LAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Separating Fandom from the Jim Buss Timeline

Training camp is here and routines are settling in. Monday’s media day became Tuesday’s 1st practice which then transitioned to Wednesday’s first two-a-day session. On and on this will go into next week when the Lakers will open their preseason schedule against the Kings on October 4th. Basketball is back. It is fantastic. With the team’s return, however, also comes the residual...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
1 hour ago

Lakers Training Camp: Luke Walton Praises Jordan Clarkson’s Defense

Jordan Clarkson knows that he needs to improve defensively to make strides during his third season with the Los Angeles Lakers and he appears to be doing just that Of the many interesting storylines that came out of the Lakers’ Media Day on Monday, the thing that immediately stood out was the team’s insistence that […] Lakers Training Camp: Luke Walton Praises Jordan Clarkson’s...
Via Lake Show Life
2 hours ago

Lakers News: Metta World Peace calls Ivica Zubac a ‘better looking’ Marc Gasol

It’s fair to say Metta is a big fan of one of the team’s new rookies. Metta World Peace has been known for dropping some of the best soundbites in NBA history during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers. While his latest comments can’t top his legendary NBA Finals game seven postgame press conference, World Peace’s thoughts on new Lakers’ rookie Ivica Zubac might leave...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
3 hours ago

Lakers Training Camp: Video Highlights From Day 2 in Santa Barbara

Training camp is finally underway and the team over at Lakers Nation has been doing their best to keep fans updated with daily highlight videos During Monday’s Media Day, the young Los Angeles Lakers continued the trend of saying all the right things. However, as is always the case, actions speak louder than words. Though […] Lakers Training Camp: Video Highlights From Day 2...
Via Lake Show Life
3 hours ago

Julius Randle and the Steps Toward Improvement

The Los Angeles Lakers had one of the busiest offseasons in the league, drafting Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac, signing – or overpaying to many – Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng to four-year contracts and hiring former Los Angeles forward Luke Walton to man the head coaching position. After several seasons of hardship on and off the floor, the Lakers appear to be on the right track...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Podcast: How much better can the Lakers be on defense this season?

What is a realistic expectation for improvement in Los Angeles? The Los Angeles Lakers were the worst defensive team in basketball last year. The team gave up 109.3 points per 100 possessions, and it’s fair to say that any improvements they hope to make this season will have to at least partially center on that end of the floor. After two days of training camp in which the Lakers...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
9 hours ago

WATCH: Lakers Training Camp, Day 2: Drills For The Bigs & Guards (Raw Footage)

Los Angeles Lakers day 2 of training camp, video of the drills for the Lakers big men: Julius Randle, Yi Jianlian, Timofey Mozgov, Ivica Zubac, Luol Deng, Tarik Black, Zach Auguste. Plus, some footage of D'Angelo Russell, Lou Williams, Jose Calderon, Brandon Ingram, Anthony Brown and Jordan Clarkson off the pick and roll. Larry Nance, Jr comes in with a dunk about halfway through...
Via Lakers Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers: Luke Walton Says The Team Plays Music During Practice

A new facet of Lakers’ practices seems to be the inclusion of music playing over the gym’s loud speakers The long-awaited media day for the Los Angeles Lakers has officially come and gone. Players and coaching staff alike were interviewed by local media about all things related to the team, including what to expect in training […] Lakers: Luke Walton Says The Team Plays Music...
Via Lake Show Life
17 hours ago

WATCH: Jose Calderon: Lakers Training Camp Day 2

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jose Calderon says there is a lot of excitement at training camp. He also gives his impressions of D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson and what they can do in the back court. Plus, it's Jose Calderon's birthday. Did the rookies do anything special? What's it like having a head coach that is so similar in age? Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever...
Via Lakers Nation
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ivica Zubac: Lakers Training Camp, Day 2

Los Angeles Lakers No. 32 draft pick Ivica Zubac talks about his first NBA training camp and showing off his skyhook. How does Zubac think he's faring against Timofey Mozgov? Zubac says he's been getting to practice about 1.5 hours early to practice his skyhook and practices are completely different than they are Europe. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant...
Via Lakers Nation
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers will decide on what to do during anthem as team

The Los Angeles Lakers are unsure of whether they will partake in national anthem protests or not during the upcoming season, but any decision they make will come as a team. First-year head coach Luke Walton told reporters on Monday that the team’s players and coaches understand the importance of the issues that inspired people like Colin Kaepernick to protest. “It’s obviously...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young reveals new nickname: Uncle P

Heading into the 2016-17 season, idiosyncratic swingman Nick Young is still on the Los Angeles Lakers, and it looks like he’s trying to turn over a new leaf. That apparently starts with retiring his famous “Swaggy P” nickname. At Lakers media day on Monday, a cheerful Young revealed that he’s now going by the moniker of “Uncle P” due to the team’s young roster, per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers begin life after Kobe Bryant with youth and optimism

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Nick Young took a long look around the Los Angeles Lakers' bustling practice gym Monday, surveying the large gathering of cameras, reporters and teammates with a sardonic smile. ''It's kind of boring in here,'' the veteran guard said. For all the hubbub and optimism around the Lakers as they returned for a new season, the LA native realized something was...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace is back to toying with the media

The Los Angeles Lakers likely won’t challenge for a playoff spot, barring a few miracles. With that in mind, a reporter asked Metta World Peace on Monday to define what a successful season would look like for this franchise during the 2016-17 season. His answer was spectacular. Someone asks @MettaWorldPeace to define “success” for this Lakers team. And away we go! pic.twitter...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Lakers re-sign Metta World Peace for 17th NBA season

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed veteran forward Metta World Peace, who will attempt to win a roster spot for his 17th NBA season. The Lakers announced the deal Friday. The 36-year-old World Peace returned to the Lakers last season after winning a title during his first four years with the franchise from 2009-13. He appeared in 35 games last year...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young dating singer Paloma Ford

Nick Young appears to have moved on from his ex-fiancee Iggy Azalea with a new — albeit lesser known — musician. Young has been spending a lot of time lately with R&B singer Paloma Ford. On Wednesday night, the two seemingly put the “official” stamp on their relationship when they smooched in front of a bunch of photographers and paparazzi after leaving The Nice Guy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Metta World Peace goes undercover as ‘Panda’ for sporting goods store

Few would ever think of Ron Arte…I mean Metta World Peace, as a candidate for Employee of the Month in anything he did or does. However, that was his cover story as he went undercover at a Modell’s Sporting Goods Store. His cover name? Naturally it was “Panda.” I mean, what else would the guy who actually changed his legal name to Metta World Peace pick, right? Quite a...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell: ‘Last offseason was Looney Tunes’

Entering his second year in the NBA, Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell is looking to improve off what was a disastrous rookie campaign. The former No. 2 overall pick averaged 13.2 points per game while shooting just 41 percent from the field. He also received somewhat inconsistent playing time under then head coach Byron Scott. Now entering his sophomore season under...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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