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Trading Lonzo Ball has become a serious consideration for Los Angeles Lakers

LaVar is back to making absurd proclamations again. This time, it is about LeBron James. We have all grown accustomed to LaVar’s big mouth, but there were a few weeks where we did not hear much from him because he was all the way in Lithuania. But his “return” to the top of the media’s priority list came in a big way. He pretty much gave the Los Angeles Lakers an ultimatum, saying...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hundreds show up to Lonzo Ball’s $199 autograph session

Lonzo Ball may not be taking part in his first ever NBA All-Star Game this weekend, but the rookie point guard and his family appear to have come up with an indirect way to profit off of the event.Last week, Ball announced that he would be hosting an autograph session at the Puente Hills Mall in City of Industry, Calif., during All-Star weekend. In true Big Baller Brand fashion,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Lakers' Channing Frye out after undergoing appendectomy

Acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the blockbuster Isaiah Thomas trade earlier this month, Channing Frye has suited up a grand total of one game for the Los Angeles Lakers. A buyout candidate, Frye’s absence from the team’s game Thursday night led to speculation that this might indeed happen.While it’s still a possibility, Frye had a good reason for missing the Lakers’ last...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

T.I. not a fan of Lonzo Ball's rapping skills

Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball just dropped his first album. It includes an ode to his father, LaVar, and other musings surrounding his life on and off the court.The rap album has been met with mixed reviews. But in a vacuum, it seems to be pretty decent (listen here).One person that’s not a fan is legendary hip-hop artist T.I.“Lonzo is a ball player, not a rapper,” T...
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WATCH: Lonzo Ball Picks Which Lakers Teammate He Would Rap With

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball didn't play in the NBA Rising Stars game but talked after about what he thought of the game, his new mixtape and which teammate he would have as a feature on a song. Help us bring you even more coverage by SUBSCRIBING TO OUR CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/lakersnationdotcom/?sub_confirmation=1 Kobe Bryant's Most Savage Practice EVER!...
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant says Lakers should not have to recruit stars

Kobe Bryant has heard all that talk about the Los Angeles Lakers having to recruit players, but he thinks the Laker mystique should be enough to bring in the big names.In an interview with ESPN’s Jalen Rose, Bryant scoffed at the notion of being asked to help recruit players to the Lakers, stating that the true greats didn’t need to be sold on the organization.“You know, the thing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: NBA All-Star 2018: How Well Do You Know Your Teammate? (Lakers vs. Celtics)

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma and sophomore Brandon Ingram played Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum and sophomore Jaylen Brown in a game of "How well do you know your teammate?" Help us bring you even more coverage by SUBSCRIBING TO OUR CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/lakersnationdotcom/?sub_confirmation=1 Kobe Bryant's Most Savage Practice EVER!!! https://www.youtube.com...
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giannis Antetokounmpo wants to train with Kobe Bryant

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has the physical attributes and skill set to potentially develop into one of the most dominant big men the game has ever seen. He just needs the proper coaching and training to take his game to the next level.It appears as if he’s willing to put in work during the offseason to develop into a superstar and wants to do so with one particular Lakers...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Silver explains Magic Johnson’s $50,000 fine

Magic Johnson is still adjusting to his public limitations as an NBA executive, and well-intended comments about Giannis Antetokounmpo cost the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations $50,000.While appearing on ESPN’s “The Jump,” Silver said while it’s great for NBA legends to praise younger players, those in a front-office role should refrain from doing so.“Context...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson ‘admonished’ LaVar after Walton comments

Magic Johnson is a proud man, and the Los Angeles Lakers are a proud franchise. But that hasn’t stopped LaVar Ball from speaking out about his son’s team before. However, after his comments about coach Luke Walton, Magic would make his presence felt. Albeit quietly.“Look, we had lost nine in a row and you didn’t hear nothing from me, right? I was supporting Luke through all nine...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball's debut album is an ode to his dad

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball’s debut rap album dropped on Thursday, and it’s nothing less than an ode to his father, the outspoken LaVar Ball. Despite the drama that LaVar has brought to the game of basketball in recent years, we have to hand it to his son for releasing such a heartfelt song in his debut album.It’s in the mold of Tupac’s "Dear Mama" and other songs from that...
Via SNIPdaily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: I was protecting myself

On Wednesday night, Isaiah Thomas and Rajon Rondo would get into it. And ultimately, both would find themselves ejected. But Thomas doesn’t think that’s fair. In fact, he says it was all about self-defense.“He was being too aggressive for whatever reason. And then he also hit me in my face three times. At some point, like as a human, if nobody is going to protect me, I’ve got to...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade zings former teammate Channing Frye

Dwyane Wade and Channing Frye were teammates on the Cavs just one week ago, but both players were moved just hours before the NBA’s trade deadline expired.Wade was traded back to Miami, where he spent the first 13 seasons of his career, and also won three titles. As for Frye, he ended up with the Lakers, as part of the trade involving Isaiah Thomas, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: ‘I got my powers back’ with Lakers

Isaiah Thomas struggled to find his All-Star level of execution with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he feels a move to the Los Angeles Lakers has revived his season.According to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, Thomas said the trade has provided a fresh start and returned his elite form.“I wanted to bring something to the table. I felt like I got my powers back playing on this team.”During his...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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