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Byron Scott explains why Kobe wouldn't make a good coach

After a disappointing 2013 season, the Los Angeles Lakers are back with a new head coach and identity. But the players and coaching staff still have a lot of work ahead of them in order to return to a contender once again. The challenge for new HC Byron Scott lies in how to work alongside the "other" coach—ex-teammate Kobe Bryant. Bryant had actually done a better...
Via The Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEOS: Kobe Bryant scrimmages with Lakers after practice, hits signature elbow jumper

The Black Mamba is back! It’s impossible to put into words how good it is to see Kobe Bryant back on the court, and it’s even better to see him hitting signature shots like this one below. After today’s practice, Bryant, along with Steve Nash, was scrimmaging with the team, and Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s Dave Miller caught a little bit of vintage Vino as he hit the turnaround...
Via Lakerholicz.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant trying to get to know his teammates

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is still trying to get to know some of his teammates. Bryant’s longest tenured teammate is now 27-year-old Jordan Hill, who was traded to the Lakers in 2012 for Derek Fisher. After Pau Gasol left for Chicago, no one remains from Bryant’s last championship winning team in 2010. “The guys that we have on the team now are so much younger,”...
Via Sports-Glory
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Rookie Julius Randle prepared to play behind Carlos Boozer

When the Los Angeles Lakers drafted University of Kentucky power forward Julius Randle, they saw a potential stud that could lead their front court for years to come. However, he is still a rookie this season, and this could mean a bench role behind newcomer Carlos Boozer.Image by Acdixon, via Wikimedia CommonsLast week general manager Mitch Kupchak said that Randle, as a rookie...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEOS: Byron Scott makes Lakers run at conclusion of first practice

CBSSports.com You know those trash cans you’ve been hearing about all summer? Well, they may have finally gotten a little use today. The majority of the players on this Lakers team had heard all about Byron Scott’s hard practices – he learned from the legendary Pat Riley, after all – and today they realized just how real all those rumors really were. At the conclusion of...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe: Iggy Azalea has had better career than Swaggy P

Honest Kobe >>>>>>> Any other Kobe. He did one of those 60 seconds video spots for Lakers.com where you say the first thing that comes to your mind when someone ask you to pick between two things. Here is what Bean said when face with the question… Swaggy P or Iggy Azalea
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young steals the show at Lakers’ media day with hilarious statements

Is Nick Young the funniest player in the NBA? Nick Young being Nick Young. Does it get any better than this? The Los Angeles Lakers swingman, otherwise known as Swaggy P, may have stolen the show from Kobe Bryant during Lakers’ media day. Young is either doing one hell of a job marketing himself or maybe he’s craziest enough to believe in some of these statements! Some of Swaggy...
Via Pass The Pill
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Julius Randle wears LeBrons during Media Day

via twitter.com/Lakers Was this Julius Randle’s first rookie mistake? On Monday afternoon, the Lakers held their annual Media Day. It’s a time when all the players turn up in their uniforms and do interviews while also posing for photos and shooting promos for the upcoming season. Kobe Bryant, who was taking part in his 19th Media Day, turned up in a fresh pair of his Kobe 9...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Injury Update: Xavier Henry will not be ready for training camp

Los Angeles Lakers forward Xavier Henry will not be healthy as the team begins training camp on Tuesday. After right knee surgery in mid-April, the 23-year-old is still rehabbing and isn't quite ready to take the court. Henry's left wrist, which he also had surgery on in the same time period, is completely healed.Mark D. Smith/USA Today SportsHead coach Byron Scott told...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: LA 'came close' to LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony

The Los Angeles Lakers are finally talking about their offseason pursuit of superstars LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. In a Friday press conference at the team's practice facility, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak opened up to the media about a variety of topics, including details about how he tried to get an All-Star running mate for Kobe Bryant.#452417880 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Meets With Fans At Westfield Mall In Culver City

Thursday, Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin greeted fans at Foot Locker at the Westfield Mall in Culver City to celebrate his arrival to L.A. and the opening of the adidas a Standard—an exclusive destination within select Foot Lockers offering the best of adidas’ performance and style collections. More than 350 fans gathered to meet Jeremy, get autographs and take selfies with...
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle Gives Lakers An Ability To Handle Ball At Forward

Julius Randle projects in the NBA as a power forward, but the Los Angeles Lakers have been impressed with his ability to defend threes and handle the ball. "He's got super quick feet and I think if there's one thing you didn't see much at Kentucky, as you do watching him every day, is that he's got really gifted quickness, first step, [and] he loves contact,...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak: Lakers approach will be ‘similar’ to last season

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday that his approach this season will be similar to what it was last year. “I think our approach is going to be similar this season and this offseason as it was this past season,” he said to reporters. “There’s only three ways to improve your team: You can make a trade; you can use your room to sign a free agent; or...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Wayne Ellington Signing Grade

Los Angeles Lakers: Wayne Ellington Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 season, veteran minimum The Los Angeles Lakers are going to have a pathetic defense this season, there is no debating this, just look at their roster. They have Jordan Hill and ummm, I said Jordan Hill right? However, they have a chance to have an excellent offense this...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Lakers sign Ellington and Price

Photo Credit: sportsoutwest.com The Los Angeles Lakers have been an active franchise in the past couple of days, signing shooting guard Wayne Ellington, and veteran point guard Ronnie Price. Both players simply add some depth to both guard positions. Steve Nash has reportedly looked good in scrimmages, but he is 40. They have Jordan Clarkson, a second round pick from the latest NBA...
Via Pass The Pill
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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