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Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers May Win An Award!

  (Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Hey Los Angeles Lakers fans, this has been a difficult season, an incredible difficult season for you, but there is a positive; they may win an award this season. This isn’t exactly winning a title and is actually ridiculous un-important in the long-term of the franchise, but...
Via HoopStuff
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson has been the one bright spot for the Lakers

At the beginning of the season Los Angeles Lakers fans should’ve had only a few expectations if they were real with themselves (points to self I was real with myself). They wanted Kobe to stay healthy, wanted Julius Randle to make strides to be a key piece in the rebuilding era and they wanted to see Kobe and Nick “Swaggy P” Young shoot 20 plus shots a game. Trust me we all...
Via The Front Office News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clarkson shines in OT to lead Lakers over Wolves, 101-99

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jordan Clarkson hit two free throws with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to send the Los Angeles Lakers over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 101-99 on Wednesday night. Clarkson scored eight points in overtime and finished with 20. Jeremy Lin added 19 points for the Lakers, who snapped a five-game road losing streak and won for the second time in three games. Andrew Wiggins...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Jeremy Lin Is Definitely An NBA Player

Jeremy Lin has played well for the Los Angeles Lakers since the All-Star break, averaging 14 points, five assists and three rebounds per game. Lin also ranks 18th in PER since the break at 22.2. Many don't expect Lin to re-sign with the Lakers, but Byron Scott doesn't think it should be ruled out. “He’s had his ups and downs this year,” Scott said of Lin, “but he’s definitely...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin makes sweet no-look bounce pass to Wesley Johnson for dunk

We all know it hasn’t been a great year for Jeremy Lin and the Los Angeles Lakers. It seems like glimpses of Linsanity are getting more and more rare. But it is nice to see a reminder of those days. Look at this nice no-look pass to Wesley Johnson for the two-handed stuff: I hope to see more of those in the future. There aren’t too many bright spots in this Laker season but...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye, revolutionary: Steve Nash retires

Steve Nash hasn’t really played professional basketball in quite a while. His nerve-damaged back and myriad lower body injuries had long since made it clear that the former Phoenix Suns great would likely never lace up his hoopin’ sneakers again. Getting the official announcement over the weekend, though, still stung. A common refrain emerged in the immediate aftermath of...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs showed interest in Steve Nash before he announced his retirement

Eight-time All-Star and future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash announced his retirement from basketball this weekend, a decision forced by his aging body’s lack of fitness for NBA basketball. In three injury-ravaged seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers, Nash only played in 65 games. But before he retired, the Cleveland Cavaliers front office made it known to the Nash camp that...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers coach Byron Scott missing two games after mother's death

  Coach Byron Scott will miss the first two games of the Los Angeles Lakers' road trip to remain in Southern California for the funeral of his mother, Dorothy. She died March 15 at age 72. Scott's plans are to rejoin the club in Toronto on Thursday, the day before the Lakers play the Raptors. Assistant coach Paul Pressey will call the shots Tuesday night at Oklahoma City and Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Lakers Who Should Be Getting More Playing Time

Tarik Black Black is one of the Lakers’ most interesting prospects.  He’s been an excellent per 36 player thus far in his Lakers career, as he’s made the most of the opportunities he’s been given.  Black has shown his potential in the post and as a big bodied power forward. The Lakers have a bit of a log jam at Power Forward with Tarik Black, Carlos Boozer, and Ed Davis...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash: ‘I will likely never play basketball again’

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports After a 19-year NBA career, Steve Nash is retiring. The two-time MVP formally announced he is walking away from the game Saturday in a letter published on The Players’ Tribune website. “I will likely never play basketball again. It’s bittersweet. I already miss the game deeply, but I’m also really excited to learn to do something else...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash announces his retirement

One of the NBA’s greatest facilitators is calling it a career. Steve Nash, who hasn’t played this season because of back issues, announced Saturday on The Players’ Tribune that he’s retiring at age 41. The prolific point guard finishes his 18-year NBA career third in league history with 10,335 assists, behind only John Stockton (15,806) and Jason Kidd (12,091). “The greatest...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Los Angeles Lakers hit the 50 loss mark

Nick Young For only the fifth time in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers hit the half-century mark, in losses. With a loss to the Utah Jazz, the Lakers lost for the 50th time this season. This is the second consecutive year that the Lakers have hit this dismal mark in a stretch that has seen the franchise fall apart. The blame for this season could easily be placed on the...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Top free agents to pursue this offseason

