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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant takes a shot at ESPN

PHOTO: L.A. Times It may be the offseason right now, but Kobe Bryant is still taking shots. Following his home run at Richard Sherman’s celebrity softball game, a fan of the Black Mamba sent out a tweet that caught the five-time champion’s eye. “Kobe about to make the top 10 on SportsCenter and he’s not even playing basketball,” the fan wrote, to which Bryant replied, “I’m...
Via Lakerholicz.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kendall Marshall Thanks Chipotle For His Time With Los Angeles Lakers

Point guard Kendall Marshall got a bit sentimental after he received the news he would not be with the Los Angeles Lakers next season. Marshall, who suited up in 54 games for the Lakers in 2013-14, was waived by the team on Friday, and then was subsequently claimed by the Milwaukee Bucks. Marshall thanked many in the Lakers organization for his time in Los Angeles, but he also gave...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kendall Marshall thanks Chipotle for time in Los Angeles

On Friday, Kendall Marshall was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a continued effort to free up as much salary cap space as possible for the upcoming season. Marshall was picked off waivers by the Bucks shortly thereafter.On Sunday, Marshall took to Twitter to thank everyone in the Lakers organization for giving him a chance, which was definitely a classy gesture to do...
Via Bush League Chronicle
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Summer league sadness

After a great draft and inviting some intriguing players to suit up for the team, the Lakers entered the summer league in Las Vegas last week with high hopes to build a team that can get them back to relevance. That hope was all but erased during the latest Summer League play where the team seemed lost in all but one of their games. There was a little good, mostly bad, and a bit...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Wesley Johnson Resigning Grade

Los Angeles Lakers: Wesley Johnson Resigning Grade By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, $1 million With all the hype around the Los Angeles Lakers signing Carlos Boozer, and their current pursuit of Eric Bledsoe, you’d be forgiven for missing this move. But resigning Wesley Johnson could prove to be just what the Lakers needed. This deal makes sense on a...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe hits HR at Richard Sherman's charity softball game

Kobe Bryant has only played in six basketball games since April 2013 because of various injuries. While fans of the Los Angeles Lakers are wondering how healthy the Black Mamba will be when he returns, Bryant is showing that he’s recovering just fine. The five-time NBA champion drilled a home run during a recent charity softball game at Safeco Field in Seattle hosted by Richard...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant gets in Twitter argument over 2012 game against Lakers, Devin Ebanks

Do you remember the time Devin Ebanks held Kevin Durant to 5-for-19 shooting? KD certainly does. In the game that saw Metta World Peace get ejected for elbowing James Harden in the head, Jordan Hill emerge as a key contributor off the bench and Kobe Bryant hit some insane three-point shots to take the game to overtime, another guy stepped up, too: Devin Ebanks. Seeing as MWP was...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team in the running to sign Shawn Marion?

The Los Angeles Lakers may be in the running to sign veteran small forward Shawn Marion, according to Dwain Price from the Star-Telegram. However, Price notes that Marion would likely be looking to sign for the $2.7 million room exception if he is unable to land a deal with the Spurs or Rockets for the $5.3 million MLE, and it sounds as if the Lakers have already committed their...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers interested in acquiring Eric Bledsoe

The L.A. Lakers are reportedly interested in a sign-and-trade centered around Phoenix Suns restricted point guard, Eric Bledsoe. According to the report, the Suns want to receive Julius Randle and a first-round pick in return. Hearing that Lakers have moved to front of the Eric Bledsoe sign-and-trade line. Suns want Julius Randle + HOU first-rounder. — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report...
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe “Very Happy” With Lakers Offseason

It is unlike Kobe to lie these days, but I am assuming he means he is happy with the effort the Lakers made to try to bring more talent to the team. They have failed, but at least it was an honest try. Here is what Bean had to say. “We’re still trying to figure the roster out,” Bryant said. “We don’t know what system we’re going to be operating out of. A lot of those...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Underrated Signing Alert. Ed Davis to Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers and Ed Davis have agreed to a 2 year deal worth $2M. Davis will have a player option for the 2nd year. This is a bargain of a deal for the Lakers, in what I would call a savvy deal.Davis was stuck in Memphis behind Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol and did not get to show case his talents. Davis is a tremendous shot blocker and crashes the boards on both ends of...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Waive Marshall, Re-Sign Henry, Johnson, Kelly

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived Kendall Marshall and re-signed Xavier Henry, Wesley Johnson and Ryan Kelly, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and CBS Sports. Woj states that the Lakers are interested in bringing back Marshall if he clears the waivers. Marshall, 22, averaged 8.0 points, 8.8 assists and... The post Lakers Waive Marshall, Re-Sign Henry, Johnson, Kelly...
Via Hoops-Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol: Difficult to leave Kobe Bryant

The Chicago Bulls officially introduced center Pau Gasol on Friday. After more than six years with the Los Angeles Lakers, Gasol reportedly signed a three-year contract worth more than $22 million with the Bulls. Gasol said Friday that telling his former Lakers teammate, Kobe Bryant, goodbye was “difficult.” “It was difficult,” Gasol said, via ESPNLosAngeles.com. “We have...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers waive Kendall Marshall, finalize deal with Xavier Henry

The Los Angeles Lakers and free-agent guard Xavier Henry are finalizing a one-year, $1 million contract, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Free agent guard Xavier Henry is nearing agreement on a 1-year deal to return to the Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 18, 2014 The Lakers also waived guard Kendall Marshall, but are...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers claim Carlos Boozer off amnesty waivers

The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired forward Carlos Boozer off amnesty waivers, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. ESPN has learned that the Los Angeles Lakers have won the amnesty auction with the highest bid for Boozer — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 17, 2014 Nine teams had sufficient cap space to bid for Boozer. Lakers put in the highest bid in blind auction to win rights to claim...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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