NBA ratings drop across cable, slightly rise on local RSNs

Earlier this month, we brought you the news about the NBA on ABC struggling a bit. Well, the overall viewership from last season to this year was roughly flat (3.588 million viewers this season compared to 3.584 million last year, still the second lowest mark over the past seven seasons), but TNT, ESPN, and NBA TV all experienced drops for their live games during the 2014-15 season...
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Lakers' Byron Scott to be NBA Draft lottery representative

The Los Angeles Lakers are once again in relatively unfamiliar territory. After years and years of continued playoff success with Kobe Bryant, the Lakers will be visiting the lottery for the second season in a row.  According to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News, the team won't get too fancy with their chosen representative at the NBA Draft lottery: "After coaching the Lakers’...
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Rajon Rondo could sign max deal with Los Angeles Lakers?

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Mavericks acquired point guard Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics earlier this season, and there is still a chance that he could re-sign long-term with them this offseason. That being said, he has been frustrated with his role quite often during his tenure with the Mavericks. Before the Mavericks ended up acquiring Rondo, he was planning...
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Kobe Bryant sold his house for a ridiculous amount of money

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant recently sold one of his homes in the Newport Coast community.The asking price?A cool $6.45 million dollars.Here's more from Marilyn Kalfus of the Orange County Register:"The asking price on the house is $6.45 million, several price chops below the $8.59 million price tag in August 2013," Kalfus wrote. "Built in 1997, the four-bedroom house on...
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Kobe Bryant Selling California Beach House That Features A Shark Tank

Kobe Bryant is selling his California home. Well, one of them. The Los Angeles Lakers star would be set to turn a profit should his Newport Beach home, situated inside the gated Pelican Ridge community. It was originally sold in 1997 for $1.7 million, and Bryant bought the home — which recently has been renovated and expanded — in 2001. The Mediterranean...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Lakers Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Lakers will add next to Kobe Bryant, Jordan Hill...
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Kobe Bryant, out since January, finished third on Lakers in shots attempted

You know the joke: Kobe Bryant loves to shoot. Now we have some more humorous proof. Despite missing 47 of 82 games this season due to injury -- and injury he jokingly blamed on passing too much -- Bryant still managed to finish third on the Lakers in shots attempted with 713. Jordan Hill led the team with 777. Carlos Boozer was second with 743. Hill didn't pass Kobe for the team...
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After worst season ever, Lakers see hopeful signs in future

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The worst season in the Los Angeles Lakers' history has finally ended, and the longest summer has just begun. Although coach Byron Scott is cautiously optimistic that swift improvement is possible for a 16-time NBA champion club reduced to a 21-win wreck, the scars of the Lakers' current disaster are still a bit too fresh to contemplate it. ''I'm at the point...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Who is Jabari Brown?

Jabari Brown The Los Angeles Lakers were a team riddled with injuries over the course of the past season. Everyone knows about the season ending injuries dealt to Kobe Bryant and Julius Randle and of course the retirement of NBA legend Steve Nash. These losses forced the Lakers to play around with a variety of different roster combinations. The Lakers, for the second straight season...
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2014-15: The year of the injured NBA superstar

The National Basketball Association’s 2014-15 regular season has come and gone. It featured a number of great stories as the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors turned out to surprisingly claim 1-seeds, LeBron James returned to Cleveland, the Hornets were Charlotte’s once again, Klay Thompson scored a record 37 points in one quarter, the Houston Rockets set a new record...
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Russell Westbrook appreciates Kobe Bryant coming to his defense

Kobe Bryant recently took took to social media to defend Russell Westbrook against criticism over the high volume of shots he has been taking of late as the point guard attempts to carry the Oklahoma City Thunder on his back into the postseason. And for that, Westbrook recently expressed great appreciation for the Los Angeles...Read More The post Russell Westbrook appreciates Kobe...
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Lakers planning to shop Nick Young this offseason

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers have suffered through yet another disappointing season this year, and they are already looking ahead to the offseason. They will have a very nice draft pick to work with, and it appears that they will look to trade dynamic scoring shooting guard Nick Young as well. According to a report from Mark Medina, the Lakers will look...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime Lakers Trainer Gary Vitti To Leave Bench After Next Season

Change sucks. But it’s inevitable. Gary Vitti, the man who has seen everything from Magic Johnson being diagnosed with HIV to Kobe Bryant tearing his Achilles’ tendon, will be moving into a different role in a year’s time. According to a couple of tweets by Bill Oram from the O.C. Register, the Lakers’ longtime head trainer will be leaving the team’s bench after the 2015...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Defends LeBron James on Twitter

