Despite earlier reports that they might trade their top pick in the draft to land a superstar player, the Los Angeles Lakers are being viewed right now as unlikely to trade their number two pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, citing the work done to get that pick as to why they wouldn't want to trade it and instead, go after a top player next month.
LSU's Ben Simmons reportedly is pushing for the Philadelphia 76ers to not draft him in the 2016 NBA Draft as the number one overall pick next month; Simmons would prefer to be drafted by the team he grew up idolzing; the Los Angeles Lakers, who have the number two pick in the draft.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant will play in his last NBA game tonight when the Lakers host the Utah Jazz. Bryant's final game has been planned all season and is drawing media from all over the world, causing over 200 credential applications to be denied.
Kobe Bryant isn't the only Los Angeles Lakers personnel to reitre at the end of this seasons. Lakers head athletic trainer Gary Vitti plans to retire after the season, ending his 32-year career with the Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is retiring at the end of this season and he's having fun with fans in the meantime. During the Lakers loss to the Denver Nuggets this week, he signed and gave his sneakers to some nearby fans after they guessed the name of his dog.
While Los Angeles Lakers' star Kobe Bryant has been selected to his 16th All-Star game, Bryant is reportedly returning after All-Star weekend from his injury. Lakers 101 examines Kobe's potential replacements for the All-Star game, and suggests that Goran Dragic should be chosen to play in New Orleans on February 16.