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Hill arrested for reckless driving, clocked going 107 mph

Jordan Hill’s Indiana Pacers tenure is already off to an inauspicious start. The big man was arrested for reckless driving in Atlanta on Friday, according to a report in the Indy Star. Hill was allegedly clock at 107 mph in a 65 mph zone. The report also claimed that the former Laker gave the arresting...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Clarkson poised for breakout season

Most 2nd round picks don’t go on to become good players, let alone stars, in the NBA. Sure, there are a select few, such as Marc Gasol and DeAndre Jordan, overcome the odds to reach the pinnacle of stardom in the league and some even become stellar role players, but most are doomed to a short-career if they have one at all. This will not be the case for Los Angeles Lakers guard...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the New York Knicks should pursue Boozer

Phil Jackson and his team can turn this summer around by adding Carlos Boozer to the fold Although New York Knicks fans may be disappointed with how Phil Jackson has handled free agency thus far, the Zen Master nevertheless still has time to turn those jeers into cheers. Recently, rumors have circulated that the Knicks have shown interest in Los Angeles Lakers forward Carlos Boozer...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Julius Randle a star?

Julius Randle The Los Angeles Lakers have been in constant search of a star to replace the declining Kobe Bryant for the past few summers. They have found themselves selecting in the lottery of the NBA Draft the past two summers and have swung out in their pursuit of big-name free agents like Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan just to name a few. Even though...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good Are the Post Free Agency Lakers?

Los Angeles Lakers Power Ranking: 26 See Full Rankings Here An eventful offseason filled with ups and downs, D’Angelo Russell as their first round pick could be the future of the franchise and looks like he could be one of the most promising young players coming up. The Lakers signed Lou Williams who can be beneficial as a starter, but the signings of Brandon Bass and Roy Hibbert...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 2015 Offseason Grade

The Lakers got better this summer, but were forced to settle when their top free agent targets signed elsewhere. In: Lou Williams – FA signing Brandon Bass – FA signing Roy Hibbert – via trade Out: Carlos Boozer – (currently a FA) Ronnie Price – (signed for Phoenix Suns) Jordan Hill – (signed for Indiana Pacers) Wayne Ellington – (signed for Brooklyn Nets) Ed...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Showing Interest in Acquiring Eric Bledsoe from Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers have been very busy this offseason, and they are fairly happy with the moves that they have made. Roy Hibbert was acquired from the Indiana Pacers, while the Lakers also were able to sign Lou Williams and Brandon Bass in free agency. According to a report from Inquisitr.com, the Lakers could now look to trade for Phoenix Suns’ point guard Eric Bledsoe. Obviously...
Via Hoops-Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sawdust Creates Kobe Bryant Typeface

The logo representing LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is recognizable to all, especially in the sports and fashion world. Now as an added bonus, the creative agency Sawdust consisting of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez have created a custom typeface commissioned by Nike to match it. “Like with any bespoke typeface the idea was to have something that exists exclusively for the...
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson best highlights from 2015 Summer League

As the Los Angeles Lakers look to get back into the Western Conference playoffs, they have to pleased with the play of second-year guard Jordan Clarkson over the summer. During the Summer League, Clarkson averaged over sixteen points, grabbed over three rebounds, and dished out over two assists per game. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video compilation: ***...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace: Before Kobe calls, new Lakers have to prove themselves (VIDEO)

He knows all about the many faces of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. And the man formerly known as Ron Artest made it clear that Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass shouldn't expect to hear from Bryant until they prove themselves as Lakers.TMZ Sports caught up with Metta World Peace this week, and they talked about the awkward moment during the Lakers' introductory...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe will probably see time at power forward next year

The Lakers are going to be a mess of overlapping ball-dominant guards next season, and head coach Byron Scott is scrambling for ways to even out what could be a very unbalanced rotation. One of Scott’s bright ideas could be to deploy Kobe Bryant out of position at times. In an interview with David Aldridge...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers Have no Real Point Guard on Their Roster

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 11: D’Angelo Russell #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a free throw against the Philadelphia 76ers on July 11, 2015 at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images) For years, the Los Angeles Lakers have never had a legitimate point guard on their roster. During the Kobe Bryant era, there has never really...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young Hits a Game-Winner at the Drew League

