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Congratulating Shaq, one of the most dominant forces in NBA history

Nothing could stop Big Diesel. If you weren’t a Lakers fan in the early ‘00s, boy did you miss out. LA rattled off three straight titles, barely breaking a sweat. They toyed with the rest of the league the way an adolescent bulldozes Legos. Now, don’t get me wrong, every once in awhile some team from the Western Conference would stand up for a minute and get in their way...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
50 minutes ago

Report: Magic to skip Shaq statue unveiling to scout tourney game

The Los Angeles Lakers are unveiling a statue of Shaquille O’Neal outside of Staples Center Friday night, but new team general manager Magic Johnson reportedly won’t be around for the ceremony.But at least he has a good reason for missing the big event.According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Johnson will be across the country attending the UCLA vs. Kentucky Sweet 16 game, as he realizes...
Via Sportsnaut
59 minutes ago  |  Discuss

In Appreciation of Shaquille O’Neal, A Lakers Legend

I still remember watching the press conference and not really believing what I was seeing. There was Jerry West standing next to a 24 year old and in his prime Shaquille O’Neal, posing for pictures after announcing he had signed with the Lakers. The entire thing seemed surreal. Before Kobe was Kobe, Shaq was the savior. The Lakers had recovered from the Magic Johnson HIV announcement...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
1 hour ago

Rob Pelinka thinks the Lakers can still be a top free agency destination

Los Angeles' new general manager sees plenty of reasons for top talent to join the purple and gold. The Los Angeles Lakers' issues getting top free agents to sign on the dotted line over the past several years have been well documented on every corner of the internet. Those struggles were a big part of the reason Lakers president Jeanie Buss ultimately felt compelled to move on from...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
8 hours ago

Lakers Podcast: How would Shaquille O’Neal have fared in the modern NBA?

Probably pretty damn well. The Los Angeles Lakers will give Shaquille O’Neal a well-deserved statue at Staples Center Friday, and with little actual news around the team to discuss, hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin decided to spend half an hour talking about the Big Aristotle. What were their favorite Shaq memories and their first impressions of Shaq? How would he have...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
17 hours ago

Lakers: It’s Time to See What Larry Nance Jr. Can Provide

Larry Nance Jr. has been solid all season for the Los Angeles Lakers, so why not see what he can do with starters minutes? The Lakers have had a really tough season. That much has been clear since December. Starting the season off 10-10 was a miraculous start, in hindsight. It certainly is a bummer […] Lakers: It’s Time to See What Larry Nance Jr. Can Provide - Lake Show Life...
Via Lake Show Life
19 hours ago

Lakers: David Nwaba fulfills childhood dream of becoming Laker

The Los Angeles Lakers recently signed David Nwaba to a multiyear deal, and he couldn’t be happier. David Nwaba was born and raised in Los Angeles. He grew up watching the Kobe-Shaq teams that won three NBA championships with the Lakers in the early 2000s. As he attended University High School and Cal Poly Pomona-San […] Lakers: David Nwaba fulfills childhood dream of becoming...
Via Lake Show Life
19 hours ago

WATCH: SHAQ: By The Numbers, Lakers & NBA All-Time Stats

As we gear up for the unveiling of Shaq's statue outside of Staples Center, we take a look back at The Diesel's accolades throughout the years and where he ranks in the record books. Tell us your favorite memory in the comment section below! Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luke Walton Challenges Brandon Ingram To Embrace Leadership Role

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton praises Brandon Ingram for another solid performance but challenges him to take on more of a leadership role, be more vocal, lifting his teammates up and continue to push him in that aspect. 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger admits he once bet on a game he broadcasted

Now that he’s out of traditional broadcasting and working on a Vegas sports gambling show, former CBS and ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger has finally let his guard down and admitted he once bet on a game he called.Musburger gambled on a Lakers-Trail Blazers game back in the 1980s. He claims that although he’s bet on many other games throughout his life, that was the only time...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek: Knicks will run triangle ‘exclusively’ next season

