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Lakers players missed a whopping 339 games to injury

The Los Angeles Lakers finished with a record of 21-61, setting a franchise low for most losses in a season. It sort of goes without saying that this was a rough year.Still, a closer look at why the Lakers performed so poorly reveals some startling numbers. Here's Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times with more:"Injuries were a major factor, starting with Steve Nash (back) in training...
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Could LaMarcus Aldridge become a Laker?

LaMarcus Aldridge With the Portland Trail Blazers now in the same position as the Los Angeles Lakers, out of the playoffs, their focus turns to the offseason and retaining one of their key players who is headed towards free agency, LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge has said in the past that he intends to stay in Portland and was simply waiting to resign when it made more sense financially...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The Jordan Clarkson Puzzle

  (Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Los Angeles Lakers had one player show them this season that he deserves to be on this team for years, rookie guard Jordan Clarkson. He had one of the best rookie seasons in the NBA, averaging 11.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game and after the All-Star Break...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kareem’s role in ‘Airplane!’ was written for Pete Rose

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is well known for his acting roles outside of his Hall of Fame basketball career, and one of his most notable gigs was playing Murdock in the classic comedy “Airplane!” Though Kareem is tied to the movie, he actually wasn’t the athlete the film’s creators initially had in mind for the role. In...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young Brags About Wining Sexual Favors Bet With Iggy Azalea

It is not unusual for a couple to bet sexual favors like Lakers guard/small forward Nick Young apparently did recently with his significant other, Iggy Azalea. What is unusual is bragging about winning said favors and still expecting to get them. For some odd reason Nick went ahead and did so anyway by posting a picture of the contract on Instagram.Foolish, foolish boy.via TwitterRead more »
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Believed To Have Towns, Mudiay Ahead Of Okafor On Board

The Los Angeles Lakers are believed by Chad Ford to have Emmanuel Mudiay ahead of Jahlil Okafor on their board. There could be some overlap with Julius Randle and Okafor, though they have Okafor ahead of D'Angelo Russell and Justise Winslow. If the Lakers win the lottery, they are expected by Ford to pick Karl-Anthony Towns.
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Report: Lakers Interested In Rajon Rondo, But Only For ‘Certain Low Price’

Kobe Bryant has made it abundantly clear that he’d love for Rajon Rondo to join him in Los Angeles. Bryant’s bosses, however, aren’t quite sold on the former Boston Celtics point guard. Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report wrote Wednesday that while the Lakers remain as a potential landing spot for Rondo, who flamed out in Dallas, they almost certainly will not be offering the max...
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Report: Lakers only interested in signing Rondo for low price

There has been ongoing speculation that the Los Angeles Lakers would be interested in Rajon Rondo when he becomes a free agent, but the extent of their interest may be limited. Longtime Lakers reporter Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report says that the Lakers would only be interested in signing Rondo for a certain low price....Read More
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Lakers Rumors: L.A. “To Go After Everybody They Can,” Signing Kevin Love Still “A Great Possibility”

There’s still over two months to go before we hit the start of the NBA free agency period in July, though there’s one name that keeps coming up when it comes to the Los Angeles Lakers: Kevin Love. Love has been linked to the purple and gold for years now, though his up-and-down season with the Cleveland Cavaliers – along with his shoulder injury, which is expected to keep him...
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Lakers Remain Interested In Rajon Rondo Despite New Skepticism

The Los Angeles Lakers remain interested in signing Rajon Rondo this offseason, but sources say Jim Buss is not the believer in his game he was earlier in the season. Mitch Kupchak also believes Rondo is only a value at a certain price. The Lakers hope to sign a foundational piece in free agency and they're not convinced Rondo is that type of player. The Lakers are expected to have...
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Lakers' Byron Scott to be NBA Draft lottery representative

The Los Angeles Lakers are once again in relatively unfamiliar territory. After years and years of continued playoff success with Kobe Bryant, the Lakers will be visiting the lottery for the second season in a row.  According to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News, the team won't get too fancy with their chosen representative at the NBA Draft lottery: "After coaching the Lakers’...
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How the Los Angeles Lakers can return to contender form

For the first time in the Los Angeles Lakers storied history, the team finds itself with a record of 21-61.  As the off season approaches, Lakers fans eagerly await the draft and free agency to see what GM Mitch Kupchak has in store. As a team known for its willingness to spend in order to improve, waves are expected to be made this free agency in an effort to build a winning team...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers the only team interested in signing Rajon Rondo?

