TAG: los angeles lakers

Smack / Nov 18, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Pau Gasol: “I Think L.A. Will Always Be A Lakers City. 16 Banners Are 16 Banners”

Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol definitely knows how to COUNT THE RINGZZZZZ. Before the Chicago Bulls beat the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center last night while Gasol was sidelined, the former Los Angeles Laker said that L.A. would “always be a Lakers city.” Read More »

NBA / Nov 17, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Byron Scott Says He Has “No Doubt” The Lakers Will Win A Title While He Is Coach

Kobe Byrant, Byron Scott

It’s a tough time to be a Lakers fan. After losing a franchise worst 55 games last year, they’ve started this season off by dropping nine of their first 10. Before losing big against the Spurs and Warriors over the weekend, coach Byron Scott told ESPN’s Baxter Holmes he has faith the Lakers organization will right the ship. Scott even told his team, “I have no doubt that we will win a championship in my tenure here as head coach.” Try not to spit whatever you’re drinking at your computer or phone, but he was serious. Read More »

Smack / Nov 17, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Russell Westbrook Denies Recruiting Efforts Of Lakers Fan: “Go Back To LA”

Russell Westbrook

If only a Washington Wizards follower would test Kevin Durant the same way. During his team’s home game against the Houston Rockets last night, injured Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook staunchly denied the recruiting efforts of a Los Angeles Lakers fan sitting a few rows from the court. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 17, 2014 / 11:00 am

Jeremy Lin Eloquently Sums Up The Lakers

Jeremy Lin

The Lakers were crushed last night and Jeremy Lin went scoreless — 0-for-2 from the field — in 22 minutes of action. When reporters asked him about the state of LA’s crappy team (the Clippers are 5-3), Lin conjured all that he had learned as part of his Ivy League education and gave an eloquent and well thought out explanation. Read More »

Video / Nov 17, 2014 / 9:45 am

Watch Kobe Bryant Drop 44 Points In 31 Minutes (Lakers Still Get Blown Out)

Kobe Bryant, Klay Thompson

Kobe Bryant, Klay Thompson (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Through three quarters last night against the visiting Warriors, Kobe Bryant had attempted 34 shots, and connected on 15 of them for 44 points. The rest of his team in that timespan was 12-of-44 for 35 points. Mamba didn’t play in the fourth — the Lakers entered the period down by 36 — but while he certainly rebounded from the worst shooting performance of his career when the Spurs were in town on Friday, the Lakers are a sinking ship and we’re not sure the Captain’s pride can handle sinking with the ship. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 17, 2014 / 1:59 am

GIF: Stephen Curry Channels Magic Johnson With Around-The-Back Dime In LA

Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry

The Warriors rolled the Lakers at Staples Center Sunday night, 136-115, and that was even after the Lakers outscored them by 15 in the fourth quarter. It wasn’t even close, so Stephen Curry — who finished with 30 points and 15 assists in less than 30 minutes — decided to harken back to the showtime days of Magic Johnson with a pretty around-the-back dime on the break. Read More »

Smack / Nov 15, 2014 / 5:10 pm

Steve Nash Won’t Return Calls From The Lakers

Steve Nash

Last month the Lakers made the decision to sit Steve Nash down for the season. Recurring back problems, as well as a host of other maladies for the 40 year old, forced the Lakers to move on without the two-time MVP. Except, rather than act as a mentor for some of the younger Lakers, Nash has disappeared, and coach Byron Scott would like to hear from him. Read More »

GIFs / Nov 15, 2014 / 4:47 pm

GIF: Manu Ginobili Nutmegs Jordan Hill For The Dime

Manu Ginobili

There aren’t many players like the Argentinian Manu Ginobili. His zig-zagging forays to the rim earlier in his career even forced coach Gregg Popovich to concede the one-time mop-headed Ginobili had to cut loose on the court rather than adhere to San Antonio’s famously structured attack. Ginobili’s on-ball wizardry continued during a sequence in last night’s 93-80 win over the Lakers. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 15, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIFs: Kawhi Leonard Flat-Out Rips Jeremy Lin On Successive Possessions

Kawhi Leonard

Jeremy Lin must not watch game film. Just a few days removed from swiping Chris Paul’s dribble to help seal a crunch-time win, Kawhi Leonard was back to his thieving antics last night. Watch the San Antonio Spurs’ Finals MVP rip the ball from Lin on successive possessions in his team’s 93-80 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Friday. Read More »

Smack / Nov 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Kevin Love Denies That Silly Lakers Rumor & The “Joint” Handshake With Kyrie Irving

Kevin Love, Jrue Holiday

Since the Cavs had almost a full work week off following their win over the Pellies on Monday night, rumors have run rampant about Kevin Love. First there was that Lakers tidbit buttressed by barely a kernel of evidence in Sam Smith’s heavily maligned piece, then Love and Kyrie Irving performed a Rasta handshake after the win on Monday, which Cleveland brass explained in a pretty lame way. Love somehow combined the two similarly idiotic stories when recently asked about the Lakers rumor. Read More »