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No Lakers received votes for the NBA All-Defensive teams

Not even Jose Calderon. The Los Angeles Lakers were a horrific defensive team during the 2016-17 season. They ranked last in the league in defensive efficiency for the second consecutive season, and the 113 points per 100 possessions they surrendered was the worst mark in the history of the Lakers franchise since Basketball-Reference began tracking the stat. A defense simply can’t...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
2 hours ago

Lakers News: Ivica Zubac wants to work with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to master the skyhook

The young GOAT is still trying to improve. Ivica Zubac has made little secret of his desire to model his own game after the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and Los Angeles Lakers’ great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Zubac’s first NBA basket was a hook shot, his teammates have compared him to Abdul-Jabbar and he’s even said he wants to be the Lakers’ next Kareem. About a month ago...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
3 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers find hidden gem in Josh Hart

The Los Angeles Lakers new front office duo of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka did a pretty solid job in their first draft in their respective roles. Johnson was named President of Basketball Operations around last years trade deadline, the same time when Pelinka took over as general manager from Mitch Kupchak. For a team that has been so dysfunctional over the last four years, the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers News: NBA names Brandon Ingram to All-Rookie Second Team

The No. 2 pick was one of five players on the No. 2 team. Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram was named to the NBA's All-Rookie Second Team, according to a team press release. According to the Lakers, Ingram is the fifth rookie in team history to make the second team after Kobe Bryant and Travis Knight made it in 1996-97, Nick Van Exel was on the team in 1993-94 and D’Angelo...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
6 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers: Predicting 3 free agents team will actually sign

Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

Kobe Bryant Gift Guide: 10 items for the Kobe fanatic in your life

 Find yourself missing the good ole’ Black Mamba days? You’ve come to the right place, Los Angeles Lakers fans! We present our Kobe Bryant gift guide. The Los Angeles Lakers may be in the midst of a rebuild, but we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. With Magic Johnson and […] Kobe Bryant Gift Guide: 10 items for the Kobe fanatic in your life - Lake Show Life...
Via Lake Show Life
8 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 reasons Lonzo Ball was the right pick

Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers: Which 2 players will Lonzo Ball impact the most?

Los Angeles Lakers fans have witnessed D’Angelo Russell fail to live up to expectations, but be slow to assume the same with Lonzo Ball. It’s rare to see analyst discuss a player and list his basketball IQ as his intangible. On top of that, to say leadership is a core piece of his character. But, […] Los Angeles Lakers: Which 2 players will Lonzo Ball impact the most? - Lake...
Via Lake Show Life
9 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers among the five winners of 2017 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers were one of the winners of the 2017 NBA Draft. The Los Angeles Lakers were very active during the 2017 NBA Draft. They made a flurry of moves prior to the draft and on draft night. Los Angeles ended up making four selections, filling needs with each pick. The Lakers were […] Los Angeles Lakers among the five winners of 2017 NBA Draft - Lake Show Life - Lake...
Via Lake Show Life
10 hours ago

Vegas does not expect Lonzo Ball to lead Lakers to playoffs

The expectations surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers may be through the roof now that they have drafted former UCLA star Lonzo Ball, but Las Vegas oddsmakers don’t think fans should count on the team making the postseason in the rookie’s first year.As ESPN’s Ben Fawkes notes, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook on Saturday posted odds for the Lakers to reach the playoffs next season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers’ new front office impresses on draft night

Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka impressed during their first NBA draft on Thursday. They have been busy in recent days, starting with the trade of D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets. Beginner’s luck or not, the Los Angeles Lakers did well in the draft, coming out with four quality prospects who can join the Lakers’ young core and add some valuable depth...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball was trolled by his college coach in 1988 interview

LaVar Ball has cemented himself as a well-known figure in sports. As ESPN’s Darren Rovell pointed out, Ball and his son, Lonzo, were two of three most-tweeted-about people during Thursday night’s NBA Draft. LaVar has made some pretty audacious claims about his playing ability. Though he was by all accounts an average college player, he talks as if he could still get buckets in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamar Odom threatens legal action against ESPN for Stephen A. Smith’s ‘crack’ comments

Stephen A. Smith crossed the line again on Thursday’s episode of First Take when he screamed on air about former Lakers forward Lamar Odom’s crack addiction in reference to Phil Jackson’s poor history as a general manager. Now Odom is calling Smith’s comments “slander,” asking ESPN to denounce what Smith said and use the situation as an opportunity to become more...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lonzo Ball Throws Out First Pitch At Dodger Stadium

Watch Los Angeles Lakers No. 2 draft pick Lonzo Ball throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium. Video courtesy of DodgerBlue.com 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 at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU Or Kobe's special message to Kevin Durant...
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lonzo Ball's Lakers Introductory Press Conference (IN FULL)

The Los Angeles Lakers officially introduced their No. 2 draft pick Lonzo Ball on Friday afternoon. Watch his press conference in full with Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka. 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 at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU...
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball booed as he left Barclays Center, throws BBB hat into stands

LaVar Ball had a big night. His son was drafted No. 2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers, fulfilling a lifelong dream. He also got to unveil Lonzo Ball’s ugly new ZO2: SHO’TIME edition sneakers. Then, as he left the Barclays Center, he was booed.In defiance of the boo-birds, Ball threw his Lakers-colored Big Baller Brand hat into the stands. Here is some video of the exchange...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton responds to LaVar Ball saying Lonzo will lead Lakers to playoffs

Shortly after Lonzo Ball was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, his father, LaVar Ball, said that Lonzo would lead the Lakers to the playoffs.But coach Luke Walton isn’t looking that far ahead.In fact, Walton said he’ll just be happy if Lonzo Ball can lead the Lakers to “a couple of Summer League victories” when he heard what the elder Ball said. Walton’s approach is certainly...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball wears Big Baller Brand bow tie to NBA Draft

The Big Baller Brand is famous for its comically expensive shoes and controversial t-shirts, but it doesn’t stop there. Lonzo Ball showed up at Thursday’s NBA Draft with a Big Baller Brand bow tie. For the most part, it’s a fairly understated look, especially for Big Baller Brand standards. Still, bow ties don’t usually have the brand logo visible. So, it’s certainly unique...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Was trading Russell the right move for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Many NBA fans were surprised by the Los Angeles Lakers most recent trade which sent the former No. 2 overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, D’Angelo Russell, and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in this year’s draft.  Many Laker fans were outraged when they heard that the team was shipping out one of their top young assets to clear up cap...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers trade D’Angelo Russell to Nets, clearing cap space (for PG? LeBron?) and making room for Lonzo Ball

On Tuesday afternoon, the NBA world was hit with the biggest Woj Bomb of the offseason so far. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers have traded D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in the upcoming draft. There are a lot of angles to parse here, but the basic gist seems to be this: The Lakers get: Relief from...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Nets acquire D'Anglo Russell, Lakers dump salary

Atoning for one of the final mistakes of the Mitch Kupchak/Jim Buss era, the Los Angeles Lakers traded away the three years remaining on the burdensome, regrettable contract of Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in the draft. The cost, however, was D'Angelo Russell, who the Lakers picked in 2015 over Kristaps Porzingis.The future of Russell with...
Via RealGM - NBA
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers 'dangling' D'Angelo Russell in bid for top 12 pick

The Los Angeles Lakers might finally trade point guard D’Angelo Russell.Russell has been the subject of trade rumors essentially since he arrived in Los Angeles. His slower-than-expected transition to the pros and an odd clash involving a so-called snitching affair surrounding teammates didn’t help.With the Lakers holding two first-round picks, it was hard to imagine the front...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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