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Report: Kobe studying Paul Pierce to help adjust his game

Kobe Bryant, like the great athletes before him, study and adapt their games to put them in the best position to be successful. Bryant is now 36, and will likely never have the springs that he once had.  In order to make himself as productive as he can be, Bryant is stealing a page from Michael Jordan, and evolving his game. According to James Herbert of Eye on Basketball, Bryant...
Via Thacover2
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant studying old rival on how to adjust game

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is using his old rival as an example of how to become “more efficient” on the court at the age of 36. Bryant, who turned 36 on Aug. 23, is preparing to make his comeback from a knee injury and has been studying Paul Pierce this offseason. From Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard: In preparing for this season, Bryant told friends that the...
Via Sports-Glory
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players To Target

Though the Lakers roster for training camp is not 100 percent set, it’s clear that there will be some holes to fill on the squad, even when the team is set to tip off the season. From my perspective, the Lakers could do well to acquire a few players with NBA experience to the mix early […] Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players To Target - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion...
Via NBA Draft Blog
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers Should Start Steve Nash

On Feb. 7, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will be 41 years old. Only two other guards in NBA history were active at age 41 (John Stockton and Bob Cousy). Although the aforementioned would be considered elite company for Nash to be regarded, the underlying factor is an age bias that has made Nash the […] Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers Should Start Steve Nash - Hoops Habit...
Via NBA Draft Blog
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Julius Randle a top-3 rookie

For some reason, there is a consistent trend to get overlook consistent and reliable players in favor of more spectacular and flashy talents in the sports world. Ask greats like Tim Duncan, who, while widely recognized as the greatest power forward of all time, has spent the entirety of his career in the shadow of bigger names like Shaquille O’ Neal and Kobe Bryant. Ask Craig Biggio...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Michael Beasley To Los Angeles Lakers?

Michael Beasley could be moving from South Beach to the sands of Los Angeles — Mandator Credit: Lynne Sladky Two times a charm? If so, Michael Beasley is in luck. On wednesday, he visited with the Los Angeles Lakers for a second time in the course of a month. The increased interest could mean good things for the former Miami Heat small forward. I’m told that Michael Beasley had...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team workout Michael Beasley for second time

Could a Michael Beasley signing be imminent? According to Alex Kennedy from Basketball Insiders, Beasley had his second workout with the Lakers today. The 25-year-old also worked out for the purple and gold at the end of July. I'm told that Michael Beasley had a second workout with the Los Angeles Lakers today. We'll see if the Lakers sign him.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe: 'I would go 0-30 before I would go 0-9' from the floor

The Kobe documentary is shaping up to be must-see TV, especially if we are going to get more quotes like this. Gotham Chopra, the director of “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”, an upcoming documentary on Bryant, told a story about being with Kobe and watching the Nets and the Heat play. Recounts Chopra, “Deron Williams went like 0-9. I was like, ‘Can you believe Deron Williams went...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

Even as Kobe Bryant returns to action, trouble remains in the City of Angels. I have been re-watching a lot of The Office lately, because A) it’s August, and B) I need something to cheer me up in between episodes of The Leftovers. One of my favorite episodes is “The Dundies,” where Michael Scott has the entire office meet at Chili’s for a company awards ceremony that no...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant, Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer featured in new NBA 2K15 trailer

via 2K Sports If you can’t wait five more weeks in order to see Kobe Bryant, Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer on the same court together while wearing the Lakers’ purple and gold, this NBA 2K15 trailer is perfect for you. The two minute clip, which is set to “Suck My Kiss” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, features TNT’s Ernie Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal who will host the...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers sign Jordan Clarkson to two-year deal

PHOTO: NBA.com The Los Angeles Lakers have finally signed Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson, who was selected on behalf of the Lakers by the Washington Wizards with the 46th pick on draft night, has signed a two-year deal with the purple and gold, according to Basketball Insiders. The first year guaranteed for $507,336, while the second year is for $845,059 and is non-guaranteed. The team will...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant trash talked LeBron James after ‘The Decision’

The Los Angeles Lakers had just defeated the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals, making them back-to-back NBA champions, but all of the attention was on LeBron James and his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. That did not sit well with Kobe Bryant. From Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding: With a brutal seven-game victory over the Celtics in the bank for...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA GM Says Kobe Has No Trade Value

The Los Angeles Lakers granted Kobe Bryant a 2-year, $48 million extension before he tore his Achilles. Many questioned the move from a business standpoint. Obviously, Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players to ever play the game, but he’s on the downside of his career and the Lakers handicapped themselves from signing other max guys. Trading Kobe could be an option to free...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson Signs With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night. In the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Clarkson led the Lakers’ entry in scoring, (15.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.0) while shooting 42.1% (8-19) from beyond-the-arc in five games (all starts).
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Season Projection For Ed Davis

Ed Davis is still looking to live up to the potential that made him a lottery pick in 2010 (13th overall). After the Los Angeles Lakers were able to sign him for one-year and $1 million, it seems as if he will have a great chance. The frontcourt for the Lakers is deep, but with Byron Scott […] Los Angeles Lakers: Season Projection For Ed Davis - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
Via NBA Draft Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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