Shaq: Kobe and I are 'most dominant one-two punch in Laker history'

It's the stuff of dreams for NBA fans: Shaquille O'Neal. Kobe Bryant. One room. One (or possibly more) microphone(s). And one on the record conversation that clears the air, puts all the relevant details out there and buries the hatchet one final time between the former Los Angeles Lakers teammates. Quotes from Bryant's appearance on O'Neal's podcast started to sneak out last week...
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D’Angelo Russell: ‘There are a lot of spoiled Lakers fans’

The Los Angeles Lakers were happy to select Ohio State superstar point guard D’Angelo Russell with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. It was a move that shocked many, as Duke big man Jahlil Okafor was expected to be their pick. Russell brings the type of dynamic backcourt help that Kobe Bryant needs, and he could be the next L.A. star once Bryant decides to retire....
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D’Angelo Russell Says Lakers Fans Are Spoiled

D’Angelo Russell hasn’t yet played a regular season game for the Lakers yet, but he’s not making many fans so far. A few weeks ago, he tweeted out that he thought Tracy McGrady was the “GOAT,” to which Kobe Bryant […]
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D’Angelo Russell: ‘There’s a lot of spoiled Lakers fans’

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY SportsLos Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell doesn’t seem too worried about being a fan favorite during his rookie season. Russell defended his tweet calling Tracy McGrady the greatest player of all time, which according to Lakers fans is wrong because Kobe Bryant is the greatest of all time. “There’s a lot of spoiled Lakers fans. I wasn’t...
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D’Angelo Russell ‘Got Next’ Illustration

LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has now, but rookie D’Angelo Russell got next. His height, speed, court vision and ability to make big plays should put the Lakers back on track – hopefully. Art by Karmo Ruusmaa. The post D’Angelo Russell ‘Got Next’ Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
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D'Angelo Russell: 'There's a lot of spoiled Lakers fans'

    Los Angeles Lakers fans were outraged last week when D’Angelo Russel, their team’s No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, tweeted that Tracy McGrady may have been the greatest player of all time. “Honestly Tracy McGrady might have been the GOAT!” Russell wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted. By saying McGrady may have been the best NBA player ever,...
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Lakers Backcourt Looks Great

Photo Credit: Paul Vernon via Associated Press After entering the season as the forty-sixth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, no one really expected Jordan Clarkson to come into the season and have as much of an impact as he ended up having. He started the season fourth on the depth chart, as time passed and the Los Angeles Lakers kept playing terribly last season, he started getting more...
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Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

The NBA expects Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor to become the featured player of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers, respectively, but lesser-discussed prospects provide the most interesting storylines. Each division has a fresh face set to contribute in the 2015-16 campaign, and the eventual impacts of the following six rookies are intriguing narratives...
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Roundtable: Peering into the crystal ball for Kobe Bryant in 2015-16

Our panel of NBA correspondents -- Jovan Buha, D.J. Foster, Fred Katz, Andrew Lynch, Michael Pina and Brett Pollakoff -- answer six questions about how Kobe Bryant will fare in 2015-16. 1. Over/under: 60 games played for Kobe Bryant this season. Jovan Buha: Under, but barely. Bryant has only played 41 games over the last seasons, so one can assume he's going to be chomping at the...
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D'Angelo Russell says Lakers haven't picked starting PG yet

The Los Angeles Lakers are loaded with talent both young and old in the backcourt. It's a good problem to have, but the young guys need time to develop -- and reps on the court in order to figure things out. So with both D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson around, who gets the starting nod for the Lakers at point guard next season?Russell recently joined ESPN Radio in Los Angeles...
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Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal dish about old Lakers feud

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were not exactly pleasant to one another during their shared tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, despite winning three NBA Championships together. The two superstars opened up about their former feud in an upcoming podcast “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” expressing regret over their clashes on and off the court. Shaq attributed much of the feud...
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Kobe Bryant: ‘I Was An Idiot When I Was A Kid’

You know when people say, “We’ll look back 10 years from now and laugh about this?” Well, in the case of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, that’s exactly how everything has played out. Shaq and Kobe won three NBA championships together with the Los Angeles Lakers, but a rift emerged between the superstars, in large because of each one’s ego. The locker room divide eventually...
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Kobe Bryant: ‘I was an idiot when I was a kid’

During a guest appearance on Shaquille O’Neal’s podcast: The Big Podcast with Shaq with co-host John Kincade, Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Shaq were asked if there is anything either would like to take back over the years. From LakersNation: John Kincade: Is there anything, Shaq, that you would like to take back in the give and take over the years? “A lot of things, you...
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Shaq, Kobe cop to regrets in Lakers beef: 'A lot was said out of the heat of the moment'

