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Nick Young rips ESPN anchor over Iggy Azalea insult

As expected, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has come to the defense of his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea, in the wake of an insult that ESPN’s Robert Flores tossed her way on Monday morning. For those who missed it, Flores said Iggy is “trying to kill hip-hop” during a lighthearted segment on SportsCenter. You can...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Lakers surge past Bucks, 101-93

LOS ANGELES -- Wayne Ellington scored 11 straight points in the final six minutes of the game, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-93 Friday night for their season high-tying third straight victory. Jordan Clarkson led six players in double figures with 16 points. Ellington finished with 14 -- all in the final period -- and Jordan Hill and Jeremy Lin added...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson to be fined for comments on college player

Phil Jackson’s trip to Columbus to watch Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell will end up costing the New York Knicks’ president a little more than he expected it to.  According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Jackson will be fined by the NBA for commenting on the Buckeyes’ star guard, who is technically a “draft-ineligible player.” Russell, a true freshman...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: L.A. Interested In Lithuanian Guard Mantas Kalnietis?

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly interested in Lithuanian guard Mantas Kalnietis, according to Simonas Baranauskas. Kalneitis’ agent, Tadas Bulotas, made the comments regarding the Lakers during an appearance on Lithuanian television. Kalnietis went undrafted in 2008, though he has since carved out a career in the Euroleague. Bulotas says Kalnietis is also drawing interest...
Via Lakerholicz.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson Throws Down HUGE And-One Slam Over Dante Exum. This Is Sick.

Not only did Jordan Clarkson outplay fellow rookie Dante Exum on Wednesday night, but he also put him in a pretty sick poster. Clarkson, who was taken with the 46th pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, threw down a huge slam over Exum (5th overall) during the Lakers-Jazz game up in Salt Lake City. After coming up with a rather impressive steal, Clarkson ran the floor and took flight. Seeing...
Via Lakerholicz.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers guard Ronnie Price out 6-8 weeks after elbow surgery

  Los Angeles Lakers guard Ronnie Price had surgery to remove bone spurs and bone chips from his right elbow. The team said Wednesday that Price is expected to be out six to eight weeks, a timetable that could put him close to missing the rest of the season. The Lakers, who won't make the playoffs, end their season on April 15. Price was averaging 5.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 3...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers Ronnie Price Out For Rest Of Season Due To Elbow Injury

Ronnie Price of the Los Angeles Lakers out due to elbow injury Point guard Ronnie Price of the Los Angeles Lakers who signed as a free agent this past September is set to be out for the rest of the season. As reported by Baxter Holmes of ESPN, Kobe Bryan, Julius Randle and Steve Nash have company. Ronnie Price joins them as a Laker who won’t play again this season. Baxter...
Via Basketball Bicker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Re-establishing the standard

On Sunday night, the downtrodden Los Angeles Lakers mustered up enough to beat their rivals, the Boston Celtics, 118-111 in overtime. It was a great team win for the Lakers as 3 players (Jeremy Lin, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson) had phenomenal scoring performances off of the bench and the team was able to snap a seven game winning streak, its second longest of the season. Unfortunately...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers guard Ronnie Price out 6 to 8 weeks after surgery

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Lakers guard Ronnie Price had surgery to remove bone spurs and bone chips from his right elbow. The team said Wednesday that Price is expected to be out six to eight weeks, a timetable that could put him close to missing the rest of the season. The Lakers, who won't make the playoffs, end their season on April 15. Price was averaging 5.1 points...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott, like Kobe, irritated by Lakers' celebration

It’s safe to say the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be celebrating much the next time they snap a long losing streak. Several members of the Lakers went a bit over the top Sunday night after the team ended a seven-game losing streak with an overtime win over the Boston Celtics. Nick Young, Jordan Hill and Jeremy Lin hammed it up during a postgame interview after erasing the skid...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MRI Results For Nick Young And Robert Sacre Come Back Negative

Finally there’s some good injury news for the Lakers. Well, relatively good news, anyway. Nick Young and Robert Sacre both underwent MRI examinations on Monday. Young was suffering from a swollen left knee, while Sacre was experiencing a “sharp pain” in his left foot, according to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News. However, the MRI results came back negative for both players...
Via Lakerholicz.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash is dropping Temecula jokes on Twitter trolls

