Lakers Nation Week in Review: August 28 – September 3

Even with the lockout in full swing there is always something to discuss. Here’s a quick look back at some of the biggest stories of the week and how they impacted the Lakers and the rest of the NBA.

News:

A debate surfaced concerning Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady in their respective ‘primes.’ The numbers are similar, but was Tracy McGrady more impressive during his prime than Bryant? [Full Story]

Ron Artest announces to Stephen A. Smith that the Lakers will win the 2012 NBA Finals. [Full Story]

Kevin Garnett states that the feud between Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson turned him off to the Lakers back in 2007. [Full Story]

Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson publicly defended a former Laker teammate of his by asking a judge to give him a light sentence. [Full Story]

Editorials:

NFL star Michael Vick’s story of redemption is similar to that of Kobe Bryant’s from earlier in his career. [Full Story]

Michael Jordan is widely accepted as the greatest NBA player of all time. The bar he has set is often times unrealistic for young players. [Full Story]

Brandon Jennings claimed Kobe wasn’t ‘L.A.’ since he wasn’t born in California. One writer explores how an athlete’s home city often changes when they turn pro. [Full Story]

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