Luke Walton says building a positive culture for the Lakers’ young players is ‘everything’

Los Angeles’ new head coach is pleased with the team’s offseason. The Los Angeles Lakers were a very bad team last season. Their 17-65 record was good for second-worst in the NBA, but arguably more toxic was the atmosphere around the team. The cloud of negativity was in large part responsible for the dismissal of former head coach Byron Scott, and the team brought in Luke Walton...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
22 minutes ago

Video: D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, and more Lakers are working out together during the offseason

The kids are putting in work. The Los Angeles Lakers are projected to be very bad this year, but the team hasn’t let dire proclamations stop them from putting in the work to improve. The team has given us glimpses of that process throughout the summer, most recently when second overall pick Brandon Ingram followed up on signing his new NBA contract by working out at the Lakers’...
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6 hours ago

Lakers Young Core Ramping Up Offseason Workouts (Video)

The young Lakers are ramping up their workouts heading into training camp For 20 years the Los Angeles Lakers were blessed with a player who did his best to encapsulate the definition of hard work. The stories attesting to his insane work ethic aren’t hard to find with even minimal amounts of effort. From tales of […] Lakers Young Core Ramping Up Offseason Workouts (Video) ...
Via Lake Show Life
11 hours ago

Lakers Rank: Larry Nance, Jr. should continue improving under Luke Walton

Larry Nance, Jr. has impressed Lakers fans every step of the way, but he'll need to continue building on what he's done to take the next step in his career. #6. Larry Nance, Jr. Average Rank: 6.3 Larry Nance Jr., the 6'9 power forward entering his second year, checks in at No. 6 in our Los Angeles Lakers rankings. Nance Jr. received plenty of praise over his first NBA season and...
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13 hours ago

Lakers: Why LA’s Signing of Yi Jianlian Was Ill Advised

The Lakers reportedly signed former NBA player Yi Jianlian to a one-year contract but what does that mean for the rest of the team? Drafted sixth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2007, the Lakers most recent signing, Yi Jianlian, never quite lived up to his high expectations. Instead, he had a mostly mediocre 5-year […] Lakers: Why LA’s Signing of Yi Jianlian Was Ill Advised...
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13 hours ago

Kobe Bryant has great line about Lakers jersey retirement

The Los Angeles City Council previously declared Aug. 24 “Kobe Bryant Day,” and on Wednesday, the city and the beloved NBA icon celebrated the tribute. In a way, Wednesday’s festivities provided a perfect way to bookend a yearlong celebration of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar’s phenomenal NBA career. Now arrives the time to put his legacy in its proper perspective, which...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe has the perfect response when asked which of his jerseys the Lakers should retire

Now that Kobe Bryant's NBA career has come to a close, there are decisions to be made about exactly how he'll be honored by the Lakers.A statue is almost certainly on the way, and a jersey retirement ceremony is, as well. But since Bryant wore both 8 and 24 for 10 seasons each, that raises a complicated question about which number the team should raise to the rafters.Bryant himself...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Lakers Make Tarik Black Re-Signing Official

In a deal long ago reported as done, the Lakers have officially announced the re-signing of big man Tarik Black. From the team’s press release: “Tarik is a player whose strengths are well-suited for the style of play we envision for our team going forward,” said Kupchak. “He plays the game with a mix of athleticism, energy, and physicality that make him a valuable frontcourt...
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1 day ago

LA Lakers sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram, vet Yi Jianlian

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers have signed top draft pick Brandon Ingram and Chinese NBA veteran Yi Jianlian. Ingram was the No. 2 overall pick in this summer's draft. The Duke product's rookie contract is expected to be worth more than $23 million over four years. The 28-year-old Yi hasn't played in the NBA since 2011-12 with Dallas. The former No. 6 overall...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

24 quintessential moments of Kobe Bryant's career

Baller. Global Icon. Selfish. Rapist. Legend. Kobe Bryant has been called those words (and many more) in the 20 years he has been in the public eye. Whatever you want to call him, there is no denying that impact he has had on sports in Los Angeles. After 1,566 games, five championships and a couple of Finals MVPs, the former Los Angeles Lakers guard was honored by the Los Angeles...
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Kobe Bryant to be honored with his own day in LA on 8/24

Kobe Bryant has been among the more prominent members of the Los Angeles sporting landscape and community for the past 20 years. On Wednesday, the city will honor him in a special way. It was announced on Monday that August 24, 2016 will be “Kobe Bryant Day” in Los Angeles. The date 8-24 was chosen because Bryant, of course, wore both numbers on his uniform during his Hall...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant starting $100 million venture capital fund

Kobe Bryant has entered the world of finance in a big way. Appearing on Wall Street Monday, the NBA legend announced he’s starting up a $100 million media, technology and data fund. ESPN’s Darren Rovell provided some photos capturing Bryant’s big moment. A bearded Kobe Bryant ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange announcing his new $100M investment pic...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jordan Farmar On What To Expect With Luke Walton As Head Coach

Former Los Angeles Laker champion Jordan Farmar (who's very close with Luke Walton) gives his thoughts on what to expect with Walton as head coach.
Via Lakers Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young on Lakers by regular season viewed as ‘unlikely’

Just a day ago, Nick Young went out of his way to stress his beef with young point guard D’Angelo Russell was over. Now it doesn’t sound like it will matter. According to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, it’s “unlikely” Young will still be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers by the time the regular season rolls around. It makes perfect sense, really, and it only has a little...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers still trying to trade Young, considering buyout

Nick Young doesn’t sound like he’ll get much of a chance to repair his relationship with D’Angelo Russell. Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding said Tuesday that the Lakers are still trying to trade Young, and have even considered buying him out of his contract and committing to a full-scale youth movement. “I would frankly be surprised if Nick Young is on the Lakers’ roster...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Legend Elgin Baylor Honored By Pump Foundation

Los Angeles Lakers legend and NBA hall of famer Elgin Baylor was honored at the 16th annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation gala, introduced by the great Jerry West.
Via Lakers Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell are moving past last season’s drama

One of the bigger stories in the NBA last season wasn’t on the floor, but off of it. It involved one of the most storied franchises in sports, the Los Angeles Lakers, who haven’t had much to cheer for in the past couple of seasons. It almost seemed cruel for it to be in their locker room. We’re of course talking about D’Angelo Russell filming Nick Young, who was talking...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young on D'Angelo Russell: 'I can't be mad forever'

Despite the well-publicized differences they have had in recent months, Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell remain teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers. And if the situation remains that way at the start of next season, Young is confident there will not be any lingering issues. Young recently told Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News that he is willing to bury the hatchet with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Schedule Breakdown

Last Thursday the NBA released the 2016-2017 schedule, which means we are one step closer to Los Angeles Lakers basketball. Though it is difficult to find much interest in a simple schedule release when you begin to look at it a little more in-depth there are some facts all Lakers fans should be aware of. For instance, the Lakers according to Bradford Doolittle of ESPN the Lakers...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter trolls Lakers after Russell Westbrook extension

By Vincent Frank Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is very good at this social media thing. He’s proven this over and over again during the summer. That didn’t change in the hours following the report that Russell Westbrook had agreed to sign an extension with his Thunder team. Knowing full well that the Los Angeles Lakers were going to show interest in the All-Star...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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