For the Los Angeles Lakers to defy long odds and make a playoff run in the loaded Western Conference, they’ll need 36 year-old Kobe Bryant to perform as the transcendent Hall-of-Famer he’s been throughout his career. With each passing day, that possibil…Upvote Share Tweet
Nick Young Or Iggy Azalea? Kobe Chooses “Fancy” Singer Over Teammatedimemag.com 10 hours agoPerhaps Nick Young’s perpetual act is finally wearing as thin on Kobe Bryant as we all expected. In a series of rapid fire questions by Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, Kobe was asked to choose between Swaggy P and his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Bryant’s ans…Upvote Share Tweet
Nick Young Talks Kobe, Hazing Rookies, His Defense & More At Media Daydimemag.com 15 hours agoWe’re pretty sure Nick Young was the perfect interview yesterday during Lakers media day. He was witty, bombastic, hyperbolic, continually self-referential, and basically a reporters waking dream during a day that can drag and turn monotonous for player…Upvote Share TweetAfter the longest offseason of his career, Kobe Bryant pulled on his familiar gold jersey Monday and went back to work with the Los Angeles Lakers, quietly believing his 19th NBA season will be better than almost anybody expects.Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe Bryant Says He Gleaned The Form On His Fadeaway From Cheetahsdimemag.com Sep 28 (3 days ago)Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant recently conducted a tandem interview for the New York Times Arianna Huffington, renowned author and founder of The Huffington Post. As surprising as that may be to you – which it shouldn’t if you’ve been reading Di…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Nick Young Recite Some Swaggy P Poetrydimemag.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)Lakers guard Nick Young is many things, but he’s never boring. Unfortunately, he found himself with a lot of time to kill at the Lakers practice facility last night, and took got struck by the muse of poesy. He captioned the below video, “Poetry Fridays…Upvote Share Tweet
Mitch Kupchak Says Lakers Didn’t Think They Had Real Chance At LeBron, Carmelodimemag.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)The luster of the Los Angeles Lakers has worn off. Not completely, of course. No other NBA team boasts the combination of history and glitz that the Lakers do, a reality likely here to stay. Competing franchises can’t simply summon all-time greats like …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)NBA fans know three things about Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio. Two are good, one is bad. The good ones are that he has amazing court vision and strong skills as a defender. The bad is that he can't shoot at all. In his three seasons wi…Upvote Share TweetMitch Kupchak is confident Kobe Bryant will make an impressive return to the Los Angeles Lakers after losing last season to injuries.Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers sign veteran guard Ronnie Pricenba.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)Guard Ronnie Price has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Steve Nash Looks Good In Scrimmages; Nerve Issues Have Improveddimemag.com Sep 24 (7 days ago)The Lakers could have used a healthy Steve Nash last season. The 40-year-old two-time MVP only appeared in 15 games for LA in 2013-14 after experiencing extensive nerve damage as the result of a broken leg suffered during the 2012-13 campaign. This is t…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Kobe Bryant Played Pickup With Lakers, Looked “Very Good”dimemag.com Sep 22Barring a major shock, the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be a playoff team in a loaded Western Conference this season. But the presence of Kobe Bryant complicates matters; he’s made a career of basketball miracles. So though the deck seems stacked against th…Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers sign veteran guard Ellingtonnba.com Sep 22Guard Wayne Ellington has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalrydimemag.com Sep 19When you think about Kobe Bryant‘s greatest individual rivals, the list is pretty short. Ruben Patterson called himself “The Kobe Stopper,” but the Blazers never defeated the Lakers in the playoffs. Tracy McGrady might have been a rival in terms of tale…Upvote Share Tweet
