Los Angeles Lakers Hoping to Rebound Heading into the Season

The Los Angeles Lakers will officially enter the post Kobe Bryant era Wednesday night as the Lakers host the Houston Rockets in its season opener. The Lakers hope to return to playoff contention led by new head coach Luke Walton and the young core headlined by D’Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram. The Lakers are undergoing a youth movement and patience will be key with following...
Via The Sports Journal
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Timofey Mozgov is L.A.’s X-Factor

The free agent signing that was mocked more than any other this offseason, Timofey Mozgov could help the Lakers escape their status as the worst in the West. After primarily watching the Cavaliers win the title from the bench, perhaps even Mozgov began to doubt his worth on the open market. Here in the new age–where Draymond Green and Tristan Thompson were receiving heavy minutes...
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D’Angelo Russell thinks the Lakers could make the playoffs this year

No one can say Russell lacks for confidence in himself and his team. D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson claimed they were the best players in the NBA in an interview with GQ Magazine on Tuesday, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that the former thinks the Los Angeles Lakers might be able to surprise some people this season. “Everyone knows it’s a rebuilding process, it’s...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
8 hours ago

Lakers Podcast: How many games will the Lakers win this season?

Could Los Angeles surprise some people? The Los Angeles Lakers will kick off their season against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. The wait is over, and basketball is finally back. How many games will the Lakers win? Do they have any chance to make more noise than people think in the Western Conference? Hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin gave their thoughts on all of...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
10 hours ago

D'Antoni returns to LA as Walton takes over Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- Another chapter of storylines unfolds when the Los Angeles Lakers tip off their 2016-17 campaign Wednesday night. Last season, it was Kobe Bryant's final year that grabbed the headlines, punctuated by a 60-point performance in his last game and a rare Lakers win. This time it's Luke Walton stepping into the spotlight as he begins his first season as coach when the...
Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

WATCH: Lakers Excited For Opening Night, Want To Make Luke Walton Look Good

Sounds like the Los Angeles Lakers squad couldn't be more pumped to show off all the work they've put in in the offseason, as opening night approaches. Julius Randle says just as much as Luke Walton wants his team to look good, the team wants to make Walton look good. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice?
Via Lakers Nation
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WATCH: Luol Deng Predicts Brandon Ingram Will Be A Great NBA Player For Years To Come

Los Angeles Lakers forward Luol Deng talks about his excitement to get the regular season underway. What are his impressions of Brandon Ingram after over a month of working out and being around him? Does he anticipate any of the young core to grow up being stars? What's the plan against James Harden's Houston Rockets under their new head coach Mike D'Antoni? Watch more of our most...
Via Lakers Nation
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Lakers: 10 Reasons to Be Excited for the 2016-17 Season

On the eve of Opening Night in the NBA, we take a look at 10 reasons why fans should be excited for the Lakers’ 2016-17 campaign The preseason has finally come to a close and the Los Angeles Lakers have yet another shot to prove their doubters wrong. Wednesday night represents a fresh start for […] Lakers: 10 Reasons to Be Excited for the 2016-17 Season - Lake Show Life - Lake...
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1 day ago

Lakers: Breaking Down Brandon Ingram’s Impressive Playmaking Ability

Lakers’ rookie, Brandon Ingram is one of the most intriguing wing prospects in recent memory, boasting a staggering combination of physical gifts and raw talent When the Lakers made Brandon Ingram the number two overall pick in the 2016 draft, most fans were excited about his length and ability to shoot from all over the […] Lakers: Breaking Down Brandon Ingram’s Impressive...
Via Lake Show Life
1 day ago

WATCH: Metta World Peace On Earning Lakers Final Roster Spot

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace talks about earning a 2016-17 final roster spot, after Lakers waive Anthony Brown and release Yi Jianlian. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? Or Kobe's special message...
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Metta World Peace survives Lakers cuts, makes team

Metta World Peace’s NBA career is alive and well. The veteran survived the last round of roster cuts on Monday, meaning he will make the final roster with the Los Angeles Lakers. A big reason World Peace survived was because Yi Jianlian requested and received his release. We know the Lakers value World Peace, particularly his veteran leadership. In fact, they were prepared to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Los Angeles Lakers preseason prologue

After starting with a surprising 2-1 record, the Los Angeles Lakers lost their last five games to fall to 2-6 overall in the 2016 preseason. The Lakers lost two games to the Golden State Warriors, lost once to both the Portland Trailblazers and Phoenix Suns and split their two-game series against the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings. While 2-6 is definitely not the way the Lakers...
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Len, Warren help Suns close preseason with win over Lakers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- T.J. Warren made two free throws with 3.6 seconds left to help Phoenix hold off Los Angeles, 98-94 Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim.Alex Len led the Suns with 16 points and had nine rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes. Warren had 15 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes.SUNS: Brandon Knight added 14 points, and Devin Booker had 12. ... Tyson Chandler...
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Lakers might offer Metta World Peace assistant coaching job?

Metta World Peace may not make the Los Angeles Lakers in a playing capacity, but he just might become an assistant coach for the team. According to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, World Peace, who is in camp with the Lakers, is facing a very difficult fight for the team’s last roster spot. If he doesn’t get it, though, the team would be interested in retaining him as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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D’ Angelo Russell and the future of the Los Angeles Lakers

The post-Kobe era has officially begun for the Los Angeles Lakers and all eyes have been on sophomore guard D’ Angelo Russell as he attempts to lead this young core back to former glories at just 20 years old. Recent ups and downs during the preseason suggest that he and the Lakers still have a long way to go, but aren’t shying away from the challenge. “I’ve gotten my reality...
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Kobe Bryant once taught hungover Luke Walton a lesson

Lakers head coach Luke Walton learned a very valuable lesson from Kobe Bryant early in his career. Unfortunately for him, he learned the hard way. Walton recently appeared on Jesse Williams’ “Open Run” podcast, and shared a story which dates back to when he was a rookie in the league. He admitted to showing up to practice one day a bit hungover, and opened up about what Kobe...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell gets Muhammad Ali tattoo as tribute

D’Angelo Russell joined a long list of athletes who have been paying tribute to the late Muhammad Ali with a great piece of artwork. Russell got a tattoo on his right calf featuring a portrait of Ali, and it’s pretty neat. Check out the size of his head compared to the rest of his body. D'Angelo Russell's new tattoo of Muhammad Ali — Andrew Martinez...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

You can have a used Kobe Bryant facemask for just $15,000

There was a time in 2012 where Kobe Bryant was forced to wear a facemask after sustaining a nasal fracture during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. Though it seemed minor, one facemask Bryant wore is reportedly worth thousands of dollars now. A facemask Bryant wore for four games during the 2011-12 season has been put up for auction by the folks at Goldin Auctions. With 19 days left...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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