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Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers no Longer Has an Arm Strictly for Buckets

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 22: Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates after the game against the Boston Celtics on February 22, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) Any fan of the NBA won’t call him Nick Young – he’s Swaggy P. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he kept finding a...
Via The Sports Journal
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Guy who did the Russell Westbrook impression does one for Kobe Bryant and nails it

A few months ago, a Russell Westbrook impression video went viral that even the all-star point guard had to laugh at it. Since that video got a lot of attention, you knew that another was coming eventually. Well the same guy has made another video, but this time he has selected Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant. I can’t lie, this one is going to catch on like Westbrook’s video...
Via No Guts, No Glory
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott Could Face a Make or Break Year with the Los Angeles Lakers

Byron Scott finished last year with a 21-61 record, which is the worst finish in team history. (USATSI/CBS Sports) Byron Scott has been coaching since 1998. Scott has coached the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and now the Los Angeles Lakers. Throughout his sixteen years of coaching in the NBA, Scott has a 437-582 record. Last year, Byron Scott finished...
Via The Sports Journal
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch the perfect Kobe Bryant impersonation from viral internet star

Ever since internet sensation and baller in his own right Brandon Armstrong released his first NBA impersonations, this is the one that everyone's been waiting for. Russell Westbrook was great. Tim Duncan was a lot of fun. And James Harden was awesome, too. But there's nothing better than mimicking the mannerisms of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant:The sleeve on the arm is...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Kobe Bryant greets a literal sea of people in China (PHOTO)

You might have read the title to this article and clicked just to comment, "You mean a 'figurative' sea of people, right?" No, friends. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant posted a photo to his social media accounts early Monday morning from an even in China in which fans could be seen to the horizon: Bryant is reportedly in Guangzhou as part of the Nike RISE tour, which has seen...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Swaggy P breaks own rule, gets tattoo on arm 'strictly for buckets' (PHOTO)

Is there nothing sacred in this world anymore? What madness is this? Why hath thou forsaken us, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young?Last year right around this time, Swaggy P let the world know why a man who clearly loves his ink didn't have any tattoos on his right arm. It was simple, elegant logic. That arm is strictly for buckets, not ink. No more discussion was necessary. Done...
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Officer: Jordan Hill 'driving like an idiot' speeding at 107mph

It’s usually a good thing when an athlete is going 100 miles per hour. Coaches often praise the non-stop motor of particular players for their energy during practices or games. In Jordan Hill’s case, however, that wasn’t a good thing. The newly signed Indiana Pacers center was pulled over for driving 107 on the freeway. According to the full arrest video TMZ obtained and...
Via Sportsnaut
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Troubling Task for the Los Angeles Lakers

If you took a look at the Los Angeles Lakers roster, you will see former NBA All-Stars in Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer, newly acquired Roy Hibbert and very quality pieces in Nick “Swaggy P” Young and Louis “Lou Will” Williams. You’d perhaps think that this team was very well put together and a possible candidate for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Lakers have...
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Hill arrested for reckless driving, clocked going 107 mph

Jordan Hill’s Indiana Pacers tenure is already off to an inauspicious start. The big man was arrested for reckless driving in Atlanta on Friday, according to a report in the Indy Star. Hill was allegedly clock at 107 mph in a 65 mph zone. The report also claimed that the former Laker gave the arresting...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Jordan Hill Arrested On Reckless Driving Charge

Jordan Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. According to the police report, Hill was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. A police officer from Alpharetta, Georgia, wrote that Hill explained he was “in a hurry.” Hill signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Pacers on July...
Via RealGM
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Los Angeles Lakers: Clarkson poised for breakout season

Most 2nd round picks don’t go on to become good players, let alone stars, in the NBA. Sure, there are a select few, such as Marc Gasol and DeAndre Jordan, overcome the odds to reach the pinnacle of stardom in the league and some even become stellar role players, but most are doomed to a short-career if they have one at all. This will not be the case for Los Angeles Lakers guard...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant as Lakers power forward: Good idea?

The NBA is evolving at a rather rapid pace. The tried and true positional definitions have less meaning with each passing day. And that has Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott considering playing Kobe Bryant at power forward when matchups allow.It makes sense at face value. The Lakers have a ton of young, talented guards, and Bryant could present a matchup nightmare for teams on...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the New York Knicks should pursue Boozer

Phil Jackson and his team can turn this summer around by adding Carlos Boozer to the fold Although New York Knicks fans may be disappointed with how Phil Jackson has handled free agency thus far, the Zen Master nevertheless still has time to turn those jeers into cheers. Recently, rumors have circulated that the Knicks have shown interest in Los Angeles Lakers forward Carlos Boozer...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Julius Randle a star?

