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The injury bug is hitting the Los Angeles Lakers at the wrong time

The Los Angeles Lakers sit at a surprising 10-12 record and are in the midst of arguably their toughest stretch of games for the season. After completing a six game stretch where they faced the San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors (twice), and the Atlanta Hawks, the team set out for a four game road trip. They faced a suddenly resurgent New...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Loss to Memphis punctuates Lakers 2-5 skid

With starting point guard D’Angelo Russell sidelined with a sore knee the Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last seven games and have fallen two games below .500 for the first time since October. Russell has been the team’s second highest scorer this season with just over 16.1 points per game and his absence has definitely been felt by a Lakers team that has surprised...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers aren’t losing sight of positive developments, even amid losses

Los Angeles is focused on the right things as they move forward in their rebuild. The Los Angeles Lakers went 1-3 on a ridiculous four games in five nights road trip. Lakers head coach Luke Walton didn’t think the schedule made any sense, and the team’s record showed why, especially when they dropped the final two games due to a combination of travel, fatigue, and injuries building...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
8 hours ago

Jazz, Lakers look to overcome injuries

LOS ANGELES -- Injuries remain sore points for the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers. Both will attempt to overcome them when they meet Monday night at Staples Center Point guard Jose Calderon (right hamstring strain) was the latest Laker to come up lame. Calderon, who hurt himself in Saturday's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, won't play against the Jazz. Calderon was starting for...
Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

The D-Fenders are off to the best start in franchise history with help from Lakers rookie Ivica Zubac

A crowded frontcourt has proved to be a good problem to have for Los Angeles. EL SEGUNDO- The Los Angeles D-Fenders fell to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in a scoring slug fest 140-125 Saturday night. Los Angeles got off to a hot start behind Ivica Zubac’s nine first quarter points on a perfect 3-3 from the field, including a three-point bucket for the D-Fenders first points of...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
10 hours ago

Lakers: Early Season Progress Reports

Just a handful of games into the season, we’re handing out early progress reports for all 15 players on the Lakers’ roster. For many students across the country, semester grades are just around the corner. Months of staying up late and/or sleeping in and busting out a four-page essay in less than an hour will finally […] Lakers: Early Season Progress Reports - Lake Show Life...
Via Lake Show Life
12 hours ago

D’Angelo Russell wants the Lakers to be in the NBA Finals next year

He also is aiming for a postseason run this season. The Los Angeles Lakers have already had success at a more consistent level than almost anyone expected this season. The young team has not only been fun, but they have won games, too. The baby Lakers have done so by fielding the 18th most efficient offense in the NBA (a drop from sitting much higher before their recent struggles...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
18 hours ago

Who is “The Real MVP” for the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers have been taking the NBA by storm, winning many games, so far, that they were projected to lose. These wins have earned them a 10-10 record and they are currently in the hunt for a playoff spot in the loaded Western Conference. The Lakers haven’t leaned on their young, budding stars, D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle as many young teams...
Via isportsweb.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Injured Lakers Mauled by Injured Grizzles

In a matchup of two injury-ravaged squads, the Lakers fell 103-100 to the Grizzlies in Memphis, despite a supernova performance from Lou Williams. Magic versus Larry. LeBron versus Steph. Lou versus Troy? Hey, maybe not the classic battle of NBA superstars you’re used to, but Lou and the Grizz’s Troy Daniels had a helluva duel. […] Injured Lakers Mauled by Injured Grizzles...
Via Lake Show Life
1 day ago

Media: The 'Showboat' must go on for Kobe Bryant in this bio

Whether or not it's within the framework of the sports media, Kobe Bryant remains red meat in L.A.Roland Lazenby has just the right menu item to satisfy that craving. His latest Bryant biography, "Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant," is the bookend to his 1999 bio,
Via LA Daily News
1 day ago

Lakers G Young sidelined by calf injury

CHICAGO (AP) Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young is expected to miss two to four weeks with a strained right calf muscle. Young was hurt in the first quarter Tuesday night in a 105-88 loss at New Orleans. He had an MRI on Wednesday in Chicago that revealed the injury. It's another big blow for the Lakers, who already were without guard D'Angelo Russell due to a sore left knee...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young sued for alleged attack during pick-up game

Los Angeles Lakers swingman Nick Young is being sued for an alleged violent incident that took place during a church league basketball game over the summer. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a man named Luis Solis says he was playing against Young’s team in a game in Porter Ranch, Calif., on Aug. 18 when Young became “enraged” over what he thought was a missed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jordan Clarkson On Whether The Lakers Bench Success Has Become Part Of Their Identity

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson on heading into the four-game in five nights road trip, Nick Young pushes Jordan into reporters. Clarkson talks about whether the success of the Lakers bench has become part of their identity. 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...
Via Lakers Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard angrily calls out Lakers fan who heckled him

Dwight Howard should fully expect to hear all kinds of four-letter words and nasty insults thrown his way when he plays games at the Staples Center, but that doesn’t mean he is just going to stand there and take it. As Howard was returning to the locker room following the Atlanta Hawks’ 109-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night, a fan shouted something at Howard that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Second Unit One Of The Best Groups (Starters Or Bench) In The NBA?

Los Angeles Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks by 15-points once again with HUGE minutes from that Lakers bench, especially defensively. Walton talks about that group of five being one of the best groups in the NBA (starters or otherwise) and the Lakers players try to pinpoint why this group makes it so easy to sacrifice for one another. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see...
Via Lakers Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thomas Robinson After His First Lakers Start (In Place Of Julius Randle)

Forward Thomas Robinson gets the first of his Los Angeles Lakers career, stepping in for Julius Randle who was out for another game with a hip pointer. After the game, Robinson talks about being a guy that just stays ready when his name is called and wanting to at some point have a bigger role in the future. Robinson also comments on the success of that Lakers bench which he says...
Via Lakers Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young wants credit for a steal on his winning shot

Nick Young made the game-winning shot in the Lakers’ 111-109 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, and he did so in unlikely fashion. Yes, Young actually intercepted a pass intended for another teammate, hijacked the ball, and tossed up a 3-point shot that went in. Observe: Young was just feeling it in the game. He scored 17 points on six of 12 shooting, including...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Young steals pass from teammate, drains game-winner

Lakers guard Nick Young felt like it was his moment in the final seconds of Tuesday night’s game against the Thunder, so he took matters into his own hands, literally. With the Lakers trailing 109-108, and roughly 8 seconds remaining, Young jumped in the passing lane to steal a pass intended for Lou Williams, who was likely going to attempt the game-winner. Instead, Swaggy P did...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Swaggy P steals pass intended for Lakers teammate, hits game-winning three

The Los Angeles Lakers looked like they were about to suffer a maddening loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, after having a nine-point lead with just over three minutes left. But in the final seconds, Nick Young came to the rescue! In classic Swaggy P style, Young stole a pass that was intended for his teammate, Lou Williams, and hit this game-winning three to save the Lakers: ...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Westbrook appears to drop F-bomb on Luol Deng during game

Thunder star Russell Westbrook is all business when he steps on the court, and he’s not really interested in chatting it up with his opponents. Luol Deng apparently wasn’t aware of that, as he tried to approach Westbrook while he was walking away during Tuesday’s game. Deng tapped him on the back, and we’re not professional lip readers, but it looked like the dialogue that...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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