It's been more than 10 years since Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant ended their Lakers partnership in a very public, very tumultuous breakup. A lot has happened since then. But neither has really talked openly about their conscious uncoupling.  Until now. Bryant recently appeared as a guest on O'Neal's "Big Podcast with Shaq," and while the entire podcast won't be released until...
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Report: Lakers considering bringing back the artist formerly known as Ron Artest

Via Adrian Wojnarowksi of Yahoo Sports:The Los Angeles Lakers are discussing the possibility of signing free agent forward Metta World Peace to a one-year contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. World Peace has been in the Lakers' practice facility this offseason playing against the team's players, including 2014 first-round pick Julius Randle, league sources told Yahoo Sports...
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Kobe Bryant gets back on court for first day since injury (PHOTO)

He celebrated his 37th birthday on Sunday, but for Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, the real gift came a day earlier.On Saturday, Bryant posted a photo to his Instagram account -- a selfie, no less -- in which he's standing on an indoor court, apparently ready to get back to work. The caption on the photo reads in part, "First day back on the court shooting! Bout damn time...
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Kobe Bryant celebrates birthday with wife after epic weekend

The 2015-16 NBA season could be Kobe Bryant’s final one, but that’s not going to stop him from going out with a bang. He teamed up with Taylor Swift at Staples Center on Friday night and helped raise a banner for most sold-out shows. And on Sunday, Bryant turned 37 years young, so he celebrated his birthday by the pool with his wife, Vanessa. She may or may not have licked...
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Kobe Bryant Resumes Practice Shooting

Kobe Bryant resumed practice shooting, posting Saturday on his Instagram: "First day back on the court shooting! Bout Damn time!! #shoulderrecovery #20thseason #drinkbodyarmor #lakers." Bryant suffered a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder in January. After undergoing surgery, Bryant was gradually able to get back into the gym.
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Kobe Bryant best offense highlights from 2014-15 season

In case you didn’t know, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant celebrated his birthday today as he turned thirty-seven years old. Last season, Kobe played in only thirty-five games due to injury but was still able to put together some incredible statistics which included averaging over twenty-two points per game along with dishing out over five assists per game. Check out some of...
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Kobe Bryant presents Taylor Swift with banner at Staples Center (Video)

Seven-time Grammy Award winning artist Taylor Swift performed at the Staples Center on Friday night and was fittingly surprised onstage by the man who brought the building seven NBA Finals appearances. Resident Lakerland legend Kobe Bryant made a special appearance at Swift’s 1989 World Tour concert over the weekend to present the 25-year-old singer with her very own championship...
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Kobe Bryant surprises Taylor Swift with banner at Staples Center

There already was plenty of star power at the Staples Center on Friday night. Then Kobe Bryant walked onstage. The home of the Los Angeles Lakers played host to Taylor Swift, whose concert sold out the venue for the 16th consecutive time, a Staples Center record. So during a break in the action, Bryant decided to surprise Swift with some personal congratulations. Not only did...
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Kobe Bryant Presents Taylor Swift with a Championship Banner

Last night when the “1989 World Tour” hit Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Taylor Swift and her fans got a nice surprise when Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant made a special appearance in the middle of her concert. To present the pop singer with a championship banner for the “Most Sold Out Performances.” We can hear the Clipper jokes brewing already. A video posted...
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Kobe Bryant joins Taylor Swift onstage, presents her with banner

On Friday night, Taylor Swift performed the fifth show of her nine-night residency at Staples Center. It was her 16th sold-out show at the arena of her career, the most of any artist, which is the same number of NBA titles the Los Angeles Lakers have won. Lakers star Kobe Bryant joined Taylor Swift onstage and presented her with a banner to mark the Staples Center sellout milestone...
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Kobe Bryant presents Taylor Swift with Staples Center 'championship banner' (Video)

Kobe Bryant surprised Taylor Swift on stage during her Friday night performance in Los Angeles to honor her record-setting 16th sold out concert at the Staples Center. As a tribute to her accomplishment, the Lakers superstar and NBA champion presented Swift with her own "championship banner". A video posted by Vanessa Bryant (@vanessabryant) on Aug 22, 2015 at 1:37am PDT Here...
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Los Angeles Lakers: The West’s Most Underrated Team

(Jan. 12, 2015 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… First I would like to say that I am not a Los Angeles Lakers fan, although I have loved watching Kobe Bryant for years. Now, let’s get to it. The Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA’s most underrated team right now, which hasn’t happened in, well, history. ESPN...
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