The Los Angeles Lakers just began their 2012 pre-season and the seeing the world’s best players on the court once again was truly amazing. The Lakers revamped their roster this off-season and exhibition games allow those new additions to get accustomed to their teammates.
Los Angeles played their opening game against the Golden State Warriors and it was the first time fans got to see Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash on the court at the same time. Although the Lakers ended up losing the game, everyone got a glimpse of what Nash and Kobe could do together.
Along with the pre-season games, it was another busy week for the Lakers and here is the week in review.
Pre-Season Post Game Reports:
In the opening game of the pre-season, the Lakers fell to the Golden State Warriors 110-83. Kobe and Nash did play in the game, but there were looking to please the fans more than winning the game. The coaching staff used the match to evaluate their young talent, but on this night, the new players couldn’t get past the Warriors.
The Lakers played their second pre-season game against the Portland Trail Blazers, but this time they were without Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard. Nash and Metta World Peace played extremely well together and the fans got a chance to see how those two players can connect on the court. Still, the Blazers came out on top and took the game 93-75.
Lakers Nation News:
Smush Parker responds to Kobe Bryant’s criticism and explained why the Lakers did not want him on the team.
Los Angeles Lakers’ off-season addition, Antawn Jamison, will primary play in the small forward position.
Dwight Howard explains the nature of his back injury and how it effected other parts of his body.
ESPN’s John Hollinger believes the Lakers will finish fourth in the Western Conference this upcoming season.
Kobe Bryant said he would call New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez after his Game 3 playoff performance.
Kobe Bryant criticized Smush Parker and his other teammates on the 2005-06 Lakers roster.
Kobe Bryant also said that Dwight Howard should take on more of his attitude.
The Staples Center unveiled new court designs for the Lakers and Clippers.
Kobe Bryant talked about his retirement date with the media and later clarified the issue on his Facebook page.
Pau Gasol say his life is more enjoyable now that the trade rumors have ended.
Dwight Howard was cleared by doctors for full 5-on-5 practice.
Jordan Hill’s back injury will not require surgery and he will back on the court this month.
Steve Nash sees his chemistry with Kobe Bryant improving.
Bright House Networks will carry Time Warner SportsNet.