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Jordan Clarkson’s game-winner upsets Lakers fans

  Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-111 on Monday night. The rookie guard helped the Lakers win a game both teams had incentives to lose.  The Sixers, who currently hold the league’s third-worst record, will get the get the Lakers’ first-round...
Via Sports-Glory
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers beat 76ers 113-111 in OT on Clarkson's basket

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-111 on Monday night in a matchup of two of the NBA's worst teams. Jabari Brown finished with 22 points for the Lakers (20-53). Wayne Ellington added seven of his 20 points in OT, including a 3-pointer...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ed Davis not happy about having to take ‘rest’ days

With their sights set on next season, the Lakers are in the process of giving younger players on the roster extended minutes to see how they may fit into future plans. Among the players who don’t fit into that category are veterans Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer. Boozer last saw game action on March 22,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Legendary Lakers Profiles: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born in New York on April 16th, 1947. The superstar’s accomplishments include being drafted first overall out of UCLA in 1969, winning Rookie of the Year in 1970, being selected to 19 All-Star games and winning six championship rings. The big man retired in 1989 at the age of 42 as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a record that still stands to this...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Opposing players say they want to play for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the worst teams in the NBA, and the fact that they have Kobe Bryant is no longer helping. Bryant will turn 37 this summer and cannot stay healthy. How is a 19-53 team with an aging superstar planning to attract free agents? According to Lakers coach Byron Scott,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer Sneaks Pics Of 4 Lakers Teammates Sleeping On Bus

Note to self: Never go to sleep when Carlos Boozer is around. After losing to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers were doing a different kind of dribbling as they made their way to Pennsylvania for Monday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers. While Carlos Boozer was wide awake and probably kind of bored on the team bus – he didn’t play on Sunday, after all...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Robert Sacre Finds Ryan Kelly For The Alley-Oop (And No, That’s Not A Typo)

When you think of Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly, you think of two big guys who are specialists in certain areas. Sacre is a defense and hustle guy, while Kelly is a three-point shooter. That’s why this play was kind of surprising. During the first quarter of today’s Lakers-Nets game, Sacre found Kelly with a long-range pass for the alley-oop slam. This play was really unexpected...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Meet Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson Without Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers are just a collection of characters lacking a leader. That being said, they have found a diamond in the rough in point guard Jordan Clarkson who has shined as a rookie for this rebuilding team. It is uncertain if Clarkson will be a part of the Lakers’ long term plans, but he is a crucial part of the current team. Clarkson...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers May Win An Award!

  (Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Hey Los Angeles Lakers fans, this has been a difficult season, an incredible difficult season for you, but there is a positive; they may win an award this season. This isn’t exactly winning a title and is actually ridiculous un-important in the long-term of the franchise, but...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye, revolutionary: Steve Nash retires

Steve Nash hasn’t really played professional basketball in quite a while. His nerve-damaged back and myriad lower body injuries had long since made it clear that the former Phoenix Suns great would likely never lace up his hoopin’ sneakers again. Getting the official announcement over the weekend, though, still stung. A common refrain emerged in the immediate aftermath of...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs showed interest in Steve Nash before he announced his retirement

Eight-time All-Star and future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash announced his retirement from basketball this weekend, a decision forced by his aging body’s lack of fitness for NBA basketball. In three injury-ravaged seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers, Nash only played in 65 games. But before he retired, the Cleveland Cavaliers front office made it known to the Nash camp that...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers coach Byron Scott missing two games after mother's death

  Coach Byron Scott will miss the first two games of the Los Angeles Lakers' road trip to remain in Southern California for the funeral of his mother, Dorothy. She died March 15 at age 72. Scott's plans are to rejoin the club in Toronto on Thursday, the day before the Lakers play the Raptors. Assistant coach Paul Pressey will call the shots Tuesday night at Oklahoma City and Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Lakers Who Should Be Getting More Playing Time

Tarik Black Black is one of the Lakers’ most interesting prospects.  He’s been an excellent per 36 player thus far in his Lakers career, as he’s made the most of the opportunities he’s been given.  Black has shown his potential in the post and as a big bodied power forward. The Lakers have a bit of a log jam at Power Forward with Tarik Black, Carlos Boozer, and Ed Davis...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash announces his retirement

One of the NBA’s greatest facilitators is calling it a career. Steve Nash, who hasn’t played this season because of back issues, announced Saturday on The Players’ Tribune that he’s retiring at age 41. The prolific point guard finishes his 18-year NBA career third in league history with 10,335 assists, behind only John Stockton (15,806) and Jason Kidd (12,091). “The greatest...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Los Angeles Lakers hit the 50 loss mark

Nick Young For only the fifth time in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers hit the half-century mark, in losses. With a loss to the Utah Jazz, the Lakers lost for the 50th time this season. This is the second consecutive year that the Lakers have hit this dismal mark in a stretch that has seen the franchise fall apart. The blame for this season could easily be placed on the...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Top free agents to pursue this offseason

At this point, the Los Angeles Lakers front office as well as the fans and others associated with the team outside of the coaches and players are just waiting for this summer. Why, you ask? Despite this being another unfortunate losing season for a franchise that has been synonymous with winning throughout its history, this offseason could prove to be the one that turns things around...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2 Chainz Keeps It Real When He And Nick Young Are Shown A Pair Of $25,000 Air Jordans

2 Chainz and Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young hit up RIF in Los Angeles to check out the priciest sneakers that they could find for GQ’s “Most Expensivest ******* series. While none of the insanely high prices seemed to faze Young (who, it must be noted, is a dedicated sneakerhead), 2 Chainz seemed slightly Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin hustles for chasedown block on Draymond Green (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin made a great hustle play to block Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green from behind during the first quarter of Monday night's game at the Staples Center.Lin lost possession of the ball on a pick by his own teammate Carlos Boozer, giving Green the opening for the fast break. However, Lin didn't give up and chased down Green for the...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson jokes that Jeanie Buss told him to 'destroy' Knicks

Things have gone off the rails so severely for the New York Knicks this season that Phil Jackson relied on some gallows humor to summarize the sorry state of the team. He did so by jokingly suggesting he meant to ruin the team and that Jeanie Buss, his fiancée and Los Angeles Lakers president, put...Read More The post Phil Jackson jokingly says Jeanie Buss told him to ‘destroy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly asked Steve Nash not to retire before season

Steve Nash only played in 15 games last season and none this season because of injuries that have essentially ended his career. Nash knew the injuries were so bad last season that he was prepared to call it a career before this season, but a report says the Lakers asked him not to retire. The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers suffer earliest playoff elimination in 54 years

Even though the Los Angeles Lakers won a game between two struggling teams, beating the similarly woeful Detroit Pistons by a score of 93-85, not all was good after the win, something that has become an all-too-common theme during a season that has had far more bad news than good. Despite the victory, the Lakers...Read More The post Los Angeles Lakers suffer earliest playoff elimination...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss says Lakers will celebrate Kobe’s 20th season

Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss said in an interview that the team is “talking about a bunch of different things” to properly pay tribute next year to Kobe Bryant playing in his 20th NBA season. Promising that in whatever form the apparently season-long celebration and tribute takes, the Lakers “will make it special,” according...Read More The post Jeanie Buss says...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott, like Kobe, irritated by Lakers' celebration

It’s safe to say the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be celebrating much the next time they snap a long losing streak. Several members of the Lakers went a bit over the top Sunday night after the team ended a seven-game losing streak with an overtime win over the Boston Celtics. Nick Young, Jordan Hill and Jeremy Lin hammed it up during a postgame interview after erasing the skid...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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