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Lin Stresses Lakers Need to Be Unselfish, But Won’t Say Kobe’s Name

Jeremy Lin is going to have to man up. We all know who he is talking about, so he needs to call Kobe Bryant out by name or no one is going to respect anything he says. Honestly, he should punch Kobe in the chest, but that maybe is going too far. Jeremy Lin (on TWC) (1/2): "Look at San Antonio & what they're able to do w/ who they have at their stages in their career…" ...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott on Durant: ‘I Would Love For Him To Play With Kobe Too

We see what you did there Byron. The Lakers head coach is not allowed to talk about a player or another team. So even if Scott wanted to comment on how bad he wants to coach Kevin Durant two summers from now, he can’t. That would be tampering. Scott expressed his enthusiasm for Durant by making a joke about Durant saying he’d love to play with Bryant. Durant said he'd...
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lin Understands Kobe's Game-Winner Attempts, But 'I Would Love To Shoot Some'

Jeremy Lin had a diplomatic answer to Kobe Bryant's game-winner attempt in the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. "How many game winners has he hit like that?" Lin asked, referencing Bryant. "I'm obviously rooting for him to hit that shot. I thought it was a good look. It was a very, very hittable shot. That's just a matter of time before he starts hitting...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young calls Steven Adams a ‘sneaky, dirty player’ after ejection

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young called Steven Adams a “sneaky, dirty player” after he was ejected for throwing a forearm at the Oklahoma City Thunder center. Early in the fourth quarter of the Thunder’s 104-103 win Friday night ,Young hit Adams in the throat with his forearm, which led to a flagrant foul 2 and an ejection with 11:03 left. “I lost my mind a little...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin on Kobe's last second shot, "I like game winners too..."

Jeremy Lin says he was very happy with the potential game-winner Kobe Bryant missed, as the Lakers lost 104-103 to the Thunder. But, Lin also said of course he'd like to take game winners.Bryant is shooting 38% from the field, 27% from three. Lin 43 and 33.Byron Scott likes Lin too. Just the dumb mistakes get to you.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email,...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young ejected after throwing elbow to throat of Steven Adams

Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick “Swaggy P” Young was ejected from Friday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder for throwing elbows into the throat of center Steven Adams.   After Adams irritated Young with a screen, Young tossed up several elbows.  He was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2, which is an automatic ejection.         ...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers make offer to Celtics for Rajon Rondo

            The Boston Celtics sound serious about trading Rajon Rondo, and the Los Angeles Lakers sound serious about acquiring the point guard. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers have offered the Celtics “multiple draft picks — including a future first-rounder — and point guard Steve Nash, who out for the season...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers offered Nash, draft picks for Rondo

It reportedly will take a rather hefty offer to convince the Boston Celtics to part ways with Rajon Rondo. This one probably won’t get the job done. The Los Angeles Lakers have offered the Celtics a package of point guard Steve Nash and “multiple draft picks” in exchange for Rondo, sources told ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne on Thursday. Rondo obviously would help the flailing...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN's Ramona Shelbourne reporting Lakers have offered Nash and picks for Rajon Rondo

Starting to feel like this thing is going to be over sooner, rather than later. Coming from Ramona Shelbourne, ESPN's top hoops reporter in Los Angeles, the Lakers have made a pretty serious offer for the services of Rajon Rondo. The Lakers currently owe their 2015 first round pick to Phoenix, though it is top 5 protected. What's not as often talked about, is that the Lakers own...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young and his son donned Ninja Turtles onesies (PHOTO)

The Los Angeles Lakers have a few days off until Friday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Nick Young decided to enjoy some quality time with his son, Swaggy Jr., to pass the time. Swaggy P and Swaggy Jr. rocked Ninja Turtles onesies—capes and all—while hanging around the house...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers coming up on crucial stretch

Despite an embarrassing loss Monday night to the Indiana Pacers in which the team was down 60-27 at the half, the Los Angeles Lakers come off of a 3-game road stint that pitted them up against the likes of the Spurs, Timberwolves and the Pacers with a 2-1 record. In the most impressive win of the trip, the team battled back in overtime and got some late game luck from Nick Young...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: L.A. not active in trade talks?

