D'Angelo Russell says media drama doesn't faze him at all

Russell says dealing with TMZ is nothing compared to things he faced growing up. If a player’s rookie year is like their first steps into the NBA, D’Angelo Russell didn’t exactly take off running. The Los Angeles Lakers young point guard stumbled at times, fell on his butt at others, and eventually started to show consistent flashes of becoming the type of player the team envisioned...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
1 hour ago

Lakers make contract decisions on their young core ahead of season opener

Hours before their regular-season opener against the Rockets on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers picked up team options for their young trio of Larry Nance Jr., Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell for the 2017-18 season.The Lakers are looking to build around their nucleus of young players in the hopes of ending their three-year playoff drought.Russell has shown promising signs...
Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

Lakers pick up contract options on D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, and Larry Nance Jr.

Los Angeles’ young core is here to stay. In quite possibly the least shocking press release of all-time, the Los Angeles Lakers announced that they exercised their team options on Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr. and D’Angelo Russell for the 2017-18 season. The option will be the fourth season of Randle’s contract, and he’ll be on the Lakers’ cap for $4,149,242 before...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
2 hours ago

Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell says Luke Walton has empowered him to be aggressive as a point guard

Los Angeles’ sophomore leader talks about how his new head coach has helped him find balance as a player. The Los Angeles Lakers are set to begin a new era on Wednesday night, fittingly enough against one of the franchise’s former head coaches in Mike D’Antoni and the Houston Rockets. D’Antoni’s final season in Los Angeles triggered the run of three consecutive seasons...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
3 hours ago

2016-17 Los Angeles Lakers Season Preview

It is impossible to analyze anything about the Lakers’ present without interweaving it with their future. This is a team which just hired a new, 36 year young, head coach and whose foundation is built on similarly inexperienced players. Any examination of them must be viewed through the prism of them being works in progress rather than fully formed, finished products. While looking...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
4 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers Hoping to Rebound Heading into the Season

The Los Angeles Lakers will officially enter the post Kobe Bryant era Wednesday night as the Lakers host the Houston Rockets in its season opener. The Lakers hope to return to playoff contention led by new head coach Luke Walton and the young core headlined by D’Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram. The Lakers are undergoing a youth movement and patience will be key with following...
Via The Sports Journal
5 hours ago

Timofey Mozgov is L.A.’s X-Factor

The free agent signing that was mocked more than any other this offseason, Timofey Mozgov could help the Lakers escape their status as the worst in the West. After primarily watching the Cavaliers win the title from the bench, perhaps even Mozgov began to doubt his worth on the open market. Here in the new age–where Draymond Green and Tristan Thompson were receiving heavy minutes...
Via The Lottery Mafia
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D'Antoni returns to LA as Walton takes over Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- Another chapter of storylines unfolds when the Los Angeles Lakers tip off their 2016-17 campaign Wednesday night. Last season, it was Kobe Bryant's final year that grabbed the headlines, punctuated by a 60-point performance in his last game and a rare Lakers win. This time it's Luke Walton stepping into the spotlight as he begins his first season as coach when the...
Via FOX Sports
15 hours ago

WATCH: Lakers Excited For Opening Night, Want To Make Luke Walton Look Good

Sounds like the Los Angeles Lakers squad couldn't be more pumped to show off all the work they've put in in the offseason, as opening night approaches. Julius Randle says just as much as Luke Walton wants his team to look good, the team wants to make Walton look good. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice?
Via Lakers Nation
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WATCH: Luol Deng Predicts Brandon Ingram Will Be A Great NBA Player For Years To Come

Los Angeles Lakers forward Luol Deng talks about his excitement to get the regular season underway. What are his impressions of Brandon Ingram after over a month of working out and being around him? Does he anticipate any of the young core to grow up being stars? What's the plan against James Harden's Houston Rockets under their new head coach Mike D'Antoni? Watch more of our most...
Via Lakers Nation
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers: 10 Reasons to Be Excited for the 2016-17 Season

On the eve of Opening Night in the NBA, we take a look at 10 reasons why fans should be excited for the Lakers’ 2016-17 campaign The preseason has finally come to a close and the Los Angeles Lakers have yet another shot to prove their doubters wrong. Wednesday night represents a fresh start for […] Lakers: 10 Reasons to Be Excited for the 2016-17 Season - Lake Show Life - Lake...
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1 day ago

WATCH: Metta World Peace On Earning Lakers Final Roster Spot

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace talks about earning a 2016-17 final roster spot, after Lakers waive Anthony Brown and release Yi Jianlian. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? Or Kobe's special message...
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace survives Lakers cuts, makes team

Metta World Peace’s NBA career is alive and well. The veteran survived the last round of roster cuts on Monday, meaning he will make the final roster with the Los Angeles Lakers. A big reason World Peace survived was because Yi Jianlian requested and received his release. We know the Lakers value World Peace, particularly his veteran leadership. In fact, they were prepared to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers preseason prologue

After starting with a surprising 2-1 record, the Los Angeles Lakers lost their last five games to fall to 2-6 overall in the 2016 preseason. The Lakers lost two games to the Golden State Warriors, lost once to both the Portland Trailblazers and Phoenix Suns and split their two-game series against the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings. While 2-6 is definitely not the way the Lakers...
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Len, Warren help Suns close preseason with win over Lakers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- T.J. Warren made two free throws with 3.6 seconds left to help Phoenix hold off Los Angeles, 98-94 Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim.Alex Len led the Suns with 16 points and had nine rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes. Warren had 15 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes.SUNS: Brandon Knight added 14 points, and Devin Booker had 12. ... Tyson Chandler...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers might offer Metta World Peace assistant coaching job?

Metta World Peace may not make the Los Angeles Lakers in a playing capacity, but he just might become an assistant coach for the team. According to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, World Peace, who is in camp with the Lakers, is facing a very difficult fight for the team’s last roster spot. If he doesn’t get it, though, the team would be interested in retaining him as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

D’ Angelo Russell and the future of the Los Angeles Lakers

The post-Kobe era has officially begun for the Los Angeles Lakers and all eyes have been on sophomore guard D’ Angelo Russell as he attempts to lead this young core back to former glories at just 20 years old. Recent ups and downs during the preseason suggest that he and the Lakers still have a long way to go, but aren’t shying away from the challenge. “I’ve gotten my reality...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant once taught hungover Luke Walton a lesson

Lakers head coach Luke Walton learned a very valuable lesson from Kobe Bryant early in his career. Unfortunately for him, he learned the hard way. Walton recently appeared on Jesse Williams’ “Open Run” podcast, and shared a story which dates back to when he was a rookie in the league. He admitted to showing up to practice one day a bit hungover, and opened up about what Kobe...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell gets Muhammad Ali tattoo as tribute

D’Angelo Russell joined a long list of athletes who have been paying tribute to the late Muhammad Ali with a great piece of artwork. Russell got a tattoo on his right calf featuring a portrait of Ali, and it’s pretty neat. Check out the size of his head compared to the rest of his body. D'Angelo Russell's new tattoo of Muhammad Ali — Andrew Martinez...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

You can have a used Kobe Bryant facemask for just $15,000

There was a time in 2012 where Kobe Bryant was forced to wear a facemask after sustaining a nasal fracture during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. Though it seemed minor, one facemask Bryant wore is reportedly worth thousands of dollars now. A facemask Bryant wore for four games during the 2011-12 season has been put up for auction by the folks at Goldin Auctions. With 19 days left...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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