Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Ray Allen is in…and so is Kobe?

Is he in? Is he out? A few weeks ago, Lakers Nation talked about the possibility of Ray Allen becoming a Laker next season. Ryan Ward, LN writer, wrote about the Allen’s free agency and the impact the Celtics’ player could have on the court. Now, according to Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated, Ray Allen could actually be suiting up in Purple and Gold.

After their loss to the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, it appears as though the ‘Big Three’ will be dissolving. Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce have made the Celtics a powerhouse since 2007. But with Allen getting older and suffering multiple injuries this season, Boston is most likely not going to pick him up. Allen could be a huge asset for the Lakers’ outside shooting. But this acquisition will only be beneficial if Allen remains healthy. At 37, it is more than likely he may suffer more injuries.

Kobe Bryant is also in the news today, for personal reasons. The Lakers guard is….in love again, with his estranged wife Vanessa! Kobe has been working on saving his marriage after the two filed for divorce over irreconcilable differences. Vanessa has till this weekend to make the divorce final, but reportedly she most likely will not. I can see another $4 million diamond ring in her future…

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Lakers Nation News

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LA Interested in Sharp Shooter Ray Allen

Bryant and Wife Vanessa Call Off Divorce

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Lakers News

HORSE Game Against Kobe Goes for $23,000 [OC Register]

The Last Step in Post Play Development [Forum Blue and Gold]

No Divorce for Vanessa and Kobe [OC Register]

The Three Stages of Pau Gasol Hugging Rafael Nadal After the French Open [The Basketball Jones]

A Chat with Christian Eyenga [Lakers Blog]

Fisher is Eager to Win Without the Lakers [OC Register]

The Lakers, The Offseason [LA Lakers]

Ramon Sessions and the LA Lakers [ESPN LA]

Vanessa and Kobe: The Good and Bad Times [OC Register]

NBA News

Fast Break Thoughts: The NBA Finals [Forum Blue and Gold]

NBA Finals Game 1 Preview: Let’s Have Some Fun [Eye on Basketball]

Magic Narrow GM Choice to 3 Candidates [Yahoo Sports]

Sixers Interviewing Replacements for GM Thorn’s Job [Pro Basketball Talk]

Scott Brooks Loves Westbrook’s Clothes, Body, Smile [The Basketball Jones]

Lebron James vs Kevin Durant [ESPN]

2012 NBA Finals: What to Watch For [OC Register]

Pera Acquires the Grizzlies [NBA.com]

Jerry Sloan, Brian Shaw, Quin Snyder are Finalists for Charlotte Bobcats Coaching Job [ESPN]

The NBA Finals from a Stats Point of View [NBA.com]

The Miami Heat Dancing to MMMBop [The Basketball Jones]

Seattle Wants the NBA Back in Town [Yahoo Sports]

Wade Says LeBron Having to Cover Durant is Good For Miami [Pro Basketball Talk]

Predicting an Unpredictable NBA Finals [SB Nation]

LeBron James Looks to Put Past Failings Behind Him [ESPN]

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