Lakers News

  • Kobe Bryant’s text to Jeremy Lin: “Welcome to the team”

    By Ross Pickering on July 23, 2014
    Jeremy Lin may have been on a whirlwind tour of Asia when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month, though Kobe Bryant still managed to get in touch with the 25-year-old and get a simple message across to his new partner: “Welcome to the team.” In a recent interview with a Chinese website (via Jeremy Lin Post), […]
  • OFFICIAL: Lakers re-sign Jordan Hill to two-year deal

    By Ross Pickering on July 23, 2014
    Almost two weeks after reaching an agreement on a deal, the Los Angeles Lakers have officially re-signed free agent big man Jordan Hill, according to a statement released by general manager Mitch Kupchak. As they planned to use Hill’s Bird rights to re-sign the 26-year-old, the team had to delay the official inking of his new deal due to salary cap purposes. […]
  • OFFICIAL: Lakers sign free agent big man Ed Davis

    By Ross Pickering on July 23, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed free agent big man Ed Davis, according to a press release from general manager Mitch Kupchak. “Ed is a versatile, young frontcourt player who, if he continues to work hard, will be a valuable contributor,” Kupchak said in a statement released by the team. “We look forward to him furthering his development with […]
  • Lakers schedule press conferences for Jeremy Lin, Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer

    By Ross Pickering on July 22, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers are finally set to welcome their new additions to the team. According to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News, the purple and gold will hold separate introductory press conferences for Ed Davis (Wednesday), Jeremy Lin (Thursday) and Carlos Boozer (Friday). These press conferences have been a long time coming, especially for Lin who was taking […]
  • Current and former NBA players send supportive tweets to cancer-stricken Michael Cooper

    By Ross Pickering on July 21, 2014
    It was revealed today in a press release from the WNBA that Michael Cooper has tongue cancer. Luckily, the cancer has been caught at an early stage and Cooper will undergo surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta. Cooper is expected to make a full recovery, according to the press release. “The doctors and staff at Emory have […]
  • Lakers News: Kobe Bryant takes a shot at ESPN

    By Ross Pickering on July 21, 2014
    It may be the offseason right now, but Kobe Bryant is still taking shots. Following his home run at Richard Sherman’s celebrity softball game last night, a fan of the Black Mamba sent out a tweet that caught the five-time NBA champion’s eye. “Kobe about to make the top 10 on SportsCenter and he’s not even playing basketball,” the fan […]
  • OFFICIAL: Ryan Kelly re-signs with Lakers [PHOTO]

    By Ross Pickering on July 21, 2014
    Ryan Kelly has officially re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Kelly and the Lakers reached an agreement last week, according to reports. According to Marc Stein from ESPN, the deal is for two years and just under $3.4 million. The Lakers likely had to renounce Kelly’s rights to get this deal done due to salary cap restrictions – and it appears […]
  • OFFICIAL: Nick Young re-signs with the Lakers [PHOTO]

    By Ross Pickering on July 21, 2014
    Well, it’s finally official: Nick Young is staying in Los Angeles. While the Lakers and Young reportedly agreed to a deal almost two weeks ago, the team had to delay the official signing of the 29-year-old’s new contract in order to pull off other moves while staying under the salary cap. Young’s deal is rumored to be for four-years and […]
  • Kevin Durant gets into Twitter argument over 2012 game against Lakers, Devin Ebanks

    By Ross Pickering on July 20, 2014
    Do you remember the time Devin Ebanks held Kevin Durant to 5-for-19 shooting? KD certainly does. In the game that saw Metta World Peace get ejected for elbowing James Harden in the head, Jordan Hill emerge as a key contributor off the bench and Kobe Bryant convert on a couple of insane three-point shots to take the game to overtime, […]
  • OFFICIAL: Carlos Boozer acquired by Lakers via partial waiver claim

    By Ross Pickering on July 18, 2014
    Carlos Boozer is now officially a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The purple and gold announced the acquisition of Boozer in a press release late last night after it was revealed earlier in the day that the Lakers had put in a winning bid of $3.25 million for the two-time All-Star. “Carlos is an established veteran and a proven […]