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Donald Trump goes on attack against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Donald Trump has pulled no punches during his campaign to gain the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election. While Trump’s attacks have mostly focused on his political opponents and the media, “The Donald” recently took his latest battle to court. The basketball court, that is. NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar penned his critical thoughts about Trump in a recent...
Via The Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Marcelo Huertas Signing Grade

(Aug. 15, 2014 – Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) By Eldrin Masangkay: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Los Angeles Lakers point guard rotation has added a fourth player to its crew. This time, the Purple and Gold turned its direction away from the youth movement and focused on veteran leadership. Marcelo Huertas from FC Barcelona joins the already existing...
Via HoopStuff
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Excel Parts Ways With Jordan Clarkson

Excel Sports Management has severed ties with Jordan Clarkson. The Los Angeles Lakers picked Clarkson in the second round of the draft in 2014. He averaged 11.9 points and 3.5 assists in his rookie season and was named to the All-Rookie First Team. Clarkson's primary agent with Excel was Mike George.
Via RealGM
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson does his best Kobe Bryant impersonation on the court (video)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson is learning from the best. The second-year player has only played alongside Kobe Bryant for one season, but he’s already finding ways to emulate the 17-time All Star. Watch Clarkson imitate Bryant’s patented fadeaway jumper—with plenty of pump fakes included as well. Jordan Clarkson practicing his Kobe. @JClark5on @Lakers @LakersNation...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is D'Angelo Russell in over his head?

The Los Angeles Lakers made some noise earlier this offseason when they passed on Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor in favor of Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.  The expectations for Russell to succeed in Laker Land are through the roof. The Lakers, once a powerhouse, are now reduced to rubble. The team is coming off of a 21...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash shoots hoops with Snoop Dogg (Video)

Steve Nash is still playing basketball during his retirement, as the former NBA point guard was recently shooting hoops with rapper Snoop Dogg. Snoop D O Double G racking up a quick double double. Good things happening in the pound. Yes that's an apple in my mouth @snoopdogg A video posted by stephennash (@stephennash) on Aug 29, 2015 at 7:28pm PDT H/T FTW. This post appeared...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Philippine federation to meet with Jordan Clarkson's dad

When it comes to convincing Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson to play for the Philippines in the FIBA Asia tournament, the national team is covering all of its bases -- and making sure that Clarkson is covered in the worst-case scenario, too. One of the limiting factors in Clarkson's commitment to playing so far has been his contract status with the Lakers. The second-year...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Young has inquired about playing overseas

As we are headed into the month of September, free agent forward Nick Young still has not found a team yet. The Los Angeles Lakers have not made it clear if Young is in their plans for the 2015-16 season. While Young is still waiting for that call, he is currently looking out other options outside of the NBA. According to TMZ, Young’s representatives have inquired about him playing...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcelo Huertas Signs One-Year Deal With Lakers

Marcelo Huertas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Huertas, a 32-year-old Brazilian point guard, has been with Barcelona since 2011 when he helped replace Ricky Rubio.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell Says Lakers Fans Are Spoiled

D’Angelo Russell hasn’t yet played a regular season game for the Lakers yet, but he’s not making many fans so far. A few weeks ago, he tweeted out that he thought Tracy McGrady was the “GOAT,” to which Kobe Bryant […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Roy Hibbert Could Be The Steal of the Offseason

While things did not pan out quite like the Los Angeles Lakers hoped they would during free agency, the Lakers did not fail to make headlines when the team traded for enigmatic big man Roy Hibbert for the mere pittance of a future second-round pick. Hibbert’s widely chronicled failure to display any form of consistency over the past two seasons elicited profound turmoil in...

D'Angelo Russell: 'There's a lot of spoiled Lakers fans'

    Los Angeles Lakers fans were outraged last week when D’Angelo Russel, their team’s No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, tweeted that Tracy McGrady may have been the greatest player of all time. “Honestly Tracy McGrady might have been the GOAT!” Russell wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted. By saying McGrady may have been the best NBA player ever,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Backcourt Looks Great

Photo Credit: Paul Vernon via Associated Press After entering the season as the forty-sixth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, no one really expected Jordan Clarkson to come into the season and have as much of an impact as he ended up having. He started the season fourth on the depth chart, as time passed and the Los Angeles Lakers kept playing terribly last season, he started getting more...

