Lakers Rumors & News

  • Kobe selling ugly Christmas sweaters for charity

    Bleacher Report "Kobe Bryant is giving his fans something to wear to the office holiday party this year, and also giving back in the process. Over the next few days, Bryant is selling "Merry Swishmas" sweaters that feature Kobe in your choice of a No. 24 or No. 8 jersey, draped in Santa gear. " December 03

  • Lowry leads Raptors past Lakers for fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- This was a no-doubter, no-napping allowed win by the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors, who waited until the fourth quarter to turn it on in a win over the undermanned Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, stepped on the gas from the beginning of the game and never let the Los Angeles Lakers..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Lamar Odom reportedly still battling addiction, hanging with ‘same old crew’

    Larry Brown Sports "There was a short period of time recently where Lamar Odom seemed to be heading down the right path. He attended a game as a guest of Kobe Bryant back in March and was again spotted at Kobe’s final game a month later. Unfortunately, there has been no positive news since. On his podcast “The..." December 02

  • Jeff Ayres Joins Lakers’ D-League Affiliate

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran NBA big man Jeff Ayres is back in the D-League, according to a press release issued today by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. The Lakers’ NBADL affiliate announced that it has acquired Ayres’ rights as a returning player. Ayres, who was named a D-League All-Star last season after being..." December 01

  • Randle, Lakers rally past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle remembered feeling upset with himself the last time he played against Taj Gibson and the Chicago Bulls. On Wednesday night, Randle was determined not to feel that way again. "I feel like my team feeds off my energy," Randle said...." November 30

  • Lakers’ Nick Young out 2-4 weeks with strained calf muscle

    Pro Basketball Talk "It looked bad: Nick Young had to be carried off just two minutes into the Lakers’ eventual loss in New Orleans as he grabbed the back of his leg. He had spun around trying to slow Tim Frazier in transition and something went wrong. After the game, Young tried to say it was nothing, but he left the..." November 30

  • Davis, Pelicans pound Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Keeping track of Anthony Davis' double-doubles is getting more complicated. The NBA's leading scorer recorded his 11th double-double of the season -- finishing with 41 points and 16 rebounds -- as the New Orleans Pelicans ended a two-game losing streak with their fifth..." November 29

  • Nick Young sued for allegedly attacking opponent in church league game

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Lakers swingman Nick Young is being sued for an alleged violent incident that took place during a church league basketball game over the summer. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a man named Luis Solis says he was playing against Young’s team in a game in Porter Ranch,..." November 29

  • Shaquille O'Neal on son Shareef: He doesn't need to train with Kobe

    CBS Sports "The product of good genes, Shareef O'Neal, the son of Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O'Neal, is one of the best high school prospects in the country. O'Neal has been starring in a plethora of high school mixtape videos for quite some time now, and he is being recruited by several top Division-I schools..." November 29

  • Lakers roll past slumping Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- More than three years later, jilted Los Angeles Lakers fans still give Dwight Howard the business. On every trip to Staples Center, Howard is brutally booed and called almost every vulgar word in the book by Lakers supporters, who still hold grudges over the former Los Angeles..." November 28

  • Dwight Howard Challenges Lakers Fan To Fight ... Call Me a B**** to My Face

    TMZ "Dwight Howard doesn't like being called a bitch -- and was physically restrained when he got into it with a Lakers fans after the game Sunday night. TMZ Sports has footage in which you can hear a man shouting obscenities at Howard after the Lakers beat the Hawks 109-94 at Staples Center. At..." November 28

  • Lakers' D'Angelo Russell 'better' after testing sore left knee

    Orange County Register "The shots hardly provided the same sort of theatrics Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell provided in what appeared to be the beginning of a breakout season. But as he has stayed sidelined this past week with soreness in his left knee,Russell could at least take stationary set shots following the..." November 27

  • Phil Jackson's future with the Knicks is 'fluid,' and the Lakers are lurking

    Orange County Register "Where have you gone, Phil Jackson? Lakerdom still turns its lonely eyes to you. Of course, Jackson is in New York, but it remains to be seen for how long, where he goes and if its colors are purple and gold. Jackson and his fiance, Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss, both deny it’s happening...." November 27

  • Warriors top Lakers for 10th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Despite a 24-point rout of the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr wasn't impressed. "It was one of the worst basketball games I've seen in my life," Kerr said. "We were awful, and they were awful. The people who bought tickets should get their money..." November 26

  • Steve Kerr calls Warriors’ win over Lakers one of the worst basketball games ever

