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Shaquille O’neal Reiterates bum Comments Made on Scottie Pippen

NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 14: Shaquille O’Neal attends the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge 2014 as part of the 2014 NBA Allstar Weekend at the Smoothie King Center on February 14, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) What is more entertaining than seeing two Super-stars going head-to-head on social media about who is greater and who was...
Via The Sports Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Julius Randle a star?

Julius Randle The Los Angeles Lakers have been in constant search of a star to replace the declining Kobe Bryant for the past few summers. They have found themselves selecting in the lottery of the NBA Draft the past two summers and have swung out in their pursuit of big-name free agents like Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan just to name a few. Even though...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers will not pursue J.R. Smith

It sounds like the setup to a bad joke: J.R. Smith, Nick Young and Kobe Bryant walk into a gym for the Los Angeles Lakers, but there's only one basketball. Chaos ensues.But rumors liking the Smith and the Lakers started to spring up this week from parts unknown, giving Los Angeles fans cause for concern and the rest of the country the potential for a nice case of schadenfreude.Fortunately...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Jordan Clarkson: Lakers will 'hopefully make the playoffs'

No one ever wants to go into a season expecting to lose. Wait, scratch that; the Philadelphia 76ers exist, after all. But players want to win. Being competitive is generally part of how they got to this point. And for that reason, you can't blame Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson for being optimistic about the 2015-16 season.Clarkson appeared on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Good Are the Post Free Agency Lakers?

Los Angeles Lakers Power Ranking: 26 See Full Rankings Here An eventful offseason filled with ups and downs, D’Angelo Russell as their first round pick could be the future of the franchise and looks like he could be one of the most promising young players coming up. The Lakers signed Lou Williams who can be beneficial as a starter, but the signings of Brandon Bass and Roy Hibbert...
Via TopSportsReport
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant's logo is now a typeface (PHOTOS)

Want to send tweets like Kobe Bryant? You might not ever be able to stick up for a soccer star, but you can use text inspired by the Los Angeles Lakers superstar's logo thanks to a awesome effort from the creative minds over at Sawdust, commissioned by Nike.You know Bryant's logo; it's the one that was featured prominently in the Kobe System commercials that were inescapable in 2012...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sawdust Creates Kobe Bryant Typeface

The logo representing LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is recognizable to all, especially in the sports and fashion world. Now as an added bonus, the creative agency Sawdust consisting of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez have created a custom typeface commissioned by Nike to match it. “Like with any bespoke typeface the idea was to have something that exists exclusively for the...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace: Before Kobe calls, new Lakers have to prove themselves (VIDEO)

He knows all about the many faces of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. And the man formerly known as Ron Artest made it clear that Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass shouldn't expect to hear from Bryant until they prove themselves as Lakers.TMZ Sports caught up with Metta World Peace this week, and they talked about the awkward moment during the Lakers' introductory...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan Gets An Epic Kobe Bryant Tattoo On His Leg

The impact LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has on the game will last forever. It will also last for a long time on this fans leg. Created for a very loyal Black Mamba fan, by super talented tattoo artist Dong Kyu now based in Toronto at FY INK. This rivals any basketball based ink we’ve seen in a long while. A video posted by dongkyu (@q_tattoos) on May 8, 2014 at 8:51pm PDT...
Via Hooped Up
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Lakers coach says Kobe Bryant will see time as power forward

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY SportsWith No. 2 overall pick D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson and the addition of Lou Williams, Kobe Bryant might be in for a change. Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott told NBA.com it’s possible Bryant could play power forward next season. “If we don’t get another guard, then Kobe’s in that mix,” Scott said. “I’m kind of going...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Expect Kobe Bryant To Play Some Minutes At Power Forward

Kobe Bryant could play some minutes at power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell and Lou Williams will receive a significant portion of the backcourt minutes, leaving Bryant at small forward and even power forward. "If we don't get another guard, then Kobe's in that mix," Scott said. "I'm kind of going through those scenarios. But not...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe will probably see time at power forward next year

The Lakers are going to be a mess of overlapping ball-dominant guards next season, and head coach Byron Scott is scrambling for ways to even out what could be a very unbalanced rotation. One of Scott’s bright ideas could be to deploy Kobe Bryant out of position at times. In an interview with David Aldridge...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers Have no Real Point Guard on Their Roster

