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Lakers Draft Prospects: Thon Maker Pre-Draft Workout and Interview Video

The latest Draft Express has high school phenom, Thon Maker falling to the Los Angeles Lakers at 32nd overall. Here is his pre-draft workout and interview Though it has become increasingly more common, it is not everyday that you get a player with not only the height but the skill set and shooting ability that Lakers’ draft […] Lakers Draft Prospects: Thon Maker Pre-Draft Workout...
Via Lake Show Life
1 hour ago

Lakers free agency news: Jordan Clarkson says he wants to stay with the Lakers

The guard is also working on his three-point shot and putting on weight. Jordan Clarkson joined the Los Angeles Lakers as a draft night acquisition in 2014, with the team purchasing the rights to the 46th overall pick for $1.8 million. Forum blue and gold are the only colors Clarkson has ever worn as a pro, but that could change this summer, with Clarkson entering restricted free...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
7 hours ago

Lakers offseason news: Jordan Clarkson is visiting the Philippines and practicing with the national team

Los Angeles' young guard is embracing his family roots. Jordan Clarkson was ultimately unable to participate in FIBA Asia with the Filipino National Team last summer when the slate of games conflicted with the start of the Los Angeles Lakers' training camp, but the young guard hasn't let that get in the way of his continued involvement in his mother's homeland. Clarkson flew into...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
8 hours ago

Jordan Clarkson Wants to Stay with the Lakers, Working on his 3-Point Shot

Jordan Clarkson is a gym rat. Earlier this season, he actually showed up to the Lakers’ practice facility to get a workout in only to discover there was a D-Fenders game going on. Dude just lives in the gym. We got another glimpse of that this week when he took some time after an off-season session to talk about his continued efforts to improve his game and his future with the...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
11 hours ago

Backstage Lakers: Watch Behind the Scenes Footage of Kobe Bryant’s Last Game

“I can’t believe this actually happened to be honest with you” Lakers’ superstar, Kobe Bryant It is hard to imagine that after everything Kobe Bryant has accoplished, the 2016-17 will represent the first time in two decades that the Los Angeles Lakers go without their knight in shining armor. The offseason for the Purple and Gold has […] Backstage Lakers: Watch Behind...
Via Lake Show Life
13 hours ago

Lakers Offseason: Jordan Clarkson On Restricted Free Agency ‘I Want To Stay in LA’

As has been the storyline, junior guard, Jordan Clarkson fully expects to return to the Los Angeles Lakers next season Of the many young players on the Lakers, second round pick Jordan Clarkson has done his best to document the fact that he has been in the gym putting in work to become the best […] Lakers Offseason: Jordan Clarkson On Restricted Free Agency ‘I Want To Stay in...
Via Lake Show Life
14 hours ago

WATCH: D’Angelo Russell trolled by Adam Sandler and David Spade

Bro code? That’s the title of a spoof video by David Spade and Adam Sandler, who poke fun at D’Angelo Russell’s faux pas this past NBA season. If you don’t know, Russell took candid video of a chat he had with Nick Young, who admitted during the informal conversation that he cheated on Iggy Azalea. He then let that video leak into the public somehow, exposing his Los Angeles...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers offseason news: Larry Nance, Jr. and Anthony Brown are strength training at the team facility

Los Angeles' two second-year forwards are putting work in during their time off. Larry Nance, Jr. wasted no time in the offseason getting back into the Los Angeles Lakers' training facility, tweeting a picture from gym on Wednesday night. The forward was right back at it again on Thursday morning, with the team's social media account posting a photo on Instagram of Nance, Jr. and...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
1 day ago

The Lakers Have the Easiest Pick in the Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers managed to hold onto their top-3 protected pick in this year’s draft, and will, in all likelihood, walk away from the draft in June with one of the two consensus best players in the draft: Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons. In the 2014 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks found themselves in a position very similar to the one the Lakers find themselves in this year...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers To Hire Brian Shaw As Assistant Coach

Los Angeles Lakers plan to hire Brian Shaw as Luke Walton's lead assistant coach.
Via Lakers Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Los Angeles Lakers can look like after the NBA Draft

The dynasties the Los Angeles Lakers have formed in the past is something every young basketball player wants to be a part of. That being said, can the young core consisting of Jordan Clarkson, D’Angelo Russell, and Julius Randle come together and revive the glory of the purple and gold once again? If the current squad can ask these questions to future NBA players, they can see...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hollywood elite advising Kobe Bryant on production company

