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Shootaround Report: Lakers Look To Bounce Back Against The Nets

The Los Angeles Lakers are on the second of a back-to-back against the New Jersey Nets. Although the Lakers tend to not play well in this situation, they are playing against an imploding team in the Nets. Few analysts have deemed Jason Kidd as the worst coach in the NBA, their big man Brooke Lopez is still out with an ankle injury and the Net's defense is ranked the worst in the NBA. Although those are favo ...

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Fantasy Basketball Outlook: Get Ryan Anderson While You Can

We here at Lakers Nation know that Fantasy Basketball is a huge part of the culture in being a fan of the NBA. So for those of you that are currently in a league, and looking for some ways to improve your team, we’ve put together a list of players you should consider picking up this week to make your team that much better. Point Guards Kirk Hinrich - With Derrick Rose slated to miss the remainder of the 201 ...

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Mitch Kupchak Talks About Impact Bryant Will Have Upon Return

Kobe Bryant may still be a few weeks from his return, but the Lakers are already imagining how much better of a team they will be with him in the lineup. Although the Lakers have played fairly well so far this season, they are in desperate need of Bryant's leadership and ability to take over a game in the closing minutes. General Manager Mitch Kupchak spoke to ESPN LA, and he talked about what Kobe will mea ...

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Lakers Nation Wishes A Happy Birthday To The Late Chick Hearn

On this day 97 years ago, Francis Dayle Hearn was born in Aurora, Illinois. By the time he left us in 2002 there was no one who had made the impact from the commentator's box as Chick Hearn. Hearn is a basketball legend, and one of the greatest play-by-play guys in any sport ever. His impact on the game stretches across the globe. His 'Chickisms' include phrases used by everyone today such as 'Airball,' 'Sl ...

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Lakers News: Lakers, Gasol Have Yet To Talk Contract Extension

The Lakers made headlines when they agreed to a contract extension with Kobe Bryant. Though they have caught flak for the deal, the Lakers and Kobe insist that there is a plan going forward. Will that plan involve Pau Gasol? According to Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has yet to discuss a contract extension with Gasol, but does plan on talking at some point: We have not had an ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Says Return Is ‘Probably Weeks’ Away

Ever since Kobe Bryant began practicing again, people have been wondering when he will make his return to the floor for the Lakers. With Bryant recently signing his two-year contract extension, people are even more anxious for him to get back on the court. While many are hoping that Bryant comes back by the end of November, that is looking unlikely as Bryant spoke to the media Tuesday before the Lakers game ...

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Lakers vs. Nets Game Preview: Lakers Look to Take Down Struggling Nets

If last year's Lakers were classified as a disappointment, then this year's Brooklyn Nets team could be on the path to be classified as something much worse. After a huge offseason that saw their payroll balloon to the $100 million range with the acquisitions of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, and Andrei Kirilenko, the Nets have gotten off to a disastrous start. They were able to get back on the wi ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Unleashes Twitter Rant About Extension

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant made his first public comments to the media this afternoon after signing his two-year contract extension, but took to social media to get some thoughts off his chest. Bryant and the Lakers agreed to a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension, which has been criticized by analysts and Laker fans. The criticisms and misinformation bothered the 35-year-old guard so much t ...

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Game Recap: Late Turnovers Cost Lakers Fourth Straight Victory

After a 100-86 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers look to extend their winning streak to four in Washington. With a three-game road trip, the Lakers are without Chris Kaman for the third straight game while the Wizards will be without Bradley Beal. For the Lakers to go over the .500 mark and extend their streak, they will need to move the ball on offense and continue their s ...

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Kobe Bryant Likely To Have Signed Last Contract With Lakers

Kobe Bryant signed a two-year contract extension on Monday, meaning once that deal expires, he will have spent 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant is currently 35-years-old and it is all but certain that this latest contract will be the last one of his career. Before the Lakers' game against the Washington Wizards, Bryant spoke to the media and talked about his recent contract. He was asked if th ...

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