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  • The last few years haven’t exactly gone according to plan for one of the greatest basketball players to set foot on a court. And it now appears that the end of Kobe Bryant’s tremendous NBA career is nearing. Bryant apparently told Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak that the 2015-2016 season will be his last in the NBA. “He has indicated to me that this is it,... read more...
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  • Figuring out how to stop Stephen Curry when his offensive game is humming and his jump shot is clicking is like trying to unravel a mystery wrapped inside a conundrum knotted up in an enigma. Kobe Bryant, a mere spectator to the NBA Playoffs — as the Los Angeles Lakers have been the past two...Read More The post Kobe Bryant tries to solve riddle of defending Stephen Curry ... read more...
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  • The entire Lakers organization breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday night. Going into the lottery, there was a 17.2 percent chance that the Lakers would end the night without their pick. Thanks to a 2012 sign-and-trade deal for Steve Nash with the Phoenix Suns (who traded the pick to the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this season) the Lakers would have to give up their 2015 fi... read more...
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  • Renato Afonso is a long time reader, commenter, and friend of FB&G.. He is based in Portugal, played semi-pro hoops, and after that coached his alma mater for two years. He now passes his time in a veteran’s league while waiting the arrival of his first born. This is his inaugural post at FB&G. Welcome, Renato! In today’s NBA there’s a lo... read more...
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  • With the lottery just a few days ago, I slot the players whom I would go with if I was the GM of each team in my second 2015 NBA mock draft of the year. 1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Karl Anthony-Towns (C/Kentucky) Karl Anthony-Towns is one of the top prospects in this years draft, and has potential to be a dominant force in the NBA. The first team since 2004 to win the l... read more...
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  • Jimmy Butler The Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls finished the regular season on opposite ends of the spectrum. The Lakers were destined for the lottery from the start and they ended up near the bottom of the Western Conference and with the number two pick in the NBA Draft. The Bulls, on the other hand, had title aspirations until they were shut down by LeBron Jam... read more...
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  • For one glorious night, the bitter taste of the Los Angeles Lakers’ historically bad season was washed away with new hope for the future. L.A. could have lost its protected top-five draft pick but instead watched as the pingpong balls... read more...
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  • Despite an 0-4 start which included lopsided losses to the Suns and Warriors and a devastating injury to rookie Julius Randle, there are some positives that can be picked out from this young campaign. While Kobe Bryant looks like his old self, we all know that simply is not enough. Here are three things the Lakers can build on from their first we... read more...
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  • “I bleed purple and gold”. The phrase is something countless fans have uttered throughout history to prove their allegiance to the once mighty Los Angeles Lakers.  With the slow start this year, the Lakers are 0-4 and searching for their first victory of the season.  Of course, with the lackluster performances thus far, trad... read more...
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