Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson say they’re the best players in the NBA

Does Los Angeles really have two MVPs on their team? (Probably not) Even before he entered the league, D’Angelo Russell’s confidence was obvious to anyone paying attention. He compared his game to Stephen Curry’s during the pre-draft process, and from telling people they hadn’t “seen nothing yet” after one of his first big scoring games to declaring there was ice in his...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
4 hours ago

WATCH: Luol Deng Predicts Brandon Ingram Will Be A Great NBA Player For Years To Come

Los Angeles Lakers forward Luol Deng talks about his excitement to get the regular season underway. What are his impressions of Brandon Ingram after over a month of working out and being around him? Does he anticipate any of the young core to grow up being stars? What's the plan against James Harden's Houston Rockets under their new head coach Mike D'Antoni? Watch more of our most...
Via Lakers Nation
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Lakers Power Rankings: D’Angelo Russell undisputed at the top, Nick Young bounces back

We ranked the Lakers before preseason, but what do we think after seeing the eight games play out? We give our final thoughts with the regular season upon us. The Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason is over, and the regular season is (finally!) upon us. We have real, actual, meaningful basketball to watch, debate, analyze, and enjoy. The Lakers did play eight preseason games though...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
7 hours ago

Lakers: 10 Reasons to Be Excited for the 2016-17 Season

On the eve of Opening Night in the NBA, we take a look at 10 reasons why fans should be excited for the Lakers’ 2016-17 campaign The preseason has finally come to a close and the Los Angeles Lakers have yet another shot to prove their doubters wrong. Wednesday night represents a fresh start for […] Lakers: 10 Reasons to Be Excited for the 2016-17 Season - Lake Show Life - Lake...
Via Lake Show Life
16 hours ago

A Statistical Analysis of the Lakers Preseason

Laker fans are understandably anxious to find quick evidence of two things as the season begins: Can Luke transform the way the team plays to create meaningful schematic advantages (like other great coaches), after suffering through two years of Byronball? Are the young players, individually and as a group, making the kinds of developmental strides that are critical to the team...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
1 day ago

WATCH: Lakers 5-On-5 Scrimmage Footage Before Season Opener

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton said he'd be doing a lot of scrimmaging before the season opener to figure out who will fit best in the starting lineup. In these scrimmages, Nick Young gets his run with the starting unit. Who do you want to see starting? Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? What...
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Lakers: Breaking Down Brandon Ingram’s Impressive Playmaking Ability

Lakers’ rookie, Brandon Ingram is one of the most intriguing wing prospects in recent memory, boasting a staggering combination of physical gifts and raw talent When the Lakers made Brandon Ingram the number two overall pick in the 2016 draft, most fans were excited about his length and ability to shoot from all over the […] Lakers: Breaking Down Brandon Ingram’s Impressive...
Via Lake Show Life
1 day ago

WATCH: Metta World Peace On Earning Lakers Final Roster Spot

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace talks about earning a 2016-17 final roster spot, after Lakers waive Anthony Brown and release Yi Jianlian. 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? Or Kobe's special message...
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Metta World Peace survives Lakers cuts, makes team

Metta World Peace’s NBA career is alive and well. The veteran survived the last round of roster cuts on Monday, meaning he will make the final roster with the Los Angeles Lakers. A big reason World Peace survived was because Yi Jianlian requested and received his release. We know the Lakers value World Peace, particularly his veteran leadership. In fact, they were prepared to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers preseason prologue

After starting with a surprising 2-1 record, the Los Angeles Lakers lost their last five games to fall to 2-6 overall in the 2016 preseason. The Lakers lost two games to the Golden State Warriors, lost once to both the Portland Trailblazers and Phoenix Suns and split their two-game series against the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings. While 2-6 is definitely not the way the Lakers...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Len, Warren help Suns close preseason with win over Lakers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- T.J. Warren made two free throws with 3.6 seconds left to help Phoenix hold off Los Angeles, 98-94 Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim.Alex Len led the Suns with 16 points and had nine rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes. Warren had 15 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes.SUNS: Brandon Knight added 14 points, and Devin Booker had 12. ... Tyson Chandler...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers look exciting, but Walton knows rebuilding takes time

LOS ANGELES (AP) After a half-decade of excruciating decline, the future has finally arrived for the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe Bryant is gone. A talented young core is in place. Luke Walton is in charge, and the promising young coach has the luxury of time to rebuild a 16-time champion franchise in ruins. ''It could be multiple seasons,'' Walton said. ''It could be six months...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers might offer Metta World Peace assistant coaching job?

Metta World Peace may not make the Los Angeles Lakers in a playing capacity, but he just might become an assistant coach for the team. According to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, World Peace, who is in camp with the Lakers, is facing a very difficult fight for the team’s last roster spot. If he doesn’t get it, though, the team would be interested in retaining him as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant once taught hungover Luke Walton a lesson

Lakers head coach Luke Walton learned a very valuable lesson from Kobe Bryant early in his career. Unfortunately for him, he learned the hard way. Walton recently appeared on Jesse Williams’ “Open Run” podcast, and shared a story which dates back to when he was a rookie in the league. He admitted to showing up to practice one day a bit hungover, and opened up about what Kobe...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell gets Muhammad Ali tattoo as tribute

D’Angelo Russell joined a long list of athletes who have been paying tribute to the late Muhammad Ali with a great piece of artwork. Russell got a tattoo on his right calf featuring a portrait of Ali, and it’s pretty neat. Check out the size of his head compared to the rest of his body. D'Angelo Russell's new tattoo of Muhammad Ali — Andrew Martinez...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

You can have a used Kobe Bryant facemask for just $15,000

There was a time in 2012 where Kobe Bryant was forced to wear a facemask after sustaining a nasal fracture during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. Though it seemed minor, one facemask Bryant wore is reportedly worth thousands of dollars now. A facemask Bryant wore for four games during the 2011-12 season has been put up for auction by the folks at Goldin Auctions. With 19 days left...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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