Blogs

  • 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 […]
  • Analyzing the Lakers’ 2014 offseason moves

    By Joey Rudin on August 2, 2014
    Free agency has wound down, and the Lakers’ roster is mostly set.  Byron Scott is the Lakers’ new head coach, and his fellow Showtime Lakers support him.  But now it’s time to discuss what all of this means for this year’s Laker squad. So, I’m going to go one-by-one and assess all of the new Laker additions. Jordan Clarkson Clarkson, who […]
  • Keep calm and trust Mitch Kupchak

    By Adrian Spinelli on July 30, 2014
    OK, Laker fans… Sure this off-season hasn’t been eye-popping, but the time has come to accept the fact that the Lakers are in a rebuilding phase. And while this is something we’re not used to in Lakerland, rest assured the man leading the charge has proven time and time again that he’s a top quality assessor of budding talent. Let’s […]
  • Is there a state of emergency in Lakerland?

    By Tierre Cabbell on July 21, 2014
    *trumpets* “What you want me to do, I’m sorry! (Jay-Z voice).” – The Buss Siblings I’ve been preserving optimism in Jeanie and Jim Buss since Dr. Jerry Buss passed away last February. Even with a few questionable decisions (offering Kobe Bryant a $48.5 million extension before returning from Achilles surgery, wasting time chasing Carmelo Anthony this summer), I haven’t strayed away […]
  • Six reasons Carlos Boozer to the Lakers makes sense

    By Ross Pickering on July 17, 2014
    Most fans of the Los Angeles Lakers were surprised and confused on Thursday night when it was revealed that Carlos Boozer would be heading to Hollywood. After being amnestied by the Chicago Bulls earlier in the week, the purple and gold put in a blind bid of $3.25 million to win the veteran’s services. However, despite landing a former All-Star […]