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Mitch Kupchak: Kobe says next season will be his last

GM Mitch Kupchak confirmed on Thursday what has been reported for quite a while: next season will be the last of Kobe Bryant’s career. “He has indicated to me that this is it,” Kupchak said Thursday in a radio appearance with SiriusXM NBA Radio. Kobe is scheduled to make $25 million in the final season...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What will they do with their pick?

Finally the time has come, the Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded the second pick of this years NBA draft. However, this news does come with a bitter-taste considering this may be seventeen time All-Star Kobe Bryant’s last season. According to Lakers General Mitch Kupchak, Bryant indicated that this season may indeed be his last. This news may be saddening to loyal Lakers’...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe Bryant likely to retire following next season

The last few years haven’t exactly gone according to plan for one of the greatest basketball players to set foot on a court. And it now appears that the end of Kobe Bryant’s tremendous NBA career is nearing. Bryant apparently told Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak that the 2015-2016 season will be his last in the NBA. “He has indicated to me that this is it...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM: Kobe Bryant To Retire From NBA After 2015-16 Season

Kobe Bryant’s contract is up next summer — and Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak sounds like he’s already looking forward to having an extra $25 million to throw around. Bryant has “indicated to me” the 2015-16 NBA season will be his last, Kupchak said Thursday on SiriusXM radio, per ESPN.com’s Baxter Holmes. “He’s much closer...
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Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant indicated next season will be his last

Los Angels Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak indicated on Thursday during an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio that Kobe Bryant has intimated that the 2015-16 NBA season will be his last go-round before he strolls off into the sunset. “He has indicated to me that this is it,” Kupchak said, via an ESPN report. Bryant...Read More The post Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant indicated next...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Expect Kobe Bryant To Retire In 2016

Mitch Kupchak has said he expects the 15-16 season to be the final one for Kobe Bryant. "He has indicated to me that this is it," Kupchak said. "There have been no discussions about anything going forward. I don't think there will be." Bryant will be in the final season of his current deal with the Los Angeles Lakers and will earn $25 million. "I think it is clear," he continued...
Via RealGM
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant tries to solve riddle of defending Stephen Curry

Figuring out how to stop Stephen Curry when his offensive game is humming and his jump shot is clicking is like trying to unravel a mystery wrapped inside a conundrum knotted up in an enigma. Kobe Bryant, a mere spectator to the NBA Playoffs — as the Los Angeles Lakers have been the past two...Read More The post Kobe Bryant tries to solve riddle of defending Stephen Curry appeared...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The West Coast Bulls?

Jimmy Butler The Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls finished the regular season on opposite ends of the spectrum. The Lakers were destined for the lottery from the start and they ended up near the bottom of the Western Conference and with the number two pick in the NBA Draft. The Bulls, on the other hand, had title aspirations until they were shut down by LeBron James and...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Speaks On Tom Thibodeau Rumors

It’s a funny old world we live in. Especially when it comes to NBA rumors. Last night, a Bleacher Report writer claimed that Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau would be leaving the Windy City this summer, and that the Los Angeles Lakers would be pursuing the defensive specialist, despite the purple and gold inking Byron Scott to a four-year deal just last summer. The reporter...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Post Lottery 2015 NBA Mock Draft

With the lottery just a few days ago, I slot the players whom I would go with if I was the GM of each team in my second 2015 NBA mock draft of the year. 1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Karl Anthony-Towns (C/Kentucky) Karl Anthony-Towns is one of the top prospects in this years draft, and has potential to be a dominant force in the NBA. The first team since 2004 to win the lottery...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Would both Towns, Okafor prefer not being the No. 1 pick?

