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Los Angeles Lakers: Three reasons why Lakers should not pursue LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers have been setting the stage for 2018 free agency where they intend to go after LeBron James hard, but they should steer clear of James and focus on other max players. The LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers rumors started as soon as the Cavaliers lost to the Golden State […] Los Angeles Lakers: Three reasons why Lakers should not pursue LeBron James -...
Via Lake Show Life
26 minutes ago

Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma treated himself to a sweet ride for his birthday

All things are looking up for Kuzma. Kyle Kuzma ticked the young Los Angeles Lakers core another year older, celebrating his 22nd birthday Monday. He’s the fourth-youngest player on the team, with Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac and Lonzo Ball all still under 21. Kuz, who may have gotten the best birthday present ever just a few days ago when he signed a contract with Nike, decided...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
5 hours ago

WATCH: US Soldier Shares Larry Nance Jr.'s Letters From 14 Years Ago (With Photo Of The Letters)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. penned letters to a US soldier when he was just 10 years old. Bianca Snow shared the letters from 14 years ago and told Larry how much those letter meant to her. After Larry saw her note, he's inviting her to be his guest at a Lakers game next season! Did you see Lonzo Ball throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium? https://youtu.be/00KF8VMZmvE...
Via Lakers Nation
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant responds to if he is influencing Kyrie Irving

Kobe Bryant has apparently been asked if he had an influential role in Kyrie Irving reportedly asking for a trade away from the Cavaliers. Based on Bryant’s response, we can assume that answers is no.What has been a tumultuous offseason for the Cavaliers continued to be as such when it was reported Irving requested a trade during a meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert. One source...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Matt Thomas signing contract overseas

Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: Las Vegas Summer League sharpshooter, Matt Thomas, has reportedly agreed to a deal overseas. Los Angeles Lakers rumors have picked up in recent days as the team looks to fill out the end of their roster. Many people would like to see the Lakers give the players from their Las Vegas […] Lakers Rumors: Matt Thomas signing contract overseas - Lake Show Life...
Via Lake Show Life
16 hours ago

Jay Williams rips LaVar Ball for forfeiting AAU game

LaVar Ball found a way to earn even more heat when he pulled his AAU team off of the floor after what he deemed to be cheating by officials in a game his team was winning. Naturally, that decision has earned some backlash. One man not happy with Ball’s actions is former NBA player and Duke star, Jay Williams. Williams’ criticism is on point.You can’t teach kids that it’s...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: How Kyle Kuzma will fit in during the regular season

After a great Summer League, how will Kyle Kuzma fit in with the Los Angeles Lakers during the regular season? The Los Angeles Lakers are fresh off of winning their first Summer League championship against the Portland Trail Blazers. With Lonzo Ball sitting out due to a calf-strain, Kyle Kuzma stole the show with a 30 […] Los Angeles Lakers: How Kyle Kuzma will fit in during the...
Via Lake Show Life
18 hours ago

LaVar Ball pulls entire AAU team from floor, forfeits game

LaVar Ball was unhappy with the way things were going in a game he was coaching on Saturday, so he pulled his entire Big Ballers AAU team off the court and forfeited.The forfeiture came during a playoff game at the Double Pump Best of Summer Tournament in Anaheim, Calif. Ball’s team was winning 69-60 at the time when a foul was called on one of his players. Ball cursed at the official...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson expects Brandon Ingram to lead Lakers in scoring, hit 20 ppg next year

You certainly can’t accuse Magic Johnson of selling his players short.In a feature earlier this week on Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram by Mark Medina of the LA Daily News, Johnson laid out his lofty expectations of the 19-year-old for the 2017-18 season.“I expect him to lead us in scoring, be out there and be the man. It’s his team,” said the Lakers president of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Could Derrick Rose Be The Lakers Backup Point Guard?

The Los Angeles Lakers met with free agent Derrick Rose on Thursday to fill their backup point guard slot. Reports says the meeting went well and that Rose will be choosing between the Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls this weekend. 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...
Via Lakers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball Summer League debut intro is sixth-most viewed NBA Instagram of all time

We already knew Lonzo Ball has changed the game for the Los Angeles Lakers, who saw Summer League ticket prices skyrocket as fans flocked to watch him play. Now new information has come out, via NBA Communications, that shows just how insanely popular this young man has become in a very short amount of time.ESPN’s Rachel Nichols shared the following information, which is downright...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Magic Johnson Defines Lakers Success For Next Season

Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations defines what success will be next season. Magic says the team is 'already better' than last season. 'I would not want to miss a Laker game this season, because it's going to be exciting every single night' Magic says he wants the DNA of this team to be defending and getting out on the fast break. Did you see Lonzo Ball throw...
Via Lakers Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James' agent to Lakers GM: 'Let's talk'

It likely won’t come to fruition this summer, but the idea of LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers has picked up steam over the past several weeks. James, who is going to be a free agent following the 2017-18 season, is unhappy about the direction of his Cleveland Cavaliers.Meanwhile, the Lakers themselves seem to be on the upswing out west. Add in the Lakers’ decision...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Brook Lopez is the 46th best player in the NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: Don’t think of Brook Lopez as a low-post center who can shoot three-pointers now. Invert it. Think of Lopez as a valuable three-point shooter, someone...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball is sports media’s new Tim Tebow

The NBA won’t be back for another three months, but on this July Monday morning, an NBA game was leading ESPN.com’s sports coverage.Naturally, it was a Summer League game. Yes, Lonzo Ball playing a Summer League game — a game that absolutely does not matter — was ESPN’s top story in the entire sports world. And with that low bar, it’s clear that Lonzo-mania is about to...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Deal: Caldwell-Pope signs one-year, $18M deal with Lakers

The production of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looks fairly ordinary in a vacuum, but he's one of the best two-way players in the NBA at a position of scarcity and he's still improving at the age of 24. Players as good as Caldwell-Pope rarely become unrestricted free agents at such a young age, and a weird process concluded more quickly than expected with his one-year, $18 million deal...
Via RealGM - NBA
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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