VIDEOS: Kobe Bryant scrimmages with Lakers after practice, hits signature elbow jumper

The Black Mamba is back! It’s impossible to put into words how good it is to see Kobe Bryant back on the court, and it’s even better to see him hitting signature shots like this one below. After today’s practice, Bryant, along with Steve Nash, was scrimmaging with the team, and Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s Dave Miller caught a little bit of vintage Vino as he hit the turnaround...
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VIDEOS: Byron Scott makes Lakers run at conclusion of first practice You know those trash cans you’ve been hearing about all summer? Well, they may have finally gotten a little use today. The majority of the players on this Lakers team had heard all about Byron Scott’s hard practices – he learned from the legendary Pat Riley, after all – and today they realized just how real all those rumors really were. At the conclusion of...
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What To Expect From The Lakers

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports Neil Mehta Staff Writer As a Lakers fan, I spent a vast majority of the Summer worrying. Will the Laker be competitive? Will Kobe Bryant be back to All-Star form? How will Julius Randle preform? Will Steve Nash stay healthy? Can Jeremy Lin play like “Linsanity” again? These are just a few of the questions I pondered while considered...
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Kobe, Lakers ready for the unexpected

The date is September 27th and NBA pre-season basketball is on the cusp of beginning. Like any other year, teams are taking in the final days of this NBA off-season to gather themselves, and get in the necessary frame of mind required to prosper. For some, this means gearing up for a possible momentous championship run (I’m looking at you, Cleveland). However, not too long ago...
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Lakers GM: Hopes pinned on health

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday that Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are healthier than they've been in years and that the goals for the team this season are loftier than simply making the playoffs. "Our expectations are to win a championship," Kupchak said. "The expectations outside of this room might not be the same. "I think everybody...
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Phoenix Suns “7 Seconds or Less” Offense

In the last decade, the Phoenix Suns had a very fast paced dynamic offense. Steve Nash and Shawn Marion were two of the best players of those teams, which executed the pick and roll offense effectively. Here, I breakdown their offense in a game from 2006.
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Jeremy Lin tries to get ‘Lindorsements’ in latest video

In the latest video from Jeremy Lin’s YouTube account, Lin’s friends wondered why he wasn’t getting the superstar treatment in Los Angeles. So they thought of getting endorsements (or “Lindorsements”) for Jeremy. It was a fantastic sketch where they spoof popular endorsements: Being Asian-American myself, I totally appreciated the references to Asian culture in the video...
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Report: Steve Nash looks good in scrimmages, ‘nerve issue’ has improved this summer

Steve Nash struggled to stay healthy last year, and was limited to just 15 games thanks to a nerve issue that resulted from a broken leg he had suffered the previous season. Nash was always going to come back for the final year of his deal with the Lakers, because it was simply too much money to turn down at the end of his stellar career. But he isn’t the type to mail it in, and...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash Or Jeremy Lin?

Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash Or Jeremy Lin? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Lakers have a couple of questions about who to start, but their biggest starter question is Steve Nash or Jeremy Lin at point guard? Steve Nash has won 2 MVP’s and is one of the best players in the history of the NBA, but he’s 40, injury prone and is no longer that effective...
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PHOTO: Julius Randle featured on SLAM Magazine cover

PHOTO: This is kind of cool. 18 years after Kobe Bryant posed alongside the likes of Steve Nash and Allen Iverson for a legendary SLAM Magazine cover, Lakers rookie Julius Randle is doing exactly the same. If you pick up a copy of SLAM this month, you’ll see Randle, along with 11 other top rookies, on the front cover of the long-running basketball magazine. And...
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Lakers Expect to Start Steve Nash Over Jeremy Lin

Over the past three years, almost every decision the Los Angeles Lakers have made has been highly questionable. From giving Steve Nash a three-year contract to signing Kobe Bryant to a two-year, $48 million extension, to hiring (and firing) Mike D’Antoni and Mike Brown, the Lakers have struggled making good decisions. While we’ll know better if they made the right hire with Byron...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: A Suitor For Rajon Rondo?

