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Los Angeles Lakers: Analyzing the new schedule

The NBA season is right around the corner with players entering training camps at the end of September. With a new coach, new defensive philosophy, and the return of Kobe to a team in transition, the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the teams with the biggest question mark entering the season. The good news is that the team will be back on the floor soon and the early schedule provides...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: This is what Nick Young and Julius Randle look like in NBA 2K15

PHOTO: Lakers.com Each year, the NBA 2K series gets more and more realistic, and this year is no different. In NBA 2K15, which is set to be released on October 7, Nick Young will finally live up to his Swaggy P nickname thanks to the 2K team replicating the L.A. native’s swaggy hairstyle, while also adding in his tattoos (on his left arm, of course, as the right arm is “strictly...
Via Lakerholicz.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Jim Buss’ daughters hang out with Harry Styles, One Direction

via The Sun Being the daughters of Lakers owner and executive Jim Buss has some serious perks, such as Kobe Bryant giving you a shout out on Instagram (“I’ve watched them grow from babies to young ladies.”) and having Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss as your uncle and auntie. There are other advantages, too, such as hanging out with British boyband One Direction. During their...
Via Lakerholicz.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sponsor Ditches Rockets for Lakers Because of Jeremy Lin

While the Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the team is still beyond profitable. Despite losing 55 games last season, the franchise made a whopping $100 million+ in profit. While the team might not be much better this season, they’ll still be raking in the dough. The addition of Jeremy Lin to the team’s roster has proved to be...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young Burns Cousin’s Jordans After Beating Him in NBA 2K (Vid)

It’s not a surprise to see some dudes do bets with money when it comes to playing each other on NBA 2K. However, Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young took it to the next level with his cousin, Adrian Pascascio. Young beat Adrian in a game of NBA 2K14, and the bet was to burn a pair of Air Jordans. In the video taken below by Gilbert Arenas, Young burns a pair of Pascascio’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Where Will Their Offense Come From?

Los Angeles Lakers: Where Will Their Offense Come From? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Kobe Bryant is “100% healthy” and will be ready to go for the Lakers’ October 28th season opener against the Houston Rockets. A healthy Kobe Bryant is still the best shooting guard in the NBA and one of the best players in the league, but surely the Lakers can’t lean on him too...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Work Out Pooh Jeter, Ronnie Price, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Tyler, James Nunnally

The Los Angeles Lakers recently worked out Pooh Jeter, Ronnie Price, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Tyler and James Nunnally. Jeter is currently signed to a deal overseas, while Price, Elliington, Tyler and Nunnally are NBA free agents.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young’s son has solid Pop-A-Shot skills

We all know Nick Young from the Los Angeles Lakers. “Swaggy P” has a tendency to put up a lot of shots. But I’m convinced that his son is a more accurate shooter. Check this out: The Lakers need all the help they can get. So why not just sign Young Swaggy to a contract? Although that might hurt Nick Young’s pride because he might end up getting released in favor of his son...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Trading For Phoenix’s Eric Bledsoe

Los Angeles Lakers: Trading For Phoenix’s Eric Bledsoe By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Lakers Get Eric Bledsoe Suns Get Julius Randle, Jeremy Lin and Ryan Kelly Well the Lakers traded for the Suns’ franchise point guard and best player at this time 2 offseasons ago and in this trade they would be making the same trade. The difference? They wouldn’t be trading...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Expect to Start Steve Nash Over Jeremy Lin

Over the past three years, almost every decision the Los Angeles Lakers have made has been highly questionable. From giving Steve Nash a three-year contract to signing Kobe Bryant to a two-year, $48 million extension, to hiring (and firing) Mike D’Antoni and Mike Brown, the Lakers have struggled making good decisions. While we’ll know better if they made the right hire with Byron...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Injury Update: Kobe Bryant to have minute restrictions this upcoming season

The Los Angeles Lakers gave their fans very little to cheer about during their 27-55 season.  Numerous injuries were a major factor in the dismal season, none of which were more significant than those to Kobe Bryant, who missed all but six games because of a fractured knee and torn Achilles in his left leg. Bryant appears to be on track for the preseason opener and looks to contribute...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing new Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott

Among the many dramatic storylines that dominated the NBA offseason was the search for the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The position was freed up when former coach Mike D’Antoni resigned, having had an abysmal tenure with a franchise-worst 27-55 record in the 2013-14 season and a 67-85 record overall. The position remained vacant throughout the summer, even as the...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeremy Lin pretends to be wax statue, scares visitors

As previously noted on this website, Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin recently received the honor of getting a wax statue at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco. As many could attest to, the wax figures at Madame Tussauds are pretty life-like and Lin decided to prank some unsuspecting folks at the museum. Check out the below YouTube clip from Madame Tussauds which showed Lin pretending...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Sky-high expectations for new staff

The Los Angeles Lakers are in a peculiar situation as they currently sit at a bit of a crossroads. On one path, they’re hoping to make a quick return to the playoffs and the other path is a rebuilding for the future. They enter the 2014-15 season with almost an entirely new coaching staff except the return of assistant coach Johnny Davis (Dayton). At the helm, Byron Scott looks...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers Have Leverage In Deal For Eric Bledsoe

It’s been a long summer for the Los Angeles Lakers and the rest of the league. Just when you thought the Lakers relinquished their interest in acquiring restricted free agent point guard Eric Bledsoe for the upcoming season. Not really. Nothing in the NBA is deferred, unless you’re talking about the stretch provision the Lakers […] Los Angeles Lakers Have Leverage In Deal For...
Via NBA Draft Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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