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Is marriage in the future for Nick Young and Iggy Azalea? 'Of course,' Young says

There might not have been anything close to rings in store for the Los Angeles Lakers this season on the court, but that lack of jewelry could become a little bit less of a problem for Nick Young in the near future.Young is rather famously dating pop star Iggy Azalea, but he's managed to dodge questions about nuptials to this point. Young was spotted at a charity basketball game...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Four keys to success for the Los Angeles Lakers

Another disappointing season has come to an end for the Los Angeles Lakers. It appears that the Kobe Bryant era will end with the long drawn out fall, that inevitably happens when society has built a pedestal below someone. But what happens when the superstar is the one who built the pedestal? I have no qualm with Kobe Bryant getting paid $23.5 for playing some twenty odd games this...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers close deal on land for new headquarters in El Segundo

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers have completed the purchase of five acres that will be the site of their new team headquarters. The Lakers announced the completion of the deal Friday. The new corporate headquarters will include their training complex, team offices and a 750-seat gym where the Lakers' D-League affiliate will play its home games. The headquarters will...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace Commits Five Fouls In 60 Seconds During Italian League Playoff Game

In case you were wondering what the artist formerly known as Ron Artest was doing we’ve got quite the story for you. Former Los Angeles Lakers forward and all-time NBA knucklehead Metta World Peace was recently ejected from an Italian league playoff game between his Pallacanestro Cantu squad and their opponents Umana Reyer Venezia following multiple fouls [&hellip The post...
Via No Coast Bias
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Grading Their Season

(March 9, 2015 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… Season Summary: It was clear from the first game of the season that this would be a rough year for the Los Angeles Lakers. Their 7th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Julius Randle, suffered a broken leg in his first career game. To add insult to injury, they lost the game...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Analyzing Karl-Anthony Towns

With the 2015 NBA Draft slowly but surely approaching, the debate is already on amongst NBA fans about who should and will be picked where. For Los Angeles Lakers fans, the gameplan seems pretty simple: there are two prospects that are clearly above the rest and, with the second overall pick, they should take whichever of the two the Minnesota Timberwolves don’t take with the ...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: All Or Nothing For Kobe

A broken Julius Randle left leg opening night, another trip to the injured list, another lost season, this is not how Kobe Bryant envisioned the end to an illustrious career. It is now the end of May, the Los Angeles Lakers hold the number two overall pick with another great center looming to someday have their number retired with the other great bigs of LA, as free agency approaches...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Dudley: ‘Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe’

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley gave an honest opinion about Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers when he made an appearance on Colin Cowherd’s radio show. “Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe,” said Dudley. “He gets in this thing where he doesn’t pass and then overpasses and then tries to get triple doubles every night…that...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Would Need To See 'Heck Of An Opportunity' To Trade No. 2 Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers has not heard any enticing offers for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. “It would have to be a heck of an opportunity for us to consider doing something like that,” said Kupchak. The Lakers would listen if presented a top-level veteran in exchange for the pick. Kupchak admitted that the Lakers are "a little bit impatient." “If you came across...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak talks about Lakers chances of trading No. 2 pick

The Los Angeles Lakers have the No. 2 overall pick in the 20125 NBA Draft, and plan on keeping the selection. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was asked Tuesday during the first day of predraft workouts if he’s considered trading the second overall pick. “Nothing’s really taking place in that regard,” said Kupchak. “It would have to be a heck of an opportunity...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq once threatened to murder Kobe Bryant

It’s long been known that despite all the on-court successes the two enjoyed as Los Angeles Lakers teammates, the relationship between Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant was tenuous at best, contentious at worst. In a comprehensive and fascinating oral history put together by Bleacher Report NBA senior writer Ric Bucher, the combustible alliance between the...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: 'It looks like Julius Randle has recovered completely'

Oh, how different the Los Angeles Lakers' season might have been were it not for the injury to rookie Julius Randle. That's not to say things might have worked out better; the Lakers undoubtedly would have won a few more games, but that would in turn have meant lowered chances of snagging the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. And Randle's presence probably wasn't going to...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Phil Jackson give himself a chance to succeed with Knicks?

There is more than one specific way to win in the NBA. The Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Golden State Warriors all have distinctive, unique styles. Despite those differences they all have something in common – they base the way they play around their talent. Houston puts James Harden in position to maximize his ability to attack the basket and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kupchak: Lakers Don't Have Time To Slowly Build Through Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers expect to keep the second overall pick, but their rebuilding project will likely involve pursuing free agents this summer and next. "We don’t have …. the time to methodically and slowly build through the draft," said Mitch Kupchak. The Lakers almost certainly won't have their own first round pick in 2016, though this year they have their own pick at No...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle has completely recovered from broken leg

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY SportsJulius Randle was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He has the type of skill-set to help rebuild the front-court for the Lakers, but unfortunately he ended up breaking his leg in his first career regular season game. It was a disheartening injury, but he has attacked his rehab and is reportedly...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Would both Towns, Okafor prefer not being the No. 1 pick?

Opportunities like this don’t come around too often. The Los Angeles Lakers, perhaps the most storied franchise in all of sports, are usually...
Via Athlon Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers will reportedly pursue Tom Thibodeau

Byron Scott still has a year remaining on his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but that isn’t stopping the team from exploring other options. According to basketball reporter Jordan Schultz, the Lakers are planning to pursue Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. It is basically a foregone conclusion that Thibodeau will not be coaching...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Land Second Overall Pick In 2015 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers will be picking second at June’s NBA Draft. After months of waiting, the Lakers finally had their draft position determined tonight after the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery was held in New York City. The Lakers started their night in fourth – at least record-wise – though they jumped up two spots thanks to the lottery system. The purple and gold will now have...
Via Lakerholicz.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers Future is Left to Chance

Los Angeles Lakers’ 2014 first round selection, Julius Randle Angeles Lakers handles the basketball during a game against the Sacramento Kings on October 24, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) Tonight the Los Angeles Lakers will hope and pray that the NBA Lottery gods are kind to them on Tuesday. The Lakers are...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New Los Angeles MLS Team Picks Stadium Site, Unveils Rendering (Photo)

LOS ANGELES — Major League Soccer’s expansion Los Angeles Football Club plans to build a $250 million stadium on the site of the old Sports Arena next to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The 15-acre complex in Exposition Park would also include a conference center, restaurants, 130,000 square feet of plazas and streetscapes, and a soccer museum....
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

35 years later: Magic Johnson's Game 6 performance

Magic Johnson wasn’t always a household name. Long before there was Hall of Fame Magic Johnson or “one of the greatest players to ever play” Magic Johnson, there was simply Magic Johnson — an exciting rookie who was coming off one of the most hyped, mythologized, and historically ingraining NCAA tournament championship games in the history of college basketball. It was...
Via Crossover Chronicles
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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