Lakers Nation Week in Review: May 18- May 25
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Finals are fast approaching, but as everyone is focusing on the four remaining teams in the Playoffs, the Lakers have been making headlines as well.

Former coach Phil Jackson’s new book, Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, has created a lot of buzz among Lakers fans, and the never ending “Dwightmare” is constantly dominating the news. There are new names entering the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, and by the looks of it, the Lakers will have to their hands full in trying to re-sign the center.

It was another hectic week for the Lakers and here is a Week in Review.

Lakers Nation News:

Mike D’Antoni expects Kobe Bryant to return in full form from his injury.

Phil Jackson sat down with the TNT crew.

Kobe Bryant put a picture on Instagram of him getting another tattoo.

Former Laker Flynn Robinson passed away.

Dwight Howard was named to All-NBA Third Team.

Dwight Howard is also considering joining the Golden State Warriors.

Kobe Bryant was named to the First Team All-NBA.

Stan Van Gundy does not believe Howard is happy with his Lakers role.

Mike D’Antoni will not return to USA Basketball as assistant coach.

Jackson called the Kobe-Shaq relationship his biggest challenge.

Jackson does not see a reason for Howard to stay in Los Angeles.

Howard reportedly discussed his frustration with D’Antoni with Mitch Kupchak.

Phil Jackson admits the sexual assault case changed his perception of Kobe.

The Clippers won’t pursue Howard this summer.

Bryant tweeted that he wants to write a book one day.

Kobe Bryant announced his plans to help fight homelessness.

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