LA Lakers News and Rumors

  • Sources: Shaw will join Walton's Lakers staff

    Sources: Shaw will join Walton's Lakers staff

    ESPN.com Updated May 21 (4 days ago)
    Sources: Shaw will join Walton's Lakers staff
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  • Mamba still out: Kobe's not interested in joining 'Inside the N…

    Mamba still out: Kobe's not interested in joining 'Inside the NBA'

    yahoo.com May 20 (5 days ago)
    Weeks before Kobe Bryant composed the verse that announced his plans to retire from the NBA after his 20th season, TNT commentator Kenny Smith wondered aloud how much fun it would be to see the Los Angeles Lakers legend join him, Ernie Johnson, Charles …
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  • 5 big questions coming out of the 2016 NBA draft lottery (Video…

    5 big questions coming out of the 2016 NBA draft lottery (Video)

    yahoo.com May 19 (6 days ago)
    After Tuesday's draft lottery went chalk, with the Philadelphia 76ers' years-long yikes festival finally bringing them the No. 1 pick and the Los Angeles Lakers continuing to dodge pick-protection bullets like Neo in "The Matrix" to hang onto …
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  • A Piece Of The Lakers Court From Kobe’s Last Game Sold For A Sm…

    A Piece Of The Lakers Court From Kobe’s Last Game Sold For A Small Fortune

    dimemag.com yahoo.com May 18 (7 days ago)
    Getty Image Kobe Bryant’s final game created indelible memories for all in attendance, as well as the millions watching at home. For some, however, memories aren’t enough — they need collectibles, memorabilia, merchandising, and perhaps even moichandizh…
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  • After sweating lotto draw, Lakers brass kisses pingpong ball

    After sweating lotto draw, Lakers brass kisses pingpong ball

    ESPN.com May 18 (7 days ago)
    After sweating lotto draw, Lakers brass kisses pingpong ball
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  • The Warriors Played An Evil Prank On Luke Walton On Lottery Nig…

    The Warriors Played An Evil Prank On Luke Walton On Lottery Night

    Getty Image Luke Walton may be a member of the Golden State Warriors’ coaching staff until the end of the season, but it sounds like the team is determined to mess with him in his final days with the organization. Walton is set to become the head coach …
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  • Jim McMillian of Lakers' '72 title team dies at 68

    Jim McMillian of Lakers' '72 title team dies at 68

    nba.com ESPN.com May 16
    Jim McMillian, who helped the Los Angeles Lakers to a 33-game winning streak and the 1972 NBA championship as a second-year pro playing with Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West, died Monday. He was 68.
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  • Shaq’s Son Is About To Get Some Specialized Training From Kobe

    Shaq’s Son Is About To Get Some Specialized Training From Kobe

    dimemag.com May 12
    Kobe Bryant may be done with his playing career, but he’s just starting his next one. While the Lakers legend hasn’t announced yet exactly what that may entail, right now it looks like he’s taking a shot at some coaching and personal training. According…
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  • The Mamba as mentor? Kobe makes offer to train with Shaq's son

    The Mamba as mentor? Kobe makes offer to train with Shaq's son

    yahoo.com May 12
    Kobe Bryant's found some diversions to help him while away the days since his retirement — daytime hidden-camera comedy, working on an animated adaptation of his epic poem, stuff like that. Evidently, though, the Los Angeles Lakers legend and future fir…
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  • What Trade Rumors? Jimmy Butler Will Be The Bulls’ Representati…

    What Trade Rumors? Jimmy Butler Will Be The Bulls’ Representative At The NBA Draft Lottery

    dimemag.com May 11
    Getty Image The NBA Draft Lottery is just around the corner, and for teams like the Sixers and Lakers, it’s a time of anxious hope, as all the losing they did this past season might just turn into the first overall pick. On the other end of the spectrum…
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  • Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak preparing as if team will lose top-thre…

    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak preparing as if team will lose top-three-protected pick in draft lottery

    ESPN.com May 6
    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak preparing as if team will lose top-three-protected pick in draft lottery
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  • GM: Walton's youth 'something new' for Lakers

