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December 6, 2013 Updates
November 24, 2013 Updates

There’s a rivalry brewing between the Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings. Just after DeMarcus Cousins missed a shot at the buzzer to lose a hard-fought game against the Clippers (which featured a flagrat-2 ejection for Travis Outlaw), Cousins pulled Isaiah Thomas away from Chris Paul as the two met for a post-game handshake. For The Win

November 21, 2013 Updates
November 13, 2013 Updates

Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins has returned to Texas because of the passing of his grandfather and will miss the Thunder's next two games, league sources told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. Perkins won't play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Staples Center, nor against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in Oakland, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

September 2, 2013 Updates

Jimmy Goldstein: As the years went by, my attachment to the Hawks waned, but my anti-Lakers sentiment became more firmly entrenched for a number of reasons. First, I usually pull for the underdog in any sports competition, and the Lakers were getting to The Finals or winning championships far too often for me. I like it when a different team becomes a title contender each year. Secondly, I didn't like it that the Lakers were able to attract so many superstars away from other teams. I like level competition, and the Lakers upset league balance with players like Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, and many others leaving their teams to live in Los Angeles. (Wilt and I became good friends, and he once told me of his displeasure over my pulling for the opposition, but nothing changed.) NBA.com

August 3, 2013 Updates

Word is Lamar's preference is to remain in Los Angeles. But if he is amenable to the minimum, I would have to think Pat Riley would find a place for him in Miami. While he has not been the same player the past two seasons, he still would have value as a utility player, if he is willing to accept such a role. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

July 15, 2013 Updates

Going into its sixth year, Steve Nash's Foundation Showdown, a charity soccer event benefiting underserved children, made its way to Los Angeles for the first time at Red Shield Community Center near downtown. "We love having our events in the community because this is where we all started playing," Nash said. "We wanted to come back and show everybody that we're just like everyone in this community who grew up playing in parks like this." Last month the Steve Nash Foundation hosted its sixth annual Showdown in New York City, continuing its mission to champion kids' health and helping children get educational, health and motivational support. The showdown consists of an 8-on-8 soccer match played in two 20-minute periods showcasing celebrity athletes from the NBA and soccer's best from around the world. The showdown is free to the public. Long Beach Press-Telegram

July 12, 2013 Updates

One of the L.A. photogs Lamar Odom went nuts on this week has lawyered up, law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... and we're told the man plans to press charges against the NBA star. According to sources, detectives are still investigating the incident -- when Lamar flipped on two photogs in Hollywood, damaging equipment and allegedly smashing one of their cars -- but the case will most likely be forwarded to the L.A. City Attorney soon for criminal prosecution. TMZ.com

July 3, 2013 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers will have to wait to find out if Dwight Howard will stay with the team, but they didn't waste any time removing a banner outside of Staples Center asking him to do so. One week after the team unveiled a massive banner on the side of Staples Center with a photo of Howard alongside "STAY." and the hashtag #STAYD12, the banner was removed. ESPN.com

June 27, 2013 Updates
June 26, 2013 Updates

The sign is one of "six or seven" billboards the Lakers plan on putting up in "various key locations" in order to try to woo the free agent to be, according to team spokesman John Black. The Lakers also unveiled a billboard above Hollywood Boulevard with the same message. Both signs include the hashtag "STAYD12," hoping the message catches on through social media. Black said the team will also take out a full-page advertisement in the Los Angeles Times. ESPN.com

June 25, 2013 Updates
May 31, 2013 Updates

Free agency in the NBA is exactly one month away, but the Houston Rockets' bid to steal Dwight Howard away from the Los Angeles Lakers is already gathering some momentum. Sources close to the process told ESPN.com that the Rockets have received what has been described as "hopeful signals" that Howard is seriously considering a jump from the Lakers to the Rockets after becoming a free agent July 1. ESPN.com

May 20, 2013 Updates

During the Sports Spectacular event on Sunday night, Kobe announced (via remote video) that he was teaming up with Sports Spectacular to help eradicate homelessness. Kobe, who’s been fighting homelessness in Los Angeles along with his wife and the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Foundation, wasn’t able to be at the event (something about a torn Achilles), but was still excited to share the news. Lakers Nation

Kobe Bryant: “I’d like to officially announce that we’re partnering with Sports Spectacular to help eradicate homelessness. We’re doing an event, it’s called Kobe: Up Close, and it’s about my past presence and future if you are interested. The event is August 15th at the Nokia Theater.” Lakers Nation

April 29, 2013 Updates
April 13, 2013 Updates

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who injured his left Achilles tendon late in the fourth quarter of last night’s 118-116 victory over Golden State, had an MRI exam this morning which confirmed a torn Achilles tendon. After confirmation of the injury, Bryant elected to have surgery to repair the torn left Achilles tendon. The successful surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Dr. Stephen Lombardo of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Group. Recovery time is expected to be a minimum of six to nine months. NBA.com

March 28, 2013 Updates

With his second, 10-day contract set to expire after Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans Hornets backup guard Terrel Harris is expected to be signed for the remainder of the season, according to league sources. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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