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The NBA announced today the new schedule for the upcoming 2013-2014 NBA season.  Riddled with marquis games, rivalries, and guaranteed blowouts this season looks to be quite the ride.  You can look at the schedule here via ESPN.

The season opens on October 29th with Los Angeles playing Los Angeles in an epic battle of LA.  Some other notable games for the Lakers are playing the Heat at Staples Center on Christmas Day, and visiting Dwight Howard and the Rockets on November 7th.  The opening night game versus the Clippers will perhaps have a lot more meaning than appears at first glance.  Starting the season with a win there would give the Laker faithful a real hope for the rest of the season seeing as they were swept by their co tenants last year in the season series.  Dwight Howard doesn’t make a trip back to LA until February 19th when the Lakers host the Houston Rockets.  The Grammy road trip spans from January 15th – January 26th playing six games over that duration against PHX, BOS, TOR, CHI, MIA, ORL, and NYK, certainly no walk in the park.

The Lakers have a good core put together and should put up better numbers than many are anticipating this season so don’t throw in the towel just yet.  This season is sure to be filled with its share of ups and downs but has a rich helping of great, exciting games for fans every where to enjoy.

Here’s to a good season Nation, less than 3 months away.

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According to TMZ, Kobe Bryant’s mom hit a home run on selling some of Bryant’s old gear.  Kobe had sued his mom earlier in the year for attempting to sell his old gear and the two have since come to an agreement allowing Bryant’s mom to sell about 10% of his old stuff.  Well, that auction ended last night and it earned quite the healthy sum.

– 2000 NBA L.A. Lakers Championship ring:  $165,889.80
– 2000 All Star ring:  $52,854
– Kobe’s used H.S. Uniform: $48,048.15
– Kobe’s used Lakers jersey: $7,938.45
– Kobe American Flag Adidas Sneakers: $7,216.25

More gear was also auctioned off and the total amount earned was $450,000

Do you think Kobe’s mom had the right to sell his old gear?

 

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