Lakers News

  • PHOTOS: Byron Scott comes home to the Lakers

    By Ross Pickering on July 29, 2014
    On the 29th of July, 2014, Inglewood native Byron Scott went home. After winning three NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1980s and mentoring a rookie Kobe Bryant in the 1996-97 season, Scott left Hollywood to carve out a successful coaching career in New Jersey and New Orleans. Of course, Scott would struggle during his three years […]
  • OFFICIAL: Lakers sign Byron Scott to be next head coach

    By Ross Pickering on July 28, 2014
    It’s official: Byron Scott is coming home. After agreeing to a deal in principle on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Lakers officially announced the signing of Scott today. Scott has reportedly signed a four-year, $17 million deal which features a team option in the final year. “After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the […]
  • Byron Scott’s message to Lakers: “They better be ready to play some defense”

    By Ross Pickering on July 28, 2014
    Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were absolutely abysmal defensively. Night after night, teams would crack the one hundred mark with ease as Mike D’Antoni failed to hold his players accountable on the defensive end of the floor. The lowest point of the 2013-14 season came when the Lakers lost by a franchise record 48 points on their home floor […]
  • OFFICIAL: Lakers re-sign Wesley Johnson

    By Ross Pickering on July 28, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers announced in a press release that they have re-signed free agent forward Wesley Johnson. The two sides reportedly came to an agreement on a one-year, minimum salary deal around ten days ago, though the signing wasn’t made official until today. “I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after […]
  • Jeremy Lin looking forward to being part of “underdog” Lakers

    By Ross Pickering on July 27, 2014
    For the majority of his basketball career, Jeremy Lin has been viewed as the underdog. Up until “Linsanity” in New York, the Harvard graduate was always overlooked as a basketball player. Even once he landed in Houston, Lin’s bloated contract and reduced on-court role caused him to be overlooked by the basketball world once again. That’s fine with Lin, though, as he has always […]
  • Byron Scott on landing Lakers head coaching job: “This is a dream come true”

    By Ross Pickering on July 26, 2014
    On Saturday night, Byron Scott’s dream finally came to fruition: At last, after months of waiting and three face-to-face interviews with the team, he was named the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. “It feels fantastic,” Scott told CBS Los Angeles’ Jim Hill. “This is a dream come true. I always wanted to coach the Lakers, especially when I […]
  • Lakers News: Jodie Meeks pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

    By Ross Pickering on July 25, 2014
    Jodie Meeks may have left the Los Angeles Lakers for the Detroit Pistons and an $18 million deal this summer, but he hasn’t forgotten those who helped him along the way. One person who helped Meeks improve as a player over the past two years was Kobe Bryant, and the 26-year-old paid tribute to the Black Mamba on his Instagram […]
  • OFFICIAL: Lakers re-sign Xavier Henry

    By Ross Pickering on July 25, 2014
    The purple and gold continued to fill out their roster today by bringing back one of last year’s players. The Los Angeles Lakers have officially re-signed free agent Xavier Henry, according to a press release from general manager Mitch Kupchak. The team agreed to a new, one-year, minimum-salary deal with Henry last week. “Xavier earned a spot on our team last […]
  • Lakers News: Robert Sacre named to Canadian national team roster, will play 11 games in Europe this summer

    By Ross Pickering on July 24, 2014
    While Robert Sacre may not have competed in the Las Vegas Summer League this year, it looks like he’ll be gaining some more experience and getting in some playing time with the Canadian national team over the next couple of weeks. According to the official Canada basketball website, Sacre is one of five NBA players (Kelly Olynyk, Andrew Nicholson, Cory […]
  • Lakers News: Jeremy Lin says it “would be awesome” to play for Byron Scott

    By Ross Pickering on July 24, 2014
    When Jeremy Lin met with the L.A. media for the first time today, it was obvious that someone would ask him about Byron Scott somewhere along the way. During an interview on ESPN L.A. 710 radio, Lin was asked for his thoughts on the prospect of Scott being his head coach next season. “If that were to happen, that would be […]