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Las Vegas odds makers pick Miami Heat to win it all and believe the Lakers won’t make it out of the first round against the Spurs

Lebron James is favored to lift another NBA Championship this June (Photo: Instagram.com)

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The odds have been against the Los Angeles Lakers all season and now that they have made the playoffs, doubters remain.

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times on Friday, April 19, Las Vegas odds makers are giving the team a very slim chance of winning the 2013 NBA Playoffs.

It appears that the Lakers only have a 12% chance of even making it out of the first round against the San Antonio Spurs, who they meet this Sunday.

Seventh-seeded Los Angeles Lakers have a date with the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs

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Los Angeles Lakers’ star forward Kobe Bryant made a promise months ago that his team would make the playoffs.

On Wednesday night, April 17, the Lakers defeated the Houston Rockets 99-95 to clinch the seventh playoff spot in the Western conference.

Kobe Bryant later took to his twitter account to announce “Playoff promise fulfilled #ontothenext.”

Of course, Bryant is recovering from surgery following a torn Achilles and will not actively be playing when the Lakers meet the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.

Kobe Bryant to undergo surgery after rupturing Achilles tendon

Kobe Bryant in the hospital following his season-ending injury (Photos: Instagram.com)

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The worst news was confirmed Saturday morning as Kobe Bryant’s MRI results showed that he indeed did rupture his Achilles tendon. He is scheduled to have surgery and it is speculated that it will take up to nine months of rehab before he can return. Last night after the Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors Bryant said he knew it was his Achilles.

“I can’t walk, I put pressure on it and I can’t walk,” claimed the five-time NBA champion.

Kobe Bryant takes to his Facebook page to rant about Achilles injury

Kobe Bryant limping in pain following his injury last night in Los Angeles (Photo: Instagram.com/heyaitsjohn)

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There is no doubt that Kobe Bryant is more frustrated and confused than anyone about his possible torn Achilles.

On Friday night, the Lakers were hosting the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center and despite scoring a dramatic comeback victory, 118-116, the focus of the night went towards Bryant’s game-ending injury. While nothing has been confirmed, it is probable that Bryant has torn his Achilles.

Early Saturday morning, Bryant took to his personal Facebook page to vent about his frustration and vowed to return admist much uncertainty. Here’s what the five-time champion had to say.

The Twitter world reacts to the loss of longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss

As reported by various outlets on Monday morning, Dr. Jerry Buss passed today at the age of 8o after his battle with Cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Read below for more reactions from the world of Twitter to hear what everyone is saying of Buss’ passing…

Lakers let one slip away vs. the Suns, 92-86; Dwight Howard re-aggravates shoulder and exits game

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On Wednesday night, the Phoenix Suns snapped the Los Angeles Lakers three game wining streak.

The Suns were led by Michael Beasley’s season high 27 points, while the Lakers have now lost eight straight on the road.

In a rather slow-paced first half, the Lakers suffered 12 turnovers as the game was tied 41-41. The Lakers seized the lead in the 3rd quarter and appeared to be on their way towards a 4th straight victory. However, a 29-13 run by the Suns in the 4th quarter would snatch away the victory.

Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 105-96, capture second straight win

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (34-11) had won nine of their previous 11 meetings with the Los Angeles Lakers before Sunday afternoon’s game inside of Staples Center on Sunday afternoon.

Playing with a better defensive effort and positive energy, the Lakers were competitive throughout today’s contest, pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 105-96 victory.

Led by their leader Kobe Bryant, who chipped in 21 points and 14 assists, the Lakers improved their record to 19-25 as they desperately claw for a playoff spot before the end of the season.