Author archive for Ross Pickering

  • Injury Update: Jordan Clarkson out minimum of one week

    By Ross Pickering on October 11, 2014
    Hey, it could’ve been worse. Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson injured his left calf during a game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. The purple and gold announced on Friday that Clarkson had strained his calf and would miss at least one week of action. While Clarkson missing a week of the preseason is not ideal, especially as the […]
  • VIDEO: Kobe Bryant vs. Nuggets – 13 points, 5 assists [full highlights]

    By Ross Pickering on October 8, 2014
    Man, it was so good to see Kobe Bryant back on the court Monday night. While the Black Mamba played only 21 minutes in his first game in around 10 months, he still managed to impress the crowd and showed a balanced attack on the floor. Bryant finished the game with 13 points, on 5-for-12 shooting, 5 assists and 2 rebounds. Here’s […]
  • VIDEO: Jeremy Lin delivers perfect pass to Ed Davis for the alley-oop slam

    By Ross Pickering on October 7, 2014
    These two showed some real promise on Monday night. Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis connected a number of times during the Lakers’ 98-95 preseason win over the Denver Nuggets, though this was definitely the most impressive play of the game between the two. After setting a pick for Lin and handing the ball off in the process, Davis rolled to the […]
  • Nick Young says ESPN are “high” for ranking him 150th-best player in NBA

    By Ross Pickering on October 7, 2014
    While Nick Young’s thumb injury sucks because it means he’ll miss around 8 weeks of action, there are still a couple silver linings to be had from the situation. One is that Young will likely come back with a stronger left hand – he’s already been working on his handles with the left now that his right is temporarily out of […]
  • OFFICIAL: Lakers NBA 2K15 ratings

    By Ross Pickering on October 6, 2014
    NBA 2K15 was released today, which means that fans of the Association and the video game will be spending lots of time in front of their television sets today. Ahead of the release of their new game, 2K Sports revealed the ratings of all the players featured in the game on their Facebook page. Here’s all the ratings for the Los Angeles […]
  • PHOTO: Nick Young from his hospital bed: “This is what happen when you guard Kobe”

    By Ross Pickering on October 6, 2014
    Defenders beware! Lakers scorer Nick Young found out first hand (with his right hand) that guarding Kobe Bryant can lead to painful consequences. While matching up with Bryant during practice on Thursday, Young attempted to steal the ball and instead jammed his thumb against the five-time NBA champion’s arm. This lead to a torn ligament in Young’s thumb and would […]
  • VIDEO: Julius Randle wows crowd with strong poster dunk, nifty reverse layup

    By Ross Pickering on October 6, 2014
    Julius Rande looked pretty good during his NBA preseason debut on Monday night. The rookie scored 10 points on 5-for-9 shooting, grabbed 8 rebounds and blocked one shot in 27 minutes of action, though his most impressive play of the night would come on his first made basket. After receiving the pass from Wayne Ellington, Randle attacked the hoop with aggression […]
  • VIDEO: Kobe Bryant’s first points of the preseason were beautiful

    By Ross Pickering on October 6, 2014
    Man, it’s nice to have Kobe Bryant back on the basketball court. In his first competitive game in around 10 months, Bryant looked pretty damn good on Monday night as the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Denver Nuggets to get their 2014 preseason schedule underway. In 21 minutes of play, Bryant registered 13 points, 5 assists and 2 rebounds in a […]
  • VIDEOS: Highlights from Lakers’ Sunday scrimmage

    By Ross Pickering on October 5, 2014
    With the preseason beginning on Monday for the Los Angeles Lakers, Byron Scott used Sunday’s practice session as an opportunity to brush up on a couple things and give a few of his guys some rest. For this reason, Kobe Bryant, Jeremy Lin and Steve Nash can’t be seen in the scrimmage videos below, though the likes of Carlos Boozer, Jordan Clarkson […]
  • Jeremy Lin says Nick Young’s Swaggy P nickname is “ridiculous”

    By Ross Pickering on October 5, 2014
    Jeremy Lin isn’t convinced of Nick Young’s “swaggyness.” Yet. During an interview last week, Lin said he found Young’s Swaggy P nickname “ridiculous” and instead chooses to call the Lakers’ scorer by his birth name. “I call him Nick Young. He’s super cool but I just find it ridiculous that everyone comes in and just calls him ‘Swaggy.’ You gotta earn it […]