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Kobe Bryant on 3-11 Lakers: 'We're not a 3-11 team'

While the saying goes that numbers don’t lie, as far as Kobe Bryant is concerned, the numbers that indicate the Los Angeles Lakers are a 3-11 team — which they are — simply are not accurate. Kobe on Lakers: "We're not a 3-11 team. We're not." — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) November 25, 2014 The Lakers...Read More The post Kobe Bryant on 3-11 Lakers team...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Young gives relationship advice & talks about courting Iggy Azalea in hilarious video

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young is a busy man—on and off the court. He drains threes and runs the break well for the Lakeshow. And he’s doing pretty well away from basketball as well, with rumors circulating that he and Iggy Azalea may be getting married in the near future. Oh, and he’s got that Forever 21 campaign going for him as well. And Swaggy P wants to show the...
Via The Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers hoping to extend roster size to 16 players

The Los Angeles Lakers may soon be allowed to extend their roster to 16 players. According to Eric Pincus from the L.A. Times, the Lakers have applied to the NBA for the hardship exception after Xavier Henry was diagnosed with a torn left Achilles’ tendon on Monday. As the team currently has four players out of action (Steve Nash, Julius Randle, Ryan Kelly, Henry) the Lakers are...
Via Lakerholicz.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Xavier Henry slaps Nick Young during interview

It looks like the Lakers are going to miss playing alongside Xavier Henry this season. Henry tore his left Achilles’ tendon during Monday’s practice session and underwent successful surgery on Tuesday. The 23-year-old will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season, though he is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2015-16 campaign. The purple and gold will miss Henry’s production...
Via Lakerholicz.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Xavier Henry Suffers Ruptured Achilles, Could Be Out Rest of Season

LA Lakers guard Xavier Henry suffered an injury that could cause him to be out for the rest of the season. As reported by NBA.com,  Xavier Henry underwent an MRI exam where it was discovered that he is suffering from a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The 23-year-old shooting guard suffered the injury during practice on Monday morning. The McDonald All-American winner is scheduled...
Via Basketball Bicker
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young Reveals the Secret to Landing Your Own Iggy Azalea

If you had to go to one NBA star to get advice on how to land a girl, who would you go to? Before you get all up in arms about going to an athlete for relationship advice, remember it’s just about landing the girl—not maintaining a marriage. Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young—boyfriend of hip-hop star Iggy Azalea—decided to help all the guys out there unleash their inner...
Via Busted Coverage
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Awarded $4.85M Disabled Player Exception

The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded a $4.85 million disabled player exception for Steve Nash, according to sources. Nash is out for the rest of the season due to back issues.
Via RealGM
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Defends The Lakers: ‘We Not A 3-11 Team’

Kobe’s way of responding to questions is pretty blunt. Aside from the topic of the Cavs and their record, the Lakers are also getting criticized wildly. Kobe had a few words to say about the Lakers. Kobe on Lakers: "We're not a 3-11 team. We're not." — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) November 25, 2014 [BSO] The post Kobe Defends The Lakers: ‘We Not A 3-11 Team’ appeared...
Via Geeks and Cleats
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash: Racism is Learned

When you are born, you know nothing about life. You just want to sleep, eat and be held. As parents many times our beliefs becomes our children’s beliefs. One of the many ways we can start to stop racism, stereotypes and prejudice is show our children through our actions that we treat everyone equal. That goes for all races, not just black and white, so I agree with Steve Nash...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Xavier Henry has ruptured Achilles

              The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday night that guard Xavier Henry underwent an MRI exam which revealed a ruptured left Achilles tendon. Henry suffered the injury at Monday’s practice. He is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday morning with Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Dr. Steve Lombardo of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Henry is...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to teammate: ‘Get the f— out of my way’ (VIDEO)

The Los Angeles Lakers were tied with the Denver Nuggets, 86-86, with just 15.1 seconds remaining in Sunday’s game. The Lakers had the ball, and everyone and their mother knew who was going to take the final shot. But Kobe Bryant wanted to make sure he and his teammates were on the same page. In the huddle before the play, it sure looked like Bryant turned to one of his teammates—possibly...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Xavier Henry Suffers Ruptured Achilles Tendon in Practice

The injury bug has plagued the Los Angeles Lakers for the past three seasons, and it struck once again today. Xavier Henry had his season cut short because of a knee injury a season ago, and in the midst of still working his way back from it, the team reported today that he likely suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, which would effectively end his season: .@XavierHenry suffered...
Via Standing O Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Hope Loyalty Toward Nash Will Help Down The Line With Free Agents

