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SPORTS: Kobe Youngest Player To 30,000 Points

December 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is the fastest player in NBA History to score 30,000 points in his career. He’s the fifth player to make this list joining Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Karl Malone and Michael Jordan. It happened on Wednesday night in a game against the New Orleans Hornets with 1:16 left in the 2nd quarter with a running right handed lay up over Robin Lopez.

SPORTS: Lakers Hire Mike D’Antoni

November 12, 2012 Leave a comment

 

Early this morning the Los Angeles Lakers made a surprising announcement, they named Mike D’Antoni as their new head coach. Despite the fact that they had interviewed former Lakers head coach Phil Jackson, who many thought was the clear and most obvious choice. Read more…

 

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SPORTS: Mike Brown Fired

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

 

The Los Angeles Lakers have fired Head Coach Mike Brown after a 1-4 start to the regular season (1-12 if you include the preseason).  Read more…

 

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Dwight Howard Traded To The Lakers

August 9, 2012 Leave a comment

So it looks like the Dwightmare is finally over.. According to ESPN, the Orlando Magic have finally traded the All-Star center to the LA Lakers a part of a 4 team deal.The deal is pending league approval by the NBA head office. Read more…

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Derek Fisher Signs with the Thunder

March 21, 2012 Leave a comment

After being traded to the Houston Rockets on March 15th, 16 year veteran Derek Fisher was bought out by the Rockets earlier this week. Once he cleared waivers he was allowed to sign with any NBA team he wanted (excluding the Lakers before July 1st). In hopes of winning another NBA championship, Fisher chose to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder were in need of a back up pg since Eric Maynor went down with a season ending knee injury. Fisher will bring some veteran experience to the NBA’s youngest team.

Lakers Trade Derek Fisher

March 15, 2012 1 comment

The LA Lakers have traded veteran point guard Derek Fisher to the Houston Rockets for Jordan Hill and a condition 2012 1 round draft pick. Fisher who is 37, was in his second stint with the Lakers was drafted in 1996 along with Kobe Bryant. He won 5 championships with the Lakers and will always be famously known as .4, as he hit a shot against the San Antonio Spurs with .4 seconds left on the clock in the 2004 Playoffs. In return the Lakers are getting another big body in Hill where he can come off the bench and help the Lakers frontline. Fisher is averaging 5.9 points and 3.3 assists per game this season.

Lakers To Retire Shaq’s Jersey Next Season

February 10, 2012 1 comment

The LA Lakers organization has announced that they will be retiring the number 34  jersey of Shaquille O’Neal next season. Shaq is arguably the most dominant player to ever dawn a Lakers jersey. Shaq joined the Lakers in the summer of 1996, the same year they drafted Kobe Bryant forming one the most dynamic duo in Lakers history. While going to the NBA Finals 4 times, winning 3 championships and 3 Finals MVP’s.

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