LAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lakers Will Aggressively Pursue Hassan Whiteside, As They Should

When I talked with Sam Vecenie about the Lakers’ offseason, he asked me to make one bold prediction for this summer. I asked Sam if it was bold to say the Lakers would sign Hassan Whiteside in free agency. After all, there have been murmurs of the Lakers’ interest in the Heat big man and he fills an obvious need. Fast forward a few weeks and Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne are...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
2 hours ago

Lakers Offseason: Kyrie Irving Feels Like Young Kobe Bryant Via Instagram

Kyrie Irving has done his best to channel former Lakers’ guard, Kobe Bryant‘s mindset ever since winning the 2016 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors Just like there will never be another Michael Jordan, the odds of finding a player exactly the same as Lakers’ legend, Kobe Bryant is slim to none, but that […] Lakers Offseason: Kyrie Irving Feels Like Young Kobe Bryant...
Via Lake Show Life
4 hours ago

Someone made the best Byron Scott tribute video of all-time

2014-2016 in eleven minutes of greatness. "Man up." "Soft." "Fox hole." All of these phrases and more will be forever etched into the lore of the Los Angeles Lakers, memories passed down from generation to generation of fans of the team in remembrance of arguably the darkest period in team history. Any reader of this site knew without even clicking the links that the above quotes...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
7 hours ago

Lakers Offseason: D’Angelo Russell Dominates Pro-Am Game (Video)

Despite all of the hate and rumors that surround the Lakers’ young point guard, D’Angelo Russell has stayed busy and done his best to let his game do the talking Ever since the Nick Young video scandal, Lakers’ sophomore guard, D’Angelo Russell has done his best to fly under the radar —barring his recent hilarious […] Lakers Offseason: D’Angelo Russell Dominates Pro...
Via Lake Show Life
8 hours ago

Lakers Free Agency: LA Should Consider Undrafted Guard Josh Adams

The Lakers should consider undrafted guard, Josh Adams as an option to fill their currently bare roster Last year, the Lakers made a surprise pick in the first round of the NBA draft by selecting Wyoming forward Larry Nance Jr., who then went on to shock the basketball world by using his unbelievable athleticism and unexpected […] Lakers Free Agency: LA Should Consider Undrafted...
Via Lake Show Life
9 hours ago

Mitch Kupchak on free agency: Lakers have more to offer this time around

As many of you may know, the Los Angeles Lakers are gearing up to make a huge splash in free agency in a few weeks. With new head coach Luke Walton running the show, there is plenty of excitement in Laker land right now. The roster that the Lakers have going into this offseason is a lot better than the one they had last year. That’s why general manager Mitch Kupchak believes the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers reportedly plan to aggressively pursue Hassan Whiteside

Now that the NBA Draft has come and gone, all of the focus for most teams will be towards the start of free agency. The Los Angeles Lakers will be one of the teams to watch once free agency opens up. While they have been rumored to be going after plenty of players, they have their eyes set on one particular big man. According to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Lakers...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside primary offseason target of Lakers according to report

The Los Angeles Lakers are starting a new era without Kobe Bryant, and one of their preferred pieces in free agency is reportedly Hassan Whiteside, per Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Story posting now with @ramonashelburne: @espn sources say the Lakers plan to aggressively pursue Miami's Hassan Whiteside in free agency — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2016 ...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kerr on gun control: 'We are insane'

Steve Kerr recently appeared on The TK Show, a podcast hosted by Mercury News sports columnist Tim Kawakami to presumably talk about the fallout from the Golden State Warriors’ Game 7 loss in the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Much of the podcast was decidated to the usual topics. Kerr talked about the upcoming free agent period and the likelihood that some of the...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft recap: How did the Los Angeles Lakers do?

In the weeks leading into the 2016 NBA Draft, fans of the Los Angeles Lakers, fans of basketball, and “draft experts” of the sport had the Lakers selecting Brandon Ingram from Duke at second overall.  However it all hinged on who the Philadelphia 76ers would select, Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons from LSU. The Lakers and even fans were almost in a consensus that they wanted Ingram...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Ivica Zubac Become a Second Round Gem for the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers had a successful draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn adding youth and talent. The selection of second overall pick Brandon Ingram will surely generate the most hype, but 32nd overall selection Ivica Zubac must not be overlooked. Zubac stands 7-foot-1, 265-pound and is a very young 19 years old. The Croatian was once considered a first round pick and has already...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young breaks into song over split with Iggy Azalea (vid)