The New York Knicks will be exclusively running the triangle offense next season, according to head coach Jeff Hornacek.“Hornacek made it clear that the Knicks will be running the triangle offense exclusively from the beginning of training camp next season, and they want players who fit the system and buy into it,” states Newsday report from Al IannazzoneThe Knicks have gone...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors now hopeful Kevin Durant will return before end of regular season

Former MVP Kevin Durant appears to be making significant strides in his recovery from a left knee injury.According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Wednesday, Durant’s progress now has his Golden State Warriors hopeful that he will be able to return before the end of the regular season. Durant was injured in a game against the Washington Wizards on February 28, roughly three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shaq's statue spotted outside Staples Center before unveiling

The Los Angeles Lakers will formally unveil Shaquille O’Neal’s statue during a ceremony Friday outside Staples Center. With only a few days left before the big reveal, work has begun in erecting the statue in Star Plaza outside the arena.Shaq himself took to Twitter Wednesday to provide a snapshot of the mammoth statue befitting his sizable frame. The bronze statue, which celebrates...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Julius Randle On Luke Walton's Message: 'That It Was B.S.'

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle after their blowout loss to the Clippers talks about Luke Walton's message at halftime. Randle says he doesn't know what they can take away from this loss to the Clippers. 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...
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Luke Walton is a good fit for the Los Angeles Lakers

On March 17, 2017, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a 107-103 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in a game where emotions stirred on the court. Towards the end of the third quarter, Lakers forward Nick Young was fouled hard by Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon. Immediately after being fouled, Young shoved Brogdon in frustration. Tempers flared as players from both sides immediately got involved...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers want Russell to play off ball for rest of season

The Los Angeles Lakers are fully committed to player development over the final dozen games of the regular season, and experimenting with D’Angelo Russell’s role appears to be next in store.After Russell dropped a career-high 40 points in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland, Lakers head coach Luke Walton said he wants to try playing the former No. 2 overall pick off the ball more for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players fined over Lakers-Bucks scuffle

The NBA cracked down hard on Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe and Los Angeles Lakers guards Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell, who got into an altercation on Friday night.As passed along by Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype, Monroe was hit the hardest. He was dinged to the tune of $35,000, Young was hit with a $25,000 fine and Russell will come out of it $15,000 poorer.The incident that...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Los Angeles Lakers need big name free agents?

It has been no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers have been building through the draft the past few seasons.  Since Dwight Howard’s departure, the legendary franchise has struggled to sign the big name free agents.  With Magic Johnson and new General Manager Rob Pelinka in the fold many Lakers fans expect that to change.  The question I ask is should the Lakers’ want the big...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton goes off in postgame after Bucks-Lakers scuffle results in three ejections

Three players were ejected during the third quarter of the Lakers-Bucks game on Friday night at Staples Center, after Los Angeles’ Nick Young didn’t take kindly to a hard foul from Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon.Young responded by shoving Brogdon, and then Milwaukee’s Greg Monroe shoved Young. Lakers players D’Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram then went after Monroe.The fracas...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton: Lakers are in ‘hard spot as a group’

The Los Angeles Lakers are underdoing a major paradigm shift as an organization right now, and head coach Luke Walton will be the first to admit that it’s a difficult process.Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Walton acknowledged that the team is in a “hard spot as a group” with all the change has been going on lately, per Serena Winters of Lakers Nation. The last several...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Western Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

We’re less than a month away from the end of the NBA’s regular season, so it’s time to focus our attention on the teams who won’t play in this year’s postseason. We’ll have at least four more games for each of the 16 playoff teams, so use these last 15 or so games to check out some of the NBA’s best young players who aren’t in a position to lead their teams to the...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why shutting down Timofey Mozgov is right move for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are shutting down center Timofey Mozgov for the rest of the season, according to ESPN. Mozgov, who signed a four-year, $64 million contract last summer, is healthy, so why are the Lakers removing one of their high-priced free-agent additions from the lineup? Well, it’s no secret the Lakers are going to finish the 2016-17 season with one of the worst records...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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