Lakers News and Rumors Recap: Lakers Are On The Up And Up

NBA: Playoffs-Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles LakersLast night the Lakers reached a milestone; they have now had the longest win streak over an opponent in the NBA with 21 straight wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves. With the win last night (116-94), the Lakers creep closer and closer to the 8th seed in the West. Especially with the Rockets and Jazz slipping, L.A.’s chances look brighter.

With the good comes the bad, and it looks like Bryant is the only one getting too many technical fouls this season. On the other hand, Dwight Howard already has five flagrant foul points, and Metta World Peace picked up his fifth flagrant point on Thursday before the game against Minnesota. Metta World Peace’s elbow to the Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried in the game on Monday was upgraded to a flagrant 2 foul right before the Lakers were set to play the Wolves. World Peace and Faried were each going for a rebound in the third quarter of Monday’s game, and it seems as if Metta’s elbow made contact with Faried’s head. When a player reaches six flagrant foul points, they get a one-game suspension. Dwight and Metta better watch out.

Last night marked another milestone for Kobe Bryant as he became the 15th player in NBA history to reach 1,800 career steals. Bryant averages 1.5 steals a game and has been selected to the NBA All-Defensive Team nine times. Kobe passed Magic Johnson last year for the most steals in Lakers history with 1,724.

Injury Update: After the Lakers win against the Portland Trail Blazers last week, Steve Nash told media that he tweaked his back in the first quarter of the game. But Nash says the injury shouldn’t slow him down; in fact, the Lakers PG has been feeling better. Dwight Howard is still dealing with a torn labrum in his right shoulder for some time now and plans to play with the pain all season long. Some great news for Lakers fans; Pau Gasol, who was initially expected to miss a minimum of 6-8 weeks with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot is not only off crutches, but also training on the elliptical.

Missed the game last night? Check out Lakers Nation’s video highlights. Also check out the dunk of the night by Kobe Bryant.

Lakers Nation News

VIDEO: Lakers Dunk Of The Week – Kobe Baseline Over Pekovic

SportsCity: Andrew Bynum Not Sure About Playing This Season

Mitch Kupchak Says Dwight Howard “Should Get More Credit”

Lakers News: Antawn Jamison Says D’Antoni Relationship Improved

Kobe Bryant Becomes 15th Player in NBA History to Reach 1,800 Steals

Lakers vs. Timberwolves NBA Highlights: February 28th, 2013

Lakers News: Metta World Peace Receives a Flagrant 2 Foul For Elbow

Lakers Beat Timberwolves Behind Strong Effort At Staples

Dwight Howard Wants To Play For Olympic Basketball Team For 2016

Shootaround Report: Nash’s Back Spasms and Dwight’s Pain Subsiding

Lakers News

Dwight Howard is Setting Strong Screens and It’s Paying Off [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers Rumor: Raja Bell Contract Decision Could Be Soon [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers Take a Bite Out of the Timberwolves, 116-94 [Silver Screen and Roll]

Does Antawn Jamison Deserve a Starting Role? [Silver Screen and Roll]

Kobe’s New Nickname, Antawn the Cockroach, D’Antoni Pleased With the Bench [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers GM Still Defends Dwight Howard: NBA A-Z [USA Today]

World Peace Gets Hit With Retro Flagarant-2 [OC Register]

Kobe Bryant Finds Balance as Scorer, Distributor [Lakers Index]

The Lakers Have a Good Chance to Catch the Jazz and Rockets [LA Times]

Kobe Bryant Sent Signed Sneakers For Alimoe’s Funeral [SLAM Online]

Lakers GM still defends Dwight Howard: NBA A-Z [USA Today]

Once again Lakers GM Kupchak defends Dwight Howard [ProBasketballTalk]

Like the Sundance Kid, Antawn Jamison is Better When He Moves [Land O’ Lakers]

Why Kobe Shouldn’t Retire Anytime Soon [OC Register]

Pau Gasol Making Progress in Recovery from Torn Plantar Fascia [Eye On Basketball]

Dr. Jerry Buss’ Failing Health Was Factor in Mike Brown’s Firing, Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Said [ESPN LA]

Pau Gasol Cleared for Elliptical Machine Workouts [ESPN LA]

Lakers Extend Win Streak Over T’wolves to 21 Games [USA Today]

Rudy Garciduenas: Equipment Manager Turned Food Truck Owner [LA Times]

Steve Nash Reinventing Himself for Lakers [USA Today]

The Poetry of Metta World Peace [Land O’Lakers]

Lakers Finally Find Some Stress Relief [OC Register]

Dwight Howard Wants to Play in the 2016 Olympics [SLAM Online]

‘Los Lakers’ to Return for Three Nights in March [LA Times]

NBA News

Michael Jordan Target of Paternity Lawsuit [ProBasketballTalk]

Tobias Harris Learning Quickly with Magic [Orlando Pinstriped Post]

US Government Slams North Korea for Wining and Dining Dennis Rodman [SLAM Online]