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Heading into the 2014-15 season, Rajon Rondo was considered one of the best point guards in the NBA. He came out strong to start the season with the Boston Celtics, but was then traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Since the trade, Rondo hasn’t been a shell of his former self and his career with the Mavericks is likely over after he openly had issues...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott Chosen To Represent Lakers At NBA Draft Lottery

James Worthy didn’t do all that great at last year’s draft lottery, so hopefully his Showtime Lakers teammate will have a little more luck on his side. The Lakers announced today that the team’s head coach, Byron Scott, will represent the purple and gold at the draft lottery in New York City on May 19. It’s a big date for the Lakers as it will determine whether the team...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: LaMarcus Aldridge To Los Angeles A Real Possibility This Summer?

Laker fans have wanted LaMarcus Aldridge to wear purple and gold for years now – they’ve even bought Lakers jerseys with Aldridge’s name on the back – and it seems there’s a chance their dream could become a reality this summer. According to Marc Stein from ESPN, the Lakers, along with the New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, will chase Aldridge this...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers forward Wesley Johnson wants to return

Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson is one of many players from this year's team who could depart in free agency this offseason. From the sound of it, though, Johnson wants to return to the Lakers next season. Here's more from LA Daily News beat writer Mark Medina.“I would love a multi-year deal,” Johnson said last week following his exit meeting. “We’ll see going...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: 'I don't think I did great'

After the Los Angeles Lakers finished 21-61, it would be hard for head coach Byron Scott not to take some accountability. The Lakers certainly dealt with injuries, including losing Kobe Bryant and rookie forward Julius Randle for the season, but Scott was honest when assessing his coaching job this year.Here's what Scott told Mark Medina of the LA Daily News:“I did OK. I don...
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Rajon Rondo could sign max deal with Los Angeles Lakers?

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Mavericks acquired point guard Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics earlier this season, and there is still a chance that he could re-sign long-term with them this offseason. That being said, he has been frustrated with his role quite often during his tenure with the Mavericks. Before the Mavericks ended up acquiring Rondo, he was planning...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Davis will opt out of contract, but hopes to return to Lakers

There weren't many bright spots during a rough year for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the play of Ed Davis in the frontcourt was certainly one of them. Davis played so well, in fact, that he's confident he'll find the free agent market to be a little friendlier than it was this past offseason, where he was only able to land a two-year deal at the league minimum with a player option...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant sold his house for a ridiculous amount of money

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant recently sold one of his homes in the Newport Coast community.The asking price?A cool $6.45 million dollars.Here's more from Marilyn Kalfus of the Orange County Register:"The asking price on the house is $6.45 million, several price chops below the $8.59 million price tag in August 2013," Kalfus wrote. "Built in 1997, the four-bedroom house on...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Davis Hopes To Re-Sign With Lakers If Everything Is Equal With Other Teams

Ed Davis will opt out of his contract for the 15-16 season with the Los Angeles Lakers to test free agency. "I'm going to test free agency," Davis told The Times in a telephone interview. "Hopefully I'm back with the Lakers, as long as everything is equal with all the other teams." The Lakers signed Davis last summer to a two-year, $2.1-million minimum contract. Davis had a...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

In a way too early NBA mock draft, I take a look at which players each team should go with based upon their regular season records. A few players saw their stock jump after strong NCAA tournament performances. Karl Anthony-Towns should be the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. How many of his teammates will follow in round 1? Minnesota Timberwolves (25%): Karl Anthony-Towns...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Selling California Beach House That Features A Shark Tank

Kobe Bryant is selling his California home. Well, one of them. The Los Angeles Lakers star would be set to turn a profit should his Newport Beach home, situated inside the gated Pelican Ridge community. It was originally sold in 1997 for $1.7 million, and Bryant bought the home — which recently has been renovated and expanded — in 2001. The Mediterranean...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Lakers Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Lakers will add next to Kobe Bryant, Jordan Hill...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: This Is What The Lakers’ New $80 Million Practice Facility Will Look Like

This is pretty exciting. According to Carley Dryden from the Daily Breeze, the purple and gold have been granted approval to build a brand new $80 million training facility in El Segundo. The report states that the building, which is expected to open in spring 2017, will be a two-story, 122,000-square-foot facility. The structure will be constructed of steel, aluminum and tinted...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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