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VIDEO: Nick Young Hits Amazing Half Court Shot

While the Lakers were playing their sixth preseason game of the year, shooting guard Nick Young couldn't help but have some fun of his own. Young dazzled the crowd with this amazing half court shot he hit while standing backward. If there's any player who has confidence in his ability to shoot, it's Young. Through his first six seasons in the league Young has gained a reputation of being a shooter, and prov ...

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VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Sprints And Shoots Before Lakers Game In China

When Kobe Bryant ruptured his Achilles tendon back in April, many wondered whether he would come back. For many, especially at his age, a torn Achilles would mean the end of a career. Once it was set that Bryant would return, it became a matter of when he'd be back. Throughout the summer, we had read stories about Bryant obliterating the normal return time, but we hadn't really seen evidence outside of the ...

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VIDEO: Lakers Lookback: Top 5 Lakers Moments Of The 1990s Decade

5. Lakers Face Chicago Bulls in 1991 Finals The only trip to the NBA Finals that the Lakers made during the '90s occurred in 1991, when they faced rising superstar Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. The Lakers stole Game 1 from the Bulls in Chicago under the leadership of their star Magic Johnson, who scored 19 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out 11 assists. Unfortunately for the Lakers, their vi ...

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PHOTOS: A Look Back At Kobe Bryant’s Sports Illustrated Covers

Kobe Bryant is slated to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated for the 19th time in his career. Sport's Illustrated's Lee Jenkins wrote a phenomenal profile on Bryant which will be the cover story on the next issue. In the slideshow below, you kind of get a brief look at Bryant's career in a nutshell -- you see the highs of the highs and the lows of the lows just by looking at the covers. Check it out! ...

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VIDEO: Lakers Lookback: Top 5 Bill Sharman Lakers Moments

Lakers Nation takes a look back at the top five moments of Hall of Fame Lakers head coach Bill Sharman during his six years of coaching the purple and gold. Sharman coached the Lakers from 1971-1976. Sharman spent his years as a player for the Boston Celtics before becoming a head coach only five years after he stopped playing. Sharman brought an NBA Championship back to Los Angeles after a decade long drou ...

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VIDEO: Nick Young Crashes While Tobogganing On Great Wall Of China

The Lakers have been in China for two days now. Mike D'Antoni has shared his favorite memory from China and Chris Kaman injured his finger while tobogganing down the Great Wall of China. Kaman wasn't the only one who spent some time on the sled. Nick Young used Jordan Farmar's Instagram account to film himself riding the sled. Young starts the video yelling "WE'RE GOING DOWN A SLIDE, Y'ALL." He looks as if ...

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VIDEO: Watch Some Of Kobe Bryant’s Best Plays From 2008-12

The recent buzz about what moves players borrowed from who has led to a lot of discussion in recent weeks. This morning, I stumbled across a YouTube video which features nearly a half hour of Kobe Bryant's best work on the offensive end in the playoffs from 2008 to 2012. 08-10 may have been the best stretch of basketball Bryant has played in his career, but the five year stretch the video highlights shows h ...

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Lakers Nation Videos Of The Week: Kobe Update, Gasol/Kaman Duo

The Lakers have taken the show on the road, as the team is in China to take on the Warriors in two exhibition games later this week. For the past two preseason games, the Lakers have had much success using Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman as the starting frontcourt. Their chemistry and ability to work off each other has been effective and apparent. Be sure to check our our look back at the top five Lakers' moments ...

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VIDEO: Magic Johnson Talks Showtime Lakers, 2013 Dodgers

The Dodgers have always been a staple in the culture of Los Angeles, but the Lakers have taken over as the premier team of the city. In the 80s, Los Angeles got to see seven titles between the two teams -- the Lakers won five and the Dodgers won two. However, the Dodgers haven't seen a title since the 1988 World Series while the Lakers have won five more, missing the playoffs only twice. Enter Magic Johnson ...

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VIDEO: 20 Minutes Of Elgin Baylor Career Highlights

For most fans, we've only read or heard about Elgin Baylor and how gifted he was as a shooter, rebounder, and passer. In 1960, Baylor scored 71 points which was a record at the time and still holds the record for most points in the NBA Finals with 61 points. In 13 seasons with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, Baylor averaged 27.4 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 4.6 assists while appearing in 11 All-Star Games ...

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