LAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Lakers Rumors: DeMar DeRozan ‘Wants To Be In L.A.’ Next Season

Has DeMar DeRozan made it clear that he wants to be a Los Angeles Laker next season?
Via Lakers Nation
37 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Offseason Update: Kobe Bryant still gets MVP chants at Disneyland

The perks of a legendary career. Kobe Bryant's time with the Los Angeles Lakers may be over, but he is still a borderline revered figure in most of Southern California. It appears that reverence even extends to "the Happiest Place on Earth," because Bryant was serenaded with "M-V-P" chants at Disneyland today: This moment was amazing for me. Unbelievable. #ThankYouKobe #Disneyland...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
4 hours ago

Metta World Peace downplays Lakers' locker room issues, thinks Luke Walton will be 'a great coach'

The forward spoke about a wide range of topics on "The Jump" on Tuesday afternoon. The 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers were the worst team in franchise history, but the most infamous moment in their season took place far away from any basketball court. When reports surfaced that D'Angelo Russell was being isolated by his teammates after a video he took of teammate Nick Young admitting...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
5 hours ago

NBA Draft Rumors: Lakers Would Trade No. 1 Pick

The Lakers would reportedly trade the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft if they won it Los Angeles Lakers fans are looking at the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery with bated breath for a number of reasons. Not only are fans praying that they can hold onto their first-round pick as they have […] NBA Draft Rumors: Lakers Would Trade No. 1 Pick - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los...
Via Lake Show Life
7 hours ago

Lakers Rumors: Lakers want to trade 2016 lottery draft pick even if it's No. 1, according to report

There's a rumor that the Lakers will shop their lottery pick should they retain it. It'd be more surprising if they didn't though. The Los Angeles Lakers are moving toward a new future with head coach Luke Walton, but that might not include a lottery pick to add to the core should the ping pong balls fall their way on May 17. The Lakers will reportedly shop their top-three protected...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
8 hours ago

Lakers: Larry Nance Jr and Anthony Brown Begin Offseason Training Early

Sophomores, Larry Nance Jr and Anthony Brown, are the latest Lakers to begin their offseason training early Headlined by Julius Randle‘s declaration of wanting to become “great” this offseason, followed by Jordan Clarkson’s early training videos on Instagram and Snapchat, then D’Angelo Russell‘s revelation that he would be working with Magic Johnson this offseason,...
Via Lake Show Life
8 hours ago

Lakers: When Does 2016 NBA Free Agency Start?

With news of the moratorium period being reduced, the question must be asked, when does 2016 NBA Free Agency actually start? The Los Angeles Lakers are currently at a crossroads and that is a both exciting and frightening prospect. With the recent hiring of Luke Walton and firing of predecessor, Byron Scott, fans know that […] Lakers: When Does 2016 NBA Free Agency Start? - Lake...
Via Lake Show Life
9 hours ago

Byron Scott admits to giving ‘entitled’ D’Angelo Russell tough love

One of the prevailing — not to mention disconcerting — storylines during the Los Angeles Lakers’ disastrous 2015-26 campaign — outside of Kobe Bryant’s retirement, of course — was the seemingly dysfunctional relationship that existed between Byron Scott and rookie D’Angelo Russell. While Scott’s apparent feelings for the young player manifested itself in his outward...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did Lakers commit tampering violation with Magic’s tweets?

Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson has been a success in pretty much everything he’s done in his life. He won five NBA titles and three MVP awards during what has to be considered one of the greatest careers of all-time. Luckily, they didn’t have Twitter during Johnson’s playing days. He would have been the butt of all the jokes if that had actually transpired. Simply...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton: D’Angelo Russell ‘can be a perennial All-Star’

It may not be the terrifying collection of superhumans he’s used to working with in Golden State, but newly-hired Lakers head coach Luke Walton is nevertheless excited about the roster he is set to inherit. Speaking with reporters over the weekend, Walton had high praise for 20-year-old guard D’Angelo Russell. “He has very high potential. To me, he can be a perennial All...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson says he will mentor D'Angelo Russell

D’Angelo Russell is going to get the Hall-of-Fame treatment this summer as he prepares for the follow-up to his rookie season. The former second overall pick had lunch with Lakers legend Magic Johnson over the weekend, and they apparently hit it off. Johnson announced on Twitter that he’s going to mentor and work out with Russell in the offseason. Laker Nation: I had a really...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott was 'blindsided' by Lakers firing him

It took the Los Angeles Lakers a week into their offseason to fire head coach Byron Scott. The move had been widely expected, but the Lakers’ decision to hold off on the move did catch a lot of people by surprise. A couple days after Los Angeles officially announced that Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton will be the team’s new head coach, Scott opened up about its...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers legend Magic Johnson plans to mentor D’Angelo Russell

