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Did Lakers commit tampering violation with Magic’s tweets?

Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson has been a success in pretty much everything he’s done in his life. He won five NBA titles and three MVP awards during what has to be considered one of the greatest careers of all-time. Luckily, they didn’t have Twitter during Johnson’s playing days. He would have been the butt of all the jokes if that had actually transpired. Simply...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton: D’Angelo Russell ‘can be a perennial All-Star’

It may not be the terrifying collection of superhumans he’s used to working with in Golden State, but newly-hired Lakers head coach Luke Walton is nevertheless excited about the roster he is set to inherit. Speaking with reporters over the weekend, Walton had high praise for 20-year-old guard D’Angelo Russell. “He has very high potential. To me, he can be a perennial All...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers’ Steep Climb to Becoming a Good Offensive Team

Luke Walton’s hiring rightfully gives Lakers fans hope that the team is trying (at least now) to rebuild in the right ways. The move evidences a humility the team has not seen before — instead of hiring some insider that can restore the team to glory by reinforcing what the Lakers did in the good old days, Luke has been brought here largely to pass on wisdom gained from other...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
7 hours ago

Magic Johnson says he will mentor D'Angelo Russell

D’Angelo Russell is going to get the Hall-of-Fame treatment this summer as he prepares for the follow-up to his rookie season. The former second overall pick had lunch with Lakers legend Magic Johnson over the weekend, and they apparently hit it off. Johnson announced on Twitter that he’s going to mentor and work out with Russell in the offseason. Laker Nation: I had a really...
Via The Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott was 'blindsided' by Lakers firing him

It took the Los Angeles Lakers a week into their offseason to fire head coach Byron Scott. The move had been widely expected, but the Lakers’ decision to hold off on the move did catch a lot of people by surprise. A couple days after Los Angeles officially announced that Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton will be the team’s new head coach, Scott opened up about its...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers legend Magic Johnson plans to mentor D’Angelo Russell

One of the Los Angeles Lakers’ promising young stars could be receiving an incredible opportunity to take his career to the next level and set himself up for great success in the future. That player is none other than D’Angelo Russell, who showed off his immaturity at times throughout the 2015-16 NBA season. Now, Russell has the opportunity to learn how to be a pro on and off...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe’s greatest moments as a Los Angeles Lakers #5-1

We’ve reached the end of my top 24 Kobe Bryant moments with the Los Angeles Lakers. Throughout this countdown you’ve seen regular season, playoff and Olympic moments that have helped Kobe establish himself as a for sure first ballot hall of famer. Now here is the best of the best in my opinion. Honorable Mention: Kobe’s last game I won’t go too much into this game since...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bill Walton Offers Advice to Son, Luke, On Available Head Coaching Jobs

Bill Walton, former NBA player and hall of fame inductee, was recently asked about his advice to his son, Luke, regarding the rumors linking him to the Los Angeles Lakers. Ever since the Lakers fired Byron Scott, Walton, now as assistant coach for the record-setting Golden State Warriors, has had his name come up as the top candidate to overtake Los Angeles’ head coaching vacancy...

Nick Young’s former high school coach suing him for $700K

As if Nick Young didn’t have enough problems in his personal life already, the Los Angeles Lakers swingman is now being sued by his former high school coach. According to TMZ, Andre Chevalier has filed a $700,000 breach of contract lawsuit against Young claiming that he signed on to be Young’s business manager and consultant as Swaggy P was entering the NBA Draft back in 2007...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s Next for the Lakers?

After a couple years of painful coaching decisions and many head-scratching quotes, Byron Scott is out as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. With Kobe Bryant gone and a host of young players now the focus of the team, the Lakers job should have no shortage of candidates to take the reins. As head coach of the Lakers, Byron Scott posted a record of 38-126 during his two seasons...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young throws his name in the hat for Lakers head coaching job

It’s been a rough last two seasons for Lakers fans, but never fear, Swaggy P is coming to the rescue. Nevermind Luke Walton, Kevin Ollie, Mark Jackson, Derek Fisher and David Blatt, the Lakers should look internally to fill the open position to be the team’s new head coach. And lucky for them, Nick Young is interested in the job and appears to have thrown his name in the hat...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s girlfriend deletes meme after firing by Lakers

Cecilia Gutierrez, the girlfriend of Byron Scott, posted a meme on Instagram Monday that seemed to be a commentary on the Lakers’ decision to let her boyfriend go. Gutierrez posted a meme that said something was a “d— move.” It doesn’t take much to figure she was talking about the Lakers not picking up Scott’s option for next season. She later deleted the Instagram...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM Kupchak hopes his coaching search isn't lengthy

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't think his search for a new coach will take a long time. Kupchak told the Lakers' official television network Monday that he ''doesn't anticipate this dragging into summer.'' The Lakers fired Byron Scott on Sunday night after the two worst seasons in the 16-time NBA champion franchise's history. Los...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Six potential head coaching candidates for the Los Angeles Lakers

Late Sunday night, the news that we had all been expecting was finally reported. Byron Scott had been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers finished 17-65 this season, the worst in the storied franchise’s history. Throughout the season, Scott took criticism for his handling of the Lakers’ young talent, mainly D’Angelo Russell and Julius...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers coaching search includes David Blatt, Jeff Van Gundy

The Los Angeles Lakers went ahead and did what everyone expected, canning coach Byron Scott Sunday to make way for a new leader in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s departure. Expected because Scott never meshed properly with the talent on the roster, running Bryant into the ground while failing to help young core players such as D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle take significant leaps...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s coaching career a story of timing … and decline

It is virtually impossible — on Monday, April 25, 2016 — to sit in front of a keyboard or any other place on this planet and declare that Byron Scott is a coach other NBA organizations should want. Given the way Scott completely mis-coached the Los Angeles Lakers — who necessarily fired him Sunday night to the great joy of Laker fans everywhere — it is difficult to find...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Los Angeles Lakers fire head coach Byron Scott

It might have taken a bit longer than most anticipated, but the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly fired embattled head coach Byron Scott following a disastrous 17-win 2015-16 campaign: The Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Byron Scott, league sources tell @TheVertical — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 25, 2016 Scott, 55, led the Lakers to two of their worst seasons...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak On Future Of Julius Randle & Larry Nance, Jr.

Los Angeles Lakers general manager talks about what he'd like to see more from both Julius Randle and Larry Nance, Jr. | For More Videos, see below: On NBA Free Agency: https://youtu.be/n6-8UNJUnVs On D’Angelo Russell, Nick Young: https://youtu.be/4JzpKDo2vUU On Byron Scott/Coaching Change?: https://youtu.be/RkwPO-f7fmw On NBA Draft/Trade Possibilities: https://youtu.be/nPROWbciR_o
Via Lakers Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak On Lakers & NBA Free Agency

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on how the pitch to free agents will change without Kobe Bryant and what the plan is for the future.
Via Lakers Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak Leaves Door Open For Lakers Coaching Change

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak comments on the job of Byron Scott and whether the Lakers could make a coaching change.
Via Lakers Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bags of air from Kobe's last game garner huge bids on eBay

Die-hard fans of Kobe Bryant will be going to great lengths and apparently are open to spending vast sums of money to procure a keepsake from the Los Angeles Lakers icon’s final NBA game last week. So much so, it seems, that at least one fan was compelled to bid thousands of dollars on eBay for a truly unique piece of memorabilia from Bryant’s pro basketball farewell at Staples...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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