LAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lakers Draft News: Larry Nance, Jr. explains why he respects LaVar Ball's relationship with Lonzo

Really makes you think. Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers are the tag team champions of sports media content after the purple and gold moved up to snag the No. 2 pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. Just about every mock draft projects Lonzo to the Lakers, and just about every Laker official that’s gotten in front of a microphone has to talk about the Ball family. Add Larry Nance...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
8 hours ago

Kobe Bryant shows off basketball IQ, gives expert breakdown of Warriors’ offense (VIDEO)

If there’s one thing Kobe Bryant knows better than many others in the basketball world, it’s how to run (and thrive in) an offense. Bryant, even though he may have been a volume scorer, had a great understanding of how to maximize efficiency on offense, and to take what the defense was giving him. That worked well when Phil Jackson coached the Lakers, with the “triangle”...
Via The Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Brandon Ingram wants to use Summer League for feedback to improve all offseason

Los Angeles’ last second overall pick shared why he wants to go back to Las Vegas this year. Brandon Ingram’s first trip to Las Vegas Summer League offered Los Angeles Lakers fans a preview of his rookie season to come. Ingram showed glimpses of the length, skill and potential that led the Lakers to select him with the second overall pick a year ago, but he also flashed the very...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
11 hours ago

Expanding on the Venn Diagram of Lakers Skills and Needs

The off-season is a time to remake and build up a roster and as a team that has missed the playoffs four straight years the Lakers are a team that needs some improving. Some of that will come from the internal development of recently drafted players, but the rest will come from player acquisition and swaps via the draft, free agency, and trade market. With that, we recently detailed...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
13 hours ago

2017 NBA Draft: 3 dream targets for Los Angeles Lakers at No. 28

Via FOX Sports
18 hours ago

Lakers News: Brandon Ingram donates mural to Los Angeles homeless shelter

Los Angeles’ young forward gave back to his new home city. Most of the time NBA players are celebrated for their talent or displays of skill on the court, but it’s important to recognize their good works off the court as well. Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram offered one such opportunity when he donated a mural he made with the help of fans and artist Jonas Never at...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
23 hours ago

WATCH: Lakers Summer Workouts: Ivica Zubac, Larry Nance Jr., D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson

Los Angeles Lakers Larry Nance Jr., Ivica Zubac, D'Angelo Russell, and Jordan Clarkson getting some summer workouts in at the practice facility. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU Or Kobe's special message...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall’s retweet saves fan from taking final exam

The Wizards’ 2016-17 season may have recently come to a close, but John Wall recorded an assist on Monday, just not on the court, like we’re used to seeing from him.It happened on Twitter in the afternoon when a high school student sent Wall a tweet — in need of some assistance — and he delivered.The student informed Wall that if he retweeted her tweet, her entire class would...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Draft Prospect Workouts: Bryant, Williams-Goss, Beachem, Hawkins, White

The Los Angeles Lakers worked out six draft prospects on Monday morning, in preparation for the 2017 NBA draft: V.J. Beachem, Andrew White, Nigel Williams-Goss, Dominique Hawkins, Thomas Bryant, and Kyle Kuzma. Here is a snippet of their workouts that we were allowed to film. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Los Angeles Lakers trade the number two pick?

The basketball gods were sure on the Los Angeles Lakers side this past Tuesday at the NBA draft lottery. After having under a 50 percent chance at keeping their top-three protected pick, the Lakers struck gold by leapfrogging the Phoenix Suns for the second pick. It was like they got rewarded for playing hard to end the season, highlighted by their five game winning streak during...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton not stressing LaVar Ball, cites his dad's 'big personality'

If the Los Angeles Lakers have a chance to land Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, head coach Luke Walton is on board. More than that, he’s not scared off by the young man’s father, LaVar Ball, who has been making headlines more than his son in recent months.Speaking with TMZ Sports, Walton gushed about Ball’s game.“I’m a big fan of his game,”...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers post-draft lottery assessment

Despite suffering yet another losing season the Los Angeles Lakers and their fans could be heard screaming for joy during Tuesday night’s NBA draft lottery.  The basketball gods blessed the Lakers by delivering them the second overall pick for the third straight year!  What makes this even more special is the fact that it also allows the Lakers to keep their first round pick...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: Kobe ‘wants to be involved’ with Lakers

Magic Johnson has indicated not only does Kobe Bryant want to “be involved” with the Los Angeles Lakers, he intends to “implement a plan” to convince the fellow Lakers icon to do so in some capacity.Johnson in February came on board with the Lakers after being named the team’s president of basketball operations. While joining SiriusXM NBA Radio this week, Johnson laid out...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers ‘confident’ they can sign Paul George, won’t trade pick for him

The Los Angeles Lakers got some tremendous news earlier this week. With new president Magic Johnson on hand during the NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday, the Lakers received the second overall pick in the annual event later this year. If the team had seen its selection fall out of the top-three, it would have been handed over to the Philadelphia 76ers.This has led to speculation that...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: LaVar Ball ‘isn’t doing his sons any good’

Legendary Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar isn’t a big fan of what LaVar Ball is doing, particularly as it affects his sons.Appearing with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill on the His and Hers & SC6 podcast, Abdul-Jabbar was asked by Hill what he thought about the way Ball promotes his sons and the Big Baller Brand.“I don’t think LaVar Ball is doing his sons any...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers will also consider De’Aaron Fox with No. 2 pick

De’Aaron Fox may be trampling on Lonzo Ball’s hopes and dreams once again.Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress reports on Wednesday that while Ball is the “heavy favorite” to be chosen by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 overall pick, the Lakers will also take a “long, hard look” at Fox and are hoping for a head-to-head workout between the two. A Ball-Lakers marriage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers should hold onto D’Angelo Russell

Lakers Nation rejoiced when hearing that the Los Angeles Lakers would keep their top-3 protected pick. On June 22. 2017, LA will be selecting second overall during the 2017  NBA Draft, barring something out-of-the-blue (like a trade). It is heavily speculated that Los Angeles will take a point guard with their first pick, being that this draft class is top-heavy with elite point...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Teams reportedly considering D’Angelo Russell trade

The Los Angeles Lakers winning the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft is a game-changer in many ways for the franchise.The Lakers are widely expected to use the pick to select Lonzo Ball, whom they reportedly love. The assumption is that Boston passes on Lonzo with the top overall pick, especially considering LaVar Ball has made it clear he wants his son to be a Laker...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to possibility of LaVar, Lonzo Ball to Lakers

As soon as the Lakers landed the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft, fans went nuts thinking about what that meant.Most figure it’s a foregone conclusion that the Lakers are going to pick Lonzo Ball at No. 2, giving them the budding star they were hoping for. Why is that? Well the Boston Celtics landed the No. 1 overall pick, but Lonzo’s outspoken father LaVar has made it clear...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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