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Mitch Kupchak says the Lakers need help everywhere in free agency

The man tasked with building Los Angeles’ roster gave his thoughts on the team’s free agency needs. Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak understands that most are projecting the team will aim to fill their colossal gap at the center position when free agency begins on July 1st. However, during an appearance on Sportscenter, Kupchak made it clear that the Lakers are...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
40 minutes ago

Lakers: Summer League Roster is shaping up

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting ready for Summer League and putting their roster together Newly minted Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton went from losing the NBA Finals to landing in Los Angeles to begin his head coaching job with the Lakers. Walton’s first order of business (or close to it) though will […] Lakers: Summer League Roster is shaping up - Lake Show Life...
Via Lake Show Life
1 hour ago

Lakers Offseason: Jamil Wilson Invited to Summer League

Former Marquette star Jamil Wilson will play for the Lakers in Las Vegas at NBA Summer League Fresh off an encouraging haul at this year’s NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers are now focused on filling out their roster, and that begins with Summer League. The Lakers’ offseason play will begin in Las Vegas on July 8, and […] Lakers Offseason: Jamil Wilson Invited to Summer...
Via Lake Show Life
4 hours ago

Metta World Peace x CT Fletcher Armtrocity Workout

Queensbridge and Compton get together in the gym, when legendary tough guy Metta World Peace and longtime iron addict CT Fletcher do a crazy arm workout aptly titled “Armtrocity”. How crazy is the arm routine? Try 100 rope pull downs, 200 bicep curls and 200 lying down tricep extensions. If you don’t workout and this sounds hard, that’s because it is. Enjoy watching Metta...
Via Hooped Up
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers to ‘aggressively pursue’ Hassan Whiteside

The Los Angeles Lakers have identified a “priority target” in free agency. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers have set their sights on Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, who is “highly intriguing” to the franchise thanks his to his defense and rebounding inside. The 27-year-old averaged 14.8 points and 11.8 rebounds in 2015, while leading the...
Via The Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak on free agency: Lakers have more to offer this time around

As many of you may know, the Los Angeles Lakers are gearing up to make a huge splash in free agency in a few weeks. With new head coach Luke Walton running the show, there is plenty of excitement in Laker land right now. The roster that the Lakers have going into this offseason is a lot better than the one they had last year. That’s why general manager Mitch Kupchak believes the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers are finally embracing modern basketball

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. —€” The Los Angeles Lakers have lived in the past for far too long.Since the Lakers' last championship in 2010, basketball has undergone an evolution, where pace, space and 3-point shooting are the pillars of modern success. The Lakers have been slow to embrace the movement, choosing to instead double-down on Kobe Bryant and his archaic skill set, which seemingly...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerr on gun control: 'We are insane'

Steve Kerr recently appeared on The TK Show, a podcast hosted by Mercury News sports columnist Tim Kawakami to presumably talk about the fallout from the Golden State Warriors’ Game 7 loss in the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Much of the podcast was decidated to the usual topics. Kerr talked about the upcoming free agent period and the likelihood that some of the...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft recap: How did the Los Angeles Lakers do?

In the weeks leading into the 2016 NBA Draft, fans of the Los Angeles Lakers, fans of basketball, and “draft experts” of the sport had the Lakers selecting Brandon Ingram from Duke at second overall.  However it all hinged on who the Philadelphia 76ers would select, Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons from LSU. The Lakers and even fans were almost in a consensus that they wanted Ingram...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Ivica Zubac Become a Second Round Gem for the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers had a successful draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn adding youth and talent. The selection of second overall pick Brandon Ingram will surely generate the most hype, but 32nd overall selection Ivica Zubac must not be overlooked. Zubac stands 7-foot-1, 265-pound and is a very young 19 years old. The Croatian was once considered a first round pick and has already...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young breaks into song over split with Iggy Azalea (vid)

If there’s one thing that can be gleaned about Nick Young amidst the fallout from his split with Iggy Azalea that’s abundantly clear, it’s that the breakup won’t stop him from seeking out attention. Young emerged in the public for the first time Thursday since Azalea unceremoniously dumped him Sunday in a demonstrative affair — allegedly spawned by Swaggy P’s infidelity...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Ingram skinny memes are downright cruel

