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There is no denying just how good of a player DeMarcus Counsins can be. It is the exact reason the Sacremento Kings have been reluctant to trade the 5th overall selection in the 2010 draft. For his three-year career, he has averaged nearly a double-double, and did so in fact in his 2nd season when he scored 17.1 PPG and ripped down 11 RPG. But for every single physical tool and talent that he shows on the basketball court, his behavior and actions have led him to constant rebuke from team management, other players, and the media. With new ownership set to take control, they are counting on Cousins fulfilling his promise which will need him to mature. But with the lack of veteran leadership on the team, he will have to look elsewhere, and a surprising person is stepping forward to be that one, and it is none other than future Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neal. From CBS Sacramento Vivek Ranadive and Mark Mastrov sat down for dinner with the TNT analyst and former Los Angeles Lakers star at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Melo Park. Three months after O’Neal said he thought the Kings were sold and gone [...]
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace will not opt out of his contract with the team, according to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports. According to Amick’s sources, World Peace will play out the final year of his contract that
New Kings owners, Vivek Ranadive and Mark Mastrov, met with legendary center, Shaquille O’Neal, Tuesday night for dinner to ask if he would work with Kings third-year center, DeMarcus Cousins. Shaq not only said yes, but promises to make him “the best big man in the game.”
According to CBS Sacramento:
Vivek Ranadive and Mark Mastrov sat down for dinner with the TNT analyst...
Thursday’s are fantastic in the Bacon Sports offices (also known as the Bacon Lair). Not only is it Thursday Jerzday (we rock jerseys – I’m wearing an Andrew McCutchen Pirates today) but it’s also Throwback Thursday.
Throwback Thursday is near and dear to our heart considering how much we love sports nostalgia. I’m currently reading Phil Jackson book Eleven Ring: the Soul...
The Los Angeles Lakers are desperate and they aren’t being coy about it.
The team unveiled a massive banner on the side of Staples Center on Wednesday asking center Dwight Howard to stay put in LA. The seven-time NBA All-Star is arguably the most coveted free-agent this summer after one frustrating season with the Purple and Gold. But despite Howard’s difficult 2012-2013 campaign...
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. If the Lakers don't manage to lure Dwight Howard back to Los Angeles in the coming weeks, the team has a clear-cut Plan B, which in fact isn't all that different than its Plan A.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak spoke at length after Thursday's NBA Draft about his team's goals in free agency, and after months of complicated discussions of...
The Los Angeles Lakers selected Duke power forward Ryan Kelly with the 48th pick Thursday in the NBA draft.
Kelly, 6-feet-11 and 230 pounds, averaged 12.9 points and 5.3 rebounds as a senior in 2012-13. He could give the Lakers a much-needed dimension as a perimeter shooter with the size to stretch defenses.
However, Kelly was limited to only 23 games last season because of a broken...
Dwight Howard is unlikely to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers and is willing to accept a smaller contract elsewhere, ESPN's Chris Broussard reports.
Under NBA rules, the Lakers can offer Howard a five-year, $118 million contract, while other organizations are limited to a four-year, $88 million offer.
According to the ESPN report, Howard is unhappy with Lakers coach Mike...
Lakers putting their future in Dwight Howard’s hands.
Just read that sentence a couple of times. Be afraid Lakers fan, be very afraid.
So, the Los Angeles Lakers, in an attention-seeking gambit that bears just the slightest whiff of desperation, have begun erecting billboards throughout Los Angeles that feature soon-to-be free agent center Dwight Howard along with the message “STAY” and the hashtag, “#STAYD12.” The Lakers uploaded photos of the billboards to the team’s official Twitter account Wednesday...
Dwight Howard is ready to explore his options as the official start of free agency creeps nearer, but many feel he will ultimately be back with the Los Angeles Lakers next season. Money matters to most people, and the Lakers can offer Howard $30 million more than any other team. However, LA’s chances appear to [...]
From owner to general manager to coach, no other NBA management team has had as little time to prepare for the draft this year as the Sacramento Kings.
The Kings have had so much turmoil and turnover since the season ended that focusing on the future has been an ever-present process of acceleration. The uncertainty that clouded the franchise for so long hit its peak May 21, when...
Dwight Howard was plagued by a back injury this past season, and now the Los Angeles Lakers center is progressing with the issue and has worked to put it past him, according to Mitch Kupchak.
"Dwight is in a category of the great," Kupchak said. "He's over his back injury and there's no reason he can't play seven or eight more years at that position,...
The Los Angeles Lakers will hire Mark Madsen as an assistant coach.
Madsen was hired as the head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders in mid-May, but has received the promotion to be an NBA assistant.
Dan D'Antoni is the only holdover from Mike D'Antoni's staff last season.
The Lakers are going all out to get Dwight Howard to stay in Los Angeles this summer. With less than one week before free agents can begin talking with teams and agreeing to contracts, the Lakers have put out the full-court press.
Or at least they are putting up some sign they love their beleaguered big man.
The Lakers have put up a billboard on the side of the Staples Center...
LOS ANGELES I've had the pleasure of knowing Lakers' GM Mitch Kupchak since he left the Washington Bullets after four seasons and a 1978 NBA title to signed a veteran free-agent deal with the Lakers following the 1980-81 season.
I've watched him return from one of the most devastating knee injuries ever just 26 games into his first year in Los Angeles to resume...