Author archive for Ross Pickering

  • Brandon Jennings says Kobe Bryant’s numbers should be retired by every NBA team

    By Ross Pickering on September 1, 2014
    Just weeks after declaring Kobe Bryant the greatest player of all time, Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings took to his Twitter account to float the idea of the NBA retiring number 8 and 24 throughout the league in honor of the Black Mamba. The discussion started with Jennings questioning why people weren’t on board with the Lakers retiring both of Bryant’s […]
  • PHOTO: NBA dedicates Labor Day to Kobe Bryant

    By Ross Pickering on September 1, 2014
    Kobe Bryant’s work ethic is legendary, so much so that it’s now not shocking to hear of crazy stories such as Bryant shooting jump shots at 4am or cycling through the desert in order to improve his conditioning. That’s why the Black Mamba was the perfect candidate for the NBA’s Labor Day social media post. “We know at least one […]
  • Nike signature shoe line on the way for Nick Young?

    By Ross Pickering on August 31, 2014
    Could Swaggy P soon become even more Swaggy? During a recent trip to London, Nick Young caught up with Pause Magazine who interviewed the L.A. native about his life on and off the court. Seeing as Pause are a magazine dedicated to men’s fashion, there was a lot of talk about Young’s famous wardrobe, which of course includes hundreds and hundreds […]
  • VIDEO: Iggy Azalea hits trick shot at Lakers’ practice facility

    By Ross Pickering on August 31, 2014
    We knew that Nick Young was a Trick Shot Shorty, but we didn’t know that his girlfriend was, too. In a video posted by both Swaggy P and Iggy Azalea last night, the Australian rapper can be seen hitting a trick shot from behind the basket at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. I guess that one of the perks […]
  • The Simpsons episode featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to air on Sunday

    By Ross Pickering on August 30, 2014
    In case you didn’t know, FXX is currently airing every single The Simpsons episode that currently exists – they’re calling it #EverySimpsonsEver – and our very own Captain’s appearance on the legendary show is coming this Sunday. According to the man himself, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Simpsons episode that features the six-time NBA champion will air on Sunday at 9:00 AM […]
  • Manny Pacquiao recruiting former Laker Metta World Peace for his Filipino basketball team

    By Ross Pickering on August 30, 2014
    Metta and Manny? It sounds like a match made in heaven. According to ESPN, boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is attempting to recruit former member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Metta World Peace, to play for his new Philippine Basketball Association team, the Kia Sorentos. Pacquiao is both the player and coach of the team, according to the report. “He’s OK. […]
  • VIDEOS: Ryan Kelly is working hard in the gym this summer

    By Ross Pickering on August 30, 2014
    Although Ryan Kelly signed a new two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, the 23-year-old newlywed isn’t about to start resting on his laurels anytime soon. In two Instagram videos posted by Kelly, the Duke product can be seen putting in some serious work with gameshapeinc, a personal training company that works with the likes of Sasha Vujacic, […]
  • PHOTOS: Nike Kobe 9 EM “China” released today

    By Ross Pickering on August 30, 2014
    Another weekend and another Kobe 9 colorway is released. Today, the Nike Kobe 9 EM “China” shoes were released in the USA. One store that’s stocking them is Foot Locker, though they are already running low on sizes so you’ll have to hurry if you want to purchase a pair. These shoes will certainly be a hit in Asia where […]
  • PHOTO: Nick Young thinks he looks like Michael Jackson

    By Ross Pickering on August 30, 2014
    Ever thought that Nick Young looks like Michael Jackson? Nah, me neither, but Swaggy P seems to think there’s a resemblance. “Happy bday to the king Michael Jackson,” Young wrote on his Instagram page yesterday, along with the hashtags “#Me&MikeKindaLookALike #Lol #SwaggyMike,” and “#MrThriller.” I guess there’s a resemblance between the two when it comes to the hair, but that’s about […]
  • VIDEO: Lakers announcer Bill MacDonald takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge while wearing Kobe Bryant jersey

    By Ross Pickering on August 29, 2014
    Ever wondered what the Lakers’ television announcers do during the summer? The Lakers’ Spanish announcer Francisco Pinto took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and decided to nominate his English-speaking counterpart, Bill MacDonald. Billy Mac accepted the challenge and had a bucket of ice water poured over his head while wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey. MacDonald then nominated Vin Scully, […]