    GM: Walton's youth 'something new' for Lakers

    ESPN.com May 6
    GM: Walton's youth 'something new' for Lakers
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  • Byron Scott’s Recent Comments About The Lakers Show Why They We…

    Byron Scott’s Recent Comments About The Lakers Show Why They Were Right To Fire Him

    dimemag.com May 6
    Getty Image Now that Kobe Bryant has retired, the Los Angeles Lakers have transitioned into focusing fully on developing their young players and attracting free agents. In order to focus both of those aims, they had to rid themselves of head coach Byron…
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  • Chris Webber Thinks A Crucial Game During His NBA Career Was Fi…

    Chris Webber Thinks A Crucial Game During His NBA Career Was Fixed

    dimemag.com May 6
    @sacramentokings It’s spring 2002 in Laker-land. It’s prime Shaq, ascendant Kobe and everyone is hyped up for the dynastic Lakers. Jack Nicholson is still sitting in the same chair and still dating the same models; except he’s not yet the pervy geriatri…
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  • Former Lakers coach Scott 'shocked' over firing

    Former Lakers coach Scott 'shocked' over firing

    Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott says he thought he had more time to right the ship before the team fired him last week.
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  • The Lakers Will Be Made Great Again In The Year 2018 While Amer…

    The Lakers Will Be Made Great Again In The Year 2018 While America Crumbles Below

    dimemag.com May 3
    Getty Image The year is 2018. Donald Trump is president. The economy and foreign relations are at an all-time low. America has dipped into another Great Depression. Bread lines are now as long as iPhone lines once were. Most major newspapers have been s…
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  • Magic Johnson Seems To Think Improving The Lakers Is Simpler Th…

    Magic Johnson Seems To Think Improving The Lakers Is Simpler Than MyGM Mode In ‘NBA 2K’

    Getty Image The Los Angeles Lakers are on the cusp of a crucial offseason. Depending on how lucky they get in the lottery, they’ll either have a high draft pick to complement youngsters D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle, or they won’t …
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  • Even The Most Ardent Kobe Bryant Haters Will Respect His Game M…

    Even The Most Ardent Kobe Bryant Haters Will Respect His Game More After Seeing This Chart

    dimemag.com May 2
    Getty Image We’re sorry. We know some would just assume Kobe Bryant’s immortal last game of his career would be the end of our infatuation with the Lakers legend. But, giggle, legends live on. Recently, reddit username VoldyDunks uploaded a chart to Img…
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  • Watch Shaq Get Clowned With The Drake ‘Views’ Meme

    Watch Shaq Get Clowned With The Drake ‘Views’ Meme

    dimemag.com May 1
    In honor of @Drake‘s new album, here are a few #Views from the guys…
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  • President Obama Paid Tribute To Kobe Bryant By Dropping The Mic…

    President Obama Paid Tribute To Kobe Bryant By Dropping The Mic At His Correspondents Speech

    dimemag.com May 1
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  • Walton has unfinished work with Warriors before Lakers job

    Walton has unfinished work with Warriors before Lakers job

    nba.com Apr 30
    Luke Walton was in no rush to leave his job as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors.
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  • Video - Steve Nash Announces Retirement 03:04

    Steve Nash Announces Retirement

    Mar 21
    Stephen A. Smith discusses Steve Nash's retirement and his place among the greatest point guards in history.
  • Video - Steve Nash On Decision To Retire 03:13

    Steve Nash On Decision To Retire

    Mar 21
    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash discusses his time with the Lakers, legacy questions, and his decision to retire.
  • Video - The D'Antoni Revolution 06:54

    The D'Antoni Revolution

    Mar 20
    Mike D'Antoni changed the game with rapid ball movement and spacing players on the court. The game has changed accordingly, but the man that brought this about is no longer coaching in the NBA.
  • Video - Hayward Leads Jazz Past Lakers 01:15

    Hayward Leads Jazz Past Lakers

    Mar 19
    Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 22 points in the Jazz's 80-73 win over the Lakers.