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Flashback Friday: Nick Young’s First Season With The Lakers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epaVRf-3K1o Nick Young was a fan favorite during this past year with the Lakers. Often injecting life and humor into a long, disastrous season. For this Flashback Friday, we take a look at some of his offensive highlights of the past season. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- Young led the Lakers with 17.9 points and his ability to create for himself ...

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This Week In Lakers History: Magic Becomes NBA’s All-Time Assist Leader

http://youtu.be/b2RhwuUa09Y?t=3m23s Magic Johnson is almost universally considered the greatest point guard in the history of the NBA. He is also one of the greatest Lakers ever. Magic used his combination of size, court vision, and passing ability to dominate opposing teams and get his teammates the best shots possible. Magic led the Showtime Lakers to five championships in the 1980s and along the way, pil ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: How Much Is Nick Young Worth?

Topic: Nick Young is arguably the most popular player on the team right now. Today we examine how much Nick Young is worth and what is the maximum amount the Lakers should pay him? Context: As the Lakers attempt to build their roster back into a championship contender, they have a number of intriguing options that they could choose to bring back next year. The most popular among those players is Nick Young, ...

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Lakers Make The Right Move With The Mitch Kupchak Extension

There are two kinds of Lakers fans out there: those who think that it was a good idea to extend the contract of general manager Mitch Kupchak and those who we should be embarrassed of. The fact that there is anyone out there even the least bit critical or angry with the decision is hilarious. In simplest terms, Kupchak is the last remaining link (not named Buss) to the franchise's glory days. Jerry Buss and ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: John Calipari’s Fit With The Lakers

The marriage between the Los Angeles Lakers and Coach Mike D'Antoni could very well be coming to an end after this season. The Lakers have compiled the most losses since the franchise moved to Los Angeles and fans have been calling for D'Antoni's head for most of the season. While the Lakers insist that no decision has been made on D'Antoni's future, there have been rumors that he will not return next seaso ...

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Throwback Thursday: Kobe Becomes Fifth Player To Score 30,000 Points

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydzoWL8Kt-E In honor of Steve Nash becoming third on the all-time NBA assists list, we look back to another Laker great's amazing accomplishment. Just over a year ago, Kobe Bryant became just the fifth player in the history of NBA to score 30,000 points. With less than two minutes left in the first half against the New Orleans Hornets, Kobe caught the ball at the top of three ...

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Supporting Steve Nash In His Limp To The Finish Line

I still support Steve Nash. There, I said it. In most circles, advocacy towards the oldest player on the Lakers (and the league) is met with more backlash than there was when the Undertaker’s undefeated Wrestlemania streak was broken last night. The front office should just use the stretch provision on him, some say. He should just retire, even more will say. But look at how hard he has worked just to have ...

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This Week In Lakers History: Lakers Complete NBA’s First Three-Peat In 1954

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most storied franchises in all of sports. Their history stretches back to the very beginning of the NBA when they were still in Minneapolis and they became the NBA's first true dynasty. This fact was cemented after the team's 1954 season. The Lakers finished the season with an NBA-Best 46-26 record. They would make it to the NBA Finals where they would meet the Syracuse ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Which Current Lakers Should Return Next Year?

Topic: With the season ending and a number of players' contracts expiring this off-season, we examine which players the Lakers should bring back next season. Context: Last off-season, the Lakers signed a number of players to one-year contracts. From former lottery picks to veterans trying to show they can still contribute to a team, this season amounted to something of a tryout for these players. Additional ...

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Flashback Friday: Kobe Bryant Scores 62 Points In Three Quarters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1McrAD5JGc Kobe Bryant has had some outstanding shooting performances in his 18-year career. But none may be better than the time Kobe outscored a team in three quarters. Fortunately for the Dallas Mavericks, Kobe sat out the entire fourth quarter. Kobe was in the midst of his highest scoring season where he averaged 35 points per game and scored over 50 points seven times. T ...

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