Kobe Bryant’s health has been the central topic of conversation for Lakers fans over the past two seasons. With less than a month to go before the start of training camp, the expectation is that Bryant returns in great shape and ready for the season.
New head coach Phil Hubbard brings a lot of experience to the LA D-Fenders, both as a coach and a player, from his time in the NBA, helping the USA win an Olympic gold medal in 1976, and more.
With Julius Randle being touted as one of the most NBA-ready rookies this season, many expect him to have an impact from the start. However, there are those who believe the 19-year-old needs time to adjust in order to reach his full potential in the future.
As he moves on from the expectations brought on by his “Linsanity” period in 2012 with the New York Knicks, Lin will have a new opportunity to revive his career and finally show that he can become a dominant and consistent point guard in the NBA.
Kobe Bryant has built a Lakers legend on nearly 20 years of success and numerous championships, but which of the Lakers' five titles with Kobe is the most impressive?
On Monday we asked Lakers supporters to tell us which game in the 2014-15 season they were looking forward to the most, and they overwhelmingly went with the season opener against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 28th.
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The 2014-15 NBA season will be special for Lakers fans. It not only marks the beginning of a new era under Lakers great Byron Scott, but it will also allow Kobe Bryant to return fully fit after a mostly inactive season last year.
While Nick Young will benefit from watching and interacting with a healthy Kobe Bryant, he will have to understand that he won’t be the go-to guy on offense and will be challenged with a more defensive role under Scott.
Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points, including a breakaway two-handed dunk, and the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Sunday night to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinals series.
The Lakers fans have spoken, and a strong majority believe Jordan Hill will end up winning the team's starting center position in the upcoming season. Do you agree?
While a healthy Kobe Bryant is more than guaranteed as a starter, some of the other spots are up for grabs. In this week’s Open Forum, we’d like to take a look at the center position.
Nick Young's first season as a Laker was his best of his NBA career and he was most effective when coming off the bench. Lakers fans, in answering our "Open Forum", believe Young should continue to be used as a reserve.
Jeremy Lin won’t have to wait too long to face his former team as the Los Angeles Lakers will open their 2014-15 season against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 28th.
With Julius Randle in the conversation as an early Rookie of the Year candidate, the expectations will be high from the start. Still, at 19 years old, the former Kentucky big man will need time to develop.
Nick Young's first season as a Laker was his best of his NBA career. Now, as we look toward next season, should the team reward Young with a spot in the starting lineup or bring him off the bench?
We asked fans which returning Laker will benefit most from the hire of Byron Scott as coach. The answer? Nick Young.
Landon Donovan announced on Thursday that he will retire at the end of the 2014 MLS season, sparking widespread thanks from players, fans and officials throughout the soccer world.
While it’s common to compare great players to one another, the Kobe Bryant-Michael Jordan contrast transcends the normal comparison between two greats. In terms of style, they’re pretty much the same player.
While everyone already knows what Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are capable of doing when they’re healthy, it remains to be seen how the other returning players will adjust to Scott’s coaching style.
After being voted by the fans as the point guard most likely to start for the purple and gold last week, Lin was again selected in this week’s ‘Open Forum’ as the newcomer who will have the biggest impact in 2014-15.
While the fans are already familiar with what players such as Kobe Bryant, Nick Young and Jordan Hill can do on the court, there are some interesting new additions that will be looking to make an impression for the purple and gold.
Buzz: After the news broke Saturday night that the Lakers hired Byron Scott as their new head coach, fans, players and media turned to social media to share their thoughts.
The Lakers have agreed to terms with former "Showtime" Lakers star Byron Scott as their new head coach, as the sides have agreed to a four-year, $17 million deal.
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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.