Lakers Nation Week in Review: Apr. 27- May 4

NBA: Houston Rockets at Los Angeles LakersThe Los Angeles Lakers officially began their offseason, and the team will have a lot of questions to answer entering the summer. After getting swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round, the Lakers will need to make some changes to the roster and prepare for another pressure-filled season.

Los Angeles did not end its season on a very high note as they were ousted out of the Playoffs in front of their fans. To add insult to injury, center Dwight Howard was ejected from the game in what could be the last time he suits up for the Lakers.

The front office will have its hands full in the offseason, and the number one priority will be to keep Dwight Howard for the long-run.

Lakers Nation Game Recap:

The Lakers played their final game of the 2012-13 season in Los Angeles, but there was never really a time when they looked like the better team. The Spurs outplayed the Lakers in almost every aspect of the game, and the Staples Center crowd was silenced very early. After an injury filled season, the Lakers’ nightmare finally came to an end as the Spurs walked off the court winners, 103-82.

Lakers Nation News: 

Kobe Bryant tweets about the legal issues he has with his mother.

Metta World Peace had some questions for Matt Barnes.

Mike D’Antoni wants to add a defensive minded coach.

Phil Jackson will have an event to discuss his newest book.

Staples Center was named the second best arena in the league.

Kobe Bryant said his love for Dwight Howard grew during his Achilles injury rehab process.

Dwight Howard does not need shoulder surgery.

Mitch Kupchak is not concerned with Dwight Howard liking Mike D’Antoni.

Pau Gasol realizes his time with the Lakers may come to an end.

Kobe said he will talk to Dwight Howard about staying in Los Angeles.

Bryant said the Lakers need Gasol on the roster in order to win titles.

Antawn Jamison undergoes successful wrist surgery.

Kobe Bryant tweets his support for Jason Collins.

Steve Nash wants Howard back on the team next season.

Magic Johnson called his past season one of the worst in Lakers’ history.

Earl Clark states his desire to stay in Los Angeles.

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