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NBA draft recap: How did the Los Angeles Lakers do?

In the weeks leading into the 2016 NBA Draft, fans of the Los Angeles Lakers, fans of basketball, and “draft experts” of the sport had the Lakers selecting Brandon Ingram from Duke at second overall.  However it all hinged on who the Philadelphia 76ers would select, Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons from LSU. The Lakers and even fans were almost in a consensus that they wanted Ingram...
Via isportsweb.com
56 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Can Ivica Zubac Become a Second Round Gem for the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers had a successful draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn adding youth and talent. The selection of second overall pick Brandon Ingram will surely generate the most hype, but 32nd overall selection Ivica Zubac must not be overlooked. Zubac stands 7-foot-1, 265-pound and is a very young 19 years old. The Croatian was once considered a first round pick and has already...
Via The Sports Journal
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandon Ingram Has Big-Time Potential | Mitch Kupchak Reacts To No. 2 Pick

Brandon Ingram was drafted No. 2 overall by the L.A. Lakers. The Lakers General Manager, Mitch Kupchak spoke to the L.A. media about their selection of the former Duke Forward. Kupchak highlighted Ingram's enormous potential and the fact that he was a primary contributor to one of the great schools in the nation in one of the best conferences. Kupchak also expresses just how excited...
Via ACC Digital Network
2 hours ago

Lakers draft rumors: Brandon Ingram was 'unanimous' choice in front office

When it came to Los Angeles' second overall pick, there was no disagreement. Heading into the 2016 NBA Draft, nearly everyone expected the Los Angeles Lakers to select Brandon Ingram with the second overall pick.  Most websites were writing it, the majority of radio and television pundits were saying it, and mock drafters everywhere felt safe in their projections through the first...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
2 hours ago

The Lakers stuck to the script and it's finally paying off

The Lakers have been working on a script over the last three years and we're witnessing it all play out to perfection. The Los Angeles Lakers have made a handful of decisions since moving on from the embarrassment that was their 17-win season under Byron Scott and none of it has been a surprise. They hired a coach that seemed destined to join the franchise in Luke Walton, drafted...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
3 hours ago

Nick Young breaks into song over split with Iggy Azalea (vid)

If there’s one thing that can be gleaned about Nick Young amidst the fallout from his split with Iggy Azalea that’s abundantly clear, it’s that the breakup won’t stop him from seeking out attention. Young emerged in the public for the first time Thursday since Azalea unceremoniously dumped him Sunday in a demonstrative affair — allegedly spawned by Swaggy P’s infidelity...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Draft Grades 2016: Ivica Zubac

The Lakers took Croatian center Ivica Zubac with the No. 32 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, but how does that pick grade out After selecting Brandon Ingram with the second overall pick in this years draft, the Los Angeles Lakers waited nearly two hours for their next pick. In the meantime, a bit of […] Lakers Draft Grades 2016: Ivica Zubac - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los...
Via Lake Show Life
6 hours ago

Brandon Ingram skinny memes are downright cruel

The Los Angeles Lakers drafted Brandon Ingram with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night, and one of the first things people noticed was how slender the former Duke star is. Naturally, the very mean people of the internet hopped on the meme train. Here are some of the funnier ones (sorry, Brandon): With the 2nd pick of the 2016 NBA draft, the LA Lakers select...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak On Lakers Free Agency & Altering Pitch

Mitch Kupchak says the Lakers will pursue veteran leadership in free agency and the pitch will be a bit different than the last couple seasons.
Via Lakers Nation
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Check out Lakers second round pick Ivica Zubac's highlights

Los Angeles' new big man seems fairly promising. The Los Angeles Lakers selected Ivica Zubac with the 32nd overall pick in the 2016 Draft on Thursday night, and given that he is just 19-years old and his only pro experience comes from playing overseas, very few were familiar with his name or his game. After his comments to the media revealed that Zubac is a lifelong Lakers fan who...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
13 hours ago

Ivica Zubac may be biggest Lakers fan ever

The Los Angeles Lakers made Crotian center Ivica Zubac the happiest player on draft day. Zubac, whom the team selected with the No. 32 overall pick in the draft, is as big of a Lakers fan as you could imagine. Zubac could not be more excited - he’s been a HUGE Lakers fan for his entire life, told me he cried like a baby when Kobe scored 60. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft 2016: Lakers Select Ivica Zubac at No. 32