If there’s one thing that can be gleaned about Nick Young amidst the fallout from his split with Iggy Azalea that’s abundantly clear, it’s that the breakup won’t stop him from seeking out attention. Young emerged in the public for the first time Thursday since Azalea unceremoniously dumped him Sunday in a demonstrative affair — allegedly spawned by Swaggy P’s infidelity...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Ingram skinny memes are downright cruel

The Los Angeles Lakers drafted Brandon Ingram with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night, and one of the first things people noticed was how slender the former Duke star is. Naturally, the very mean people of the internet hopped on the meme train. Here are some of the funnier ones (sorry, Brandon): With the 2nd pick of the 2016 NBA draft, the LA Lakers select...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak On Lakers Free Agency & Altering Pitch

Mitch Kupchak says the Lakers will pursue veteran leadership in free agency and the pitch will be a bit different than the last couple seasons.
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ivica Zubac may be biggest Lakers fan ever

The Los Angeles Lakers made Crotian center Ivica Zubac the happiest player on draft day. Zubac, whom the team selected with the No. 32 overall pick in the draft, is as big of a Lakers fan as you could imagine. Zubac could not be more excited - he’s been a HUGE Lakers fan for his entire life, told me he cried like a baby when Kobe scored 60. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers select Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram is going to be a Los Angeles Laker. How does he fit in Hollywood? The Player: Brandon Ingram is tall, long, and rail-thin. While visually he draws comparisons to Kevin Durant as a thin, lanky wing draining shots from outside, he isn’t on Durant’s level as a player. That doesn’t mean he won’t be a star, because he has all of the skills to become just that....
Via The Lottery Mafia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe mentoring draft prospect Hield

Buddy Hield may not know where he’s going to be drafted. But the University of Oklahoma star is seeking advice from a great source — Kobe Bryant. The future Hall of Fame guard has been counseling the soon-to-be NBA rookie. “He’s been a huge influence with the way he told me to approach the game,” Hield said, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “He said that, ...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers roster

The 2015-16 NBA season marked the worst in Los Angeles Lakers franchise history, even dating back to its days in Minneapolis. Can you name the 15 players who were on this Lakers squad?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Young dumped Iggy Azalea for pregnant baby mama

It has widely been assumed that Iggy Azalea broke up with Nick Young because he cheated on her, but was it actually the Los Angeles Lakers swingman who called things off? According to some juicy gossip from MediaTakeOut.com, Young is the one who dumped Iggy. The report claims Swaggy P has gotten back together with the mother of his child, Keonna, who happens to be pregnant again...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace explains triangle offense using food

There are few people who know the ins and outs of the triangle offense as well as Phil Jackson. He won a ton of NBA titles with it as a coach. However, even fewer of his players have been able to master the offensive scheme. One would think that Ron Artest …e rrr, Metta World Peace, would be among those that haven’t mastered the offense. After all, he didn’t exactly play offense...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: D'Angelo Russell on Luke Walton, Trade Rumors, New Commerical

Los Angeles Lakers D'Angelo Russell on new head coach Luke Walton, trade rumors and his new commerical.
Via Lakers Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Nation Interviews Luke Walton: Free Agency, D'Angelo Russell

Lakers Nation's Serena Winters goes one-on-one with new head coach Luke Walton, talking free agency, D'Angelo Russell and more.
Via Lakers Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to appear in Chinese reality TV show

Kobe Bryant is going to be doing more than fighting ghosts this summer. Although maybe there was a clue as to Bryant’s offseason agenda during his Ghostbusters ad which debuted during the NBA Finals. “My vision is bigger than that,” said the Black Mamba at the beginning of the spot. “We built a whole studio in China!” While we don’t know anything about any mysterious...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron has Lakers, others 'on watch again' in free agency?

LeBron James has the Cleveland Cavaliers on the cusp of a title after storming back from a 3-1 defecit against the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals. And if the Cavaliers win, could James leave in free agency? Maybe it’s not as outlandish as it sounds, especially with teams such as the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers hanging around with ways to bring James on board...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers remove Magic Johnson as honorary VP

Never tweet? Magic Johnson might want to consider that. At least while he holds an administrative title with a professional sports team. On Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated Johnson’s title of Honorary Vice President and removed their former superstar from the organization’s staff directory. The decision was made in light of tweets Johnson posted to Twitter that may...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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