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D’Angelo Russell ‘Got Next’ Illustration

LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has now, but rookie D’Angelo Russell got next. His height, speed, court vision and ability to make big plays should put the Lakers back on track – hopefully. Art by Karmo Ruusmaa. The post D’Angelo Russell ‘Got Next’ Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Why Roy Hibbert Could Be The Steal of the Offseason

While things did not pan out quite like the Los Angeles Lakers hoped they would during free agency, the Lakers did not fail to make headlines when the team traded for enigmatic big man Roy Hibbert for the mere pittance of a future second-round pick. Hibbert’s widely chronicled failure to display any form of consistency over the past two seasons elicited profound turmoil in...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

D'Angelo Russell: 'There's a lot of spoiled Lakers fans'

    Los Angeles Lakers fans were outraged last week when D’Angelo Russel, their team’s No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, tweeted that Tracy McGrady may have been the greatest player of all time. “Honestly Tracy McGrady might have been the GOAT!” Russell wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted. By saying McGrady may have been the best NBA player ever,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Backcourt Looks Great

Photo Credit: Paul Vernon via Associated Press After entering the season as the forty-sixth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, no one really expected Jordan Clarkson to come into the season and have as much of an impact as he ended up having. He started the season fourth on the depth chart, as time passed and the Los Angeles Lakers kept playing terribly last season, he started getting more...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Buss: We're Not Going To Sell Lakers

The Buss Family has no interest in selling the Los Angeles Lakers as they continue to run the franchise as a family business. "There is no point to sell, because it's a family business," he said. "We have Jesse [Buss] who runs the scouting and does an incredible job. Joey [Buss], who is the business side and runs the D-Fenders and does a great job. They're the future of the Lakers...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Metta World Peace bring Peace to the Los Angeles Lakers?

Metta World Peace defending Paul Pierce in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals (Mandatory Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images) One of the many reasons why the Los Angeles Lakers earned their 16th championship title was due to a Game 7 three-point shot in the 2010 NBA Finals made by Metta World Peace that sealed the deal. It was one of the All-time greatest shots made in a Game 7 with...
Via The Sports Journal
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Jim Buss continues to say some crazy things but at what cost?

The Los Angeles Lakers are something, right? Not only from a historical perspective, but in the sense that we always expect them to bounce back from disastrous seasons and develop a roster with at least a few stars roaming the hardwood. Then again, all of those thoughts subconsciously placed into our craniums over the years feel so yesterday — or, at least, in the pre-Jim Buss...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Jim Buss continues to say some crazy things, but at what cost?

The Los Angeles Lakers are something, right? Not only from a historical perspective, but in the sense that we always expect them to bounce back from disastrous seasons and develop a roster with at least a few stars roaming the hardwood. Then again, all of those thoughts subconsciously placed into our craniums over the years feel so yesterday — or, at least, in the pre-Jim Buss...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer Waiting For NBA Opportunity

Carlos Boozer has received interest from China, but he will likely wait for the NBA season to start for an opportunity to open up. Boozer will see where there's a need for him with a playoff team as the season progresses. Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Book of Genesis, the first book of the Holy Bible, is the most famous creation story known to humankind, since human beings began to write letters on paper. Other cultures and civilizations have their own revered texts and shared origin stories. A lucky few are present at the creation of something vast, remarkable, formidable, or all of the above, but most of us must settle...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 1980s Los Angeles Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Book of Genesis, the first book of the Holy Bible, is the most famous creation story known to humankind, since human beings began to write letters on paper. Other cultures and civilizations have their own revered texts and shared origin stories. A lucky few are present at the creation of something vast, remarkable, formidable, or all of the above, but most of us must settle for...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Buss on Scott over D'Antoni, Brown: 'He has the Laker blood'

Since Phil Jackson left town after the 2011-12 season, the Los Angeles Lakers have struggled somewhat to find their way on the coaching front. Going with the man who'd previously coached LeBron James, Mike Brown, didn't work, and the Mike D'Antoni experiment seemed doomed from the start.Now, for all of his faults, the Lakers have a member of the family on the bench in Byron Scott...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Peering into the crystal ball for Kobe Bryant in 2015-16