Will Metta World Peace bring Peace to the Los Angeles Lakers?

Metta World Peace defending Paul Pierce in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals (Mandatory Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images) One of the many reasons why the Los Angeles Lakers earned their 16th championship title was due to a Game 7 three-point shot in the 2010 NBA Finals made by Metta World Peace that sealed the deal. It was one of the All-time greatest shots made in a Game 7 with...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Buss continues to say some crazy things but at what cost?

The Los Angeles Lakers are something, right? Not only from a historical perspective, but in the sense that we always expect them to bounce back from disastrous seasons and develop a roster with at least a few stars roaming the hardwood. Then again, all of those thoughts subconsciously placed into our craniums over the years feel so yesterday — or, at least, in the pre-Jim Buss...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Book of Genesis, the first book of the Holy Bible, is the most famous creation story known to humankind, since human beings began to write letters on paper. Other cultures and civilizations have their own revered texts and shared origin stories. A lucky few are present at the creation of something vast, remarkable, formidable, or all of the above, but most of us must settle...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Buss on Scott over D'Antoni, Brown: 'He has the Laker blood'

Since Phil Jackson left town after the 2011-12 season, the Los Angeles Lakers have struggled somewhat to find their way on the coaching front. Going with the man who'd previously coached LeBron James, Mike Brown, didn't work, and the Mike D'Antoni experiment seemed doomed from the start.Now, for all of his faults, the Lakers have a member of the family on the bench in Byron Scott...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal dish about old Lakers feud

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were not exactly pleasant to one another during their shared tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, despite winning three NBA Championships together. The two superstars opened up about their former feud in an upcoming podcast “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” expressing regret over their clashes on and off the court. Shaq attributed much of the feud...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers considering bringing back the artist formerly known as Ron Artest

Via Adrian Wojnarowksi of Yahoo Sports:The Los Angeles Lakers are discussing the possibility of signing free agent forward Metta World Peace to a one-year contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. World Peace has been in the Lakers' practice facility this offseason playing against the team's players, including 2014 first-round pick Julius Randle, league sources told Yahoo Sports...
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Lakers Have a Budding “Big Three”?

The Los Angeles Lakers‘ widely chronicled failure to recruit players of superstar caliber has enveloped the franchise’s headlines for the past several seasons. While the Lakers’ failure to lure marquee players has stained the team has adulterated the team’s repute, it is fair to wonder whether the Lakers – in spite of all of their notorious free agent debacles – have...

Report: Lakers ‘seriously considering’ signing Metta World Peace

No, this isn’t a headline from three years ago. The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly “seriously considering” Metta World Peace, previously known as Ron Artest, for the 2015-16 NBA season. Adrian Wojnarowski has the scoop (as always), but notes no deal is in place as of yet. Lakers are seriously considering signing free agent Metta World Peace, league sources tell Yahoo...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA star Steve Nash to produce ecstasy flick

The last time former Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers star Steve Nash was seen publicly was during Fox’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup and at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Now we learn that Nash will be one of the producers for an independent movie on the 1980’s Dallas drug scene. Variety reports that the movie will look at the origins of the drug ecstasy also...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash to produce film about 1980s Dallas ecstasy scene

    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has only been officially retired for a few months, and he’s already partaking in some rather interesting ventures. According to a Thursday feature by Dave McNary of Variety, the 41-year-old has officially signed on as an executive producer for an upcoming independent film about 1980s Dallas. The movie will reportedly focus on the Dallas party...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Buss to Resign if His Four Year Plan Fails? That’s Doubtful

EL SEGUNDO, CA – MAY 31: Jim Buss, executive vice president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers, listens to Lakers new coach Mike Brown’s speach during his introductory news conference at the team’s training facility on May 31, 2011 in El Segundo, California. Brown replaced Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who retired at the end of this season. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What should we expect from the Lakers this season?

For the Los Angeles Lakers, there is some good news and some bad news heading into the 2015-16 NBA season. The bad news is that for the third straight offseason they have failed to sign a star in free agency. The good news, for what it’s worth, is that they really can’t go downhill from here.  Last season, the Lakers had the worst season in franchise history, going 21-61 and...
Via The Sports Quotient
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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