At this point, the Los Angeles Lakers front office as well as the fans and others associated with the team outside of the coaches and players are just waiting for this summer. Why, you ask? Despite this being another unfortunate losing season for a franchise that has been synonymous with winning throughout its history, this offseason could prove to be the one that turns things around...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Nick Young's new 'Booty Call'-inspired 'do looks like a 'bunch of worms'

Los Angeles Lakers bon vivant Nick "Swaggy P" Young debuted a new hairstyle at practice on Wednesday, showing off a head filled with wriggles that seemed to have a life of their own.  According to reporters on the scene, the hairstyle was inspired by Jamie Foxx's character "Bunz" from 1997's "Booty Call:" Or maybe the old-school stylings of Kid 'N Play: Fans seemed to get a kick...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle Was Knocking Down Corner Threes At Today’s Practice Session

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Julius Randle: three-point shooter? The Kentucky product is finally back on the court after undergoing two surgical procedures over the last five months. The Lakers are bringing Randle along slowly, and he’s not expected to play again this season, though the 20-year-old rookie is already shooting three-pointers. His form looks pretty good...
Via Lakerholicz.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Alonzo Mourning Says Kevin Love Is “Not Happy At All” In Cleveland, Will Probably Sign With Lakers

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Are you ready for another Kevin Love to the Lakers rumor? The funny thing is, this one isn’t even being reported by Marc Stein or Adrian Wojnarowski. Nope. This time, it’s NBA legend Alonzo Mourning doing the talking. In an interview with SLAM Magazine, Mourning said Love is “not happy at all” in Cleveland. “He’s outta there,...
Via Lakerholicz.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2 Chainz Keeps It Real When He And Nick Young Are Shown A Pair Of $25,000 Air Jordans

2 Chainz and Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young hit up RIF in Los Angeles to check out the priciest sneakers that they could find for GQ’s “Most Expensivest ******* series. While none of the insanely high prices seemed to faze Young (who, it must be noted, is a dedicated sneakerhead), 2 Chainz seemed slightly Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin hustles for chasedown block on Draymond Green (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin made a great hustle play to block Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green from behind during the first quarter of Monday night's game at the Staples Center.Lin lost possession of the ball on a pick by his own teammate Carlos Boozer, giving Green the opening for the fast break. However, Lin didn't give up and chased down Green for the...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson jokes that Jeanie Buss told him to 'destroy' Knicks

Things have gone off the rails so severely for the New York Knicks this season that Phil Jackson relied on some gallows humor to summarize the sorry state of the team. He did so by jokingly suggesting he meant to ruin the team and that Jeanie Buss, his fiancée and Los Angeles Lakers president, put...Read More The post Phil Jackson jokingly says Jeanie Buss told him to ‘destroy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly asked Steve Nash not to retire before season

Steve Nash only played in 15 games last season and none this season because of injuries that have essentially ended his career. Nash knew the injuries were so bad last season that he was prepared to call it a career before this season, but a report says the Lakers asked him not to retire. The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers suffer earliest playoff elimination in 54 years

Even though the Los Angeles Lakers won a game between two struggling teams, beating the similarly woeful Detroit Pistons by a score of 93-85, not all was good after the win, something that has become an all-too-common theme during a season that has had far more bad news than good. Despite the victory, the Lakers...Read More The post Los Angeles Lakers suffer earliest playoff elimination...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss says Lakers will celebrate Kobe’s 20th season

Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss said in an interview that the team is “talking about a bunch of different things” to properly pay tribute next year to Kobe Bryant playing in his 20th NBA season. Promising that in whatever form the apparently season-long celebration and tribute takes, the Lakers “will make it special,” according...Read More The post Jeanie Buss says...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores: If Nick Young takes a shot at me, he's going to miss

While the so-called “beef” between Nick Young and ESPN anchor Robert Flores is sure to fizzle out in the very near future, Flores does not seem like he is in a huge hurry to get it over with. During an appearance on ESPN Radio’s “Sedano and Stink Show” on Monday, Flores downplayed his original joke...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young rips ESPN anchor over Iggy Azalea insult

As expected, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has come to the defense of his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea, in the wake of an insult that ESPN’s Robert Flores tossed her way on Monday morning. For those who missed it, Flores said Iggy is “trying to kill hip-hop” during a lighthearted segment on SportsCenter. You can...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott, like Kobe, irritated by Lakers' celebration

It’s safe to say the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be celebrating much the next time they snap a long losing streak. Several members of the Lakers went a bit over the top Sunday night after the team ended a seven-game losing streak with an overtime win over the Boston Celtics. Nick Young, Jordan Hill and Jeremy Lin hammed it up during a postgame interview after erasing the skid...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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