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Things Starting to Look up in LakerLand

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 28: Julius Randle #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers battles for position against the Houston Rockets on October 28, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory...
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Jeremy Lin felt ‘burned out’ during 2014-15 season with Lakers

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY SportsJeremy Lin was acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers last offseason, and they were hoping that he could be the answer to their issues at the point guard position. While he wasn’t necessarily a bust, he certainly didn’t live up to the high expectations that were placed for him when he was originally acquired by the Lakers. According to Lin, he felt “burned...
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Why the Los Angeles Lakers Shouldn’t Draft Jahlil Okafor

Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against the Toronto Raptors during the game on March 27, 2015 at Verizon Center in Toronto, Canada. (Mandatory credit: Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images) This is not a knock on Jahlil Okafor. He’s going to be a stud at the next level, entering the NBA as one of the most offensively polished big men to come out of college in a...
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Steve Nash: Steph Curry as a shooter may be 'greatest there's ever been'

Steve Nash: Steph Curry as shooter may be 'greatest there's ever been'
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Nick Young and Iggy Azalea got engaged (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young and longtime girlfriend Iggy Azalea are getting married. Young popped the question on Monday night while celebrating his 30th birthday. He got down on one knee and broke out a massive ring box that contained a 10 carat yellow diamond ring. Swaggy P celebrated his birthday tonight by popping...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Rapper Iggy Azalea, NBA player Nick Young are engaged

NEW YORK (AP) Iggy Azalea recently canceled her fall tour, so she has time to plan for a big moment in her life: her wedding. Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers proposed to the rapper late Monday as they celebrated Young's 30th birthday. A short video of Azalea saying yes as Young proposed on bended knee was posted on the blog site Karen Civil. The site confirmed its authenticity...
Via AP on Fox
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Nick Young and Iggy Azalea Are Engaged

A video posted by Ernest Dukes (@erndukes) on Jun 1, 2015 at 9:46pm PDT The swaggy-est Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young and Aussie rapper girlfriend Iggy Azalea are getting married. Swaggy P popped the question to his future wife with a massive diamond ring at his 30th birthday celebration and she said YES! Congratulation you lovers in a dangerous time. A photo posted...
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Nick Young proposes to rapper Iggy Azalea on 30th birthday

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young ensured he would have memorable 30th birthday. Young celebrated with some balloons and a carnival, and then popped the question to his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea, who said yes. She said yes. It’s over man. I’m getting married! A photo posted by Nick Young (@swaggyp1) on Jun 2, 2015 at 12:30am PDT Swaggy P celebrated his birthday tonight...
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Lakers Guard Nick Young Proposes to Singer Girlfriend Iggy Azalea

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young, also known as “Swaggy P,” made a serious decision late Monday night, but it has nothing to do with basketball. On his 30th birthday, Young proposed to Australian rapper/songwriter/model girlfriend Iggy Azalea, who said yes. She said yes. It's over man. I'm getting married! https://t.co/mneuNVdn6J — Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung...
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Nick Young Proposes To Girlfriend Iggy Azalea On 30th Birthday (Video)

The Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t be farther from the NBA playoffs, but at least Nick Young is using his downtime productively. The charismatic Lakers guard celebrated his 30th birthday in style Monday night by proposing to his pop star girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Swaggy P celebrated his birthday tonight by popping the question to his girlfriend Iggy! http://t.co/mF3W5eRau2— Karεn...
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Draft15: Backup Plan at No. 3

Last week Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Byron Scott made the following comment on the Jim Rhome show,  “Obviously in this draft, you got two great bigs and you got a great point guard in Russell, as well. We got to wait and see what Minnesota does.  So we are going to do our due diligence to bring them in and work them out and go from there.” That one little quote regarding...
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Nick "Swaggy P" Young, Iggy Azalea officially engaged (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young, better known by his nickname "Swaggy P", celebrated his birthday Monday by proposing to his girlfriend, rapper Iggy Azalea. Swaggy P celebrated his birthday tonight by popping the question to his girlfriend Iggy! pic.twitter.com/mF3W5eRau2 — Karεn Ciѵil (@KarenCivil) June 2, 2015Azalea proudly displayed her engagement ring on Instagram,...
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Jeremy Lin admits to burning out, wanting to be 'lazy' after Lakers' season ended

