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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...
Via Sports-Glory
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could the Knicks and Lakers make a blockbuster trade during NBA Draft?

The two most storied franchises in the NBA have fallen on hard times the last couple of years. The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are currently two franchises with their star player on the wrong side of 30 years-old andvrosters filled with D-League players. However, as both teams are wrapping up their seasons from hell, good news could be right around the corner in way of...
Via New York Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson’s game-winner upsets Lakers fans

  Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-111 on Monday night. The rookie guard helped the Lakers win a game both teams had incentives to lose.  The Sixers, who currently hold the league’s third-worst record, will get the get the Lakers’ first-round...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Make of Dwight Howard’s Comments on Kobe Bryant and James Harden

Even though Dwight Howard has been one of the most dominant centers of his era, at 29 years old, what most NBA fans and analysts will talk about years after he’s retired is what surrounded Howard off the floor; the “Dwightmare” saga in Orlando, the “This Is Going To Be Fun” team in Los Angeles Lakers, his partnership-turned-rivalry with Kobe Bryant and now his new role...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Make of Dwight Howard’s Comments on Kobe Bryant and James Harden

Even though Dwight Howard has been one of the most dominant centers of his era, at 29 years old, what most NBA fans and analysts will talk about years after he’s retired is what surrounded Howard off the floor; the “Dwightmare” saga in Orlando, the “This Is Going To Be Fun” team in Los Angeles Lakers, his partnership-turned-rivalry with Kobe Bryant and now his new role...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers May Win An Award!

  (Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Hey Los Angeles Lakers fans, this has been a difficult season, an incredible difficult season for you, but there is a positive; they may win an award this season. This isn’t exactly winning a title and is actually ridiculous un-important in the long-term of the franchise, but...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers Player Was Given Kobe’s Locker At Staples And His Reaction Was Awesome

After Kobe Bryant had season-ending surgery earlier this year, it was thought that his locker at Staples Center would be vacant until October. However, thanks to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 round being played at Staples Center this week, Bryant’s locker has a new occupier: Wisconsin Badgers players Nigel Hayes. And it looks as if Hayes couldn’t be happier. The Badgers...
Via Lakerholicz.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 DRAFT NEWS: Stanley Johnson Says He’s A Lifelong Lakers Fan And Kobe Bryant Is His Favorite Player

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter And people think the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant aren’t popular among players anymore, huh? Last year, a number of the league’s incoming rookies admitted that they were fans of both the Lakers and Bryant. Zach LaVine was one, and eventual Laker Julius Randle was another. Could the purple and gold add yet another Lakers/Kobe fan this...
Via Lakerholicz.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash: ‘I will likely never play basketball again’

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports After a 19-year NBA career, Steve Nash is retiring. The two-time MVP formally announced he is walking away from the game Saturday in a letter published on The Players’ Tribune website. “I will likely never play basketball again. It’s bittersweet. I already miss the game deeply, but I’m also really excited to learn to do something else...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Top free agents to pursue this offseason

At this point, the Los Angeles Lakers front office as well as the fans and others associated with the team outside of the coaches and players are just waiting for this summer. Why, you ask? Despite this being another unfortunate losing season for a franchise that has been synonymous with winning throughout its history, this offseason could prove to be the one that turns things around...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan vs Kobe Bryant Illustration

The Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan versus LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant argument will rage on forever thanks to Youtube, Mount Rushmore, advanced statistics, social media and art like this illustration by artist Min-suk Kim from South Korea. The post Michael Jordan vs Kobe Bryant Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The LA Free Agent Dream

(Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. As I assume that the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be giving Jordan Hill the second season of his 2 year, 18 million dollar contract and Ed Davis won’t play for his 1 million dollar option, the Lakers will have only 38 million on their cap for next season, meaning that they have...
Via HoopStuff
16 days ago  |  Discuss

This Kobe Bryant Mix Set To 2Pac’s “Pain” Is Pure Greatness

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Kobe Bryant and 2Pac – it’s a match made in heaven. Both are considered to be all-time greats in their respective professions, and both are West Coast guys even though they weren’t born there. 2Pac was born in New York and moved to California in his late teens, much like Bryant who ended up in L.A. after being traded to the Lakers shortly...
Via Lakerholicz.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Need To Ignore Free Agency If They Want To Change Their Fate

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The Los Angeles Lakers are known for rebuilding via free agency. The approach is logical. L.A. is a beautiful city with beautiful people and luxurious housing options. You add the team’s historical success and it’s a perfect match for every free agent – I mean, it used to be, anyway. Lately, the Lakers have struggled to attract (and retain...
Via Lakerholicz.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Kobe Bryant really want to 'hand the keys' to a successor?

