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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...

Los Angeles Lakers Fight, Fall Short to Miami Heat
January 24th, 2014 at 7:07 AM
The Los Angeles Lakers played tough against the Miami Heat, but ultimately fell short by a final count of 109-102. ***PHOTO1*** In the first half the Lakers looked out of sorts on the defensive end of the floor, which has been the case all season. Countless layups for the Heat contributed...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Xavier Henry Puts on a Show as Los Angeles Lakers Beat Golden State Warriors
October 5th, 2013 at 11:04 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers win their first preseason game against the Golden State Warriors 104-95.  ***PHOTO1*** Training camp invite Xavier Henry leads the show by putting up 29 points and 7 rebounds while shooting an efficient 60 percent from the field in 26 minutes of action. The former Kansas Jayhawk is certainly...

Los Angeles Lakers Preseason Opener Preview
October 5th, 2013 at 2:29 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers will begin their 2013 preseason playing against the Golden State Warriors tonight at 7:00 PM PDT. ***PHOTO1*** While the preseason isn't nearly as exciting and competitive as the regular season, it will still give the Lakers and their fan base a taste of what will come this season. With...

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...