Author archive for Ross Pickering

  • OFFICIAL: Lakers sign guard Wayne Ellington

    By Ross Pickering on September 22, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers have made another addition to their roster. General manager Mitch Kupchak announced via a statement today that Wayne Ellington had been signed to a deal. The deal is partially guaranteed, according to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News. Like Kupchak, Ellington was a North Carolina Tar Heel, and lead the team to an NCAA championship in […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant to invest in soccer team?

    By Ross Pickering on September 20, 2014
    Kobe Bryant: Los Angeles Lakers superstar and soon to be soccer team owner? According to Eric Pincus of the L.A. Times (via La Gazzetta) Bryant is being linked to the sale of Italian soccer club Bologna FC 1909. Joe Tacopina, an attorney, is reportedly in the process of putting together an ownership group to purchase Albano Guaraldi’s majority share in the […]
  • PHOTO: Vanessa Bryant’s custom Kobe 9 shoes are incredible

    By Ross Pickering on September 20, 2014
    You just knew that Kobe Bryant would hook up his wife with a gorgeous pair of his signature shoes. And you knew they’d be kind of blingy, too. Vanessa Bryant posted a photo of her custom Nike Kobe 9 shoes while attending her daughter’s soccer match today. The colorway of the kicks is gold snakeskin. They even feature a mirrored heel. […]
  • VIDEO: Byron Scott’s 3 favorite things about Kobe Bryant

    By Ross Pickering on September 20, 2014
    Byron Scott has known Kobe Bryant for a long time – 18 years to be exact – so the Lakers’ new head coach definitely has a better feel for the Black Mamba than most head coaches around the league. During a recent interview with Fox Sports Live, Scott was asked to list his 3 favorite things about Bryant. Here’s what […]
  • VIDEOS: More scrimmage footage from the Lakers’ practice facility

    By Ross Pickering on September 19, 2014
    Good news: Courtesy of the Lakers’ Instagram accounts, we’ve got hold of some new footage of a recent scrimmage at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo. Once again in these videos, it’s the Lakers’ rookies, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, that stand out the most. Randle can be seen converting on another mid-range jumper – just like he did in […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Alonzo Gee to sign with L.A.?

    By Ross Pickering on September 18, 2014
    While it seems the Lakers weren’t all that interested in giving a guaranteed contract to Pooh Jeter or Ryan Hollins, they may decide to offer a training camp deal to Alonzo Gee. According to Sam Amick from Fox Sports, Byron Scott was a fan of Gee during his time in Cleveland, and the 27-year-old appears to have a good shot […]
  • PHOTOS: Nike’s Kobe 9 shoes look amazing in NBA Live 15

    By Ross Pickering on September 18, 2014
    The NBA Live series may be poor in comparison to 2K Sports’ take on the Association, though it seems there’s at least one thing that EA Sports does better: The shoes. In PS4 screenshots provided by Operation Sports, we get to take a look at what Kobe Bryant’s signature shoes, the Nike Kobe 9s, look like in NBA Live 15, […]
  • VIDEO: Watch Julius Randle go head-to-head with Jabari Parker at 2013 Nike tournament

    By Ross Pickering on September 17, 2014
      Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get excited about Julius Randle. Randle is the highest Lakers draft pick since James Worthy was taken number one overall by the purple and gold in 1982, so having a talented, NBA-ready rookie on the team is something that Laker fans aren’t all that used to. Although he was projected to go within […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Pooh Jeter, Ryan Hollins no longer options for L.A.

    By Ross Pickering on September 17, 2014
    As training camp inches ever closer for the Los Angeles Lakers, it appears that two of the players the team were considering are no longer available. Firstly, according to Sportando (via HoopsHype) point guard Pooh Jeter, who worked out for the Lakers last week, will not be leaving his team in China to make a return to the NBA. “I was a […]
  • Nick Young making Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson call him “Daddy Swag”

    By Ross Pickering on September 17, 2014
    Nick Young is awesome. During an interview with Lakers sideline reporter Mike Trudell, Young revealed that he was making rookies Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle address him by a different name this coming season. While it’s not clear what Young has asked Randle to call him – the 19-year-old mumbled numerous times when asked by Trudell to reveal the name – […]