The Lakers Under A Terror Threat & The Top NBA News

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Los Angeles Lakers' Chris Brown poses for photos during the basketball team's media day at the Lakers training facility in El Segundo, California on September 25, 2010. The Lakers will try to three-peat this season after winning back-to-back NBA championship titles. UPI/Jim Ruymen Photo via Newscom

There has been a reported terror threat targeted to the 2010 Europe Live Games.  The Lakers are one of the teams involved in Europe live, and team officials said they are in close contact with the authorities.   The Lakers have been told not to change their daily routines or sight-seeing plans.   It seems as though the Lakers will not be hurt in anyway, but this situation is  very scary for the Lakers and the NBA.  David Stern wants to expand the NBA to Europe, but this terror threat has to change his mind.

The Lakers and the NBA under a terror threat: Yahoo! Sports

The Latest on the Lakers

Kobe Bryant sat out today’s scrimmage, but is determined to play the pre season game in London.  The fans in Europe came to see Kobe, and he will not let his fans down. [NBA.com]

Laker forward Luke Walton will not participate in the Europe games, as his injuries are still bothering him. [ESPN Los Angeles]

Coach Phil Jackson said that this training camp was a “bust.” Strong words by the 11-time champion. [Slam Magazine]

Veteran center Theo Ratliff and champion Pau Gasol are going at each other at practice.  Both players are going “full speed” and pushing each other to the limit. [Hoopsnotes]

Deron Williams has some strong words for the Lakers.  You can’t blame him, the Lakers have owned the Jazz the past couple of the years. [Hoopsnotes]

Kobe Bryant believes he can beat LeBron James in a 1-on-1 game.  Kobe says he is a more 1-on-1 type player, while LeBron is more of a five-on-five type player. [Hoopsnotes]

The Latest on the NBA

The New York Knicks beat AJ Milan, 125-113. [NBA.com]

Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer will miss about eight weeks due to a broken right hand.  A very big blow for a team with high expectations.  [ESPN Chicago]

David Stern says the NBA is focused on reaching agreement with the Player Association and preventing a lockout.  [ESPN.com]

The Los Angeles Clippers have offered the Nuggets a trade for Carmelo Anthony.  The Clippers are willing to acquire ‘Melo for…. Chris Kaman.  I have a feeling the Nuggets are not willing to pull the trigger on that one. [Hoopsnotes]

Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas sat out Saturday’s practice with a “tweaked” right ankle.  Arenas finally reached the basketball court after months off, but hopefully this injury is nothing serious. [Slam Magazine]

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