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Lakers: Here’s Kobe Bryant Driving a Ferrari in Italy (Video)

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is out here still enjoying his retirement, now in Italy driving a Ferrari on a race track With Kobe Bryant finally hanging up No. 24 for the Los Angeles Lakers after the 2015-16 NBA season, the big question was what the next chapter was for The Black Mamba. Granted, we already […] Lakers: Here’s Kobe Bryant Driving a Ferrari in Italy (Video) - Lake Show...
Via Lake Show Life
55 minutes ago

WATCH: Kobe Bryant drives Ferrari around Italian racetrack

Life after basketball has been quite entertaining for Kobe Bryant so far. He’s hung out with Snoop Dogg, had dinner with Jackie Chan in China and was now recently in Italy, where he recently cruised around an Italian racetrack in a Ferrari F12. Kobe posted a video on Instagram which shows him racing around the track in Maranello, Italy. Check out the Ferrari as it whizzed by....
Via The Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers: Brandon Ingram Ranks Third on ESPN’s Rookie of the Year Predictions

According to ESPN, Los Angeles Lakers’ rookie, Brandon Ingram, is projected to be the second runner up for the Rookie of the Year award On Wednesday, ESPN continued their “NBA: 2016-17 Summer Forecast,” this time breaking down their favorites for the Rookie of the Year award. In a quick rundown of how the ranking system […] Lakers: Brandon Ingram Ranks Third on ESPN’s Rookie...
Via Lake Show Life
10 hours ago

NBA Free Agency News: Here’s how much cap space the Lakers have left in 2016 and 2017

Los Angeles still has enough room to add a max player next year. The Los Angeles Lakers’ roster is just about full, and with free agency slowed to a trickle, the team is probably done making big moves. So now that the dust is mostly settled, how much cap space do the Lakers have left? For answers on all cap related questions, arguably the top guy to turn to is Eric Pincus of...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
10 hours ago

How the Lakers Can Position Themselves to Land Russell Westbrook

Here are a few things the Los Angeles Lakers can do to put themselves in a prime position to land Russell Westbrook in the near future Before getting started, it must be emphasized that I fully understand the rationale for why the Los Angeles Lakers should be patient and wait before rashly trading for Russell […] How the Lakers Can Position Themselves to Land Russell Westbrook...
Via Lake Show Life
11 hours ago

Lakers Podcast: How should the team use it’s final roster spots in free agency?

We tried to answer all of your questions in our latest mailbag. Paul George revealed that Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell impressed him with Team USA, and ESPN projected that the Lakers will finish with the third-worst record in the NBA, but otherwise there isn’t a whole lot going on around the purple and gold right now. With such a relative paucity of news, Harrison Faigen...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
22 hours ago

Kobe Bryant called ‘a–hole’ in LeBron James-produced show

LeBron James may actually have very little to do with the comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse,” but he is listed as one of the show’s producers. So I guess, in a way, LeBron is guilty of having called Kobe Bryant an “a–hole” in an upcoming episode? Richard Johnson of Page Six learned that a line from “Survivor’s Remorse,” which is a series about a poor kid who...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Los Angeles Lakers should not trade youth for stars

It seems like a long time since the Los Angeles Lakers were relevant in the oh-so-tough Western Conference. In fact the exact year was 2013, and even that season had its fair share of drama thanks to Dwight Howard (good thing that’s over). But since that year it has been tough for Lakers fans to watch as the team has plummeted to a winning percentage of 0.264, the second worst...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly have ‘unnamed trade target in mind

The Los Angeles Lakers might have another trade in mind. The Lakers and president Mitch Kupchak brought on Jose Calderon in a bit of a salary dump recently after a somewhat disappointing summer. Somewhat, because while the team drafted Brandon Ingram, the big free-agency get was Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng, not Kevin Durant or some other major name. Alas, the Lakers don’t sound...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak evaluates D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram's summer performances

