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Lakers to start Carlos Boozer at small forward?

The Los Angeles Lakers were able to acquire forward Carlos Boozer from the Chicago Bulls off of waivers, and they are extremely excited about what he will add to the team. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers are planning to start him at the small forward position. This is an extremely interesting and weird move from the Lakers, and Boozer is a power forward...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers hire Byron Scott as head coach

The Los Angeles Lakers vowed to take their time in hiring a new head coach after Mike D’Antoni’s resignation, and they did just that. But now, after a diligent search, the team has a new coach. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports the Lakers have agreed to terms on a contract that will make Byron Scott the team’s next coach. Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers sign Byron Scott as their Head Coach

According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their new head coach. Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their next head coach — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 27, 2014 Shelburne says Scott’s deal is four years, $17 million. Lakers deal with Byron Scott will be four years, $17 million —...
Via The Sideline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer bullish on Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is still surprised his team was able to acquire Carlos Boozer. "Fortunately for us and unexpectedly for us, our bid was the highest bid and we were awarded Carlos," Kupchak said Friday during Boozer's introductory news conference. "Not for a second did we think that he'd be available to us." L.A. landed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Lakers Have a Plan?

It's the 21st century. We live in a technologically advanced society. Things move fast. Innovate. Create. Disseminate. If you are a company that is actively trying to make a profit and stay ahead of your competition, you'd really be shooting yourself in the foot if your pitch to new clients was all about the glorious times your company had decades ago, about all the great...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Jodie Meeks pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

Jodie Meeks may have left the Los Angeles Lakers for the Detroit Pistons and an $18 million deal this summer, but he hasn’t forgotten those who helped him along the way. One person who helped Meeks improve as a player over the past two years was Kobe Bryant, and the 26-year-old paid tribute to the Black Mamba on his Instagram account yesterday as a way to say thank you. “#TBT…2...
Via Lakerholicz.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers offer Byron Scott head coaching job

The Los Angeles Lakers have made an offer to Byron Scott to be their next head coach, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard. The two sides are now in negotiations on a contract. Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. The two sides are now in negotiations. — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 25, 2014 Scott, a former Lakers star...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s golf swing from 2011 needs some work

For as much flack as Charles Barkley gets for his golf swing, there are other notable NBA athletes who could probably benefit from some golf coaching. Back in the grand year of 2011, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant took part in the Athletes vs. Cancer Golf Tournament at Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes. Check out the below footage of Kobe’s swing from off the...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin: ‘I’m not trying to recreate Linsanity’

Los Angeles Lakers new point guard Jeremy Lin said Thursday during his introductory news conference that he is not trying to recreate ‘Linsanity.’ “I’m not trying to relive that banner season,” Lin said. “I think that’s been a big weight off my shoulders and I think that’s very important for me as a player. I’m not trying to recreate a ‘Linsanity.’ I’m not...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin says that Kobe Bryant is an idol in Asia

Today, the Los Angeles Lakers officially announced Jeremy Lin’s arrival with a press conference to talk about him joining the team. One of the questions asked to Lin during the press conference was describing the Los Angeles Lakers brand in the Asia region and Lin noted that Kobe was treated in high regard according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters: Lin describing Lakers...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s text to Jeremy Lin: “Welcome to the team”

Jeremy Lin may have been on a whirlwind tour of Asia when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month, though Kobe Bryant still managed to get in touch with the 25-year-old and get a simple message across to his new partner: “Welcome to the team.” In a recent interview with a Chinese website (via Jeremy Lin Post), the Lakers’ new point guard revealed that Bryant...
Via Lakerholicz.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gasol talks about telling Kobe that he had decided to sign with Chicago

Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant have been through a lot playing together for six seasons and having won two championships in that span (I still think there should be an asterisk next to the 2010 championship because of Perk going down).So, naturally it was tough for Gasol to tell Bryant that he was leaving the Lakers for less money to join what could be a potential contender in the Chicago...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant approves of Lakers’ offseason

The Lakers had such dreams for the offseason. Even with Kobe Bryant coming off a season where he played all of six games before injuries to his knee forced him out for the remainder of the season. He still signed a two-year extension worth $48.5 million. That will tie the Lakers cap up somewhat to Bryant for the foreseeable future. When it came time to hitting free agency this summer...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Meets With Jony Ive On Apples’ Campus

