All Time Lakers vs All-Time Bulls: Is it REALLY a debate?

  For the past week or two, we’ve been hearing about this debate about the All-Time Lakers against the All-Time Bulls. Every basketball fan on social media has shared their thoughts on this matchup of All-Time teams. It’s even gotten to the point where Scottie Pippen and Shaquille O’Neal went at it with each other via Instagram. All-Time Bulls Team that’ll consist of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen taking on…

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Is Randle’s Recovery the Key to More Than Just His Health?

Through nothing more than the mere mention of a name, we can conjure up every detail of the myth or legend associated with them: Bill Buckner, the Fumble, the Billy Goat, Sam Bowie, Steve Bartman (sorry Cub fans, I know that’s two), and even the Madden and Sports Illustrated covers. Curse or choke? Sure, those terms certainly apply to each of these events, but when boiled down they really only…

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The Awkward Moment

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers introduced their three newest acquisitions for next season. In the press conference, Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass all expressed their excitement toward joining the franchise and mentioned that they were looking forward to a “fresh start.” However, all of this was overshadowed by one particular moment in the press conference when the players were asked if they had spoken to Kobe Bryant since joining…

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Nobody Wants to Play With Kobe? Not Quite the Truth

For the last several years I have heard NBA commentators and fans say time after time the reason the Lakers haven’t got any free agents is because nobody wants to play with Kobe Bryant. Is this true or is it just the media doing it’s thing (stirring up the pot)? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what players have decided to come to the Lakers and play…

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Lessons From Kobe: Learn to Play Like Kobe Bryant

Have you ever wanted to play like a pro basketball player?  Have you ever wanted to play like Kobe Bryant? We all had our favorites growing up.  I wanted to dunk like Dominique Wilkins, even though I was short and white. I wanted to pass like Magic Johnson.  But there really is no guide or book that Magic made to show me how he did things.  All I could do…

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Top 10 Magic Johnson Assists: Magic on the Court

Hall of Famer, Magic Johnson was a master of his craft.  I personally don’t think there has ever been a better passer in the NBA. While he might not hold the NBA record for most assists in his career, you have to remember that his career was cut short.  Magic had more that 20 assists in one game 12 times in his career.  He led the league four times in…

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Clarkson’s Namesake Synonymous with Success

Despite the fact that temperatures will be in the triple digits today, it’s downright cold for our young Lakers tonight in Las Vegas.  After yesterday’s loss to the New York Knicks, this collection of young talent currently donning the Purple ‘n White, is taking a beating in the media today, and deservedly so.   Throughout the game, the Lakers looked perplexed on offense, and lethargic on defense.  The ineptitude was most…

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Patience with the young core

The Lakers finished their three preliminary games for summer league yesterday and didn’t look too impressive. In fact, the Lakers haven’t looked good at all despite their lone win against the Sixers. On paper the roster looks impressive, but as we all know looking good on paper doesn’t necessarily translate into success. After watching the three games, the team looked lost on offense and the defense was just okay. Is…

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A Few Informal Thoughts on B. Scott’s offense vs. D’Angelo Russell’s Skillset

When D’Angelo Russell first met Byron Scott I wonder what was said. Did Byron tell D how he sees him fitting into his Princeton offense? Did Russell pretend to like what he heard? Because I know D’Angelo isn’t excited to be running one of the most archaic offenses in the NBA next year. He’s a guy who models his game after Steph Curry – A player who oozes “new-age” like…

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Rapid Reaction: Lakers v. Sixers in Vegas

This Saturday night in Vegas The Lakers continued being the hottest show in town. There were “Larry! Larry! Larry!” chants on I three(?) separate occasions for Larry Nance Jr, while D’angelo Russell continued getting “oohs and ahhs” almost every time he passed the ball. The game itself, though, was downright ugly to watch at times. The 76ers shot a combined 28.6% from the field and the Lakers didn’t fare much…

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Upshaw agrees to a 2-year contract with the Lakers

Coming into summer league Robert Upshaw knew that it was a golden opportunity to showcase his talents. Making it to summer league doesn’t guarantee a roster spot, but in Upshaw’s first game as a Laker, he made the best out of it. He went up against the number one pick in the draft in Karl-Anthony Towns and stood his ground. Although Towns had a better game, Upshaw finished his first…

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D’Angelo Russell: Point Guard of the Future or the Past?

The Aristotle allusion “One swallow does not a summer make” has long since been introduced into the sporting world when trying to diminish the significance of a single game.   While we are merely one game into the summer league season, of what truly feels like the beginning of a new Lakers era, it would be prudent to exercise patience with these talented group of NBA neophytes; and while that…

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Lakers Summer League: What To Watch For

  Its Game day for the Los Angeles Lakers as their Summer League team will take the floor in Las Vegas, Nevada. A roster that’s filled with Draft picks from this season, second year players, Undrafted Free Agents, and players who are fighting for a shot to get invited to training camp. This year’s team could be an interesting one with the young talent coming in. You have the number 2 pick…

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Davis, Lin, Ellington take their talents elsewhere

As soon as free agency hit, some Lakers already took to other teams. The first to go was Ed Davis who agreed to join Portland for 3 yrs/$20 mil. Davis was one of the most consistent Lakers on the defensive end. He patroled the paint and rebounded well. Last season for the Lakers he averaged 8.3 ppg, 7.6 rpg, and 1.2 blks per game. He’s a productive player that the…

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