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Lakers Injury Update: D’Angelo Russell diagnosed with MCL sprain and calf strain

He will get an MRI on Saturday. LOS ANGELES- D’Angelo Russell has been a key cog in most of the success the Los Angeles Lakers have had this year, which is why when he collapsed on the court less than one minute into the team’s win over the Indiana Pacers it was enough to make the arena hold its collective breathe. Russell was able to walk off the court under his own power...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
3 hours ago

Brandon Ingram earns Paul George comparison in Lakers’ win over Pacers

Los Angeles’ rookie wing was impressive enough to earn a hefty compliment from his head coach. LOS ANGELES- On Friday night, the “Loading” in D’Angelo Russell’s Twitter handle stood for the game tape he was loading into his memory banks. The Los Angeles Lakers’ starting point guard seemed in good spirits on the evening, entering the locker room singing before having a...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
4 hours ago

WATCH: The Best Thing You Could Possibly Hear About Brandon Ingram

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton says rookie Brandon Ingram is advancing a lot faster than he would expect from a 19 year old rookie and after his 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 rebounds performance against Paul George, said Ingram was the best player on the court. Walton says he's incredibly impressed by his mental change as of late, he isn't sure what's clicked but...
Via Lakers Nation
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lou Williams After Lakers Big Win Over Pacers

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams on Brandon Ingram setting the defensive tone in the third quarter and D'Angelo Russell going down with injury. 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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Beat Pacers with Big Third Quarter and Snap 5-Game Skid

The Lakers stopped their five-game skid as they trampled the Indiana Pacers, 108-96. It’s too bad that it came with a price. D’Angelo Russell was lost for the game after he sprained his MCL on his right knee. He also has a calf strain to add to those pains. D’Angelo will have an MRI tomorrow. We also received a scare from Nick Young as he hyperextended his knee but he ended...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
6 hours ago

Lakers vs. Pacers final score: L.A. beats Indiana to end skid, 108-96

Lakers pull away in the second half in spite of early injury scares The Lakers finally got back in the win column. Los Angeles ended its five-game losing streak Friday night against Indiana, 108-96. Lou Williams paced the Lakers with a game-high 27 points, remaining the only bench player in the NBA to lead his team in scoring. The Lakers won in surprising fashion by conquering...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
6 hours ago

D’Angelo Russell suffers MCL sprain after tripping over Julius Randle and doing the splits

Los Angeles Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell suffered a scary fall during Friday’s game against the Pacers as he tripped over teammate Julius Randle on a ball screen and his knee buckled beneath him. Russell landed awkwardly and immediately grabbed his right knee: Russell’s initial evaluation showed a mild MCL sprain, but he will be evaluated again at halftime, according...
Via The Comeback
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview and Chat: Lakers vs. Pacers

There’s no getting around it: the Lakers are bad right now. You can add the context of injuries, the league catching up with them, general youth, or any other number of valid reasons which contribute to the slippage and I’ll nod along in agreement. But, ultimately, the team has not been playing well enough to win and, at the end of the day, that’s why you play the game (*extreme...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
12 hours ago

Viewing Picks for January 20, 2017

All Times Eastern BundesligaSC Freiburg vs. Bayer München — FS1, 2:30 p.m.Bundesliga Match Day — FS1, 2 p.m.Bundesliga Report: Bundesliga World Tour — FS2, 6 p.m.Bundesliga Weekly — FS2, 6:30 p.m.College BasketballMen’sEastern Michigan at Akron — CBS Sports Network, 6:30 p.m.Women’sGeorgetown at Xavier — FS1, 7 p.m.Providence at Seton Hall — FS2, 7 p.m.Colorado...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers We Want to See at All-Star Weekend

While none of the Lakers are primed for an All-Star game appearance, some players should get serious consideration to participate in the weekend’s action. The votes are in and to the surprise of literally no one, no one from the Los Angeles Lakers will start in the 2017 All-Star game. Neither will Russell Westbrook, evidently. […] Lakers We Want to See at All-Star Weekend - Lake...
Via Lake Show Life
1 day ago

WATCH: Larry Nance Jr. Rattles Off Tons Of Ivica Zubac Nicknames, Update On His Knee

Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. gives us an update on his knee progress and tells us his favorite nicknames for Ivica Zubac, including: Zupac, Kareem Abdul Zubar, Zuol Deng Zulius Randle, & Zu Williams 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...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young reportedly splits from pop singer girlfriend

Nick Young is back on the market again. TMZ Sports says the Los Angeles Lakers guard has broken up with girlfriend Paloma Ford. The two began dating around September, but they recently split. They apparently agreed that Young needs to focus on his family, including his new baby. Young was previously engaged to rapper Iggy Azalea. They dated from 2013 until last year when they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Los Angeles Lakers can improve their defense

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of a 40 point loss to the surgical San Antonio Spurs and are currently good for the third worst record in the western conference.  It’s been no secret that the Lakers biggest struggle has been on defense where they rank dead last in the league in opponent field goal percentage.  I know the Lakers are a very young team that is still improving...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bats disrupt Lakers practice, D’Angelo Russell has funny reaction

The Lakers had an unlikely visitor late Wednesday night when they were trying to get some extra practice in at the AT&T Center. A swarm of bats somehow made their way into the building and began flying around above the court, so it was a bit difficult to shoot. Guard D’Angelo Russell seemed amused by it and posted the whole thing on Snapchat. “We got bats on the floor....
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell reacts to bats interrupting Lakers practice

The Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday were trying to get in some practice on the road at AT&T Center ahead of Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs when some bats buzzing around the building sent players scrambling. Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell weighed in on the creepy situation and managed to sneak in a great reference about Spurs star Manu Ginobili in the process...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard calls out D’Angelo Russell for throwing elbows

Damian Lillard has a big problem with D’Angelo Russell. The Portland Trail Blazers guard had an on-court exchange with Russell, who Lillard felt was throwing “little slick elbows” during Tuesday’s game. Lillard even went as far as to suggest that he and the Lakers guard might take care of things “in the back.” Damian Lillard with some pointed words after his on-court...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamar Odom wants to join Lakers coaching staff

Lamar Odom expressed his desire to make an NBA comeback as recently as nine months ago, and he has virtually no chance of making that happen as a player. But what about coaching? TMZ asked Odom on Monday if he has considered returning to the NBA as an assistant coach, and the 37-year-old confirmed that is something he has interest in. When the photographer specifically mentioned...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Timberlake drains multiple half-court shots at Staples Center

Justin Timberlake is a Grizzlies fan, so he was at Staples Center on Tuesday night for the team’s game against the Lakers. It’s no secret that he’s a pretty good athlete, in addition to being a great musician and performer, and he showed that before the game. Timberlake was given the opportunity to get some shots up on the court, and showed off his range in doing so by draining...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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