Finish of the year at #thedrew today. @Mfeebs23's game tying 3 answered by a @NickSwagyPYoung buzzer-beater! https://t.co/vBUFsY2Ici — Drew League (@DrewLeague) July 26, 2015 Lakers guard Nick Young aka Swaggy P put on a show at the Drew League, nailing a clutch game-winning three-pointer in double overtime to give his team, which includes DeMarr DeRozan a 107-104 victory. Of...
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young makes game-winning three-pointer during Drew League game

For those of you wondering what Los Angeles Lakers Nick Young have been doing during the summer, he’s been playing a bit in the Drew League. Earlier today, Young and Toronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan were playing on the same squad and Swaggy P made an incredible double overtime game-winning three-pointer to help secure a victory: .@NickSwagyPYoung is the G.O.A.T. Crazy game...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Which New Veteran will Have the Biggest Impact for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass were introduced to the media on July 22, 2015. (Marcus Yam/LA Times The Los Angeles Lakers have added three veterans this offseason. Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass are not to be confused with superstars; however, all three of them will help the Lakers win games. Each player will make an impact on the team in different ways...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak on awkward Lakers presser: ‘It was kind of comical’

An incredibly awkward moment occurred earlier this week during a Los Angeles Lakers presser where Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass were introduced. Kobe Bryant did not attend, but his hovering presence was surely felt when the Lakers’ biggest acquisitions of the offseason were asked if any of them has had any contact with...Read More The post Mitch Kupchak on awkward...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Young 'feeling comfortable' he will remain with Lakers

To the vocal contingent of Los Angeles Lakers fans who aren't exactly enamored with Swaggy P, let this serve as a bit of a preemptive warning. Because it doesn't look like Nick Young will be going anywhere, according to a report from Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:"Lakers forward Nick Young recently met with general manager Mitch Kupchak, according to league sources familiar...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert training hard to lose weight for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers were hoping to make a splash and sign one of the top players in free agency this offseason, but that didn’t end up happening. Instead, the Lakers were forced to make a trade with the Indiana Pacers for big man Roy Hibbert. According to a report from Mike Trudell, Hibbert has ...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Lakers have priceless reaction when asked Kobe Bryant question

The Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday held a press conference to introduce three of their new players: Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass. The trio, coupled with the team’s new draft picks, will help to usher in a new era for the team following the worst season in franchise history. But one thing they...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Future of the Los Angeles Lakers is More Complex Than it Seems

Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Utah Jazz on July 17, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jack Arent/NBAE via Getty Images) The major free agent signings have come and gone, and the Los Angeles Lakers failed in numerous pursuits but landed Roy Hibbert via trade for a consolation prize. It’s clear that today’s...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

An Open Letter To Los Angeles Laker Fans

In the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers meant tradition, excellence, championships, and legacies. The “Lake Show” was always a star-studded event, a stadium filled with fans and celebrities. From Jerry West to Kobe Bryant, the Lakers have had some of the best players in the history of the NBA wearing the iconic purple and gold. When Dr. Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, I can...

Lakers GM Thinks Team is Prepared to Make the Playoffs

One has to wonder if the Southern California smog has gotten to Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. After what has been a questionable list of off-season moves and coming off a 21-win 2014-15 campaign, the executive somehow believes that his team is prepared to make a playoff run in the Western Conference: Is this Lakers squad equipped to make the playoffs? Lakers...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Williams bolsters Lakers backcourt, but trouble remains

As much as Kobe Bryant would enjoy scoring every point, the Los Angeles Lakers needed to find another top scoring option to complement him. The franchise did just that, plucking Lou Williams from free agency on a three-year deal. But the Lakers are still in trouble. Williams, the 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, heads to Hollywood after recording a career-best 15.5 points per...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert likely being traded to Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers could’ve drafted post player Jahlil Okafor with the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft, but they chose combo-guard D’Angelo Russell instead. Los Angeles pursued center DeAndre Jordan and power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, but both players elected to sign elsewhere in free agency. Consequently, it’s time for Plan C. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports the Lakers...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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