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Kobe Bryant's latest Nike sneaker colorway is an ode to President Obama

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant's latest Nike Kobe X Elite "Commander" colorway is not only an ode to President Barack Obama's infamous hoops game, but also the impact the commander-in-chief has had on Bryant off the floor. "Armed Forces" Kobe 10s drop next week— (@SneakerNews) October 8, 2015 Though one...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers-Kobe Bryant making Strides

After a disappointing first preseason game Kobe Bryant looked and played almost entirely different in last night’s overtime loss to the Utah Jazz. In his first outing after having spent approximately 9 months on the disabled list as a result of a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder Bryant looked disappointing to say the least. The 37 year old star played 35 games games in the...
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Kobe Bryant on Julius Randle: ‘Lamar Odom in Zach Randolph’s body’

Lakers forward Julius Randle has never really gotten a chance to fully show off his stuff ever since The Curse of David Stern’s Veto claimed another victim and he broke his right leg in the Lakers’ regular season opener last year. But with the former No. 7 overall pick heading into the 2015-16 campaign with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Trevor Booker takes a swing at Roy Hibbert, gets ejected (video)

The 2015-16 NBA regular season hasn’t even begun yet, but players already seem to have a midseason mindset. Tuesday night’s Jazz-Lakers game got ugly for a brief moment when Trevor Booker and Roy Hibbert got into it. Hibbert got in Booker’s face and bumped him, and that didn’t go over well. Booker then took a swing at Hibbert’s face. Not a good move at all RT @TheCauldron...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Former Kentucky Star Julius Randle Annihilate A Young Boy’s Lay-Up Attempt

Here’s a lesson, kids: When you go to the basket, go hard. Don’t bring that weak stuff. Your shot will get blocked and you will be embarrassed.  Former Kentucky star Julius Randle – now a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers – helps us teach this lesson. He recently visited his local Boys and Girls Club and did this on the court to a young boy.    This is what happens...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap From the Lakers’ First Preseason Game

The NBA season is finally upon us. With the first preseason game of what fans hope will be a part of a long and prosperous season, fans of the Los Angeles Lakers were finally treated to a live contest for the first time in months. As meaningless as preseason games may be, Sunday night’s matchup against the Utah Jazz was intriguing  for a multitude of reasons. For one, superstar...

Steve Nash Works Out With Warriors

Retired Lakers point guard Steve Nash is still in California with a team. Instead of sticking around in Los Angles, the former two-time MVP is up the road with the defending champion Warriors as a player development consultant. The post Steve Nash Works Out With Warriors appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Kobe Bryant may play small forward this season

Kobe Bryant is being tested at the small forward position during training camp by Lakers coach Byron Scott. The Lakers’ first training camp runthrough saw Bryant play the wing with D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson in the backcourt, according to the Orange County Register’s Bill Oram. Scott’s reasoning is quite simple. The objective is to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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D’Angelo Russell Has the Right Mentality, but his Play Must Back up his Attitude

Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell during a workout in Hawaii on Tuesday. (Marco Garcia / Associated Press) Whether he likes it or not, D’Angelo Russell has been given the task of rebuilding the Los Angeles Lakers into a championship contender. When a player is selected in the top five, the expectation is for that individual to become the face of the franchise. In the City of Angels...
Via The Sports Journal
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Kevin Durant calls Lakers free agency rumors a lie

The impending free agency of Kevin Durant took an intriguing turn when ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar considers the Los Angeles Lakers a top destination. However, according to Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman, Durant said the rumors Smith shared are a lie. Kevin Durant on the Lakers rumors: "I don't talk to Stephen A Smith at all. No one in...
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Hangin’ with Mr. Kobe: Los Angeles Lakers 2015-16 Season Preview

Less than five minutes into the Los Angeles Lakers media day, the internet was flooded with images of a 37-year-old Kobe Bryant, once again donning the legendary purple and gold that he is now about to wear for a 20th consecutive season. At the same time, hyped Summer League sensation D’Angelo Russell put on the same colors for the first time. Welcome to the 2015-16 edition of...
Via The Lottery Mafia
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Highlights of Mitch Kupchak’s Annual Pre-Season Press Conference

On Thursday afternoon, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak held his annual pre-season press conference in which he discussed the state of the team, his outlook for the future, and any additional information regarding the Lakers. Being an executive of one of the NBA’s premier franchises comes with the added pressure of winning, and Kupchak was put under the microscope...

