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WATCH: Brandon Ingram On If There's A Mentality Shift With Magic Johnson In Town

Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram talks about learning how not shy away from being aggressive, and whether there's been a mentality shift now that Magic Johnson is around. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? https://youtu...
Via Lakers Nation
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Popovich praises Magic, wishes him well with Lakers

For a guy who once had a reputation for not saying much, Gregg Popovich has become quite loquacious these days. The San Antonio Spurs head coach has lately been very vocal about political matters.Now he’s given us some interesting things to chew on regarding Magic Johnson, who’s the new President of the Los Angeles Lakers.Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times passed along the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball's dad tries to clarify 'he'll only play for the Lakers' remark

Opponents are having trouble stopping UCLA's Lonzo Ball. The bigger problem for the fantastic freshman may come off the court, from the mouth of his dad, LaVar.Before Lonzo Ball and the Bruins went on the road to upend Arizona on Saturday, LaVar Ball went on a radio station in Arizona and said: Papa Ball's comments caused a stir and after the Bruins' victory, he sought to clarify...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

The cover of Shea Serrano's new book is insane

Shea Serrano, a writer at The Ringer, and author of The Rap Year Book, put the phrase, “never judge a book by its cover” to the test. After a long, petty-driven standoff with Amazon, Serrano finally dropped the cover of his newest project, Basketball (and Other Things).  Through an extensive marketing campaign that includes not really doing anything except tweeting, and that’s...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers looking to trade Nick Young for 2nd-round pick

Magic Johnson is wasting no time putting his stamp on the Los Angeles Lakers.The same day he was named the team’s President of Basketball Operations, Magic traded Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a pick. Now the latest reports say Magic is not done dealing.ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Lakers are seeking a second-round pick for Nick Young.Young is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Black NBA executives disappointed they were never given chance at Lakers job

The Los Angeles Lakers rushed agent Rob Pelinka in the door as their new general manager, leaving a lot of other candidates in the cold, including numerous potential minority hires.Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated spoke to eight high-ranking black NBA executives who, while not bitter toward Pelinka or Magic Johnson, were disappointed to not even get the opportunity to interview for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss apologizes to fans for not firing brother sooner

Jeanie Buss is making some serious boss moves with the Lakers.After hiring Magic Johnson and then ousting her brother Jim as the VP of Basketball Operations and GM Mitch Kupchak, there is no doubt who is calling the shots for the Lakers now — Jeanie and her other siblings.Jeanie and Jim began having friction a few years ago when the Lakers botched the hiring of Phil Jackson as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets in aggressive pursuit of Lou Williams trade

Lou Williams may find himself back in the Eastern Conference before long.ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Tuesday that the Los Angeles Lakers’ new Magic Johnson-led front office is “widely expected” to trade the former Sixth Man of the Year before Thursday’s deadline. Chris Haynes, also of ESPN, added to Stein’s report, saying that the Charlotte Hornets are “aggressively...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson has reportedly already called about trades

Magic Johnson has been in charge of the Los Angeles Lakers for less than a day, but the new president of basketball operations is said to be getting right to work.Two opposing team executives told Amico Hoops Johnson has already called proposing trades. The NBA trade deadline is less than 48 hours away.Johnson was able to lead the organization to success as a player, helping the...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe Bryant’s long-time agent could be Lakers next GM

The Los Angeles Lakers are sure making waves around the NBA world in the lead up to the trade deadline. The team announced that it has named Magic Johnson president of basketball operations while firing general manager Mitch Kupchak and removing Jim Buss from his role as vice president (more on that here).It’s a major shake up for the suddenly downtrodden franchise and comes at...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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