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The Emergence of Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz

Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz jumps for a rebound against Wesley Johnson #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers on March 19, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) March Madness generates a level of fan excitement that few other sporting events can rival. For NBA fans, the month of March marks perhaps the most uneventful stretch of the...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin makes sweet no-look bounce pass to Wesley Johnson for dunk

We all know it hasn’t been a great year for Jeremy Lin and the Los Angeles Lakers. It seems like glimpses of Linsanity are getting more and more rare. But it is nice to see a reminder of those days. Look at this nice no-look pass to Wesley Johnson for the two-handed stuff: I hope to see more of those in the future. There aren’t too many bright spots in this Laker season but...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons-Lakers Preview

The Detroit Pistons were making a push for their first playoff appearance in six years, but an offensive slump has virtually doomed their chances. Avoiding franchise infamy may be one of the few things the Los Angeles Lakers have left to play for. The two struggling squads meet Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The Pistons (23-39) pulled within one game of eighth place in the Eastern...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Finds Wesley Johnson For Alley-Oop Slam

This was a nice play. Jordan Clarkson continues to show us something a little different each game, and the 22-year-old rookie had his first long-range alley-oop pass of the season on Tuesday night when he found Wesley Johnson for the slam. Clarkson finished the game with 4 assists and zero turnovers.. He also scored 19 points and has been averaging 15.0 points per contest since the...
Via Lakerholicz.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson throws down two-handed alley-oop against Hornets

The Los Angeles Lakers are obviously not a great team but they do have some athletes that can still excite a crowd. For instance, this picture perfect alley-oop from Jordan Clarkson to Wesley Johnson: Wesley may never live up to his draft position. But at least, he can do plays like those on the court once in a while. *** Wesley Johnson pic from Getty Images.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers stop 7-game losing streak with OT win over Celtics

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jeremy Lin had a season-high 25 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 118-111 overtime victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Wesley Johnson added a season-high 22 and Nick Young finished with 19 points, helping the Lakers win for only the second time in their last 18 games. The other victory came in double overtime...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Remember Me? Be Ready for Wes Johnson’s Breakout Year

Wesley Johnson’s first three seasons in the NBA have not been what people were expecting when he was taken 4th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2010 NBA Draft. Not taking anything away from what Wes has done so far (he made the NBA All-Rookie Second Team and has averaged 7.7 ppg over the three years he has been in the league) but the former Big East Player of the Year...
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe to skip Lakers' game in Portland on Monday

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kobe Bryant will skip the Los Angeles Lakers' game in Portland on Monday to rest. Coach Byron Scott made the announcement before the Lakers' home game against Indiana on Sunday night. The Lakers also will be without starting forward Wesley Johnson, who strained his right hip flexor during the game. The Lakers are trying to preserve the health of their 36-year-old...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Wes Johnson To Receive MRI On Strained Hip Flexor

Wesley Johnson suffered a strained right hip flexor in Sunday's game against the Indiana Pacers, the Los Angeles Lakers announced. Johnson will not travel overnight to the Lakers' game at Portland and will receive an MRI on Monday.
Via RealGM
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson throws down half-court alley-oop lob from Nick Young

The Lakers are leading the Warriors by 15 at halftime in an upset. And Nick Young and Wesley Johnson electrified the Staples Center fans with a halfcourt alley-oop play. Look at Wesley Johnson throw down the Swaggy-oop lob (I took that from Drew Garrison: Swaggy P is always entertaining whether he’s initiating or finishing. And Johnson’s vert is off the charts. *** Wesley Johnson...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Nick Young to start over Wesley Johnson?

The Los Angeles Lakers have an abysmal 5-15 record, and coach Byron Scott could tweak his starting lineup to spark his team. This change could send Wesley Johnson to the bench, which elevates sharpshooter Nick Young into the starting lineup.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to Lakers beat writer Mike Bresnahan:"Which Lakers starter(s) get benched tomorrow...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson With the Dunk of the Night

Watch LA Lakers swingman Wesley Johnson going up on a Tuesday for the dunk of the night on Josh Smith. The post Wesley Johnson With the Dunk of the Night appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson throws down half-court lob from Jeremy Lin against Wolves

Wesley Johnson can fly. On a fastbreak against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Johnson got ahead of the wolfpack as Jeremy Lin threw a lob from halfcourt. Corey Brewer was foolish enough to jump with him and Wes flushed down the oop as he got fouled. Look at Wesley Johnson walk the skies: However, the Wolves would have the last laugh. They beat the Lakers in a close one, 120-119. ...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson posterizes Danilo Gallinari (Video)

