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ESPN says the Lakers will be the worst team in the Western Conference

They also say Los Angeles will have the third-worst record in the league. The Los Angeles Lakers almost undoubtedly will improve this season. Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour was fun at times, but on most nights having one of the least efficient players in the league use up the fourth-highest percentage of possessions of any player to average more than 20 minutes per game was hardly...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
1 hour ago

Kobe Bryant called ‘a–hole’ in LeBron James-produced show

LeBron James may actually have very little to do with the comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse,” but he is listed as one of the show’s producers. So I guess, in a way, LeBron is guilty of having called Kobe Bryant an “a–hole” in an upcoming episode? Richard Johnson of Page Six learned that a line from “Survivor’s Remorse,” which is a series about a poor kid who...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Podcast: Who will be the Lakers’ leader this season?

Pretty much anything involving Shaquille O’Neal is going to be big, and his latest podcast is no different. The Big Aristotle was joined on his latest episode by none other than the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Luke Walton. Walton discussed a number of things with his former teammate, including who he expects to lead the team, how he plans to judge his young squad, and...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
14 hours ago

Lakers: Luke Walton on ‘The Big Podcast with Shaq’

Lakers’ new coach, Luke Walton was on ‘The Big Podcast with Shaq’ where the two shared some intimate stories and insight on the upcoming season Shaquille O’Neal has always had the outspoken, larger than life personality even before coming to the Los Angeles Lakers, so it should come as no surprise that this quality permeates his current […] Lakers: Luke Walton on ‘The...
Via Lake Show Life
1 day ago

Lakers: Best and Worst Case Scenario For D’Angelo Russell Next Season

Sophomore slump or comeback of the year? Here are some early best and worst case scenarios for D’Angelo Russell‘s 2016-17 season with the Los Angeles Lakers D’Angelo Russell‘s rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers was about as turbulent as you could get. I mean, it wasn’t Julius Randle season ending injury in the first […] Lakers: Best and Worst Case Scenario For...
Via Lake Show Life
1 day ago

Lakers: Where to Order an Ivica Zubac Jersey Online

Here is everything you need to know about getting your hands on an Ivica Zubac jersey before the Lakers’ regular season officially gets underway Even prior to the start of training camp, it appears that the Los Angeles Lakers have gotten yet another late round steal in Ivica Zubac. Having the pleasure of watching Summer League […] Lakers: Where to Order an Ivica Zubac Jersey...
Via Lake Show Life
1 day ago

Lakers reportedly have ‘unnamed trade target in mind

The Los Angeles Lakers might have another trade in mind. The Lakers and president Mitch Kupchak brought on Jose Calderon in a bit of a salary dump recently after a somewhat disappointing summer. Somewhat, because while the team drafted Brandon Ingram, the big free-agency get was Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng, not Kevin Durant or some other major name. Alas, the Lakers don’t sound...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers rookie responds to Kevin Durant comparisons: 'I'm not him'

It's been almost a month since Brandon Ingram became a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. But even before he was drafted, the comparisons between the former Duke star and NBA superstar Kevin Durant had already reached critical mass. And frankly, with his skinny frame and smooth outside jumper, it's easy to see why.Just about everyone, from fans to media members is ready to anoint...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: USA Team Training: Day 3, Lakers Highlights (Randle, Russell, Ingram)

Watch Day 3 Lakers highlights of Team USA facing the USA Select Team (with D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, and Julius Randle) www.usab.com
Via Lakers Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarik Black Is Excited For A New Era Of Lakers Basketball

By Dan Duangdao / @DanDuangdao After a promising rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Tarik Black was motivated to build upon his early success heading into the 2015-16 NBA season. Although the franchise had traded for Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the off-season, Black was projected to be the team’s backup center. Unfortunately, former head coach Byron Scott expressed...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: USA Team Training: Day 2, Lakers Highlights (Randle, Ingram, Russell)

Peep into day two of USA training camp: D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle. Plus, scrimmages with Team USA.
Via Lakers Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant explains why he didn’t consider Lakers in free agency

The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t get a seat at the table when Kevin Durant was meeting with teams in free agency. How come? The NBA superstar explained why earlier this week, via Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News: “Nothing against the Lakers, but I already had my mind set on who I wanted to talk to,” Durant said following practice with the U.S. Olympic team on Monday at...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Julius Randle On Luke Walton, Brandon Ingram, Team USA Training

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle talks Luke Walton, Team USA training and Gregg Popovich, Draymond Green and building chemistry with Brandon Ingram and D'Angelo Russell.
Via Lakers Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: I can’t afford alimony payments after firing by Lakers

Byron Scott was fired back in April after another horrendous season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he says his monthly financial commitments need to change as a result. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Scott is asking a judge to reduce his spousal support payments that he has been making to his ex-wife Anita since their divorce in 2014. Scott signed a $17 million...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell, girlfriend Niki Withers call things off

If it’s any consolation to Nick Young, D’Angelo Russell is now single, too. Russell had been dating USC volleyball player Niki Withers. The two recently deleted all photos off social media that showed them posing together. A source reportedly told TMZ that Russell and Withers decided “mutually to break up” and that there is no bad blood between them. Withers was dating...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe showcases ping pong skills in ad

It’s only been a few months since Kobe Bryant retired from the NBA, and now, after spending some time in China, it seems he’s landed a new gig. Bryant does play a sport for his new employer, although it’s not the one you’d probably guess. In his first appearance, he starred in a commercial in which he plays ping pong for a Chinese food delivery startup. The company is named...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers Young Core is the Key to its Future

The Los Angeles Lakers finally have some excitement with its young core after three straight losing seasons. While it was only the NBA Summer League, Lakers fans shared some of its loudest cheers in a couple of seasons. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has taken a lot of heat for his handling of rebuilding the Lakers roster, but he is excited to see optimism back in the minds...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton praises D'Angelo Russell's work ethic

The Los Angeles Lakers promise to be much more competitive under new head coach Luke Walton this upcoming season. Not only is he an upgrade over Byron Scott, but the Lakers have also made the necessary moves to field a better team than the franchise-worst version of the squad we saw last season. While it won’t be enough to compete for a playoff spot, the additions of Luol Deng...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 76ers' Jerami Grant throws down monster dunk in Summer League

Tonight’s Los Angeles Lakers-Philadelphia 76ers NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas was billed as a showdown between the top two picks in this year’s draft: Ben Simmons (76ers) and Brandon Ingram (Lakers). However, nobody told Philly forward Jerami Grant not to steal the show.  Grant just threw down a hellacious dunk on the head of another LA rookie, big man Ivica Zubac. It...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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