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant apparently met with Jony Ive on Apples’ campus. No word on what it was about, but I’m guessing it has to do with some future products coming out. Maybe he was picking up an iPhone 6. Being as famous as Kobe has its perks. [9to5mac.com] The post Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Meets With Jony Ive On Apples’ Campus appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant should only be ‘afraid’ of the Los Angeles Lakers’ upcoming season

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant admitted Wednesday that he’s “afraid” of life after basketball. “You really have to lean on muses and mentors going forward, just as I did as a kid. It’s about having that next wave of things, which is scary as hell, but it’s fun at the same time,” said Bryant, 35, who signed a two-year contract worth roughly $48.5 million on November...
Via Sports by Colin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant scored 36 points in 1996 Summer League game

Back in the grand old year that was 1996, Kobe Bryant was still an unknown Lakers rookie trying to make a name for himself in the association. Bryant played on the Lakers Summer League team and showed off his future brilliance in a game against the Phoenix Suns held at Long Beach Arena. At the end of the game, Kobe scored 36 points and the below highlight reel shows flashes of what...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

This Summer League Footage From 1996 of a 17-year Old Kobe Bryant Is Fairly Awesome

Check out the above footage of a 17-year old Kobe Bryant doing what he does best in a 1996 Summer League game.  The Black Mamba was in rare form and looked about as spry as you will ever see him.  A rookie Kobe Bryant is not one to be trifled with. [Lakers Nation via BallisLife] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin wants bigger role with the Lakers

When Jeremy Lin created “Linsanity” with the New York Knicks, he immediately became a fan favorite all across the globe. He wasn’t just a household name in New York, he was also a household name across the United States and in other countries as well. Unfortunately, the Houston Rockets signed Lin to a big contract and ended up deciding to bring him off of the bench, and effectively...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Can’t Let A Regular Dude Win A Game Of H-O-R-S-E

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Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is there a state of emergency in Lakerland?

*trumpets* “What you want me to do, I’m sorry! (Jay-Z voice).” - The Buss Siblings I’ve been preserving optimism in Jeanie and Jim Buss since Dr. Jerry Buss passed away last February. Even with a few questionable decisions (offering Kobe Bryant a $48.5 million extension before returning from Achilles surgery, wasting time chasing Carmelo Anthony this summer), I haven’t...
Via Lakerholicz.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant takes a shot at ESPN

PHOTO: L.A. Times It may be the offseason right now, but Kobe Bryant is still taking shots. Following his home run at Richard Sherman’s celebrity softball game, a fan of the Black Mamba sent out a tweet that caught the five-time champion’s eye. “Kobe about to make the top 10 on SportsCenter and he’s not even playing basketball,” the fan wrote, to which Bryant replied, “I’m...
Via Lakerholicz.com
7 days ago  |  1 Comment

Kobe Launches Home Run During Charity Softball Game (Video)

Over the weekend Kobe Bryant played in a charity softball game hosted by Richard Sherman, and while Kobe will most likely never become a two sport athlete, he did show the crowd of 22,000 at Safeco Field that he has some baseball skills in his repertoire, after launching a home run with his sweet, Ken Griffey Jr. like swing. While it may not be a basketball court, for Lakers fans...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant gets into Twitter argument over 2012 game against Lakers, Devin Ebanks

Do you remember the time Devin Ebanks held Kevin Durant to 5-for-19 shooting? KD certainly does. In the game that saw Metta World Peace get ejected for elbowing James Harden in the head, Jordan Hill emerge as a key contributor off the bench and Kobe Bryant convert on a couple of insane three-point shots to take the game to overtime, another guy stepped up, too: Devin Ebanks. Seeing...
Via Lakerholicz.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NCB Instagram Girl of the Week (Week of 7.21)

Name:  Vanessa Bryant Instagram:  @ladyvb24 Who is she?  Wife of Los Angeles Laker star Kobe Bryant _____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ No visits yet The post...
Via No Coast Bias
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe hits HR at Richard Sherman's charity softball game

Kobe Bryant has only played in six basketball games since April 2013 because of various injuries. While fans of the Los Angeles Lakers are wondering how healthy the Black Mamba will be when he returns, Bryant is showing that he’s recovering just fine. The five-time NBA champion drilled a home run during a recent charity softball game at Safeco Field in Seattle hosted by Richard...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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