Lakers Rumors & News

  • Kobe: ‘A real competitor’ would not be intimidated by Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant wouldn’t be scared of the Golden State Warriors, and he doesn’t think you should be either. Bryant appeared on Thursday’s edition of “The Jim Rome Show” and said he was happy for Kevin Durant, but he wouldn’t be scared of him and his teammates. “I was happy for him. This is..." August 26

  • Kobe has a perfect response for which number Lakers should retire

    CBS Sports "With the retirement of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant official, we now have few things to count down to with Kobe's post-career life. One of those things is his eventual induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. The other one is the Lakers' organization..." August 26

  • Report: Incentive bonuses in Yi Jianlian’s Lakers contract would septuple his salary if he plays 59 games

    Pro Basketball Talk "Yi Jianlian’s unconventional contract terms with the Lakers had slowly emerged. He’ll earn somewhere between $250,000 and $8 million next season, $1,139,123 just for remaining on the roster through Jan. 10. But that left a huge sum to unknown incentive bonuses. Now, they’re known. Yi can..." August 25

  • Kobe Hints That He Wants Lakers to Retire Both of His Numbers

    12 Up "​Happy Kobe Bryant Day, everybody! As difficult as Kobe was to manage in his playing days, the headaches may continue well after he has said his final farewells to the Lakers organization. Bryant's iconic number will be retired sooner rather than later, but thats already now a problem. Los..." August 25

  • Lakers Re-Sign Tarik Black

    Hoops Rumors "More than a month and a half after agreeing to terms with Black, the Lakers have officially re-signed him, the team announced today in a press release. The delay was a result of the Lakers using all their cap room before going over the cap to sign Black using the Early Bird exception. “Tarik is..." August 24

  • Should you film Kobe Bryant eating in a restaurant?

    SI "Here’s a video of Kobe Bryant eating with his family in a restaurant somewhere, probably in California. In the video, Kobe catches the cameraperson filming him and stares angrily into the lens (probably a phone camera but let’s cover all our bases). It’s 19 seconds long and nothing else..." August 24

  • Lakers training camp likely to be in Santa Barbara

    Orange County Register "The Lakers might not be staying home for training camp after all. After returning to Honolulu, Hawaii, last September, the Lakers are in the process of relocating Luke Walton’s first training camp to Santa Barbara. While the move has not been finalized, it is in the works, Lakers spokesman..." August 24

  • Former No. 1 Overall Pick Kwame Brown Reportedly Has His Eyes Set On An NBA Comeback

    Uproxx "really deserved the literal and metaphorical beatings he took during his disappointing NBA journeyman’s career. He didn’t ask to be the No. 1 pick in the 2001 Draft, and he certainly didn’t ask for the burden of expectation that came along with having to make front-office neophyte Michael Jordan..." August 23

  • Kobe Bryant starts $100M venture-capital fund

    SI "Retired NBA guard Kobe Bryant announced Monday the creation of a venture-capital fund, investing $100 million in technology, media and data companies. Bryant, 37, will team up with Jeff Stibel, an entrepreneur and investor. The Los Angeles-based company will be called Bryant..." August 22

  • Lakers to sign Zach Auguste

    Sportando "As reported by Eric Pincus, the Los Angeles Lakers are expected to sign undrafted power forward Zach Auguste." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Lakers Hire Jud Buechler, Brian Keefe, Theo Robertson As Player Development Coaches

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Jud Buechler, Brian Keefe and Theo Robertson as player development coaches on Luke Walton’s staff, joining associate head coach Brian Shaw and assistant coaches Jesse Mermuys and Mark Madsen. Buechler enjoyed a 12-year playing career highlighted by winning..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Xavier Henry Trying To Get Training Camp Invite From Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "Xavier Henry will continue his attempt at returning to the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers, joining them for a minicamp in hopes of training camp invite. Henry ruptured his left Achilles tendon early in the 14-15 season while with the Lakers. “I’ve been doing a lot of workouts this summer..." August 19

  • Gilbert Arenas Calls Guys Fixing His Maybach Illegal Mexicans

    Black Sports Online "Gilbert Arenas never has a moment of chill whatsoever. The latest round of hilarity sees the former NBA guard going through it on Snapchat after his cushy $350K Maybach breaks down on his own ranch. Some nice gentleman stop by to help Arenas out — but what in the video as Gilbert displays no..." August 18

  • Yi Jianlian's $8M deal only guaranteed for $1M

    The Score "This should clear up some of the confusion in the minds of Los Angeles Lakers fans. On the heels of handing out $64 million for Timofey Mozgov, the Lakers went overseas for their backup center, and reportedly paid a sum of $8 million of the services of failed lottery pick Yi Jianlian. That..." August 18

  • Why Are the Lakers Giving Yi Jianlian $8 Million?