Opportunities like this don’t come around too often. The Los Angeles Lakers, perhaps the most storied franchise in all of sports, are usually...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nike Kobe X ‘Fundamentals’

The latest signature colorway of LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant dubbed the Nike Kobe X ‘Fundamentals’ drops today in basic black and white. Master the fundamentals to master the game. Check them out at select stores and Nike.com right now. The post Nike Kobe X ‘Fundamentals’ appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Report: Los Angeles Lakers will pursue Tom Thibodeau

Now that the Chicago Bulls season is over, many are waiting to see what the organization’s next move. Throughout the NBA playoffs, there were reports that the Bulls would fired Tom Thibodeau even if he made it to the NBA Finals. It’s been a week and were haven’t heard anything from the Bulls in regards to Thibodeau’s status. If Thibodeau does become available, he will...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers will reportedly pursue Tom Thibodeau

Byron Scott still has a year remaining on his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but that isn’t stopping the team from exploring other options. According to basketball reporter Jordan Schultz, the Lakers are planning to pursue Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. It is basically a foregone conclusion that Thibodeau will not be coaching...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Likely To Pick Remaining Big With 2nd Overall Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers will consider D'Angelo Russell, but the early indications are that they will choose whichever highly touted big man the Minnesota Timberwolves pass on with the first overall pick. Karl-Anthony Towns is widely considered the top prospect in the draft, but reports have indicated that Flip Saunders also will strongly consider Jahlil Okafor. Many NBA executives...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers to pursue Tom Thibodeau

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers were not expected to be one of several teams looking for a new head coach this summer after hiring Byron Scott last year. But according to Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report, the Lakers will pursue Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. Being told that the Lakers will be pursuing Tom Thibodeau. Byron Scott has just the one...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak Pops Bottles After Lakers Win Second Overall Pick

The entire Lakers organization breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday night. Going into the lottery, there was a 17.2 percent chance that the Lakers would end the night without their pick. Thanks to a 2012 sign-and-trade deal for Steve Nash with the Phoenix Suns (who traded the pick to the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this season) the Lakers would have to give up their 2015 first-round...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Lakers Select?

LAKERS LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER TWO Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Nick Young and Kobe Bryant as the newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers. NBA Mock Draft Link: http:/...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers Select…

Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor When Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum revealed the large white card with the Lakers’ logo on it that represented the Los Angeles Lakers receiving the second overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, Lakers fans were jumping for joy, Kobe Bryant was tweeting and head coach Byron Scott was winking. For a team that has historically been known for...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Watch The Entire 2015 NBA Draft Lottery Here

It’s so good that you need to watch it twice. Last night, the Los Angeles Lakers had luck on their side as they jumped from fourth to second in the 2015 NBA Draft order. It could be a franchise-changing moment for the Lakers, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll definitely want to do so. And if you did catch the action last night, then it’s definitely still well worth a...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant ‘Cool Contemplation’ Sketch

LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant captured by artist Timothy McAuliffe from New York City in cool contemplation. Perhaps he’s deciding if he should pair his grilled cheese sandwich with fries or maybe what the Lakers will do with their 2nd overall pick. No one really knows, man. The post Kobe Bryant ‘Cool Contemplation’ Sketch appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five prospects the Los Angeles Lakers might draft with the No. 2 pick

The lottery balls bounced the right way for the Los Angeles Lakers. Not only did the Lakers stay in the Top-5 and keep their draft selection, they also jumped up to the No. 2 overall selection in a draft with two projected franchise centers. With last year's first-round selection Julius Randle set to return from a broken leg after playing in just one game last season, the Lakers...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Okafor downplays importance of being No. 1 overall pick

For what it’s worth, Jahlil Okafor, presumed to be either the top pick in the 2015 NBA Draft or at worst the second selection, indicated it doesn’t really matter to him where he goes, suggesting being the No. 1 overall pick is more about fodder for fans, not the individual player. “I don’t know that I...Read More The post Jahlil Okafor downplays importance of being No....
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant makes bathroom joke about Lakers getting No. 2 pick

While he was celebrating his fifth NBA title back in 2010, Kobe Bryant likely never envisioned himself rooting for the ping-pong balls to fall the Los Angeles Lakers’ way. But he needed them to on Tuesday night, and it couldn’t have gone much better for Kobe’s team. The Lakers, who finished with the fourth-worst record...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Karl-Anthony Towns refuse to meet with Twolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, giving them the rights to the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft. It has been widely assumed that former Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns will be selected in that spot, but it may not be that simple. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports speculates...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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