Kobe Bryant will eventually hang his sneakers up and call it quits. More so than ever before -- perhaps because of the multiple injuries and his increasing age -- Bryant has been willing to publicly acknowledge his basketball mortality. It's easy to see where this is eventually headed. Still, the one thing that remains to be seen is who will lead the Los Angeles Lakers into the next...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Byron Scott’s got playoff jokes

At a current record of 17-46, the Lakers are all but eliminated from the postseason, even though they were practically eliminated from the playoffs since Game 1 of their season. No Kobe Bryant, no Julius Randle, and a roster full of players who don’t have the chops to lead L.A. to the playoffs, all but spelled doom for the team’s season. And now that Lakers have been mathematically...
Via Bloguin Best
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Byron Scott’s got playoff jokes

At a current record of 17-46, the Lakers are all but eliminated from the postseason, even though they were practically eliminated from the playoffs since Game 1 of their season. No Kobe Bryant, no Julius Randle, and a roster full of players who don’t have the chops to lead L.A. to the playoffs, all but spelled doom for the team’s season. And now that Lakers have been mathematically...
Via Crossover Chronicles
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Is So Over This Lakers Team Photo Crap

Despite beating the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, The Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated from playoff contention thanks to the New Orleans Pelicans knocking off the Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers (17-46) were already on their way to the worst season in franchise history, and Tuesday night’s game — Game 63 — is the earliest Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Eliminated From Playoffs At Earliest Point Since Move To LA

The Los Angeles Lakers have sunk to a new low. The 16-time NBA champions defeated the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, but a New Orleans Pelicans victory eliminated the Lakers from the playoffs for the second consecutive season. The Lakers weren’t expected to compete this season, especially after they lost Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash for the rest of the...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Says His Lakers Successor Must Have “Win Championships Or Nothing” Mentality

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter So, you’re a NBA star and you think you have what it takes to be Kobe Bryant’s successor, huh? Well, do you have championship or bust mentality? ‘Cus you’re going to need it if you want to lead the purple and gold, according to the Black Mamba. On Tuesday, Bryant was asked how he can tell whether a player has what it takes to lead the...
Via Lakerholicz.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Can’t Currently See Himself Signing A New Deal With The Lakers Next Summer

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter A couple of weeks ago, an article in The Hollywood Reporter received a lot of flack after they claimed that Kobe Bryant said he would be retiring after next season. However, it seems they weren’t lying – technically. While Bryant would deny the report during television appearances ahead of the release of his documentary, Kobe Bryant’s...
Via Lakerholicz.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

See The Move By Jordan Clarkson That Made Kobe Bryant’s Face Do This

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter It takes a lot to impress Kobe Bryant. I mean, the guy has seen absolutely everything during his 19 seasons in the NBA. That’s why you rarely see him getting overexcited while he’s sitting on the bench, especially when he’s out to due to injury. However, during Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, Bryant did his “impressed...
Via Lakerholicz.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Pledges To Be Ready For 15-16 Season

Kobe Bryant is optimistic of being physically ready to play at the start of the 15-16 season. “I’ll be ready to go,” Bryant said. “I’ll do my regiment and be ready to go.” Each of Bryant's past three seasons have ended due to injury. Mitch Kupchak recently said the Los Angeles Lakers will not compromise the team's financial flexibility and youth for more established veterans...
Via RealGM
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss says Lakers will celebrate Kobe’s 20th season

Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss said in an interview that the team is “talking about a bunch of different things” to properly pay tribute next year to Kobe Bryant playing in his 20th NBA season. Promising that in whatever form the apparently season-long celebration and tribute takes, the Lakers “will make it special,” according...Read More The post Jeanie Buss says...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: ‘Lakers will be back in contention soon’

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers have had two straight losing seasons, but team president Jeanie Buss is confident a turnaround will happen soon. “I’ve been assured by our basketball operations that the team be back in contention soon. If we are not meeting those goals, then changes have to occur,” Buss said in a recent interview with Mark Medina of...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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