Lakers Podcast: D’Angelo Russell impresses, plus talking tanking and Buss family drama

There is a lot going on in Los Angeles. The last couple episodes have looked at the Los Angeles Lakers in a broader sense, taking into account the goings on across the National Basketball Association. So, with Harrison coming back, there was plenty to catch up on. First and foremost, the Lakers played an entertaining game Tuesday night against John Wall and the Washington Wizards...
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6 hours ago

WATCH: D'Angelo Russell On His Defensive Focus, Going Up Against John Wall

Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell on staying mentally focused in the final eight games and why the Lakers couldn't capitalize after scoring 15 straight buckets in the third. What did he think about going up against John Wall and how has his mental focus changed? Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice?
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tyler Ennis Talks About His Communication With D'Angelo Russell During Games

Los Angeles Lakers guard Tyler Ennis talks about his communication with D'Angelo Russell on the floor. He says they are both very vocal and tell each other to be more aggressive. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA?
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Robinson wants to stay with the Lakers in free agency

Does the team feel the same way? Between the weather, proximity to the beach and countless more benefits, there aren’t a whole lot of people who wouldn’t want to live in Los Angeles. That goes double if one is young and rich, two boxes former lottery pick and current Los Angeles Lakers reserve forward Thomas Robinson ticks. Between those reasons, happiness with the coaching...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
8 hours ago

Lakers Highlights: This D’Angelo Russell pass was so incredible it even faked out the cameraman

Wowzers this was nice. In the midst of one of D’Angelo Russell’s strongest games of the season, we have to take a moment to appreciate this truly incredible pass from the Los Angeles Lakers guard. How incredible was it, you ask? Well, it not only faked out the defense, but the cameraman as well: One can almost sense the anxiety in that slow pan over to Jordan Clarkson. That guy...
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10 hours ago

Preview and Chat: Lakers vs. Wizards

There are now fewer than 10 games left in the Lakers’ season. Even if the team was not 21-52 on the year or that Brandon Ingram was set to sit out his 2nd consecutive game with knee tendonitis, I would be saying this same thing: with the Lakers out of the playoff hunt, there is very little left to analyze in this season. Sure, we can see if Julius Randle making 3’s is an actual...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
15 hours ago

Lakers: Nwaba, Brewer Fitting In With Their New Team

Newcomers Corey Brewer and David Nwaba are providing the defensive intensity head coach Luke Walton has been asking for all season. While they have only spent less than a month in Los Angeles, Corey Brewer and David Nwaba are exactly what the Los Angeles Lakers have needed all season on the defensive end. In the […] Lakers: Nwaba, Brewer Fitting In With Their New Team - Lake Show...
Via Lake Show Life
15 hours ago

Kobe Bryant: LeBron James has ‘earned’ right to rest

LeBron James has at least one prominent backer when it comes to the issue of sitting out games for rest: The Black Mamba.In an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take” on Monday, retired Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant defended James for resting.“When you miss a game, there is that one kid out there who isn’t going to be able to see his favorite player play,” said Bryant...
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Kobe Bryant offers his help to the Lakers

Kobe Bryant is making it clear that if the Los Angeles Lakers want his input, he’s always happy to help.Bryant told Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times that he’s just one call away if Jeanie Buss or anyone else wants him. Bryant isn’t angling for a formal role of anything like that, but he’s still fond of the Lakers and wants to help lift them out of the cellar. In fact...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the value of the Los Angeles Lakers’ young core

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last handful of years, you’ve known the Los Angeles Lakers have stunk. The silver lining to this is that they have been able to group up a collection of young and intriguing talent. The entire roster is young, as only two players over 30 have been getting playing time in recent weeks, and they come off the bench now. The rest of the...
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D’Angelo Russell is the Los Angeles Lakers Point Guard of the Future

D’Angelo Russell has been an enigma ever since he donned the purple and gold.  Coming out of Ohio State he was billed as the quintessential point-guard with superb court vision.  However Russell has played his best when he is filling up the scoreboard as opposed to dishing to teammates.  Many Lakers fans are unsure of which position he is best suited to play, point guard or...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Tracking Brandon Ingram’s improvement

As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their struggles in the win column and are focusing all of their attention on the upcoming NBA draft, Brandon Ingram has quietly improved his game considerably. The Lakers are now 21-51 and dead last in the Western Conference, after starting the season 10-10 under first year head coach, Luke Walton. After the surprisingly solid start, the Lakers...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic to skip Shaq statue unveiling to scout tourney game

The Los Angeles Lakers are unveiling a statue of Shaquille O’Neal outside of Staples Center Friday night, but new team general manager Magic Johnson reportedly won’t be around for the ceremony.But at least he has a good reason for missing the big event.According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Johnson will be across the country attending the UCLA vs. Kentucky Sweet 16 game, as he realizes...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger admits he once bet on a game he broadcasted

Now that he’s out of traditional broadcasting and working on a Vegas sports gambling show, former CBS and ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger has finally let his guard down and admitted he once bet on a game he called.Musburger gambled on a Lakers-Trail Blazers game back in the 1980s. He claims that although he’s bet on many other games throughout his life, that was the only time...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq's statue spotted outside Staples Center before unveiling

The Los Angeles Lakers will formally unveil Shaquille O’Neal’s statue during a ceremony Friday outside Staples Center. With only a few days left before the big reveal, work has begun in erecting the statue in Star Plaza outside the arena.Shaq himself took to Twitter Wednesday to provide a snapshot of the mammoth statue befitting his sizable frame. The bronze statue, which celebrates...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Lakers Center Timofey Mozgov Dab While Doing Push-Ups

Los Angeles Lakers center Timofey Mozgov probably won't be playing much more this season—not because he's injured, but because the coaches want the team's younger players to get more on-c0urt experience. With their horrible 20-50 record, the Lakers aren't fighting for a playoff spot, so why not? RELATED: 36-Year-Old Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton is "Killing" His Players in...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players fined over Lakers-Bucks scuffle

The NBA cracked down hard on Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe and Los Angeles Lakers guards Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell, who got into an altercation on Friday night.As passed along by Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype, Monroe was hit the hardest. He was dinged to the tune of $35,000, Young was hit with a $25,000 fine and Russell will come out of it $15,000 poorer.The incident that...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton goes off in postgame after Bucks-Lakers scuffle results in three ejections

Three players were ejected during the third quarter of the Lakers-Bucks game on Friday night at Staples Center, after Los Angeles’ Nick Young didn’t take kindly to a hard foul from Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon.Young responded by shoving Brogdon, and then Milwaukee’s Greg Monroe shoved Young. Lakers players D’Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram then went after Monroe.The fracas...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Western Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

We’re less than a month away from the end of the NBA’s regular season, so it’s time to focus our attention on the teams who won’t play in this year’s postseason. We’ll have at least four more games for each of the 16 playoff teams, so use these last 15 or so games to check out some of the NBA’s best young players who aren’t in a position to lead their teams to the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

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