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DraftKings $1,000 1-Day Fantasy Basketball Contest

Lakers Nation is offering you a great opportunity to win a share of $1,000 by picking a Fantasy Basketball team for tonight’s games. All you have to do is pick the 8 NBA players you think will score the most fantasy points during the NBA games tonight. Draft 1 PG, 1 SG, 1 SF, 1 PF, 1 C, 1 G, 1 F and 1 Utility player while staying under the $50,000 Salary Cap. The entry fee is $2 or FREE with your first depo ...

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Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan For 3rd On NBA’s All-Time Scoring List

PAGES: 1 | 2 | 3 Well, Kobe Bryant finally passed Michael Jordan as the third all-time scoring leader in NBA history against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. What does it mean, exactly? For one, it means that Kobe has cemented his legacy as one of the greatest players to ever pick up a basketball, once again. Second, it means that Bryant's dedication to the game and relentless work ethic has allowed hi ...

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Lakers Nation Draft Prospect Watch: Justin Jackson

Name: Justin Jackson Position: Small Forward School: North Carolina Height: 6’7 1/2 Weight: 201 lbs. Wingspan: 6’11 Current Position Rank: No. 27 (Chad Ford), No. 43 (DraftExpress.com) Projected Draft Position: Late First Round Current Stats (8 games): 10.4 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.1 SPG, 46.4% FG%, 22.2% 3PT% Player Comparison: Chris Douglas-Roberts Featured Game: Saturday, December 13 vs. #1 Kentucky (9 A ...

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Magic Johnson, Losing, And A Fractured Lakers Organization

PAGES: 1 | 2 Being a hypocrite doesn’t make you wrong. It just makes you a hypocrite. With that in mind, I turn to recent comments from Magic Johnson during an event in New York. Magic is a figure synonymous with winning, but while entertaining this Steiner Sports audience, the Point God didn’t just make a statement wildly counter to his image. He likely committed blasphemy in the eyes of many Laker fans: " ...

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If You’re A Lakers Fan And Want Them To Tank, Just Stop

Normally when I write an editorial here (such as this one on Wayne Ellington, or this one on Kobe's shooting), I look at a lot of statistics and that tends to be a big part of what I write about. This will not be one of those articles. This one's from the heart. As an extremely passionate Lakers fan, the comments from Magic Johnson bothered me on a number of levels. Magic is a Lakers legend, arguably the gr ...

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Why The Lakers Should Trade For Rajon Rondo This Season

PAGES: 1 | 2 Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant were spotted eating breakfast together in Boston and it almost broke Twitter. Reports of Kobe trying to recruit Rondo hit the airwaves, but both players shrugged it off. The rumors do have some truth to them because Rondo is an unrestricted free agent this summer and if the Celtics really valued him as their franchise player, he would be locked up by now. Danny Ainge ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Rajon Rondo Top Free Agency Target?

Topic: We wonder if Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo should be the Los Angeles Lakers' top target in free agency this summer. Context: The Los Angeles Lakers have not been a good team so far this season, but the team is equipped with about $30 million in cap space next summer for what should be an excellent free agency class. Some big names and talented players will be available in the summer includin ...

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Wayne Ellington Should Be Inserted Into The Lakers Starting Lineup

PAGES: 1 | 2 Now that the 2014-15 NBA season is a quarter of the way through and the Los Angeles Lakers have stumbled through it at 5-15, head coach Byron Scott has made it clear that some changes will be made to the Lakers starting lineup. This is something fans have been waiting to see for a while, but now the question becomes what move, or moves, should Scott make? Ed Davis for Carlos Boozer has been the ...

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Lakers Should Consider Bringing Jeremy Lin Off The Bench

Jeremy Lin has been inconsistent thus far this season. While he's averaging 11.8 points and 5.1 assists with an eFG% of 50.6 this season, he's averaged just 7.3 points and 4.3 assists on an eFG% of 25.0 in his last three games. He's certainly had some outstanding games, however, such as an 18 point, 11 assist outing against the Minnesota Timberwolves last Friday. Similarly, he had a solid 15 point, 10 assis ...

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Kobe Bryant Having The Most Prolific 19th Season In NBA History

PAGES: 1 | 2 The Los Angeles Lakers are off to a horrid start this season. However, although Kobe Bryant hasn't quite been as efficient as he's been in the past, he's doing things in his 19th NBA season that simply haven't been done before. Few players have made it to 19 seasons in the NBA, and even fewer have displayed a level of play that Kobe Bryant has. Four players come to mind when you combine longevi ...

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