Author archive for Ross Pickering

  • OFFICIAL: Lakers sign free agent big man Ed Davis

    By Ross Pickering on July 23, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed free agent big man Ed Davis, according to a press release from general manager Mitch Kupchak. “Ed is a versatile, young frontcourt player who, if he continues to work hard, will be a valuable contributor,” Kupchak said in a statement released by the team. “We look forward to him furthering his development with […]
  • VIDEO: Jamal Crawford calls Kobe Bryant “this generation’s Michael Jordan”

    By Ross Pickering on July 22, 2014
    Jamal Crawford had a pretty nice game at his Seattle Pro Am event on Sunday. The Clippers guard scored 63 points and the game-winner, but not before introducing Kobe Bryant to the capacity crowd and giving the Black Mamba some serious props. “This next guy is legendary,” Crawford says in the video below. “He’s one of the best players to ever […]
  • VIDEO: Byron Scott says he’s a Jeremy Lin fan

    By Ross Pickering on July 22, 2014
    “I’m a Jeremy Lin fan.” No, that’s not a quote from Mike D’Antoni. During a recent interview with Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Lakers legend Byron Scott revealed that he’s a fan of Lin and the way he competes when on the court. “I like Jeremy, I really do. I think he’s a kid that plays the right way [and] plays […]
  • Lakers schedule press conferences for Jeremy Lin, Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer

    By Ross Pickering on July 22, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers are finally set to welcome their new additions to the team. According to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News, the purple and gold will hold separate introductory press conferences for Ed Davis (Wednesday), Jeremy Lin (Thursday) and Carlos Boozer (Friday). These press conferences have been a long time coming, especially for Lin who was taking […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team considered making a run at Eric Bledsoe earlier in free agency

    By Ross Pickering on July 22, 2014
    While the recent rumors of the Lakers’ apparent interest in pulling off a sign-and-trade for Eric Bledsoe turned out to be false, it appears that the purple and gold did in fact have some interest in the 24-year-old earlier this month. According to Gary Washburn from the Boston Globe, the Lakers “considered making a bid” for Bledsoe, though they ultimately […]
  • VIDEO: New Lakers big man Ed Davis talks luxury cars, says he’s too tall for a Lambo

    By Ross Pickering on July 22, 2014
    Being a big man in the NBA definitely has it’s advantages – signing a $2 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers is just one of the plus sides – but there are also some drawbacks, too, such as being too large to fit into a Lamborghini. And, yes, that’s definitely a first world problem. New Lakers big man Ed Davis […]
  • Current and former NBA players send supportive tweets to cancer-stricken Michael Cooper

    By Ross Pickering on July 21, 2014
    It was revealed today in a press release from the WNBA that Michael Cooper has tongue cancer. Luckily, the cancer has been caught at an early stage and Cooper will undergo surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta. Cooper is expected to make a full recovery, according to the press release. “The doctors and staff at Emory have […]
  • VIDEO: Julius Randle takes the Kobe Superfan Trivia Challenge

    By Ross Pickering on July 21, 2014
    Julius Randle wasn’t joking when he said he grew up as a big fan of Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. Before the draft, Randle let us know of his love for the Lake Show and the Black Mamba, and then, shortly after being selected by the Lakers with the seventh overall pick back in June, the 19-year-old took it […]
  • Lakers News: Kobe Bryant takes a shot at ESPN

    By Ross Pickering on July 21, 2014
    It may be the offseason right now, but Kobe Bryant is still taking shots. Following his home run at Richard Sherman’s celebrity softball game last night, a fan of the Black Mamba sent out a tweet that caught the five-time NBA champion’s eye. “Kobe about to make the top 10 on SportsCenter and he’s not even playing basketball,” the fan […]
  • OFFICIAL: Ryan Kelly re-signs with Lakers [PHOTO]

    By Ross Pickering on July 21, 2014
    Ryan Kelly has officially re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Kelly and the Lakers reached an agreement last week, according to reports. According to Marc Stein from ESPN, the deal is for two years and just under $3.4 million. The Lakers likely had to renounce Kelly’s rights to get this deal done due to salary cap restrictions – and it appears […]