Lamar Odom To Undergo A MRI On His Right Foot & The Top NBA News

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Los Angeles Lakers’ forward Lamar Odom will undergo a MRI on Monday on his sore right foot.  The foot has been hurting Odom for a while, and he hopes it is due to the wear and tear of a summer filled with basketball.   Lamar Odom taped the same foot in the second half of last night’s loss to the Phoenix Suns, but he still managed to get a double-double. [ESPN Los Angeles: Dave McMenamin]

The Latest on the Lakers

Take a look at how Ron Artest celebrated his 31st birthday. [OC Register]

The Los Angeles Lakers lost their second straight game last night to the Phoenix Suns, 121-116.  The Suns made 22 three-point shots, the most shots ever made  behind the “arc” by a Lakers’ opponent.  Lakers.com Mike Trudell provides us with a running diary of last night’s game. [Lakers.com BasketBlog: Mike Trudell]

Five Things to take away from last night’s lost against the Phoenix Suns: Suns hot shooting and Lakers poor defense, the NBA’s new controversial Technical Foul rule needs to be changed, Steve Blake’s absence negatively affected the Lakers, the Lakers’ front court got the team back into the game but they weren’t used enough and the Lakers’ turnovers are once again an issue. [Los Angeles Times Lakers Blog: Mark Medina]

The National Basketball Association is currently working with the Players Association in order to settle a dispute and ultimately avoid a “lock-out.”  The main issue in this current dilemma is the amount of money the players will and should receive.  The owners and the league want the players to take less money, while the players want to protect their money and their career.  Kobe Bryant is financially sound, but he does not agree with the league’s motives to cut down on player salaries.  He wants the owners to, “look in the mirror,” and stop making the players sacrifice the most. Bryant says he will help the next generation of players get their fair share of money. [Sporting News]

The Latest on the NBA

Number 11 on Dime Magazine’s Top NBA Go-To-Guys is…[Dime Magazine]

Despite his controversial “Decision” LeBron James was nominated as TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year Award.” [Pro Basketball Talk]

The Miami Heat will most likely not pursue after free agent Erick Dampier, but they could use his presence. [Pro Basketball Talk]

New York Knicks’ forward/center Amare Stoudemire believes the Knicks need to grow up. [Sporting News]

Sacramento Kings’ Coach Paul Westpaul find forward/center DeMarcus Cousins $5,000 due to tension between both individuals. [Slam Magazine]

Minnesota Timberwolves’ forward Michael Beasley believes he has, “Something to prove to the world.” [Dime Magazine]

Although Orlando Magic Center Dwight Howard says he wants to stay in Orlando, a contract extension still hasn’t been signed. [Slam Magazine]

Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers says center/forward Jermaine O’Neal may miss two-to-three weeks with an injured left knee. [ESPN Boston]

Chicago Bulls forward Kyle Korver will undergo a MRI on his sore right knee. [ESPN Chicago]

Chicago Bulls’ Point Guard Derrick Rose and Utah Jazz Point Guard Deron Williams were named Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week respectively from November 8th through November 14th. [NBA.com]

The Los Angeles Lakers fell from the number one spot in ESPN’s Power Rankings to number three.  The Boston Celtics, one, and the New Orleans Hornets, two are ahead of the Lakers.  Here is Mark Stein’s ESPN Power Rankings. [ESPN.com NBA Power Rankings: Mark Stein]

Videos

Check out Kobe Bryant’s off the backboard shot to himself

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NBA Results for November 14th, 2010

Atlanta Hawks-111 (7-4) Minnesota Timberwolves-105 (3-8) -F

Detroit Pistons-100 (4-6) Sacramento Kings-94 (3-6) -F

San Antonio Spurs-117 (8-1) Oklahoma City Thunder-104 (5-4) -F

Houston Rockets-104 (3-6) New York Knicks-96 (3-7) -F

Phoenix Suns-121 (5-4) Los Angeles Lakers-116 (8-2) -F

NBA Schedule for November 15th, 2010

Minnesota Timberwolves (3-8) at Charlotte Bobcats (3-7) – 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST

Memphis Grizzlies (4-6) at Orlando Magic (6-3) – NBA TV- 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST

New Orleans Hornets (8-0) at Dallas Mavericks (6-2) – 8:30 P.M. EST/ 5:30 P.M. PST

Denver Nuggets (5-4) at Phoenix Suns (5-4) – 9:00 P.M. EST/ 6:00 P.M. PST

Oklahoma City Thunder (5-4) at Utah Jazz (7-3) – 9:00 P.M. EST/ 6:00 P.M. PST

Detroit Pistons (4-6) at Golden State Warriors (6-4) – 10:30 P.M. EST/ 7:30 P.M. PST

New Jersey Nets (3-6) at Los Angeles Clippers (1-9) – 10:30 P.M. EST/ 7:30 P.M. PST

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