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Jim Buss continues to say some crazy things but at what cost?

The Los Angeles Lakers are something, right? Not only from a historical perspective, but in the sense that we always expect them to bounce back from disastrous seasons and develop a roster with at least a few stars roaming the hardwood. Then again, all of those thoughts subconsciously placed into our craniums over the years feel so yesterday — or, at least, in the pre-Jim Buss...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer Waiting For NBA Opportunity

Carlos Boozer has received interest from China, but he will likely wait for the NBA season to start for an opportunity to open up. Boozer will see where there's a need for him with a playoff team as the season progresses. Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Via RealGM
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Book of Genesis, the first book of the Holy Bible, is the most famous creation story known to humankind, since human beings began to write letters on paper. Other cultures and civilizations have their own revered texts and shared origin stories. A lucky few are present at the creation of something vast, remarkable, formidable, or all of the above, but most of us must settle...
Via Crossover Chronicles
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Buss on Scott over D'Antoni, Brown: 'He has the Laker blood'

Since Phil Jackson left town after the 2011-12 season, the Los Angeles Lakers have struggled somewhat to find their way on the coaching front. Going with the man who'd previously coached LeBron James, Mike Brown, didn't work, and the Mike D'Antoni experiment seemed doomed from the start.Now, for all of his faults, the Lakers have a member of the family on the bench in Byron Scott...
Via Fox Sports
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Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal dish about old Lakers feud

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were not exactly pleasant to one another during their shared tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, despite winning three NBA Championships together. The two superstars opened up about their former feud in an upcoming podcast “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” expressing regret over their clashes on and off the court. Shaq attributed much of the feud...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(Nov. 22, 2014 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… After striking out on their big name Free Agency targets once again, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves left in a strange situation to say the least. They aren’t quite bad enough to be considered a tanking team, but they aren’t good enough to where you can confidently...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA executive says defense is why Carlos Boozer is still a free agent

As the start of NBA training camps is getting closer, many teams are still looking at free agents trying to decide who they will give an invite too. One name that no one thought would be a free agent at this point is forward Carlos Boozer. The former Los Angeles Lakers averaged 11.8 points a game last season, but offense is not his problems. One NBA executive told Michael Scotto...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Sign Michael Frazier To Multi-Year Deal

The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed Michael Frazier to a multi-year deal. The 21-year-old Frazier, a 6’4’’ shooting guard, most recently played for the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 4.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 15.8 minutes per game over six contests (all starts). In his three collegiate seasons at the...
Via RealGM
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Report: Lakers considering bringing back the artist formerly known as Ron Artest

Via Adrian Wojnarowksi of Yahoo Sports:The Los Angeles Lakers are discussing the possibility of signing free agent forward Metta World Peace to a one-year contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. World Peace has been in the Lakers' practice facility this offseason playing against the team's players, including 2014 first-round pick Julius Randle, league sources told Yahoo Sports...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers unlikely to block Clarkson's play in FIBA Asia

Ask any Utah Jazz fan, and they'll glumly tell you about the risks associated with a young player participating in international competition during the offseason. But injuries are a rarity, if a risk, and the upside of representing one's country and getting a chance to play organized basketball often wins out.Such is apparently the case for Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Lakers Have a Budding “Big Three”?

The Los Angeles Lakers‘ widely chronicled failure to recruit players of superstar caliber has enveloped the franchise’s headlines for the past several seasons. While the Lakers’ failure to lure marquee players has stained the team has adulterated the team’s repute, it is fair to wonder whether the Lakers – in spite of all of their notorious free agent debacles – have...

