Blogs

  • Preseason: What We Learned

    By Joey Rudin on October 28, 2014
    The Lakers ended their preseason on Friday going 3-5 in Byron Scott’s first 8 games as the Lakers’ head coach.  Of course, the records don’t matter in the preseason, especially considering the inconsistent rotations that teams use.  Coach Scott decided to do a quarter-by-quarter rotation in the first four games, so that he could see certain player combinations for longer […]
  • 3 Things to Watch: Lakers vs Warriors – October 9, 2014 [preseason]

    By Bobby Saberi on October 8, 2014
    The Lakers are back in action on Thursday night after a light practice on Tuesday, which consisted of film and a run through of the offense with the young players and NBA Veteran, Ronnie Price. Wednesday consisted of lots of 5-0 with a focus of defense and conditioning. All players are scheduled to appear on Thursday against the Warriors except Nick […]
  • 3 things to watch: Lakers vs Nuggets – October 6, 2014 [preseason]

    By Bobby Saberi on October 6, 2014
    It’s time for Lakers basketball! Yes, the time that we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived for us Lakers fans after a very, very unusually long summer that ended with a win against the eventual NBA champions, the San Antonio Spurs, on April 16, 2014. The first of 8 preseason games gets underway tonight in San Diego and here is your […]
  • Kobe, Lakers ready for the unexpected

    By Erick Camacho on September 27, 2014
    The date is September 27th and NBA pre-season basketball is on the cusp of beginning. Like any other year, teams are taking in the final days of this NBA off-season to gather themselves, and get in the necessary frame of mind required to prosper. For some, this means gearing up for a possible momentous championship run (I’m looking at you, Cleveland). […]
  • Will the Lakers pursue Greg Monroe next summer?

    By Ross Pickering on September 13, 2014
    After the Los Angeles Lakers missed out on their top targets of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony this summer, the organization quickly turned to their Plan B which involved pulling off a trade for Jeremy Lin and adding other solid (and cheap) pieces such as Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis while retaining financial flexibility for future offseasons. The team also re-signed […]
  • The Vern Mikkelsen Story

    By Fred Cervantez on August 29, 2014
    “It’s too darn crowded in here!” echoed throughout the Minneapolis Athletic Club on November 26th, 1949. Just a few days after Thanksgiving, the Minneapolis Lakers were back in the gym experimenting with different ways to operate under their new double post system, which would take advantage of the team’s two centers, George Mikan and newly-drafted Vern Mikkelsen. While the Lakers […]
  • What Byron Scott brings to the Los Angeles Lakers

    By Tierre Cabbell on August 22, 2014
    To quote one of my favorite wrestlers of my childhood, The Rock: “FINALLY.” After nearly 90 days, three interviews, and even a Stanley Cup victory by their Staples Center co-tenant, the Los Angeles Lakers finally came to agreement with Byron Scott to become the 25th coach in franchise history. About two months earlier, I ranked my Top 5 choices for […]
  • Free Agents the Lakers Would Do Well to Target to Improve Their Odds in the 2014-15 NBA Season

    By Ross Pickering on August 14, 2014
    The Lakers dreamt big this offseason. Like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony teaming up with a returning Kobe Bryant to form a Dream Team in Tinseltown kind of big. But as the free agent frenzy came and went, none of those dreams came to fruition, and the Lakers were left with the likes of Ed Davis, Jordan Hill and Carlos […]
  • Debunking the theory that the Lakers have lost their “luster”

    By Ross Pickering on August 10, 2014
    “Love trade makes it official: Lakers’ luster is gone.” Was that headline created by someone looking for click bait or by a not-so closet Laker hater? Whatever the case may be – and there’s a good chance they were both: a Laker-hating click-baiter – the theory that the purple and gold have lost their “luster” couldn’t be any further from the […]
  • Following the blueprint

    By Lance Mann on August 9, 2014
    In the summer of 2010, the landscape of the National Basketball Association changed. Three of the league’s premier players, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, all members of the vaunted draft class of 2003, were free agents and made the “decision” to all take their talents to South Beach and play for the Miami Heat. Although they lost to […]