• 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Byron Scott says Wesley Johnson “can be one of the best” defenders in the league

    By Ross Pickering on October 5, 2014
    Could this be the year Wesley Johnson finally realizes his potential and has a breakout season? Kobe Bryant and Byron Scott certainly think so. Johnson was selected with the fourth overall pick in 2010, though the 27-year-old has bounced around the league over the past few years since then and has struggled to find a long-term home. While Johnson had career-highs […]
  • Lakers’ tentative starting lineup revealed

    By Ross Pickering on October 5, 2014
    Finally – Lakers basketball is back! On Monday, the purple and gold will take to the court for the first time since April when they face the Denver Nuggets down in San Diego. Obviously, the biggest storyline going into this game will be how Kobe Bryant looks, though there are other intriguing players to keep an eye on, too. From Steve […]
  • VIDEO: Kobe Bryant gets on Julius Randle for resting during conditioning drill

    By Ross Pickering on October 4, 2014
    If you’re the Black Mamba’s teammate, you’ve got to be prepared to be pushed to the limit on a daily basis – just ask Lakers rookie Julius Randle. At the Lakers’ practice session on Saturday morning, which was televised live by NBA TV, Kobe Bryant got on Randle for “hiding in certain lines” during a conditioning drill, according to Rick Fox. […]
  • Nick Young’s injury could see Kobe Bryant, Jordan Clarkson spend time at small forward spot

    By Bobby Saberi on October 4, 2014
    The injury bug has hit the Los Angeles Lakers once again, except this time around it happened before the team even played in any real games. In practice on Thursday, Nick Young was guarding Kobe Bryant and jammed his thumb against the five-time NBA champion’s elbow which resulted in a torn radial collateral ligament in the right thumb. Young will undergo surgery on […]
  • Jeremy Lin relishing opportunity to guard Kobe Bryant during practice

    By Ross Pickering on October 3, 2014
    When Jeremy Lin was first traded to the Los Angeles Lakers back in July, most thought the move was a simple salary dump by the Houston Rockets who were looking to clear cap room in order to make a run at signing Chris Bosh. For assisting the Rockets, the Lakers received a couple of draft picks, and it was thought that Lin was […]