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Los Angeles Lakers: Trio of bargain-priced free agents

The Los Angeles Lakers entered the offseason with dreams of landing one of the marquee free agents on the market, but are left with the reality that their season will result with another lottery pick. With Mitch Kupchak settling for a trio of bargain-priced players, the team seems to be resigned to write off the season so they can add an elite player in either 2015/2016 seasons with...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant hits home run at charity softball game

Since entering the NBA, Lakers’ Kobe Bryant has been compared to Michael Jordan and just like MJ, Kobe played some baseball. OK well maybe it wasn’t on a professional level like Jordan but at least he nailed a home run. Kobe took part in a charity softball in Seattle and when he was at bat, he hit the ball long and out of the part in Seattle. Check out footage of Bryant in action...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Keep calm and trust Mitch Kupchak

OK, Laker fans… Sure this off-season hasn’t been eye-popping, but the time has come to accept the fact that the Lakers are in a rebuilding phase. And while this is something we’re not used to in Lakerland, rest assured the man leading the charge has proven time and time again that he’s a top quality assessor of budding talent. Let’s have a look at Mitch Kupchak’s track...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Expressing Interest In Michael Beasley

The Los Angeles Lakers have worked out Michael Beasley earlier today, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, Beasley, 25, averaged a career-low 15.1 minutes per game in 55 games with the Miami Heat last season. However, he still managed to score 7.9 points per game while shooting a career-high 49.9% from the field.... The post Lakers Expressing Interest In Michael Beasley appeared...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Workout Michael Beasley

Despite not being able to harness his talents in Miami, Michael Beasley still reportedly has his suitors.  According to reports, the Lakers have interest in Michael Beasley, and worked out the talented but inconsistent forward. The Lakers worked out free agent forward Michael Beasley in El Segundo on Wednesday, per multiple league sources — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 30, 2014
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Michael Beasley worked out for L.A. on Wednesday

This summer, Michael Beasley has been in LA working out with 2014 MVP Kevin Durant. According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, multiple teams are thrilled with the maturity and resolve Beasley showed as the 11th man on the runner-up Heat last season. Michael Beasley is currently training in LA with Kevin Durant. Lakers could make sense for Beasley. He'd be a good fit...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers work out free-agent forward Michael Beasley

The Los Angeles Lakers are considering signing free-agent forward Michael Beasley, reports Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com. Beasley, a six-year veteran, worked out for the Lakers at their El Segundo, California, practice facility Wednesday. “[Beasley] looked very good and he has been working out,” one source said to McMenamin. “A tiny rust from layoff, but [he] did...
Via Sports-Glory
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Workout Michael Beasley

Might as well add Beasley to the mix, because at this point the Lakers are all about entertaining me, so the more stuff they can add to the gumbo, I am all for it. The Lakers worked out free agent forward Michael Beasley in El Segundo on Wednesday, per multiple league sources — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 30, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin goes Hollywood in brand-new YouTube video

As we continue the summer months of the NBA offseason, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin will have to face the bright lights of Los Angeles for the upcoming regular season. While you probably already know that Jeremy has his own YouTube channel, a brand-new sketch video has been released called “Jeremy Lin Goes Hollywood”. The clip shows Lin and notable YouTubers Phil...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do The Basketball Gods have any love for the Lakers?

First off if you know me, you know I’m a diehard Lakers fan and some of this post will make you laugh, some might make you mad, but hey it’s all my opinion. It could be right, wrong or indifferent. I just wanted to get that off my chest before I start a little rant about my favorite NBA squad. The Lakers off-season started early this 2013-14 season soon as Kobe broke his knee...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Byron Scott comes home to the Lakers

CBSSports.com On the 29th of July, 2014, Byron Scott went home. After winning three NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1980s and mentoring a rookie Kobe Bryant in the 1996-97 season, Scott left Hollywood to carve out a successful coaching career with stops in New Jersey and New Orleans. Of course, Scott would struggle during his three years in Cleveland, though...
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PHOTOS: Byron Scott comes home to the Lakers

CBSSports.com On the 29th of July, 2014, Byron Scott went home. After winning three NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1980s and mentoring a rookie Kobe Bryant in the 1996-97 season, Scott left Hollywood to carve out a successful coaching career with stops in New Jersey and New Orleans. Of course, Scott would struggle during his three years in Cleveland, though...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: I know what it takes to bring a championship to L.A.

