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Latest News / Jul 25, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Update: Scott, Lakers Agree To Four-Year Deal

Byron Scott

UPDATE: ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that Scott has agreed to a four-year, $17 million contract to become the Lakers’ head coach.

PREVIOUSLY: A development that’s seemed inevitable for weeks is finally underway. According to ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott. Read More »

NBA / Jul 25, 2014 / 11:30 am

Jeremy Lin On Lakers Trade: “I Just Want To Be Myself”

Jeremy Lin

The Lakers introduced Jeremy Lin at a press conference on Thursday. He spoke about Kobe Bryant and was asked about the Linsanity era in New York. Read More »

instagram, Twitter / Jul 23, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says He’ll Train Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Earlier in the off-season — after what Paul George described as the Pacers forgetting their “edge,” which led to a marked drop in performance during the second half of the season — the team was reportedly “quietly” shopping Roy Hibbert. We’re not so sure after a tweet and Instagram post showed Roy dining with Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with more tutelage in store. Read More »

NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Kobe Says He Cold-Calls Industry Titans For Advice

Kobe Bryant

As one of the most talented, decorated, and competitive players in NBA history, one might assume that Kobe Bryant relies on no advice except his own. But as he readies himself for a post-playing career that he recently called “scary as hell,” Bryant admits that he’s sought guidance from a litany of people that have enjoyed similar success on other career paths. Read More »

NBA / Jul 19, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Kobe Says He’s Scared Of Post-Basketball Life

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is one of the fiercest and most relentless competitors basketball has ever seen, so it’s only natural that there will be a sizable void within him once he’s finally forced to hang up his Nikes. With the state of his legendary career more fragile than ever after successive major lower body injuries forced him to miss all but six games last season, Bryant is being forced to consider his post-playing life far sooner than he’d like. At a promotional event for Showtime’s upcoming documentary “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” the near 36 year-old said that accepting his future is “scary as hell.” Read More »

Smack / Jul 18, 2014 / 11:45 am

Phil Jackson Explains How Kobe’s Comment Pushed Dwight To Houston

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

In an update to his autobiography “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success”, Phil Jackson went into detail on what happened when the Lakers met with Dwight Howard during free agency last summer, and how an answer from Kobe Bryant might have sealed the deal on Dwight’s exit from Los Angeles. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 17, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Lakers Win Amnesty Bidding For Carlos Boozer (UPDATE)

Carlos Boozer

The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t content to spend Kobe Bryant’s final seasons hoping lottery balls bounce their way. After doling out a combined $49 million to retain Nick Young and Jordan Hill, the Lakers have won amnesty bidding for former Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer. Read More »

Smack / Jul 16, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Jerry West Says Kobe Bryant Probably Isn’t Going To Win Another Title

Jerry West

While walking down the street, TMZ‘s always awkward and never professional street reporter caught up with The Logo Jerry West, and asked him a series of annoying questions about Kobe Bryant. After asking him whether he’d flee for another championship contender if he was in Kobe’s Nikes, which West gracefully neglected to answer, further interrogation finally led Mr. Clutch to admit Mamba probably wasn’t going to win another title. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 12, 2014 / 10:00 am

Report: Bulls Close To Deal For Pau Gasol

Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol

After yesterday’s stunning announcement LeBron James was headed back to Cleveland, the dam on the rest of the 2014 free agency class is starting to break. Pau Gasol, who has been rumored in New York and — most recently — San Antonio is nearing a deal to join the Chicago Bulls, Yahoo! Sports reports. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 11, 2014 / 11:00 am

Report: Carmelo Anthony Still Considering Knicks, Lakers and Bulls

Carmelo Anthony

Earlier this week, it seemed like Carmelo Anthony had made up his mind and was returning to the Knicks. While Phil Jackson remained positive yesterday, he is still waiting for ‘Melo to reply to his texts. According to a report, the Bulls and Lakers are still very much in the race. Read More »