Nick Young Is Making Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Call Him “Daddy Swag”dimemag.com Sep 18If sheer entertainment value is what the Los Angeles Lakers had in mind when signing Nick Young to a four-year, $21.3 million contract, then Mitch Kupchak and company are surely pleased with Swaggy P’s offseason performance. Whether it’s jet-setting wit…Upvote Share Tweet
Happy 80th Birthday To Elgin Baylor! Truly One Of The NBA’s Forgotten Greatsdimemag.com Sep 16A lot of names get bandied around when it comes to the increasingly divisive (and almost always insufferable) Greatest of All Time debate. But one name in particular that is usually inexplicably omitted from this discussion is Los Angeles Lakers legend …Upvote Share Tweet
Pressey, Eyen, Madsen named to Lakers' staffESPN.com Sep 16Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen will be Byron Scott's assistant coaches with the Los Angeles Lakers.Upvote Share Tweet
Nick Young’s Son A Chip Off The Ol’ Pop-A-Shot Block (Video)dimemag.com Sep 13This makes perfect sense. Brash Lakers guard Nick Young recently uploaded a video of his son, “‘Lil Swaggy,” to Instagram. In the clip, the Swaggy-in-training is playing Pop-a-Shot and he can’t miss! While this specific hooping arcade game seems designe…Upvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans out (Video)yahoo.com Sep 10We've not seen Jeremy Lin play basketball in earnest for the Lakers, but the recently acquired guard has already perfected the Los Angeles art of constantly creating media attention. Lin appeared in yet another viral video — this time posing as a wax fi…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 10We've not seen Jeremy Lin play basketball in earnest for the Lakers, but the recently acquired guard has already perfected the Los Angeles art of constantly creating media attention. Lin appeared in yet another viral video — this time posing as a wax fi…Upvote Share Tweet
Nick Young Joins Unsuspecting Kids For Game Of 3-On-3 In New Yorkdimemag.com Sep 8The best part about this video of Nick Young playing 3-on-3 with youngsters in New York is that it’s not much different than how he hoops with the Los Angeles Lakers. The ball-watching, slick handle, and smooth fadeaway followed by an effortlessly aweso…Upvote Share Tweet
Nick Young Thinks Kobe Bryant Is Better Than Michael Jordandimemag.com Sep 7Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young recently took to Twitter to express his opinion that teammate Kobe Bryant is a better player than Michael Jordan. Young’s more accurate take – in our opinion, at least – is his adolescent one that Tracy McGrady was su…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Suns Could Lose Bledsoe, Dragic In Free Agency; Lakers Interesteddimemag.com Sep 4The 2014-2015 Los Angeles Lakers are a patchwork team. Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin are playing on expiring contracts, Steve Nash will likely retire after this season, and Los Angeles has a team option on 2015-2016 for the re-signed Jordan Hill. Even Ko…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 3What seemed like a frightening inevitability earlier in 2014, thankfully, never came to fruition. The Los Angeles Lakers have let the stretch provision deadline pass on Steve Nash’s contract, ensuring that the future Hall of Famer will not have to retir…Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe On First Practice BackSep 30Kobe Bryant discusses what it was like in his first practice back with the Lakers.
Kobe Ready To Make ImpactSep 29Kobe Bryant discusses his return to the Lakers following his injury and what his game could look like this season.
Magic Has Respect For Ferry Following MeetingSep 23ESPN NBA writer Dave McMenamin reacts to Magic Johnson showing support for Danny Ferry following their meeting.
The Forum: Managing Kobe's MinutesSep 16Beto Duran and Arash Markazi discuss the Lakers' plan to limit Kobe Bryant's minutes this season.
NBA: Chicago Bulls have a lot to prove ... to themselvesSep 30Even though the Bulls have a loaded roster, they still have a lot to prove, Brian Windhorst writes.
Adande: Time for Blake Griffin to lead the ClippersSep 29Blake Griffin has reached the stage in his career where he needs to turn in a signature season, writes J.A. Adande
Kevin Durant plans return to Team USA for 2016 Olympic GamesSep 29While LeBron James is undecided, Kevin Durant told ESPN he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Phoenix Suns extend Markieff and Marcus MorrisSep 29The Phoenix Suns have reached contract extensions with twin brothers Markieff and Marcus Morris, the team announced Monday.