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Lakers Nation Roundtable: X-Factor For The Upcoming Season

Mitch Kupchak and the rest of the Lakers front office have done an admirable job of putting together a roster with both veteran leadership, and young talent full of potential. The result is that no one knows quite what to expect from the Lakers this season. Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Carlos Boozer all come into this season with a chip on their shoulder. Each has been questioned this off-season about what t ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Who Has The Most To Prove?

Topic: Coming into training camp, which Lakers player has the most to prove? Context: Many experts and prognosticators have not been kind to the Los Angeles Lakers this off-season. Whether it is talking about individual players or the entire team, the Lakers have acquired many doubters coming into this season. With veteran players coming off of major injuries, guys coming off of subpar seasons, young player ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Expectations For Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson

Topic: We wonder what the expectations are this season for the Los Angeles Lakers two rookies, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. Context: The Lakers have made a number of additions in this off-season, but most of the new faces are familiar to fans and have shown what they can do on the NBA level. The same can't be said for the Lakers two rookies, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. Randle, the bruising powe ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Best Case Scenario For 2014-15

Finally after three long months, the off-season is finally coming to an end as training camp is set to start in just over a week. The beginning of the season means that everyone has a chance and no one is out of the race yet. For the Lakers, this upcoming season is one of redemption. The team went through one of its worst seasons ever last year, and they plan on turning things around this year. With a numbe ...

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Lakers Who Can Change The Team’s Defensive Fortunes

Let's face facts Lakers fans. If Kobe Bryant is still able to produce at an elite level, Nick Young and Jordan Hill build off last season, Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer prove their doubters wrong, and Julius Randle is who we think he can be, the Los Angeles Lakers still won't be able to outscore the top teams in the NBA. If the Lakers plan on turning things around, it must start on the defensive side of the ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Breakout Player For 2014-15 Season

Topic: We wonder which Lakers player is most likely to breakout in the 2014-15 regular season? Context: The Los Angeles Lakers have a long road ahead of them if they plan on making the playoffs in this upcoming season. Kobe Bryant will obviously be extremely important to the Lakers success, but he can't do it alone. This Lakers roster isn't exactly full of people who have proven to be high-level players on ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Can Lakers Succeed With Kobe On Minutes Limit?

Byron Scott has been making his media rounds this week, telling everyone what he expects from his team this season. One important note was that Scott was very adamant about limiting Kobe Bryant's minutes this season. Scott said that he would not sacrifice the health of Kobe simply for a win, and even joked that he may have to tackle Kobe to keep him from entering a game if he had to. While Scott's intention ...

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Kobe Bryant’s Leadership Style Over The Years

PAGES: 1 | 2 In NBA circles, there’s no debate that Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest basketball players in history, but when it comes to dubbing him as an effective leader, you’ll get mixed opinions from peers and fans alike. Kobe, especially in his earlier days was a hard-nosed, critical and extremely driven individual. Sometimes that drive can cross paths with others like a snake on a trail and the two ...

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Kobe Bryant, The Last Of A Dying Breed

After 18 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant is heading into potentially the last two seasons of his incredible NBA career. Most of us Lakers fans don't know our team without Kobe leading the way or willing the purple and gold to victory on a nightly basis. The superstar is unique in so many ways staying true to his style and swagger with no apologies or mercy along the way. Many view Kobe as coc ...

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Lakers Would Be Foolish To Give Eric Bledsoe A Max Contract

PAGES: 1 | 2 Eric Bledsoe was one of the prizes of this free agency class, but with training camp mere weeks away, he remains unsigned. Bledsoe wants a max contract, but the Suns have only offered him $48 million over 4 years and teams are afraid to make an offer to Bledsoe since the Suns have said they will match any offers. Because of all this, it looks highly likely that Bledsoe will sign the Suns' one-y ...

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