Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Season is Fast Approaching

Rumors have been spreading of Dwight being able to play the start of the season, and disjointed accounts make it hard for fans to get the news they need. Pau Gasol added fuel to the fire today on the side of Dwight playing after discussing how Howard “doesn’t look like he’s hurting a bit“.

After the second day of training camp, the Lakers performed 5-on-5 drills near the end of their session, including Dwight. Gasol believed the player looked great and could make an appearance in upcoming scrimmages. It’s definitely good news for Los Angeles, who will need Howard’s inside presence to make a legitimate run at the NBA Finals this season.

Remember Monday went Kobe Bryant started a media uproar by claiming this Lakers team is, well, his team? The drama hasn’t settled down, and Lakers Nation writer Daniel Buerge does his best to break down the kerfuffle and tell readers why Kobe’s comment were really not that bad.  And just to clear the air, Bryant himself came out today to speak a little bit about the team chemistry. The starting five has been working remarkably together these past few practices, which, if the good vibes continue, will put a nail in the coffin of questionable team chemistry for good. Someone should tell Mark Cuban.

The season is starting soon, and Lakers Nation wants to make sure you look your best. To get fitted in Purple and Gold, make sure to take a look at the LN store for some cool pieces.

For a little more Lakers behind the scenes action, look at these Lakers photos and quotes from Media Day. You can also watch the video below where Dwight talking pranks, dance moves & his big crush.

Lakers Nation News

Pau Gasol on Dwight Howard: “He Doesn’t Look Like He’s Hurting A Bit”

Kobe Bryant Not Worried About Lakers Team Chemistry

Dwight Howard Responds to Shaq After Lakers Practice

Lakers News: Steve Blake Cleared for Full Contact

Lakers News: Steve Nash Excited About Running Princeton Offense

Lakers’ Jeanie Buss Talks Phil Jackson, Coaching in NBA

Lakers Photos and Quotes: Kobe, Nash, Dwight, Pau & Coach Brown

George Lopez to Host Celebrity ‘Roast’ of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Video: Dwight Talks Pranks, Dance Moves & His Big Crush

Manufactured Drama Already Rampant in Lakers Training Camp

Lakers Fans, Can’t We All Just Get Along?

NBA Player’s Union Takes Action Against New Flopping Rule

Video: Dwight Talks Pranks, Dance Moves & His Big Crush

Video: Magic Johnson “I’m The Biggest Lakers Fan.”

Lakers Are Kobe’s Team, So What’s The Big Deal?

Enjoy These Lakers, Kobe Bryant While You Can

Video: Pau Gasol Talks Nicknames & Friendship with Steve Nash

Lakers News

The Other Guys, #5… [Forum Blue and Gold]

Shaq Says One Lopez Twin is Better Than Howard [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers turn to Princeton offense behind Nash [NBA.com]

Dwight Howard Tells Shaq: ‘Your Time Is Up’ [OC Register]

Training Camp Begins [Forum Blue and Gold]

Dwight is Practicing, but Will Not Scrimmage [Silver Screen and Roll]

Kobe’s Team is Coming Together So Far [OC Register]

Injury Update: Dwight Howard [Lakers Blog]

Lakers Flip-Flop Over Flopping Rule [ESPN LA]

Media Day Interviews: Steve Blake, Antwan Jamison [Forum Blue and Gold]

Media Day Interviews: Darius Johnson- Odom, Jodie Meeks [Forum Blue and Gold]

Media Day Interviews: Chris Duhon, Earl Clark [Forum Blue & Gold]

Media Day Interviews: Darius Morris, Andrew Goudelock [Forum Blue & Gold]

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Feeling Springy in the Autumn of His Career [LA Times]

Los Angeles Lakers 2012-2013 Season Preview [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers’ Mike Brown on Dwight Howard: ‘To Me, He’s Back’ [ESPN LA]

Lakers Won’t be Hurt Too Much By Anti-Flopping Directive [OC Register]

Kobe Calls Lakers his Most Talented Team Ever [Yahoo Sports]

Nash Deals with His New Life, On The Other Side, in L.A. [NBA.com]

Wednesday Storylines [Forum Blue and Gold]

Metta World Peace Uses Times Reporter For Flopping Demonstration [LA Times]

Dwight Howard Practices for the Lakers [Silver Screen and Roll]

Howard’s Rehab Impressing Mike Brown [Lakers Blog]

NBA News

Mark Jackson Won’t Be Making Playoff Guarantees [Silver Screen and Roll]

Adam Morrison Will Retire if He Doesn’t Make the Trail Blazers [Eye on Basketball]

The NBA’s Top Pin-Down Players [Hookspeak]

Nowitzki Applies Lessons Learned to Season Preparations [NBA]

Nets Miss Out on Dwight Howard [Yahoo Sports]

NBA Players Union to File Grievance Over New Flopping Rules [ProBasketballTalk]

Matt Barnes Apolgizes for Slur [ESPN]

People Thanked Nicolas Batum for Punching Juan Carlos Navarro in The Nuts [The Basketball Jones]

Joakim Noah Says Ankle May Be Issue for Rest of His Career [ProBasketballTalk]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Have Celebrity Roast After Statue Ceremony [LA Times]

The NBA and Flopping Fines [BasketBlog]

Jeremy Lin Says Linsanity Was Too Much For Him Last Season [Eye on Basketball]

Grizzlies VP Dana Davis Found Dead in His Apartment [NBA.com]

Royce White Absent from Houston Rockets, Cites Mental Health [ESPN]

Allen Welcomed by Fans at Heat Scrimmage [NBA.com]

Michael Jordan Loved When Boyz II Men Wore His Shoes [The Basketball Jones]

Adam Morrison Should Develop Rather than Retire [Silver Screen and Roll]

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