D'Angelo Russell: Lakers have 'all the tools' to make the playoffs

Los Angeles Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell isn't afraid to speak his mind. Earlier in the summer, Russell earned from flak from Lakers fans for saying Tracy McGrady -- a rival of Kobe Bryant's earlier in his career -- was the greatest player ever, theoretically taking a shot at Kobe. Russel did himself no favors a few weeks later, when he said Lakers fans were spoiled from winning...
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Kupchak: Lakers support Scott if he decides to play veterans over youth

Los Angeles Lakers Byron Scott has a difficult decision to make this season: Should he value winning at all costs or developing the team's youth?In an ideal world, the two go hand in hand. But that might not be the case this season. The Lakers' roster has conflicting interests.Kobe Bryant, Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass are in win-now mode. The veterans are either in...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell: Kobe 'told me he likes to shoot the ball’

    The peerless Kobe Bryant has been known by many names over the course of his 19-year NBA career. The Black Mamba, Kobe Bean, Vino, Kobe Wan Kenobi, Chucker Cheese, Ground-Hog Day, Kobrick Koffee. OK, maybe I made up the last three. But if the Mamba’s recent comments to Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell are any indication, we may have to add another one to the list: Captain...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers looking to Resurrect Franchise with new Roster

The NBA is much more exciting when the Los Angeles Lakers are competitive and competing for a championship title. The last couple years have been an atrocity to say the least, but with training camp ready to kickoff on Tuesday in Hawaii, a whole new journey is ready to begin. Looking to restore life this coming season, the Lakers head into the 2015-2016 NBA season with fresh new...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young discusses his nickname & wanting to take swag to the moon

Campus Sports recently caught up with Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young — who was accompanied by his son — out in L.A. to discuss a number of topics ranging from his unique nickname, “Swaggy P,” to the rivalry between the cities two NBA teams. Young was candid as always and dropped some incredible soundbites when discussing his rivals, along with sharing what his profession...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell is the future for the Los Angeles Lakers

TARRYTOWN, NY – AUGUST 8: D’Angelo Russell #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a portrait during the 2015 NBA rookie photo shoot on August 8, 2015 at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility in Tarrytown, New York(Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) If there is any franchise in the NBA who is desperate and eager to get back to championship aspirations it is the Los Angeles...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Metta World Peace plays coy about training at Lakers facilities

Rumors have been swirling about a possible reunion between Metta World Peace and the Los Angeles Lakers for the past month, and he didn’t do anything to squelch them in a recent interview with TMZ. Metta says he’s been training at Lakers team facilities with some of the team’s younger players. When asked if “Peace would spread” to the NBA this season, Metta played coy...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Logic: The Analytics Advantage

Various sports hubs began reporting over the weekend that the Los Angeles Lakers had undergone a front office overhaul, realigning their organization to give analytics a more prominent role. Beyond improving organizational agility, the Lakers front office is making a statement that they intend to drastically improve the flow of information and implementation between the analytical...
Via The Lottery Mafia
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers adding veteran presence to loaded backcourt

While the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t make any home run acquisitions in free agency this offseason, the team picked up some solid rotational players to surround the young core they have established through the last two drafts consisting D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle. However, despite a solid addition in Louis Williams and the presence of all-time great Kobe...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing the Los Angeles Lakers’ Depth Chart

For a team fresh off of a 21 win season, the Los Angeles Lakers have rebuilt their roster in a rather admirable fashion. While the Lakers did not achieve their primary free agency goals, general manager Mitch Kupchak and Co. managed to rebound nicely by adding some savvy veterans to a young, budding team. Los Angeles also put all of their eggs in the D’Angelo Russell basket...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Donald Trump goes on attack against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Donald Trump has pulled no punches during his campaign to gain the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election. While Trump’s attacks have mostly focused on his political opponents and the media, “The Donald” recently took his latest battle to court. The basketball court, that is. NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar penned his critical thoughts about Trump in a recent...
Via The Sports Daily
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Buss continues to say some crazy things but at what cost?

The Los Angeles Lakers are something, right? Not only from a historical perspective, but in the sense that we always expect them to bounce back from disastrous seasons and develop a roster with at least a few stars roaming the hardwood. Then again, all of those thoughts subconsciously placed into our craniums over the years feel so yesterday — or, at least, in the pre-Jim Buss...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Book of Genesis, the first book of the Holy Bible, is the most famous creation story known to humankind, since human beings began to write letters on paper. Other cultures and civilizations have their own revered texts and shared origin stories. A lucky few are present at the creation of something vast, remarkable, formidable, or all of the above, but most of us must settle...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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