Lakers Rumors & News

  • Kobe Bryant linked to potential sale of Italian soccer club

    Los Angeles Times "Kobe Bryant has been linked to a group attempting to purchase the Italian soccer team Bologna FC 1909. According to La Gazzetta, attorney Joe Tacopina is trying to put together an ownership team featuring the Lakers All-Star guard, along with Montreal Impact (MLS) owner Joey..." September 21

  • Lakers rookies will have to refer to Nick Young as 'Daddy Swag'

    CBSSports.com "Once the Los Angeles Lakers re-signed scorer Nick Young to a four-year deal, you knew his time with the Lakers was going to get much more memorable than the 27-win season he and Lakers fans endured in 2013-14. There will be plenty of time for the fan base and media to become more familiar with..." September 20

  • 7d
    Sportando @sportando

    Lakers worked out Pooh Jeter, Ronnie Price, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Tyler and James Nunnally last Wednesday, per source

  • 10d
    Eric Pincus @EricPincus

    Atlanta Hawks finally signed Kent Bazemore on Wednesday - two yr deal at a flat $2 mil per @BBallInsiders

  • 10d
    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Scott leaning toward starting Wesley Johnson at 3 over Nick Young. Wants Wes' athleticism & potential on D, while Young can score off bench

  • Byron Scott says Xavier Henry not fully recovered from injuries

    Inside Socal "The Lakers have yet to play a game, but they are still fielding less than a fully healthy roster. In a wide-ranging interview with this newspaper, Lakers coach Byron Scott said forward Xavier Henry “might be limited in training camp” because of a surgically repaired left wrist and right knee..." September 10

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Asked Byron Scott on if Kobe checks himself into the game against his wishes. Scott joked, "I might have to tackle him and hold him back"

  • Byron Scott reveals Lakers coaching staff additions

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Los Angeles Lakers haven't made an official announcement, but head coach Byron Scott has detailed the coaching staff he will be bringing to the sidelines this season with the Lakers. His coaching staff will include his son Thomas Scott, Larry Lewis, Paul Pressey, Mark Madsen and Jim Eyen,..." September 10

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Hawks owner is a businessman, not a racist

    CBSSports.com "Bruce Levenson, the soon-to-be former Hawks owner who sent the racially insensitive e-mail about the team's crowd demographics, isn't a racist, according to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Instead, he's a businessman, as Kareem explained in this thoughtful piece from TIME. Rather than calling Levenson..." September 09

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    .@Marcus_Mims212: what are the odds next year Bledsode and Monroe both head to Lakers? ---> Lakers could have the means.

  • Report: Lakers to work out Julyan Stone for 2nd time

    CBSSports.com "The Lakers will work out free agent Julyan Stone this week, according to Shams Charania of RealGM. This will be the Lakers' second look at Stone, who also worked out for the San Antonio Spurs and has visits scheduled with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat. Stone, 25,..." September 06

  • Tracy McGrady works out with Kobe Bryant as test for possible comeback

    Yahoo! Sports "Retired seven-time All-Star Tracy McGrady worked out with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant late this summer in a Southern California gymnasium, testing the preparedness of his body for a possible NBA comeback attempt. "Yes, I was working out with K.B. to get in shape and see how my body..." September 03

  • Kobe Bryant concedes he will have to offset diminished athleticism

    Inside Socal "Grab a seat and gather around Kobe Bryant. The Lakers’ star will answer any question posed by any of his fans in China. Really, anything. Bryant held a fireside chat recently during his promotional Nike tour in that region, touching on everything. His mental focus. How he stays motivated. What..." September 03

  • Lakers Officially Won’t Use Stretch Provision On Steve Nash

    Lakers Nation "Heading into the NBA off-season, the future was uncertain for two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash. The veteran point guard struggled with injuries once again last season playing in only 15 games and a total of 65 games over the two-year span with the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite the persistent injury..." September 03

  • New Detroit Pistons guard Jodie Meeks patterns work ethic after ex-teammate Kobe Bryant

    Detroit Free Press "New Detroit Pistons shooting guard Jodie Meeks was asked about his favorite Kobe Bryant moment. He didn’t need much time. It was his first day of training camp as a Los Angeles Laker. “Practice was at 11, we had to be there at 10. Well, I wanted to get there at 10,” Meeks said. “He was..." September 02

