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Kobe frustrated with Lakers: I could’ve scored 80 and not made a difference

Kobe Bryant slogged through the worst shooting performance of his career Tuesday night, but the former Los Angeles Lakers star is more frustrated with the team than himself. According to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes, following the 111-77 loss to the Golden State Warriors, Bryant said the Lakers need to start playing as a team to be competitive. “I’m not really worried about it, honestly...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe has worst game of his career against Warriors

    Even when you take into consideration how badly he has struggled this season, Kobe Bryant was still far worse than expected in Tuesday night’s loss to the Golden State Warriors. The tape says it all. Kobe tied a career-worst shooting mark by hitting just 1-of-14 shots from the field. But we don’t need to go through every game of the 17-time All-Star’s career to know...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant once called Luke Walton the next Phil Jackson?

Kobe Bryant once referred to his former Los Angeles Lakers teammates and current Golden State Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton as the next incarnation of Phil Jackson. But not in the complimentary way one might assume. With Walton’s Warriors standing on the precipice of making NBA history Tuesday night in a tilt against Kobe’s Lakers — a win would move them to 16-0...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic laments potential record setting in Warriors vs. Lakers

Magic Johnson wears his Lakers allegiance on his sleeve. We know this. So as the Golden State Warriors are one game away from setting the record for best start to a season (playing Magic’s Lakers tonight), Johnson seems to be resigned to the fact that the outcome is a foregone conclusion: Yes, the Lakers aren’t in...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle are Performing, but D’Angelo Russel Must do the Same

(Getty Images) The Los Angeles Lakers’ hopes of having a competitive season are slipping each game. Los Angeles is currently 2-9. Unfortunately for Laker fans, it seems as though the team could realistically finish with a record similar to their 21-61 season last year. In order to avoid a repeat of last year, it will be vital for the young nucleus of the Lakers to grow quickly...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can LeBron break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record

Will LeBron pass Kareem? On Tuesday, LeBron James passed the logo Jerry West for No. 19 on the all-time regular season scoring list. He now has 25,213 points in his career. I looked at who has assisted him the most when he passed the 25,000-point mark a few weeks back. But what’s next on LeBron’s conquest? Let’s assume that he averages 25 points per game for the foreseeable...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The situatonal changes for D'Angelo Russell

D'Angelo Russell certainly had the numbers to be the No. 2 overall pick. As a freshman at Ohio State, he was a consensus first-team All-American who averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists on 44.9% shooting. It was a meteoric rise for a guy who wasn't considered a one-and-done prospect coming into college. Karl Towns, Jahlil Okafor, Myles Turner, Justise Winslow and Stanley...
Via RealGM - NBA
11 days ago  |  Discuss

10 reasons for Lakers fans to have hope for the future

Aside from when Magic Johnson announced his retirement from NBA due to becoming HIV positive, the Los Angeles Lakers are enduring what is undoubtedly their roughest stretch ever as team and organization. The team has been missed the playoffs by a mile for two straight years, Kobe Bryant is a shell of the star he used to be, the teams head coach and front office are out of touch with...
Via Yardbarker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace knows why the Lakers are losing

Off to a dismal 1-7 start to the season, Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace has an explanation for the Lakers slow start that can only be described as "classic Metta.""Some of the guys forgot how we got the lead, kind of like a fish," World Peace said. "You know how fish dig their thing in 30 second intervals? Then run into a mirror. Then they go, ‘Oh, that hurt…’...
Via Yardbarker
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers, Scott need to fully embrace youth movement

When the Los Angeles Lakers selected Ohio State point guard D’Angelo Russell with the second pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, it was clear they were looking ahead to the future. While they could have traded the pick as part of a package for veteran players, general manager Mitch Kupchak looked at his roster and realized it was time to fully rebuild. Unfortunately, that rebuilding plan...
Via Rumors and Rants
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott ‘accelerating the process’ with Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell

Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard D’Angelo Russell must go through the process of developing as an NBA player, but head coach Byron Scott has a plan to help the Ohio State product. According to Mike Trudell of TWC Sports Net, Scott said he is accelerating this stage of Russell’s career. Scott said they are accelerating the process and taking extra time with Russell. He believes...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers Have No Idea What They’re Doing With Former Ohio State Star D’Angelo Russell

The D’Angelo Russell era with the Los Angeles Lakers is seven games old. It could be going better – a lot better.  Russell, the smooth left-handed guard who starred at Ohio State for one season before declaring for the pros, was taken by the Lakers with the No. 2 pick in last spring’s NBA Draft. It was a pick pretty much unanimously liked by the fans and the analysts. CBS...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ issues go far beyond Byron Scott

Los Angeles Laker head coach Byron Scott makes himself an easy target. He did so once again when speaking with the media on Wednesday, as his team gets set to head out on a five-game road trip. Lakers HC Byron Scott on young players: “I’m not always thinking about necessarily developing them. I’m always thinking a/b trying to win.” — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes)...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley: Lakers are worse than L.A. Sparks

The 2015-16 NBA season tipped off on Tuesday night, and TNT analyst Charles Barkley’s troll game is already in midseason form. Barkley will need to change his tune a bit this year, as last season he routinely stated that jump-shooting teams are not built to win championships. The Golden State Warriors then proved him wrong by knocking off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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