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Mike Miller has an interest in playing with the Lakers.

TruthAboutIt.com: Miller’s brother, Ryan, currently an assistant coach at New Mexico, tells Whitney, “It’s very important for him to find a team that’s committed to winning and winning now.” And Mike reaffirmed the type of team he wants to play for by saying, “Playing with LeBron would be great, playing with the Lakers would be great – just teams that you know are going to be there.” Again, not a category that houses the Wizards.

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Kobe wants to enjoy the ring, but for what it’s worth, here’s his comments on a possible Wade/LeBron combo.

RealGM: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was asked Thursday night about what it would be like to face a team that had both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

Both James and Wade will be free agents this summer.

“What is it with you? You want to just emotionally drain me? I don’t want to think about that,” Bryant shot back.

“Those guys, I’ve seen those guys up close and personal. I don’t want to think about playing against both of them at the same time. I want to enjoy this for a little bit.”

Bryant won’t have much time to enjoy his most recent NBA title as free agency kicks off on July 1st.

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You heard about it during his Championship postgame interview, you probably heard about it again somewhere else, and at some point, you probably told yourself that you want to listen to it.

Ron Artest’s latest single is here, and its rightfully named “Champion.” We’ve heard some of Ron’s previous singles — including such hits as Get Low, Fever, Georgetown Girl, and everyone’s absolute favorite, Workout.

This single might end up being his most popular. Here it is…

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The fan experience is a unique one.

None of us play for the teams that we cheer for, but we take the losses just as hard the players we devote ourselves to do.

Very few of us make any money off of our love for a team, but we’ll gladly spend thousands of dollars in our attempts to support one.

But if nothing else, being a fan gives us all memories in life that we can share with our friends, our families, and, hell yes, even the players.

The sixteenth Lakers championship is a special title, and a special memory. Special for Kobe Bryant, Phil, Jackson Pau, our Los Angeles Lakers, and it’ll remain special to me — and I’m sure to all of us Laker fans — forever.

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It looks like Magic will pay for Phil to return! I love this! Let’s go for the 3-Peat!

“I want to make sure of something,” Johnson said. “I want Phil back in the worst way. I will give [Buss] some money if I have to.”

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Our Champions made the rounds on late night TV after the Game 7 victory. Kobe, Derek, Ron, Shannon, Josh, Sasha, and DJ were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, while Pau Gasol was chatting it up with Jay Leno. Here’s the team on Jimmy Kimmel, very funny stuff!


More from the show after the jump!

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The bulls eye just grew 2x as large and it looks like Afflalo is already making a promise to his fans on twitter. Look out Lakers fans, more “talk” from Denver.

Twitter: U have to pay ur respect to a champion… It aint easy…but i hope all the homies are in the lab ….. There will NOT be a 3peat

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So who will be joining us?

Associated Press: The Los Angeles Lakers say they’ll pay for Monday’s NBA championship victory celebration, a more modest event than in past years.

Lakers spokesman John Black said Friday the team anticipates spending around $2 million, including police overtime and other city services.

The Lakers plan to celebrate Thursday’s victory over the Boston Celtics with a parade from Staples Center to the University of Southern California campus. The team estimates that 500,000 to 2 million people may line the two-mile route.

Last year’s celebration featured a longer parade to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where 95,000 people jammed the stands for a rally.

The Lakers and others paid for most of that event after costs to the financially strapped city were criticized.

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The champs will be joining Kimmel tonight! Make sure to tune in!

N.Y. Times: Jimmy Kimmel and ABC will get an unexpected gift Friday night: A new show when a repeat had been scheduled — and one that will include about the most prominent guests a talk show could land this week: Kobe Bryant and other members of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Mr. Kimmel has been producing special shows for ABC during its coverage of the NBA Finals, preceding the games in prime time. But Friday was the show’s regular day off until Mr. Kimmel got word late Thursday night as the Lakers celebrated their seventh game win over the Boston Celtics to capture the NBA title.

“We have a great relationship with Kobe,” Mr. Kimmel said in an email message. The show’s booker, John Carlin, attended the game and spoke to a representative of Mr. Bryant. He then asked the Laker star if he would commit to appearing with Mr. Kimmel. He agreed and promised to bring along several other members of the team.

Mr. Kimmel, who has gotten a big ratings boost from the huge audiences that have tuned in to ABC during the basketball coverage. sprang into action and contacted the network with a request to add an original show Friday. He also called his staff who expected the show to be dark on Friday to tell them to gear up the machine.

Continue reading ‘A Special Edition of Kimmel’s Show Friday Night–With the Lakers’

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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.