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Kobe Bryant Told Julius Randle To ‘Keep His Spirits Up’ After Injury

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a major blow on Tuesday night losing rookie Julius Randle to a leg injury late in the game against the Houston Rockets. Randle went down with an apparent injury that didn't seem serious initially, but ultimately required him to be taken off the floor on a stretcher. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- While the medical staff was tending to ...

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Game Recap: Julius Randle Injured As Lakers Lose Opener To Rockets

There was no lack of headlines heading into the Lakers 2014-2015 season opener against James Harden and the Houston Rockets at Staples Center Tuesday night. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- The game represented the first time Kobe Bryant returned to the court 100% healthy since his consecutive injury plagued seasons. It was also the first time key offseason acquisitio ...

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Lakers News: Julius Randle Suffers Leg Injury In Season Opener

UPDATE (10:42 PM): Jaime Maggio reports Julius Randle has suffered a fractured right tibia and will be transported to the hospital: Word from #Lakers on Julius Randle - Fractured right tibia, will be transported to hospital, no decision on surgery, but likely.— Jaime Maggio (@jaimemaggio) October 29, 2014 The injury situation for the Los Angeles Lakers continues to get worse and worse. Rookie Julius R ...

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Kobe Bryant Suggests His Resume Is Enough To Entice Free Agents

On Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant dominated the headlines heading into his 19th NBA season with Dwight Howard's Houston Rockets coming to town. Even though most people were anxious to see what Kobe could do after missing almost a full season due to an torn Achilles tendon and fractured knee, a recent ESPN article that was highly critical of the superstar remained a hot topic of discussion. -- Have You Seen Thes ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Houston Rockets NBA Highlights

The Los Angeles Lakers opened their 2014-2015 NBA season with a matchup against the Houston Rockets. This was Kobe Bryant's first regular season game since suffering the season-ending knee injury last December. Making his Lakers head coaching debut, Byron Scott started Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant, Wesley Johnson, Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill. Check out the highlights below: First Quarter The 2014-15 Los Angele ...

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NBA News: Kemba Walker Agrees To Four-Year Extension With Hornets

Looking ahead to the free agency class of 2015, there were a number of talented point guards who could be available. With the Lakers having no point guard under contract after this season, they are sure to be checking the market for a possible upgrade at the position. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Last month saw one of those possiblities, Eric Bledsoe, agree to an ...

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Jeanie Buss On Kobe Bryant Retiring In 2016: ‘I Hope Not’

Kobe Bryant's two-year contract that he signed last season has been the topic of much discussion. Many said that the contract was too expensive for an aging superstar who hadn't returned from a devastating injury yet. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Kobe's contract runs out after the 2016 season which would be his 20th. While it would seem likely that Kobe would reti ...

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Dwight Howard: ‘I Didn’t Leave L.A. Because I Was Afraid Of Kobe Bryant’

Back in the summer of 2013, GM Mitch Kupchak and company did everything within their power to keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles. The Lakers were able to offer $30 million more than the Houston Rockets or any other team for that matter, but it simply wasn't enough to convince the star center to stay in purple and gold. After Dwight signed with the Rockets, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year became p ...

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Byron Scott Calls Kobe Bryant: ‘The Last Of A Dying Breed’

A lot of questions surround Kobe Bryant's future as the superstar guard heads into his 19th NBA season on Tuesday. Kobe is coming off consecutive season-ending injuries at 36-years-old with only two years left on his deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Although many doubt Kobe's ability to bounce back and keep the Lakers in playoff contention in the process, head coach Byron Scott has backed his star ever sin ...

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Lakers Injury Update: Xavier Henry Available, Ronnie Price Probable Vs. Rockets

With the start of the 2014-15 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers will host the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. This will be the first meeting between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard since the All-Star center left the franchise via free agency. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- While all the attention will be on Kobe's first regular season game, the Lakers received good ...

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