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Andrew Bogut agrees to 1-year deal with Lakers

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Kobe Bryant: the perfect player to have two numbers retired

The Lakers are going to honor the career of Kobe Bryant this coming season by retiring two jersey numbers. The decision is considered controversial by some people because such a move is believed to be without precedent. Frankly, I have to ...

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