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Los Angeles Lakers, Metta World Peace Have Agreed On A One-Year Deal


On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers signed Metta World Peace to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract, according to Yahoo!. Last year the Lakers gave Peace a one-year deal worth $1.4 million, so it’s unlikely he’ll see any additional boost in salary. The 36-year old small forward will be reunited with former teammate, now head coach, Luke Walton, with whom he won two NBA titles while in a Lakers uniform.

World Peace spent a season playing in China before returning to the NBA last season with the Lakers. During 2015, Peace appeared in 35 games, averaging 5.0 points and 2.5 rebounds, and averaging just 16.9 minutes a game.

Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, said after the signing that “I’m excited about everything. I’m prepared to help the young guys grow. To play, everything. Luke’s always been like a coach, More >

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Kobe Bryant reveals the top 5 teams, players he’s ever faced


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By James Herbert | NBA writer | December 21, 2015 8:56 pm ET


In a conference call on Monday, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant named his top 5 opposing players and teams, adding that it was difficult not to pick more, via ESPN‘s Baxter Holmes.

The players: Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Clyde Drexler.

The teams: San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls.

Congratulations are in order for the Kings, who haven’t been included in any best-of lists in a long time. Those early-2000s teams were absolutely great.

Also: It’s rather interesting that Bryant picked Drexler, who had retired before Bryant became a full-time starter in his third season. That’s quite the show of respect from one great shooting guard to another.


Injury Behind Him, George Back to Playing at Elite Level


By Kevin Cottrell Jr. | Special to

It’s the summer of 2014.

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George wraps up the toughest offseason workouts of his career. His regimen was simple: hard work and attention to detail will net great on-court production.

Prior to unveiling his new talents for the Pacers, George would put his skills to the test as a key member of Team USA. The game’s brightest stars traveled to Las Vegas to participate in a mini-camp that concluded with a Blue and White exhibition game. Fans gathered in the Thomas and Mack Center to witness the beginning of a gold medal run and instead left with an unforgettable image.

With 9:33 remaining in the fourth quarter, George chased down James Harden in transition. While leaping to contest Harden’s layup attempt, George’s

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Hall of Fame Set to Reduce Eligibility Wait Time


BY SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER | | @SHowardCooper | Dec 14, 2015 8:31 PM ET

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Warriors hold off Pacers’ late push to stretch streak to 23-0

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INDIANAPOLIS — Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors spent the first three quarters playing as flawlessly as their unbeaten record. They spent the last 12 minutes Tuesday night trying to protect their perfect quest.

On a night Thompson scored a season-high 39 points and reigning MVP Stephen Curry nearly had a triple-double, the Warriors improved to 23-0 by stopping Indiana’s furious fourth-quarter comeback and holding off the Pacers 131-123.

“We’ve got to handle the end of the game better. We had a double-digit lead,” Curry said. “You don’t ever want to have to win the game twice or even three times. You want to make things as easy as possible when you have a night like we did for 36 minutes.”

The defending NBA champions have made things look pretty easy in what has already been a milestone season. They have won 27 straight dating to last spring, which More >

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