It may only be December, though lots of teams around the league are reportedly talking about trades. The Los Angeles Lakers, however, are seemingly not picking up the phone that much – if at all. According to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports, there is a “tremendous volume of trade discussions among teams,” though the NBA insider notes that there is “no sense of imminent...
Via Lakerholicz.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Miller: Michael Jordan 10 times better than Kobe Bryant

Retired NBA guard Reggie Miller played against both Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant during the course of his 18-year career with the Indiana Pacers. With Bryant recently passing Jordan on the NBA all-time scoring list, Miller weighed in on which player was the better of the two during his weekly appearance on the Dan Patrick Show. “Michael Jordan on his worst day is 10 ...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Historically Bad in the First Half Against the Pacers

How the mighty have fallen. The Los Angeles Lakers trailed the Indiana Pacers 60-27 at halftime of their game on Monday night. A first half that saw the home team winning 34-15 after the first quarter ended with the Lakers shooting 16.3 percent from the field with one more field goal (7) than turnovers (6). For Byron Scott’s Lakers, it’s their worst halftime deficit since moving...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers throw a party for Kobe Bryant on team plane

On Sunday, Kobe Bryant achieved a huge career milestone when he passed Michael Jordan on the NBAs all-time scoring list. Unfortunately, the Lakers could only offer him a rather sad plane party afterwards. Yes, the Lakers celebrated Kobe’s latest achievement by hanging some cheap decorations around his space on the team’s plane. It might as Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe calls Lakers 'soft like Charmin'

It’s Thursday, which means water is still wet and the Los Angeles Lakers are still a hot mess. According to Lakers beat writer Mike Bresnahan, the 6-16 dumpster fire boiled over today at practice, with Kobe Bryant storming off the floor, yelling at general manager Mitch Kupchak, and ragging on his teammates: Kobe extremely unhappy Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young on Magic's tank talk: Chill before I knock you out

A majority of the talk at Los Angeles Lakers’ practice on Wednesday revolved around NBA icon Magic Johnson’s comments earlier in the week about how the team should tank, giving some tangible meaning to a predictably lost season in the way of improving its chances in the lottery. “I hope the Lakers lose every game...Read More The post Nick Young on Magic’s tanking talk: He...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Olbermann calls out Doug Gottlieb for Kobe tweet

CBS’s Doug Gottlieb has been in hot water over the last couple days over a tweet criticizing Kobe Bryant for demonstrating support for Eric Garner, the man choked to death by New York City police.  Bryant, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, and many other athletes have worn shirts with Garner’s last words “I can’t breathe” as a way to speak out about the lack of indictment...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott responds to Magic's tank talk

Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott relied on verbal shorthand to respond to Magic Johnson’s comment this week that he hopes the team loses every game. “I hope the Lakers lose every game because if you’re going to lose, lose. I’m serious,” Johnson said at an event in New York, according to Newsday. “If you’re...Read More The post Byron Scott’s response to Magic...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson wants Lakers to lose for high draft pick

Coming into the season, the Los Angeles Lakers weren’t expected to be good, even after the acquisitions of familiar names Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer. And to this point, they haven’t been. The Lakers are currently 5-16 and mere percentage points ahead of the Timberwolves for worst record in the Western Conference. At this pace,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers booed by home fans vs Pelicans (Video)

The Los Angeles Lakers were booed by their own fans after falling behind by 20 points to the visiting New Orleans Pelicans in the final moments of the third quarter of Sunday night's game at the Staples Center.The Pelicans were on a 16-2 run to close out the third quarter. Lakers fans were not happy, but unfortunately this team is just not built to win right now. Video via G4NBAVideos...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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