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Los Angeles Lakers: Just retire, Steve Nash

In all honesty, this probably should’ve happened two years ago.  Steve Nash’s tenure as a Laker has been an unproductive one marred by injuries. Steve Nash had the option to retire after his last season with the Phoenix Suns in 2012. The team had just come off of a season where they went 33-33 in a lockout-shortened season and missed the playoffs for the second straight season...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA assistant coach latest person to come out and anonymously savage Kobe Bryant

LeBron James’ triumphant return to Ohio and imminent regular season debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers may be the predominant talker heading into the 2014-15 NBA season, the King’s Cleveland comeback has been overshadowed this week by the controversial piece by Henry Abbott in ESPN The Magazine where several anonymous sources took their turns taking potshots...Read More The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeremy Lin poses as Adidas employee for prank

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin is now going to play an integral part in the team’s 2014 campaign. With Steve Nash out for the season with a back injury, it’ll be up to Lin to run the show from here on out. And he’s a versatile guy. Not only is he a good basketball player, but he’s also a solid actor. Lin recently dressed up as an Adidas salesperson and went undercover...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash is out, 9.7 million dollars for Lakers

Thursday, October 23rd, the LA Lakers confirmed that Steve Nash will not play in this upcoming 2014-15 season. The Bleacher Report states that “Nash has been ruled out… due to recurring nerve damage in his back” and once said that he “expects this 19th season to be his final one”.  Well, one can’t help but to think, if not now then when? Nash, a 40 year point guard who...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash Injury A Blessing In Disguise?

(November 4, 2013 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash Injury A Blessing In Disguise? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Yes I feel like a jerk for writing that title, because a player being injured shouldn’t be celebrated and in no way am I celebrating this injury, but for the Lakers this season they are a better...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle doesn’t want to be the next Shaq, but a different Lakers legend

Los Angeles Lakers first round pick Julius Randle has big expectations ahead of him and Kobe Bryant has made sure he knows. But despite the pressure Bryant has placed on Randle, that hasn’t hindered the rookie from wanting to be the next Black Mamba. Via Mark Medina/Inside The Lakers: “People used to tell me I’m going to be the next Shaq,” said Randle, the 6-9, 250 pound...
Via Pass The Pill
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers announce Steve Nash to miss season with back issues

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash  is expected to be ruled out for the 2014-15 NBA season because of recurring nerve damage in his back, reports Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report. Nash, 40, expected this season, his 19th, to be his final one.  But he has not announced his retirement. The two-time league MVP is in the final year of a three-year, $28 million deal with the...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Los Angeles to keep four point guards on their final roster

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash missed another preseason game last night, and the training staff is unsure about the length of his recovery. Because of Nash's injury, the Lakers will likely keep four point guards on their roster. This is good news for Ronnie Price.Image by Scott Mecum, via Wikimedia CommonsPrice signed a non-guaranteed contract at the beginning of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: I'll fire anyone who said free agents don't want to play with Kobe

Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanne Buss on made some strong comments on Thursday in response to the recent ESPN the Magazine story that was written about Kobe Bryant. For starters, Buss said that any team employee who contributed to the feature — which claimed Bryant deters free agents from signing with the Lakers — will...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  4 Comments

Buss: Any FA who won’t play with Kobe ‘probably a loser’

When Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss made her first comments in reaction to the scathing “ESPN The Magazine” piece by Henry Abbott regarding her team’s veteran superstar, she didn’t merely defend Kobe Bryant, she went on an aggressive offensive. Unlike others who chose to directly criticize Abbott and the magazine over the content of...Read More The post Lakers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young & Iggy Azalea Pose For Forever 21 Holiday Ad (Pictures)

Flaming hot celebrity couple, the Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young and rapper girlfriend Iggy Azalea posed in a “business chic” holiday ad for renowned clothing brand Forever 21. For the prolific shooting guard Young, having a P.Y.T (pretty young thang) with connections in the fashion world boosts his profile. According to People Mag: The “Fancy” star and new House of Style...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Injury Update: Xavier Henry out for the remainder of the preseason

The Los Angeles Lakers guard Xavier Henry will miss the entire preseason and is questionable for the start of the season as well, courtesy his struggles with his right knee.ESPN reported that Henry is garnering a second opinion from Dr. Keith Pyne, following which he is supposed to fly to Germany for Regenokine treatment from Dr. Jens Hartmann.Xavier Henry headed to New York for...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

For the second consecutive season, the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t expected to do much this year as they find themselves in a rebuilding phase. ESPN The Magazine’s Henry Abbott put the blame for the Lakers’ recent misfortunes on the star largely responsible for their success in the 2000s — Kobe Bryant. Abbott says the Lakers’ lack of big name free agent acquisitions and Dwight...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe to Julius Randle: You’re an idiot if you (expletive) this up

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle had one of his better games of the preseason on Sunday night against the Utah Jazz. The 19-year old scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots. There will likely be some growing pains for Randle throughout the season, but Kobe Bryant has not been afraid to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Swaggy P responds to Snoop's diss of girlfriend Iggy Azalea

Lakers shooting guard Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young loves the attention that comes with being in L.A., I’m just not sure he’s totally prepared for all the attention Snoop Dogg is going to bring his way. Young decided to jump in the ongoing beef between the rap legend and his girlfriend Iggy Azalea late Tuesday night. In case you missed it, Snoop decided to post a picture mocking...
Via Thacover2
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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