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Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Firing Rooted in Jim Buss Timeline

While most outsiders (and some inside the organization) expressed their opinions, it should be no surprise that the Mitch Kupchak firing has not inspired any comments from the man who was actually let go. Mitch has always been someone who said only as much as he’s needed to (and sometimes even less than that), preferring to keep his private life private. Further, Kupchak’s reputation...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
1 hour ago

Lakers Training Camp: Key positional battles to watch

The Lakers have plenty of talent to sort through during training camp, with a few key roles to watch. Editor’s Note: Please join me in welcoming Christian Rivas to the Silver Screen and Roll community! I’m incredibly excited to introduce the first new member of our staff, and know he’s going to be a great member of the team. Give him a follow on Twitter, then read on for some...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
1 hour ago

WATCH: Lakers Feed: How Carmelo Anthony Trade Impacts Lakers Chances Of Landing Paul George

Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder and the move could have major implications for the Los Angeles Lakers pursuit of Paul George, so Trevor Lane hops on the Lakers Nation News Feed to dig into the details. Some question whether or not Anthony, George, and Russell Westbrook can co-exist in Oklahoma City, but they still have plenty of talent. Meanwhile, the...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Wizards did wrong by not building for Cousins

As another NBA chapter nears, it’s time for our season previews. Let’s see what John Wall has in store for the Wizards this time…Expected Conference Ranking: 4thBest Move of the Offseason: They got Tim Frazier basically for free? He’s a good backup point guard making virtually no money. New Orleans is not so overwhelmingly talented that they can afford to give away bad...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Larry Nance Jr. On Lonzo Ball: 'As Unselfish As You Can Imagine'

Los Angeles Lakers small forward Larry Nance Jr. says after playing with Lonzo Ball this summer he's unselfish as you could possibly imagine. And, he's exactly what Did you see Lonzo Ball throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium? https://youtu.be/00KF8VMZmvE What about our one-on-one interview with Lonzo Ball? https://youtu.be/db3Cu8lQPAk Did you see Lamar Odom at Lakers summer...
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: Los Angeles Lakers

A hopeful pause is an improvement for the Lakers. After the circus-like tail end of Kobe Bryant's career and the unwieldy young’n-fest that took them to twenty-six wins last season, they have something like a plan. Or more precisely, they have as much of a plan as the Lakers ever need, which is cap space and a second-tier star (Paul George) who’s almost definitely joining the...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers New Jersey Ad Patches - Like It or Hate It?

The Los Angeles Lakers have new ad patches on their NIKE jerseys, partnering with the mobile shopping platform, WISH, for a 12-14 million per year deal, over three years. What do you guys think of the new patches? Did you see Lonzo Ball throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium? https://youtu.be/00KF8VMZmvE What about our one-on-one interview with Lonzo Ball? https://youtu...
Via Lakers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers sign deal with company for ads on jerseys this season

The Los Angeles Lakers are the latest NBA team to ink a deal with a company for advertisements on jerseys for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Wish, an eCommerce company based out of San Francisco, will be lucky enough to see its corporate logo on Lakers jerseys for the season. It’s not yet known what the cost of the advertising relationship will be. But it’s safe to say the world’s...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

On the similarities between Kyrie Irving and Kobe Bryant

It’s not news to point out that Kyrie Irving admires Kobe Bryant, but if we’re trying to understand one of the league’s most studiously self-constructed stars, it’s about all we have to go on. Kyrie hasn’t yet given a telling quote in his career. A portion of his thank you Instagram post to Cleveland on his way out the door reads: the Ups and downs, we stand and fight no...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What can Andrew Bogut do for the Los Angeles Lakers?

