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Player of the Game: Dwight Howard

“It Makes You Unstoppable.”

Through the Lens of World Peace

Forward Metta World Peace got creative before the team’s final preseason tuneup in San Diego. As MWP walked out to the court for his normal pregame routine he picked up team photographer Noah Graham’s camera and, after a quick lesson on focus, snapped off a couple pics of his teammates. Check them out below.

Metta catches rookie big man Robert Sacre as he warms up

Devin Ebanks and Darius Johnson-Odom warm up

Metta got going with the camera's motor drive to catch these six pics of Steve Blake waving to the camera

Lord Stanley Visits the Lakers

The Stanley Cup continues to make the rounds around Los Angeles and Sunday night that included visiting a place that it knows very well, STAPLES Center. Except this time the hardwood was down on the floor instead of the ice.

As the team exited the locker room following their postgame media obligations they were able to stop and spend a moment with the most historical trophy in sports. Here’s a look at Dwight Howard, Mike Brown and Metta World Peace checking out the cup. Thanks to the LA Kings for sharing the big guy with us for an evening.

Sports Illustrated Cover

Offseason additions Steve Nash & Dwight Howard are featured on the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated NBA Preview issue. “All 30 Teams, One New King of the West”

Building Team Chemistry

(all photos by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

Kobe Out vs. Blazers

From Mike Trudell’s @LakersReporter twitter account:
Kobe Bryant will not play tonight due to a right shoulder strain. He’s listed as day to day.

Rifleman vs. Mamba

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After getting his extra stretching in and talking with the media, Kobe Bryant was back on the floor working with player development coach Phil Handy. As Bryant drilled with Handy, assistant coach Chuck Person walked by and wanted a shot at guarding Kobe one-on-one.

After a couple jab steps and ball fakes put the Rifleman on his heels, the Black Mamba slipped to his right and flushed it home (much to the delight of support staff members JJ Outlaw and Kyle Triggs).

Dwight Slam

Dwight Howard finishes with authority through traffic during the 5-on-5-on-5 drill during Thursday afternoon’s practice.

Summer Podcast: Francisco Pinto

Lakers spanish analyst Francisco Pinto joins Mike Trudell to talk about the new Time Warner Cable Deportes station that launches on October 1st and the new look 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers.

Listen below in english and spanish.