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Jeremy Lin isn’t thrilled with Kobe Bryant taking all the game wining shots

  The Los Angeles Lakers fell to 8-18 last night after a missed game-winner by Kobe Bryant. The Black Mamba finished the game 3-15 and struggled at times finishing with the team’s worse +/- on the team at -6. Maybe this is what drew point guard Jeremy Lin to have a subtle jab at the notion of Bryant shooting every potential game winning shot. Via ESPN LA: “How many game winners...
Via Pass The Pill
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott on Durant: ‘I Would Love For Him To Play With Kobe Too

We see what you did there Byron. The Lakers head coach is not allowed to talk about a player or another team. So even if Scott wanted to comment on how bad he wants to coach Kevin Durant two summers from now, he can’t. That would be tampering. Scott expressed his enthusiasm for Durant by making a joke about Durant saying he’d love to play with Bryant. Durant said he'd...
Via Thacover2
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott on Durant: ‘I Would Love For Him To Play With Kobe Too

We see what you did there Byron. The Lakers head coach is not allowed to talk about a player or another team. So even if Scott wanted to comment on how bad he wants to coach Kevin Durant two summers from now, he can’t. That would be tampering. Scott expressed his enthusiasm for Durant by making a joke about Durant saying he’d love to play with Bryant. Durant said he'd...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers-Kings Preview

The return of DeMarcus Cousins wasn't enough to lift the Sacramento Kings out of their slump, which now consists of a season-high five consecutive defeats. That slide began when Kobe Bryant pushed the Los Angeles Lakers past a Cousins-less Kings team earlier this month, and the superstar will be seeking to bounce back from one of the worst offensive performances of his career in...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lin Understands Kobe's Game-Winner Attempts, But 'I Would Love To Shoot Some'

Jeremy Lin had a diplomatic answer to Kobe Bryant's game-winner attempt in the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. "How many game winners has he hit like that?" Lin asked, referencing Bryant. "I'm obviously rooting for him to hit that shot. I thought it was a good look. It was a very, very hittable shot. That's just a matter of time before he starts hitting...
Via RealGM
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young calls Steven Adams a ‘sneaky, dirty player’ after ejection

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young called Steven Adams a “sneaky, dirty player” after he was ejected for throwing a forearm at the Oklahoma City Thunder center. Early in the fourth quarter of the Thunder’s 104-103 win Friday night ,Young hit Adams in the throat with his forearm, which led to a flagrant foul 2 and an ejection with 11:03 left. “I lost my mind a little...
Via Sports-Glory
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka does Mutombo finger wag after blocking Carlos Boozer’s shot

The Oklahoma City Thunder barely got by the Los Angeles Lakers, 104-103, on Friday night. And Serge Ibaka provided a huge play that he added with gravy right after. After he obliterated Carlos Boozer’s shot, Serge does the Mutombo finger wag thereafter: Sometimes, I miss the showmanship of NBA players and I was so glad Serge did the finger wag after that block. We need a little...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young ejected from Lakers vs. Thunder for flagrant 2 on Steven Adams

Lakers star Nick Young isn’t the type of guy that gets up in your face. That changed on Friday night during a home match up against the  Oklahoma City Thunder. Young was ejected after being given a flagrant 2 foul in the fourth quarter when he got tangled up with Steven Adams. “I lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house, got back out,” “It’s...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin on Kobe's last second shot, "I like game winners too..."

Jeremy Lin says he was very happy with the potential game-winner Kobe Bryant missed, as the Lakers lost 104-103 to the Thunder. But, Lin also said of course he'd like to take game winners.Bryant is shooting 38% from the field, 27% from three. Lin 43 and 33.Byron Scott likes Lin too. Just the dumb mistakes get to you.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email,...
Via Bob's Blitz
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young ejected after throwing elbow to throat of Steven Adams

Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick “Swaggy P” Young was ejected from Friday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder for throwing elbows into the throat of center Steven Adams.   After Adams irritated Young with a screen, Young tossed up several elbows.  He was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2, which is an automatic ejection.         ...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe: I’m Not Recruiting KD to Lakers Just Yet

Kobe Bryant will need a star to replace him if he does indeed retire when his contract is up in the summoer of 2016. At that time Bryant will have a decision to make, and the Lakers could end up making it for him. Either way, Kevin Durant will be a free agent at the same time Bryant’s contract is up. A lot of the big signings over the past few seasons were pulled off because guys...
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe: I’m Not Recruiting KD to Lakers Just Yet

Kobe Bryant will need a star to replace him if he does indeed retire when his contract is up in the summoer of 2016. At that time Bryant will have a decision to make, and the Lakers could end up making it for him. Either way, Kevin Durant will be a free agent at the same time Bryant’s contract is up. A lot of the big signings over the past few seasons were pulled off because guys...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shaq, Inside the NBA cast ‘freestyle’ with Nicki Minaj

