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Steve Nash Admits Playing Career Likely Over

Steve Nash has admitted publicly his NBA career is likely over. Nash played just 65 games for the Los Angeles Lakers over his first two seasons with the club before being ruled out for the entire 14-15 season. "Unfortunately, the NBA game is just a touch too far for me," said Nash, who turned 41 last month. "I play one game and I'm out a month. I have a bunch of back things going...
Via RealGM
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Early Look at the Top 15 Free Agents the Lakers Should Target this Offseason

LaMarcus Aldridge There are certainly doubts in my mind about Aldridge’s willingness to leave Portland and head to Los Angeles, but he is still a guy that the team should strongly chase after.  Aldridge is one of the top big men in the game today, and the only persuading factor the the Lakers could probably use to persuade him to come to Los Angeles would be the history the...
Via TopSportsReport
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Finds Wesley Johnson For Alley-Oop Slam

This was a nice play. Jordan Clarkson continues to show us something a little different each game, and the 22-year-old rookie had his first long-range alley-oop pass of the season on Tuesday night when he found Wesley Johnson for the slam. Clarkson finished the game with 4 assists and zero turnovers.. He also scored 19 points and has been averaging 15.0 points per contest since the...
Via Lakerholicz.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Day in the Life: Jeremy Lin ‘All-Star Break’ Edition

LA Lakers guard, international icon and all-round nice guy Jeremy Lin takes us on a tour of what he did during the all-star break. Which included visiting some family, cooking for the homeless on Chinese New Year, talking about the Lakers bad season, hitting the gym for a workout and randomly racing a dude in the park. Lin-tastic stuff! For more info on how to connect with your...
Via Hooped Up
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Fined For Commenting On D’Angelo Russell

It’s been a rough season for Phil Jackson and the Knicks. The New York Knicks have been fined an undisclosed amount due to to president Phil Jackson commenting on Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell. Yahoo Sports reports the NBA fined Jackson because league officials are forbid from making public statements about college underclassmen. After attending an Ohio State game last...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson throws down two-handed alley-oop against Hornets

The Los Angeles Lakers are obviously not a great team but they do have some athletes that can still excite a crowd. For instance, this picture perfect alley-oop from Jordan Clarkson to Wesley Johnson: Wesley may never live up to his draft position. But at least, he can do plays like those on the court once in a while. *** Wesley Johnson pic from Getty Images.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets fire Brian Shaw

In a less-than-surprising move, the Denver Nuggets have fired head coach Brian Shaw. The team is currently 20-39 on the season and simply hasn’t played inspired basketball this season. That came to a head recently when it was reported that players are breaking team huddles with a countdown to the end of the season. Definitely not a good sign. Including this season, Shaw was a...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Has Foot Race With Homeless Guy (Video)

Jeremy Lin is a keeper in L.A. for his philanthropic efforts alone. Lin has gone above and beyond in the community since becoming a Laker. Lin and a few of his pals used their NBA All Star break to give back to the homeless. At somepoint — a homeless 55-year-old decided to see just how great of an athlete Lin really was. He challenged the Lakers guard to a foot race and Lin...
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Robert Flores checkmates Nick Young in Iggy Azalea zinger-spawned feud

If Nick Young knows what’s good for him, he hopefully will determine he’s been bested by Robert Flores in their burgeoning feud over the musical talents of the Los Angeles Lakers star’s girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Because the “SportsCenter” anchor absolutely destroyed Young during a radio interview on Monday with a one-liner for the ages. It...Read More The post Robert Flores...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flores: If Nick Young takes a shot at me, he's going to miss

While the so-called “beef” between Nick Young and ESPN anchor Robert Flores is sure to fizzle out in the very near future, Flores does not seem like he is in a huge hurry to get it over with. During an appearance on ESPN Radio’s “Sedano and Stink Show” on Monday, Flores downplayed his original joke...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Robert Flores is continuing his beef with Nick Young

Yesterday we enjoyed the genesis of a ridiculous feud between ESPN SportsCenter anchor Robert Flores and Lakers guard Nick Young slash Australian rapper girlfriend Iggy Azalea.  Flores made a joke on SportsCenter about I-G-G-Y killing hip hop, Swaggy P took it personally, and here we are. Flores appeared on ESPN Radio’s Sedano and Stink (go to the 39 minute mark) to talk about...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: Wife suffered miscarriage during rape trial

Kobe Bryant opened up in an unprecedented way in his new documentary and even revealed that wife Vanessa suffered a miscarriage during his rape trial in 2004. Bryant was investigated for sexual assault in 2003 after having sex with a woman who worked at the Colorado hotel where he was staying ahead of a procedure...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers weekly: Rotation changes improve team play