The Los Angeles Lakers introduced Byron Scott as the 25th head coach in franchise history on Tuesday. “After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family as our next head coach,” said Kupchak. “Byron has proven himself at the highest levels of the game as both a player and a coach in his almost 30 years of NBA experience. His leadership...
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1 day ago  |  1 Comment

Metta World Peace is back on the basketball court, promptly shoves two players in rec league

Free agent Metta World Peace is participating in the Venice Basketball League in Los Angeles. In leagues like these, players try to impress some of pros their playing against with their physicality and toughness. Well World Peace is the wrong person to try to make an example of as he showed these two guys in the video below. World Peace vented his frustration on Twitter about the...
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VIDEO: Robert Horry talks monitoring Kobe Bryant’s minutes, Byron Scott’s system

With Robert Horry rumored to be a candidate to land an assistant coaching job under Byron Scott next season, this video just got a little more interesting. Horry recently sat down with Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s Jaime Maggio to discuss the Lakers’ roster next season. During the interview, Horry mentioned how the team should limit Kobe Bryant’s minutes next season much like...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Robert Horry, Paul Pressey, Mark Madsen among Byron Scott’s assistant coach candidates

Now that Byron Scott is officially the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the 53-year-old can begin to hire his new coaching staff which could “take shape quickly,” according to Mike Bresnahan from the L.A. Times. The most surprising name that Bresnahan mentions is Robert Horry, who played for the Lakers in the 2000s and worked alongside Scott last season as a studio analyst...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s message to Lakers: “They better be ready to play some defense”

CBSSports.com Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were absolutely abysmal defensively. Night after night, teams would crack the one hundred mark with ease as Mike D’Antoni failed to hold his players accountable on the defensive end of the floor. The lowest point of the 2013-14 season came when the Lakers lost by a franchise record 48 points on their home floor to their crosstown...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Carlos Boozer to start at small forward

Despite losing Pau Gasol via free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers face a logjam at the power forward position. They drafted Julius Randle, resigned Jordan Hill and claimed Carlos Boozer off waivers. It seems the odd man out will be Boozer.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to the Los Angeles Times:"Boozer is penciled in as the Lakers' starting small...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson Signs With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Wesley Johnson. “I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after taking such great strides last season,” said Mitch Kupchak. “Wesley possesses elite athleticism, and has the potential to develop into an excellent defender.” A four-year NBA veteran, Johnson had his best professional...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Los Angeles Lakers: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Finding something good to talk about the Lakers’ 2014 season is a hard task, why? Because it was the worst in franchise history. Once again, they were plagued by injuries – most notably to Kobe Bryant who played in only 6 games. They had a 27-55 record and had the 2nd worst defense...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash: 'I think this is my last season'

At one point, Steve Nash's 2013-14 season was marred by concerns over whether or not he'd ever play another NBA game due to nerve irritation in his back, as well as hamstring issues. Mike D'Antoni, who has since resigned from his post as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, even hinted in late March at shutting down the 40-year-old for the remainder of the campaign...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

'Drew' legend Young looks forward to season

Nick Young's popularity around the NBA has grown thanks in part to his self-appointed "Swaggy P" nickname. But long before that handle became synonymous with Young's high-scoring, light-hearted exploits, he has been known as "I Am Legend" at The Drew League, a summer basketball league in Los Angeles. "I've been a one-man show since I started...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott Says Lakers Will Focus on Defense & Playing With an Edge

It appears at least the Scott has a plan in place to turn around the Lakers. Will it work, only time will tell, but here are his thoughts. Scott said he’s been texting with Lakers star Kobe Bryant throughout the summer and conferring about this season’s team. Bryant texted Scott this weekend after news broke that he had accepted the job. “He told me he was working out with...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Lakers' legacy is key

Byron Scott had to wait nearly three months to learn the Los Angeles Lakers had chosen him to be their next head coach. Then he had to wait a little bit longer for the team to officially announce him as head coach while "we work through some little details" after he and the team agreed in principle on a four-year, $17 million contract Saturday night. But for the chance...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin ‘LIN17′ Concept Logo

Concept adidas logo by Jeir Lazo by artist from West Covina, California for new Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin who switched back to #17. The post Jeremy Lin ‘LIN17′ Concept Logo appeared first on Hooped Up.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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