Los Angeles Lakers’ 2010-2011 Media Day & The Top NBA News

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Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant lifts the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy around his teammates after they defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 7 to win the 2010 NBA Finals basketball series in Los Angeles, California June 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Today, September 25, 2010, officially marks the start of the 2010-2011 season for the Los Angeles Lakers. The team will participate in Media Day, answering questions and posing for pictures. There will be no practice for the Lakers, but everyone will get to see the new, and old, players wear the uniforms for the first time since last season.

After the Media Day extravaganza ends, the Lakers will begin their actual training camp; the roster currently stands at 18 players. The Lakers added four new players, Trey Johnson, Anthony Roberson, Russell Hicks & Andrew Naymick. The chances of these players making the team are highly unlikely, but who knows, the Lakers may see something special in one of these men.

Photos of the 2010-2011 Media Day are posted below

The Lakers add four new players to the training camp roster: Lakers.com

The Latest on the Lakers

Andrew Bynum is entering his sixth NBA season, and so far injuries have plagued his entire career. Bynum usually gets hurt during crucial parts of the season, and has to spend the summer rehabbing his injuries. It’s been six years, and we still haven’t seen a 100% healthy Andrew Bynum. [Pro Basketball Talk]

According to Phil Jackson, his superstar Kobe Bryant is ready for another title run. Jackson said Bryant is well rested and his injuries shouldn’t bother him much. [Lakers.com BasketBlog]

There is a reason why Californians and other people around the world love Kobe Bryant. They are able to forget about his past and appreciate Bryant for his amazing skills and talent. [Yahoo! Sports]

The Lakers have all the pieces in place in order to win a third straight title. They have a superstar player in Kobe Bryant, the have the perfect power forwards in Pau Gasol, an amazing point guard in Derek Fisher, the best coach of all-time in Phil Jackson, but they do not have a healthy center. [Los Angeles Times]

Could this be the last season Phil Jackson every coaches an NBA team? It took some time for him to make a choice about this season, but he finally agreed for another run. All signs point to Phil leaving after this season, but winning always changes everything. [ESPN Los Angeles]

The Latest on the NBA

Mo Williams suffered a groin injury, and comments on his talks about retirement. [Sporting News]

Raptor coach Jay Triano said that Chris Bosh was not a good leader, it’s funny how Triano never told the media that when Bosh was in Toronto. [Hoopsnotes]

As a back-up for Chris Paul, the Hornets sign Janero Pargo. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Here’s a complete break down of the proposed Carmelo Anthony trade. [Hoopsnotes]

According to Amare Stoudemire, if the Knicks don’t make the playoffs this season, the season is a failure. [Hoopsnotes]

The Heat were considered the front-runners in acquiring Erick Dampier, but the Bulls and Rockets have just entered the race. [Slam Magazine]

Kwame Brown has suffered an ankle injury, and will miss up to six weeks. [NBA.com]

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