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June 17, 2010 - Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - epa02208503 Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (R) holds up the MVP trophy and the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy as teammate Derek Fisher (L) looks on after defeating the Boston Celtics in 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 championships.

Yes, the Lakers won the 2009-2010 championship, but many of their players got injured along the way.  Kobe Bryant was playing hurt in Game 7  of the Finals, while Luke Walton didn’t play at all.  So, this summer both players dedicated their time in order to fix their injuries.  Walton worked with many specialist to fix his back, while Kobe spent the off season rehabbing his knee.  By the looks of it, these players will be ready to go come training camp and will be set for another title run.

Walton and Bryant working hard to get back in shape: Lakers.com BasketBlog

The Latest on the Lakers.

Number seven on Lakers.com top ten plays of the 2009-2010 season is… Kobe’s other six game winning shots. [Lakers.com]

Rick Fox won many titles during his years in the NBA, and now he is looking to take the crown on “Dancing With The Stars.” [Forum Blue and Gold]

Former Laker DJ Mbenga may be headed to the Cavaliers or the Nuggets. [HoopsNotes]

A major betting site favors the Heat to win the 2010-2011 title, and no the defending champion Lakers. [LA Times]

The Latest on the NBA.

The knock-out stages of the FIBA World Championship started today, and Serbia and Spain advanced. [FIBA.com]

George Karl has been cleared by the doctors and could be on the bench for the Nuggets on opening night.  Karl had been diagnosed with cancer late last season. [Slam Mag]

The Bulls have invited John Lucas III to their training camp and offered him a one-year contract. [ESPN Chicago]

So apparently Shaq didn’t like the way the Cavs played last season, he called them selfish. [Pro Basketball Talk]

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