprainRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | MSNBC

    Kevin Durant dropped 30 in the first half on Golden State and was on his way to what looked like an epic game when the play above happened. Durant rolled his ankle, and while X-rays were negative Durant did not return for the second half of what was an eventual Warriors win.

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  2. Kevin Durant will not play against Lakers, remains day-to-dayRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | NewsOK.com

    L.A. LAKERS / NBA BASKETBALL: The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant works against the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, January 11, 2013. ORG XMIT: 1133596 Kevin Durant left Oracle Arena on Thursday night with only a slight limp, telling media members postgame he hoped to play against the Lakers the next night.

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  3. Rick Foxa s a selfisha reason for wanting Kobe on the KnicksRead the original story w/Photo

    28 min ago | New York Post

    Ahead of the NBA's full Christmas Day slate, NBA TV and Turner analyst Rick Fox talks Knicks, Kobe Bryant and Steve Kerr with The Post's Justin Terranova. A: My thought of him connecting with Phil [Jackson] and Derek [Fisher] was obviously selfish.

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  4. Though Enticing, Rajon Rondo of Today an Investment Lakers Lucky Not to MakeRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | BleacherReport

    If you - rightly - want a proven commodity to make you a vastly better team overnight, you - definitely - better be honest with yourself about what that veteran can't and won't do amid your excitement with the chase. In the case of the Los Angeles Lakers and Rajon Rondo , who would've been an obvious upgrade when Byron Scott is resorting to wedging Kobe Bryant into the point position late in games, it's a very real question whether a poor-shooting guard could have been more than a championship role player.

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  5. Kobe Bryant says he's not recruiting Kevin Durant to Lakers. Yet?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | MSNBC

    Kevin Durant doesn't become a free agent until 2016, but the recruitment process begins much earlier, especially because the NBA doesn't consider players talking to each other to be colluding. Imagine how early players should be pitching Durant, whose stature rises above even Howard and Melo.

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  6. Lakers: Why Rondo to the Mavs is a Sign of the TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lake Show Life

    Dec 7, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo during the second half of the Boston Celtics 101-93 win over the Washington Wizards at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Supposedly the Lakers countered with Jordan Hill and a first-round pick for Rondo and Jeff Green but that got denied as well .

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  7. Lakers: Rondo Could Have Ruined Free Agency PlansRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lake Show Life

    Dec 12, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo drives to the hoop against the New York Knicks during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports Rajon Rondo was rumored to be in trade with the Lakers, but now the deal is nearly finalized with the Mavericks.

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  8. Lakers: Do They Have a Starting Guard in Jordan Clarkson?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lake Show Life

    Oct 6, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson brings the ball up during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports Last night, the LA Defenders played against the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

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  9. Preview: Lakers vs. Oklahoma City ThunderRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    After a three-game winning streak, the last two on the road, the Lakers were blown out by the Indiana Pacers . With time to rest and prepare for the Thunder, the team is hoping for a better performance on Friday.

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  10. Kobe Bryant says Russell Westbrook is closest to him in intensityRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook defends Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman The future Hall of Fame guard thinks Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is the closest player in the NBA to him in terms of intensity, according to ESPN's Baxter Holmes: Kobe recently said Russell Westbrook is the closest to him in terms of intensity.

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  11. Thunder notebook: More minutes for Kevin DurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NewsOK.com

    After being limited to 30 or less minutes his first seven games back, Durant played 35 against the Kings. It's expected to stay around there for the foreseeable future.

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  12. The Atlanta Hawks' defense has been stingy in DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Soaring Down South

    Dec 2, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore and guard Dennis Schroder celebrate after a made basket against the Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Celtics 109-105.

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  13. In attempting to deal for Rajon Rondo, are the Lakers off the tank?Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Silver Screen and Roll

    The Lakers' reported pursuit of Rajon Rondo could suggest the Lakers aren't entirely all aboard losing in order to rebuild. As with seemingly every facet of the on court and off court game in the past couple of years, the Los Angeles Lakers fell short again last night.

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  14. The Chicago Bulls Don't Need Derrick Rose Right NowRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Rant Sports

    The Chicago Bulls were able to hold off the New York Knicks on Thursday night, winning 103-97 despite being without guard Derrick Rose and forward Taj Gibson . They have won four of their last five games, and with a 16-9 record they are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference standings.

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  15. Kevin Durant reportedly will be a game-time decision against the Lakers on Friday with ankle injuryRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... but it will be a game-time decision about whether he'll participate in Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, according to multiple reports, including Yahoo! Sports basketball writer Marc Spears. And considering that the Lakers are just ...

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  16. Lakers vs. Thunder preview: Game-time decisionRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Silver Screen and Roll

    The Lakers are off of their sabbatical and host the Thunder as they get back into the swing of things. The Los Angeles Lakers had a huge stretch of time off to mend their wounds and get back on their feet after an embarrassing loss to the Indiana Pacers , but a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder isn't what you would call a cure-all.

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  17. Laughably legendary Lakers host reforming ThunderRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Welcome to Loud City

    The 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers have to be one of the most fun teams to watch of all time. Normally, as a small town fan, I'm resentful of the attention that the Lakers get.

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  18. How Will Robin Lopez's Injury Affect His Contract Year Performance?Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | Blazers Edge

    Robin Lopez chose a bad time to break his hand. With his contract set to expire next summer, RoLo needs to prove his value to the Blazers and earn a big-time extension.

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  19. President Obama endorses LeBron Jamesa s a I Cana t Breathea shirtRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... the garment at a Dec. 8 Cavaliers-Nets game. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers also famously were some of the first players to wear the shirt. Obama continued (via People): "We went through a long stretch ...

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  20. Lakers Rumors: Gossip and Fallout from Missing out on Rajon RondoRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    An absolute blockbuster deal that sent point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks swept the nation Thursday evening. The Los Angeles Lakers were known to be a very interested party in the guard, but they were unable to acquire his services - for this season, anyway.

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