One of the Los Angeles Lakers’ promising young stars could be receiving an incredible opportunity to take his career to the next level and set himself up for great success in the future. That player is none other than D’Angelo Russell, who showed off his immaturity at times throughout the 2015-16 NBA season. Now, Russell has the opportunity to learn how to be a pro on and off...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe’s greatest moments as a Los Angeles Lakers #5-1

We’ve reached the end of my top 24 Kobe Bryant moments with the Los Angeles Lakers. Throughout this countdown you’ve seen regular season, playoff and Olympic moments that have helped Kobe establish himself as a for sure first ballot hall of famer. Now here is the best of the best in my opinion. Honorable Mention: Kobe’s last game I won’t go too much into this game since...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill Walton Offers Advice to Son, Luke, On Available Head Coaching Jobs

Bill Walton, former NBA player and hall of fame inductee, was recently asked about his advice to his son, Luke, regarding the rumors linking him to the Los Angeles Lakers. Ever since the Lakers fired Byron Scott, Walton, now as assistant coach for the record-setting Golden State Warriors, has had his name come up as the top candidate to overtake Los Angeles’ head coaching vacancy...

Nick Young’s former high school coach suing him for $700K

As if Nick Young didn’t have enough problems in his personal life already, the Los Angeles Lakers swingman is now being sued by his former high school coach. According to TMZ, Andre Chevalier has filed a $700,000 breach of contract lawsuit against Young claiming that he signed on to be Young’s business manager and consultant as Swaggy P was entering the NBA Draft back in 2007...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s Next for the Lakers?

After a couple years of painful coaching decisions and many head-scratching quotes, Byron Scott is out as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. With Kobe Bryant gone and a host of young players now the focus of the team, the Lakers job should have no shortage of candidates to take the reins. As head coach of the Lakers, Byron Scott posted a record of 38-126 during his two seasons...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young throws his name in the hat for Lakers head coaching job

It’s been a rough last two seasons for Lakers fans, but never fear, Swaggy P is coming to the rescue. Nevermind Luke Walton, Kevin Ollie, Mark Jackson, Derek Fisher and David Blatt, the Lakers should look internally to fill the open position to be the team’s new head coach. And lucky for them, Nick Young is interested in the job and appears to have thrown his name in the hat...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s girlfriend deletes meme after firing by Lakers

Cecilia Gutierrez, the girlfriend of Byron Scott, posted a meme on Instagram Monday that seemed to be a commentary on the Lakers’ decision to let her boyfriend go. Gutierrez posted a meme that said something was a “d— move.” It doesn’t take much to figure she was talking about the Lakers not picking up Scott’s option for next season. She later deleted the Instagram...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM Kupchak hopes his coaching search isn't lengthy

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't think his search for a new coach will take a long time. Kupchak told the Lakers' official television network Monday that he ''doesn't anticipate this dragging into summer.'' The Lakers fired Byron Scott on Sunday night after the two worst seasons in the 16-time NBA champion franchise's history. Los...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Six potential head coaching candidates for the Los Angeles Lakers

Late Sunday night, the news that we had all been expecting was finally reported. Byron Scott had been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers finished 17-65 this season, the worst in the storied franchise’s history. Throughout the season, Scott took criticism for his handling of the Lakers’ young talent, mainly D’Angelo Russell and Julius...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers coaching search includes David Blatt, Jeff Van Gundy

The Los Angeles Lakers went ahead and did what everyone expected, canning coach Byron Scott Sunday to make way for a new leader in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s departure. Expected because Scott never meshed properly with the talent on the roster, running Bryant into the ground while failing to help young core players such as D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle take significant leaps...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Los Angeles Lakers fire head coach Byron Scott

It might have taken a bit longer than most anticipated, but the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly fired embattled head coach Byron Scott following a disastrous 17-win 2015-16 campaign: The Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Byron Scott, league sources tell @TheVertical — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 25, 2016 Scott, 55, led the Lakers to two of their worst seasons...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak On Future Of Julius Randle & Larry Nance, Jr.

Los Angeles Lakers general manager talks about what he'd like to see more from both Julius Randle and Larry Nance, Jr. | For More Videos, see below: On NBA Free Agency: https://youtu.be/n6-8UNJUnVs On D’Angelo Russell, Nick Young: https://youtu.be/4JzpKDo2vUU On Byron Scott/Coaching Change?: https://youtu.be/RkwPO-f7fmw On NBA Draft/Trade Possibilities: https://youtu.be/nPROWbciR_o
Via Lakers Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak On Lakers & NBA Free Agency

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on how the pitch to free agents will change without Kobe Bryant and what the plan is for the future.
Via Lakers Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>


Lakers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Most exciting games of the 2016 NBA playoffs so far

Five bizarre moments in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

How the Sharks have 'weathered the storm' against the Predators

Okay, who stole the Kansas City Royals player off that billboard?

Eight players to watch in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

A Round-By-Round Look At the NFL Draft

10 biggest takeaways from the NBA playoffs thus far

QUIZ: Name every No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft since 1985

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Sharks vs. Predators

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Blues vs. Stars

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker