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The Most Dangerous 8th Seed In NBA History: The Los Angeles Lakers

[caption id="attachment_12848" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo Credit: Steve Dykes / EPA[/caption] On January 23rd the Los Angeles Lakers lost on the road to the Grizzlies 106-93 and dropped to 17-25 to 12th place in the Western Conference. Most experts by now had completely counted the Lakers out and gave them no shot at making the playoffs. The story of the Lakers’ ineffectiveness and futility head ...

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Random Athlete Of The Day- Lorenzen Wright

Center Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright was born in Memphis, TN and played his high school ball in Memphis. He moved on to play for the hometown Tigers and was selected as a 3rd Team All-American by the Associated Press during his sophomore year. Wright was part of the 1994-1995 Memphis Tigers team that made it to the Sweet Sixteen and still contained members from a team with Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. Selected 7 ...

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2012 Top NBA Players 20-1

…And here’s the grand finale, my top 20 players in the NBA heading into the 2012-2013 season. Some quick refreshers: Age and contract are not factored in—the question is simply how much do I like each player for this season To qualify, players must have played at least one game in the league last season (sorry Andrei Kirilenko) and be on a current NBA roster And, again, no rookies (Anthony Davis will not be ...

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Top 9 Most Overpaid Players In The NBA

The NBA is filled with overpaid players, who have received their contracts at the expense of desperate general managers and owners.  This list consists of not only the most overpaid players in the league, but guys who are currently playing under long-term contracts that they under no circumstances would receive on the open market today. 1.     Amar’e Stoudemire, salary=$18,518,574 STAT received his big payd ...

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What’s Next for Pau Gasol?

For some reason Lakers fans love to hate Pau Gasol. Maybe its because he’s not the most physical, or maybe because he doesn’t always want to take the last shot, but for some reason the seven foot Spaniard finds himself at the center of blame for large Lakers losses. Prior to the 2012 season, Gasol was nearly dealt to the New Orleans Hornets for Chris Paul, but due to David Stern’s veto, Gasol remained with ...

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Changing of the Guard: Thunder vs. Lakers

The most intriguing matchup of the second round in the NBA playoffs is the Oklahoma City Thunder versus the Los Angeles Lakers. These two teams entered the second round in very different fashions, with Oklahoma City sweeping the defending champion Dallas Mavericks and Lakers being forced to a game 7 by the Denver Nuggets. Although many people are excited to watch this series, nearly all of them expect the T ...

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Can The Lakers Do It Again?

  The Los Angeles Lakers will make the playoffs this season as a top-4 seed in the Western Conference. The purple and gold have a long history of producing NBA legends and plenty of championship banners to prove it. Lakers fans, arguably the most numerous fans in the country, and used to winning. Anything less than a championship, at least in recent years, has been seen as a failure. So, I know that pl ...

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