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Scoreboard Roundup – 11/26/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/26/13

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA: Washington Wizards 116 (6-8) – Los Angeles Lakers 111 (7-8)
Brooklyn Nets 102 (4-10) – Toronto Raptors 100 (6-8)
Orlando Magic 109 (5-9) – Atlanta Hawks 92 (8-7)
Golden State Warriors 102 (9-6) – New Orleans Pelica…

Bryant Signs Extension with LA

Bryant Signs Extension with LA

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) — The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to terms with guard Kobe Bryant on a two-year extension on Monday. The deal, worth a reported $48.5 million, will keep Bryant in L.A. until the end of the 2015-16 season….

Lakers Won’t Rush Kobe Bryant Back

Lakers Won’t Rush Kobe Bryant Back

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has returned to practice, but the team is not going to put a timetable on his return to the court in games that count.
“You’re dealing with, ‘Is he sore today? Is t…

Kobe Bryant Practices for First Time Since Tearing Achilles

Kobe Bryant Practices for First Time Since Tearing Achilles

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For the first time since tearing his left Achilles last April, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant returned to practice.
Bryant participated in on-court drills with teammates Saturday.
“He looked good and did a…

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/8/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/8/13

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA:  Philadelphia 76ers 94 (4-2) – Cleveland Cavaliers 79 (2-4)
Indiana Pacers 91 (6-0) – Toronto Raptors 84 (2-4)
New York Knicks 101 (2-3) – Charlotte Bobcats 91 (3-3)
Boston Celtics 91 (2-4) – Orlando …

Lakers’ Steve Nash Dealing with Pain Despite Return to the Court

Lakers’ Steve Nash Dealing with Pain Despite Return to the Court

NBA via Los Angeles Lakers(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) — Even though the Los Angeles are more than happy to have point guard Steve Nash back in the lineup, he admits that he’s playing with pain and still dealing with nerve damage.
Nash had been dealing with a…

Cavaliers’ Center Andrew Bynum Doubting His Abilities

Cavaliers’ Center Andrew Bynum Doubting His Abilities

NBA via Philadelphia 76ers(CLEVELAND) — Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum may be finally back on a basketball court, but he doesn’t think he’ll ever return to his All-Star form due to chronic knee issues.
“I don’t think it’s coming back,” he sai…

Magic Johnson Warns Laker Fans of a Long Season

Magic Johnson Warns Laker Fans of a Long Season

Akpanudosen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — They may have started their season with a win, but former Lakers point guard Magic Johnson thinks the team and the fans are in for rude awakening this year.
The Lakers were swept out of the playoffs in the first ro…

Lakers Offended the Clippers Covered Championship Banners

Lakers Offended the Clippers Covered Championship Banners

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Lakers have won 16 NBA championships and have retired 10 jerseys during their time in the NBA, and the Clippers are tired of having to keep looking at the banners. So during home games, the Cli…

Dwight Howard Thinks the Magic Should Have Retired His Number

Dwight Howard Thinks the Magic Should Have Retired His Number

Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Even though Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard’s tenure with the Orlando Magic didn’t end well, he was still upset that the team didn’t retire his number 12 jersey, instead of giving it to another player.
“I just t…

D’Antoni Having Open Competition for Jobs

D’Antoni Having Open Competition for Jobs

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(BEIJING) — After getting knocked out of the playoffs in the first round last season, Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni is lighting a fire under his players this preseason.
The team will have to start the regular season without …

Dwight Howard Responds to Kareem

Dwight Howard Responds to Kareem

Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In wake of Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s comments on ESPN’s “First Take” on Thursday about Rockets center Dwight Howard having a low basketball IQ, Howard responded on Friday.
“You can’t win three De…

ESPN: Kobe Bryant Heads to Germany for Treatment

ESPN: Kobe Bryant Heads to Germany for Treatment

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) –  Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is doing everything he can to get back to the basketball court.
According to sources, Bryant is in Germany and will undergo the platelet-rich plasma treatment …

Mitch Kupchak Says There’s No Timetable for Kobe Bryant’s Return

Mitch Kupchak Says There’s No Timetable for Kobe Bryant’s Return

NBA via Los Angeles Lakers(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) — The start of training camp is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean the Los Angeles Lakers will be at full strength.
It is hard to determine the level of expectation for the Lakers this year, w…

Clippers Sign Forward Antawn Jamison

Clippers Sign Forward Antawn Jamison

NBA via Cleveland Cavaliers(NEW YORK) — The Los Angeles Clippers just keep on adding quality depth to their roster, and they have agreed on a one-year deal with forward Antawn Jamison.
“I’m just happy to be a Clipper and contend for a championship,” J…

ESPN: Clippers Close to Signing Antwan Jamison

ESPN: Clippers Close to Signing Antwan Jamison

NBA via Los Angeles Lakers (LOS ANGELES) –  The Los Angeles Clippers are looking to add more depth to their bench.
According to ESPN, the team is close to a deal with free agent forward Antwan Jamison.  The 37-year-old Jamison spent last sea…

Kobe Bryant Continues Recovery from Achillies Injury

Kobe Bryant Continues Recovery from Achillies Injury

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Los Angeles Lakers All-Star and five-time champion Kobe Bryant continues to recover from an Achillies injury that he suffered at the end of last season.
Bryant’s return next season is still questionable, but the…

Kobe Bryant Says His Achilles Feels ‘Good’

Kobe Bryant Says His Achilles Feels ‘Good’

NBA via Los Angeles Lakers (NEW YORK) –  Good news for Los Angeles Lakers fans: Kobe Bryant is beginning to feel better.
Bryant said on Monday in the Philippines that his Achilles tendon is healing quite nicely.
“My tendon feels really, really go…

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Making Speedy Recovery from Achilles Injury

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Making Speedy Recovery from Achilles Injury

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NBA) — If the Los Angeles Lakers want to get back to the postseason, they’ll likely need Kobe Bryant to be healthy and playing like his usual self. Even though he’s recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, …

Kurt Rambis Surprised D’Antoni Wanted Him as Assistant Coach

Kurt Rambis Surprised D’Antoni Wanted Him as Assistant Coach

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Had the Los Angeles Lakers hired Phil Jackson over Mike D’Antoni last season, Kurt Rambis was likely joining the team as an assistant coach. Fast forward to now, and Rambis still wound up on the team’s bench as the…

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