On Tuesday afternoon the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant decided to take to Twitter to speak out about the media and their seemingly endless critique of current NBA champions. Media critique- Mj was a gunner Magic was a coach killer Shaq wasn’t serious Lbj couldn’t handle pressure Spurs r too old #BeforeRings — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 14, 2015 That’s when a fan...
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We Remember: Bryant Hits 2 Impossible Shots Over ‘The Kobe Stopper’

On April 14, 2004, Kobe Bryant hit two clutch shots to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to the Pacific Division title with a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. In a miraculous display of skill and composure under pressure, Kobe sunk not one, but two buzzer-beaters over Blazers forward Ruben Patterson, the self-proclaimed “Kobe Stopper.”... The post We Remember: Bryant Hits 2...
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Rajon Rondo: Kobe bailed on me again

By all indications, Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo enjoy each other’s company. The two had breakfast together earlier this season when Rondo was still with the Boston Celtics, which led to some speculation that the Los Angeles Lakers were trying to trade for the star point guard. As we know, Rondo went to the Dallas...Read More
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Past, Present And Future: Watch Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Jordan Clarkson, Andrew Wiggins Embrace After Lakers-Wolves Game

This was a really cool moment. After the Lakers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s cameras showed rookies Jordan Clarkson and Andrew Wiggins share an embrace at mid-court after combining for 47 points, 16 rebounds, 15 assists and 6 steals. Clarkson and Wiggins are the only two players to win Western Conference Rookie of the Month...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Who Should Stay Lakers?

(Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Senior Writer/Hoopstuff… As of today, the Los Angeles Lakers have only four players under guaranteed contracts for the 2016 NBA season. These players are Kobe Bryant, Nick Young, Julius Randle, and Ryan Kelly. As a result, the Lakers will have anywhere between $25-30 million in cap space to acquire talent this offseason...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s Recruitment Message To Matt Barnes In 2010 Was Awesome

Kobe Bryant has gotten into it with quite a few players over the years, and two of the guys the Black Mamba enraged ended up being his teammates. One was Ron Artest – now Metta World Peace – and the other was Matt Barnes. Kobe also wined and dined Raja Bell in the summer of 2010 – Bell was even rumored to have used the “Mamba Chopper” to get to the dinner – though the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

UNDRCRWN Kobe Bryant vs Chris Childs ‘Chin Check’ Tee

Rough and tumble New York Knicks guard Chris Childs giving rising LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant a two piece. Will forever epitomize the toughness of the Knickerbockers of the mid 90’s and early 2000’s. Now NYK fans can wear that moment on a t-shirt thanks to undrcrwn.com. The post UNDRCRWN Kobe Bryant vs Chris Childs ‘Chin Check’ Tee appeared first on Hooped Up.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rookie Julius Randle Has Lost 18 Pounds Since Breaking His Leg In October

Julius Randle is serious about becoming a great basketball player. Therefore, it’s no wonder that Kobe Bryant likes him. Randle, the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, broke his leg during a routine drive to the basket during his first NBA game in October. However, instead of letting the injury get the best of him, it seems that Randle has used the setback as some serious...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant ‘Black and White’ Sketch

A simple on the money sketch of Los Angles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant by Karmo Ruusmaa. The post Kobe Bryant ‘Black and White’ Sketch appeared first on Hooped Up.
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron congratulates Coach K, calls him his favorite

Leading Duke to five national championships is Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s claim to fame, but he is also the head coach that has brought Team USA back to prominence after some poor showings in the early 2000′s. NBA superstar LeBron James played for Coach K during two of those runs, and congratulated him on Instagram this morning for the most recent championship, calling him “his...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers waive Steve Nash, sign Jabari Brown to multi-year contract

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers have waived guard Steve Nash, who announced his retirement from the NBA last month, and signed guard Jabari Brown to a multi-year contract. The terms of the agreement were not released. Brown previously signed to 10-day contracts on March 10 and March 20.  He has appeared in 10 games for the Lakers, averaging 9.4 points on...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle Says Kobe Bryant Was Texting And Calling Him After Breaking His Leg

I think we all know by now that Kobe Bryant isn’t a bad teammate, despite what some fans and critics say, and this little story from Lakers rookie Julius Randle is further proof of that. In an article for The Cauldron, Randle says he “never wavered or lost confidence” after breaking his leg in the first game of his NBA career, and that’s mostly thanks to his teammate and...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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