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The Rundown: Kobe Bryant recently dominated a fan in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Here's how you could do better ... maybe ... if you're lucky.
Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson, three players in very different stages in their respective careers. it is not clear who exactly would be the one the Lakers will give the keys to.
The Los Angeles Lakers finished their participation in the 2014 NBA Summer League with an 83-77 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday afternoon.
Almost 58 percent of the readers choose Kareem Abdul-Jabbar over some impressive competition, including Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O’Neal and the one and only “Mr. Basketball” George Mikan.
Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson once again had good individual performances for the Lakers, though they couldn’t help the team from falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 85-63 on Wednesday night.
Lakers Wrap: Jordan Clarkson continues to impress for the Lakers in Summer League action, scoring 19 points and tipping in the winning basket at the buzzer as the Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 89-88 in overtime on Monday night.
The Rundown: Pau Gasol has announced he will be joining the Chicago Bulls. We take a look back at Gasol's legacy as a Laker, as well as what his departure means for the team.
The Rundown: Clarkson, who was selected 46th overall by the Washington Wizards, was expected by many to be selected in the first round. He can play as a point guard or as a shooting guard and is expected to participate in the Summer League for the Lakers.
Shaquille O'Neal once tweeted a photo of George Mikan and himself asking who was the best Lakers center of all time. Do you agree with him? Is it down to those two or do Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar deserve that honor?
Lakers Wrap: Julius Randle signed a contract with the Lakers, then scored 10 points in his Lakers debut on Sunday in Summer League action, but the Lakers fell to the New Orleans Pelicans, 90-73.
A Laker Life: Ryan Kelly was better prepared to take advantage of his opportunities than most rookies, and not just because he played for legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke. For Kelly, it goes much deeper than that.
The Lakers opened their participation in the 2014 Summer League with an 89-78 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday in Las Vegas. Lakers Draftee Jordan Clarkson led the offense for the purple and gold with 21 points while Julius Randle watched from the sidelines.
While Steve Nash will go down as one of the best point guards in the history of the NBA, Lakers fans don’t believe the magician will have a big impact for the franchise next season.
If Nash remains in LA, what impact will he have? Will he be able to help Kobe Bryant bring forth a new generation of greatness for the Lakers, or will he instead play a quiet last season before moving on to other projects?
The former Missouri point guard believes he has a chip on his shoulder after dropping to the second round on the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Lakers made their pitch to star free agent on Thursday. Now they wait to see if they are in the running, with reports suggesting they are.
Even though Julius Randle is known for his versatility, fans overwhelmingly agreed that the single best skill Randle will offer to the Lakers is rebounding.
Despite being 19 years old, Lakers newest member Julius Randle is said to be NBA-ready. Physical and explosive, the power forward is expected to have an impact next season.
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Lakers reportedly sign two players for Summer League team, and team uncertain if top pick Julius Randle will play in Las Vegas.
According to our readers, the 1996 NBA Draft, when the Lakers landed Kobe Bryant via a trade at the 13th pick and then Derek Fisher in the 24th selection, is the most successful draft in Lakers history.
The Lakers took their first step toward rebuilding their roster in the NBA draft on Thursday, selecting Kentucky big man Julius Randle with the No. 7 pick.
Los Angeles native Nick Young, who became a fan favorite when he returned to his hometown to play for the Lakers last season, has become a free agent. But what does it mean?
Choosing the correct players is not an easy task. However, history is a good indication of how good the Lakers management can be when assessing the talent available. What was their greatest draft?
Lakers history dictates that there are two coaches who stand above them all when it comes to the debate on who is the greatest of all time in the franchise: Phil Jackson and Pat Riley.
Given the rich history of success the Lakers have enjoyed over the years, one would think that the debate for the greatest coach of the franchise would revolve around many names. In reality, and even though the Lakers have had exceptional coaches, it all basically comes down to one question: Pat or Phil?
Open Forum: Coach Dave Miller said that out of all the major draft prospects, Arizona forward Aaron Gordon would be the best match with Kobe Bryant. It turns out that the readers agree!
For those of you thinking the Lakers' offseason is dragging on much too long, Summer League in Las Vegas is less than a month away. Here's what you need to know.
Playing in three straight World Cups might make you forget what it’s like to watch the tournament from home. That’s the theme of the new LA Galaxy commercial featuring Landon Donovan as the only person going to work for the Galaxy during the World Cup.
