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Newly hired Lakers Coach Byron Scott took over the team's Twitter feed Friday, giving his thoughts on the team's prospects this season.
His top priority, Scott wrote, is "to get our team to play defense on a consistent basis every single night."
That's a welcome thought. given the Lakers gave up 109.2 points per game last season.
How does he intend to make that happen?
"Accountability is obviously the first step. Desire & dedication are the next steps," Scott wrote.
The Lakers announced Scott's hiring on July 28. As a player, Scott contributed to three NBA titles during the Showtime era.
In his final season in the league as a player, 1996-97, Scott was a teammate of Kobe Bryant.
"He was the most mature 18-year-old I had ever come across. He kind of kept to himself," Scott wrote of Bryant.
Scott has an idea how he wants to deploy Bryant along with point guards Jeremy Lin and Steve Nash.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of an incredibly disappointing season last year due to injuries, and they are expected to have yet another difficult season this season. Kobe Bryant will be back, which is always a plus, but the roster as a whole is simply not talented enough to compete in the Western Conference. New head coach Byron Scott talked to the media about the difficulty...
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Julius Randle.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ prized rookie went into the Las Vegas Summer League last month with a boatload of expectations on his shoulders, and boy did he deliver.
From throwing down big dunks to leading the break like a point guard, the Kentucky product had the crowd oohing and aching on a regular basis and left Laker fans wanting...
“Love trade makes it official: Lakers’ luster is gone.”
Was that headline created by someone looking for click bait or by a not-so closet Laker hater? Whatever the case may be – and there’s a good chance they were both: a Laker-hating click-baiter – the theory that the purple and gold have lost their “luster” couldn’t be any further from the truth, especially when...
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin appears to be using his downtime wisely, working on his game in new, creative ways.
Check out this video posted on Jeremy Lin’s official Instagram account:
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VIDEO: Jeremy Lin dunks on his mom
By James Herbert | NBA writer
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Several weeks ago, designs were released that showed new Celtics jerseys for away games next season, and slightly visible on the back were the new gold championship tabs that the NBA has adopted. The gold tabs only appear on the uniforms of teams who have won an NBA title, and depict the number of championships won by the franchise next to the Larry O'Brien trophy.UniWatch on...
The Los Angeles Lakers have a long history of being an attractive destination for NBA players. The combination of a winning tradition, large market, and beautiful weather, among other factors, have always presented a substantial amount of intrigue for an immense amount of the league’s players.
The latest name with a desire to play for the Lakers is far from the premier talent that...
On Saturday, Nike released the Kobe Venomenon 4 in a special Lakers edition colorway, which means you can now pickup the Venonmenon 4s in purple, gold and white for $119.99 at your local Foot Locker or Footaction store. These kicks are also available for purchase online at the NBA Store.
Here are some more photos of these shoes, which are said to be suitable for...
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When Nick Young signed a new deal with the Los Angeles Lakers last month, it didn’t just mean we’d get to watch Swaggy P for the next four years, but Lil Swaggy P, too.
And, for a two-year-old child, four years is a long time. By the end of Nick’s contract, Lil Swaggy will be talking and going to school.
Still, for now, Lil Swaggy can just...
Los Angeles Lakers: Analysis on Each Offseason Addition
By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff…
PF: Carlos Boozer
- Boozer’s relationship with the Chicago Bulls came to an embarrassing and awkward end. During the playoffs it almost seemed as if he spent more time cheering on the sidelines than actually playing. He was on the receiving end of many jokes, and with his massive...
MarShon Brooks has reached an agreement on a contract with Olimpia Milano, the team announced. The shooting guard spent last season split between the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.
Brooks, the No. 25 pick in the 2011 draft, showed promise as a scorer in his rookie season. Since then, though, he has struggled to get consistent playing time. His Lakers...
Slowly, agonizingly, Laker fans are facing the reality that the NBA’s great players don’t have to wear Laker raiment to feel complete.
They might need therapy to handle this. And it might take more than 12 steps.
The latest destiny’s child was supposed to be Kevin Love. From the moment he expressed weariness with Minnesota, Lakers fans nodded their heads expectantly. Let’s...
Teams are often praised for hiring guys who were brought up under Gregg Popovich’s coaching tree – even the Denver Nuggets were awarded some props for taking a chance on Phil Jackson protege Brian Shaw last summer – yet teams who hire Byron Scott are rarely celebrated for giving a job to one of Pat Riley’s NBA offspring. Sure, he didn’t sit on the bench as a part of...
Byron Scott says he always wanted to be the head coach of the team he grew up idolizing and where he won 3 world championships as a player, but he wasn’t sure if that was in the cards for him. However, after agreeing on a multi-year contract with the team on July 28th, that head coaching dream became a reality.
“This is the one place that I really wanted to coach,” Scott told...
I mean…….I wish them well.
Full Court Press Vol. 1 is coming to iTunes and will feature Boozer, Marion and some other NBA player. T-Pain makes an appearance as well.
The first single is called “I’m a Champion”. What do you think?
The Los Angeles Lakers were fortunate enough to have Kentucky’s Julius Randle fall in their laps with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. As a result, the team was able to bring in a promising power forward to help soften the blow of losing two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol in free agency while also providing hope for the future.
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