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Lakers Post-Game: Wes Johnson Talks Confidence Struggle (VIDEO)

Lakers small forward Wesley Johnson was a hot topic of conversation both before and after the Lakers overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns Tuesday night. Before the game, Lakers head coach Byron Scott expressed confidence that Johnson would be a completely different player this year than he was last year, but he also felt Johnson was still lacking his own inner confidence. Johnson played 40 minutes in the Laker ...

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Lakers Post-Game: Jeremy Lin Calls Kobe Bryant A ‘Watchdog’ (VIDEO)

The Los Angeles Lakers lost in overtime to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, but once Kobe Bryant was pulled halfway through overtime to rest up, fans were reminded that it was just a preseason game. Jeremy Lin was back on the court for the first time since spraining his ankle and after the game Bryant touched on what a difference it made to have Lin back: Jeremy Lin makes a big difference - creating shots ...

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Kobe Bryant Comments On ESPN The Magazine Article

The biggest story in all of basketball yesterday was Henry Abbott's article for ESPN The Magazine questioning whether Kobe Bryant is the reason for the Los Angeles Lakers' downfall over the last few years. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- The article contained a number of quotes that painted Kobe in a negative light and was not well received by many. After tonight's 1 ...

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VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Hits Three Clutch Shots In Final Minutes

The Los Angeles Lakers fought their way back again in a preseason game Tuesday night and found themselves in a close match with the Phoenix Suns. With the score close in the final minutes, Kobe Bryant took control just as he has done in the past. The first basket came with just over two minutes left in the game and tied it at 88 apiece. Bryant took the ball at the elbow and drove towards the baseline to hit ...

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VIDEO: Lakers’ Jeremy Lin Poses As Adidas Employee In Taiwan

Los Angeles Lakers newcomer Jeremy Lin has been extremely busy ever since being acquired by his new team. Lin has done the rounds with the media from unveiling a wax figure in San Francisco to getting introduced to Lakers fans during media day at the practice facility in El Segundo. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Along with a few media obligations Lin has had to do ...

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VIDEO: Julius Randle, ‘Kobe Said You Can’t Mess It Up, Unless You Want To’

Lakers rookie Julius Randle had his best game of the preseason with eight points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in the Lakers win over the Utah Jazz Sunday night. Most importantly, Randle came out in the second half with a defensive effort that head coach Byron Scott has been waiting for, all of training camp. After the game, when Kobe Bryant was asked about the potential of Randle's growth, in part d ...

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VIDEO: Carlos Boozer, Lakers ‘Have To Play Games Gritty To Win Them’

The Los Angeles Lakers finally snapped their preseason losing streak on Sunday night, overcoming a 22-point deficit to beat the Utah Jazz. Carlos Boozer was instrumental in the win, putting up 19 points and nine rebounds to go along with his impressive defensive effort that amounted to six steals. After the game, Boozer credited his teammates, especially Ronnie Price. "Ronnie's playing a lot of minutes righ ...

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Kobe Bryant Says Lakers Will Play ‘Smashmouth Basketball’

After three consecutive blowout losses in the preseason, the Los Angeles Lakers were finally able to bounce back on Sunday night with an impressive win over the visiting Utah Jazz. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- The first half was about as ugly as it gets for the Lakers with the squad only able to put up 38 points to Utah's 54. The team was out of sync and strugglin ...

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Bleed Purple And Gold Radio: (Pre) Seasons Greetings

Check Out Basketball Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Bleed Purple Gold Radio on BlogTalkRadio If you missed the latest edition of Bleed Purple and Gold Radio on Tuesday, here is what our host Corey Hansford discussed with Lakers Nation fans. Host Corey Hansford explored a number of different subjects with the live callers including the Lakers optimal starting lineup, whether or not the team can make a play ...

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Top Lakers Videos: Kobe Bryant Talks Business And Collateral Damage

Kobe Bryant stole the show in our Lakers Nation videos of the week. From talking about the business side of the NBA to challenging Steph Curry and reacting to Kevin Durant's injury to joking that ESPN is a "bunch of idiots" after being asked about them ranking him 40th. Plus, Jeremy Lin chats about why Steve Nash has always played the game of basketball the right way and Nick Young laughs about what the Lak ...

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