The Los Angeles Lakers drafted Brandon Ingram with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night, and one of the first things people noticed was how slender the former Duke star is. Naturally, the very mean people of the internet hopped on the meme train. Here are some of the funnier ones (sorry, Brandon): With the 2nd pick of the 2016 NBA draft, the LA Lakers select...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak On Lakers Free Agency & Altering Pitch

Mitch Kupchak says the Lakers will pursue veteran leadership in free agency and the pitch will be a bit different than the last couple seasons.
Via Lakers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ivica Zubac may be biggest Lakers fan ever

The Los Angeles Lakers made Crotian center Ivica Zubac the happiest player on draft day. Zubac, whom the team selected with the No. 32 overall pick in the draft, is as big of a Lakers fan as you could imagine. Zubac could not be more excited - he’s been a HUGE Lakers fan for his entire life, told me he cried like a baby when Kobe scored 60. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak On Brandon Ingram, No. 2 Pick Trade Talks

Los Angeles general manager Mitch Kupchak on why the Lakers selected Brandon Ingram No. 2 and whether the Kevin Durant comparisons are fair.
Via Lakers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers select Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram is going to be a Los Angeles Laker. How does he fit in Hollywood? The Player: Brandon Ingram is tall, long, and rail-thin. While visually he draws comparisons to Kevin Durant as a thin, lanky wing draining shots from outside, he isn’t on Durant’s level as a player. That doesn’t mean he won’t be a star, because he has all of the skills to become just that....
Via The Lottery Mafia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe mentoring draft prospect Hield

Buddy Hield may not know where he’s going to be drafted. But the University of Oklahoma star is seeking advice from a great source — Kobe Bryant. The future Hall of Fame guard has been counseling the soon-to-be NBA rookie. “He’s been a huge influence with the way he told me to approach the game,” Hield said, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “He said that, ...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers roster

The 2015-16 NBA season marked the worst in Los Angeles Lakers franchise history, even dating back to its days in Minneapolis. Can you name the 15 players who were on this Lakers squad?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Young dumped Iggy Azalea for pregnant baby mama

It has widely been assumed that Iggy Azalea broke up with Nick Young because he cheated on her, but was it actually the Los Angeles Lakers swingman who called things off? According to some juicy gossip from MediaTakeOut.com, Young is the one who dumped Iggy. The report claims Swaggy P has gotten back together with the mother of his child, Keonna, who happens to be pregnant again...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace explains triangle offense using food

There are few people who know the ins and outs of the triangle offense as well as Phil Jackson. He won a ton of NBA titles with it as a coach. However, even fewer of his players have been able to master the offensive scheme. One would think that Ron Artest …e rrr, Metta World Peace, would be among those that haven’t mastered the offense. After all, he didn’t exactly play offense...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: D'Angelo Russell on Luke Walton, Trade Rumors, New Commerical

Los Angeles Lakers D'Angelo Russell on new head coach Luke Walton, trade rumors and his new commerical.
Via Lakers Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to appear in Chinese reality TV show

Kobe Bryant is going to be doing more than fighting ghosts this summer. Although maybe there was a clue as to Bryant’s offseason agenda during his Ghostbusters ad which debuted during the NBA Finals. “My vision is bigger than that,” said the Black Mamba at the beginning of the spot. “We built a whole studio in China!” While we don’t know anything about any mysterious...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Michigan State star Keith Appling arrested on weapons charge

Already in trouble with the law, Keith Appling has reportedly been arrested again for carrying a concealed weapon Saturday morning. Police stopped a “fast-driving Dodge Charger” early in the morning, per sportando.com, and spotted Appling, a passenger, putting a weapon under the seat. Appling is set to face a hearing for drug and weapons charges stemming from a May incident...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron has Lakers, others 'on watch again' in free agency?

LeBron James has the Cleveland Cavaliers on the cusp of a title after storming back from a 3-1 defecit against the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals. And if the Cavaliers win, could James leave in free agency? Maybe it’s not as outlandish as it sounds, especially with teams such as the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers hanging around with ways to bring James on board...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers remove Magic Johnson as honorary VP

Never tweet? Magic Johnson might want to consider that. At least while he holds an administrative title with a professional sports team. On Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated Johnson’s title of Honorary Vice President and removed their former superstar from the organization’s staff directory. The decision was made in light of tweets Johnson posted to Twitter that may...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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