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Lakers' Steve Nash officially announces retirement

It was just another assist from Steve Nash, a pass to Jodie Meeks for a dunk against Houston last April.

San Francisco Chronicle

Steve Nash retires — 2-time MVP out of Santa Clara

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash, who came out of Santa Clara University to have a 19-year NBA career that included two MVP awards, announced his retirement Saturday. After playing in just 65 games the past three seasons because of injuries, the 41-year-old Canadian playmaker formalized his departure with a letter on the Players’ Tribune, a website for which he is a senior producer. “I will likely never play basketball again,” wrote Nash, who hasn’t played at all this season. The eight-time All-Star is third in NBA history with 10,335 assists, trailing only John Stockton and...

San Jose Mercury News

Warriors' Kerr to be cautious with Thompson's injury

After Klay Thompson was hurt Monday stepping on foot of Los Angeles Lakers' Tarik Black, Golden State Warriors' coach Steve Kerr said he will careful with Thompson's injury; Kerr leaning toward starting Justin Holiday vs. Atlanta Hawks

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Injured Nash schooling rookie Clarkson

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- When the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their 2014-15 team photo at their practice facility Wednesday, point guard Steve Nash was the only Lakers player on a guaranteed contract absent. It wasn't much of a surprise. Nash hasn’t been around the team much since being declared out for the season in October because of back injuries. Except when it comes to working with rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson. The 41-year-old former two-time MVP reached out in late January, right around the time Lakers star Kobe Bryant suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Kobe: Successor must have drive for titles

LOS ANGELES -- To lead the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant said a certain type of DNA is required. "Win championships or nothing. To lead this franchise, you've got to be that way," the Lakers star said Tuesday before L.A. played the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. Bryant, who was making his first public comments to local media since suffering a season-ending shoulder injury on Jan. 21, added that it's easy to recognize that identity in players.

Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant will play next season, but then ...

Kobe Bryant reiterated that he plans to return to the Lakers next season after recovering from shoulder surgery, but, at the moment, he doesn't expect to play beyond that.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Lakers sign Jabari Brown to 10-day contract

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Jabari Brown to a 10-day contract to shore up their backcourt depth. Brown, a 6-foot-4 undrafted rookie and former University of Missouri teammate of Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, most recently played with the Lakers' D-League team, the Los Angeles D-Fenders. He led the D-League in scoring this season, at 24.4 points per game, and was named a 2015 NBA D-League All-Star. The Lakers have lost guards Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Ronnie Price to season-ending injuries and are without guard Nick Young (knee) for at least the next couple weeks, Lakers coach...

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

Lakers sign rookie Jabari Brown to 10-day contract

EL SEGUNDO – The Lakers temporarily addressed their depth issues brought on by a rash of injuries Tuesday by signing guard Jabari Brown to a 10-day contract, the team announced. Brown was a University of Missouri teammate of Lakers’ guard Jordan...

Orange County Register

Final: Mavericks 100, Lakers 93

LOS ANGELES – Not even the presence of the Black Mamba could will the Lakers to a win. With Kobe Bryant on the bench for the first time since undergoing rotator cuff surgery in January, the Lakers went more than six minutes without a field goal,...

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Is Rondo worth Kobe recruiting to Lakers?

LOS ANGELES -- Rajon Rondo's favorite board game is Connect Four, and in the spirit of that upright version of checkers, let's connect some dots of our own. • Kobe Bryant returned to the Los Angeles Lakers' bench on Sunday for the first time since his season-ending shoulder injury on Jan. 21. • The Lakers were playing the Dallas Mavericks, whose starting point guard is Rondo. • Bryant is a huge Rondo fan and has openly said he plans to recruit Rondo to the Lakers.

Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant returns to Lakers bench at the request of Byron Scott

Kobe Bryant was back on the Lakers' bench Sunday for the first time since undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in January. But it wasn't necessarily his idea.

Orange County Register

Bryant has court-side seat for Lakers latest collapse in loss to Dallas

The man in black returned. Cloaked in the color preferred by orchestra conductors, mimes and assassins, Kobe Bryant found his way back to the Lakers bench Sunday. Attending his first game since undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a torn...

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Kobe returns to Lakers' bench

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant returned to the Los Angeles Lakers' bench Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks for the first time since his season-ending shoulder injury on Jan. 21. But it didn't seem like it was necessarily Bryant's idea to return to the sidelines, where he supported his teammates in their 100-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center. Lakers coach Byron Scott said he spoke to Bryant before the team's recent three-game trip and told him that he wanted him at the home games starting Sunday.

Lakers Nation

LeBron James 'Not Concened' With Lakers Future, Reacts To Kobe Bryant's Injury

LeBron James shares his reaction to Kobe Bryant's injury. Plus, says he isn't concerned about what happens to the Lakers in the future. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation.com | Follow http://twitter.com/LakersNation | Becom

Lakers Nation

Are The Lakers An Option For Kevin Love In Free Agency This Summer?

Kevin Love says "no" when asked if he envisions a scenario where he could be on the Lakers next year. Plus, reacts to Kobe Bryant's latest injury. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation.com | Follow http://twitter.com/LakersNat