Category: ‘Quick Hits’

Los Angeles Lakers Show Good Signs on Road Trip
January 27th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers ended their seven game road trip with a 110-103 loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday. The Lakers may have gone 2-5 on the trip, but they certainly exceeded expectations while away. ***PHOTO1*** On the road trip, L.A. was competitive in every game they played, and...

Los Angeles Lakers Launch App for IPhone and Android Devices
December 28th, 2012 at 1:18 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers and Lucid Appeal, an LA based application development agency, have partnered up to create a Lakers app available for download on iPhone and Android. The app is free and provides all Lakers news, stats, scores, pictures, videos, and more.  According to Lucid Appeal and their website, the company...

Report: Lakers F Devin Ebanks Being Sued for Sexual Assault
December 6th, 2012 at 5:26 PM
***VIDEO1***TMZ has reported that Lakers second-year forward Devin Ebanks is being sued for sexual assault a year after being cleared of rape charges. The woman who accused Ebanks of rape is now seeking recompense.  The alleged victim is suing Ebanks for "sexual assault and battery, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress." This suit comes less...

NBA Releases List of Most Popular Jerseys, Three Lakers in Top 15
November 28th, 2012 at 2:31 PM
***PHOTO1***As it does every year, the NBA released the list of the most popular jerseys in basketball today. Three Lakers found themselves in the top 15, the most of any team in the NBA. Kobe Bryant's #24 jersey checks in at number three, while Dwight Howard's #12 jersey ranks number nine...

Time Warner Cable Reaches Deal with DirecTV, Will Carry Lakers TV
November 15th, 2012 at 2:18 PM
***PHOTO1***After months of negotiations, Time Warner Cable and DirecTV have reached an agreement to carry the new SportsNet and Deportes channels. Southern California subscribers can see SportsNet on channel 691, and Deports will be available on 458. It is unclear if the channels will be launched before the next Lakers game on TWC SportsNet,...

NBA Institutes 90-second Pregame Ritual Rule
October 17th, 2012 at 1:47 PM
 ***PHOTO1***David Stern and the NBA announced a new pregame-rule in an attempt to speed up the start of games this season.  After the starting lineups are announced, players have 90 seconds to complete their pregame rituals before tip-off. Players were informed of the rule change during the annual preseason referees meeting....

Los Angeles Lakers Unveil New Court at Staples Center
October 13th, 2012 at 2:08 PM
 ***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers have tweaked their home floor for the 2012-2013 season. The most noticeable change comes at center court where they've added 16 stars that circle the Lakers logo, representing each of the Lakers' 16 championships. In keeping up with technology trends, the Lakers also added their official Twitter...

Kobe (Foot) Practices, Will Play Vs. Warriors; Dwight Howard is Questionable
October 6th, 2012 at 7:33 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Los Angeles Lakers gaurd Kobe Bryant participated in the Lakers practice today after skipping Friday's morning and night sessions with discomfort in his right foot. Bryant will play in the Lakers preseason opener tomorrow versus the Golden State Warriors. It is unlikely that center Dwight Howard will play tomorrow, which will give either...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Forward Chris Douglas-Roberts
October 2nd, 2012 at 2:45 PM
 ***PHOTO2***The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms, which were undisclosed, with free agent forward Chris Douglas-Roberts. To avoid the lockout, CDR played overseas for Virtus Bologna in Italy last year. Douglas Roberts was drafted 40th overall by the New Jersey Nets in the 2008 NBA Draft out of The...

Los Angeles Lakers’ Dwight Howard Injury Update
September 27th, 2012 at 4:00 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Lakers announced an injury update for Dwight Howard on their blog today: Howard continued to make progress, focusing on upper and lower body strengthening, core stabilization, light running plus some basketball activities. On Wednesday, assistant coach Darvin Ham and Chuck Persons worked out with Howard in the low post, practicing his...

Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Hill Receives One-Year Probation
September 27th, 2012 at 3:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** After pleading no contest to an assault charge in February, Los Angeles Lakers' Forward Jordan Hill was sentenced today to one year of probation by Criminal Judge Maria Jackson. Hill's ex-girlfriend, Darlene Luna, accused him of attacking her back when Hill played in Houston for the Rockets. Hill was acquired in March...

Los Angeles Lakers’ PG Steve Blake Injured, Out 3 Weeks
September 24th, 2012 at 3:28 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Lakers' backup point guard, Steve Blake has sustained a foot injury that will have him sidelined for 3-4 weeks. Blake stepped on a spike strip in a parking lot, suffering a wound on his left foot. Blake, who is expected to be second string to Steve Nash,...

Los Angeles Lakers Post Photo of DJO’s Dunk
September 22nd, 2012 at 12:30 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers posted a photo on their official Instagram account showing rookie Darius Johnson-Odom throwing down a dunk in yesterday's practice. Check out the photo here. DJO signed a nonguaranteed contract last weekend and will fight to make a spot on the Lakers' regular season roster.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet Announces Additions to Los Angeles Lakers’ On-Air Team
September 20th, 2012 at 2:12 PM
Time Warner Cable SportsNet, the exclusive home of the Los Angeles Lakers, announced today that James Worthy, Dave Miller, Chris McGee, and Mike Trudell will join the network's on-air team that will cover Laker games this season. All four have significant experience covering the Lakers on networks like KCAL-TV, Fox Sports,...

Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Names Player of the Decade by Dime Magazine
September 18th, 2012 at 2:45 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  Dime Magazine, one of the most popular basketball magazines in America, has named Kobe Bryant  as the NBA's Player of the Decade. It's the first time Dime has named a Player of the Decade as it's only been in publication since 2001. Kobe Bryant is entering his 17th year in...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Rookie Guard Darius Johnson-Odom
September 17th, 2012 at 4:52 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers announced over the weekend that they have come to terms with the 55th overall draft pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Darius Johnson-Odom. Johnson-Odom was drafted out of Marquette by the Dallas Mavericks and traded to the Lakers on the night of the Draft. Johnson-Odom played for...

Do You Have the Los Angeles Lakers’ Time Warner Cable SportsNet Channel? Find Out Here.
September 15th, 2012 at 1:00 PM
 ***VIDEO1*** The brand new Time Warner Cable SportsNet Channel will be launched on October 1. The channel will show a majority of Lakers' games exclusively. To find out if your cable provider carries the channel, visit If you don't have the channel you can send an email to your provider demanding...

Los Angeles Lakers Single Game Ticket Info
September 12th, 2012 at 4:49 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  Tickets for the Los Angeles Lakers' regular season games, which begins on October 30 vs Dallas, will go on-sale on Saturday, September 22 at 10 am PT. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Tickets for preseason games, which begin October 7, can be purchased now. Presale tickets go on-sale on Friday, September...

Dwight Howard Makes an Appearance at MTV Video Music Awards
September 7th, 2012 at 5:11 PM
 ***VIDEO1***  Dwight Howard appeared onstage at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards alongside host Kevin Hart yesterday. Howard presented Hart with one of his authentic Lakers' home jerseys and laughed as Hart tried on the oversized jersey. Jokingly, Hart took a jab at Kobe saying, "Let's see if it's funny when...

Jamaal Wilkes to Be Honored at 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony
September 7th, 2012 at 4:56 PM
 ***VIDEO1***  Jamaal Wilkes, former Laker great, will be honored at the 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony. The ceremony is currently being aired on NBA TV. Wilkes won three championships as part of the Lakers and will be celebrated later this year with the retiring of his Lakers' jersey at Staples Center.