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Steve Nash reflects on the ‘tragedy of Kobe Bryant passing’

Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash did not just battle with Kobe Bryant for most of their careers, but he also had the opportunity to be teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers legend. Now, on the anniversary of Kobe’s passing, Nash admitted that the tragedy of his death doesn’t necessarily lie in the basketball court […] The post Steve Nash reflects on the ‘tragedy of Kobe Bryant passing’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Anthony Davis, Frank Vogel can’t believe LeBron James’ monster 46-point game for Lakers

It was another day in the office for the 36-year-old LeBron James, as The King led the Los Angeles Lakers to their 10th straight road win this season. The Lakers edged out the Cleveland Cavaliers, 115-108, with James scoring a season-high of 46 in his old stomping grounds. James’ dazzling performance left head coach Frank […] The post Anthony Davis, Frank Vogel can’t believe LeBron James’ monster 46-point game for Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers legend Jerry West reveals trash talk with Kobe Bryant on ‘Black Mamba’ nickname

Aside from being one of the greatest players in the history of the Los Angeles Lakers, Jerry West was also a star executive for the franchise. While serving as general manager for the Lakers, West laid the foundation for a dynasty when he hired Phil Jackson as the team’s head coach, signed center Shaquille O’Neal, […] The post Lakers legend Jerry West reveals trash talk with Kobe Bryant on ‘Black Mamba’ nickname appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Doc Rivers on Kobe Bryant: 'Mamba mentality' changed the NBA

Former Clippers and Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who is now with the 76ers, reflects on Lakers legend Kobe Bryant a year after his death.

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Lakers star Anthony Davis blasted his own play, Frank Vogel responds

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis is not happy with his recent play. So much so, that the All-Star big man event went as far as saying how he believes that “I suck right now” — something that L.A. head coach Frank Vogel was having none of. Vogel refuted Davis’ harsh self-assessment, as the Lakers […] The post Lakers star Anthony Davis blasted his own play, Frank Vogel responds appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ LeBron James was calling out Bulls plays, claims rookie Patrick Williams

LeBron James of the Lakers has been around the block for so long that he probably is familiar with almost every play in a coach’s playbook… so much so that The King is always one step ahead of his opponents’ sets. Just ask Chicago Bulls rookie Patrick Williams. After facing the Lakers at United Center […] The post Lakers’ LeBron James was calling out Bulls plays, claims rookie Patrick Williams appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chicago Bulls: Otto Porter Jr. out tonight vs. Lakers?

It will be on the night of Jan. 23 that first-year head coach Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls have the opportunity to extend their winning streak to four games. As they return home to the United Center in Chicago, the Bulls are set to take on the defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers this […] Chicago Bulls: Otto Porter Jr. out tonight vs. Lakers? - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Tyronn Lue reflects on Kobe Bryant's death: 'I'm just not ready yet'

Clippers coach Tyronn Lue won two championships on the Lakers with Kobe Bryant. He's taken down all their photos together because his death is too painful.

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Lakers coach Frank Vogel reacts to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s rise from zero to hero

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kenatvious Caldwell-Pope has made drastic improvements to his game from the very moment he first put on the purple and gold uniform. Head coach Frank Vogel praised Caldwell-Pope for his work ethic and for the important role that he plays on the team, as he reflected on the growth that Caldwell-Pope […] The post Lakers coach Frank Vogel reacts to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s rise from zero to hero appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chicago Bulls: Can winning streak get extended vs. LeBron, Lakers?

On the night of Jan. 23, the Chicago Bulls and first-year head coach Billy Donovan will get a shot to extend their winning streak to four games against a very challenging opponent. Donovan and the Bulls will face the defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers and the superstar duo of forward LeBron James and big […] Chicago Bulls: Can winning streak get extended vs. LeBron, Lakers? - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Frank Vogel unhappy with Lakers’ play after win over Bucks

The Los Angeles Lakers managed to escape Fiserv Forum with a 113-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, but Frank Vogel still wasn’t too happy with the outcome. Shortly after the game, the Lakers head coach made it clear that he expects a greater effort from the defending champs on both ends of the […] The post Frank Vogel unhappy with Lakers’ play after win over Bucks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Warriors vs. Spurs: Game thread

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Golden State is back home for a pair of games. After a thrilling win over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Golden State Warriors are back home to host the San Antonio Spurs. The Dubs were down by 22 to the Lakers but managed to turn things around and dominate the fourth quarter, outscoring L.A. 34-21 over the final 12 minutes. Stephen Curry led the way with 26 points, while Kelly Oubre Jr. had 23 in the win over the Lakers. Head coach Steve Kerr continues to tinker with his rotation as the Warriors try and build their chemistry. Oubre looked...

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Lakers hope to improve rim protection with stiff test against Bucks

Coach Frank Vogel says “low man” help defense was a focus in practice after Monday's letdown against Golden State when 14 of the Warriors’ 24 second-half baskets came within 3 feet of the rim.

