Found March 20, 2014 on Sports Rumor Alert:
Wednesday's 125-109 loss gives the Los Angeles Lakers its 32nd loss in 41 games. The team has nothing to play for, unless you're one of the 11 players on the Lakers' roster set to become a free agent in the summer. That number jumps to 12 if Nick Young opts out of his contract.One of those 11 is Xavier Henry. He's battling through various injuries:"There's a lot of things I do [on the court] that causes the pain, but I got 15 games left. I'm not going to sulk about it. I'm going to battle through it and finish the season."Henry was a lottery pick in 2010, and he hopes to use the final four weeks of the regular season to showcase his plethora of skills. After missing more than two months because of a bone injury, he scored 24 points to go along with four rebounds in his eighth game back. For the season, he has averaged 10 points per game and a steal per game.Henry is only 23 years old, and as a former 12th overall pick, he has lots of room to gro...

Lakers News: Jeanie Buss says she “fell in love with Nick Young” this season

Don’t worry Phil and Iggy, I’m pretty sure that Jeanie is just talking about platonic love here. Either way, this is still a great quote. During an extended sit-down interview with Bill Macdonald from Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Jeanie Buss revealed that she has developed a sweet spot for Nick Young this season, something that could bode well for his chances of remaining with...

Report: Steve Nash expected to return to Lakers on Friday

The Los Angeles Lakers have had a nightmare season. They are last in the Western Conference, their star player Kobe Bryant is out for the season, and has called them out over and over, Steve Nash said he won’t retire because he wants the money, and now Nash has defied the injury report. After being […]

Jeanie Buss on the Lakers: “Ultimately, the buck stops with me”

These are confusing times for Laker fans. Their team was the first in the entire league to eliminated from the playoffs this season, and Phil Jackson has jetted off to New York to help turn around the Knicks as opposed to sticking around in Los Angeles and working for the Lakers. So, what’s going on? The reason the Lakers passed on Phil’s services was explained last week, though...

PHOTO: Clippers fans flip off Chick Hearn statue outside Staples Center

There’s stupid people, and then there’s these two Clippers fans. It appears that two fans of the Lakers’ crosstown rivals recently “flipped off” the Chick Hearn statue outside Staples Center. The photo began to do the rounds on Twitter today and enraged a number of Laker fans who were obviously upset by the immature actions of these two men. This must be how some Clippers...

Lakers News: Steve Nash, Nick Young to play on Friday versus Wizards

It’s not that shocking to hear that Nick Young will make his return to the court on Friday when the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Washington Wizards at Staples Center. However, it is a little more surprising to learn that Steve Nash will apparently be back on the court. According to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports, Nash will play tonight versus the Wizards. The 40-year-old...

Kobe Says President Obama Could Make The Lakers Roster Right Now

Poor Lakers. The bootleg Lakers are undermanned, not very talented and have been hit by injuries all year, but Kobe has no sympathy for them at all. So @dpshow asks @kobebryant if @BarackObama could make the @lakers right now. Kobe: "Yes." — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 19, 2014 I feel bad for the bootleg Lakers because they play hard, but it has been a rough...

Los Angeles Lakers local television ratings have been down nearly 50 percent

This season for Lakers fan hasn’t exactly been the greatest and well, local television for the Lakers has taken a bit hit. In a report today in, it is believed that the local ranking for the Lakers are down nearly 50% from last year: Looking at Nielsen’s “Live plus same-day” ratings for the 2013-14 season, the 57 telecasts of Lakers games on Time Warner Cable...

Steve Nash Could Play Again This Season After Being Ruled Out

Steve Nash had been ruled out for the remainder of the 13-14 season, but the Los Angeles Lakers are now down to one healthy point guard in Kendall Marshall. Jordan Farmar is out at least two weeks with a strained right groin. "It's still a possibility," Mike D'Antoni said Wednesday. "We have to see where he is physically. ... We'll have to see some practices...

Lakers' Steve Nash will play tonight after 15-game absence

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will suit up tonight against the Washington Wizards, according to the Lakers on Twitter. Nash will be coming off the bench and monitor how he feels as the game goes on. This will be the first action he's had since February 11th.As reported earlier this month, Nash has been sidelined for the majority of the season with back issues attributed...

Steve Nash to Make His Triumphant Return to Lakers Lineup

According to Yahoo Sports, Nash will play for the Lakers against the Wizards on Friday Night. Nash who says he isn’t retiring because he wants his money, is showing he isn’t mailing it in because most thought he was down for the season.

NBA Addresses Potential Conflict of Interest Between Phil Jackson & Jeanie Buss

The NBA is aware that the relationship between newly crowned Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson and his fiance Jeanie Buss, who is the the President of the Los Angeles Lakers, could raise red flags as a potential conflict of interest violation. But don´t worry, ESPN reports that the NBA has covered all of its bases and has had a conversation with both about what...

Jeanie Buss on not hiring Phil Jackson: Lakers don’t need another voice

Everyone knows the New York Knicks were Phil Jackson’s second choice. Had Jackson been offered the exact same position with the Los Angeles Lakers as the one he accepted with the Knicks, he would have chosen LA. Why wasn’t that offer extended? Lakers president Jeanie Buss, who referred to herself as “the boss,” shed some […]

Silver, Buss Discuss Jackson's Setup With Knicks

Adam Silver and Jeanie Buss sat down on Monday to discuss Phil Jackson's setup as president of the New York Knicks. Because Buss is not in charge of personnel moves for the Los Angeles Lakers, there is not expected to be any conflict of interest. When asked about Jackson possibly joining the Lakers instead of the Knicks, Buss said, "He was not offered an official position...

Kobe Bryant says Barack Obama could make the Lakers roster

The Los Angeles Lakers are having one of the toughest seasons in their storied franchise history. Longtime Lakers star Kobe Bryant, recently, has voiced his displeasure with the team’s lack of success. Today while on the Dan Patrick Show, Kobe was so critical of the roster that he said United States President Barack Obama could make the team with how it stands now: .@kobebryant...

New York Knicks Introduce Phil Jackson to MSG Crowd (Video)

Phil Jackson made his presidential debut at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night, being introduced to the crowd before the Indiana Pacers-New York Knicks game. Of course, the new president of basketball operations received a huge ovation during his introduction. The post New York Knicks Introduce Phil Jackson to MSG Crowd (Video) appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
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