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 11: D’Angelo Russell #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a free throw against the Philadelphia 76ers on July 11, 2015 at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images) For years, the Los Angeles Lakers have never had a legitimate point guard on their roster. During the Kobe Bryant era, there has never really...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant told Lakers about playing small forward: 'I can do that'

You might not immediately associate Los Angeles Lakers superstar and future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant with being adaptable. For much of Bryant's career, the prevailing theme has been that it's his way or the highway. And it's worked out wonderfully for Bryant and the Lakers, to the tune of five NBA championships.Because those rings are the thing, you see. Bryant is all about the...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Worthy: Kobe Bryant wants to tie Michael Jordan, could play past 2015-16

The reports that Kobe Bryant was considering retirement after this season always seemed a bit premature. And while there's every chance that the future Hall of Famer and current Los Angeles Lakers superstar will in fact call it quits when 2015-16 is all said and done, former Lakers great James Worthy doesn't seem so sure. Worthy joined the Above the Rim radio show with Brian Geltzeiler...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak on awkward Lakers presser: ‘It was kind of comical’

An incredibly awkward moment occurred earlier this week during a Los Angeles Lakers presser where Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass were introduced. Kobe Bryant did not attend, but his hovering presence was surely felt when the Lakers’ biggest acquisitions of the offseason were asked if any of them has had any contact with...Read More The post Mitch Kupchak on awkward...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant gives silent treatment to newly acquired players

What is Hollywood without some drama and entertainment? The Los Angeles Lakers held a press conference on Wednesday to formally introduce newly acquired players Roy Hibbert, Brandon Bass and Lou Williams. When a player is first introduced in the purple and gold, a question regarding Super-star Kobe Bryant is always expected, but this time the answer was as awkward as it gets. All...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Slimmer Roy Hibbert expects 'to play at an All-Star defensive level' for Lakers

It was overshadowed by his reaction to the question of whether he'd heard from Kobe Bryant or not. But at his introductory press conference as one of the newest members of the Los Angeles Lakers, center Roy Hibbert made it clear that he plans to make a big impact in Los Angeles on the defensive end of the court.According to Bill Oram of the Orange County Register, Hibbert is focused...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley not shocked by Kobe's silence, calls Bryant 'a loner'

It made for a fantastic moment during the Los Angeles Lakers introductory press conference for Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass. But was it really surprising to learn that Kobe Bryant hadn't reached out to the newest Lakers, given what's known of the future Hall of Famer? According to a Hall of Famer in his own right, Charles Barkley, it's not surprising at all. The TNT...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Lakers Get Brutally Awkward When Asked About Kobe Bryant (Video)

The Los Angeles Lakers have several new players on the team this year. Three of those players have not heard from Kobe Bryant. That much was made brutally obvious Wednesday at a press conference introducing center Roy Hibbert, guard Lou Williams and forward Brandon Bass, all of whom signed with the team in early July. The press conference was going just fine until a reporter asked...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brandon Bass and other new Lakers clearly aren't best buds with Kobe Bryant yet

The Lakers held an introductory press conference to unveil new acquisitions Roy Hibbert, Louis Williams and Brandon Bass."Have any of you guys heard from Kobe?"Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Lakers have priceless reaction when asked Kobe Bryant question

The Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday held a press conference to introduce three of their new players: Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass. The trio, coupled with the team’s new draft picks, will help to usher in a new era for the team following the worst season in franchise history. But one thing they...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike Kobe X Rivalry

Motivated to crush the competition since he picked up a ball. LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant draws inspiration from his high school days with the release of the Nike Kobe X Rivalry colorway. The sight of the orange-and-black jerseys of his high school rivals always lit a fire in Kobe back then and with this release today, he reminisces on the old days. Look for these today at select...
Via Hooped Up
8 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Time 76ers > All-Time Lakers & Bulls

Last Sunday, Shaq touched off a highly entertaining Instagram battle with Scottie Pippen when he wrote that the all-time Lakers squad (Shaq, Kobe Bryant, Elgin Baylor, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) would beat the best five in Bulls history (Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Horace Grant and Derrick Rose)—by 50 points. This post is not going to chose a side...
Via Philadunkia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Kobe will play more small forward than shooting guard

Everyone in the NBA is going small these days. It's all the rage after the Golden State Warriors won the NBA title in part because of their lineup flexibility. And the Los Angeles Lakers will be joining the trend next season.According to NBA.com's David Aldridge, Lakers coach Byron Scott acknowledged that with D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams all in the fold, Los...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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