New NBA Flopping Rule is Working [USA Today]

Suns’ Goran Dragic Dominating Opening Quarters, Tailing Off Later in Games [Bright Side Of The Sun]

Greg Monroe Not Expecting Pistons Contract Extension, Thinking 2014 Free Agency [ProBasketballTalk]

Remember Alimoe: A Tribute to Harlem’s Own Streetball Legend Crispy Alimoe aka The Black Widow [SLAM Online]

Knicks’ Great Larry Johnson Understands the Benefits of the NBA D-League [Ridiculous Upside]

In Praise of Mediocrity [Mavs Moneyball]

Klay Thompson’s dad will cut his allowance after league fine. I’m not kidding. [ProBasketballTalk]

Boston Celtics Signed Terrence Williams to Two-Year Deal [SLAM Online]

Group Hopes to Keep Kings in Sacramento [USA Today]

Bulls Slump Brings Out Varying Media Rationalizations [Blog a Bull]

Where Has and Hasn’t Kemba Walker Improved? [Rufus on Fire]

Gregg Popovich Interested in Team USA Basketball Job []

Joakim Noah Has 11 Blocks in Triple-Double as Bulls Sink 76ers [ESPN]

How the Grizzlies Shut Down the Mavericks Offense [Grizzly Bear Blues]

Sacramento’s Arena Push for Kings is Without Precedent [SBNation]

Andrew Bynum Has Swelling in His Knee, Says He May Not Play This Season [ProBasketballTalk]

Kyrie Irving’s Cool Bobblehead Night in Cleveland [USA Today]

I just want to tell you that I am new to blogs and seriously enjoyed your web-site. Very likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You absolutely have incredible posts. Many thanks for revealing your webpage.

  • Great article. I learn something a lot more tough on various blogs daily. It will constantly be stimulating to review content from various other writers and also exercise a little something from their store. I?d choose to utilize some with the content on my blog site whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll provide you a link on your internet blog. Many thanks for sharing.

  • Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  • Hello! I’ve been following your weblog for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the great work!

  • An interesting discussion deserves comment. I think that you must compose a lot more on this subject, it could not be a taboo subject however generally individuals are inadequate to speak on such topics. To the next. Thanks

  • Oh my benefits! an incredible article dude. Thanks Nonetheless I am experiencing problem with ur rss. Don?t recognize why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there any person getting similar rss trouble? Anyone who knows kindly react. Thnkx

  • I’m impressed, I must say. Genuinely rarely will i encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you could have hit the nail about the head. Your concept is outstanding; the catch is something that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy which i found this at my seek out some thing concerning this.

  • Youre so amazing! I do not intend Ive read anything like this prior to. So wonderful to locate someone with some initial thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this website is something that is required on the web, someone with a little creativity. useful work for bringing something new to the net!

  • I was extremely happy to find this web-site. I wished to thanks for your time for this terrific read!! I most definitely appreciating every little bit of it and also I have you bookmarked to take a look at brand-new things you blog post.

  • The next time I read a blog site, I really hope that it doesn’t dissatisfy me as long as this set. I mean, I understand it was my choice to review, but I in fact assumed youd have something intriguing to claim. All I listen to is a bunch of yawping concerning something that you can take care of if you werent too busy searching for interest.

  • After research study a few of the post on your web site now, and also I really like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my book marking site listing as well as will certainly be examining back soon. Pls take a look at my website as well and also let me recognize what you believe.

  • I am often to blog writing and i truly value your content. The write-up has actually peaks my rate of interest. I am going to bookmark your website and also maintain checking for brand-new info.

  • Aw, this was a truly nice blog post. In idea I would love to put in creating like this additionally? taking some time and real initiative to make an excellent write-up? yet what can I claim? I postpone alot and never appear to obtain something done.

  • There are absolutely a great deal of information like that to think about. That is a terrific point to raise. I provide the thoughts above as basic inspiration however clearly there are inquiries like the one you raise where the most vital thing will certainly be operating in honest good faith. I don?t understand if finest practices have arised around points like that, but I make sure that your work is clearly recognized as a level playing field. Both young boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment?s enjoyment, for the rest of their lives.

  • Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice even as you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a weblog site? The account helped me a applicable deal. I were tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered brilliant transparent idea

  • An intriguing conversation is worth comment. I think that you must write extra on this topic, it may not be a forbidden subject yet usually individuals are not nearly enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Thanks

  • Place on with this article, I genuinely think this internet site requires far more consideration. I?ll probably be once more to review far more, many thanks for that info.

  • When I originally commented I clicked the -Inform me when new comments are added- checkbox as well as currently each time a remark is included I get 4 e-mails with the same comment. Exists any way you can remove me from that solution? Thanks!

  • A fascinating conversation deserves remark. I think that you must write a lot more on this subject, it may not be a taboo subject yet usually people are not enough to talk on such subjects. To the next. Thanks

  • Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  • Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Kudos

  • Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.