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Los Angeles Lakers exercise option for David Nwaba

The Los Angeles Lakers exercised the option for David Nwaba for the 2017-18 season. The Los Angeles Lakers have a very important offseason ahead of them. They had a very strong 2017 NBA Draft, nabbing UCLA star point guard Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick. Their success didn’t stop there, as they also selected […] Los Angeles Lakers exercise option for David Nwaba - Lake...
Via Lake Show Life
29 minutes ago

Los Angeles Lakers: Brook Lopez is thrilled to be with Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers recently introduced their new center, Brook Lopez. For Lopez, he calls playing for the Lakers ‘A dream come true’. Just prior to the 2017 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers pulled off a big trade with the Brooklyn Nets. The deal sent D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Nets in […] Los Angeles Lakers: Brook Lopez is thrilled to be with Lakers ...
Via Lake Show Life
1 hour ago

LeBron James, Gotham Chopra and Maverick Carter team up for three-part NBA doc on Showtime

There’s yet another high-profile multi-part sports documentary coming to TV, and this one has LeBron James as an executive producer. Showtime announced Wednesday that James has teamed up with his business manager Maverick Carter and filmmaker Gotham Chopra (who we interviewed last year about his Religion of Sports docuseries on Audience, which involved Michael Strahan and Tom Brady...
Via Awful Announcing
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Pick Up Team Option on David Nwaba’s Contract

The Lakers have announced they have picked up the team option on David Nwaba’s contract for the 2017-18 season. Nwaba is set to earn $1.3 million next season and, depending on what happens with the team’s depth chart, should be able to compete for minutes as a 4th or 5th guard in the rotation. Nwaba had a fine close to the season last year after being called up from the D-League...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
3 hours ago

Lakers News: Lakers pick up team option on David Nwaba, keeping him for 2017-18 season

Los Angeles will keep its mid-season call-up for another season. The Los Angeles Lakers will pick-up David Nwaba’s $1.3 million contract option for the 2017-18 season, the team announced Wednesday. The Lakers had until Thursday to decide whether or not to keep Nwaba for next season or let him enter free agency. Nwaba averaged six points and 3.2 rebounds while playing standout...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
3 hours ago

Jordan Clarkson recruits JJ Redick to Lakers, deletes tweet

Jordan Clarkson tried to get in on the recruitment fun amid all the NBA chaos Wednesday, but he apparently thought better of it.The Los Angeles Lakers guard sent a tweet to free agent JJ Redick, telling the sharpshooter to come across the street from the Clippers to the Lakers. Clarkson later deleted the tweet.Though any team that signs Redick will be receiving a good scorer and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

What does our animosity towards LaVar Ball say about us?

In sports, you need heat, if not hate, and every drama needs a villain. If LaVar Ball didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent him. Loud mouth! Helicopter dad! Beelzebub! Usually, such vitriol is reserved for people who have caused you personal anguish.Charles Barkley has called Ball the most disliked person in sports. Nike executive and former coach George Raveling described...
Via The Comeback
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Who should the Lakers target in free agency?

Los Angeles has a lot of needs and not a lot of ways to fill them. With NBA free agency officially getting underway this weekend, now is as good of a time as any to talk about what the Los Angeles Lakers need and who they should get to fulfill those needs. The Lakers are unlikely to go after the biggest fish given their well-chronicled desire to keep their “sacred” cap space...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
1 day ago

WWE comments on LaMelo Ball using racial slur during ‘Raw’

LaVar Ball appeared on “Monday Night Raw” this week, and it was actually his 15-year-old son who made one of the biggest headlines.And not the good kind.During the Ball family’s appearance at the Staples Center, LaVar entered the ring with two of his sons, Los Angeles Lakers first-round draft pick Lonzo and 15-year-old LaMelo. After some promoting of the Big Baller Brand and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Larry Nance Jr. salty over not winning Dunk of the Year

Larry Nance was not the recipient of the Dunk of the Year Award at the NBA Awards ceremony, but he had a great reaction via social media.Nance was nominated for the award for this dunk over Brook Lopez (his new teammate): That’s certainly worthy of consideration, and you could argue the dunk should have won over this finish by Victor Oladipo. So what was Nance’s reaction? Here’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell doesn’t care what Magic Johnson says about him

