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Metta World Peace Commits Five Fouls In 60 Seconds During Italian League Playoff Game

In case you were wondering what the artist formerly known as Ron Artest was doing we’ve got quite the story for you. Former Los Angeles Lakers forward and all-time NBA knucklehead Metta World Peace was recently ejected from an Italian league playoff game between his Pallacanestro Cantu squad and their opponents Umana Reyer Venezia following multiple fouls [&hellip The post...
Via No Coast Bias
26 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Grading Their Season

(March 9, 2015 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… Season Summary: It was clear from the first game of the season that this would be a rough year for the Los Angeles Lakers. Their 7th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Julius Randle, suffered a broken leg in his first career game. To add insult to injury, they lost the game...
Via HoopStuff
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Analyzing Karl-Anthony Towns

With the 2015 NBA Draft slowly but surely approaching, the debate is already on amongst NBA fans about who should and will be picked where. For Los Angeles Lakers fans, the gameplan seems pretty simple: there are two prospects that are clearly above the rest and, with the second overall pick, they should take whichever of the two the Minnesota Timberwolves don’t take with the ...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: All Or Nothing For Kobe

A broken Julius Randle left leg opening night, another trip to the injured list, another lost season, this is not how Kobe Bryant envisioned the end to an illustrious career. It is now the end of May, the Los Angeles Lakers hold the number two overall pick with another great center looming to someday have their number retired with the other great bigs of LA, as free agency approaches...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How to Fix the NBA Draft

It was too clear that there were teams who were focused less on winning and more on the draft. Instead of pointing out the flaws, solutions need to be proposed. Below I add my touch to an idea that ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight choose to be its proposal to the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The NBA has a tanking problem. I think this proposal could help alleviate that concern. I read...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jared Dudley: ‘Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe’

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley gave an honest opinion about Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers when he made an appearance on Colin Cowherd’s radio show. “Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe,” said Dudley. “He gets in this thing where he doesn’t pass and then overpasses and then tries to get triple doubles every night…that...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Would Need To See 'Heck Of An Opportunity' To Trade No. 2 Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers has not heard any enticing offers for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. “It would have to be a heck of an opportunity for us to consider doing something like that,” said Kupchak. The Lakers would listen if presented a top-level veteran in exchange for the pick. Kupchak admitted that the Lakers are "a little bit impatient." “If you came across...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly checking out '50-60 players' in anticipation of the draft

Things are pretty simple for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2015 NBA Draft, right? General manager Mitch Kupchak just has to wait for the Minnesota Timberwolves to pick either Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony towns, and then he passes the word on to Adam Silver that the Lakers are taking the other one. Easy. In the words of a different sport's most enthusiastic analyst: "Not so fast...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak talks about Lakers chances of trading No. 2 pick

The Los Angeles Lakers have the No. 2 overall pick in the 20125 NBA Draft, and plan on keeping the selection. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was asked Tuesday during the first day of predraft workouts if he’s considered trading the second overall pick. “Nothing’s really taking place in that regard,” said Kupchak. “It would have to be a heck of an opportunity...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq once threatened to murder Kobe Bryant

It’s long been known that despite all the on-court successes the two enjoyed as Los Angeles Lakers teammates, the relationship between Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant was tenuous at best, contentious at worst. In a comprehensive and fascinating oral history put together by Bleacher Report NBA senior writer Ric Bucher, the combustible alliance between the...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: 'It looks like Julius Randle has recovered completely'

Oh, how different the Los Angeles Lakers' season might have been were it not for the injury to rookie Julius Randle. That's not to say things might have worked out better; the Lakers undoubtedly would have won a few more games, but that would in turn have meant lowered chances of snagging the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. And Randle's presence probably wasn't going to...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM: We don't have time to 'slowly build through draft'

The Los Angeles Lakers are in a pretty nice place in the 2015 NBA Draft. With the second overall pick, they'll likely have their choice of whichever of Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns isn't selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves. If the Lakers want to think outside the box and draft D'Angelo Russell or Emmanuel Mudiay, that will probably be on the table, too.No matter whom the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Phil Jackson give himself a chance to succeed with Knicks?

There is more than one specific way to win in the NBA. The Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Golden State Warriors all have distinctive, unique styles. Despite those differences they all have something in common – they base the way they play around their talent. Houston puts James Harden in position to maximize his ability to attack the basket and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kupchak: Lakers Don't Have Time To Slowly Build Through Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers expect to keep the second overall pick, but their rebuilding project will likely involve pursuing free agents this summer and next. "We don’t have …. the time to methodically and slowly build through the draft," said Mitch Kupchak. The Lakers almost certainly won't have their own first round pick in 2016, though this year they have their own pick at No...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle has completely recovered from broken leg

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY SportsJulius Randle was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He has the type of skill-set to help rebuild the front-court for the Lakers, but unfortunately he ended up breaking his leg in his first career regular season game. It was a disheartening injury, but he has attacked his rehab and is reportedly...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The Perfect Draft

  By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. It seems to be a given that the Los Angeles Lakers will draft Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor 2nd in the NBA Draft, taking the elite big man that the Minnesota Timberwolves do not pick. The Lakers are in an excellent position because Towns of Okafor can become their franchise big man and their next franchise player and one...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Would both Towns, Okafor prefer not being the No. 1 pick?

Opportunities like this don’t come around too often. The Los Angeles Lakers, perhaps the most storied franchise in all of sports, are usually...
Via Athlon Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers will reportedly pursue Tom Thibodeau

Byron Scott still has a year remaining on his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but that isn’t stopping the team from exploring other options. According to basketball reporter Jordan Schultz, the Lakers are planning to pursue Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. It is basically a foregone conclusion that Thibodeau will not be coaching...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Byron Scott Gives Sly Wink As Lakers Land Top 3 Pick At Draft Lottery

This is awesome. While many Laker fans were watching the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery at home while going absolutely nuts, the team’s head coach, Byron Scott, was cool and collected in New York City. I mean, this guy has played in some big NBA Finals games over his career, so the draft lottery must have been a piece of cake. Still, even Scott couldn’t hide his excitement after it was...
Via Lakerholicz.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Land Second Overall Pick In 2015 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers will be picking second at June’s NBA Draft. After months of waiting, the Lakers finally had their draft position determined tonight after the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery was held in New York City. The Lakers started their night in fourth – at least record-wise – though they jumped up two spots thanks to the lottery system. The purple and gold will now have...
Via Lakerholicz.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers Future is Left to Chance

Los Angeles Lakers’ 2014 first round selection, Julius Randle Angeles Lakers handles the basketball during a game against the Sacramento Kings on October 24, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) Tonight the Los Angeles Lakers will hope and pray that the NBA Lottery gods are kind to them on Tuesday. The Lakers are...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Los Angeles MLS Team Picks Stadium Site, Unveils Rendering (Photo)

LOS ANGELES — Major League Soccer’s expansion Los Angeles Football Club plans to build a $250 million stadium on the site of the old Sports Arena next to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The 15-acre complex in Exposition Park would also include a conference center, restaurants, 130,000 square feet of plazas and streetscapes, and a soccer museum....
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

35 years later: Magic Johnson's Game 6 performance

Magic Johnson wasn’t always a household name. Long before there was Hall of Fame Magic Johnson or “one of the greatest players to ever play” Magic Johnson, there was simply Magic Johnson — an exciting rookie who was coming off one of the most hyped, mythologized, and historically ingraining NCAA tournament championship games in the history of college basketball. It was...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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