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Steve Kerr reveals major warning to Stephen Curry, Warriors after win vs. Lakers

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is not resting on his laurels after his team erased a 19-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers. Amid the long haul of the regular season, Kerr believes that his team needs to focus on the fundamentals of the sport, not fleeting emotions. The Warriors entered Monday’s […] The post Steve Kerr reveals major warning to Stephen Curry, Warriors after win vs. Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Steve Kerr’s eye-opening admission about Warriors starting lineup

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is still trying to figure out what his very best starting five is. The Dubs are 7-6  after a huge win over the Lakers on Wednesday, but Kerr has made it clear that his current group hasn’t really clicked together quite yet. However, he will remain committed to […] The post Steve Kerr’s eye-opening admission about Warriors starting lineup appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Steve Kerr’s comments on Draymond Green after Lakers win should excite Warriors fans

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was evidently impressed and heaped praise on veteran forward Draymond Green after their recent victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Kerr claimed that Green’s performance in the game reminded him of the ‘old Draymond’ that’s does everything for his squad, via Connor Letourneau. Steve Kerr on Draymond Green: […] The post Steve Kerr’s comments on Draymond Green after Lakers win should excite Warriors fans appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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LeBron James, Lakers comparable to 73-9 Warriors, per Steve Kerr

Are the 2020-2021 Los Angeles Lakers with LeBron James as good as the 2015-2016 Golden State Warriors? Current Warriors head coach Steve Kerr seems to think so. Kerr thinks that the Lakers are in a prime position to make their mark on the league this season, noting how they have the confidence of winning a […] The post LeBron James, Lakers comparable to 73-9 Warriors, per Steve Kerr appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers roll past Thunder 128-99

Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Well, the game went about as expected. The Los Angeles Lakers are the defending champions while the Oklahoma City Thunder are one of the youngest teams in the league, which pretty much sums up how the Lakers were able to defeat OKC 128-99. Coming into tonight’s game, Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault mentioned before the game that one of the biggest priorities he had for his defense against LA was to limit their fast breaks. The Lakers are fourth in the league averaging 16.2 fast-break points a game. The Thunder did a good job of...

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The Rockets’ insane transformation in just a matter of months

On September 12, the Houston Rockets were getting ready to depart the bubble in Orlando after losing a 4-1 Western Conference Semifinals series to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Rockets beat the Lakers in Game 1 before losing four straight. After that, questions swirled around coach Mike D’Antoni’s future with the organization and what the […] The post The Rockets’ insane transformation in just a matter of months appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Why LeBron James took that disrespectful no-look 3-pointer against the Rockets

Rockets coach Stephen Silas said his team should take umbrage at what the Lakers did.

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Rockets Fall To Lakers 120-102

Lebron James is grateful that he shoots FTs on his own offensive fouls. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Outrun. Some Rockets fans were excited by the early NBA season schedule, based on the short pre-season’s results. Not me. It seemed like the Rockets, with the Harden disruptions, many new players, new coach, would be shaky to begin the year. The early schedule was full of tough opponents, including two games against the NBA Champion Lakers. I may rail on NBA favoritism and the (perhaps) economic necessity that drives it, but make no mistake, the Lakers are excellent....

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Frank Vogel: Lakers Had ‘Identity Win’ Against Rockets

From his time as the head coach of the Indiana Pacers, Frank Vogel has earned his reputation as being defensive-minded...

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Frank Vogel Explains ‘Randomness’ Of Lakers Offensive Scheme

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has long been known as a defensive-minded leader. Whenever given...

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Frank Vogel deftly juggling rotation minutes for stacked Lakers

Lakers' Wesley Matthews calls Frank Vogel the "best communicator" he's had as a coach in his NBA career.

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Bulls Coach Billy Donovan Raves About ‘Highly Competitive’ Dennis Schroder

While the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Chicago Bulls in a relatively mundane regular-season game, it represented...

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Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope miss start against Bulls

Coach Frank Vogel isn’t sure exactly how Davis strained his right adductor against San Antonio on Thursday night, but the Lakers’ mantra has been caution this early in the season.

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Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel is the key vs Chicago

Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel must inspire a weary Lakers squad Frank Vogel has done a masterful job during his time as the head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. Blessed with two generational talents in LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Lakers coach Frank Vogel zigged when other coaches would have zagged. While the […] Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel is the key vs Chicago - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - Los Angeles Lakers News and Fan Community

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich feels ’embarrassed’ in the wake of US Capitol riots

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has been very outspoken on social and political issues throughout his time as head coach, and today is no exception. Prior to tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Spurs coach had his first opportunity to speak about the invasion of the Capitol Building yesterday, and he […] The post Spurs coach Gregg Popovich feels ’embarrassed’ in the wake of US Capitol riots appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Frank Vogel says he's 'gotten really comfortable' with Jason Kidd | BS or Real Talk | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Kevin Arnovitz, Malika Andrews and Dave McMenamin play "BS or Real Talk," reacting to Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel saying he's "gotten really comfortable" with assistant Jason Kidd as they enter the 2019-20 NBA season with LeBron J

Steve Kerr calls AD trade request 'bad for the league,' but it's not the first demand | The Jump

Jorge Sedano, Malika Andrews and Dave McMenamin react to Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr calling the Anthony Davis trade request -- which got him sent from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers -- "bad for the league." #TheJump ✔

Kendrick Perkins: Steve Kerr’s Anthony Davis comments are ‘hypocritical’ | First Take

Kendrick Perkins calls out Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr for saying Anthony Davis forcing his way to the Los Angeles Lakers is “bad for the league.” #FirstTake ✔