The Los Angeles Lakers haven't made the playoffs in three years, are coming off their worst season in franchise history and were virtually shut out during the free-agent period.But if you've been following the NBA's Summer League, there were definitely some signs of hope for the franchise that used to be a destination for superstars.Last year's No. 2 overall pick D'Angelo Russell...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers rookie responds to Kevin Durant comparisons: 'I'm not him'

It's been almost a month since Brandon Ingram became a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. But even before he was drafted, the comparisons between the former Duke star and NBA superstar Kevin Durant had already reached critical mass. And frankly, with his skinny frame and smooth outside jumper, it's easy to see why.Just about everyone, from fans to media members is ready to anoint...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: USA Team Training: Day 3, Lakers Highlights (Randle, Russell, Ingram)

Watch Day 3 Lakers highlights of Team USA facing the USA Select Team (with D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, and Julius Randle) www.usab.com
Via Lakers Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarik Black Is Excited For A New Era Of Lakers Basketball

By Dan Duangdao / @DanDuangdao After a promising rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Tarik Black was motivated to build upon his early success heading into the 2015-16 NBA season. Although the franchise had traded for Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the off-season, Black was projected to be the team’s backup center. Unfortunately, former head coach Byron Scott expressed...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: USA Team Training: Day 2, Lakers Highlights (Randle, Ingram, Russell)

Peep into day two of USA training camp: D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle. Plus, scrimmages with Team USA.
Via Lakers Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant explains why he didn't meet with Lakers this offseason

Six teams had the opportunity to have a face-to-face meeting with Kevin Durant this summer in the hopes of wooing him. But despite their illustrious history, the Los Angeles Lakers weren't one of the select few.Durant opened up about the reason the Lakers didn't make the cut Monday following practice with Team USA."Nothing against the Lakers, but I already had my mind set on who...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Julius Randle On Luke Walton, Brandon Ingram, Team USA Training

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle talks Luke Walton, Team USA training and Gregg Popovich, Draymond Green and building chemistry with Brandon Ingram and D'Angelo Russell.
Via Lakers Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: I can’t afford alimony payments after firing by Lakers

Byron Scott was fired back in April after another horrendous season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he says his monthly financial commitments need to change as a result. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Scott is asking a judge to reduce his spousal support payments that he has been making to his ex-wife Anita since their divorce in 2014. Scott signed a $17 million...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell, girlfriend Niki Withers call things off

If it’s any consolation to Nick Young, D’Angelo Russell is now single, too. Russell had been dating USC volleyball player Niki Withers. The two recently deleted all photos off social media that showed them posing together. A source reportedly told TMZ that Russell and Withers decided “mutually to break up” and that there is no bad blood between them. Withers was dating...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe showcases ping pong skills in ad

It’s only been a few months since Kobe Bryant retired from the NBA, and now, after spending some time in China, it seems he’s landed a new gig. Bryant does play a sport for his new employer, although it’s not the one you’d probably guess. In his first appearance, he starred in a commercial in which he plays ping pong for a Chinese food delivery startup. The company is named...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers Young Core is the Key to its Future

The Los Angeles Lakers finally have some excitement with its young core after three straight losing seasons. While it was only the NBA Summer League, Lakers fans shared some of its loudest cheers in a couple of seasons. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has taken a lot of heat for his handling of rebuilding the Lakers roster, but he is excited to see optimism back in the minds...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton praises D'Angelo Russell's work ethic

The Los Angeles Lakers promise to be much more competitive under new head coach Luke Walton this upcoming season. Not only is he an upgrade over Byron Scott, but the Lakers have also made the necessary moves to field a better team than the franchise-worst version of the squad we saw last season. While it won’t be enough to compete for a playoff spot, the additions of Luol Deng...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 76ers' Jerami Grant throws down monster dunk in Summer League

Tonight’s Los Angeles Lakers-Philadelphia 76ers NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas was billed as a showdown between the top two picks in this year’s draft: Ben Simmons (76ers) and Brandon Ingram (Lakers). However, nobody told Philly forward Jerami Grant not to steal the show.  Grant just threw down a hellacious dunk on the head of another LA rookie, big man Ivica Zubac. It...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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