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Many people may be writing off the Los Angeles Lakers next season, but the goal for Kobe Bryant remains the same: win another NBA championship. During his recent tour of Asia, Bryant stopped by for an interview with CCTV News and talked about his championship aspirations, as well as his burning desire to win a sixth ring. Kobe also discussed the current NBA landscape, as well as (sort of) revealing his post-playing career plans. .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 300px; height: 250px; } @media(min-width: 500px) { .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 300px; height: 250px; } } @media(min-width: 800px) { .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 336px; height: 280px; } }

Antawn Jamison: Kobe, Dwight didn’t trust each other

Antawn Jamison, who signed with the Los Angeles Clippers last week, says he never understood why the relationship between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard never developed on the court. “It was difficult,” Jamison said Friday in a radio interview on ESPN 710 in Los Angeles. “I really 

Jim Buss on the addition of Chris Kaman, Nick Young and Jordan Farmar

During the Las Vegas Summer League, Jim Buss shared some of his thoughts on the new additions of Chris Kaman, Nick Young and Jordan Farmar. For starters, Buss is looking forward to pairing Kaman with Pau Gasol in the front court: I’ve always liked Chris. I think he needs us just as much as we need him. I think this is going to give him a great opportunity to play with another seven...

Pau Gasol making progress with rehab; has been cleared for basketball activities

Lakers forward Pau Gasol has been working all summer to return from a knee procedure he underwent back in May. The treatment was an attempt to alleviate the tendinosis Pau was experiencing in his knees. Gasol has been keeping us all up to date with his rehab progress via social media. Recently, he’s been upping his exercise program; Gasol has been doing everything from mountain...

VIDEO: Watch Dr. Jerry Buss’ epic speech at Jerry West’s statue ceremony

Dr. Jerry Buss had a way with words. The four and a half minute speech he gave at Jerry West’s statue ceremony was one of the best I’ve ever heard; it wasn’t too long, and it wasn’t too short – it was just right. Dr. Buss honored West at the ceremony back in 2011 and Mr. Clutch appeared to be close to tears by the end of the late Lakers owner’s touching tribute. You can...

VIDEO: Watch the summer workout of Lakers camp invite Marcus Landry

When you’ve been in the D-League for a few years and you’re suddenly handed a camp invite with the Los Angeles Lakers, it’s definitely worth putting in some work over the summer months. Marcus Landry is doing just that. According to reports back in July, the Lakers invited Landry to their training camp this fall after he had a solid campaign with the purple and gold’s Summer...

Gary Payton: Kobe Bryant is Still the Best Basketball Player

Gary Payton has a lot to say lately. We brought you his quotes from earlier when the Glove let it be known that he feels John Stockton was the toughest guard he ever had to defend. Now Payton spoke out on the tumultuous last season for the Lakers and shared his thoughts regarding the Dwight […]

Antwan Jamison: Kobe Bryant & Dwight Howard Lacked Trust

Although I’m tired of hearing about it, one of the great things about people talking about the Los Angeles Lakers last season is the honesty that has been shared since the season finally ended. New Clippers forward Antwan Jamison was a Laker last season so it’s interesting to hear the perspective of someone who was actually in that locker room. While talking with ESPN, Jamison...

Pau Gasol posts epic workout video on Vine

Wondering what Lakers star Pau Gasol is doing in the offseason? We here at That NBA Lottery Pick have the Vine video for you. Check out Pau pumping some iron in the below clip:

Gary Payton: Kobe Bryant is Still the Best in NBA

Gary Payton has a lot to say lately. We brought you his quotes from earlier when the Glove let it be known that he feels John Stockton was the toughest guard he ever had to defend. Now Payton spoke out on the tumultuous last season for the Lakers and shared his thoughts regarding the Dwight Howard saga. His comments about Kobe however, are what might catch your eye. Q: As a former...

Pete Mickeal Receiving Interest From Lakers, 76ers

Pete Mickeal is receiving interest from the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers among others, according to agent Happy Walters. Mickeal is willing to sign with an NBA team if he gets a guaranteed contract. He is 100 percent healthy after dealing with injuries last season. Mickeal, 35, has played overseas since leaving the NBA in 2003.

Nick Young says he grew up a Kobe fan, now looks forward to go to “war” against Bryant in practice

Nick Young grew up as fan of the Lakers and Kobe Bryant. Now, a decade or so later, Swaggy P will finally suit up for his home town team and will match up with one of his favorite players every day in practice. Young is looking forward to the challenge, according to the Los Angeles Times: “I grew up a Laker fan,” said Young.  “Kobe [Bryant], Shaq [O'Neal], Nick Van Exel...

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard didn’t trust each other

When Dwight Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, there was thought that it would propel the team to the top of the Western Conference. Instead, it was a disappointing season for Howard, Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. Now, Howard is with the Houston Rockets while Bryant is recovering from an Achilles injury.In a recent interview with ESPN Los Angeles, former teammate of Howard...

Lakers News: Antawn Jamison says Mike D’Antoni had a “breakdown of communication” with the players last season

Head coaches need to be able to communicate with their players in order to be successful; maybe that’s why Mike D’Antoni struggled early on last season. According to Antawn Jamison, D’Antoni had a “breakdown of communication” when he first joined the team back in November. Here’s what Jamison recently told ESPN Radio: “Mike was pretty much put in a difficult situation...

Kobe on Magic Johnson saying Bryant is the greatest Laker ever: I will never accept that

When someone like Magic Johnson says you were “greater” than him at something related to the sport of basketball – to quote Ron Burgundy – you know you’re kind of a big deal. Magic considers Kobe Bryant as the greatest player the history of the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the Black Mamba apparently won’t accept this extremely high praise from Earvin. Here’s what he recently...

Lakers’ Mike D’Antoni had ‘breakdown in communication’ with players last year

Mike D’Antoni was brought in as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers just five games into the season last year after the team decided to part ways with Mike Brown. That apparently the new coach’s relationship with his players specifically vested veteran Antawn Jamison. Jamison played his 15th season in the league for the Lakers last year expecting to compete for a title...
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