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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Bold Predictions for Los Angeles Lakers in 2013-14 Season
September 2nd, 2013 at 6:37 PM
While the Los Angeles Lakers had a rather disappointing season last year, they are looking to come back strong. Despite losing Dwight Howard in free agency to the Houston Rockets, the Lakers are attempting to remain competitive enough to make a run with the pieces that are intact. ***PHOTO1*** Any team that has...

Los Angeles Lakers Lose Game 3 at Home 120-89, Now One Loss Away from Elimination
April 26th, 2013 at 10:12 PM
***PHOTO1***After a 120-89 loss to the Spurs in game three at home, the Los Angeles Lakers are in danger of being eliminated from the playoffs in the first round for the first time since the 2006-2007 season. The 31-point difference in the score made it the worst loss in Lakers...

The Banged-up Los Angeles Lakers Look to Get First Win of the Series Tonight at Staples Center
April 26th, 2013 at 1:54 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers have had some bad luck this season. Dealing with injuries has been an issue all year and the playoffs have been no different. Starting PG Steve Nash has been battling a right hip/hamstring injury for the better part of the past month and the pain is so...

Tony Parker Leads San Antonio Spurs Passed Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2, 102-91
April 24th, 2013 at 9:41 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers had no answer for Tony Parker Wednesday night, resulting in a 102-91 loss to San Antonio. The Spurs point guard took advantage of the Lakers’ un-athletic guards on his way to 28 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds. Los Angeles tightened up all facets of their game...

4 Problems the Los Angeles Lakers Must Improve on to Steal Game 2 in San Antonio; Lakers PF Jordan Hill Cleared to Play
April 24th, 2013 at 2:01 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers got some good news this morning when they learned that PF Jordan Hill has been cleared to play in tonight’s game against San Antonio. It is unclear if Mike D’Antoni will play Hill, who had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip in...

Los Angeles Lakers Lose Game One to Spurs in San Antonio, 91-79
April 21st, 2013 at 3:34 PM
***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers just couldn’t get it all together on Sunday, losing to the Spurs in San Antonio, 91-79. The Lakers had their chances, but could only seem to play well on one side of the court rather than playing a complete game throughout. Defensively, the Lakers were always a...

Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Hopes on the Line Against Houston Rockets at Staples Center
April 17th, 2013 at 2:25 PM
***PHOTO1***It’s been 21 years since the last time the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a playoff spot on the final day of the season. Tonight, the Lakers will be looking to do the same when they take on the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. If the Lakers get the victory tonight, they...

Los Angeles Lakers Face Big Test at Staples Against Memphis Grizzlies Tonight
April 5th, 2013 at 12:17 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Los Angeles Lakers have gotten some help in the race for the final playoff spot in the West since they last played. The Lakers are now a half game ahead of Utah and three games ahead of Dallas for the eighth spot. However, Los Angeles (39-36) is now tasked with...

Los Angeles Lakers Injury Update: Metta World Peace Recovering and Steve Nash Doubtful
April 4th, 2013 at 1:59 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers have dealt with injury problems since before the season  began but as the playoffs approach, every player and subsequent injury becomes magnified. Meta World Peace left last Monday’s game with a mysterious knee injury that turned out to be a torn meniscus which required surgery that would...

Kobe Bryant Posts Triple-Double in 101-81 Rout of Dallas Mavericks
April 2nd, 2013 at 11:03 PM
***PHOTO1***On a night that the Los Angeles Lakers honored former great Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to a much needed 101-81 victory over the Mavericks. Bryant played 47 of 48 possible minutes and had a triple-double for the 19th time in his career. The 34-year old had 23...