Lakers have talked about signing Metta World Peace

Just when you almost completely forgot about Metta World Peace, a report emerges saying he is in consideration for being signed by an NBA team. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Lakers have talked about signing Metta to a one-year deal. Woj says the Artist Formerly Known as Artest has been training in the team’s practice facilities this summer, playing against some...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers ‘seriously considering’ signing Metta World Peace

No, this isn’t a headline from three years ago. The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly “seriously considering” Metta World Peace, previously known as Ron Artest, for the 2015-16 NBA season. Adrian Wojnarowski has the scoop (as always), but notes no deal is in place as of yet. Lakers are seriously considering signing free agent Metta World Peace, league sources tell Yahoo...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers promote Ryan West, son of Hall of Famer Jerry West

It's feeling like old times for the Los Angeles Lakers, as a man by the name of West is now at the head of the team's player personnel decisions.Former Los Angeles Lakers great Jerry West famously built multiple dynasties in southern California after his playing days were over. But as things changed on the inside for the Lakers, West took a job with the Memphis Grizzlies and then...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant celebrates birthday with wife after epic weekend

The 2015-16 NBA season could be Kobe Bryant’s final one, but that’s not going to stop him from going out with a bang. He teamed up with Taylor Swift at Staples Center on Friday night and helped raise a banner for most sold-out shows. And on Sunday, Bryant turned 37 years young, so he celebrated his birthday by the pool with his wife, Vanessa. She may or may not have licked...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA star Steve Nash to produce ecstasy flick

The last time former Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers star Steve Nash was seen publicly was during Fox’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup and at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Now we learn that Nash will be one of the producers for an independent movie on the 1980’s Dallas drug scene. Variety reports that the movie will look at the origins of the drug ecstasy also...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young Gives Life Advice on Twitter

On paper, Los Angeles Lakers small forward Nick Young may not seem like the right person to consult when dealing with life issues. On Twitter, however, the case is quite the opposite. On Saturday morning, the oft-mocked Swaggy P held a “Do and Don’t” session that left followers inspired and professional counselors demoralized. Swaggy P do! & dont! … I will be answering...

Julius Randle’s Steep Road to Stardom

Julius Randle is easily the most peculiar player on the Los Angeles Lakers. Unlike the the Lakers’ other star hopefuls D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson, Randle will have to supplant a relatively precipitous path in order to vindicate his lofty number 7 overall draft selection. While there are plenty of highlight reels depicting the power forward’s brute strength and offensive...

Kobe Bryant surprises Taylor Swift with banner at Staples Center

There already was plenty of star power at the Staples Center on Friday night. Then Kobe Bryant walked onstage. The home of the Los Angeles Lakers played host to Taylor Swift, whose concert sold out the venue for the 16th consecutive time, a Staples Center record. So during a break in the action, Bryant decided to surprise Swift with some personal congratulations. Not only did...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash to produce film about 1980s Dallas ecstasy scene

    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has only been officially retired for a few months, and he’s already partaking in some rather interesting ventures. According to a Thursday feature by Dave McNary of Variety, the 41-year-old has officially signed on as an executive producer for an upcoming independent film about 1980s Dallas. The movie will reportedly focus on the Dallas party...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Buss to Resign if His Four Year Plan Fails? That’s Doubtful

EL SEGUNDO, CA – MAY 31: Jim Buss, executive vice president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers, listens to Lakers new coach Mike Brown’s speach during his introductory news conference at the team’s training facility on May 31, 2011 in El Segundo, California. Brown replaced Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who retired at the end of this season. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What should we expect from the Lakers this season?

For the Los Angeles Lakers, there is some good news and some bad news heading into the 2015-16 NBA season. The bad news is that for the third straight offseason they have failed to sign a star in free agency. The good news, for what it’s worth, is that they really can’t go downhill from here.  Last season, the Lakers had the worst season in franchise history, going 21-61 and...
Via The Sports Quotient
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic, Kareem completed Lakers and shaped story of NBA

Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, by any account among the 10 to 12 best basketball players who have ever lived, and very likely one of the two best players at their respective positions, will always be remembered most for what they did together. The point guard in a forward’s body, united with the author of the skyhook, won five championships and exhibited near-total dominance...
Via Crossover Chronicles
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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