2010-2011 Schedules Released & The Top NBA News

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The NBA released the 2010-2011 schedules today and the Lakers found out who will be challenging them in pursuit of a third title.  The marquee games were announced a week ago and the Lakers found out that they will be playing the Rockets on opening day, the Heat on Christmas Day and the Thunder on MLK Day.  However, us fans were still wondering when the Lakers would square off with the Celtics.

Here are the other “marquee” games announced today.

June 17, 2010 - Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - epa02208509 epa02208389 Los Angeles Lakers' MVP Kobe Bryant celebrates after defeating the Boston Celtics during game seven of the NBA Finals at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 17 June 2010. The Lakers defeated the Celtics 83-79 to win their 16th franchise championships.

First road game October 29th- @Phoenix 7:30 PST

First Sunday game October 31st- vs Golden State 6:30 PST

November 11th- @Denver 7:30 PST

November 23rd- vs Chicago 7:30 PST

Meeting with John Wall (Possibly Barack Obama) December 14th- @Washington DC 4:00 PST

Christmas Day Showdown- vs Miami 2:00 PST

Rematch with Boston in LA January 30th- vs Boston 12:30 PST

Only game in Boston February 10th- @Boston 5:00 PST

Only visit to New York City February 11th- @New York 5:00 PST

February 13th- @Orlando 12:30 PST

All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles- February 18th-20th

Jan. 22, 2010 - New York, China - (100123) -- NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2010 (Xinhua) -- Kobe Bryant (C) of Los Angeles Lakers passes the ball during the NBA basketball game against New York Knicks in New York, the United States, Jan. 22, 2010. Lakers won 115-105.. (Xinhua/Shen Hong.

February 27th- @OKC 11:30 PST

March 10th- @Miami 5:00  PST

March 14th- vs Orlando 7:30 PST

March 20th-vs Portland 6:30 PST

March 31st- vs Dallas 7:30 PST

April 1st- @Utah 7:30 PST

April 3rd- vs Denver 12:30 PST

April 10th- vs OKC 6:30 PST

April 12th- vs San Antonio 7:30 PST

Last regular season game April 13th- @ Sacramento

Lakers 2010-2011 schedule wallpaper

Lakers 2010-2011 schedule break-down

Other Laker News

We all know how Steve Blake can play, but lets go deeper inside Blake and see how effective he can be for the Lakers.  After his tests and measurements, Steve Blake impressed many people and proved that he is one of the most athletic players in the NBA. [Lakers.com]

Here is a breakdown on the Lakers two new rookies, Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter. [ESPN Los Angeles]

The Lakers made some bold moves this summer and are one of the big winners of this off season.  The Lakers surpassed all the teams in their division, and no other team improved like the Lakers did. [SI.com]

After re-playing games of the Lakers 2010 playoff run, one can fully appreciate Kobe Bryant as a teammate and as a basketball player. [Forum Blue and Gold]

Here is your chance to win a copy of the Lakers 2010 Championship DVD. [Dime Mag]

The Latest on the NBA.

Shaq said he came to the Celtics to win a title, and will come off the bench if he is told to do so. [ESPN Boston]

Tracy McGrady officially signs with the Detroit Pistons to a one-year, $1.35 million dollar deal. [NBA.com]

The Mavericks sign Tim Thomas to a one-year, $1.35 million dollar deal. [Slam Mag]

The Nets and Raptors will play two regular season games in London. [NBA.com]

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