There are a lot of questions about the point guard position for the Los Angeles Lakers, especially going into the future. The roster includes point guards Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, and rookie Jordan Clarkson. While drafting Clarkson as a combo guard, the Lakers must still focus on assembling a competitive roster as Kobe Bryant makes […] Los Angeles Lakers: A Suitor For Rajon Rondo...
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MVP: What Does Value Even Mean In NBA’s Most Prestigious Award

The NBA’s MVP is one of the most oft-debated and misunderstood awards in the online basketball world. It’s hard to see a reference to Derrick Rose, Steve Nash or Allen Iverson without some sort of swipe at the recipient. But the fault isn’t with the winner, it’s with the notion that they didn’t deserve the award. […] MVP: What Does Value Even Mean In NBA’s Most Prestigious...
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Lakers Officially Won’t Use Stretch Provision On Steve Nash

Heading into the NBA off-season, the future was uncertain for two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash. The veteran point guard struggled with injuries once again last season playing in only 15 games and a total of 65 games over the two-year span with the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite the persistent injury problems, the Lakers have decided not to use the stretch provision on Nash, according to...
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Kobe Bryant studying old rival on how to adjust game

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is using his old rival as an example of how to become “more efficient” on the court at the age of 36. Bryant, who turned 36 on Aug. 23, is preparing to make his comeback from a knee injury and has been studying Paul Pierce this offseason. From Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard: In preparing for this season, Bryant told friends that the...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers Should Start Steve Nash

On Feb. 7, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will be 41 years old. Only two other guards in NBA history were active at age 41 (John Stockton and Bob Cousy). Although the aforementioned would be considered elite company for Nash to be regarded, the underlying factor is an age bias that has made Nash the […] Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers Should Start Steve Nash - Hoops Habit...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant trash talked LeBron James after ‘The Decision’

The Los Angeles Lakers had just defeated the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals, making them back-to-back NBA champions, but all of the attention was on LeBron James and his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. That did not sit well with Kobe Bryant. From Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding: With a brutal seven-game victory over the Celtics in the bank for...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Derrick Rose talks about how he practices his patented floater!

Derrick Roses discusses how an exaggerated arc on his floater allows him to get it over big men such as Anthony Davis. Rose goes on to say that he can do it with both hands and tries to mimic two-time MVP Steve Nash. With the recent injuries to Rose it would be wise to stay out of the lane as much as possible. Consistent use of the floater will allow Rose to pull up from the mid...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Nash called Kobe Bryant a “mother f****** a******” but in a good way

Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated wrote a cover story on Kobe Bryant this week, and it's full of fantastic Kobe stories. In one of the best anecdotes, the director of Kobe's upcoming Showtime documentary, Gotham Chopra, asked a bunch of teammates to describe Kobe in three words. Steve Nash had the best answer. From SI: "After each interview Kobe would text Chopra...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Nash Describes Kobe as a “Motherf*cking A**hole”

I think everyone would agree with this assessment even Kobe Bryant. SI’s Chris Ballard did a long feature on Kobe and how he is coming to the end of this career. A documentary about Kobe was being filmed at the time and part of that was asking teammates and opponents what they thought of Kobe and Nash went the 100% honest route. During filming, Chopra interviewed a number of Bryant’s...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Time for Steve Nash to step up

Steve Nash is one of the best point guards I’ve ever had the privilege of watching in his prime. On the court he was a conductor with the basketball, orchestrating the pace of the game, and elevating his teammate’s play. Injuries have cost him the last two seasons with the Lakers and, although he is clearly past his prime, the Lakers need more than someone playing out his contract...
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Byron Scott: ‘It’s going to be a tough road’

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of an incredibly disappointing season last year due to injuries, and they are expected to have yet another difficult season this season. Kobe Bryant will be back, which is always a plus, but the roster as a whole is simply not talented enough to compete in the Western Conference. New head coach Byron Scott talked to the media about the difficulty...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

54 Images Of Steve Nash That Capture His Playing Style All On One Court

This was posted by Baron Davis on his Facebook page. It’s 54 images of Steve Nash all on one court, so you can visualize Nash’s playing style. The photos were taken in four different games. I’m not going to lie, I’m a little unsure about where I should look. It’s a little chaotic, but that’s okay. Because it’s f*cking cool. [Rob Schumacher] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Vitti says Steve Nash is “100 percent healthy,” has no nerve issues

Last season, Steve Nash was once again hampered by injuries which lead to him playing in just 15 games after dealing with serious nerve issues throughout the year. However, according to the Lakers’ longtime head athletic trainer Gary Vitti, Nash is now 100 percent healthy and isn’t experiencing any nerve issues. “All my conversations with (Nash) are that he has absolutely...
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Injury Update: Steve Nash back to being "100% healthy"

After dealing for Steve Nash in hopes of obtaining an elite point guard, the Lakers have not really been able to get a clean look at what he could do with this team. Since his first season with the Lakers, he's been continuously plagued with one injury or another.While his back caused Nash to miss many games, athletic trainer Gary Vitti thinks that Steve Nash has finally recovered...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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