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Lakers Injury Update: Steve Nash back to being "100% healthy"

After dealing for Steve Nash in hopes of obtaining an elite point guard, the Lakers have not really been able to get a clean look at what he could do with this team. Since his first season with the Lakers, he's been continuously plagued with one injury or another.While his back caused Nash to miss many games, athletic trainer Gary Vitti thinks that Steve Nash has finally recovered...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kobe Bryant is on the court and is in rare form

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is in China and took some time to get back on the court. Calm down L.A. fans. If you are worried about the health of his knee and if he will be the same as before the injury, then you might want to look at this video. Bryant his the court and went 1-on-1 with some guy who had no business attempting to guard him. Needless to say, Kobe is looking like Kobe once again!
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson impresses at OVO Bounce tournament, scores 35 points, throws down some nice dunks

PHOTO: NBA.com Jordan Clarkson continues to make a name for himself – and the 22-year-old hasn’t even played in an NBA game yet. Just weeks after putting up impressive numbers at the Las Vegas Summer League, Clarkson is filling it up in Canada at the OVO Bounce tournament. Tonight, Clarkson scored 35 points, according to the game’s box score, and despite playing alongside...
Via Lakerholicz.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe plays one-on-one against fans in Shanghai

Kobe Bryant is in Shanghai this week as part of his Kobe Team Nike RISE campaign, and from the looks of it, the 35-year-old appears to be over his season-ending achilles injury. From the Instagram above, Bryant has no problem pulling off some impressive moves while playing fans in a game of one-on-one. More footage […] The post Kobe Bryant Plays One-On-One Against Fans, Ends How...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers contact Robert Horry about assistant coach position

The Los Angeles Lakers hired a former player of theirs when they brought Byron Scott as their head coach, and they may not be done bringing former players back. According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers have contacted Robert Horry about a position with the team as an assistant coach. Byron […]
Via Full Scale Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant fools fan in one-on-one game at Nike China event

We all know that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is one of the most competitive players to ever play the game of basketball and recently, Kobe traveled to China for a Nike Rise campaign. During his appearance, Kobe faced off against some fans in the classic game of one-on-one and judging from the below Instagram clip, he didn’t let up. Watch as Kobe fakes out a fan with two...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Los Angeles Lakers: The Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content/Hoopstuff… Moves Made: *Signed Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis *Traded for Jeremy Lin *Resigned Nick Young, Jordan Hill, Wesley Johnson, Ryan Kelly and Xavier Henry *Drafted Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson *Hired Byron Scott as Head Coach Strongest: Drafting Julius Randle...
Via HoopStuff
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Jeremy Lin Goes To Hollywood Video Is Hysterical

If his career doesn’t pan out with the Lakers, Jeremy Lin can always become an actor as evident by this funny video he made with his friends. The post Jeremy Lin Goes To Hollywood Video Is Hysterical appeared first on Diehardsport.
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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...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days 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...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days 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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Lakers Introduce Byron Scott As Head Coach At Press Conference

The Los Angeles Lakers hosted a live media press conference on July 29 to formally introduce 3-time NBA Champion, Byron Scott, as the new Head Coach. Scott spent 11 years as a player with the Lakers (1983-1993, 1996-97). Scott, who previously coached in Cleveland for the Cavaliers, replaces Mike D’Antoni as the Head Coach in Los Angeles, with a career coaching winning percentage...
Via Overtime
2 days 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...
Via Hoops-Nation
2 days 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
Via Thacover2
2 days 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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers were going to make Byron Scott their coach years ago

Magic says the Lakers wanted Byron Scott to coach the team in 2010 According to Magic Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers were planning on making Byron Scott coach of the team in 2010 when Phil Jackson was unsure of his future. Scott decided during that time to take the Cleveland Cavaliers job – which turned out to be a rebuilding gig after LeBron left for the Miami Heat. But had he...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days 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
2 days 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...
Via The Front Office News
2 days 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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days 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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott finally back where he belongs

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Byron Scott had one very simple message to convey to his team and its supporters Tuesday morning at the Lakers' practice facility. "This organization is about championships. Period," he said. "We don't care about Western Conference Championships or anything else." The new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers knows the Laker Way better...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days 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...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days 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...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers sign forward Wesley Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed athletic free agent forward and former lottery pick Wesley Johnson, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is for one year at the league minimum.The 6'7" Johnson is an outstanding leaper who can finish on the break and hit his fair share of spot-up treys.  Despite such potential...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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