Lakers Rumors & News

  • 12h
    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    Would Kobe extend career if the Lakers add a star? Kobe: "I don't know. Maybe. It's really just if I want to play."

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Jordan Clarkson is being reassigned to the D-Fenders

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Kobe rested today. Jordan Hill sent home bc of upper respiratory infection

  • 1d
    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Ryan Kelly is getting shots up during practice. He's a month into a 6-week minimum recovery from a hamstring tear.

  • 1d
    Chris Mannix @ChrisMannixSI

    Lakers in the hunt for Rajon Rondo, but a strong desire internally not to give up much now, pursue Rondo in free agency, per sources.

  • 1d
    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Adding to @ESPNSteinLine report on Rondo from yesterday. Sources tell ESPN the Lakers also offered Boston multiple picks & Nash for Rondo

  • 2d
    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Julius Randle is at Lakers practice facility doing some leg exercises

  • George: Kobe had advice for injury downtime "Paul George said this week he got encouragement from a unique source to deal with his broken leg earlier this year. Kobe Bryant. George, who is likely to miss the entire season for the Indiana Pacers, told the Los Angeles News Group in an interview that Bryant called him immediately after..." December 17

  • Pacers blow out Lakers to snap 8-game skid

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers were looking for a way out of an eight-game losing streak and with all the built up frustration, just about any opponent that showed up on the Bankers Fieldhouse court on Monday night would have felt this rage. Guard Rodney Stuckey joked that even a "YMCA team, AAU team"..." December 16

  • Kobe Bryant's more like Mike than ever, passing Jordan on points list

    Los Angeles Times "For all the hardware he'd accumulated in his life — championship rings, MVP trophies, All-Star awards — one peculiar item heralded the imminent appearance of the NBA's third-leading scorer at a postgame news conference. A green plastic bucket filled with ice. It was carried into a warm,..." December 15

  • Kobe Bryant says he sees reflection of himself in Andrew Wiggins

    Pro Basketball Talk "On one side you saw one of the game’s all-time greats reaching a new milestone and not letting up. Kobe Bryant is still performing, still putting up impressive numbers at age 36 (coming off two major surgeries) and in passing Michel Jordan on the all-time scoring list he is a testament to getting..." December 15

  • Lakers’ Byron Scott enjoys the Nick Young coaching experience

    Inside Socal "The smile widened on Byron Scott’s face as he heard the question. What’s the Nick Young coaching experience like? “It’s been interesting to say the least,” Scott said. “There’s been a lot of good moments because he’s interesting. But it’s been fun.” It sure has. When he isn’t averaging..." December 14

  • Lakers’ Nick Young lifts team to 112-110 overtime win over San Antonio

    L.A. Daily News "It seemed inevitable Kobe Bryant would surpass Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. It also seemed inevitable the Lakers would suffer another debilitating loss, the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs exposing the Lakers for painfully familiar reasons involving..." December 13

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    LeBron on Kobe nearing MJ: "It's not surprising. He's one of, if not the greatest scorer our game has ever seen"

  • Which Laker do teams make trade calls for? Surprise, it's Jordan Hill

    Sporting News "Back in mid-July, when the Lakers gave free-agent big man Jordan Hill a two-year deal worth $18 million, the contract brought some head-scratching and furrowed brows. Hill had bounced through three teams in his five years in the league, mostly coming off the bench as an energy guy, and had clashed..." December 13

  • Who’s better? Lakers’ Kobe Bryant on verge of surpassing Michael Jordan on NBA’s all-time scoring list

    L.A. Daily News "Kobe Bryant sat on the team bus, offering unmatched confidence as a high school senior on how he would fare against one of his favorite idols. “I remember Kobe saying, ‘Michael Jordan can’t stop me,’” said David Lasman, one of Bryant’s former teammates at Lower Merion, a suburban high school..." December 12

  • Kobe Unhappy At Practice, Calls Lakers ‘Soft Like Charmin’

    Lakers Nation "With the Lakers having an awful start to the season, frustrations are bound to begin boiling over. Even after Tuesday’s victory over the Sacramento Kings, the Lakers still sit at 6-16, well below what they expect. Kobe Bryant is one of the most demanding people in NBA history and he voiced his..." December 12

  • Kobe to start at point guard? 'I'm thinking about it,' Scott says

    Orange County Register "It is no surprise to see Kobe Bryant with the ball in his hands at the end of games. But late in Tuesday’s 98-95 win over the Sacramento Kings, it was by design. Coach Byron Scott opted to eschew a traditional backcourt, playing Bryant at point guard for all but the final 34 seconds of the..." December 11