The week that was Following the trade deadline, head coach Byron Scott delivered on his promise to shake up the rotation, moving Ed Davis, Jordan Hill and Wesley Johnson to the bench and inserting youngsters Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre into the starting five. Scott has also been going back and forth between rookie Tarik Black and veteran Carlos Boozer at starting power forward...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young rips ESPN anchor over Iggy Azalea insult

As expected, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has come to the defense of his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea, in the wake of an insult that ESPN’s Robert Flores tossed her way on Monday morning. For those who missed it, Flores said Iggy is “trying to kill hip-hop” during a lighthearted segment on SportsCenter. You can...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson to be fined for comments on college player

Phil Jackson’s trip to Columbus to watch Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell will end up costing the New York Knicks’ president a little more than he expected it to.  According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Jackson will be fined by the NBA for commenting on the Buckeyes’ star guard, who is technically a “draft-ineligible player.” Russell, a true freshman...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers guard Ronnie Price out 6-8 weeks after elbow surgery

  Los Angeles Lakers guard Ronnie Price had surgery to remove bone spurs and bone chips from his right elbow. The team said Wednesday that Price is expected to be out six to eight weeks, a timetable that could put him close to missing the rest of the season. The Lakers, who won't make the playoffs, end their season on April 15. Price was averaging 5.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 3...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers Ronnie Price Out For Rest Of Season Due To Elbow Injury

Ronnie Price of the Los Angeles Lakers out due to elbow injury Point guard Ronnie Price of the Los Angeles Lakers who signed as a free agent this past September is set to be out for the rest of the season. As reported by Baxter Holmes of ESPN, Kobe Bryan, Julius Randle and Steve Nash have company. Ronnie Price joins them as a Laker who won’t play again this season. Baxter...
Via Basketball Bicker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Re-establishing the standard

On Sunday night, the downtrodden Los Angeles Lakers mustered up enough to beat their rivals, the Boston Celtics, 118-111 in overtime. It was a great team win for the Lakers as 3 players (Jeremy Lin, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson) had phenomenal scoring performances off of the bench and the team was able to snap a seven game winning streak, its second longest of the season. Unfortunately...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott, like Kobe, irritated by Lakers' celebration

It’s safe to say the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be celebrating much the next time they snap a long losing streak. Several members of the Lakers went a bit over the top Sunday night after the team ended a seven-game losing streak with an overtime win over the Boston Celtics. Nick Young, Jordan Hill and Jeremy Lin hammed it up during a postgame interview after erasing the skid...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash is dropping Temecula jokes on Twitter trolls

I'm the hardest 41 yr old you know Brodie. Watch your mouth or temecula RT @DeanTheMadKing: **** you YOU WASHED UP FRAIL ASS *****!!! — Steve Nash (@SteveNash) February 24, 2015 When it comes to great athlete tweets of 2015, this one belongs on the list.  Steve Nash hasn’t done much on the court for a while, but he still has a great and humorous outlook on life.  And no...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe Bryant not Amused by Lakers Celebration

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant isn’t about that action, boss. In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday evening, the future Hall of Famer responded to the host showing a video of his teammates celebrating after breaking an eight-game losing streak Sunday night against the Boston Celtics. And it was grand… That reaction was priceless. Without even saying a word, Kobe’s...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin sinks a pair of circus shots against Celtics (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin led the way in Sunday night's overtime win over Boston with 25 points off the bench, highlighted by a couple of crazy circus shots in the second quarter.The first came when Lin threw the ball up over his shoulder for the basket while drawing a foul on Jonas Jerebko:Just a couple of minutes later, Lin managed to avoid a steal attempt by Avery Bradley...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says Knicks gave basketball gods heartburn

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is never afraid to take to social media with his opinion of what is happening around his team and the the NBA in general. That didn’t change Sunday after New York fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers by 18 points at Madison Square Garden earlier in the day. Each NBA game is an opportunity for players to show their "best" nature and please the...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The Dragic dilemma

As the trade deadline looms, there is a lot of speculation revolving around which teams will be actively making moves to either bolster up contending rosters, stock up on future draft picks or rid themselves of cancerous contracts. However, for a franchise who is usually actively in the mix (for better or for worse) on deadline day, the Los Angeles Lakers have been awfully mum on...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl Malone: Kobe has ‘standing offer’ to ‘knuckle up’ with him

Even though Karl Malone and Kobe Bryant were teammates on a Los Angeles Lakers team that reached the 2004 NBA Finals, their relationship quickly soured, almost immediately, in fact. According to reports at the time, everything went south between the two during the 2004-05 NBA season. A seismic rift tore through their friendship after Bryant...Read More The post Karl Malone: Kobe...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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