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Grading Los Angeles Lakers’ Steve Blake Trade
February 27th, 2014 at 9:50 PM
About a week ago, the Los Angeles Lakers traded veteran point guard Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for guards Kent Bazemore and Marshon Brooks. ***PHOTO1*** After multiple reports suggested that big men Pau Gasol, Jordan Hill and Chris Kaman may be traded, the Lakers ultimately decided to part ways with...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Shawne Williams to 10-Day Contract
February 9th, 2014 at 9:27 PM
A familiar face has rejoined the Purple and Gold.   ***PHOTO1*** After being waived on January seven before his contract would have become fully guaranteed, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Shawne Williams to a 10-day contract due to an injury-riddled squad. ***PHOTO2*** Even with the signing of Williams, the Lakers only had...

Who Should Replace Injured Kobe Bryant on Western Conference All-Star Squad?
February 1st, 2014 at 8:20 PM
Although Los Angeles Lakers' superstar Kobe Bryant has only played six games through the first half of the regular season due to various injuries, the future Hall of Famer was voted in by the fans to his 16th All-Star game. ***PHOTO1*** However, Bryant is reportedly returning after the All-Star game, so he will...

Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Voted to NBA All-Star Team
January 23rd, 2014 at 10:02 PM
Despite playing only six games through the first half of the regular season, Los Angeles Lakers' star Kobe Bryant has been voted in by the fans to his 16th NBA All-Star team. ***PHOTO1*** Bryant  joins Golden State Warriors' sharpshooter Stephen Curry in the backcourt, while Oklahoma City Thunder's superstar Kevin Durant, Minnesota Timberwolves' versatile...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Manny Harris to 10-Day Contract
January 21st, 2014 at 7:06 PM
With an injury-riddled backcourt, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed combo guard  Manny Harris to a 10-day contract.  ***PHOTO1*** Harris, the undrafted guard out of Michigan, began his professional career playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons while averaging a solid 6.2 points in 17.4 minutes per game. The 24-year-old...

Los Angeles Lakers Waive Shawne Williams
January 7th, 2014 at 8:15 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers have waived stretch forward Shawne Williams.  ***PHOTO1*** After signing with the Lakers on a non-guaranteed one-year deal back in September, the storied franchise decided to waive Williams before the January seven deadline where his contract would have become fully guaranteed. ***PHOTO2*** The 6-foot-9 forward averaged a measly 5.2 points on 37.7...

Examining Kendall Marshall’s Emergence with Los Angeles Lakers
January 6th, 2014 at 9:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** Although the Los Angeles Lakers currently rank 13th in the extremely competitive Western Conference, the Purple and Gold may have found their hidden gem.  In his two NBA starts this season, Kendall Marshall has exceeded expectations with the Lakers by averaging a potent 14.5 points and 16 assists. Although Marshall's play may be...

2 New Year’s Resolutions for Los Angeles Lakers
January 5th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
2014 is finally here, which means it's time to make changes to better our lives. The same goes for the Los Angeles Lakers. ***PHOTO1*** After losing Dwight Howard in free agency to the Houston Rockets, the Lakers signed low-profile players to one-year deals despite having little cap space.  However, the Purple and Gold have...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Point Guard Kendall Marshall
December 24th, 2013 at 7:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** In dire need of a natural point guard, the Los Angeles Lakers sign former first-round pick Kendall Marshall to a multi-year contract.  With the injury to point guards Steve Nash, Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake, the Lakers are desperate for a floor general. After losing superstar Kobe Bryant who will miss the...

Los Angeles Lakers Star Kobe Bryant Will Miss Six Weeks with Injured Knee
December 22nd, 2013 at 8:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Lakers cannot catch a break.  After making a dramatic return from his Achilles injury against the Toronto Raptors on December 8, Kobe Bryant will once again miss time win an injury. Bryant will reportedly miss six weeks with a fractured tibia in his left knee.     ***PHOTO2*** The Black Mamba...

Analyzing Kobe Bryant’s Season Thus Far
December 17th, 2013 at 8:13 PM
After missing the first 19 games of the regular season, Kobe Bryant made his season debut on December 8 against the Toronto Raptors. Since then, the Los Angeles Lakers are just 2-4. ***PHOTO1***  While the Lakers lost much needed and winnable games, having a healthy Kobe will never disappoint. Although the future...

Examining Kobe Bryant’s Contract Extension with Los Angeles Lakers
December 4th, 2013 at 9:55 PM
Kobe Bryant's contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers solidifies himself a Laker for life. ***PHOTO1*** When breaking news occurred last week that Kobe reached a two-year $48.5 million contract extension with L.A., the basketball world ascertained that the Black Mamba would finish his illustrious career where it all started — in...

Los Angeles Lakers Waive Elias Harris
November 29th, 2013 at 7:58 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that they have waived combo forward Elias Harris.  ***PHOTO1*** After an impressive 2013 summer league, the Lakers signed Harris to a partially guaranteed multi-year deal on August 14. Well, that clearly did not last long. Although L.A. was initially committed in developing Harris, the Lakers simply do not need...

When Will Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Return?
November 23rd, 2013 at 2:39 PM
After missing nearly seven months of basketball since tearing his Achilles, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has returned to practice.  ***PHOTO1*** Although there is no set timetable for the 15-time All-star, it's safe to say that his much needed return is upon us. With starting point guard Steve Nash out with...

Kobe Bryant Returns to Practice with Los Angeles Lakers
November 17th, 2013 at 8:32 PM
Could the Black Mamba's much needed return be closer than we thought? ***PHOTO1*** After suffering a devastating Achilles injury back in April, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers returned to practice on Saturday afternoon for the first time in seven months.  According to Pau Gasol, Bryant looked healthy during the five-on-five drills:  "He...

Report: Steve Nash Out Two Weeks with Back Injury
November 12th, 2013 at 7:26 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to be without former two-time MVP Steve Nash who is diagnosed with an irritated nerve root. ***PHOTO1*** The 39-year-old made an early exit at the second half in Sunday's loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nash met with back specialist, Robert Watkins, and the doctor confirmed that he...

3 Takeaways from Los Angeles Lakers’ Second Week of NBA Action
November 11th, 2013 at 5:08 PM
With superstar Kobe Bryant  making a steady recovery from the Achilles injury, the Los Angeles Lakers have started the season off with a mediocre 3-5 start. ***PHOTO1*** Although no one is expecting this squad to contend for a title, most fans are anticipating for a return to their 8th straight playoffs. However, the...

Should Coach Mike D’Antoni Change Los Angeles Lakers Starting Lineup?
November 6th, 2013 at 9:29 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers have started their season off with a 2-3 record, and inconsistency has been a major issue thus far. ***PHOTO1*** In their two wins against the Los Angeles Clippers and the Atlanta Hawks, the Lakers have played excellent basketball. Their offense has been looking sharp, players are contributing hard...

Los Angeles Lakers Lose to San Antonio Spurs 91-85
November 3rd, 2013 at 9:51 AM
After winning their first regular season game against their Pacific Division rival the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Lakers go on and lose their next two games.  ***PHOTO1***  While the Lakers were in the lead for most of the game, they ran out of gas in the fourth quarter losing to...

Los Angeles Lakers Projected Depth Chart
October 29th, 2013 at 4:01 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers will begin their 2013-14 season tonight playing their Pacific Division rival the Los Angeles Clippers. ***PHOTO1*** After waiving forward Marcus Landry, the Lakers roster now stands at 15 players. Although the Lakers will not be utilizing all their players to a full extent, given their health concerns it...