LAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

How should the Los Angeles Lakers approach Paul George?

Paul George to the Los Angeles Lakers? Yes you have probably heard it a million times already, but with the Indiana Pacers getting swept out of the playoffs, expect the rumblings to get even louder. In fact, don’t expect the rumblings to disappear until the summer of 2018. PG-13 to the Lakers is probably the worst kept secret in the entire league right now. Magic Johnson obviously...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Mark Medina talks Lakers free agency, trade rumors and draft options

Previewing a crazy off-season for Los Angeles. The Harrison-less streak continues with yet another humongous upgrade great guest as Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News, OC Register and, well anywhere you can find Los Angeles Lakers content joins the show. We actually start the show pointing out how ridiculous it is that I’d for a second think people would know who I might be but...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
6 hours ago

Is Luol Deng Salvageable For The Los Angeles Lakers?

Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

Optimizing Luol Deng and the Ramifications of it

By nature, I am someone who tries to see the good in players. As someone who is constantly examining team building and roster construction I cannot ignore player weaknesses, but those truths must be mixed with what a player does well to paint a full picture. Then, the ultimate goal, is to build a roster which can simultaneously cover up as many of its players’ weaknesses while...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
18 hours ago

Kobe Bryant on if he misses basketball: ‘No, I don’t’

Kobe Bryant is now over a full year removed from playing in his last NBA game following an iconic 20-season career. And the Los Angeles Lakers legend claims to have no regrets about calling it quits.Bryant, in an appearance on “Good Morning America” Monday, was asked if he misses the game. To which the 38-year-old responded, “No, I don’t.” Bryant, who won five NBA titles...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson will represent the Lakers at NBA Draft Lottery

The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery will be an important one for the Los Angeles Lakers. When the lottery takes place, the franchise will be represented by President of Basketball Operations and arguably the greatest Laker of all time, Magic Johnson. The results of the lottery will be important for the franchise. Los Angeles will either land a top pick in a loaded NBA Draft or fall completely...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

George told teammates he has dreamed of playing for Lakers?

The Indiana Pacers may have no chance of keeping Paul George long-term after they were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in embarrassing fashion. And if what one NBA writer says George has been telling his teammates is true, they never had a shot anyway.George grew up in Los Angeles, and there have long been rumblings that he wants to play for the Lakers. In a feature story arguing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant, Michael Strahan talk about Dear Basketball animated short at Tribeca Film Festival

Kobe Bryant’s animated short film, Dear Basketball, premiered Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Based on his poem in which he announced his retirement from the NBA, the animated short was made in collaboration with animator Glen Keane (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), who illustrated the film.Following the premiere screening, Bryant and Keane sat down for a talk hosted...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Paul George ask to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers?

After Game 1 of the first-round in the 2017 NBA Playoffs, it looked as though the Indiana Pacers had a chance to win a couple games against the Cleveland Cavaliers who struggled during the last half of the regular season. As we found out yesterday afternoon, the Cavs had little to worry about as they finished off the four-game sweep against the Pacers. Throughout the series, Paul...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing team needs for the Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers were terrible on defense throughout last season. They allowed the third most points at 111.5 per game and an NBA worst 110.6 defensive rating. They lacked anything close to a good perimeter defender, which didn’t help because they did not have a defensive anchor inside. The best thing they had to a paint protector was Timofey Mozgov, which isn’t comforting at all...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry West compares Russell Westbrook to Michael Jordan

The NBA’s logo, Hall of Famer, and former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jerry West sang Russell Westbrook’s praises Friday on ESPN. “We’re looking at a reincarnation of Michael Jordan who might be a little better in terms of athletic ability,” said West, now a consultant for the Golden State Warriors. Look, Russell Westbrook had a historic season. He will be a deserving...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James shows inhuman nature leading Cavs to 26-point comeback

Never doubt LeBron James.In honor of 4/20, The King was blazing as he simply dominated the second half of Thursday’s Game 3 against the Pacers, leading the Cavs back from a 26-point deficit on the road. They went on to win 119-114, and James finished with a divine state line of 41 points (28 in the second half), 13 rebounds, 12 assists and two blocks.According to Basketball Reference...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jerry West wants job offer from Lakers, is not getting one

The Logo wants a role with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he is apparently not going to get it.Jerry West, who spent over 40 years with the Lakers as a player, coach, and executive, would reportedly like to return to the organization as a consultant — but no offer is coming.Mark Heisler of the Orange County Register reported that the Lakers are aware of West’s desire to return,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson wants to bring superstar to Lakers

From Jerry West to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Kobe and Shaq and of course, Magic Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers have been blessed to have multiple superstars wear the purple and gold over the years. Magic is now the team’s president, and he wants to bring another superstar back to the team.Johnson joined Rodney Peete and Fred Roggin on AM 570 in Los Angeles on Monday and talked about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell hits game-winner on day of grandmother's passing

Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell wasn’t even supposed to play in Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, as he was mourning the loss of his grandmother.The Lakers may be in tanking mode, but Russell clearly was not. His grandmother had passed away earlier in the day, and he was clearly looking to deliver a strong performance to honor her.And that’s exactly...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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