The course of an 82-game season and all of the related travel, practice, workouts, media sessions and other assorted commitments can take a toll on a player. Some take it in stride, but others struggle; either way, the offseason provides a welcome respite.Back in the middle of May, Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin took to his personal blog to share his perspective on his state...
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Watch Nick Young celebrate his birthday by proposing to Iggy Azalea (VIDEO)

Well, that was fast! Yesterday, we told you that Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young said over the weekend that he "of course" planned on marrying singer Iggy Azalea. The natural assumption was that such an event was still a little bit down the road.Not so, though, as Young celebrated his 30th birthday on Monday by popping the question to Azalea. You can watch for yourself below...
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Steve Nash: Curry's shooting 'greatest there's ever been'

Steve Nash shot 43 percent from three-point range over the course of his Hall of Fame worthy career. He earned eight All-Star Game trips and won two NBA MVP’s. As a player who re-defined the point guard position when he entered the league in 1996 with the likes of Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and Ray Allen, Nash is someone we should listen to when it comes to today’s NBA. Speaking...
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Shaq: I'd take Kobe over LeBron because of 'killer instinct'

Shaq played with both Kobe Bryant and LeBron James during his career and says he would choose his former Laker pal over his one-time Cavs teammate, though he has a little more bias towards his longtime former Laker teammate. Appearing on “The Dan Patrick Show” Monday to promote his new podcast, Shaq was asked by...Read More
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Should Next Season Be Kobe Bryant’s Curtain Call?

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 15, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images) Entering the 2015-2016 NBA season Kobe Bryant will be 37-years-old and will have played 41 games since 2013. After a 20-year NBA career which...
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Nick Young plays pickup ball while wearing a mask (VIDEO)

It might be the offseason for most teams in the NBA, but late May and early June is a serious time for the Los Angeles Lakers. Missing the playoffs for two consecutive seasons is simply unacceptable for such a storied team, and that failure demands solutions. It's time for Julius Randle to get locked in on his rehabilitation (check), for Kobe Bryant to stop in for a visit to check...
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Julius Randle: 'I believe I am' 100 percent healthy after broken leg

This is the kind of "Keeping it 100" that the Los Angeles Lakers can get behind.Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak recently said that it looked like Julius Randle was recovered completely from his broken right leg. But it's one thing for someone on the sidelines to say that such a massive injury is back to healthy; it's another thing entirely for the player to voice that same opinion...
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Report: Jim Buss personally endorsed Byron Scott during Tom Thibodeau rumors

It's always a good thing when your boss has your back. And if your boss' boss supports you? Then that's just gravy. Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott reportedly has that kind of job security right now despite rampant rumors that the Lakers were be interested in giving the coaching position to former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau.Those rumors were shot down by Lakers general...
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Is marriage in the future for Nick Young and Iggy Azalea? 'Of course,' Young says

There might not have been anything close to rings in store for the Los Angeles Lakers this season on the court, but that lack of jewelry could become a little bit less of a problem for Nick Young in the near future.Young is rather famously dating pop star Iggy Azalea, but he's managed to dodge questions about nuptials to this point. Young was spotted at a charity basketball game...
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Four keys to success for the Los Angeles Lakers

Another disappointing season has come to an end for the Los Angeles Lakers. It appears that the Kobe Bryant era will end with the long drawn out fall, that inevitably happens when society has built a pedestal below someone. But what happens when the superstar is the one who built the pedestal? I have no qualm with Kobe Bryant getting paid $23.5 for playing some twenty odd games this...
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The Los Angeles Lakers Love Love

Kevin Love When the NBA Finals tip off in a few days, the Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Golden State Warriors. This series has plenty of intriguing storylines: two MVPs going head-to-head, two rookie head coaches meeting up for the first time in NBA history, aside from the inaugural Finals, and cities that could desperately use a title. Outside of all the storylines going...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Why selecting D’Angelo Russell is a no brainer

D’Angelo Russell 19.3ppg. 5.7rpg. 5apg. The Los Angeles Lakers have been chosen to select second in the 2015 NBA Draft. Many are convinced the first two picks should be Karl-Anthony Towns out of the University of Kentucky and the runner up for National Player of the Year Jahlil Okafor out of the University of Duke. Both of these players have potential for greatness, however I...
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Lakers close deal on land for new headquarters in El Segundo

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers have completed the purchase of five acres that will be the site of their new team headquarters. The Lakers announced the completion of the deal Friday. The new corporate headquarters will include their training complex, team offices and a 750-seat gym where the Lakers' D-League affiliate will play its home games. The headquarters will...
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