Looking for a bright spot in a Los Angeles Lakers season that has been nothing shy of horrendous? Wesley Johnson has you covered. Johnson, a fourth-year swingman out of Syracuse, posterized Danilo Gallinari on a fast break Sunday night. To make matters worse, Gallinari fouled Johnson and sent him to the free throw line. And...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson posterizes Danilo Gallinari with nasty slam dunk in Lakers-Nuggets game

Wesley Johnson’s athleticism is off the charts and bad things seem to happen to Danilo Gallinari when he goes against the Lakers. Look at Wesley just throw it down on Gallinari in this fastbreak: That was one fierce slam by Wesley Johnson. The bench’s reaction was pretty excellent and hilarious. However, the Denver Nuggets would have the last laugh as they beat the Lakers at...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson Bangs on Danilo Gallinari

At 3-11, the Lakers are still dreadful and are in need of some excitement. That came by way of a Wesley Johnson dunk of Danilo Gallinari  last night in a overtime with for Denver. Gallo is back from a torn […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson Dunks All Over Danilo Gallinari

The LA Lakers lost in overtime to the visiting Denver Nuggets 101-94, but not before swingman Wesley Johnson got a chance to dunk all over Danilo Gallinari. The post Wesley Johnson Dunks All Over Danilo Gallinari appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Wesley Johnson dunks all over Danilo Gallinari

The good news for the Denver Nuggets is that they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 101-94. The bad news is that the only thing that people are going to talk about is forward Wesley Johnson’s dunk. Point guard Jeremy Lin started a fast break in which he passed the ball to Johnson who decided to put  Denver forward Danilo Gallinari on his new poster. I just don’t understand what...
Via No Guts, No Glory
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Wesley Johnson throws down HUGE dunk on Danilo Gallinari, Lakers bench goes nuts

The Los Angeles Lakers lost a really ugly game against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, though there is at least one highlight we can take away from the evening. During the fourth quarter, Wesley Johnson jumped on his trampoline while on the fast break and threw down a HUGE dunk over Danilo Gallinari, plus the foul. Staples Center went nuts, as did Johnson’s teammates both on and...
Via Lakerholicz.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Wesley Johnson steals ball from James Harden, seals game with and one layup

Wesley Johnson won the game for the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. At the 1:06 mark in the fourth quarter, Johnson came up with Kobe Bryant’s missed shot and was fouled by Patrick Beverley. The Rockets were over the limit, so Johnson went to the line and hit two free throws to cut Houston’s lead to one. Then, with James Harden handling the ball, Johnson came up with a steal with...
Via Lakerholicz.com
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryant's 29 points lead Lakers to win over Howard-less Rockets

  Kobe Bryant had 29 points, Wesley Johnson made key free throws down the stretch and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Dwight Howard's absence Wednesday night in a 98-92 victory over the Houston Rockets. It was the second consecutive win for the Lakers following a 1-9 start. Los Angeles used a 7-1 run, highlighted by Bryant's three-point play and capped by four free throws...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

James Harden gets picked by Wesley Johnson and then fouls him for the And 1 to give up lead with less than a minute to play

James Harden had a brutal last minute of regulation in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. The Houston Rockets were up one point with less than 50 seconds in regulation and the ball was in the hands of their best player. Harden is a nightmare to defend one-on-one, but this time he coughed the ball up as Wesley Johnson came away with the steal and drew the And 1 on the other...
Via Pass The Pill
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryant leads Lakers to 98-92 win over Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) Kobe Bryant had 29 points, Wesley Johnson made key free throws down the stretch and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Dwight Howard's absence Wednesday night in a 98-92 victory over the Houston Rockets. It was the second consecutive win for the Lakers following a 1-9 start. Los Angeles used a 7-1 run, highlighted by Bryant's three-point play and capped by four...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant with beautiful no-look assist to Wesley Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers are down big against the Houston Rockets in Opening Night. But newsflash: Kobe Bryant can still do things on the basketball court. Check out this beautiful no-look pass to Wesley Johnson. The Lakers may be a bad team but Kobe Bryant is always worth the price of admission. That’s one of the reasons why. *** Kobe Bryant picture courtesy of Getty Images. Vine...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Is This The NBA’s Best Bench?

Los Angeles Lakers: Is This The NBA’s Best Bench? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t going to make the playoffs this season, I’m sorry Laker fans, but they just lack the elite talent of the Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Grizzlies, Mavericks, Trail Blazers, Rockets, Warriors and the Pelicans and at best are the 10th best team in the...
Via HoopStuff
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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