Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Lakers Won’t be 0-82

The Lakers win for the first time this season and did so with incredible gusto. What a way to make a comeback. Dwight Howard was especially impressive, putting to rest the rumors that he was no longer the same Dwight. But what was especially refreshing to see was an increased concentration on the court and a team dynamic that was finally gelling.

The final tally was Lakers 108, Detroit 79.

I admit, I was a little hasty in believing in my fear the last three games. Jabari Davis of Lakers Nation wrote how the Lakers are still building their foundation and why it will still take some time to see the team that everyone expected. He picks apart the game last night, showing the positive points to note and where the Lakers showed gumption. Jabari’s piece is a great read if you are still a nervous fan.

Calling all Kobe fans. How would you like to see the Mamba play for another sixyears? According to Bryant, his goal isn’t to retire in two years, but rather to play until he is 40. As exciting as this may sound, Kobe admitted that these next six years may not just be in the NBA, but overseas; while mentioning his career, he talked about the possibility of even playing in places, such as Turkey. It seems that he’ll possibly consider playing only one or two seasons in Los Angeles after the current contract ends.

Not such good news comes from Twitter pertaining to Nash and the fracture on his leg. It looks like he could miss 7-10 days, as those injuries do take time to heal.

Points: Dwight Howard, 28
Rebounds: Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, and Jordan Hill, 7
Assists: Kobe Bryant, 8
Steals: Steve Blake, 5
Blocks: Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol, 3

Lakers Nation News

Numbers Game: Lakers Laying A Foundation One Block At A Time

In-Season Transaction Possibilities For Mitch Kupchak

Lakers News: Mike Brown Not Rushing Steve Nash’s Return

Dwight Howard on New All-Star Ballot Rules: ‘I Don’t Like It At All’

Video: Dwight Howard Talks About First Win With Lakers

Video: Locker Room Talk – Are Mike Brown & Princeton Keys to Victory?

Lakers Finally Earn First Win, Beat Pistons at Staples

Lakers News: Latest Report Has Steve Nash Missing 7-10 Days

Dwight Howard Jokes About Shooting 3-Pointers to Get On SportsCenter

Kobe Bryant: ‘My Aim Is to Play Until I’m 40 Years Old’

Lakers News

Lakers Demolish Detroit by 29 [Silver Screen and Roll]

Kobe: My Aim Is To Play Until I’m 40 [Silver Screen and Roll]

Video Highlights – Lakers vs Pistons 11/4/12 [Silver Screen and Roll]

TWC Adds Another Partner as Cox Signs On [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers Taste Victory in Rout of Detroit [OC Register]

The First Win of the Season [LA Times]

Mike Brown Says Lakers Will Be Patient with Steve Nash, Who Could Now Miss Up To Four Weeks [ProBasketballTalk]

No Pressure on Steve Nash [ESPN]

Rapid Reaction: Lakers 108, Pistons 79 [Lakers Report]

Cox Picks Up Lakers Network [OC Register]

Lakers win one for their coach [LA Times]

Devin Ebanks, Darius Morris Get Extended Tryouts [Lakers Blog]

Lakers Great Jerry West Can Relate to Team’s Rocky Start [Daily News]

Lakers have no plans to sign a new point guard [LA Times]

Lakers’ Steve Nash Has Non-Displaced Fracture in Fibula [Point Forward]

Lakers/Pistons: There Will Be Wins [Forum Blue and Gold]

LAL 108, Pistons 79: 11/4 Running Diary [Lakers Blog]

Small Fracture in Fibula Will Keep Nash Out at Least a Week [OC Register]

Good News, Bad News for Lakers [LA Times]

NBA News

Jamal Crawford, Chris Paul, and Getting to the Line [SB Nation]

Harden Show Can’t Be A Solo Act [Hang Time Blog]

Lamar Odom Still Searching For a Balance [ESPN]

Jeremy Lin and James Harden Are The NBA’s Best Backcourt. Do Not Argue. [Ball Don’t Lie]

Kenyon Martin Upset He Can’t Get NBA Job [Yahoo Sports]

The Most Important Part of an NBA Game [Hang Time Blog]

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks [ESPN]

Lakers Give a Glimpse of How Good Things Can Be [Lakers Report]

Phoenix Suns vs. Orlando Magic [ESPN]

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA MVP [Dime Magazine]

Magic’s Hedo Turkoglu to Miss a Month After Breaking Left Hand in oOpener [The Point Forward]

Portland Trail Blazers Preview: Is Damian Lillard Enough? [SB Nation]

Mike Brown: I’ll ‘Stay The Course’ [ESPN LA]

Alvin Gentry’s Uncertain Future [Hang Time Blog]

Miami Heat Unveil Olympic Banner for LeBron James [ESPN]

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