I'm the hardest 41 yr old you know Brodie. Watch your mouth or temecula RT @DeanTheMadKing: **** you YOU WASHED UP FRAIL ASS *****!!! — Steve Nash (@SteveNash) February 24, 2015 When it comes to great athlete tweets of 2015, this one belongs on the list.  Steve Nash hasn’t done much on the court for a while, but he still has a great and humorous outlook on life.  And no...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nash jokingly threatens Twitter troll with 'Temecula' line

Steve Nash may be out for the 2014-2015 season, but he ain’t dead. One of his Twitter followers learned that first-hand on Tuesday. For whatever reason, some guy decided to get on Nash’s case and call him “washed up” and a bunch of other bad words. Rather than ignoring the troll like professional athletes almost...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Study: Lakers, Knicks among analytics 'nonbelievers'

One can hardly have a conversation about the NBA these days without hearing the word. "Analytics." Charles Barkley poured several thousand gallons of fuel onto the fire two weeks ago with his outspoken comments against analytics and their use in the NBA. And he claims at least "four or five" coaches agree. But Barkley is only the most vocal and most recent critic of the analytics...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe Bryant not Amused by Lakers Celebration

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant isn’t about that action, boss. In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday evening, the future Hall of Famer responded to the host showing a video of his teammates celebrating after breaking an eight-game losing streak Sunday night against the Boston Celtics. And it was grand… That reaction was priceless. Without even saying a word, Kobe’s...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: Winning only one MVP award bothers me

Kobe Bryant is in the discussion for greatest NBA players in history, yet he has only won one MVP award. That is one of the more shocking statistics when it comes to the greats of the game. Bryant has finished in the top five in MVP voting 11 times, including his win in 2008. Kobe...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin sinks a pair of circus shots against Celtics (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin led the way in Sunday night's overtime win over Boston with 25 points off the bench, highlighted by a couple of crazy circus shots in the second quarter.The first came when Lin threw the ball up over his shoulder for the basket while drawing a foul on Jonas Jerebko:Just a couple of minutes later, Lin managed to avoid a steal attempt by Avery Bradley...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says Knicks gave basketball gods heartburn

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is never afraid to take to social media with his opinion of what is happening around his team and the the NBA in general. That didn’t change Sunday after New York fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers by 18 points at Madison Square Garden earlier in the day. Each NBA game is an opportunity for players to show their "best" nature and please the...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM: We can’t jeopardize future just to win in Kobe Bryant’s final year

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday that the team will not chase a title in Kobe Bryant’s final season by bringing in veterans. “I do know if you have picks and you have financial flexibility, there are a lot of ways to improve your team quickly,” Kupchak said. “I can’t sit here and say that’s what we’re planning...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Barkley once played drunk after trade to Lakers fell apart

Charles Barkley once thought he was going to be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, and that was cause for celebration. In 1992, the Round Mound of Rebound nearly became a Laker. The Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers had a deal ready to go, and it looked like Barkley was all but headed to Tinseltown. Knowing that, Barkley decided to celebrate with some cocktails. Here’s the problem...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant hoping for career ‘rebirth,’ admits he ‘can’t say it is the end’

Kobe Bryant is at a career crossroads and arrived at it limping, dragging his seemingly broken-down body that has bore the brunt of 19 grueling NBA seasons. In an interview set to air Monday on NBATV, the Los Angeles Lakers veteran superstar, 36, acknowledges he can see the light at the end of the tunnel...Read More The post Kobe Bryant hoping for career ‘rebirth,’ admits he...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl Malone: Kobe has ‘standing offer’ to ‘knuckle up’ with him

Even though Karl Malone and Kobe Bryant were teammates on a Los Angeles Lakers team that reached the 2004 NBA Finals, their relationship quickly soured, almost immediately, in fact. According to reports at the time, everything went south between the two during the 2004-05 NBA season. A seismic rift tore through their friendship after Bryant...Read More The post Karl Malone: Kobe...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young recounts tale about how a dolphin tried to kill him

Delfiniphobia — the fear of dolphins — apparently is a real disorder, affecting scores of individuals terrified of our mammalian, seafaring friends. Count Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young among the condition’s most recognizable sufferers. It all started when Iggy Azalea, Young’s pop star girlfriend, offered up a tweet on Monday acknowledging that he is...Read More The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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