The Los Angeles Lakers are in for a tumultuous summer. Not only are they going up against the Houston Rockets , Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks to retain the services of Dwight Howard , but their payroll is also unbelievably high.
It was not the sort of season Steve Nash envisioned when he agreed to a trade last summer that brought the 17-year NBA veteran point guard to the Los Angeles Lakers .
It turns that out Kobe Bryant got to be a part of the 2013 NBA playoffs after all.
Kobe Bryant has etched his name in Laker lore many different times throughout his career.
It's not often a 16-year veteran receives All-NBA First Team honors after failing to make the club at any level just one year before, but that's what Tim Duncan did this season.
"In my estimation, the guy that has to be there would be Bill Russell . He has won 11 championships as a player," Jackson said in an interview with Time.
Many people enjoy watching the San Antonio Spurs -- their convoluted motion-based system is capable of producing points in a hurry -- but there is still a sizable subsection of America that cannot stand the Spurs and their "boring" brand of basketball.
Jackson recently spoke on ESPN's Mike & Mike in the morning, where his quotes were recorded on the issue.
AUGUST 10: Dwight Howard is introduced to the media as the newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers by General Manager Mitch Kupchak during a news conference at the Toyota Sports Center on August 10, 2012 in El Segundo, California.
James received all 119 votes for the first team from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Kobe Bryant was named to the All-NBA first team for the eleventh time in his career after an outstanding 2012-2013 campaign.
Phil Jackson picked up the phone and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was on the other line.
Writers Note: This isn't exactly a story about the Los Angeles Clippers but it is a city of Los Angeles story.
Two of the NBA's most decorated and celebrated superstars both have ties to the Charlotte Hornets, albeit in extremely different ways.
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