    Larry Brown Sports "On Friday night, the Golden State Warriors went on the road and defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by 24. They held Los Angeles to 85 points, won their tenth straight, and moved atop the Western Conference standings. Coach Steve Kerr hated it. In fact, he went as far as to say it was one of the..." November 26

  • Warriors' Draymond Green says he quickly learned Luke Walton was a go-to guy

    Los Angeles Times "When Draymond Green began working with Luke Walton, he knew right away Walton would be someone he could trust. “He understood what I was trying to do before I really knew what I was trying to do,” Green said. “He helped me out a lot. It was someone I could always talk to about anything. Luke..." November 26

  • Golden State Fan Roni Rose Gets Proposed to, Engaged, at Warriors-Lakers Game

    Complex "Roni Rose, the Golden State Warriors fan who either got caught trying her damnedest to seduce Stephen Curry, or simply got snapped yawning in an era where people think way too far into things on social media (depending on your point of view) got engaged at the Warriors' blowout of the Lakers on..." November 25

  • Warriors blast Walton's Lakers 149-106

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The NBA schedule conspired to doom the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. But truth be told, they brought some of it upon themselves. Stephen Curry bombed in four first-quarter 3-pointers as the Golden State Warriors ran off to a double-digit lead 3:33 into the..." November 24

  • Lakers get away with Nick Young game-winner that shouldn't have counted

    CBS Sports "Hitting the game-winning three off a pass that wasn't even intended for him, Nick Young was the unlikely hero for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Great shot, right? Problem is, it reportedly shouldn't have counted. After the 111-109 loss, Thunder coach Billy Donovan..." November 24

  • Stephen Curry trolls Luke Walton after Warriors win over Lakers

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors more than made up for their early season loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night as they cruised to a 149-106 victory over their Pacific Division rival at Oracle Arena. Following the win, Warriors All-Star point guard Stephen Curry took a subtle shot at..." November 24

  • Lakers Point Guard D’Angelo Russell Out 2-3 Weeks

    Lakers Nation "Los Angeles Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell has missed two of the Lakers past three games with a sore knee. There was hope that he wouldn’t have to miss any extended time and that his knee would get better with a little rest, but that no longer seems to be the case. According to Mike..." November 24

  • Young, Lakers sink Thunder in final seconds

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The pass was intended for Lou Williams. However, teammate Nick Young intercepted it and buried a game-winning shot. "The play was designed for somebody else. I think they should give me a steal for that," Young joked. Young's 3-point bucket with five seconds left was the..." November 23

  • Lakers’ D'Angelo Russell to sit out Warriors game after missing win over OKC

    Sporting News "Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell, his team's second-leading scorer (16.1 ppg), sat out Tuesday's last-second win over the Thunder and will miss Wednesday's game against the Warriors, too, because of a sore left knee, the team announced. Coach Luke Walton characterized the soreness Russell..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Nick Young wants credit for a steal on his winning shot

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Young made the game-winning shot in the Lakers’ 111-109 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, and he did so in unlikely fashion. Yes, Young actually intercepted a pass intended for another teammate, hijacked the ball, and tossed up a 3-point shot that went in. " November 23

  • Luke Walton says Lakers will be cautious with D'Angelo Russell's knee

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell has been bothered by a sore left knee, causing him to miss Friday's 116-107 loss to the San Antonio Spurs and only play 23 less-effective-than-normal minutes in Sunday's 1118-110 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Russell sat out the Lakers' practice on Monday,..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Butler carries Bulls over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jimmy Butler certainly didn't look tired. Playing the second night of a back-to-back weekend at Staples Center without teammate Dwyane Wade, Butler carried the Chicago Bulls to a 118-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Butler scored 40 points on..." November 21

  • Spurs move ball around in 116-107 win over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Almost to a man, the San Antonio Spurs said ball movement has played the biggest factor during their five-game winning streak. "Ball movement, obviously, has been very good," point guard Tony Parker said. "Twenty-five plus assists, that's what we want. That's Spurs..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Lakers play Larry Nance Jr. through concussion, Luke Walton praises his toughness

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers watched Larry Nance Jr. hit his head on the court. They called timeout. They had a trainer examine him. And they left him in the game with a concussion. Of course, they hadn’t yet diagnosed him with a concussion – which is the problem. When Nance suffered the injury against the..." November 19

  • Lakers' Russell idolized Ginobili growing up

    ESPN "D'Angelo Russell had to say something. After all, his favorite player was right there, standing a few feet away, on the same court -- someone he had studied for years, devouring countless hours of footage, then rewinding and playing it again before trying to mimic it on the court. For years,..." November 18