Kobe Bryant is spending his time going all-in on a new venture, and he is picking the brains of a team of stars in the process. No, I’m not talking about anything basketball-related. I’m talking about Bryant’s publishing and production company, Kobe Inc., and the advice he solicits from Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and Jerry Bruckheimer. “I mean...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What to do at #2

The ping pong balls were in the Los Angeles Lakers’ favor on Tuesday night as they were able to keep their projected spot at number two in the upcoming NBA Draft. So now the question is what will General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Vice President Jim Buss do with the pick? Given that Buss is going into the last season of his rebuilding process in which he guaranteed that the Lakers...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant not interested in ‘Inside the NBA’

Kobe Bryant has reportedly been courted by TNT to join the cast of “Inside the NBA,” but the five-time champion is not interested in the position. TMZ spoke with Kobe as he was leaving a Hublot watch event in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, and he had a very simple response when asked if he is interested in working for TNT. “No.” That settles that. It was unclear if TNT wanted...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Five potential blockbuster trade scenarios for the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving from Minnesota over a half-century ago. They will now be led by a 36-year-old head coach in Luke Walton that’s looking to duplicate what he helped build with the Golden State Warriors. With Kobe Bryant now fully into retirement, the goal this summer is going to be to find that star power to help move this team...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Los Angeles Lakers Trade or Retain the Number Two Overall Pick in the 2016 NBA Draft?

The Los Angeles Lakers can stop the sweat now as the team secured the number two overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft after the draft lottery Tuesday night. The Lakers now have plenty of options to either stay at their current draft slot or trade the pick in a deal for a proven veteran. With the number two overall pick the Lakers will have the opportunity to select either Ben Simmons...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers More Likely To Draft Brandon Ingram At No. 2?

It's being reported that the Philadelphia 76ers are heavily leaning towards drafting LSU's Ben Simmons No. 1. Which means Duke's Brandon Ingram goes to the Lakers at No. 2.
Via Lakers Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers to actively shop No. 2 pick in 2016 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving to California from Minnesota over a half century ago. Kobe Bryant has retired. Byron Scott was fired, only to be replaced by current Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton, all of just 36 years of age. Needless to say, the Lakers are in the process of rebranding themselves to both the Southern California...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Piece of court from Kobe Bryant’s final game sells for $179,000

Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game was quite the hyped up regular-season event, with ticket prices that were through the roof, and anticipation that had been building all season long. The game lived up to the hype. Kobe Bryant went for 60 points, and the Lakers were able to get a close victory in Bryant’s final game. Prior to the game, the staff at Staples Center added a “24”...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Land No. 2 Pick In NBA Draft Lottery: Simmons, Ingram, Or Trade?

The Los Angeles Lakers officially land the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NBA draft.
Via Lakers Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Landing the No. 2 pick was the best-case scenario for the Lakers

Everything was on the line for the Los Angeles Lakers in Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery, and it couldn't have worked out any better.The Lakers needed to get a top-3 selection to keep their draft pick. They were able to do that.But the real win was when the Lakers landed the No. 2 overall pick.The pressure is now off.This is shaping up to the be the worst NBA Draft in years. It's two...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons reportedly wants to get drafted by Lakers in hopes of landing big shoe deal

Projected top pick Ben Simmons hasn’t signed a shoe deal yet. He’s waiting until after the NBA draft lottery. Adidas and Nike are offering five-year endorsement deals, but Simmons is hoping to land a bigger offer from Nike if he’s drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. From The Vertical’s Nick DePaula: Adidas is offering a $10 million deal that also includes a $2 million signing...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ben Simmons wants Lakers to draft him so he can get bigger shoe deal

The 2016 NBA Draft is still more than a month away, but the presumptive No. 1 overall pick may already be trying to steer his way towards a particular destination. According to a report by Nick DePaul of The Vertical on Monday, forward Ben Simmons, still looking to officially sign a shoe endorsement deal, would like to be drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers to increase his marketability...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers should view draft as Brandon Ingram or bust

For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Lakers' offseason is predicated on an outcome they cannot control. The Lakers enter the 2016 NBA Lottery with a 55.8 percent chance to remain among the top 3 selections and avoid losing their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers. The consensus has landed on Brandon Ingram and Ben Simmons as the probable top two picks, regardless of which teams...
Via RealGM - NBA
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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