  • Lakers could trade Julius Randle in package for Rondo

    Hoops Rumors "There was a report earlier from ESPNBoston.com’s Jackie MacMullan, in which she noted that Rajon Rondo had informed the Celtics that he wanted out of Boston. This conflicted with previous reports that Rondo was content in Boston and that the Celtics were looking to hold onto their point guard at..." September 01

  • James Harden Says Kobe Will Be ’20-Year Old Kobe’

    Lakers Nation "What level Kobe Bryant will return to this season is one of the biggest questions heading into this season, not only for the Lakers, but for the NBA as a whole. Bryant is one of the greatest players of all-time, but coming off two major injuries and having just turned 36, no one knows how good..." August 31

  • Pacquiao expressing interest in Metta World Peace for his new Filipino team

    ESPN.com "Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture -- professional basketball. Pacquiao has become player/coach of the newly formed Kia Sorentos in the Philippine Basketball Association, adding to his other..." August 30

  • Examining Kobe Bryant's legendary pain tolerance and road to recovery

    SI.com "For a recent SI Longform story, I spoke with Judy Seto, the longtime physical therapist for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. The excerpts from our conversation focus on Bryant, his recovery and his singular pain tolerance. Quotes edited for clarity. Kobe's medical expertise "He's the kind of guy..." August 29

  • Lakers physical therapist on Kobe: Highest pain threshold 'I've ever seen'

    CBSSports.com "les Lakers physical therapist Dr. Judy Seto has been around the Lakers for about two decades, and has been full-time with the team for the past few years. Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard talked to her about Kobe Bryant for his excellent feature on the superstar, and published some extra quotes..." August 28

  • 24d
    David Pick @IAmDPick

    Former Lakers draftee forward Devin Ebanks signed a one-year deal in Israel with Herzliya.

  • Lakers work out Michael Beasley, 7 others

    USA Today "The free agency season isn't over just yet for the Los Angeles Lakers. After missing out on LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in July, the Lakers held a free agent workout Tuesday in Los Angeles. The workout included forward Michael Beasley; big men Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, and Daniel..." August 28

  • Kobe Bryant studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as a veteran

    CBSSports.com "Kobe Bryant is looking to follow an old rival's example. Preparing to make his comeback from a knee injury, the Los Angeles Lakers star has been studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as his athleticism faded away. From Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard: In preparing for this..." August 27

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Kobe Bryant's text to LeBron James after The Decision was so Kobe Bryant

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant is supremely confident. This is a secret to no one. And because of that confidence, there is no doubt in his mind that he is the best player in the world, even at age 36. In one of a series of untold Bryant stories, Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report provides details that explain who..." August 26

  • NBA GM on Kobe’s market value in trade: ‘Zero.’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant is under contract with the Lakers for two more seasons and $48.5 million, a deal which he and the team were both widely criticized for agreeing to under the circumstances. The thinking was that Bryant should have taken a far more substantial discount in the twilight of his career,..." August 26

  • Jordan Clarkson Signs With Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night." August 25

  • Nash called Bryant a “mother f****** a******” but in a good way

    Yahoo! Sports "Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated wrote a cover story on Kobe Bryant this week, and it's full of fantastic Kobe stories. In one of the best anecdotes, the director of Kobe's upcoming Showtime documentary, Gotham Chopra, asked a bunch of teammates to describe Kobe in three words. Steve..." August 24

  • 28d
    Chris Ballard @SI_ChrisBallard

    KB believes players like him & LeBron are underpaid (put LBJ free market at ~ $75 mil). Believes important to set an example in contracts...

  • Kobe Bryant: ‘I’m 70 in basketball years’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant has two years left on his contract with the Lakers, and most expect those to be the final two seasons that he plays professionally. Injuries limited him to just six games last season, and though he’s expected to be back to 100 percent for the start of the 2014-15 campaign, no one..." August 20

  • Who would buy a Dwight Howard Lakers jersey for $100 at LAX?

