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Lakers Podcast: James Worthy on the biggest difference from last year to now

Big. Game. James. The Lakers (despite their recent struggles) are off to one of the most surprising starts in the NBA. Few people have paid as much attention to the organization over the last few years as Spectrum Sportsnet analyst and former Laker James Worthy, so who better to judge how far these kids have come? Somehow, “Big Game” agreed to come on the show, even for a few...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
8 hours ago

Lakers vs. Rockets final score: Lakers throttled in Houston, lose fourth straight

The fun start to the season is fading away in a hurry. The Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to get healthy in a hurry, and Wednesday night was the latest example of why. The men in purple and gold were absolutely crushed by the Houston Rockets by a final tally of 134-95. The Lakers struggled right out of the gate, a trend that has been very troubling this season. Los Angeles trailed...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
14 hours ago

Lakers Get Demolished By Rockets and Lose Fourth Straight Game

This game couldn’t be over quick enough. The Lakers got smashed in their game against Houston. The final score? 134-95. I haven’t seen them get messed up like this since… well, okay, Friday. But this was just a massacre. The downfall could be traced all the way back to the first quarter (which really has been their downfall throughout the season; it’s like the Lakers play...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
14 hours ago

Preview and Chat: Lakers vs. Rockets

The Lakers are now 3 games under .500 at 10-13. They have lost 3 in a row and 4 of their last 5 games, their lone win coming against the Bulls in what was a pretty unexpected performance considering how shorthanded they were and the fact they were on the 2nd night of a back to back. The team, of course, remains shorthanded. Though the recent update on D’Angelo Russell is somewhat...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
20 hours ago

Lakers: D-Fenders take on the Vipers for the fourth time now down 3-1

This week in the D-League, the Lakers Development League team, the D-Fenders, have played the Rio Grande Vipers three times and beat a few other teams along the way. The D-Fenders veterans, Vander Blue, Justin Harper and Josh Magette are sweeping up at the D-League. Add Ivica Zubac to that trio and you have some […] Lakers: D-Fenders take on the Vipers for the fourth time now down...
Via Lake Show Life
1 day ago

Lakers Must Prioritize Defense to Make Playoff Dream a Reality

The hype train on the Los Angeles Lakers has begun to rev up, but if the team is serious about making the Playoffs this season, they need to turn it around on the defensive end of the floor If it wasn’t already apparent enough, Monday’s contest against the Utah Jazz was a prime example of […] Lakers Must Prioritize Defense to Make Playoff Dream a Reality - Lake Show Life -...
Via Lake Show Life
1 day ago

WATCH: Luke Walton On Increasing Passes & Vocal Leadership

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton gives us all the injury updates. Plus, is Walton considering breaking up the bench for Wednedsay's game? How has he seen Julius Randle develop mentally? How can the Lakers increase their passes? Does Brandon Ingram need to be more vocal? Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: When Luke Walton Is Your Head Coach...This Looks Fun

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton putting in work with forward Julius Randle after practice. 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 prior to final game: https:...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Practice: Lou Williams Prior To Lakers Vs. Rockets

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams says they didn't make too many adjustments at practice today and is uncertain whether he will start or come off the bench when this shorthanded squad takes on the Rockets on Wednesday. Williams talks about head coach Luke Walton's decision to bring hi and Jordan Clarkson off the bench since the start of the year. Watch more of our most popular...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers: D’Angelo Russell, Tarik Black Out Wednesday Night

Despite making progress toward returning, Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell and Tarik Black will not travel with the team to Houston. When it rains it pours, they say, although it doesn’t rain too much in sunny Southern California; we’re in a drought. The Lakers are experiencing more bad luck with injuries. Backup big man Tarik Black went […] Lakers: D’Angelo Russell, Tarik Black...
Via Lake Show Life
1 day ago

Whicker: Lakers aren't giving in, but injuries have them giving out

LOS ANGELES >> They all say they don't use injuries as a crutchLuke Walton walked into his postgame locker room Monday night and saw yet another Laker using a crutch for an injury."I'm pretty sure he won't be playing tomorrow night," Walton said of backup center Tarik Black, who sprained his ankle in the third quarter.
Via LA Daily News
2 days ago

Jazz hold off Lakers' rally to win without Snyder, 107-101

LOS ANGELES (AP) Gordon Hayward scored 23 points and the Utah Jazz overcame the absence of ill coach Quin Snyder for their sixth victory in seven games, 107-101 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. Lou Williams had 38 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Lakers, who rallied in the fourth quarter and nearly stole a victory despite finishing their eighth loss in...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Jose Calderon out 2-4 weeks with hamstring strain

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Lakers guard Jose Calderon will be sidelined for at least two weeks with a strained right hamstring. The Lakers announced their latest injury problem Monday before hosting Utah in their 11th game in 18 days. The Lakers also recalled rookie center Ivica Zubac from their D-League affiliate. Calderon is averaging 4.7 points and 2.6 assists in...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The injury bug is hitting the Los Angeles Lakers at the wrong time

The Los Angeles Lakers sit at a surprising 10-12 record and are in the midst of arguably their toughest stretch of games for the season. After completing a six game stretch where they faced the San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors (twice), and the Atlanta Hawks, the team set out for a four game road trip. They faced a suddenly resurgent New...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Los Angeles Lakers’ rebuilding process ahead of schedule?

Is this an early glimpse into the future or are these Luke Walton-coached Los Angeles Lakers already ready to bring back Showtime and reclaim the throne as the number one team in Los Angeles? As of December 1, 2016, the Lakers sit at 10-10, which would be good for ninth place in the Western Conference, and at a quarter way into the regular season, they already have more than half...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers G Young sidelined by calf injury

CHICAGO (AP) Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young is expected to miss two to four weeks with a strained right calf muscle. Young was hurt in the first quarter Tuesday night in a 105-88 loss at New Orleans. He had an MRI on Wednesday in Chicago that revealed the injury. It's another big blow for the Lakers, who already were without guard D'Angelo Russell due to a sore left knee...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young sued for alleged attack during pick-up game

Los Angeles Lakers swingman Nick Young is being sued for an alleged violent incident that took place during a church league basketball game over the summer. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a man named Luis Solis says he was playing against Young’s team in a game in Porter Ranch, Calif., on Aug. 18 when Young became “enraged” over what he thought was a missed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard angrily calls out Lakers fan who heckled him

Dwight Howard should fully expect to hear all kinds of four-letter words and nasty insults thrown his way when he plays games at the Staples Center, but that doesn’t mean he is just going to stand there and take it. As Howard was returning to the locker room following the Atlanta Hawks’ 109-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night, a fan shouted something at Howard that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Belief Phil Jackson could still wind up with Lakers

No matter what Phil Jackson says or does, the rumors bringing him back to the Los Angeles Lakers will likely never go away. Mark Heisler of the Orange County Register reported Saturday that there is still a belief in NBA circles that Jackson, currently president of the New York Knicks, will wind up back in Los Angeles after the 2016-17 season, which is when he can opt out of his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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