Our panel of NBA correspondents -- Jovan Buha, D.J. Foster, Fred Katz, Andrew Lynch, Michael Pina and Brett Pollakoff -- answer six questions about how Kobe Bryant will fare in 2015-16. 1. Over/under: 60 games played for Kobe Bryant this season. Jovan Buha: Under, but barely. Bryant has only played 41 games over the last seasons, so one can assume he's going to be chomping at the...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: GM says Carlos Boozer still unsigned because of defense

The NBA offseason has been largely empty of "Holdat!", which is a shame. Carlos Boozer's signature one-liner had become something of a staple for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the free agent big man remains unsigned more than two months into the free agency period this summer.The Phoenix Suns had been tangentially linked to Boozer to help fill the void if Markieff Morris is traded...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D'Angelo Russell says Lakers haven't picked starting PG yet

The Los Angeles Lakers are loaded with talent both young and old in the backcourt. It's a good problem to have, but the young guys need time to develop -- and reps on the court in order to figure things out. So with both D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson around, who gets the starting nod for the Lakers at point guard next season?Russell recently joined ESPN Radio in Los Angeles...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal dish about old Lakers feud

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were not exactly pleasant to one another during their shared tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, despite winning three NBA Championships together. The two superstars opened up about their former feud in an upcoming podcast “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” expressing regret over their clashes on and off the court. Shaq attributed much of the feud...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: ‘I Was An Idiot When I Was A Kid’

You know when people say, “We’ll look back 10 years from now and laugh about this?” Well, in the case of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, that’s exactly how everything has played out. Shaq and Kobe won three NBA championships together with the Los Angeles Lakers, but a rift emerged between the superstars, in large because of each one’s ego. The locker room divide eventually...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: ‘I was an idiot when I was a kid’

During a guest appearance on Shaquille O’Neal’s podcast: The Big Podcast with Shaq with co-host John Kincade, Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Shaq were asked if there is anything either would like to take back over the years. From LakersNation: John Kincade: Is there anything, Shaq, that you would like to take back in the give and take over the years? “A lot of things, you...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq, Kobe cop to regrets in Lakers beef: 'A lot was said out of the heat of the moment'

It's been more than 10 years since Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant ended their Lakers partnership in a very public, very tumultuous breakup. A lot has happened since then. But neither has really talked openly about their conscious uncoupling.  Until now. Bryant recently appeared as a guest on O'Neal's "Big Podcast with Shaq," and while the entire podcast won't be released until...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(Nov. 22, 2014 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… After striking out on their big name Free Agency targets once again, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves left in a strange situation to say the least. They aren’t quite bad enough to be considered a tanking team, but they aren’t good enough to where you can confidently...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA executive says defense is why Carlos Boozer is still a free agent

As the start of NBA training camps is getting closer, many teams are still looking at free agents trying to decide who they will give an invite too. One name that no one thought would be a free agent at this point is forward Carlos Boozer. The former Los Angeles Lakers averaged 11.8 points a game last season, but offense is not his problems. One NBA executive told Michael Scotto...
Via No Guts, No Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Sign Michael Frazier To Multi-Year Deal

The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed Michael Frazier to a multi-year deal. The 21-year-old Frazier, a 6’4’’ shooting guard, most recently played for the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 4.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 15.8 minutes per game over six contests (all starts). In his three collegiate seasons at the...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers considering bringing back the artist formerly known as Ron Artest

Via Adrian Wojnarowksi of Yahoo Sports:The Los Angeles Lakers are discussing the possibility of signing free agent forward Metta World Peace to a one-year contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. World Peace has been in the Lakers' practice facility this offseason playing against the team's players, including 2014 first-round pick Julius Randle, league sources told Yahoo Sports...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers unlikely to block Clarkson's play in FIBA Asia

Ask any Utah Jazz fan, and they'll glumly tell you about the risks associated with a young player participating in international competition during the offseason. But injuries are a rarity, if a risk, and the upside of representing one's country and getting a chance to play organized basketball often wins out.Such is apparently the case for Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Lakers Have a Budding “Big Three”?

The Los Angeles Lakers‘ widely chronicled failure to recruit players of superstar caliber has enveloped the franchise’s headlines for the past several seasons. While the Lakers’ failure to lure marquee players has stained the team has adulterated the team’s repute, it is fair to wonder whether the Lakers – in spite of all of their notorious free agent debacles – have...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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