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Kobe Bryant’s text to Jeremy Lin: “Welcome to the team”

Jeremy Lin may have been on a whirlwind tour of Asia when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month, though Kobe Bryant still managed to get in touch with the 25-year-old and get a simple message across to his new partner: “Welcome to the team.” In a recent interview with a Chinese website (via Jeremy Lin Post), the Lakers’ new point guard revealed that Bryant...
Via Lakerholicz.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers announce official signing of big man Jordan Hill

Only hours after holding a press conference for newcomer Ed Davis, Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has also signed scrappy forward/center Jordan Hill to a multi-year contract. Other outlets have reported that the deal is worth $18 million over two years, with a team option after the first season.Hill is projected to be the team's...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

LA Lakers announce signing of forward Ed Davis

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward and former first round pick Ed Davis, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is worth $2 million over two years.Davis, 25,  is a raw, still-developing big man who has put up decent rebounding numbers in limited minutes during his career.  A four-year NBA veteran,...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Have Eyes On Doc Rivers

The Los Angeles Lakers believe Doc Rivers is a possible candidate for their head coaching vacancy, according to Grantland’s Bill Simmons. The Clippers interim CEO recently stated that Doc Rivers will quit his job if Donald Sterling remains the owner. Simmons on The Herd: Another conspiracy theory that I don’t think is... The post Lakers Have Eyes On Doc Rivers appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s Confidential Lakers Interview Questionnaire Has Been Leaked

The Los Angeles Lakers still don’t have a head coach.  It’s now been 3 months since their schedule mercifully came to a close and there is still no head-man to lead the legendary purple and gold franchise for the upcoming season.  There’ve been potential hires.  There’s been rumors of big names cashing fat checks and [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The post...
Via No Coast Bias
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers schedule press conferences for Jeremy Lin, Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer

The Los Angeles Lakers are finally set to welcome their new additions to the team. According to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News, the purple and gold will hold separate introductory press conferences for Ed Davis (Wednesday), Jeremy Lin (Thursday) and Carlos Boozer (Friday). Lakers will have press conferences this week for Ed Davis (Wed), Jeremy Lin (Thurs) and Carlos Boozer...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  1 Comment

Kobe Bryant should only be ‘afraid’ of the Los Angeles Lakers’ upcoming season

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant admitted Wednesday that he’s “afraid” of life after basketball. “You really have to lean on muses and mentors going forward, just as I did as a kid. It’s about having that next wave of things, which is scary as hell, but it’s fun at the same time,” said Bryant, 35, who signed a two-year contract worth roughly $48.5 million on November...
Via Sports by Colin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin wants bigger role with the Lakers

When Jeremy Lin created “Linsanity” with the New York Knicks, he immediately became a fan favorite all across the globe. He wasn’t just a household name in New York, he was also a household name across the United States and in other countries as well. Unfortunately, the Houston Rockets signed Lin to a big contract and ended up deciding to bring him off of the bench, and effectively...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Ryan Kelly Resigning Grade

Los Angeles Lakers: Ryan Kelly Resigning Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 seasons, 3.37 million Once injuries ravaged the Lakers once again last year, Ryan Kelly saw his role increase dramatically. He fit perfectly into Mike D’Antoni’s system, which requires a stretch 4 to be able to have spacing on the floor and hit a high number of perimeter shots...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: A friendly game of H-O-R-S-E with Kobe Bryant

At the basketball academy Kobe Bryant hosts, a fan by the name of Sami recently had the opportunity to take on Kobe in a little game of H-O-R-S-E. Kobe spots Sami an H-O before he turns up the heat on the young man… H/T USA TODAY Sports
Via Low Brow Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant takes a shot at ESPN

PHOTO: L.A. Times It may be the offseason right now, but Kobe Bryant is still taking shots. Following his home run at Richard Sherman’s celebrity softball game, a fan of the Black Mamba sent out a tweet that caught the five-time champion’s eye. “Kobe about to make the top 10 on SportsCenter and he’s not even playing basketball,” the fan wrote, to which Bryant replied, “I’m...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  1 Comment

Kendall Marshall thanks Chipotle for time in Los Angeles

On Friday, Kendall Marshall was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a continued effort to free up as much salary cap space as possible for the upcoming season. Marshall was picked off waivers by the Bucks shortly thereafter.On Sunday, Marshall took to Twitter to thank everyone in the Lakers organization for giving him a chance, which was definitely a classy gesture to do...
Via Bush League Chronicle
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Summer league sadness

After a great draft and inviting some intriguing players to suit up for the team, the Lakers entered the summer league in Las Vegas last week with high hopes to build a team that can get them back to relevance. That hope was all but erased during the latest Summer League play where the team seemed lost in all but one of their games. There was a little good, mostly bad, and a bit...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Wesley Johnson Resigning Grade

Los Angeles Lakers: Wesley Johnson Resigning Grade By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, $1 million With all the hype around the Los Angeles Lakers signing Carlos Boozer, and their current pursuit of Eric Bledsoe, you’d be forgiven for missing this move. But resigning Wesley Johnson could prove to be just what the Lakers needed. This deal makes sense on a...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe hits HR at Richard Sherman's charity softball game

Kobe Bryant has only played in six basketball games since April 2013 because of various injuries. While fans of the Los Angeles Lakers are wondering how healthy the Black Mamba will be when he returns, Bryant is showing that he’s recovering just fine. The five-time NBA champion drilled a home run during a recent charity softball game at Safeco Field in Seattle hosted by Richard...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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