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2015-16 Lakers Schedule Breakdown

The 2015-2016 NBA Schedule has been released and it provides a lot of interesting matchups. Many fans took a look at the schedule and started planning their day around it. This year’s schedule will be pretty interesting for the Lakers as they have some key games that highlight the 2015-16 schedule. There were a few things that caught my eye about the Lakers schedule that should be noted, From the…

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Are the Lakers A Playoff Team?

Are the Lakers playoff contenders? After the Lakers struck out on key Free Agents like LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan, and Kevin Love, the Lakers managed to make up for their blunders by signing Brandon Bass and Sixth Man award winner Lou Williams as well as trade for Center Roy Hibbert from the Indiana Pacers. Let’s not forget the Lakers drafting D’Angelo Russell with the Number two pick to add with…

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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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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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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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