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Nick Young dressed like Chappelle’s Show Rick James for Halloween

As you might figure, many notable players are showing off their Halloween costumes and earlier today, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young showed off his. Young dressed like Chappelle’s Show version of famed musician Rick James and posted an Instagram video doing one of the scenes from the sketch. So, get ready to watch Swaggy show off his acting skills: Happy Halloween from...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant insists he’s mentally prepared for potentially trying season ahead

Kobe Bryant is staring down the barrel of what in all likelihood will be a disastrous season for the Los Angeles Lakers. But to hear it from him, Kobe will rely on his experience, the teachings that have been instilled in him as well as his mental toughness to make it through a potentially trying...Read More The post Kobe Bryant insists he’s mentally prepared for potentially trying...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley tells TNT to quit showing the Lakers

Charles Barkley stepped into the broadcast booth for TNT last night to call Cavs-Knicks.  And as you might expect, Sir Charles wasn’t your typical game analyst.  He spent a bit of time talking about LeBron’s return to Cleveland and the nerves at hand, the eastern conference as a whole, and other issues around the association. One of which was the sucktitude of the Los Angeles...
Via Awful Announcing
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley Wants ESPN To Stop Showing The Lakers (Video)

  Charles Barkley has demands and someone better answer them.  During last night’s Knicks and Cavaliers game, Charles Barkley decided to express other sentiments that don’t have anything to do with his job as an analyst. Fans were also ranting and preferred to not have Barkley calls games. The mute button is also an option. The season just started and making these requests...
Via Geeks and Cleats
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Julius Randle's injury could lead to a breakout season for Jordan Hill

The Los Angeles Lakers have only played one game this season, and bad news went from bad to atrocious. Last night Julius Randle injured his leg and will be out for the rest of the season. This opens up an opportunity for Jordan Hill to live up to his potential.Image by Howcheng, via Wikimedia CommonsThe fantasy basketball fallout from Randle's absence means a larger role for...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Julius Randle; The 4th Injured Laker

  (Source: Nick Laham/Getty Images North America) Los Angeles Lakers: Julius Randle; The 4th Injured Laker By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… The Los Angeles Lakers just can’t catch a break. The Lakers have been plagued with devastating injuries for multiple seasons and this year doesn’t appear to be any different. Ryan Kelly was the first player to drop for the Lakers...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Injury Update: Ryan Kelly will not be back this week

The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Houston Rockets in the 2014-2015 season opener last night by the score of 108-90. Kobe Bryant lead the Lakers with 19 points on just 6-of-17 shooting. Carlos Boozer added 17 points and seven rebounds. Like much of last season, the Lakers were shorthanded, playing without Ryan Kelly and Wayne Ellington. It appears that Kelly will not be back...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kobe Bryant calls Dwight Howard ‘soft’ after getting elbowed

We didn’t have to wait long to see Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant face off against each other. And of course, in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game, an incident erupted between the two of them. It started when the two players were fighting for a rebound. Bryant tried to slap the ball loose, but it was Howard who delivered a vicious elbow afterward. Then Bean called Howard...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers rookie Julius Randle suffers broken leg

In an unfortunate turn of events, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle went down with a broken leg during the Lakers season opener vs. the Houston Rockets. Randle took a bad step and fell to the floor in pain before getting carted out on a stretcher. TNT reported it was a broken leg on the game telecast. This is disheartening news for the 19 year old who was expected to be one...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Julius Randle suffers broken leg in first career game

Los Angeles Lakes Power Forward and former Kentucky Wildcat Julius Randle leaves the season opener with a leg injury.  Initial reports say that it is a broken leg.  He’s headed to the hospital for further evaluation.  We’ll provide updates as we get them. Here’s a video of the injury: RT @SerenaWinters: Julius Randle on the […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe to Dwight after spat, 'Try me!'

Who didn’t see this coming? With all the talking that has occurred in the lead up to the regular season opener between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets, we had to believe that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard would get into a little bit of a spat. And by the words Kobe had to say to Dwight, I am pretty sure he was ready. GIF: Kobe Bryant to Dwight Howard after tussle: ...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: ‘I didn’t leave LA because I was afraid of Kobe Bryant’

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard said Tuesday that his decision to leave the Los Angeles Lakers had nothing to do with Kobe Bryant. “I didn’t leave L.A. because I was afraid of Kobe Bryant,” Howard said Tuesday, according to the Houston Chronicle. “I went to a good situation for myself. I can’t change people’s opinions, but I did what I had to do for myself.” The...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash plays librarian in DailyMVP commercial (Video)

Steve Nash plays the role of a librarian in a new commercial for DailyMVP, a daily fantasy sports game that can be played at DailyMVP.com or through the DailyMVP app in the App Store.Not sure why he couldn't be himself in the ad, but as he faces retirement, he'll probably have fewer endorsement deals coming his way, so he'll have to be less picky when it comes to earning...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Injury Updates: Ryan Kelly, Wayne Ellington will both miss season opener

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to put a dreadful 2013-2014 season behind them in which they won only 27 games. Injuries were a major factor in their season last season and it appears they will open the season tonight against the Houston Rockets. With Steve Nash already lost for the season and Xavier Henry unlikely to play, Ryan Kelly and Wayne Ellington will also miss the...
Via NBA Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Injury Update: Xavier Henry participates in shoot-around, but still far from return

The Los Angeles Lakers head into the regular season against the Houston Rockets tonight coming off a 3-5 record on the preseason. Trying to improve upon a dreadful 27-win season in 2013-2014, the Lakers will start the season shorthanded, as Xavier Henry is likely out, despite participating in team shoot-around. He is currently listed as day-to-day. It was reported on October 22...
Via NBA Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo: Kobe not the reason I didn't sign with the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers had several chances these past two seasons to pair one or two superstar-caliber players with Kobe Bryant. It never happened. In 2013, Dwight Howard left to join the Houston Rockets. This year, LeBron James didn’t even give the Lakers consideration and went back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Carmelo Anthony, however, had a legit shot at going to Hollywood. Melo...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Guards Are Their Playoff Key

(Source: Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America)… Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Guards Are Their Playoff Key By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… With Steve Nash injured, Kobe Bryant healthy and Jeremy Lin the starter, can their excellent offensive guard trio of Kobe Bryant, Jeremy Lin and Nick Young be the most productive 3-man-guard-unit in the NBA this season? Yes. A...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: LA Lakers

It’s odd talking about the Lakers as a lottery team, yet is what they were last season, and who they will be again this season. The return of Kobe Bryant will help, and make them more watchable, but this team simply lacks the talent needed to make the playoffs in the West. Bryant may be back, but gone is Pau Gasol. Being unable to sign any of the league’s top free agents, the...
Via The Lottery Mafia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Los Angeles seeks disabled player option on Nash worth $4.85 million

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the entire year due to a back injury. Moreover, Ronnie Price suffered a knee injury last night, after playing only three minutes. Injuries are piling up in L.A., and the team will look via free agency or the trade market for a point guard.Lakers will apply for disabled player exception following Nash news. If granted...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days 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
7 days 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
7 days 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
8 days 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
9 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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