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Video: Andrew Bynum talks Lakers loss to Magic

Lakers’ center Andrew Bynum talks to the media following his team’s 92-80 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Video: Mejia and Fritz talk Magic win, Howard and Bynum

Following the Orlando Magic win over the LA Lakers, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about the convincing victory for the Magic, the Dwight Howard vs. Andrew Bynum matchup, all the issues the Lakers are facing right now as well as some other notes on Friday night’s games around the NBA.

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/20/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about the Lakers – Magic matchup tonight and the interesting stories within it regarding Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum, what the biggest need for LA is right now, the possibility of the Celtics breaking up this season, Russell Westbrook getting his extension, trade rumors surrounding Devin Harris as well [...]

Around the Rim: LeBron is still good sick

Heat 98 Lakers 87: LeBron James was feeling sick earlier in the day and left practice. But he took the medicine and looked just fine against the Lakers, scoring 31 points and pacing the Heat to what turned out to be an easy win. LA never fought back when Miami put together a run in [...]

Around the Rim: Derek Fisher clutch for LA

Lakers 73 Mavericks 70: This was one of the most ugly, miserable, boring games of the season with both teams bricking shots at a record pace. But they woke up in time for an exciting finish. With the game tied at 70-70, Kobe Bryant and was poised to go for the winner. As soon as [...]

Around the Rim: Heat lose in more ways that one

Nuggets 117 Heat 104: Well, the Miami Heat are human again this season. Lebron James had 35 points but Dwayne Wade badly rolled his right ankle in the fourth quarter and his team couldn’t keep up after that. It was all energy for the Nuggets who put up 31 points in the quarter to literally [...]

Around the Rim: Drama out west

Clippers 95 Heat 89 (OT): Could this be the real Clippers that many people expected before the season? The Clips tightened up their defense down the stretch and rallied behind Chris Paul who had 27 points and 11 assists. A lot of people will pick on Lebron James for shrinking in the fourth quarter and [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/11/12

On the latest podcast, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about Kobe Bryant’s scoring this season, the Miami Heat’s loss to the Warriors and Lebron James’ role, what is the toughest arena to play in right now, how the Bulls make look winning easy, a comparison between Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum and a possible [...]

Around the Rim: Nate beats Heat, Wiz win!

Warriors 111 Heat 106 (OT):  The Heat had this game won, up 17 late in the third quarter before Nate Robinson came in and went on the attack.  He dominated in the fourth quarter with 15 of his 24 and the Warriors went on an 8-0 run to force overtime.  Then Dorrell Wright knocked down [...]

Kobe Bryant will not have procedure done on injured wrist

Over the summer, Kobe Bryant traveled to Germany to have an experimental procedure performed on his sore knee.  The Lakers star was hoping to go back sometime this season to have the same work done on his injured wrist but that won’t be happening according to the LA Times. Bryant’s wrist issues are apparently here [...]

Around the Rim: Thunder rolling, Rubio dazzles

Thunder 108 Spurs 96:  Three games in three night was no problem for the Thunder as they became the first team to complete the sweep this season with a win over the Spurs.  Interesting note: six teams have played their back-to-back-to-back already this season and all six have won the third game.  Anyway, the Thunder [...]

Around the Rim: Heat win thriller without Lebron and Wade

A look around Thursday night in the NBA while must-see TV night repeats.  Again. Miami 116 Atlanta 109 3OT:  Both Lebron James and Dwayne Wade sat this was out but the Heat found a way to win.  The Hawks had plenty of chances to win this one but they couldn’t stop Chris Bosh and Mario [...]

Around the Rim: Kobe still shooting, Bulls late heroics

A look around Tuesday night in the NBA while they were caucusing in Iowa. Lakers 108 Rockets 99:  LA just abused the Rockets in the paint.  Andrew Bynum had yet another huge game – 21 points and 22 rebounds – and Pau Gasol chipped in with 14 of his own.  And Kobe Bryant kept shooting [...]

Warning from Kobe, says knee is maybe 100 percent

At the end of last season, Kobe Bryant looked worn down.  He had been playing with a variety of injuries including a bad finger that bothered him for well over a season and an arthritic knee.  Then during the preseason he tore a ligament in his shooting wrist which he insists on playing through. You [...]

Magic hoping some team will want to rent-a-Dwight

Dwight Howard has made his intentions known.  He wants to be traded from the Magic and has put the Nets, Lakers and Mavericks on his wish list where he would sign an extension. That hasn’t stopped Orlando and GM Otis Smith from hoping that other teams will get involved in the bidding to have the [...]