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Lakers beat writer for the Los Angeles Times. Tweets aren't written by an image consultant, PR guru or handler. Wouldn't mind having a handler, though.

Kobe Bryant's shooting freezes out Lakers in loss to Thunder

latimes.com — Dreaming of Kevin Durant? Easy to do. He was a main theme while at Staples Center. And he didn't even play because of a sprained ankle. It didn't matter, the Lakers losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 104-103, Russell Westbrook more than carrying the load with 31 points and 10 assists.

Lakers FYI: The West continues to be best

latimes.com — The NFL's conferences aren't set up by geography. No East or West. Just AFC and NFC. Maybe it's time for the NBA to realign. The Lakers wouldn't mind it. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban started the debate last month. It continued after Boston sent Rajon Rondo to Dallas for three role players and draft picks, further strengthening the West.

Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki show support for Kobe Bryant

latimes.com — The accolades keep coming for Kobe Bryant, and it has nothing to do with stats. Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitzki took turns complimenting Bryant in the days after he passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Durant seemingly defended Bryant's leadership style that swings between aggressive and abrasive.

Five takeaways from the Lakers' victory over Minnesota

latimes.com — After weeks of buildup, Kobe Bryant finally passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list. He scored 26 points, brining him to 32,310 in his career. Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 100-94 victory Sunday over Minnesota. 1. It somehow made sense that Bryant topped Jordan with two second-quarter free throws.

Kobe Bryant's more like Mike than ever, passing Jordan on points list

latimes.com — MINNEAPOLIS - For all the hardware he'd accumulated in his life - championship rings, MVP trophies, All-Star awards - one peculiar item heralded the imminent appearance of the NBA's third-leading scorer at a postgame news conference. A green plastic bucket filled with ice.

Former Lakers applaud Kobe Bryant

latimes.com — The reviews trickled in quickly, the comparisons between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant forgotten for one brief period of time. Bryant passed Jordan on Sunday for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list, an accomplishment that overshadowed the Lakers' 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Kobe Bryant should pass Michael Jordan on Sunday

latimes.com — Kobe Bryant has fought through a broken bone in his knee, torn Achilles' tendon, numerous sprained ankles and chronic knee pain so severe it required cutting-edge treatment in Germany, all while investing 46,386 career minutes over 19 seasons (not including playoffs).

Five takeaways from Lakers' victory over San Antonio

latimes.com — The Lakers lost a nine-point lead with 1:59 left in the fourth quarter but beat the defending champions in overtime. In San Antonio. Here are five takeaways from their 112-110 victory over the Spurs. 1) Nick Young gave himself a new nickname, reaffirmed that nobody in the world could guard him and yelled out special thank-yous to each teammate in the locker room.

Lakers edge Spurs, 112-110, in overtime, led by Nick Young's 29 points

latimes.com — Kobe Bryant didn't pass Michael Jordan on the career scoring list, but there was still quite an accomplishment Friday. The Lakers outscored the San Antonio Spurs. They gave up a nine-point lead in the final 1:59, a seemingly fatal mistake on the road against the defending NBA champions.

Kobe Bryant can pass Michael Jordan but is a long way from the top

latimes.com — Kobe Bryant will almost surely pass Michael Jordan on Sunday in Minnesota. There's a lot of territory to cover after that. Bryant's 32,284 career points are nine shy of topping Jordan, an accomplishment that needs no explanation. But then would come Karl Malone (36,928 points) and, finally, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387).
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Dec 20, 2014

Nick Young called Adams a "sneaky, dirty player." Unhappy w/ himself for ejection: "Lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house"

Dec 20, 2014

Adding insult to ejection: Nick Young's three-pointer has been changed to a two-pointer after refs looked at courtside replays.

Dec 20, 2014

Nick Young has been ejected from the game for delivering a forearm to the throat of OKC center Steven Adams.

Dec 19, 2014

Ronnie Price has already matched his season-high (11 points). There are still six minutes left in the first quarter.

Dec 19, 2014

Byron added after talking about Durant: "I don't want the NBA to think i'm tampering or anything like that. I'm just answering questions."

Dec 19, 2014

Byron on Durant saying he'd like to play with Kobe: "I would love for him to play with Kobe too. Especially from a coaching standpoint."

Dec 19, 2014

Jordan Hill (flu-like symptoms) not at shoot-around. Might/might not play tonight vs. OKC.

Dec 18, 2014

Kobe is not scrimmaging today. Mark Madsen is, though.

Dec 15, 2014

And Kobe saves the day. And Wesley Johnson too. Lakers trail at the half, 60-27.

Dec 15, 2014

Lakers closing in on worst half ever. They scored only 23 points in a half against Denver in 2009.

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