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Watch a young Kobe Bryant take over a high school game in this rare footage

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant has done it all in the NBA. Titles, scoring barrages, dunks, MVP performances, and clutch moments. But where did it all begin? Where did Kobe develop this never-say-die attitude that made him one of the best ever to play in the NBA? At Lower Merion high school that’s where. Kobe took over the a high school game scoring 18 points down the stretch to carry...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s coaching staff to feature Mark Madsen, Jim Eyen

Byron Scott’s coaching staff is beginning to take shape. According to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News, Scott will be retaining the services of Mark Madsen, who joined the Lakers as a developmental coach in 2013, while veteran coach Jim Eyen will also be brought on board. Eyen has been an NBA assistant coach since the 1980s when he was a part of the Lakers’ staff under Pat...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe Bryant takes over 1995 high school playoff game

Any NBA fan has seen highlights of Kobe Bryant taking over a game. The five-time NBA champion scored 81 points in a single game once, and he has scored 50 or more in a game 25 times in his career. But have you ever seen Kobe dominate in high school? We have you covered. In […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Time for Steve Nash to step up

Steve Nash is one of the best point guards I’ve ever had the privilege of watching in his prime. On the court he was a conductor with the basketball, orchestrating the pace of the game, and elevating his teammate’s play. Injuries have cost him the last two seasons with the Lakers and, although he is clearly past his prime, the Lakers need more than someone playing out his contract...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant ‘Achilles’ sculpture from Taiwan is a mythological marvel (photos)

Kobe Bryant may be a revered, idolized and respected superstar here in the States, but in Asia, the Los Angeles Lakers veteran, like many American athletes, are worshiped as if they were the modern day incarnation of mythological heroes. Just ask this guy. Given his status as practically an otherworldly entity, perhaps it shouldn’t be […] The post Kobe Bryant ‘Achilles’ sculpture...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Things To Expect Next Season

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Things To Expect Next Season By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… You can call these expectations based on analysis and research or just guessing, but here are 5 things I believe we will see next season from the Los Angeles Lakers. 1. Kobe, Kobe And Kobe - I believe that Kobe Bryant will be healthy this season, at least somewhat and since his...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Lakers jerseys still available for $100 in LA

They should interview the people who work at this LAX store and ask them the last time someone actually brought a Dwight Howard Lakers jersey. They might as well throw them in the trash, they are taking up space, put some Swaggy P jerseys up. Dwight Howard Laker jersey selling for $100 at LAX. Probably $3 at Marshall's pic.twitter.com/RO23vnHKrs — jeffpearlman (@jeffpearlman...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike unveils 'House of Mamba' LED basketball court

We may have reached a new level for interactive basketball courts. Nike recently teamed up with AKQA and produced the world’s first full-sized reactive LED basketball court in Shanghai, China. The court will help athletes train and adds an interactive, engaging element to a normal training session. It mimics drills based on Kobe Bryant’s own training regimen, and features motion...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: A Phoenix Trade For Eric Bledsoe

Los Angeles Lakers: A Phoenix Trade For Eric Bledsoe By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Lakers Get: Eric Bledsoe (S&T) and Gerald Green Suns Get: Jeremy Lin, Julius Randle and a 1st round pick The Phoenix Suns cannot come to an agreement on an extension with their best player, Eric Bledsoe and their is word that he will sign his 1 season QO instead of signing...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This Instagram post by Carlos Boozer should be encouraging for Laker fans

When the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Carlos Boozer via a partial waiver amnesty claim last month, most fans of the purple and gold reacted badly. Despite Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss picking up the veteran for just $3.25 million, the majority of L.A.’s followers simply didn’t want Boozer on their team, and some of that was to do with Boozer’s performance last year. Last season...
Via Lakerholicz.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Swaggy P explains why he only has tattoos on one arm

For everything weird about Nick Young, there always seems to be an explanation. Example: that time he said God appeared in a dream and blessed him with the nickname “Swaggy P”. It may not make much sense in our world, but it does in his, and that’s why we love him. Yesterday, Swaggy P posted a photo on Instagram of him adding more ink to his already-tattooed left arm. While...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young on why he doesn’t have tattoos on right arm: ‘Strictly for buckets’ (pic)

Nick Young may be one of the most enigmatic stars in the NBA, but the Los Angeles Lakers shooter might also be one of the most entertaining. During the offseason, that makes him and his antics worthy of attention. On Thursday, Young, a noted tattoo enthusiast(above), posted a photo to Instagram showcasing how he was […] The post Nick Young on why he doesn’t have tattoos on right...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Why They Lost The Offseason

Los Angeles Lakers: Why They Lost The Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the losers of the offseason. As I was ranking the winners and losers they came in 4th among the losers, as they were well, really pathetic. Let’s start with the positives, this will be fast because there were few. I loved their draft choice of Julius...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Swaggy P does SICK 360 behind-the-back dunk

Los Angeles Lakers swingman Nick Young – or Swaggy P as the kids are saying nowadays, threw down a sick 360 behind-the-back dunk. The veteran guard/forward seems to be really motivated as he has been putting in a lot of extra work this summer. From an explosive standpoint, Young appears to have made plenty of progress after admittingly being out of shape last season. “They say...
Via Pass The Pill
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Role of Every Laker for this Upcoming Season

The Los Angeles Lakers have all but completed their roster, and hired their new head coach. This year, the team has changed up their roster mainly, by adding the likes of Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, and Julius Randle in the off-season.  Also, the biggest addition is the re-addition of the Lakers star player, Kobe Bryant, after he sat out with injury for most of the 2013-2014 campaign...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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