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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...

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...

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 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...

What is the Biggest Concern for the Los Angeles Lakers Heading into Regular Season?
October 25th, 2013 at 8:10 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to bounce back from an injury-riddled and under achieving season. Despite having six former all stars, L.A. had trouble building a squad that can compete for a championship, as they failed to attain any significant success by getting swept in the first round of...

Los Angeles Lakers Lose to Golden State Warriors in Beijing
October 16th, 2013 at 5:17 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers lose to the Golden State Warriors 100-95 in their fifth preseason game on Tuesday.  ***PHOTO1***  The team traveled to Beijing a few days back, but the Lakers were once again without superstar Kobe Bryant due to his recovery from the Achilles injury. Still, Bryant came on the trip and...

Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman Showing Chemistry During Preseason
October 13th, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Although the Los Angeles Lakers lost in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes this past summer, L.A. may have found their hidden gem. While Chris Kaman isn't the athlete nor defensive presence Howard is, the German big man is a much better fit for Mike D'Antoni's offense. ***PHOTO1*** Pau Gasol and Kaman's chemistry in the...

Los Angeles Lakers Waive Dan Gadzuric and Eric Boateng
October 10th, 2013 at 10:07 PM
After playing four of their eight preseason games, the Los Angeles Lakers are beginning to finalize their regular season roster. The storied franchise has waived centers Dan Gadzuric and Eric Boateng. ***PHOTO1*** This move should come as no surprise since Gadzuric and Boateng were simply brought in to provide more bodies during...

Steve Nash and Pau Gasol Make Season Debut as Los Angeles Lakers Lose to Denver Nuggets
October 6th, 2013 at 10:20 PM
After winning their first preseason game against the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Lakers lose to the Denver Nuggets 97-88 with Steve Nash and Pau Gasol making their season debut.  ***PHOTO1*** The Spaniard had a solid outing scoring 13 points and grabbing 4 rebounds in 22 minutes of action. While Nash...

Los Angeles Lakers Add Dan Gadzuric to Training Camp Roster
September 28th, 2013 at 2:37 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers will bring veteran center Dan Gadzuric to training camp. ***PHOTO1*** Gadzuric has bounced around the NBA during his 10-year career, playing for four different teams in the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets and the New York Knicks. The 35-year-old holds career averages of 4.7 points and...

Los Angeles Lakers Will Bring Darius Johnson-Odom and Eric Boateng to Training Camp
September 25th, 2013 at 11:59 PM
Training camp is officially underway this weekend, and the Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing their roster. The storied franchise has invited guard Darius Johnson-Odom and center Eric Boateng to training camp. ***PHOTO1*** Johnson-Odom was the 55th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks, but the Lakers made a...

Shaquille O’Neal Becomes Minority Owner of Sacramento Kings
September 23rd, 2013 at 8:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** Los Angeles Lakers' Hall of Famer and four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal is continuing to make headlines after his retirement. Shaq has played a major role for the Lakers' franchise throughout his storied career, but this time Superman is joining the Sacramento Kings as a minority owner. According to USA Today's...

Blueprint for Pau Gasol to Return to All-Star Form
September 21st, 2013 at 8:11 PM
Not long ago, Pau Gasol was considered one of the best big men in the NBA. He made great contributions during the two title runs for the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was Kobe Bryant's partner in crime. ***PHOTO1*** However, last season under head coach Mike D'Antoni, Gasol had his worst statistical season as...

Previewing Los Angeles Lakers’ Biggest Training Camp Battles
September 15th, 2013 at 8:57 PM
Now that the NBA offseason is almost over, it's time to look forward to training camp. ***PHOTO1*** While the Los Angeles Lakers lost key players like Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, the team managed to acquire cost-efficient players such as Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, Chris Kaman and Wesley Johnson. As a result,...

Win-Loss Predictions for Los Angeles Lakers This Season
September 13th, 2013 at 11:59 PM
This time last year, the Los Angeles Lakers had big expectations coming into the season.  ***PHOTO1*** However, a year has passed and the Lakers lost All-star center Dwight Howard in free agency to the Houston Rockets. While the team is certainly less talented than a year ago, the Lakers' chemistry is expected to be...

Power Ranking Every Los Angeles Lakers Player on Roster: Part 2
September 10th, 2013 at 9:07 PM
Lakers 101 presents the final installment of a two-part series ranking every Los Angeles Lakers player on the roster. Here's part 1.  ***PHOTO1*** 7. Jordan Hill The former Arizona Wildcat is entering his fifth year in the league, and while he hasn't lived up to expectations as a lottery picky, Jordan Hill is starting...

Power Ranking Every Los Angeles Lakers Player on Roster: Part 1
September 9th, 2013 at 11:56 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers lost one of the best centers in the league in Dwight Howard, but they still managed to add many new players to fill out their roster. ***PHOTO1*** Despite their limited cap space, the storied franchise acquired cost-efficient players like Chris Kaman, Nick Young, Wesley Johnson and Jordan Farmar. While...

Who Should Be Starting Power Forward for Los Angeles Lakers?
August 31st, 2013 at 1:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Lakers roster is nearly set for the upcoming season, but the starting power forward position still hasn't been determined. With Dwight Howard out of town, Pau Gasol will now have to step in as the starting center. Both Jordan Hill and Chris Kaman are capable of playing alongside Gasol...

Dwight Howard Wanted Kobe Bryant Amnestied and Mike D’Antoni Fired
August 27th, 2013 at 3:46 AM
Just when we thought the Dwight Howard saga was over, CSNBayArea's Ric Bucher reports: "Talks with various people close to the situation make it clear there were two prerequisites for Dwight Howard to remain a Laker: fire Mike D'Antoni and amnesty, or at the very least muzzle, Kobe Bryant." ***PHOTO1*** Howard left the Lakers after only...