Lakers News: Larry Nance, Jr. says he and Julius Randle are working on shooting threes next season

This could be big, if it works. As we previously detailed, the Los Angeles Lakers have a major potential logjam at power forward on their roster right now. Larry Nance, Jr. and Julius Randle are nearly full-time fours, Luol Deng needs to play there if the Lakers are going to get any return on their $72 million investment in him, Brandon Ingram will likely play there some eventually...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
3 hours ago

The Los Angeles Lakers’ new front office impresses on draft night

Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka impressed during their first NBA draft on Thursday. They have been busy in recent days, starting with the trade of D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets. Beginner’s luck or not, the Los Angeles Lakers did well in the draft, coming out with four quality prospects who can join the Lakers’ young core and add some valuable depth...
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Lakers News: Larry Nance, Jr. low-key destroys T.J. Leaf while explaining why he's excited to play with Lonzo Ball

This might be his most vicious posterization yet. Larry Nance, Jr. is well-known by fans of the Los Angeles Lakers and around the NBA for his incredible athleticism and dunking ability. Over Nance's two years with the Lakers, however, the team has often lacked the playmakers to truly unleash his lob-slamming abilities. With Lonzo Ball in the fold following the 2017 NBA Draft,...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
8 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers: 3 reasons why Kyle Kuzma was a smart pick

Los Angeles Lakers fans were pretty surprised when the team chose Utah’s Kyle Kuzma at No. 27 in the 2017 NBA Draft, but that’s because they may not know why it’s a great pick. Former Utah forward and Los Angeles Lakers first round draft pick, 6-foot-9 inch Kyle Kuzma, thinks Lonzo Ball “Is the best […] Los Angeles Lakers: 3 reasons why Kyle Kuzma was a smart pick - Lake...
Via Lake Show Life
10 hours ago

LaVar Ball was trolled by his college coach in 1988 interview

LaVar Ball has cemented himself as a well-known figure in sports. As ESPN’s Darren Rovell pointed out, Ball and his son, Lonzo, were two of three most-tweeted-about people during Thursday night’s NBA Draft. LaVar has made some pretty audacious claims about his playing ability. Though he was by all accounts an average college player, he talks as if he could still get buckets in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Lamar Odom threatens legal action against ESPN for Stephen A. Smith’s ‘crack’ comments

Stephen A. Smith crossed the line again on Thursday’s episode of First Take when he screamed on air about former Lakers forward Lamar Odom’s crack addiction in reference to Phil Jackson’s poor history as a general manager. Now Odom is calling Smith’s comments “slander,” asking ESPN to denounce what Smith said and use the situation as an opportunity to become more...
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WATCH: Lonzo Ball Throws Out First Pitch At Dodger Stadium

Watch Los Angeles Lakers No. 2 draft pick Lonzo Ball throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium. Video courtesy of Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? Or Kobe's special message to Kevin Durant...
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WATCH: Lonzo Ball's Lakers Introductory Press Conference (IN FULL)

The Los Angeles Lakers officially introduced their No. 2 draft pick Lonzo Ball on Friday afternoon. Watch his press conference in full with Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA?
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Horry believes Lakers will distance themselves from LaVar Ball

LaVar Ball said all along that his son Lonzo was going to be drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was proven right on Thursday night. Does that mean the Lakers are going all-in on the Big Baller Brand? Robert Horry highly doubts it.Horry, who played seven seasons in L.A. and won three championships there, expects the Lakers to distance themselves from LaVar Ball and his outspoken...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball booed as he left Barclays Center, throws BBB hat into stands

LaVar Ball had a big night. His son was drafted No. 2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers, fulfilling a lifelong dream. He also got to unveil Lonzo Ball’s ugly new ZO2: SHO’TIME edition sneakers. Then, as he left the Barclays Center, he was booed.In defiance of the boo-birds, Ball threw his Lakers-colored Big Baller Brand hat into the stands. Here is some video of the exchange...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton responds to LaVar Ball saying Lonzo will lead Lakers to playoffs

Shortly after Lonzo Ball was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, his father, LaVar Ball, said that Lonzo would lead the Lakers to the playoffs.But coach Luke Walton isn’t looking that far ahead.In fact, Walton said he’ll just be happy if Lonzo Ball can lead the Lakers to “a couple of Summer League victories” when he heard what the elder Ball said. Walton’s approach is certainly...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball wears Big Baller Brand bow tie to NBA Draft

The Big Baller Brand is famous for its comically expensive shoes and controversial t-shirts, but it doesn’t stop there. Lonzo Ball showed up at Thursday’s NBA Draft with a Big Baller Brand bow tie. For the most part, it’s a fairly understated look, especially for Big Baller Brand standards. Still, bow ties don’t usually have the brand logo visible. So, it’s certainly unique...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Brook Lopez bring to the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers shocked the basketball world on Tuesday by pulling off a trade with the Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers acquired former All-Star center Brook Lopez along with the No. 27 pick in exchange for D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov. Yes it hurts to give up on Russell only two years into a career in which he has shown flashes of brilliance, but also showed inconsistency...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Was trading Russell the right move for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Many NBA fans were surprised by the Los Angeles Lakers most recent trade which sent the former No. 2 overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, D’Angelo Russell, and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in this year’s draft.  Many Laker fans were outraged when they heard that the team was shipping out one of their top young assets to clear up cap...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Nets acquire D'Anglo Russell, Lakers dump salary

Atoning for one of the final mistakes of the Mitch Kupchak/Jim Buss era, the Los Angeles Lakers traded away the three years remaining on the burdensome, regrettable contract of Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in the draft. The cost, however, was D'Angelo Russell, who the Lakers picked in 2015 over Kristaps Porzingis.The future of Russell with...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers 'dangling' D'Angelo Russell in bid for top 12 pick

The Los Angeles Lakers might finally trade point guard D’Angelo Russell.Russell has been the subject of trade rumors essentially since he arrived in Los Angeles. His slower-than-expected transition to the pros and an odd clash involving a so-called snitching affair surrounding teammates didn’t help.With the Lakers holding two first-round picks, it was hard to imagine the front...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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