    The Ringer "Future generations will look back, with a mix of awe and horror, on August 17, 2016, as the day when everything changed. Yi Jianlian is (almost) back, heading to the Lakers for a reported $8 million, one-year deal. You probably have a lot of questions. Like: Why? Or, perhaps: WHYYYY? Or,..." August 17

  • Lakers still trying to trade Nick Young, have considered buyout

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Young doesn’t sound like he’ll get much of a chance to repair his relationship with D’Angelo Russell. Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding said Tuesday that the Lakers are still trying to trade Young, and have even considered buying him out of his contract and committing to a full-scale youth..." August 17

  • Kobe Bryant gives his scouting report on Brandon Ingram and D'Angelo Russell

    Fox Sports "Kobe Bryant's playing career with the Los Angeles Lakers might be over, but that doesn't mean the Black Mamba isn't closely following the only team he played for during his 20-year career. The recently retired Lakers icon caught a glimpse of the team's No. 2-overall pick Brandon Ingram, and he..." August 17

  • Lakers In Advanced Contract Talks With Yi Jianlian

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers are in advanced talks to sign Yi Jianlian. Yi last played in the NBA during the 11-12 season with the Dallas Mavericks. Yi averaged 26.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists last season in China." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • Kobe offers to train young Lakers despite retirement

    The Score "The Black Mamba has retired, but he'll remain an influence on Los Angeles Lakers basketball for some time to come. Kobe Bryant told Mike Bresnahan of TWC Sportsnet that he would make himself available to young Lakers who seek his mentorship. "I would love to come by," Bryant said of helping..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Gilbert Arenas Posts NSFW Snapchat Video of Nick Young Talking to Iggy Azalea on the Phone

    Complex "It’s been more than a month now since Gilbert Arenas has messed with his friend—er, "friend"?—Nick Young and tried to screw up Swaggy P’s personal life by posting something salacious on social media, but he more than made up for lost time on Monday night when he posted a really wild (and really..." August 16

  • Nick Young says he is ‘working it out’ with D’Angelo Russell

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite the well-publicized differences they have had in recent months, Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell remain teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers. And if the situation remains that way at the start of next season, Young is confident there will not be any lingering issues. Young recently told..." August 16

  • Luke Walton has basically been working non-stop since being hired as Lakers head coach

    Silver Screen And Roll "After a whirlwind season that included a 39-4 stint as interim head coach, an NBA record setting 73 wins, two consecutive seven game playoff series, the latter of which ended in heartbreaking defeat, Luke Walton could have been excused if he wanted to rest a little bit before totally jumping in as..." August 15

  • Can Julius Randle be the Lakers’ Draymond Green?

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Golden State Warriors’ emergence as the premiere team of this generation have left everyone wanting to emulate them. It’s a noble goal, but probably an unrealistic one because of just how amazing and unlikely the Warriors’ own journey was. Still, it hasn’t stopped players from trying. The..." August 14

  • Timofey Mozgov Injured Groin In International Friendly

    Lakers Nation "One of the first moves the Los Angeles Lakers made once free agency began was coming to terms with center Timofey Mozgov on a four-year, $64 million contract. While most believe the Lakers overpaid for Mozgov, he fit a major need, and head coach Luke Walton is very high on what he will bring to..." August 13

  • Lakers’ Brandon Ingram hopeful NBA rookie transition program will help him maximize potential

    L.A. Daily News "The information seemed like an in-depth scouting report. This time, the material did not involve how Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram can add muscle to his rail-thin frame. Nor did it address how Ingram can improve the inconsistent shooting percentages he posted in Summer League..." August 13

  • Report: Pelicans bringing Robert Sacre to training camp

    The Score "Canadian center Robert Sacre will have the opportunity to compete for a roster spot on the New Orleans Pelicans after being invited to take part in the team's training camp, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. This signifies the end of Sacre's four-year run with the Los Angeles Lakers, which..." August 11