  Nicki Minaj made a surprise visit to TNT’s “Inside the NBA” on Thursday night. The rapper did a freestyle alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Grant Hill, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. Hill had to read off a sheet of paper for his freestyle. During Shaq’s verse, he asked Nicki if Minaj would marry him, to which she responded, “NO.” “I give zero Fs, they ain’t...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM says Kobe’s tirade is nothing new

You remember the recent video of Lakers’ Kobe Bryant going off on teammates and GM Mitch Kupchak? Well apparently that isn’t anything new. Speaking with NBA Radio, Mitch said the tirade was blown out of proportion and that Kobe’s out burst was simply a product of some trash talking, competition and high energy. Or as Mitch says, he loved Kobe’s outburst. After the Kobe incident...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM says Kobe’s tirade is nothing new

You remember the recent video of Lakers’ Kobe Bryant going off on teammates and GM Mitch Kupchak? Well apparently that isn’t anything new. Speaking with NBA Radio, Mitch said the tirade was blown out of proportion and that Kobe’s out burst was simply a product of some trash talking, competition and high energy. Or as Mitch says, he loved Kobe’s outburst. After the Kobe incident...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Unsure If Lakers Adding Superstar In 2016 Would Factor In Decision On Retirement

Kobe Bryant has been widely expected to retire when his current contract expires in 2016, but he was asked if the Los Angeles Lakers adding Kevin Durant or any other superstar player may cause him to reconsider. "I don't know. Maybe," Bryant said. "But it's really my call, man. If I want to play, I'll play. If I don't, I don't. If I don't want to play anymore and go through the process...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers trade offer to the Celtics is laughable (View details)

Was Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers being coy? Apparently the Black Mamba and Rajon Rondo having breakfast a couple of weeks ago may have meant something more than the two were leading on. Details emerged today about Rajon Rondo being coveted by the Dallas Mavericks and Lakers with the Lake Show apparently already offering a trade that would net them Rondo and Jeff Green...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers make offer to Celtics for Rajon Rondo

            The Boston Celtics sound serious about trading Rajon Rondo, and the Los Angeles Lakers sound serious about acquiring the point guard. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers have offered the Celtics “multiple draft picks — including a future first-rounder — and point guard Steve Nash, who out for the season...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers Offer Steve Nash and Picks To Celtics For Rondo

This is not a bad deal for Danny Ainge to ponder. You get the Lakers pick, which would definitely be a high lottery selection. Nash’s contract would come off the books this summer as well. Adding to @ESPNSteinLine report on Rondo from yesterday. Sources tell ESPN the Lakers also offered Boston multiple picks & Nash for Rondo — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December...
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers offered Nash, draft picks for Rondo

It reportedly will take a rather hefty offer to convince the Boston Celtics to part ways with Rajon Rondo. This one probably won’t get the job done. The Los Angeles Lakers have offered the Celtics a package of point guard Steve Nash and “multiple draft picks” in exchange for Rondo, sources told ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne on Thursday. Rondo obviously would help the flailing...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN's Ramona Shelbourne reporting Lakers have offered Nash and picks for Rajon Rondo

Starting to feel like this thing is going to be over sooner, rather than later. Coming from Ramona Shelbourne, ESPN's top hoops reporter in Los Angeles, the Lakers have made a pretty serious offer for the services of Rajon Rondo. The Lakers currently owe their 2015 first round pick to Phoenix, though it is top 5 protected. What's not as often talked about, is that the Lakers own...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team offered Steve Nash, multiple picks for Rajon Rondo

UPDATE: The Lakers made a play for both Rondo and Jeff Green, according to Jeff Zillgitt from USA Today. However, the Celtics apparently declined the Lakers’ offer of Jordan Hill and a first-round pick. Rajon Rondo is on the trade block (again) and the Lakers are making a run at the star point guard (again). Last night, it was revealed that the Lakers had been in contact with...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Offer Steve Nash, Picks To Celtics For Rajon Rondo

The Los Angeles Lakers offered the Boston Celtics multiple draft picks and Steve Nash for Rajon Rondo, according to sources. The Celtics are in discussions with the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young and his son donned Ninja Turtles onesies (PHOTO)

The Los Angeles Lakers have a few days off until Friday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Nick Young decided to enjoy some quality time with his son, Swaggy Jr., to pass the time. Swaggy P and Swaggy Jr. rocked Ninja Turtles onesies—capes and all—while hanging around the house...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young and his son are wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles onesies

Nick Young’s got a lot going on. He’s ballin’ it up with the Lakers, entertaining everybody, and going out with Iggy Azalea. But when he goes home to his son, he just wants to relax. So how does he relax? Hot chocolate and wearing Ninja Turtle onesies: It's that time of year … Hot chocolate and and onesies and ninja turtles A photo posted by Nick Young (@swaggyp1...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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