A crucial part of rebuilding a franchise around a young roster is ensuring that they have legitimate guidance to assist their growth and help them reach their full potential as a team.  One way to do this is to bring in some veteran players to team up with young stars in order to help them adapt smoothly into the professional basketball world. The Los Angeles Lakers seem to have...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers made most money in NBA last season

Even when they are losing, the Los Angeles Lakers stay winning.According to a report by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe on Tuesday, the Lakers finished with a $115.4 million net profit last season, which was the highest in the NBA by a significant margin. That number was over $25 million more than the next closest team, the championship-winning Golden State Warriors, and it...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball spotted wearing shirt with his head on NBA logo

Lonzo Ball either was making some kind of statement or alternatively a clever joke by working out in a shirt bearing the iconic NBA logo, save for one major alteration: It had his head in the logo instead of the legendary Jerry West’s silhouette. The Lakers official Twitter account on Monday posted evidence of the rookie Ball’s interesting choice of attire. The photographs were...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball puts own spin on NBA logo with new shirt

Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball claims he won’t be a distraction to the team as far as his off-court endeavors go, but that remains to be seen, and many are skeptical that he’ll be able to leave the Big Baller Brand at home.He’s already started poking the bear known as the NBA, judging by the t-shirt he wore for a workout, with the Lakers sharing a few photos on social media...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What would entail a successful season for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Excitement for the Purple and Gold is back in Tinseltown after four dark years in a valley. Last year was the officially the first season of the Los Angeles Lakers’ rebuild and this year they are expected to build off that and take another step back to relevance. Last year can be considered a success because of the development of the younger guys on the team and the nine-win improvement...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 2K18 has embarrassing glitch featuring Lonzo Ball naked

The latest “NBA 2K” video game appears to have done Lonzo Ball dirty.“NBA 2K18” officially dropped on Friday for those who pre-ordered it, and one gamer discovered an embarrassing glitch in it: the Los Angeles Lakers star rookie appears in his player profile picture totally naked.Here is video of the glitch, but beware of the foul language.Ball is, of course, the subject...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vecsey: LeBron 'unequivocally' will leave Cavs for Lakers

It’s been reported for months now that LeBron James will leave the Cleveland Cavaliers when free agency hits in 2018. The Los Angeles Lakers have been mentioned on many an occasion as the team King James is most likely to join.The latest trade that brought Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland reportedly hasn’t sat well with James. This has further sparked rumors he’ll leave Cleveland...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant beating Michael Jordan in the NBA shoe game

Is there a new king in the NBA shoe game? For ages, Michael Jordan has dominated the scene. NBA players have worn Jordan brand Nike shoes seemingly since forever and continue to do so, but Kobe Bryant is currently beating His Airness in terms of players wearing his sponsored shoes, according to a new study conducted by Versus Reviews.The Nike Kobe AD is currently being worn by more...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How will Lakers fare this season?

Since Kobe’s retirement, the once golden franchise, the Los Angeles Lakers, have not been succeeding as history so often shows. The Lakers have missed out on the playoffs for the last four seasons. A shocking statistic? The Lakers have only missed the playoffs nine times since their beginnings all the way back to 1948. The Lakers very well may increase that number this year, but...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The great race: is the NBA really all that progressive?

Back in middle school, recess was my great escape. That half-hour of freedom was primarily spent playing cops-and-robbers or foursquare. Finding a hacky sack was equivalent to hitting the jackpot.My favorite mid-school day activity was, without a doubt, dropping some jokes on the street. (Being a New Yorker, recess took place between two police barriers on a regular street). Among...
Via The Sports Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball's debut rap single is here, 'Melo 1'

Stop what you’re doing right now and check out the track you never knew you needed in your life, but definitely do.(I’m kidding, but that’s what LaVar Ball would say if he were writing this post.)Lonzo Ball dropped his first single this week, and, spoiler alert, it’s mumble rap. So if that’s your thing, you’ll want to check out “Melo 1.” Obviously, the title is a...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson wants Lakers to take tampering fine out of his salary

Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson indicated on Monday he asked the team take a recently levied tampering fine out of his salary.The NBA fined the Lakers $500,000 over the conclusion by an outside firm that the organization tampered with Paul George while he was still with the Indiana Pacers, mostly involving general manager Rob Pelinka’s purported...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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