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA and its associated retail partners sell a lot of merchandise, from the most coveted retro jerseys to those toasters that burn team logos into bread. While many of these items are sold at considerable markup, they rarely reach prices so high as to seem absurd. Plus, when players change..." August 19

  • Kobe Bryant doesn't get the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant has joined the ranks with James Harrison of athletes who don't quite understand the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of getting a bucket full of ice and water dumped on him, Bryant is instead sitting in a 48 degree recovery tub. After nominating, among others, USWNT player Sidney..." August 18

  • Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Wiggins

    Dime Magazine "During the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick, and promptly traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time, it seemed like a big win for the Hornets, since Divac was one of the better big men in the league and Kobe was coming out of Lower..." August 17

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    Nick Young @NickSwagyPYoung

    No tats on the right arm Strictly for buckets

  • Byron Scott Predicts Kobe Bryant's Production For Upcoming Laker Season

    ThePostGame.com "Kobe Bryant will be 36 by the end of this month, and injuries to his knee and Achilles limited him to six games last season. So it would be understandable if expectations were low heading into this season. But new Lakers coach Byron Scott isn't buying into that line of thinking. In fact, Scott..." August 16

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • 40d
    Brett Pollakoff @BrettEP

    Not sure if this has been out there, but radio in Chicago just said Bulls will host Lakers on Christmas Day.

  • Love trade makes it official: Lakers’ luster is gone

    USA Today "Slowly, agonizingly, Laker fans are facing the reality that the NBA’s great players don’t have to wear Laker raiment to feel complete. They might need therapy to handle this. And it might take more than 12 steps. The latest destiny’s child was supposed to be Kevin Love. From the moment he..." August 10

  • Byron Scott on Kobe: ‘He’s in great shape right now’

    Jim Rome "Byron Scott says he always wanted to be the head coach of the team he grew up idolizing and where he won 3 world championships as a player, but he wasn’t sure if that was in the cards for him. However, after agreeing on a multi-year contract with the team on July 28th, that head coaching dream..." August 09

  • Byron Scott gives initial thoughts on Lakers roster via Twitter

    Los Angeles Times "Newly hired Lakers Coach Byron Scott took over the team's Twitter feed Friday, giving his thoughts on the team's prospects this season. His top priority, Scott wrote, is "to get our team to play defense on a consistent basis every single night." That's a welcome thought. given the Lakers..." August 09

  • Byron Scott Compares Julius Randle To Zach Randolph

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers were fortunate enough to have Kentucky’s Julius Randle fall in their laps with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. As a result, the team was able to bring in a promising power forward to help soften the blow of losing two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol in free..." August 08

  • MarShon Brooks Moving Toward Deal With Olimpia Milano

    Real GM Basketball "Unrestricted free agent MarShon Brooks is progressing toward finalizing contract terms with Olimpia Milano Armani of the European League, a source told RealGM. Brooks had been in dialogue with NBA teams before advancing in negotiations with Olimpia Milano on Tuesday night. For Brooks, the..." August 07

  • Metta World Peace to change name to 'Panda Friend'

    CBSSports.com "Metta World Peace is going to China, and he won't be known as Metta World Peace there. Nope, the new Sichuan Blue Whales' new small forward won't be called Ron Artest, either. He intends to change his name to … (Drumroll) Panda Friend. From China Daily: New high-profile import..." August 07

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Keith Appling of Michigan State has reached agreement on a non-guaranteed camp deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell RealGM.

  • Magic Johnson: Lakers will improve because they'll shoot fewer 3s

    CBSSports.com "Lakers legend Magic Johnson hated Mike D'Antoni as Lakers coach. There's really no more accurate way to describe it. Johnson made constant comments in the media, on television as a studio analyst, on Twitter. He blasted D'Antoni up and down. He hated the lack of defense, he hated the style, and..." August 03

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    In short, Nash is "100% healthy" right now. He's not having nerve pain for the 1st time in a long time. But we'll see when he plays 5 on 5.

  • Sources: Lakers bring in Beasley for workout

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers are considering signing free-agent forward Michael Beasley and brought in the six-year veteran for a workout at their El Segundo, California, practice facility Wednesday, according to multiple sources. "[Beasley] looked very good and he has been working out," one source..." July 31

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    Reid Laymance @ReidLaymance

    Lakers have Robert Horry on their list for possible assistant coaches, per LA Times.

  • 53d
    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Byron Scott said it's certainly possible that Julius Randle would start at some point of the season. How? Just beat out the other bigs.

  • Steve Nash: 'I think this is my last season'

    TheScore.com "At one point, Steve Nash's 2013-14 season was marred by concerns over whether or not he'd ever play another NBA game due to nerve irritation in his back, as well as hamstring issues. Mike D'Antoni, who has since resigned from his post as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, even hinted in..." July 29

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