  • Lakers Dethrone Kings 98-95

    Silver Screen And Roll "Kobe Bryant overcame shooting 4-13 in the first half to pour in 32 points including two clutch free throws in the final minute to put the game on ice over the DeMarcus Cousins-less Sacramento Kings. The Kings were game even without their franchise player, gumming up the Lakers offense by double-..." December 10

  • Magic Johnson is an embarrassment to the NBA

    CSN Philly "I'm sorry. Did I say Magic Johnson? I meant Sam Hinkie. Wait. I'm not sure. The Sixers have been railed on by NBA pundits and bloggers-not-in-Philly for being the biggest bunch of frauds for openly tanking. Or not tanking. Or rebuilding. Whatever you want to call it. But Magic Johnson, one..." December 10

  • Kobe, Nick Young respond to Magic Johnson's tanking talk

    The Score "As far as organizational strategies go, Magic Johnson's heart lies closer to Philadelphia than it does to Los Angeles. Reflecting recently on the Lakers' struggles this season, Magic argued the merits of a full-scale bottom-out - like the one the 76ers are currently running - for the chance of..." December 10

  • Kobe Bryant as the Lakers' starting point guard? Don't laugh

    Los Angeles Times "It's not comparable to Magic Johnson starting an NBA Finals game at center, but Kobe Bryant might eventually start at point guard. It’s even been discussed in the past. “I’ve thought about starting him at the point and I even talked to him about it,” Lakers Coach Byron Scott said Wednesday. “I..." December 10

  • Nearly all Lakers wear 'I Can't Breathe' shirts for warmups vs. Kings

    Yahoo! Sports ""I Can't Breathe" has become a rallying cry following a New York grand jury's decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July 17 death of black Staten Island resident Eric Garner. Pantaleo placed Garner, who suffered from asthma, in a chokehold while placing him under arrest for..." December 10

  • 10d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Some @nbadleague chatter: I'm told Lakers target Earl Clark of Rio Grande Valley is now closing in on a lucrative deal in China instead

  • Magic: 'I hope the Lakers lose every game'

    ESPN Los Angeles "Magic Johnson thinks that the Los Angeles Lakers should get serious about losing. Johnson, speaking at a promotional event Tuesday in New York City, said he wants his former team to lose enough games in order to contend for a high lottery pick in next year's NBA draft. "I hope the Lakers..." December 09

  • Tracy McGrady Wishes the Lakers Would Sign Him: "This Kobe, I Could Play With Him"

    Complex "Tracy McGrady's NBA career is most likely over. He's been out of the league since last year when he spent some time with the Spurs. And at 35, it's pretty clear that T-Mac's best days are well behind him. But despite this, he's not ready to say that he's 100 percent finished with the NBA. In a..." December 09

  • Lakers GM Says Kobe Will Retire at End of Contract: "This Is Going to Be It"

    Complex "At 36 years old, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is reaching the end of his career. However, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak believes that it will be coming even sooner than some of us may think. According to Kupchak, Bryant, whose current contract with the team is set to expire after the 2015-2016..." December 09

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    The starting line up changes Byron Scott said would come after the game in Boston will be Price and Davis for Lin and Boozer.

  • Pelicans beat Lakers, 104-87, to end four-game road losing streak

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Despite their objective to emerge as a playoff contending team, the Pelicans have not had much luck against some of the top teams in the Western Conference. But after suffering lopsided defeats to the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers to start off their three-game road trip, they..." December 08

  • Jeremy Lin calls Lakers' benching 'toughest situation' of career

    SB Nation "Lakers' guard Jeremy Lin is not enjoying his time in Los Angeles. On Sunday night, he told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that this season been "one of the toughest situations I've ever been in ever since I've started playing the game of basketball." The quote came in response to Lin losing his..." December 08

  • Lakers won’t be active on trade market in coming months

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers have started the season by winning just five of their first 20 games, and remain dead last in the league in terms of defensive efficiency, or points allowed per 100 possessions. But there is no help on the way, at least not this season. While L.A. would love to add enough talent..." December 07

  • Sources: Kobe-Rondo breakfast simply social

    ESPN Los Angeles "The intriguing breakfast between Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo on Thursday morning in Boston was indeed just breakfast. The two stars had planned for weeks on meeting up for a meal when the Lakers were in Boston, sources told While..." December 05

  • Wizards overwhelm Kobe Bryant's solo act, 115-95

    CSN Washington "Kobe Bryant did his best to make his Los Angeles Lakers perfect against the Eastern Conference, but he didn't have enough of a supporting cast as the Wizards won their third game in a row 111-95 at Verizon Center on Wednesday night. John Wall, greeted with "M-V-P" chants after he made at..." December 04

  • Kobe Bryant chases only a brighter future with the Lakers

    Yahoo! Sports "They want Kobe Bryant to rage into the ruins, traffic tantrums and tirades over this lost cause. Just wait, everyone says. Just watch the fury unleash and watch Bryant burn down this franchise. They think that'll be the end of his story, the end of his Lakers life. Only Bryant refuses to give..." December 04

