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VIDEO: Jordan Clarkson puts in work at the Lakers’ practice facility

Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers should be excited about this kid. Shortly after officially signing his two-year contract with the purple and gold earlier this week, rookie Jordan Clarkson took to the Lakers’ practice court in El Segundo in order to work on his game. It was only a matter of time before the Lakers signed Clarkson, 22, seeing as they paid $1.8 million to acquire him...
Via Lakerholicz.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team won’t retain services of Johnny Davis; D-Fenders name Phil Hubbard head coach

CBSSports.com With one month to go until the start of training camp, the Los Angeles Lakers are still without a full coaching staff. Although Byron Scott added Jim Eyen to his staff earlier in August, the purple and gold’s new head coach has decided to let go of Johnny Davis, according to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News. Davis was brought in by Mike D’Antoni last summer...
Via Lakerholicz.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe studying Paul Pierce to help adjust his game

Kobe Bryant, like the great athletes before him, study and adapt their games to put them in the best position to be successful. Bryant is now 36, and will likely never have the springs that he once had.  In order to make himself as productive as he can be, Bryant is stealing a page from Michael Jordan, and evolving his game. According to James Herbert of Eye on Basketball, Bryant...
Via Thacover2
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Bobby Brown “has serious interest” in signing with L.A.

Yesterday, the Lakers held a work out for seven players including Michael Beasley, Tony Douglas and Bobby Brown. While it’s still unclear what will happen on the Beasley front – who worked out for the Lakers for the second time this summer – it seems that Douglas intends to play in China next season, according to Sam Amick from USA Today. While Douglas still has three days...
Via Lakerholicz.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant studying old rival on how to adjust game

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is using his old rival as an example of how to become “more efficient” on the court at the age of 36. Bryant, who turned 36 on Aug. 23, is preparing to make his comeback from a knee injury and has been studying Paul Pierce this offseason. From Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard: In preparing for this season, Bryant told friends that the...
Via Sports-Glory
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players To Target

Though the Lakers roster for training camp is not 100 percent set, it’s clear that there will be some holes to fill on the squad, even when the team is set to tip off the season. From my perspective, the Lakers could do well to acquire a few players with NBA experience to the mix early […] Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players To Target - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion...
Via NBA Draft Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers Should Start Steve Nash

On Feb. 7, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will be 41 years old. Only two other guards in NBA history were active at age 41 (John Stockton and Bob Cousy). Although the aforementioned would be considered elite company for Nash to be regarded, the underlying factor is an age bias that has made Nash the […] Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers Should Start Steve Nash - Hoops Habit...
Via NBA Draft Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Julius Randle a top-3 rookie

For some reason, there is a consistent trend to get overlook consistent and reliable players in favor of more spectacular and flashy talents in the sports world. Ask greats like Tim Duncan, who, while widely recognized as the greatest power forward of all time, has spent the entirety of his career in the shadow of bigger names like Shaquille O’ Neal and Kobe Bryant. Ask Craig Biggio...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Michael Beasley To Los Angeles Lakers?

Michael Beasley could be moving from South Beach to the sands of Los Angeles — Mandator Credit: Lynne Sladky Two times a charm? If so, Michael Beasley is in luck. On wednesday, he visited with the Los Angeles Lakers for a second time in the course of a month. The increased interest could mean good things for the former Miami Heat small forward. I’m told that Michael Beasley had...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe: 'I would go 0-30 before I would go 0-9' from the floor

The Kobe documentary is shaping up to be must-see TV, especially if we are going to get more quotes like this. Gotham Chopra, the director of “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”, an upcoming documentary on Bryant, told a story about being with Kobe and watching the Nets and the Heat play. Recounts Chopra, “Deron Williams went like 0-9. I was like, ‘Can you believe Deron Williams went...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

Even as Kobe Bryant returns to action, trouble remains in the City of Angels. I have been re-watching a lot of The Office lately, because A) it’s August, and B) I need something to cheer me up in between episodes of The Leftovers. One of my favorite episodes is “The Dundies,” where Michael Scott has the entire office meet at Chili’s for a company awards ceremony that no...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant trash talked LeBron James after ‘The Decision’

The Los Angeles Lakers had just defeated the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals, making them back-to-back NBA champions, but all of the attention was on LeBron James and his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. That did not sit well with Kobe Bryant. From Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding: With a brutal seven-game victory over the Celtics in the bank for...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA GM Says Kobe Has No Trade Value

The Los Angeles Lakers granted Kobe Bryant a 2-year, $48 million extension before he tore his Achilles. Many questioned the move from a business standpoint. Obviously, Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players to ever play the game, but he’s on the downside of his career and the Lakers handicapped themselves from signing other max guys. Trading Kobe could be an option to free...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson Signs With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night. In the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Clarkson led the Lakers’ entry in scoring, (15.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.0) while shooting 42.1% (8-19) from beyond-the-arc in five games (all starts).
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Season Projection For Ed Davis

Ed Davis is still looking to live up to the potential that made him a lottery pick in 2010 (13th overall). After the Los Angeles Lakers were able to sign him for one-year and $1 million, it seems as if he will have a great chance. The frontcourt for the Lakers is deep, but with Byron Scott […] Los Angeles Lakers: Season Projection For Ed Davis - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
Via NBA Draft Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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