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Jordan Clarkson’s game-winner upsets Lakers fans

  Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-111 on Monday night. The rookie guard helped the Lakers win a game both teams had incentives to lose.  The Sixers, who currently hold the league’s third-worst record, will get the get the Lakers’ first-round...
Via Sports-Glory
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Lakers edge 76ers in overtime on Jeremy Clarkson's basket

  Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-111 on Monday night in a matchup of two of the NBA's worst teams. Jabari Brown finished with 22 points for the Lakers (20-53). Wayne Ellington added seven of his 20 points in OT, including a 3-pointer that put the Lakers...
Via AP on Fox
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Lakers beat 76ers 113-111 in OT on Clarkson's basket

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-111 on Monday night in a matchup of two of the NBA's worst teams. Jabari Brown finished with 22 points for the Lakers (20-53). Wayne Ellington added seven of his 20 points in OT, including a 3-pointer...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ed Davis not happy about having to take ‘rest’ days

With their sights set on next season, the Lakers are in the process of giving younger players on the roster extended minutes to see how they may fit into future plans. Among the players who don’t fit into that category are veterans Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer. Boozer last saw game action on March 22,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here’s The 3 Players The Lakers Would Draft If The Season Ended Today

With just 10 games remaining in the Los Angeles Lakers’ season, it’s time to look toward the future. If the season ended today – it will actually end on April 15 – then the Lakers would have 3 draft picks coming their way. Well, probably. The NBA’s Draft Lottery will decide whether the Lakers keep their own first-round pick this year. Going into tonight’s game against...
Via Lakerholicz.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Legendary Lakers Profiles: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born in New York on April 16th, 1947. The superstar’s accomplishments include being drafted first overall out of UCLA in 1969, winning Rookie of the Year in 1970, being selected to 19 All-Star games and winning six championship rings. The big man retired in 1989 at the age of 42 as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a record that still stands to this...
Via Lakerholicz.com
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Byron Scott: Opposing players say they want to play for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the worst teams in the NBA, and the fact that they have Kobe Bryant is no longer helping. Bryant will turn 37 this summer and cannot stay healthy. How is a 19-53 team with an aging superstar planning to attract free agents? According to Lakers coach Byron Scott,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers-76ers Preview

Quality rookie seasons from Nerlens Noel and Jordan Clarkson have been the silver linings of otherwise dismal seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers. Still, poor showings from their respective first-year players may be in each team's best interest Monday night as they continue their race toward the bottom of the NBA standings. Philadelphia (18-56) currently owns...
Via AP on Fox
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Carlos Boozer Sneaks Pics Of 4 Lakers Teammates Sleeping On Bus

Note to self: Never go to sleep when Carlos Boozer is around. After losing to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers were doing a different kind of dribbling as they made their way to Pennsylvania for Monday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers. While Carlos Boozer was wide awake and probably kind of bored on the team bus – he didn’t play on Sunday, after all...
Via Lakerholicz.com
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Examining the Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook and the Los Angeles Lakers Rumors

In a recent episode of ESPN’s Brian Windhorst’s Cleveland Cavaliers podcast “Hey Windy!”, which airs on ESPN Cleveland, Windhorst breathed new life into the Kevin-Love-and-Russell-Westbrook-are-going-to-team-up-in-Los-Angeles rumor where he said the following: “Love enjoys Westbrook. they have a relationship. there’s a conspiracy theory that exists out there that Kevin...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Examining the Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook and the Los Angeles Lakers Rumors

In a recent episode of ESPN’s Brian Windhorst’s Cleveland Cavaliers podcast “Hey Windy!”, which airs on ESPN Cleveland, Windhorst breathed new life into the Kevin-Love-and-Russell-Westbrook-are-going-to-team-up-in-Los-Angeles rumor where he said the following: “Love enjoys Westbrook. they have a relationship. there’s a conspiracy theory that exists out there that Kevin...
Via Bloguin Best
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VIDEO: Robert Sacre Finds Ryan Kelly For The Alley-Oop (And No, That’s Not A Typo)

When you think of Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly, you think of two big guys who are specialists in certain areas. Sacre is a defense and hustle guy, while Kelly is a three-point shooter. That’s why this play was kind of surprising. During the first quarter of today’s Lakers-Nets game, Sacre found Kelly with a long-range pass for the alley-oop slam. This play was really unexpected...
Via Lakerholicz.com
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Los Angeles Lakers: Meet Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson Without Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers are just a collection of characters lacking a leader. That being said, they have found a diamond in the rough in point guard Jordan Clarkson who has shined as a rookie for this rebuilding team. It is uncertain if Clarkson will be a part of the Lakers’ long term plans, but he is a crucial part of the current team. Clarkson...
Via isportsweb.com
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Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers May Win An Award!

