Friday, November 28, 2014
Authors Posts by Anna Gonda

Anna Gonda

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Anna Gonda has been the post-game editor for LakerNation.com since the 2009-2010 season. Between post-game reports, she's a full-time advertising coordinator for an academic publisher and a part-time photographer. Favorite Lakers: Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher. Favorite Laker Moment: Game 7, 2010 Finals against the Boston Celtics.

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At least it's only the pre-season. In their sixth game before opening night, the Lakers shot 5-19 for 26.3% in the first quarter when they...

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Great article in the Denver Post. Not EVERYONE is sold on the Super Team just yet. "People talk about what's hot at the moment," Nuggets...

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The camera focused in on Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher in the first quarter, side by side on the bench and looking on. Bryant...

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Ron Artest slapped the ball from under Ty Lawson’s arm, Steve Blake grabbed it, passed it to Artest, who passed it to a sprinting...

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Happy Ron Artest Day! That should’ve been the official greeting in Las Vegas today after the guest of honor received a key to the...

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The Lakers wore their home gold jerseys, and the rules of the game were referred to as “hybrid” for its combination of NBA and...

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The NBA Pre-Season is a short span of time that serves various purposes, such as getting players back in shape after a long summer...

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It wasn’t pretty. In fact, it was downright ugly. After playing one of their most perfect games on Tuesday night’s Game 6, the Lakers started Game 7 looking panicked rather than poised; harried rather than patient; lost rather than commanding...

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On the brink of elimination for the first time in the post-season, the Lakers could have cowered under the pressure and watched their hated rivals celebrate a championship on their home floor...

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If the 2010 NBA Finals were the Land of Missed Opportunities, the Lakers would reign supreme. After a harrowing 4th quarter performance by Derek Fisher to win Game 3, they led by 8 points in the third quarter in Game 4, then allowed Boston’s bench to outplay them to tie the series 2-2...

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Lose to a team that is far superior than you. Lose on a last second shot. Lose with your pride on your sleeve and determination on your face. Don't lose like this; not when the opposing team is shooting 35%. Not when the opponent's best players are sitting on the bench. Not when you've got a chance to put a stranglehold on a difficult series. But the Lakers did just that and now the series sits even at two games apiece.

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The final buzzer sounded and they shared an embrace… again. Two teammates, who in their 14-year career have started in 116 playoff games (more than any other duo in NBA history) and have won four championships together. One is a global superstar who is as skilled as he is ferocious. The other is a local hero who is as intelligent as he is calm.

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Never mind the officiating. As sad as it is that Phil Jackson plans to make adjustments according to how the referees are calling the game rather than making adjustments with only their opponents to consider, the Lakers allowed the Celtics to take this game from them...

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After his post-game sideline interview, Kobe Bryant walked up to Ron Artest who was sitting on the bench, took his teammate’s hand, pounded him on the chest, gathered his head to his, and whispered something in his ear. Maybe Bryant welcomed him to his first NBA Finals appearance...

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With the Lakers off to a poor start, trade rumors have begun to swirl around Kobe Bryant, leading many to speculate if he'll leave for greener pastures. Kobe puts those rumors to rest in his interview with Yahoo Sports.