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Lakers Highlights: Brandon Ingram welcomed Taj Gibson to the Thunder by dunking on him

Even his poster dunks look understated. Brandon Ingram’s length allows him to have an unusually relaxed looking game. The rookie just never looks rushed, and his dunk on Taj Gibson looked downright casual: “Oh, were you there? Sorry, I didn’t see you.”- Ingram, probably. Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
9 hours ago

Jordan Clarkson and Luol Deng have no idea how pregame handshakes work

But they’re having fun, so it’s okay. The Los Angeles Lakers signed Luol Deng in part for his veteran leadership. Theoretically, the 12-year veteran could teach the Lakers’ younger players plenty of valuable lessons about good work habits and what it takes to succeed in the NBA. Those lessons evidently do not include how to properly execute a pregame handshake: Their execution...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
11 hours ago

Lakers Trade Rumors: Multiple teams reportedly inquired about Jordan Clarkson before the deadline

Los Angeles rebuffed all offers for their third-year reserve. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton said Friday that Jordan Clarkson would be one of the recipients of extra fourth quarter playing time now that Lou Williams has been traded, but if other teams had their way, Clarkson would have been sent out as well. "Leading up to yesterday's trade deadline, almost every time...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
11 hours ago

Where Does Corey Brewer Fit on this Lakers Team?

When the Lakers traded Lou Williams for Corey Brewer and a 1st round pick, my thoughts were mostly centered on the quality of the draft pick and the ramifications of no longer having Lou on the roster. Those things, to me at least, were the key parts of the trade since the pick is the main asset and the redistribution of Lou’s usage to younger players offer the most long term meaning...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
1 day ago

Lakers Trade Marcelo Huertas for Tyler Ennis

After trading Lou Williams, the Lakers didn’t quite sit out the rest of the trade deadline but they also didn’t make any large moves — especially the one many fans were wondering about as rumors around Paul George’s availability swirled all day. No, the Lakers settled for more of a minor move, dealing Marcelo Huertas for the Rockets’ Tyler Ennis. Ennis is a former 1st...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
1 day ago

Paul George extremely critical of Pacers following trade deadline

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone. Paul George is still on the Indiana Pacers. But from the sounds of things, the team has to mend fences with its star.Speaking to a pool of reporters, George made it clear that he did not like the communication (or lack thereof) between himself and the team during the lead up to Thursday’s trade deadline. “I kind was on the ropes just...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul George determined to play for Lakers

One of the reasons Paul George was so difficult to move before the NBA trade deadline is that there are reportedly only two teams he is interested in playing for — his current one and the Los Angeles Lakers.George is under contract with the Indiana Pacers through the 2017-2018 season. After that, it is all but certain that he will opt out of the final year of his deal and either...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards rookie Sheldon McClellan legally changes his name to Sheldon Mac

On the off chance you’re a Wizards fan who purchased a Sheldon McClellan jersey this season, you’re going to want a refund.McClellan, a Washington rookie, revealed Wednesday that over the All-Star break he returned home to Houston and legally changed his name to Sheldon Mac.According to Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic, McClellan made the change because his given name came from...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luke Walton, Players React To Lakers Trading Lou Williams

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton reacts to their decision to trade Lou Williams. Brandon Ingram, D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson also react to the news. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU...
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Black NBA executives disappointed they were never given chance at Lakers job

The Los Angeles Lakers rushed agent Rob Pelinka in the door as their new general manager, leaving a lot of other candidates in the cold, including numerous potential minority hires.Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated spoke to eight high-ranking black NBA executives who, while not bitter toward Pelinka or Magic Johnson, were disappointed to not even get the opportunity to interview for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss apologizes to fans for not firing brother sooner

Jeanie Buss is making some serious boss moves with the Lakers.After hiring Magic Johnson and then ousting her brother Jim as the VP of Basketball Operations and GM Mitch Kupchak, there is no doubt who is calling the shots for the Lakers now — Jeanie and her other siblings.Jeanie and Jim began having friction a few years ago when the Lakers botched the hiring of Phil Jackson as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson has reportedly already called about trades

Magic Johnson has been in charge of the Los Angeles Lakers for less than a day, but the new president of basketball operations is said to be getting right to work.Two opposing team executives told Amico Hoops Johnson has already called proposing trades. The NBA trade deadline is less than 48 hours away.Johnson was able to lead the organization to success as a player, helping the...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young throws shade at former Lakers head coach Byron Scott

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young is having one of the best seasons of his 10-year NBA career. The always entertaining figure is averaging 13.8 points per game while shooting at a stellar 41 percent mark from three-point range.Never afraid to tell the media what is on his mind, Young attributes his new-found success to first-year Lakers head coach Luke Walton. He also has some...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Ingram trolls D’Angelo Russell: ‘He don’t pass the ball too much’

D’Angelo Russell’s teammate, Brandon Ingram, had some fun at the Lakers guard’s expense during the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.Ingram, during an interview, trolled Russell in jest, although what he said was kind of true:“You know D’Angelo don’t pass the ball too much,” he joked. Russell wasn’t too selfish in the game, draining five of nine shots for 12...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Walton tells story on-air of how he got Richard Jefferson suspended in college

Wednesday night’s ESPN broadcast of Dave Pasch, Bill Walton and Dick Vitale calling the NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers produced plenty of memorable moments, but the highlight may have been Walton sharing an unusual story about his connection to Cavs’ forward Richard Jefferson. Jefferson played at Arizona with Walton’s son Luke (now the Los...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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