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Washington 98, Los Angeles Lakers 92; 27 January 2015 (Washington 31-15, Los Angeles Lakers 12-34)

Photo Credit: zimbio.com Tuesday night, the Wizards took the Staples Center floor for their only road appearance against the Lakers. With no Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles has a roster filled with players who haven’t worked out in other places & young guys trying to find their way in the Association. Against Washington, they showed energy and determination. Fortunately for the Wizards...
Via DC Sports-Kings
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young doesn’t realize he has to play defense

Lakers shooting guard Nick Young can definitely stuff the stat sheet with offensive numbers to make your eyes pop, but defensively, well… let’s just say he may not know the meaning of the word “defense.” Against the Rockets, Young apparently decided it would be best to basically just leave his man, walk into the paint, and forget his man was wide open for a three point attempt...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young on Kobe’s absence: ‘Just give me the ball and get out of the way’

Kobe Bryant’s season looks to be over, as he prepares for surgery on his torn rotator cuff. But Nick “Swaggy P” Young is ready to step up in his place. Swaggy P gave a great response when asked about how the Lakers will adjust during Kobe’s absence...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe definitely returning next season

        This embed is invalid   " /> Kobe Bryant isn’t about to spend his final days in the NBA on the injured list. The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday that Bryant would undergo surgery this week on his torn rotator cuff, almost certainly sidelining him for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. If that is indeed the case, this would be the third...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to undergo shoulder surgery, likely out for season

As expected, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery on his right rotator cuff and is listed as being out indefinitely. The Lakers have not announced a timetable for his return, but in all likelihood, the 36-year-old guard will be out for the rest of the season. Bryant tore his rotator cuff during a dunk attempt against the New Orleans Pelicans last week and an...
Via Rumors and Rants
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant needs surgery, likely out for season

  This embed is invalid   " /> EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant’s surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers say they’ll announce a timetable for Bryant’s recovery after surgery...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers making rookies bring baby dolls to home games (Video)

The Los Angeles Lakers are hazing rookies Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black by making them bring baby dolls to home games or else risk being fined by their fellow veterans. Clarkson spoke to LakersNation about his fatherly responsibilities, which he seems to be taking very seriously.Video via LakersNation. H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery Wednesday

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday that Kobe Bryant will have aurgery Wednesday to repair his right shoulder. From the Lakers: “Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who injured his right shoulder in last Wednesday night’s game against the Pelicans in New Orleans, was examined this morning by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Remember Me? Be Ready for Wes Johnson’s Breakout Year

Wesley Johnson’s first three seasons in the NBA have not been what people were expecting when he was taken 4th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2010 NBA Draft. Not taking anything away from what Wes has done so far (he made the NBA All-Rookie Second Team and has averaged 7.7 ppg over the three years he has been in the league) but the former Big East Player of the Year...
Via In The Neutral Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarik Black gets hazed hilariously by Lakers

  Rookie Duties A photo posted by Los Angeles Lakers (@lakers) on Jan 25, 2015 at 4:25pm PST   Hazing of NBA rookies is common theme, we see it every year. Arriving to last nights game, recent Laker acquisition and rookie, Tarik Black, was sporting a rather fetching look. It’s not all that original for rookies to be handed a pink backpack and be told to wear it until...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lin disappointed by benching, but not giving up on Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jeremy Lin acknowledges he was surprised and disappointed by his first complete benching in nearly three years. The point guard who once sparked Linsanity from New York to China also isn't ready to quit trying to make a difference for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Lin didn't play in the Lakers' 99-85 loss at San Antonio on Friday, missing a game for the first...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Receives Healthy DNP-CD

Jeremy Lin was a healthy scratch, DNP-CD during the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Jordan Clarkson got the start at point guard, with Ronnie Price backing him up. "He just looked like he was very poised and the moment wasn't too big for him," Byron Scott said of Clarkson. "I know what Jeremy can do, so the next game it might be different." Lin left the...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant shows us what it’s like for an athlete to receive devastating injury news

  Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant allowed cameras to film him receiving the heartbreaking diagnosis of his shoulder injury. For the third straight season, Bryant has suffered an injury that has ended his season. Video via The Player’s Tribune: “This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me AND in front of me.” – @kobebryant http...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe to be re-examined before deciding injury fate

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kobe Bryant's torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Los Angeles Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery. Bryant was examined Friday in Los Angeles. He tore his rotator cuff Wednesday in New Orleans. Team physician Steve Lombardo confirmed the diagnosis and discussed treatment options with Bryant,...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe jokingly blames torn rotator cuff on passing

Kobe Bryant remains in good spirits despite the expectation that his 2014-15 NBA regular season campaign is over due to a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Both the Lakers and Bryant anxiously await further news regarding the severity of the veteran’s shoulder injury, Lakers head coach Byron Scott admitted that he’s “worried,” while...Read More The post Kobe Bryant...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell drills NBA cheerleader in head with ball for movie shoot (videos)

  Actor Will Ferrell ran afoul of Smoothie King Center security during a New Orleans Pelicans game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night after drilling a cheerleader in the face with a basketball during a halftime attempt at a half-court shot gone awry. The entire ball-to-the-face debacle of course was staged and was...Read More The post Will Ferrell drills NBA cheerleader...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Time to embrace the tank?

Although these times in the course of history have been rare and few, now is not a good time to be a Los Angeles Lakers fan. The franchise with the most wins in NBA history is now heading towards its second consecutive losing season, the first time that’s happened since 1976. The team’s star for the last decade is starting to wear down and talks about his possible retirement...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Mid-Season Review

We’re 42 games into the season, and the Lakers have only won 12.  While most teams tend to hit their strides in mid-season, the Lakers have continued to struggle.  We’ve seen plenty of dramatic story lines this year, and because it’s been a few months since I’ve written an article, I figured I would address a few big ones to keep the length manageable. Kobe Bryant I start...
Via Lakerholicz.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Byron Scott Ruin The Lakers Season?

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 19: Head coach Byron Scott of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game with the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty)   The Los Angeles Lakers are nearing the midway point of one of the worst seasons in franchise history since moving from Minneapolis back in 1960...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Swaggy P bought Iggy a Ferrari after cheating rumors?

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has found himself at the center of some unfortunate gossip rumors, and they may have cost him a pretty penny. Last week, some photos surfaced that appeared to show Swaggy P hanging out with two ladies who were not Iggy. He was seen escorting them from his 1962 Chevy...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant shows us that he knows this is the end

During a bad season, it seems that Kobe Bryant isenjoying every minute of it. We all get older.  This summer, your's truly will hit that magical 40 mark.  In life, you are hitting that middle age point where kids don't need you as much and you've got a bit more time on your hands and you realize that that guy you were in high school is long gone. In sports, getting older...
Via Sportz Assassin
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers remain America's favorite NBA team, per Twitter

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently one of the worst teams in basketball with a W-L record of 12-27 but that hasn’t put much of a dent in the team’s following. In a survey conducted by Twitter where the company looked at which NBA team is followed the most in each geographic region, it is Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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