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Who Should the Lakers Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Lakers will add next to Kobe Bryant, Jordan Hill...
Via TopSportsReport
32 minutes ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: This Is What The Lakers’ New $80 Million Practice Facility Will Look Like

This is pretty exciting. According to Carley Dryden from the Daily Breeze, the purple and gold have been granted approval to build a brand new $80 million training facility in El Segundo. The report states that the building, which is expected to open in spring 2017, will be a two-story, 122,000-square-foot facility. The structure will be constructed of steel, aluminum and tinted...
Via Lakerholicz.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Lakers Rookie Jabari Brown Score Career-High 32 Points (19 In Third Quarter)

Lakers rookie Jabari Brown didn’t start off the season on a good note, though he certainly ended the year on a high. After being cut from the Lakers’ training camp roster just before the start of the 2014-15 regular season, Brown earned himself a two-year deal with the purple and gold after performing well on two 1o-day contract call-ups from the L.A. D-Fenders. In fact, in...
Via Lakerholicz.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Matriculation Of Jabari Brown

For Jabari Brown, making it to the NBA on the Los Angeles Lakers is all about the process. Even if the process seemed to fail him time and time again. The post The Matriculation Of Jabari Brown appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ballmer turned Lakers locker room into owner's lounge

The Los Angeles Clippers are free to do what they want with the Staples Center now that they have begun their playoff run and the Los Angeles Lakers are no longer playing, and Steve Ballmer is taking full advantage. The Clippers hosted the San Antonio Spurs for Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers Finally Win Something: A 2015 NBA Draft Tiebreaker

The Los Angeles Lakers are finally winning again. While the purple and gold had a tough time on the court this season, they’re setting themselves up for an infusion of youth this summer. It’s still not clear whether the Lakers will hold onto their own 2015 first-round draft pick – the fate of that selection will be determined on May 19 at the draft lottery – though we do...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Plan To Use Max Money In Upcoming Free Agency

The Los Angeles Lakers will spend money available to them this summer and hope to land a superstar talent such as Kevin Love. "Two years from now, it looks like almost every team in the league is going to have cap room," Mitch Kupchak said Thursday. "We do have a lot of cap room this summer. You can look at that as a strategic advantage, yeah." The Lakers could have consecutive summers...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Train Like a Pro: Los Angeles Lakers Strength Training Program

Get stronger for next basketball season with this strength training program created by Tim DiFrancesco, strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. The program develops the strength, power
Via Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

After worst season ever, Lakers see hopeful signs in future

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The worst season in the Los Angeles Lakers' history has finally ended, and the longest summer has just begun. Although coach Byron Scott is cautiously optimistic that swift improvement is possible for a 16-time NBA champion club reduced to a 21-win wreck, the scars of the Lakers' current disaster are still a bit too fresh to contemplate it. ''I'm at the point...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Who is Jabari Brown?

Jabari Brown The Los Angeles Lakers were a team riddled with injuries over the course of the past season. Everyone knows about the season ending injuries dealt to Kobe Bryant and Julius Randle and of course the retirement of NBA legend Steve Nash. These losses forced the Lakers to play around with a variety of different roster combinations. The Lakers, for the second straight season...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The Best Fit for Nick Young

Nick Young It’s safe to say that Nick Young will not be rejoining the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2015-2016 campaign. Young never saw eye-to-eye with his passionate coach Byron Scott, and he was often placed on the bench when he fell out of favor. Young was benched for the second half during a meeting with the Houston Rockets early in the year because Coach Scott did not think...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: End of season recap

  As of last night, another NBA season has come and gone and the Los Angeles Lakers will once again be calling it a year early as they were eliminated from playoff contention in March, the earliest they’ve ever been. Despite having yet another losing season (they finished with the franchise’s worst record ever) riddled with injuries and shortcomings, there are some positive...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook appreciates Kobe Bryant coming to his defense

Kobe Bryant recently took took to social media to defend Russell Westbrook against criticism over the high volume of shots he has been taking of late as the point guard attempts to carry the Oklahoma City Thunder on his back into the postseason. And for that, Westbrook recently expressed great appreciation for the Los Angeles...Read More The post Russell Westbrook appreciates Kobe...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers planning to shop Nick Young this offseason