The Lakers drafted D’Angelo Russell with the second overall pick just two years ago, but the team fell out of love with Russell’s game and presence. That led to Los Angeles trading him to Brooklyn prior to the 2017 draft, in a deal designed to get out from under the ill-advised Timofey Mozgov contract while also clearing up a spot for Lonzo Ball. Why the Lakers were so willing...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers find hidden gem in Josh Hart

The Los Angeles Lakers new front office duo of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka did a pretty solid job in their first draft in their respective roles. Johnson was named President of Basketball Operations around last years trade deadline, the same time when Pelinka took over as general manager from Mitch Kupchak. For a team that has been so dysfunctional over the last four years, the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers’ new front office impresses on draft night

Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka impressed during their first NBA draft on Thursday. They have been busy in recent days, starting with the trade of D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets. Beginner’s luck or not, the Los Angeles Lakers did well in the draft, coming out with four quality prospects who can join the Lakers’ young core and add some valuable depth...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamar Odom threatens legal action against ESPN for Stephen A. Smith’s ‘crack’ comments

Stephen A. Smith crossed the line again on Thursday’s episode of First Take when he screamed on air about former Lakers forward Lamar Odom’s crack addiction in reference to Phil Jackson’s poor history as a general manager. Now Odom is calling Smith’s comments “slander,” asking ESPN to denounce what Smith said and use the situation as an opportunity to become more...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lonzo Ball Throws Out First Pitch At Dodger Stadium

Watch Los Angeles Lakers No. 2 draft pick Lonzo Ball throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium. Video courtesy of DodgerBlue.com Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU Or Kobe's special message to Kevin Durant...
Via Lakers Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lonzo Ball's Lakers Introductory Press Conference (IN FULL)

The Los Angeles Lakers officially introduced their No. 2 draft pick Lonzo Ball on Friday afternoon. Watch his press conference in full with Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU...
Via Lakers Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball booed as he left Barclays Center, throws BBB hat into stands

LaVar Ball had a big night. His son was drafted No. 2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers, fulfilling a lifelong dream. He also got to unveil Lonzo Ball’s ugly new ZO2: SHO’TIME edition sneakers. Then, as he left the Barclays Center, he was booed.In defiance of the boo-birds, Ball threw his Lakers-colored Big Baller Brand hat into the stands. Here is some video of the exchange...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton responds to LaVar Ball saying Lonzo will lead Lakers to playoffs

Shortly after Lonzo Ball was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, his father, LaVar Ball, said that Lonzo would lead the Lakers to the playoffs.But coach Luke Walton isn’t looking that far ahead.In fact, Walton said he’ll just be happy if Lonzo Ball can lead the Lakers to “a couple of Summer League victories” when he heard what the elder Ball said. Walton’s approach is certainly...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball wears Big Baller Brand bow tie to NBA Draft

The Big Baller Brand is famous for its comically expensive shoes and controversial t-shirts, but it doesn’t stop there. Lonzo Ball showed up at Thursday’s NBA Draft with a Big Baller Brand bow tie. For the most part, it’s a fairly understated look, especially for Big Baller Brand standards. Still, bow ties don’t usually have the brand logo visible. So, it’s certainly unique...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Was trading Russell the right move for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Many NBA fans were surprised by the Los Angeles Lakers most recent trade which sent the former No. 2 overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, D’Angelo Russell, and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in this year’s draft.  Many Laker fans were outraged when they heard that the team was shipping out one of their top young assets to clear up cap...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers trade D’Angelo Russell to Nets, clearing cap space (for PG? LeBron?) and making room for Lonzo Ball

On Tuesday afternoon, the NBA world was hit with the biggest Woj Bomb of the offseason so far. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers have traded D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in the upcoming draft. There are a lot of angles to parse here, but the basic gist seems to be this: The Lakers get: Relief from...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Nets acquire D'Anglo Russell, Lakers dump salary

Atoning for one of the final mistakes of the Mitch Kupchak/Jim Buss era, the Los Angeles Lakers traded away the three years remaining on the burdensome, regrettable contract of Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in the draft. The cost, however, was D'Angelo Russell, who the Lakers picked in 2015 over Kristaps Porzingis.The future of Russell with...
Via RealGM - NBA
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers 'dangling' D'Angelo Russell in bid for top 12 pick

The Los Angeles Lakers might finally trade point guard D’Angelo Russell.Russell has been the subject of trade rumors essentially since he arrived in Los Angeles. His slower-than-expected transition to the pros and an odd clash involving a so-called snitching affair surrounding teammates didn’t help.With the Lakers holding two first-round picks, it was hard to imagine the front...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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