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Lakers Rumors: Julius Randle's injury could lead to a breakout season for Jordan Hill

The Los Angeles Lakers have only played one game this season, and bad news went from bad to atrocious. Last night Julius Randle injured his leg and will be out for the rest of the season. This opens up an opportunity for Jordan Hill to live up to his potential.Image by Howcheng, via Wikimedia CommonsThe fantasy basketball fallout from Randle's absence means a larger role for...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Injury Update: Ryan Kelly will not be back this week

The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Houston Rockets in the 2014-2015 season opener last night by the score of 108-90. Kobe Bryant lead the Lakers with 19 points on just 6-of-17 shooting. Carlos Boozer added 17 points and seven rebounds. Like much of last season, the Lakers were shorthanded, playing without Ryan Kelly and Wayne Ellington. It appears that Kelly will not be back...
Via Sports Injury Alert
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kobe Bryant calls Dwight Howard ‘soft’ after getting elbowed

We didn’t have to wait long to see Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant face off against each other. And of course, in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game, an incident erupted between the two of them. It started when the two players were fighting for a rebound. Bryant tried to slap the ball loose, but it was Howard who delivered a vicious elbow afterward. Then Bean called Howard...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers rookie Julius Randle suffers broken leg

In an unfortunate turn of events, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle went down with a broken leg during the Lakers season opener vs. the Houston Rockets. Randle took a bad step and fell to the floor in pain before getting carted out on a stretcher. TNT reported it was a broken leg on the game telecast. This is disheartening news for the 19 year old who was expected to be one...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Julius Randle suffers broken leg in first career game

Los Angeles Lakes Power Forward and former Kentucky Wildcat Julius Randle leaves the season opener with a leg injury.  Initial reports say that it is a broken leg.  He’s headed to the hospital for further evaluation.  We’ll provide updates as we get them. Here’s a video of the injury: RT @SerenaWinters: Julius Randle on the […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe to Dwight after spat, 'Try me!'

Who didn’t see this coming? With all the talking that has occurred in the lead up to the regular season opener between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets, we had to believe that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard would get into a little bit of a spat. And by the words Kobe had to say to Dwight, I am pretty sure he was ready. GIF: Kobe Bryant to Dwight Howard after tussle: ...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: ‘I didn’t leave LA because I was afraid of Kobe Bryant’

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard said Tuesday that his decision to leave the Los Angeles Lakers had nothing to do with Kobe Bryant. “I didn’t leave L.A. because I was afraid of Kobe Bryant,” Howard said Tuesday, according to the Houston Chronicle. “I went to a good situation for myself. I can’t change people’s opinions, but I did what I had to do for myself.” The...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash plays librarian in DailyMVP commercial (Video)

Steve Nash plays the role of a librarian in a new commercial for DailyMVP, a daily fantasy sports game that can be played at DailyMVP.com or through the DailyMVP app in the App Store.Not sure why he couldn't be himself in the ad, but as he faces retirement, he'll probably have fewer endorsement deals coming his way, so he'll have to be less picky when it comes to earning...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 things to watch for in tonight’s season opener

It’s finally here, NBA fans. The moment we’ve all been waiting for: the tipoff of the 2014-15 NBA season. Los Angeles Lakers fans get to see the team take the floor on primetime Tuesday night versus the Houston Rockets on TNT. Here are 5 things that will more than likely dominate the game tonight. The matchup between Kobe Bryant and James Harden. In the time that Kobe has been...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Injury Updates: Ryan Kelly, Wayne Ellington will both miss season opener

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to put a dreadful 2013-2014 season behind them in which they won only 27 games. Injuries were a major factor in their season last season and it appears they will open the season tonight against the Houston Rockets. With Steve Nash already lost for the season and Xavier Henry unlikely to play, Ryan Kelly and Wayne Ellington will also miss the...
Via NBA Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo: Kobe not the reason I didn't sign with the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers had several chances these past two seasons to pair one or two superstar-caliber players with Kobe Bryant. It never happened. In 2013, Dwight Howard left to join the Houston Rockets. This year, LeBron James didn’t even give the Lakers consideration and went back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Carmelo Anthony, however, had a legit shot at going to Hollywood. Melo...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Los Angeles seeks disabled player option on Nash worth $4.85 million

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the entire year due to a back injury. Moreover, Ronnie Price suffered a knee injury last night, after playing only three minutes. Injuries are piling up in L.A., and the team will look via free agency or the trade market for a point guard.Lakers will apply for disabled player exception following Nash news. If granted...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Just retire, Steve Nash

In all honesty, this probably should’ve happened two years ago.  Steve Nash’s tenure as a Laker has been an unproductive one marred by injuries. Steve Nash had the option to retire after his last season with the Phoenix Suns in 2012. The team had just come off of a season where they went 33-33 in a lockout-shortened season and missed the playoffs for the second straight season...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeremy Lin poses as Adidas employee for prank

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin is now going to play an integral part in the team’s 2014 campaign. With Steve Nash out for the season with a back injury, it’ll be up to Lin to run the show from here on out. And he’s a versatile guy. Not only is he a good basketball player, but he’s also a solid actor. Lin recently dressed up as an Adidas salesperson and went undercover...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

For the second consecutive season, the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t expected to do much this year as they find themselves in a rebuilding phase. ESPN The Magazine’s Henry Abbott put the blame for the Lakers’ recent misfortunes on the star largely responsible for their success in the 2000s — Kobe Bryant. Abbott says the Lakers’ lack of big name free agent acquisitions and Dwight...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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