Julius Randle The Los Angeles Lakers have been in constant search of a star to replace the declining Kobe Bryant for the past few summers. They have found themselves selecting in the lottery of the NBA Draft the past two summers and have swung out in their pursuit of big-name free agents like Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan just to name a few. Even though...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Tarik Black is shrinking in the eyes of the NBA -- literally

Height is a funny thing in the NBA. Some guys, such as Kevin Garnett, famously make themselves a little shorter to avoid the stereotypes that come with being a certain height. Others, such as Dwight Howard, are maybe stretching the truth with their official listed heights. Los Angeles Lakers forward Tarik Black was officially 6-foot-11 according to the NBA last season, but that won...
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Lakers' Jordan Clarkson: Lakers will 'hopefully make the playoffs'

No one ever wants to go into a season expecting to lose. Wait, scratch that; the Philadelphia 76ers exist, after all. But players want to win. Being competitive is generally part of how they got to this point. And for that reason, you can't blame Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson for being optimistic about the 2015-16 season.Clarkson appeared on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good Are the Post Free Agency Lakers?

Los Angeles Lakers Power Ranking: 26 See Full Rankings Here An eventful offseason filled with ups and downs, D’Angelo Russell as their first round pick could be the future of the franchise and looks like he could be one of the most promising young players coming up. The Lakers signed Lou Williams who can be beneficial as a starter, but the signings of Brandon Bass and Roy Hibbert...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 2015 Offseason Grade

The Lakers got better this summer, but were forced to settle when their top free agent targets signed elsewhere. In: Lou Williams – FA signing Brandon Bass – FA signing Roy Hibbert – via trade Out: Carlos Boozer – (currently a FA) Ronnie Price – (signed for Phoenix Suns) Jordan Hill – (signed for Indiana Pacers) Wayne Ellington – (signed for Brooklyn Nets) Ed...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronny Turiaf says Lakers paid for his heart surgery despite no obligation

NBA veteran Ronny Turiaf is looking for another shot in the NBA after missing most of last season due to a hip injury. But Turiaf is grateful for every opportunity he gets after open-heart surgery for an enlarged aortic valve in 2005 nearly derailed his career. And the Los Angeles Lakers will always hold a special place in Turiaf's life.Turiaf spoke at length about his surgery, his...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Showing Interest in Acquiring Eric Bledsoe from Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers have been very busy this offseason, and they are fairly happy with the moves that they have made. Roy Hibbert was acquired from the Indiana Pacers, while the Lakers also were able to sign Lou Williams and Brandon Bass in free agency. According to a report from Inquisitr.com, the Lakers could now look to trade for Phoenix Suns’ point guard Eric Bledsoe. Obviously...
Via Hoops-Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sawdust Creates Kobe Bryant Typeface

The logo representing LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is recognizable to all, especially in the sports and fashion world. Now as an added bonus, the creative agency Sawdust consisting of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez have created a custom typeface commissioned by Nike to match it. “Like with any bespoke typeface the idea was to have something that exists exclusively for the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer Receives Interest From Knicks

The New York Knicks have expressed tepid interest in signing Carlos Boozer. Phil Jackson would still like the Knicks to sign a big man. Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson best highlights from 2015 Summer League

As the Los Angeles Lakers look to get back into the Western Conference playoffs, they have to pleased with the play of second-year guard Jordan Clarkson over the summer. During the Summer League, Clarkson averaged over sixteen points, grabbed over three rebounds, and dished out over two assists per game. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video compilation: ***...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace: Before Kobe calls, new Lakers have to prove themselves (VIDEO)

He knows all about the many faces of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. And the man formerly known as Ron Artest made it clear that Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass shouldn't expect to hear from Bryant until they prove themselves as Lakers.TMZ Sports caught up with Metta World Peace this week, and they talked about the awkward moment during the Lakers' introductory...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan Gets An Epic Kobe Bryant Tattoo On His Leg

The impact LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has on the game will last forever. It will also last for a long time on this fans leg. Created for a very loyal Black Mamba fan, by super talented tattoo artist Dong Kyu now based in Toronto at FY INK. This rivals any basketball based ink we’ve seen in a long while. A video posted by dongkyu (@q_tattoos) on May 8, 2014 at 8:51pm PDT...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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