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Raja Bell Details Why Manu Ginobili Was Harder To Guard Than Kobe Bryant

    Uproxx "Raja Bell’s battles with Kobe Bryant are legendary. One of basketball’s most aggressive wing defenders and a notorious hothead, the former Phoenix Suns guard went toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Lakers icon on 44 separate occasions from December 2001 to February 2012. The statistics, as you..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Luke Walton visited Rams camp to study Jeff Fisher

    Larry Brown Sports "A new trend appears to be developing where NBA head coaches visit some of their NFL counterparts to study their methods and management. Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton is the latest to do it, visiting Los Angeles Rams camp to study how Jeff Fisher operates. “I came down with an open..." August 08

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Nick Young goes furniture shopping in his pajamas

    The Score "Nick Young kept it casual while out shopping in Los Angeles on Thursday. " August 05

  • Lakers' Clarkson aiming to set example 'like Kobe did' with work ethic

    The Score "The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to return to relevance following a stretch of three down years capped off with Kobe Bryant's retirement. Jordan Clarkson, who's been on the roster for two of those campaigns, had the privilege of learning from The Black Mamba, who urged the team to "continue to..." August 05

  • Lakers Sign Marcelo Huertas

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Marcelo Huertas. “Marcelo’s understanding of the game, unselfishness, and professionalism are assets to our team and he has an uncanny ability to change the pace of the game,” said Mitch Kupchak. “He’s fundamentally solid but also has a flair and excitement..." August 05

  • Enes Kanter trolls Lakers after Russell Westbrook extension

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is very good at this social media thing. He’s proven this over and over again during the summer. That didn’t change in the hours following the report that Russell Westbrook had agreed to sign an extension with his Thunder team. Knowing full well that..." August 04

  • Metta World Peace: ‘I could have averaged 15 or 20 on the Lakers if I played, easily’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Metta World Peace said he could play a couple more seasons. At a high level, too. World Peace, in a Q&A with Ian Begley of ESPN: Q: Are you still planning to play next season? A: Absolutely. The NBA is always on the front burner. Q: Are you talking with teams right..." August 04

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Brandon Ingram's weight? Not a problem for the Lakers

    ESPN "He's 6-foot-9, and shoots the lights out with moves that are more advanced than Kevin Durant at this stage -- according to Kevin Durant. He's one of the highest draft picks in Los Angeles Lakers history and is slated to be the next star and savior of Hollywood's favorite sports team. Ever since..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • D'Angelo Russell Reconciles with GF

    TMZ "D'Angelo Russell is BACK ON with his college athlete girlfriend ... the two have reconciled after breaking up earlier this month, TMZ Sports has learned. The Lakers star had been dating USC volleyball star Niki Withers -- but sources close to the couple tell us they broke things off after a..." July 30

  • Did Gerald Wallace Bet Kobe $500K on a Free Throw?

    Black Sports Online "I’m not a lip reading specialist, but I have watched this several times and it looks legit. Since this is Kobe Bryant, it’s totally believe that he would stake a half-million dollars on a crucial free throw attempt, just for the fun of it." July 30

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Hit With $900k Judgment In Auction House War

    TMZ "Bad news for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... the NBA legend has been ordered to pay more than $900k to a famous auction house for backing out of a deal to sell a bunch of his memorabilia ... TMZ Sports has learned. Kareem had been at war with Julien's Auctions for years -- after a 2012 deal to sell..." July 27

  • Report: Lamar Odom’s family working to get him to go to rehab

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom walked out on his family’s attempt at an intervention last week, but that is not stopping those close to him from trying to convince the former NBA star to seek professional help. According to a report from Extra, Odom’s family is searching for “additional options to present to him”..." July 27

  • Kendall Jenner And Jordan Clarkson Living Together?

    The Big Lead "Kendall Jenner and Jordan Clarkson were “casually dating” just a few weeks ago, but now things have reportedly gone to another level. OK! is reporting the pair is now living together in Jenner’s mansion. A source told OK! the following: “Kendall and Jordan are officially ‘casually..." July 27

  • ESPN says the Lakers will be the worst team in the Western Conference

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Los Angeles Lakers almost undoubtedly will improve this season. Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour was fun at times, but on most nights having one of the least efficient players in the league use up the fourth-highest percentage of possessions of any player to average more than 20 minutes per game..." July 26

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