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Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant to invest in soccer team?

Kobe Bryant: Los Angeles Lakers superstar and soon to be soccer team owner? According to Eric Pincus of the L.A. Times (via La Gazzetta) Bryant is being linked to the sale of Italian soccer club Bologna FC 1909. Joe Tacopina, an attorney, is reportedly in the process of putting together an ownership group to purchase Albano Guaraldi’s majority share in the club. The owner of the...
Via Lakerholicz.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe Made Smush Parker Get Dressed In Broom Closet

Grantland has gotten their hands on the NBA’s redacted scouting reports, and the Lakers report is a doozy. According to a former Lakers staff member, Kobe Bryant was among other things, a guy who refused to learn his teammates names, and a basketball sociopath. The tidbit from the report that is sure to cause conversation in NBA circles, is the report that Bryant disliked Smush...
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Trading Kobe Bryant To The Knicks

Los Angeles Lakers: Trading Kobe Bryant To The Knicks By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Lakers Trade: Kobe Bryant Knicks Trade: Amar’e Stoudemire Dear readers, I would like to tell you that I am coherent and although this trade was thought of at 3:30 in the morning this is a trade that can make the Lakers a contender in 2 seasons… If you would like to call me...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  1 Comment

VIDEOS: More scrimmage footage from the Lakers’ practice facility

Good news: Courtesy of the Lakers’ Instagram accounts, we’ve got hold of some new footage of a recent scrimmage at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo. Once again in these videos, it’s the Lakers’ rookies, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, that stand out the most. Randle can be seen converting on another mid-range jumper – just like he did in the first video...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea Drop “Booty” video

While Lakers star Nick Young has proclaimed he wants all rookies to refer to him as “Daddy Swag” this season, his girlfriend, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea also is having an eventful week. Following up the couple celebrating their one-year anniversary at Target- that’s where they had their first date, she’s also in some video news. Iggy is featured on the remix of Jennifer...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Swaggy P Wants Rookies To Call Him Daddy Swag

This is an odd request… Nick Young just keeps saying Nick Young things. With one season on the Lakers under his belt and a long-term deal inked, Young has become comfortable enough to dictate variations of his nickname to younger players. This explains why rookies in Los Angeles have been forced to call Young “Daddy Swag,” as he told NBA.com. “Well the rooks know. Y’all...
Via Geeks and Cleats
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash Or Jeremy Lin?

Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash Or Jeremy Lin? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Lakers have a couple of questions about who to start, but their biggest starter question is Steve Nash or Jeremy Lin at point guard? Steve Nash has won 2 MVP’s and is one of the best players in the history of the NBA, but he’s 40, injury prone and is no longer that effective...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers head coach Byron Scott announces his coaching staff

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip Byron Scott is the new head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers.  Fans and media alike were wondering who he.. Lakers head coach Byron Scott announces his coaching staff
Via 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young has nickname he wants rookies to use for him

PHOTO: Nick Young’s Instagram Nick Young is awesome. During an interview with Lakers sideline reporter Mike Trudell, Young revealed that he was making rookies Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle address him by a different name this coming season. While it’s not clear what Young has asked Randle to call him – the 19-year-old mumbled numerous times when asked by Trudell to reveal...
Via Lakerholicz.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Lakers’ frontcourt depth

If there’s one thing the Los Angeles Lakers have always been known for, it’s for being a literal land of giants. One only has to look in the rafters of Staples Center to see the legacy that the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’ Neal have built in Los Angeles. While big men aren’t the league’s superstars like they used to be, they are still...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Analyzing the new schedule

The NBA season is right around the corner with players entering training camps at the end of September. With a new coach, new defensive philosophy, and the return of Kobe to a team in transition, the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the teams with the biggest question mark entering the season. The good news is that the team will be back on the floor soon and the early schedule provides...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sponsor Ditches Rockets for Lakers Because of Jeremy Lin

While the Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the team is still beyond profitable. Despite losing 55 games last season, the franchise made a whopping $100 million+ in profit. While the team might not be much better this season, they’ll still be raking in the dough. The addition of Jeremy Lin to the team’s roster has proved to be...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Where Will Their Offense Come From?

Los Angeles Lakers: Where Will Their Offense Come From? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Kobe Bryant is “100% healthy” and will be ready to go for the Lakers’ October 28th season opener against the Houston Rockets. A healthy Kobe Bryant is still the best shooting guard in the NBA and one of the best players in the league, but surely the Lakers can’t lean on him too...
Via HoopStuff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeremy Lin pretends to be wax statue, scares visitors

As previously noted on this website, Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin recently received the honor of getting a wax statue at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco. As many could attest to, the wax figures at Madame Tussauds are pretty life-like and Lin decided to prank some unsuspecting folks at the museum. Check out the below YouTube clip from Madame Tussauds which showed Lin pretending...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Sky-high expectations for new staff

The Los Angeles Lakers are in a peculiar situation as they currently sit at a bit of a crossroads. On one path, they’re hoping to make a quick return to the playoffs and the other path is a rebuilding for the future. They enter the 2014-15 season with almost an entirely new coaching staff except the return of assistant coach Johnny Davis (Dayton). At the helm, Byron Scott looks...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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