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers have suffered through yet another disappointing season this year, and they are already looking ahead to the offseason. They will have a very nice draft pick to work with, and it appears that they will look to trade dynamic scoring shooting guard Nick Young as well. According to a report from Mark Medina, the Lakers will look...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Believe it or not, even Lakers have something to play for in final game

Yes, even the Los Angeles Lakers — who haven't spent a single day over the .500 mark since November 2013 — have something compelling going on closing night. They could avoid being the worst Lakers team ever. If they beat Sacramento on Wednesday night, they would finish 22-60 and with a winning percentage of .268. If they lose, they finish 21-61, winning percentage there of .256...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Defends LeBron James on Twitter

On Tuesday afternoon the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant decided to take to Twitter to speak out about the media and their seemingly endless critique of current NBA champions. Media critique- Mj was a gunner Magic was a coach killer Shaq wasn’t serious Lbj couldn’t handle pressure Spurs r too old #BeforeRings — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 14, 2015 That’s when a fan...
Via Cavaliers Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

We Remember: Bryant Hits 2 Impossible Shots Over ‘The Kobe Stopper’

On April 14, 2004, Kobe Bryant hit two clutch shots to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to the Pacific Division title with a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. In a miraculous display of skill and composure under pressure, Kobe sunk not one, but two buzzer-beaters over Blazers forward Ruben Patterson, the self-proclaimed “Kobe Stopper.”... The post We Remember: Bryant Hits 2...
Via The Garbage Time
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vander Blue had hilarious jersey mistake

The Los Angeles Lakers signed second-year shooting guard Vander Blue not long before their game against the Sacramento Kings on Monday. If you want to know how late the acquisition came together, just have a look at the back of Blue’s jersey. According to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, the Lakers wanted Blue to play against...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Clinch 4th Worst Record, 82.8 Percent Chance Of Retaining Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers have clinched the NBA's fourth-worst record. The Lakers will have an 82.8 percent chance of retaining their 2015 first-round pick, which they would convey to the Philadelphia 76ers if the pick falls out of the first five this year. In the past five years, two teams have dropped from fourth to sixth. The Lakers will also have a 37.9 percent chance of vaulting...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves can't keep pace with Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- Ryan Kelly scored 21 points, rookie Jabari Brown added 20 points and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 106-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Each of the Lakers' starters scored in double figures, including rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson, who had 18 points, nine assists and six rebounds....
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Buycks makes Nuggets player fall down with wicked crossover (VIDEO)

Lakers head coach Byron Scott has been shuffling the team’s starting lineup in an attempt to figure out who is in the team’s future plans. One of the players the team took a flyer on is point guard Dwight Buycks. The Lakers recently signed him to a 10-day contract, and it’s a good thing they did. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have seen him break rookie Gary Harris’ ankles in...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Buycks leaves Nuggets’ Harris’ ankles in shambles

RIP Gary Harris’ ankles. The Denver guard’s once proud ankles were destroyed by Lakers’ Dwight Buycks in the recent Nuggets-Lakers game. Buycks crossed up Harris something fierce that Gary’s ankles failed to stay in front of Buycks that he collapsed to the court as Buycks nailed a three-pointer right on him as he laid on the floor. http://cdn.streamable.com/video/b05681c0de6511e4abce95f5...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott says he wouldn’t want to be in a foxhole with his Lakers roster

The Los Angeles Lakers are facing a crucial offseason. After missing the playoffs — and not even whiffing them — for two straight...
Via Athlon Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott warns Nick Young he may not fit in next year

Byron Scott has been critical of Nick Young throughout the NBA season, and that continued on Saturday when he talked about the injured guard. Young, who missed the beginning of the season with a thumb injury, is expected to be out the rest of the season with a fractured knee. When talking about Young after...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye, revolutionary: Steve Nash retires

Steve Nash hasn’t really played professional basketball in quite a while. His nerve-damaged back and myriad lower body injuries had long since made it clear that the former Phoenix Suns great would likely never lace up his hoopin’ sneakers again. Getting the official announcement over the weekend, though, still stung. A common refrain emerged in the immediate aftermath of...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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