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Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

For the second consecutive season, the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t expected to do much this year as they find themselves in a rebuilding phase. ESPN The Magazine’s Henry Abbott put the blame for the Lakers’ recent misfortunes on the star largely responsible for their success in the 2000s — Kobe Bryant. Abbott says the Lakers’ lack of big name free agent acquisitions and Dwight...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

How many superstars has Kobe cost the Lakers?

Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest NBA players to ever live, but he also has a reputation for being a tough teammate. Kobe holds everyone he plays with accountable, sometimes to a fault. Has that attitude resulted in the Lakers missing out on a number of superstars that could have helped them win over...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe to Julius Randle: You’re an idiot if you (expletive) this up

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle had one of his better games of the preseason on Sunday night against the Utah Jazz. The 19-year old scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots. There will likely be some growing pains for Randle throughout the season, but Kobe Bryant has not been afraid to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers : We’ve Fallen and we can’t get up

Things in LaLa land are as bas as ever. I realize last week was just a preseason game, but they got blown off the floor by Golden State. I watched the game if that’s what you want to call it and it reminded me of the jv vs. varsity scrimmages we had in high school. It looked like LA didn’t belong. Coming off our worst season with an advanced superstar and a cast of no names or...
Via The Front Office News
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant dishes behind-the-back to Carlos Boozer (Video / GIF)

Kobe Bryant put on a show for L.A. Lakers fans with a fantastic behind-the-back pass to Carlos Boozer for the finish during the second quarter of Sunday night's preseason game at the Staples Center.Bryant led the Lakers in scoring with 26 points, while Boozer chipped in 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, as the Lakers beat the Jazz 98-91.Video via NBA. This post appeared first...
Via Holdout Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Alec Burks breaks Kobe Bryant's ankles

I’m not sure you can blame it on Kobe’s old age, but it was a hell of a move. Alec Burks crossed over Bryant with a beautiful behind-the-back move that left one of the leagues all time great defenders frozen in his tracks. h/t Danny Hazan
Via Thacover2
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin takes sane approach to his opportunity with the Lakers

If you ever meet Jeremy Lin, don't bring up the "L" word. He doesn't like it. Definitely tries to create distance from it. That wild run in New York might as well have happened three decades, not three seasons, ago. The Lakers guard now considers himself more Linteresting than Linsanity, in case you missed his online spoof of the debonair man in the popular beer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Injury Update: Xavier Henry will go to New York to get knee reevaluated

The Los Angeles Lakers enter today's game against the Utah Jazz with a 1-3 record in the preseason. Coming off a dreadful 27-win season that was marked by numerous injuries to key players. One injury was to forward Xavier Henry, who has yet to play in a game this preseason. He will be heading to New York for an evaluation on his right knee, which has plagued him for nearly a...
Via NBA Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Xavier Henry To Be Re-Evalauted After Second Opinion, Regenokine On Knee

Xavier Henry will travel to New York City to seek a second opinion following this summer’s knee surgery, the Los Angeles Lakers announced on Saturday. Henry will then travel to Dusseldorf, Germany, and receive treatment from next week to receive Regenokine treatment. Henry was granted permission from the Lakers to miss practices and be absent from the team in order to make these...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Can They Make The Playoffs?

Los Angeles Lakers: Can They Make The Playoffs? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publihser/Hoopstuff… If you are a loyal reader, you have seen that I have written many times this offseason that the Lakers have zero chance of making the playoffs, I have gotten hate mail and I have loved it, but as I was writing an article on the teams who just missed the playoffs that have a chance...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Carlos Boozer Celebrates an And-1 Down 21 Points (GIF)

The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t gotten off to the best start to their preseason, but that isn’t stopping Carlos Boozer from celebrating after a “big” play. With the Lakers trailing the Jazz by 21 points last night, Kobe found Boozer on the block who muscled it up and in for an And-1. It was a nice play by the Lakers, but Boozer took it one step too far when he celebrated the...
Via Standing O Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nash hurt his back doing what?

We’ve all been there before. You’re carrying some heavy bags up the stairs when you feel a little tweak in your back, at which point you retire to the couch for the rest of the night. It’s not the most embarrassing thing in the world, unless of course you’re a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. That’s apparently what happened to Lakers guard Steve...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Swaggy P responds to Snoop's diss of girlfriend Iggy Azalea

Lakers shooting guard Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young loves the attention that comes with being in L.A., I’m just not sure he’s totally prepared for all the attention Snoop Dogg is going to bring his way. Young decided to jump in the ongoing beef between the rap legend and his girlfriend Iggy Azalea late Tuesday night. In case you missed it, Snoop decided to post a picture mocking...
Via Thacover2
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Snoop Dogg in Twitter war with Nick Young, Iggy Azalea

For whatever reason, Snoop Dogg decided to launch a full-blown social media assault on Iggy Azalea earlier this week. It all started when Snoop posted a photo on Instagram making fun of what Iggy looks like without makeup on. Azalea later fired back by asking why Snoop was being an “ass” for no reason, and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers Season preview: Team Projections

This is the second part of the season preview for the Los Angeles Lakers and now it’s time to make some projections for the team. The team is in a make or break it season for GM Kupchak, they have banked on landing major free agents and failed twice now. This season, all the analysts have been taking potshots at the Lakers and believe that this could be another lost season for...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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