  (Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Hey Los Angeles Lakers fans, this has been a difficult season, an incredible difficult season for you, but there is a positive; they may win an award this season. This isn’t exactly winning a title and is actually ridiculous un-important in the long-term of the franchise, but...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors beat Lakers, clinch second straight division title

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors clinched their second straight Atlantic Division title, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 94-83 on Friday night behind 18 points from Lou Williams and 19 from Jonas Valanciunas. James Johnson had 17 points, Amir Johnson 11 and Terrence Ross 10 as the Raptors snapped a two-game skid and beat the Lakers for the first time since Dec. 8, 2013. Jeremy Lin...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Steve Nash Willing To Help Recruit Top Free Agents To L.A.

This season, despite never playing in an actual game, newly retired Laker Steve Nash has been spending time working with the team’s promising young players in Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and Ryan Kelly, though it seems that the legendary Canadian point guard plans to be of service to the purple and gold for years to come, too. According to Eric Pincus from the L.A. Times...
Via Lakerholicz.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Budinger goes in for powerful dunk in traffic against Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime, 101-99. The Wolves did have a few highlights of their own, though. Chase Budinger goes in on the Lakers and throws it down: Nice throwdown, Chase. Too bad, it wasn’t enough. *** Chase Budinger pic from Getty Images. Video from The Cauldron.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson has been the one bright spot for the Lakers

At the beginning of the season Los Angeles Lakers fans should’ve had only a few expectations if they were real with themselves (points to self I was real with myself). They wanted Kobe to stay healthy, wanted Julius Randle to make strides to be a key piece in the rebuilding era and they wanted to see Kobe and Nick “Swaggy P” Young shoot 20 plus shots a game. Trust me we all...
Via The Front Office News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers slip past Wolves in overtime, 101-99

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jordan Clarkson hit two free throws with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to send the Los Angeles Lakers over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 101-99 on Wednesday night. Clarkson scored eight points in overtime and finished with 20. Jeremy Lin added 19 points for the Lakers, who snapped a five-game road losing streak and won for the second time in three games. Andrew Wiggins...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clarkson shines in OT to lead Lakers over Wolves, 101-99

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jordan Clarkson hit two free throws with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to send the Los Angeles Lakers over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 101-99 on Wednesday night. Clarkson scored eight points in overtime and finished with 20. Jeremy Lin added 19 points for the Lakers, who snapped a five-game road losing streak and won for the second time in three games. Andrew Wiggins...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin And Jordan Clarkson Become NBA’s First Ever Asian-American Starting Backcourt

For most, last night’s contest against the Thunder was just another Lakers game in a long, lost season. However, it was a special night for Asian-American guards Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson, who started in the Lakers’ backcourt together for the first time and made history at the same time. Lin’s parents are Taiwanese, while Clarkon’s mother is Filipino, and the guards...
Via Lakerholicz.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Put Up Career-High 30 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks vs. OKC

Another career-high for Jordan Clarkson? Yup! On Tuesday night, Clarkson and the Lakers played against Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. While the Thunder won the game as expected, Clarkson did something that most people probably wouldn’t have predicted. The Lakers’ rookie ended up outscoring Westbrook 30 to 27. Earlier this month, Clarkson scored 25 points versus...
Via Lakerholicz.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Lakers at Wolves

With injuries presenting the Minnesota Timberwolves with a chance to glimpse the future, they should be excited about what it may have in store. Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine look to continue their impressive play Wednesday night when the Timberwolves host the Los Angeles Lakers in a meeting between two of the NBA's worst teams. Minnesota's 16-54 record is only better than New York...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young and 2 Chainz Shop for $25K Jordans

LA Lakers cult hero Nick Young aka Swaggy P takes a trip to sneaker store RIF.LA with rapper 2 Chainz. In this episode of GQ’s “Most Expensivest ******* the two gentlemen check out out a gang of super rare shoes, and a pair of very limited edition Air Jordan 4 UNDFTD kicks that cost $25,000. The post Nick Young and 2 Chainz Shop for $25K Jordans appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Jeremy Lin Is Definitely An NBA Player

Jeremy Lin has played well for the Los Angeles Lakers since the All-Star break, averaging 14 points, five assists and three rebounds per game. Lin also ranks 18th in PER since the break at 22.2. Many don't expect Lin to re-sign with the Lakers, but Byron Scott doesn't think it should be ruled out. “He’s had his ups and downs this year,” Scott said of Lin, “but he’s definitely...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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