  • Stan Van Gundy, Magic Johnson speak on Jackson’s use of ‘posse’

    Newsday "The fallout from Phil Jackson’s criticism of LeBron James continued into Wednesday, as a basketball icon took to defending Jackson’s intentions, while Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, called the use of the word “posse” to classify a black athlete’s business associates “not right.” “When that all..." November 17

  • Russell, Randle push Lakers past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle leading the way, the Los Angeles Lakers mustered enough down the stretch to hold off the Brooklyn Nets. Russell scored 32 points and Randle recorded a triple-double, sparking the Lakers to a 125-118 victory over the Nets on Tuesday night..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • Lakers' Brandon Ingram has Luke Walton's trust when it's time to finish games

    Orange County Register "The clock ticked closer toward the end of the game. It marked the time when Lakers coach Luke Walton has formulated his last lineup based on a simple criteria. If a player has produced prolifically that night, he stays in the game with the chance to do more. If a player has not performed well,..." November 16

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • Kobe Bryant Has a ‘Comfortable’ Relationship With Death

    SLAM Online "Kobe Bryant turned philosophical during a recent shoe launch. The Black Mamba says he is perfectly “comfortable” with the notion of death—literally, and in a basketball sense. Bryant, 38, has fully embraced retirement from the NBA and is fully engaged in a new chapter of his life. Per The..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Jackson: Joining new Lakers team was 'never important to me'

    ESPN "Phil Jackson says he hasn't voted for a president since 1980. After campaigning vigorously on behalf of losing democrats George McGovern and Jimmy Carter, Jackson determined the political system was flawed, perhaps even broken, so he ceased participating. He watched last Tuesday's presidential..." November 14

  • Wiggins erupts for 47, Timberwolves drub Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Coming off one of Andrew Wiggins' least efficient games of the season, Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau implored his ultra-talented third-year swingman to stay aggressive. Wiggins shot 24 times in Minnesota's loss on Saturday to the Los Angeles Clippers and made just..." November 13

  • D'Angelo Russell Yells 'Suck My D**k' to Kings Fan With Sign Saying He Leaked Hillary Clinton Emails

    Complex "One thing that D'Angelo Russell is probably incapable of shaking off anytime soon is the label as a snitch. If you need a refresher, Brandon Jennings saddled Russell with that label last month over Russell's role in the Nick Young/Iggy Azalea drama. So when the Lakers faced the Kings on..." November 13

  • Kobe Bryant on death: “I’m comfortable with it”

    The Ringer "Tucked between abandoned packing warehouses, the MAMA gallery in downtown Los Angeles is mainly home to delightfully offbeat and irreverent exhibitions. But for the release of Kobe Bryant’s 13th — and first post-retirement — signature shoe with Nike on November 1, the space took on a tone of deep..." November 13

  • Gentry: Walton would still be in his underwear 6 minutes before the game

    Los Angeles Times "As soon as Lakers Coach Luke Walton finished speaking with reporters before the game, he turned to his right and smiled as he walked down the Smoothie King Center’s concrete hallway. Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry teased him for having to answer so many questions as he waited. “They were all about..." November 13

  • Lakers continue to roll, defeat host Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Life after Kobe seems to be going just fine for this bold, new brand of run-and-gun Los Angeles Lakers. Behind a backcourt quartet of Jordan Clarkson (23 points), D'Angelo Russell (22), Lou Williams (21) and Nick Young (15), the Lakers demolished the New Orleans Pelicans..." November 12

  • Lakers come from behind against Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The way the Los Angeles Lakers start games is beginning to drive first-year coach Luke Walton crazy. The way they have finished is keeping him smiling. The Lakers, coming off the worst three seasons in franchise history and not expected to make a huge leap this season,..." November 11

  • DeMarcus Cousins and Julius Randle Exchange Words Following Lakers' Win Over Kings

    Complex "Many NBA fans weren’t happy to learn that TNT was showing a game between the Lakers and Kings on Thursday night. Pretty much any game would have seemed like a letdown after last Thursday’s much-anticipated matchup between Kevin Durant and the Warriors and Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. But..." November 11

  • Jordan Clarkson compares Kobe to an ex-girlfriend, says Lakers have moved on

    Fox Sports "The young Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most fun teams in the NBA, and they can thank two key departures for that drastic change from laughingstock to franchise on the rise. Switching from Byron Scott to Luke Walton at head coach made a crucial difference, of course, but Kobe Bryant's..." November 10

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