LAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kobe Bryant offers his help to the Lakers

Kobe Bryant is making it clear that if the Los Angeles Lakers want his input, he’s always happy to help.Bryant told Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times that he’s just one call away if Jeanie Buss or anyone else wants him. Bryant isn’t angling for a formal role of anything like that, but he’s still fond of the Lakers and wants to help lift them out of the cellar. In fact...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the value of the Los Angeles Lakers’ young core

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last handful of years, you’ve known the Los Angeles Lakers have stunk. The silver lining to this is that they have been able to group up a collection of young and intriguing talent. The entire roster is young, as only two players over 30 have been getting playing time in recent weeks, and they come off the bench now. The rest of the...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trading for Kobe: The Day Everything Changed

On June 26, 1996, the Los Angeles Lakers made a trade that would change Los Angeles forever. On draft night in 1996, the Los Angeles Lakers made a trade for a prospect coming out of Lower Merion High School, a player who had dominated the circuit at the high school level and was looking to […] Trading for Kobe: The Day Everything Changed - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los...
Via Lake Show Life
16 hours ago

How the Lakers' SportsNet coverage avoids tank mode

Bill Macdonald leaped into rise-and-fire mode. The reliably upbeat Lakers' play-by-play man for Spectrum SportsNet apparently had seen enough as the team stumbled into halftime against the Clippers last Tuesday night trailing 70-40, punctuated by an uncontested 3-point basket on the final play before the first-half buzzer.
Via LA Daily News
17 hours ago

Time to add Ivica Zubac to the Los Angeles Lakers’ baby core

Whenever people talk about the Baby Los Angeles Lakers, you always hear about D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, and then Jordan Clarkson. Then Larry Nance Jr.‘s name would start to be included by some. However, a new name must be added to that group: Ivica Zubac. He is the latest late-draft gem the Lakers have uncovered in the NBA draft after Jordan Clarkson in...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Tracking Brandon Ingram’s improvement

As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their struggles in the win column and are focusing all of their attention on the upcoming NBA draft, Brandon Ingram has quietly improved his game considerably. The Lakers are now 21-51 and dead last in the Western Conference, after starting the season 10-10 under first year head coach, Luke Walton. After the surprisingly solid start, the Lakers...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shaq On Kobe Bryant, Lakers Future, & Reacts To Statue

Shaquille O'Neal reacts to his statue reveal, his favorite moments with the Lakers and at Staples Center, what it meant for him to have Kobe Bryant to come out in support and whether or not he could envision himself having a future with the Lakers organization: Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA players react to Devin Booker's 70-point game

Devin Booker had a game he will never forget, and players from around the NBA had some great reactions to his historic night.Coming into Friday, Booker’s career-high for points in a game was 39, which he had done on three occasions. Against the Celtics, he bettered that number by 31.The 20-year-old set a new Suns franchise record with 70 points, topping the previous mark of 60...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic to skip Shaq statue unveiling to scout tourney game

The Los Angeles Lakers are unveiling a statue of Shaquille O’Neal outside of Staples Center Friday night, but new team general manager Magic Johnson reportedly won’t be around for the ceremony.But at least he has a good reason for missing the big event.According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Johnson will be across the country attending the UCLA vs. Kentucky Sweet 16 game, as he realizes...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger admits he once bet on a game he broadcasted

Now that he’s out of traditional broadcasting and working on a Vegas sports gambling show, former CBS and ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger has finally let his guard down and admitted he once bet on a game he called.Musburger gambled on a Lakers-Trail Blazers game back in the 1980s. He claims that although he’s bet on many other games throughout his life, that was the only time...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq's statue spotted outside Staples Center before unveiling

The Los Angeles Lakers will formally unveil Shaquille O’Neal’s statue during a ceremony Friday outside Staples Center. With only a few days left before the big reveal, work has begun in erecting the statue in Star Plaza outside the arena.Shaq himself took to Twitter Wednesday to provide a snapshot of the mammoth statue befitting his sizable frame. The bronze statue, which celebrates...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers want Russell to play off ball for rest of season

The Los Angeles Lakers are fully committed to player development over the final dozen games of the regular season, and experimenting with D’Angelo Russell’s role appears to be next in store.After Russell dropped a career-high 40 points in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland, Lakers head coach Luke Walton said he wants to try playing the former No. 2 overall pick off the ball more for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players fined over Lakers-Bucks scuffle

The NBA cracked down hard on Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe and Los Angeles Lakers guards Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell, who got into an altercation on Friday night.As passed along by Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype, Monroe was hit the hardest. He was dinged to the tune of $35,000, Young was hit with a $25,000 fine and Russell will come out of it $15,000 poorer.The incident that...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton goes off in postgame after Bucks-Lakers scuffle results in three ejections

Three players were ejected during the third quarter of the Lakers-Bucks game on Friday night at Staples Center, after Los Angeles’ Nick Young didn’t take kindly to a hard foul from Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon.Young responded by shoving Brogdon, and then Milwaukee’s Greg Monroe shoved Young. Lakers players D’Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram then went after Monroe.The fracas...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Western Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

We’re less than a month away from the end of the NBA’s regular season, so it’s time to focus our attention on the teams who won’t play in this year’s postseason. We’ll have at least four more games for each of the 16 playoff teams, so use these last 15 or so games to check out some of the NBA’s best young players who aren’t in a position to lead their teams to the...
Via Yardbarker
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why shutting down Timofey Mozgov is right move for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are shutting down center Timofey Mozgov for the rest of the season, according to ESPN. Mozgov, who signed a four-year, $64 million contract last summer, is healthy, so why are the Lakers removing one of their high-priced free-agent additions from the lineup? Well, it’s no secret the Lakers are going to finish the 2016-17 season with one of the worst records...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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