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Lakers Re-Assign Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry To D-Fenders

The Los Angeles Lakers have re-assigned Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry to the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Clarkson and Henry will make their second appearance of the season with the D-Fenders, after having previously played with the team on November 15th against the Texas Legends. Clarkson shot 8-of-20 from the field and tallied 28 points, five rebounds and five assists against the...
Via RealGM
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer On Lakers: “We Still Have Chance To Catch Up To That 8th Spot”

Sometimes it’s best to not answer the question at all. The Lakers fell to 3-10 after getting bombed by the Dallas Mavericks 140-106. Afterwards Carlos Boozer was asked to speak on the Lakers prospects going forward. Boozer had a Rasheed Wallace moment when aswering. Carlos Boozer: "We still have a chance to catch up to that 8th spot. That's what we're fighting...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe won't take paycut, hints at retiring after contract ends

Kobe Bryant’s days as an NBA player might be numbered. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard hinted that he wouldn’t play past his last contract — which expires after next season — when he criticized hometown discounts saying they were a “big coup” for owners. Kobe insinuates that he won't be playing beyond his current contract. — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant says he took a big enough discount for Lakers to contend

            Kobe Bryant signed a two-year, $48.5 million contract that makes him the NBA’s highest-paid player.  But the Los Angeles Lakers star said Friday that he took a large enough hometown discount for the team to still be able to contend for championships. “This is a business, and you have to look at individuals and what they generate and the...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team bring in Roscoe Smith for workout

The Los Angeles Lakers have added yet another player to their workout schedule. According to Shams Charania from RealGM, the purple and gold are bringing Roscoe Smith for a workout today. Smith was on the Lakers’ training camp roster and impressed quite a few people along the way. The 23-year-old is currently a member of the Lakers’ D-League team, the D-Fenders. The Lakers will...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Working Out Roscoe Smith

The Los Angeles Lakers will bring in Roscoe Smith for a workout on Friday, league sources tell RealGM. Smith plays for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Funny Swaggy P and Jordan Hill Interview (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers forwards Nick Young aka Swaggy P and Jordan Hill had a fun time talking to the media following the Lakers 98-92 upset victory over the Houston Rockets. The season has started very poorly for the Lakers but they are currently on a two game winning streak following the return of Nick Young. Always an example of personality, Young had some fun in his post game interview...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Ellington expected to rejoin Lakers on Friday

It looks like the Los Angeles Lakers will have another scorer on the bench when they face the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. According to Mike Trudell from Lakers.com, Wayne Ellington is expected to rejoin the team in time for Friday’s game against the Mavs. Ellington has been on an indefinite leave of absence since his father was shot and killed in Philadelphia on November 4. LAL...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young on his swag: 'I’m like Michael Jackson, Prince'

Nick “Swaggy P” Young is known for many things but a lack of swagger isn’t one of them. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard recently returned to the Lakers lineup from injury and the Lakers have since gone on a two game winning streak. Coincidence? Of course not, says Swaggy P. “It’s all about my Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorry Mark Cuban, Lakers won’t be bad forever

Tanking in the NBA has been a problem for years – unless you are logical like I am – then you realize tanking is not a problem at all. After all, it is always darkest before the dawn. But it is extremely difficult to label what the Los Angeles Lakers are doing as tanking. Letting a 36-year-old Kobe Bryant shoot 50 times a night is not their plan to lose – surprisingly enough...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Back & Forth: Steve Nash sits down with Kevin Durant

Steve Nash has collaborated with Vice Sports for a new online series titled ‘Back & Forth’. His latest guest is 2013-14 NBA MVP Kevin Durant. In Part 1 of their conversation, the two NBA MVPs sit down and talk about their road to greatness and what drove them, and continues to drive them, to be incredible & successful athletes. Thanks to Marcel Mutoni and the Slam Magazine...
Via Hoops Heads North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant dishes on trash talk with Dwight Howard

To say that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had an acrimonious relationship when the two were Los Angeles Lakers teammates wouldn’t do justice to the rumored schism between the NBA stars. The perceived animosity that pervaded their tenure together seemed to have carried over once Howard left the team and then came to a head...Read More The post Kobe Bryant, unlike Kevin Durant,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant says Dwight Howard is not a ‘p—y’

            Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant scored 29 points in a 98-92 win over the Houston Rockets, who were without Dwight Howard, on Wednesday night. After the game, the topic of discussion centered around Howard, Bryant’s former teammate.  The Lakers guard was asked whether he considers Howard to be a “p—y,” the term Thunder star Kevin...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The importance of Swaggy P’s return

After sitting out six weeks as the result of a torn ligament in his right thumb that he sustained this offseason, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young returned to action last night against the Atlanta Hawks. So far without Swaggy P, the Lakers have struggled mightily finding options for offensive production outside of the NBA’s leading scorer, Kobe Bryant.  Although the team ranks...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young Returns for LA Lakers In Formidable Fashion (Video)

After a ten game hiatus from suffering a thumb injury during Lakers’ training camp, Nick Young returned locked and loaded against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night. Young gave the Lakers a well needed offensive lift off the bench scoring 6-of-10 from the field for 17 points in just 28 minutes of action. Young seemed he hasn’t missed a beat showcasing the well...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Scores His 32,000th Career Point (Video)

In Tuesday’s game vs. the Atlanta Hawks, Kobe Bryant scores his 32,000th career point in true Kobe Bryant fashion. The Los Angeles Lakers legend is currently 4th on the all time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Michael Jordan. The 32,000th point came with a classic Kobe Bryant fade-away jumper at a crucial point in the game to help give the Lakers a win...
Via Basketball Bicker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers breaking news: They stink

The Los Angeles Lakers’ first ten games have left them with a record of 1-9. This is not what the team envisioned when over the summer they added Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis and promising rookies Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. At that time, it appeared the team would be solid and much improved from the disasters of last season. Ten games in, that is not the case as...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Eloquently Captures Everything Wrong With The Lakers

The NBA season is young but there is already one fact that is undeniably clear. The Los Angeles Lakers are awful. As of Monday, the team is currently 1-9, “good” enough for last place in the Western Conference. The only worse team in the entire NBA by W-L record is the 0-9 Philadelphia 76’ers (who Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Injury Update: Ryan Kelly re-injures hamstring, Nick Young on track for Tuesday debut

In the second quarter of last night's 136-115 blowout versus the Warriors, Lakers forward Ryan Kelly re-injured his right hamstring. The strain will keep Kelly in L.A. as he will not travel with the team to Atlanta, the Lakers officially announced. He will see a doctor this morning to determine whether he will join the team later on during its three-game road trip.For Kelly, last...
Via NBA Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant tries to explain why he's taking so many shots

Beware, would-be purse thieves. Kobe Bryant is on the watch. Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers were doused by the Golden State Warriors 136-115 on Sunday to fall to 1-9 on the season, despite Bryant scoring 44 points. The five-time champion, whose frustration has been simmering, dismissed questions about him taking 34 of the Lakers’ 99 field goal attempts in the loss. “Obviously...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott waiting for call back from Steve Nash

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was ruled out for the season last month after he suffered another back injury. With the team struggling, coach Byron Scott is hoping Nash can serve as a mentor for his 1-8 team. The problem is Nash won’t return Scott’s calls. “I would like to (hear from Nash), but...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 4 prospects to consider for next year’s draft

Now, I know some people might see the headline of this article and say, “Isn’t it a little early to be looking forward to next year’s draft?” While that might be so for some other teams, the Los Angeles Lakers don’t have a lot to look forward to this season and, knowing management, are more than likely already looking at possible moves to make next offseason. Once the...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Wayne Ellington On Leave After Father’s Murder In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — The father of Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington Jr. was shot and killed in Philadelphia over the weekend. Police say 57-year-old Wayne Ellington was found shot in the head in the driver’s seat of a car in the Germantown section of northwest Philadelphia just after 8 p.m. Sunday. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that he was taken to Einstein Medical Center...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Laker Wayne Ellington on leave after father shot and killed

Wayne Ellington was granted an indefinite leave of absence by the Lakers on Tuesday after the team learned the player’s father was shot and killed in Philadelphia on Sunday night. “My family and I are devastated by the news of my father’s murder on Sunday night in Philadelphia,” Ellington said in a statement released by...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash writes open letter to Lakers fans

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash is one of the good guys in professional sports. Since his days at Santa Clara, there has always been something special about the way Nash played the game of basketball. And now that his career could very well be over after yet another injury, Nash sent out an open letter to Lakers fans via Facebook. Here is the letter.  I definitely don’t...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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