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Lakers impressed with Zubac’s play against the Pistons

The rookie center was productive in short minutes, an emerging trend this season. LOS ANGELES- While snacking on a pregame sandwich at his locker, Los Angeles Lakers rookie center Ivica Zubac Ivica Zubac was blunt when asked if he had recovered from his marathon, two-games in one day performance on Saturday. “No,” Zubac deadpanned, and while normally a line of four points, five...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
16 hours ago

Lakers Podcast: Should D'Angelo Russell be playing more in fourth quarters?

The young point guard receives his least minutes of any quarter in the fourth frame of games. The Detroit Pistons handed the Los Angeles Lakers their 30th loss of the year on Sunday night despite only outscoring the purple and gold by just two points in the final quarter. D’Angelo Russell played just under three minutes in that final frame, something that’s been a trend this...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
16 hours ago

Lakers speak about what Martin Luther King, Jr. means to them

The team released a video with several of their players’ thoughts on King’s teachings. The Los Angeles Lakers begin every game the same way. Arms interlocked, the team stands near their baseline during the national anthem in a practice they’ve continued since the preseason (when national anthem protests were a heavy part of news cycle) to show that they all stand together....
Via Silver Screen & Roll
18 hours ago

WATCH: Jordan Clarkson Says Lakers Need To Find Their 'Killer Instinct'

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson on tweaking his ankle in loss to Pistons, talks about how the Lakers need to figure out how to get that killer instinct, play to win and not to lose. 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:/...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandon Ingram On What He Learns From Closing Games

Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram on the Detroit Pistons taking the momentum after the Lakers poor second quarter. Plus, Ingram talks about Ivica Zubac having another good night. 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...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harris hits big 3, Pistons beat Lakers 102-97 to snap skid

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tobias Harris scored 23 points and hit a decisive 3-pointer with 30.5 seconds to play, and the Detroit Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak with a 102-97 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Marcus Morris scored 23 points and Andre Drummond had 15 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons. They wrapped up their longest trip of the season by...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jordan Clarkson Says A Lot Of Lakers Issues Have To Do With Their Spacing

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson leads the Lakers with 21 points off the bench, in their loss to the Clippers. Clarkson says the Lakers really need to focus on having better spacing and comments on what D'Angelo Russell can do to get out of his little rut. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What...
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Los Angeles Lakers can improve their defense

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of a 40 point loss to the surgical San Antonio Spurs and are currently good for the third worst record in the western conference.  It’s been no secret that the Lakers biggest struggle has been on defense where they rank dead last in the league in opponent field goal percentage.  I know the Lakers are a very young team that is still improving...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bats disrupt Lakers practice, D’Angelo Russell has funny reaction

The Lakers had an unlikely visitor late Wednesday night when they were trying to get some extra practice in at the AT&T Center. A swarm of bats somehow made their way into the building and began flying around above the court, so it was a bit difficult to shoot. Guard D’Angelo Russell seemed amused by it and posted the whole thing on Snapchat. “We got bats on the floor....
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell reacts to bats interrupting Lakers practice

The Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday were trying to get in some practice on the road at AT&T Center ahead of Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs when some bats buzzing around the building sent players scrambling. Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell weighed in on the creepy situation and managed to sneak in a great reference about Spurs star Manu Ginobili in the process...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers unwilling to trade core young players

The Los Angeles Lakers think that the kids are alright. According to a report by Sean Deveney of Sporting News on Wednesday, the Lakers, who had trade talks with Atlanta for Paul Millsap and expressed interest in Philadelphia’s Nerlens Noel, have not included their three core young players in any trade offers and do not figure to change that. The three players in question are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard calls out D’Angelo Russell for throwing elbows

Damian Lillard has a big problem with D’Angelo Russell. The Portland Trail Blazers guard had an on-court exchange with Russell, who Lillard felt was throwing “little slick elbows” during Tuesday’s game. Lillard even went as far as to suggest that he and the Lakers guard might take care of things “in the back.” Damian Lillard with some pointed words after his on-court...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamar Odom wants to join Lakers coaching staff

Lamar Odom expressed his desire to make an NBA comeback as recently as nine months ago, and he has virtually no chance of making that happen as a player. But what about coaching? TMZ asked Odom on Monday if he has considered returning to the NBA as an assistant coach, and the 37-year-old confirmed that is something he has interest in. When the photographer specifically mentioned...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Los Angeles Lakers tank?

The Los Angeles Lakers just posted a lopsided victory against a short-handed Miami Heat squad and have shown improvement in the month of January so far.  Even though the Lakers have won a measly four games since the month of December the reality is that they are not yet out of the playoff hunt.  The teams in the Western Conference outside of the top seven are very close in terms...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers' Clarkson drops Heat’s Dragic with forearm

Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson normally keeps his cool, but his frustration boiled over during Friday night’s game. Maybe it was the Kardashian Curse, or maybe he was just caught on a bad day, but he got into it with Goran Dragic during the third quarter of the game, and shoved the Heat guard when he was cutting to the basket. Dragic then shoved Clarkson in retaliation, and the...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Timberlake drains multiple half-court shots at Staples Center

Justin Timberlake is a Grizzlies fan, so he was at Staples Center on Tuesday night for the team’s game against the Lakers. It’s no secret that he’s a pretty good athlete, in addition to being a great musician and performer, and he showed that before the game. Timberlake was given the opportunity to get some shots up on the court, and showed off his range in doing so by draining...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young’s hip-thrust pre-celebration delivered by God in dream

Nick Young again demonstrated why he goes by the “Swaggy P” moniker with a pre-celebration for the ages during the Los Angeles Lakers’ 116-102 victory over Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. Young, after launching up a three but before the ball finding the bottom of the net, engaged in a frenetic act of demonstrative pelvic thrusts. Young’s three-pointer from up top ultimately...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers need to unleash D’Angelo Russell

When the season started, second year point D’Angelo Russell was the popular pick to be the Los Angeles Lakers’ most improved player. It was obvious that he would be the one to benefit most from the hiring of Luke Walton. Walton was bringing an up-tempo and free flowing offense that relied heavily on guard play, shooting, and ball movement. So far this season he is averaging 14...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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