Vlade Divac is glad the NBA is cracking down on flopping. He says he's not proud of his reputation as a flopper and that the only reason he did it was an attempt to stop Shaq.
Playing in front of NBA executives and scouts against the best players available in the draft can be a daunting task, but they have to keep performing at their best, even if it is an unfamiliar and intimidating setting.
The LA Galaxy allowed their first goal by Chivas USA in 290 minutes and settled for a 1-1 tie against their LA rivals on Sunday at StubHub Center.
Open Forum: Which prospect working out for the Lakers will be the best fit to play alongside Kobe Bryant?
Bryant’s unequivocal approach to hard-work and determination might not be for everyone, but it does get results. As new players join the Lakers, it will be essential than their chemistry on and off the court with the team’s main star is in the best shape possible.
Tim Duncan might be called "The Big Fundamental," but anyone who has studied Kobe Bryant's game closely knows that his basketball skill set is second to none. And the Lakers star is proving it with a series of "Kobe Fundamentals" videos on Youtube.
The LA Sparks started fast on Friday night, scoring a franchise-record 61 points in the first half on the way to a 102-88 victory over the Chicago Sky.
on Wednesday at the Toyota Center, Berry found himself playing alongside well known college stars Aaron Gordon and Doug McDermott, and guarding sleeper prospect Elfrid Payton at the Toyota Center in a workout in front of Lakers executives.
As of Friday, over 50 percent of the voters agreed that Kobe will be back better than ever, while close to 30 percent believe he’ll be the same. Close to 20 percent of the voters believe he won’t be as good.
When he first started playing, Donovan quickly became recognized for his unbelievable pace and stamina. Yet, over time, as that thunderous pace has dwindled a bit, his style of play was overtaken by his technical skills and his vision for the game.
Kobe Bryant is preparing his comeback for the 2014-15 season. Will he be better than ever, same as ever, or will he not be as good?
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A large number of names have been linked to the Lakers head coach position over the past couple of weeks. As the search continues and with the many choices available, who’s the best option? We compiled a list of candidates who are in line for the position and asked the fans to select their favorite.
As the Lakers continue the search for a new head coach, an important aspect the organization must be considering is the ability the coach will have in getting the best out of Kobe Bryant. In that respect, former Lakers legend Byron Scott believes he’s right choice.
The Lakers didn’t strike gold by landing the top pick in the NBA draft, but if past drafts are any indication, the seventh pick should yield a player who will be in the league for a long time.
Several names have made the headlines as the process is already underway. The options available represent variety in terms of philosophies and styles. Check out some of the candidates that have been linked with the Lakers HC job and tell us, who would be the right choice to replace Mike D’Antoni?
In ‘NASH: The Documentary’, directed by Michael Hamilton & Corey Ogilvie, Bryant offers a glimpse of what he really thinks of Nash’s game.
Landon Donovan made it clear he was disappointed be being left off the World Cup team, but also said he wanted to move forward and support the team.
LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez has been named to the U.S. National Team 23-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. USMNT all-time leading goal scorer and assist leader Landon Donovan has been left out of the roster and named to the standby list.
LA Galaxy snapped a four-game winless streak as they defeated FC Dallas 2-1 on Wednesday night at StubHub Center. Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes made the difference for the home team in the first half with two goals as the Galaxy played once more without stars Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez.
Open Forum: While an extra year in college have helped Smart develop his overall game, his inconsistency and frustrations have raised some flags.
Open Forum: The Lakers could benefit from the Indiana big man, who scouts and pundits expect to be selected early in the NBA Draft because of his great length and athleticism.
Candace Parker had 23 points and 11 rebounds, but the LA Sparks blew a late five-point lead on the way to a 74-69 loss against the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday night in their home opener at Staples Center.
Open Forum: We selected six of the most prominent prospects in this year’s draft and asked that very question. And you, the fans, have spoken.
Open Forum: Aaron Gordon still has to develop many aspects of his game, but at 18 years old, he’s already a highly regarded athlete and competitor.
Open Forum: Julius Randle is strong, athletic and competitive in the paint, but his defensive abilities might hurt him in the NBA.
Both Donovan and Gonzalez were an important part of the team that helped the U.S. qualify to the World Cup last year. Gonzalez appeared in and started eight of the 10 games that the U.S. played in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying while Donovan appeared in three qualifiers, scoring once.