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GIFs, Smack / Nov 24, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Are The Lakers Relying On Kobe Bryant Too Much? “Not Really,” Byron Scott Says

Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott

Kobe Bryant is the league’s leading scorer at 26.7 points per game. He averages 6.1 more shots and uses a 4.5 greater percentage of possessions than any player in basketball. Bryant is also shooting a putrid 38.1 percent from the field, his team plays more efficient offense when he’s on the bench, and the Los Angeles Lakers are 3-11. Might the purple-and-gold be relying on their 36 year-old legend a bit too much, then? “Not really,” says coach Byron Scott. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 24, 2014 / 10:00 am

Watch Wesley Johnson Posterize Danilo Gallinari

Wesley Johnson, Danilo Gallinari

Wesley Johnson, Danilo Gallinari (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

With the score knotted at 82 apiece between the Lakers and surging Nuggets last night, Jeremy Lin collected a rebound and got out in the open court. Wesley Johnson filled the lane on his left and after receiving the pass eviscerated Danilo Gallinari with the poster jam, plus the foul. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 3:15 pm

GIF: Wily Kobe Bryant Forces James Harden To Block-Out Francisco Garcia

Kobe Bryant

Is this what Kobe Bryant meant by saying that he’d play differently but just as effectively this season? Not specifically, but exercising more of the veteran savvy shown here would surely help Bryant help the Los Angeles Lakers. Watch the future Hall-of-Famer force James Harden to box-out Francisco Garcia on a free throw by pushing the Houston Rockets teammates into one another. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 20, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Nick Young Defines “Swag” By Evoking Pop Legends Michael Jackson, Prince

Nick Young

We might just resort to a “Quote of the Day” post from Nick Young going forward – especially if his swag keeps rubbing off on the Los Angeles Lakers. After helping his team to a road win against the Dwight Howard-less Houston Rockets last night, Young clarified the definition of “swag” by evoking a pair of pop music legends. Read More »

NBA / Nov 19, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Report: Goran Dragic Will Have “Open” Free Agency; Lakers, Rockets Options

Goran Dragic

The Phoenix Suns’ three-headed point guard monster might be a single season experiment. According to a report, reigning Most Improved Player and All-NBA Third Team honoree Goran Dragic will have an “open” free agency this summer. Read More »

Smack / Nov 19, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Who Is Nick Young’s Top 3-Point Shooter Ever? Himself, Of Course

Nick Young

Confidence is of utmost importance to athletes, and Nick Young might have more of it than any player in basketball. Asked to name his top-five three-point shooters of all-time, Swaggy P rattled off a list that included a few legends and a record-breaking pair of teammates. But who ranks first? Himself, of course. Read More »

Smack / Nov 19, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says He Hopes Lakers “Suck Forever”

Mark Cuban

The rest of the league surely prefers when the Los Angeles Lakers field a poor team; they just aren’t as up front about it as Mark Cuban. Speaking on the “The Fred Roggin Show” of L.A.’s Beast 980, the Dallas Mavericks owner said that he hopes the purple-and-gold “suck forever.” Read More »

NBA / Nov 19, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: Kobe Bryant Scores 32,000 Career Points

Kobe Bryant fans

Kobe Bryant has been busy rewriting the record books over the past week. First, he passed John Havlicek on November 11’s Lakers matchup against the Grizzlies to top the all-time NBA list for missed shots. While that record sparked a debate on the Mamba’s trigger-happy shooting mentality, his achievement on Tuesday night in Atlanta came with a different tone. Read More »

Smack / Nov 18, 2014 / 11:45 pm

Nick Young On Lakers Win: “It’s Like My Swag Just Rubbed Off On Everybody”

Nick Young

It’s great to have you back, Nick Young. After helping the Los Angeles Lakers to 54 percent shooting in their 114-109 road win over the Atlanta Hawks in his 2014-2015 debut, Swaggy P said what we all were thinking: “It’s like my swag just rubbed off on everybody.” Read More »

Latest News / Nov 18, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Video: Jeff Teague Splits Lakers Defense And Soars For One-Handed Slam

Jeff Teague

The Atlanta Hawks late-game comeback bid against the Los Angeles Lakers fell short, but it began with quite a bang. Watch Jeff Teague slice through the teeth of the defense and leap from the dotted circle for a soaring slam. Read More »