The Lakers used the No. 32 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft to make a great value pick in Ivica Zubac It was a good night for the Los Angeles Lakers. After enduring the worst season in franchise history, the team was rewarded with the number two overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. To virtually […] NBA Draft 2016: Lakers Select Ivica Zubac at No. 32 - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life...
Via Lake Show Life
16 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers select Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram is going to be a Los Angeles Laker. How does he fit in Hollywood? The Player: Brandon Ingram is tall, long, and rail-thin. While visually he draws comparisons to Kevin Durant as a thin, lanky wing draining shots from outside, he isn’t on Durant’s level as a player. That doesn’t mean he won’t be a star, because he has all of the skills to become just that....
Via The Lottery Mafia
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe mentoring draft prospect Hield

Buddy Hield may not know where he’s going to be drafted. But the University of Oklahoma star is seeking advice from a great source — Kobe Bryant. The future Hall of Fame guard has been counseling the soon-to-be NBA rookie. “He’s been a huge influence with the way he told me to approach the game,” Hield said, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “He said that, ...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers roster

The 2015-16 NBA season marked the worst in Los Angeles Lakers franchise history, even dating back to its days in Minneapolis. Can you name the 15 players who were on this Lakers squad?
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Rumor: Young dumped Iggy Azalea for pregnant baby mama

It has widely been assumed that Iggy Azalea broke up with Nick Young because he cheated on her, but was it actually the Los Angeles Lakers swingman who called things off? According to some juicy gossip from MediaTakeOut.com, Young is the one who dumped Iggy. The report claims Swaggy P has gotten back together with the mother of his child, Keonna, who happens to be pregnant again...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace explains triangle offense using food

There are few people who know the ins and outs of the triangle offense as well as Phil Jackson. He won a ton of NBA titles with it as a coach. However, even fewer of his players have been able to master the offensive scheme. One would think that Ron Artest …e rrr, Metta World Peace, would be among those that haven’t mastered the offense. After all, he didn’t exactly play offense...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: D'Angelo Russell on Luke Walton, Trade Rumors, New Commerical

Los Angeles Lakers D'Angelo Russell on new head coach Luke Walton, trade rumors and his new commerical.
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Nation Interviews Luke Walton: Free Agency, D'Angelo Russell

Lakers Nation's Serena Winters goes one-on-one with new head coach Luke Walton, talking free agency, D'Angelo Russell and more.
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers trade rumors: D’Angelo Russell edition

Last year the Los Angeles Lakers used the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft to acquire point guard D’Angelo Russell out of Ohio State University. Now almost a year later as the 2016 NBA Draft approaches there has been talk going around that they are willing to shop Russell for a high pick in this year’s draft. It has been reported that the Lakers, who already hold the number...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to appear in Chinese reality TV show

Kobe Bryant is going to be doing more than fighting ghosts this summer. Although maybe there was a clue as to Bryant’s offseason agenda during his Ghostbusters ad which debuted during the NBA Finals. “My vision is bigger than that,” said the Black Mamba at the beginning of the spot. “We built a whole studio in China!” While we don’t know anything about any mysterious...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Michigan State star Keith Appling arrested on weapons charge

Already in trouble with the law, Keith Appling has reportedly been arrested again for carrying a concealed weapon Saturday morning. Police stopped a “fast-driving Dodge Charger” early in the morning, per sportando.com, and spotted Appling, a passenger, putting a weapon under the seat. Appling is set to face a hearing for drug and weapons charges stemming from a May incident...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron has Lakers, others 'on watch again' in free agency?

LeBron James has the Cleveland Cavaliers on the cusp of a title after storming back from a 3-1 defecit against the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals. And if the Cavaliers win, could James leave in free agency? Maybe it’s not as outlandish as it sounds, especially with teams such as the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers hanging around with ways to bring James on board...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace is now friends with the fan who sparked the Malice at the Palace

It has been nearly 12 years since the Malice at the Palace rocked the sports world and changed the NBA forever. The events that night altered the course of two NBA franchises, led to the implementation of new league-wide rules,  and forever changed the lives of many of the game’s participants and those in attendance. Perhaps no one was more affected than the man at the genesis...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers remove Magic Johnson as honorary VP

Never tweet? Magic Johnson might want to consider that. At least while he holds an administrative title with a professional sports team. On Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated Johnson’s title of Honorary Vice President and removed their former superstar from the organization’s staff directory. The decision was made in light of tweets Johnson posted to Twitter that may...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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