Nick Young may never quite be the same effervescent player he was for the Los Angeles Lakers three years back. Too much water has passed under the bridge and time has a habit of adding a layer of shade or two. But the fact that he’s still with the team is one of the most unusual storylines of the nascent season. The happy-go-lucky shot-chucker has always been a one-trick centaur...
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3 hours ago
What will the Lakers do with Metta World Peace if they don’t put him on the final 15-man Roster? Competition for the 15th roster spot on the Lakers is tight and the deadline is looming. Thus, it’s no surprise that according to league sources, the team is looking into making Metta World Peace an assistant […] Lakers Roster: LA Interested In Having Metta World Peace Coach - Lake...
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17 hours ago
Big praise for the big man. D’Angelo Russell has been excited for the addition of Timofey Mozgov to the Los Angeles Lakers from the jump. The young point guard started throwing virtual lobs to his new pick-and-roll partner as soon as possible, and his tweet late on Friday night/early Saturday morning made it clear how he feels about his big man: @KarlTowns the best center...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- T.J. Warren made two free throws with 3.6 seconds left to help Phoenix hold off Los Angeles, 98-94 Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim.Alex Len led the Suns with 16 points and had nine rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes. Warren had 15 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes.SUNS: Brandon Knight added 14 points, and Devin Booker had 12. ... Tyson Chandler...
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Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton summarizes the preseason and what he's seen from D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle throughout training camp. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU Or Kobe's special message...
Los Angeles Lakers training camp invitee Thomas Robinson after their final preseason game, talks about the culture of this camp in comparison to the other teams he's been on, how playing under Luke Walton with a bunch of younger guys is different from any other experience he's ever had. Plus, what's it like to be a mentor to the younger guys Watch more of our most popular videos...
Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell talks about the progress he feels since the start of training camp, Luke Walton's comments of him figuring out when to score and when to pass and Ivica Zubac getting the start in his first Lakers game. Plus, what does Russell think the Lakers can do to decrease their fouling? Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant...
Los Angeles’ young second round pick talks about his goals, his thoughts on playing in the D-League, and playing FIFA with Larry Nance Jr. ANAHEIM — Los Angeles Lakers fans have bought-in on Ivica Zubac for the same reason people buy lottery tickets. Despite every synapse in their brains reminding them of the hundreds of second-round picks who amount to little more than footnotes...
Beware: Marcelo might fake you out with this pass too. Marcelo Huertas, known as #TheCatalyst to some, but to others he’s the magician. Marquesse Chris might know him as the time traveler after he got faked to the start of training camp with this fake pass: Marcelo Huertas fakes the pass and lays it in( : @SpectrumSN / @spectdeportes) pic.twitter.com/UsRGcwOmU2— Los Angeles...
The Lakers’ preseason ends tonight with a match up against the Suns. While the team still has a couple of roster cuts to make — and maybe an assistant coach to hire? — and then sort out whether or not to treat this game like a real dress rehearsal, I think there is really only one goal for tonight: No one get hurt. The regular season starts next Wednesday. The Lakers have...
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1 day ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) After a half-decade of excruciating decline, the future has finally arrived for the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe Bryant is gone. A talented young core is in place. Luke Walton is in charge, and the promising young coach has the luxury of time to rebuild a 16-time champion franchise in ruins. ''It could be multiple seasons,'' Walton said. ''It could be six months...
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2 days ago | Discuss
Metta World Peace may not make the Los Angeles Lakers in a playing capacity, but he just might become an assistant coach for the team. According to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, World Peace, who is in camp with the Lakers, is facing a very difficult fight for the team’s last roster spot. If he doesn’t get it, though, the team would be interested in retaining him as...
For all those basketball nerds out there, the NBA recently released its annual GM survey. But this year, there’s a surprise: It actually includes Los Angeles Lakers players. The most glowing mention was that of point guard and 2015 No. 2 overall pick D’Angelo Russell. He was tied with fourth among all NBA general managers […] Lakers: Annual NBA GM Survey Includes Notable Lakers...
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2 days ago
Lakers head coach Luke Walton learned a very valuable lesson from Kobe Bryant early in his career. Unfortunately for him, he learned the hard way. Walton recently appeared on Jesse Williams’ “Open Run” podcast, and shared a story which dates back to when he was a rookie in the league. He admitted to showing up to practice one day a bit hungover, and opened up about what Kobe...
D’Angelo Russell joined a long list of athletes who have been paying tribute to the late Muhammad Ali with a great piece of artwork. Russell got a tattoo on his right calf featuring a portrait of Ali, and it’s pretty neat. Check out the size of his head compared to the rest of his body. D'Angelo Russell's new tattoo of Muhammad Ali pic.twitter.com/TsuxXaPguP — Andrew Martinez...
There was a time in 2012 where Kobe Bryant was forced to wear a facemask after sustaining a nasal fracture during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. Though it seemed minor, one facemask Bryant wore is reportedly worth thousands of dollars now. A facemask Bryant wore for four games during the 2011-12 season has been put up for auction by the folks at Goldin Auctions. With 19 days left...
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