  • Kobe Bryant explains why he's still patient despite Lakers' failures

    SB Nation "The notoriously competitive 19-year NBA veteran is doing his best to stay patient amid a losing Lakers season. The losses have been piling up for the Los Angeles Lakers this year, but superstar guard Kobe Bryant's loyalty to the franchise has not wavered. Addressing speculation that he might be..." December 04

  • Kobe Bryant has enough energy to carry Lakers past Pistons, 106-96

    Los Angeles Times "You think you've seen all the ways Kobe Bryant can win a game. The surprises keep coming. He struggles. He looks fatigued. He turns around and scores 12 third-quarter points. Finishes with 13 assists. Shame on everybody else. The Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons, 106-96, behind only 12 points..." December 03

  • 'Exhausted' Bryant sits out shoot around

    Orange County Register "Kobe Bryant did not participate in the Lakers’ morning shoot around in suburban Detroit, instead staying at the team hotel after coach Byron Scott said he looked “exhausted” on Monday. “This is all about trying to preserve his body as much as possible and let him get as much rest (as..." December 02

  • Kobe Bryant posts triple-double in Lakers' overtime win over Toronto

    Los Angeles Times "There are always two ways for the Lakers to momentarily wash away an otherwise dour season. Kobe. Bryant. There have been so many critiques — shot selection continually attacked, accuracy analyzed ad nauseam and even his missed free throws under siege after a late-game collapse against..." December 01

  • Kobe reaches 6,000 assist plateau "Kobe Bryant has a habit of making history against the Toronto Raptors, and the Los Angeles Lakers star did so again Sunday. En route to his 20th career triple-double, the 36-year-old Bryant earned his 6,000th career assist midway through the third quarter of L.A.'s 129-122 overtime win over the..." December 01

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Nick Young on Kobe: "I think he got some potential. On my 20th year, I’ll probably have 46,000 points or something like that."

  • 19d
    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Byron Scott said he will make lineup changes, but not tonight against Toronto. It sounds like it's a matter of when & not if

  • Strength of schedule skews how NBA bettors view these four teams "Two months have gone by in the NBA schedule and sometimes what you think you know about a certain team is completely wrong. Easy and hard opening slates can skew the way a team performs, both on the scoreboard and at the sportsbook. Here are four NBA teams who you think you know, but you..." November 28

  • 21d
    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Off an ESPN piece where KG gave his top trash talkers, I asked Kobe for his on @TWCSportsNet: G. Payton, KG, R. Miller, Scottie Pippen.

  • Grizzlies Wake Up in the Second Half To Finish Lakers, 99-93

    Grizzly Bear Blues "It wasn't always pretty, but the Memphis Grizzlies were able to shake off a slow start and take down the Los Angeles Lakers 99-93 at Staples Center Wednesday night. Here's my three takeaways from the win: 1) Gasol was much more aggressive in the second half Marc Gasol was physically present..." November 27

  • Who will save the Lakers from Kobe? "After a recent blowout loss, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant talked about crime. Or, more specifically, Bryant talked about fighting crime, about being a hero. His metaphor centered on his team trailing by double digits -- nothing new for the Lakers this season -- and the feeling that it..." November 27

  • Sources: Lakers working to sign forward Earl Clark

    Yahoo! Sports "As injuries decimate their roster, the Los Angeles Lakers are working on a one-year deal to sign forward Earl Clark, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Clark has averaged 29 points per game for the Rio Grand Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League, and the eventual finalization of a deal..." November 26

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    The Lakers have been awarded a $4.85 million disabled player exception for Steve Nash according to a league source.

  • Lakers’ Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis expected to play vs. Memphis

    Inside Socal "Despite missing the past two practices because of respective left shoulder and right ankle injuries, both forward Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis are expected to play tonight when the Lakers (3-11) host the Memphis Grizzlies (12-2) at Staples Center. They went through shootaround and they both moved..." November 26

  • Kobe Bryant: “We’re not a 3-11 team. We’re not.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lenendary NFL coach Bill Parcells once said: “You are what your record says you are.” Kobe Bryant disagrees. Via Baxter Holmes of There are a lot of people who side with Kobe, at least about this Lakers team, which is 3-11 to start the season. A lot of die hards around the..." November 26

  • Lakers aim to get Kobe more rest in practices

    ESPN Los Angeles "Byron Scott said he wants to start resting Kobe Bryant more during practice days to preserve the Los Angeles Lakers star for games, where Scott would like to keep playing Bryant between 30 to 40 minutes. Scott, the Lakers coach, said Bryant did light shooting and little else during practice..." November 25