Steve Nash plans on remaining in Manhattan Bech for the remainder of his life and is expected to be part of the Los Angeles Lakers' franchise even after his contract expires. Nash had a breakfast meeting last week with Mitch Kupchak. "He's planning to come around when he's ready," Lakers' spokesman John Black said. The Lakers have given Nash time and space...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Airballs Recklessly Deep 3-Pointer Attempt Against Mavs (Video)

Frustration appears to already be sinking in for Kobe Bryant. Bryant and the Lakers fell to 3-10 with an embarrassing 140-106 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. In the process, Bryant had another miserable shooting night — which has become the norm this season — on the way to yet another loss. One shot in particular from Bryant stands out above the rest. Before things...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe won't take paycut, hints at retiring after contract ends

Kobe Bryant’s days as an NBA player might be numbered. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard hinted that he wouldn’t play past his last contract — which expires after next season — when he criticized hometown discounts saying they were a “big coup” for owners. Kobe insinuates that he won't be playing beyond his current contract. — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  1 Comment

Kobe Bryant says he took a big enough discount for Lakers to contend

            Kobe Bryant signed a two-year, $48.5 million contract that makes him the NBA’s highest-paid player.  But the Los Angeles Lakers star said Friday that he took a large enough hometown discount for the team to still be able to contend for championships. “This is a business, and you have to look at individuals and what they generate and the...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team bring in Roscoe Smith for workout

The Los Angeles Lakers have added yet another player to their workout schedule. According to Shams Charania from RealGM, the purple and gold are bringing Roscoe Smith for a workout today. Smith was on the Lakers’ training camp roster and impressed quite a few people along the way. The 23-year-old is currently a member of the Lakers’ D-League team, the D-Fenders. The Lakers will...
Via Lakerholicz.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Funny Swaggy P and Jordan Hill Interview (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers forwards Nick Young aka Swaggy P and Jordan Hill had a fun time talking to the media following the Lakers 98-92 upset victory over the Houston Rockets. The season has started very poorly for the Lakers but they are currently on a two game winning streak following the return of Nick Young. Always an example of personality, Young had some fun in his post game interview...
Via Basketball Bicker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Back & Forth: Steve Nash sits down with Kevin Durant

Steve Nash has collaborated with Vice Sports for a new online series titled ‘Back & Forth’. His latest guest is 2013-14 NBA MVP Kevin Durant. In Part 1 of their conversation, the two NBA MVPs sit down and talk about their road to greatness and what drove them, and continues to drive them, to be incredible & successful athletes. Thanks to Marcel Mutoni and the Slam Magazine...
Via Hoops Heads North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The importance of Swaggy P’s return

After sitting out six weeks as the result of a torn ligament in his right thumb that he sustained this offseason, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young returned to action last night against the Atlanta Hawks. So far without Swaggy P, the Lakers have struggled mightily finding options for offensive production outside of the NBA’s leading scorer, Kobe Bryant.  Although the team ranks...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers breaking news: They stink

The Los Angeles Lakers’ first ten games have left them with a record of 1-9. This is not what the team envisioned when over the summer they added Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis and promising rookies Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. At that time, it appeared the team would be solid and much improved from the disasters of last season. Ten games in, that is not the case as...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Eloquently Captures Everything Wrong With The Lakers

The NBA season is young but there is already one fact that is undeniably clear. The Los Angeles Lakers are awful. As of Monday, the team is currently 1-9, “good” enough for last place in the Western Conference. The only worse team in the entire NBA by W-L record is the 0-9 Philadelphia 76’ers (who Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 4 prospects to consider for next year’s draft

Now, I know some people might see the headline of this article and say, “Isn’t it a little early to be looking forward to next year’s draft?” While that might be so for some other teams, the Los Angeles Lakers don’t have a lot to look forward to this season and, knowing management, are more than likely already looking at possible moves to make next offseason. Once the...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Laker Wayne Ellington on leave after father shot and killed

Wayne Ellington was granted an indefinite leave of absence by the Lakers on Tuesday after the team learned the player’s father was shot and killed in Philadelphia on Sunday night. “My family and I are devastated by the news of my father’s murder on Sunday night in Philadelphia,” Ellington said in a statement released by...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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