2010-2011 NBA Opening Night & The Top NBA News

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (R) holds the MVP trophy as Derek Fisher holds the Larry O'Brien championship trophy after the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals basketball series in Los Angeles, California June 17, 2010.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

After weeks and weeks of waiting the day has finally arrived— the Lakers and the NBA are ready for another great season.  Today marks the opening night of the NBA season, with three great games being played.  First off, the Celtics will host the Heat followed by a less than exciting match up between the Suns and Blazers.  Perhaps the most anticipated game will be the Lakers facing off with the Rockets.  The Lakers will receive their championship rings, raise the 16th championship banner, and embark on another title run.

Opening Night Games: NBA.com

The Latest on the Lakers

Be sure to check out the fifth episode of Lakers Nation’s official podcast, “The Pulse of Purple and Gold.” [LakersNation]

Today is the Lakers’ first regular season game, and Lakers.com gives us a complete preview. [Lakers.com]

Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson are going to battle once again.  Both individuals are gearing up to add another title to their ever-growing legacy. [Los Angeles Times]

The Latest on the NBA

Dime Magazine weighs in on the NBA and gives us a preview of the 2010-2011 season. [Dime Magazine]

The NBA no longer allows players to wear their headbands upside down. [Slam Magazine]

The New York Knicks have been found guilty for conducting improper pre-draft workouts. [Sporting News]

With the season just a few hours away, Stephen Jackson has reportedly tweaked his ankle. [NBA.com]

A Cleveland radio host hired a witch doctor to put a curse on LeBron James. [ESPN.com]

76ers rookie Evan Turner will start the season as a bench player. [ESPN.com]

NBA Game Schedule, October 26th, 2010 (Opening Night)

Heat @ Celtics-TNT

Suns @ Blazers

Rockets @ Lakers-TNT

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