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Throwback Thursday: James Worthy’s 1988 NBA Finals Performance

This past season, LeBron James became just the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Twenty-five years ago, James Worthy became the first when he put up 36 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Lakers 108-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Worthy would be named NBA Finals MVP because of the performance. Worthy's performance in the 1988 NBA Finals cemente ...

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Antawn Jamison Dealt With ‘Unnecessary Nonsense’ With Lakers

Along with superstar center Dwight Howard, Antawn Jamison will not be returning to the Los Angeles Lakers next season. Jamison signed a one-year deal with the Lakers in an effort to win an NBA title before calling it a career. Jamison's title aspirations did not not go according to plan. With Jamison currently gauging interest in his services around the league, the veteran forward reflected on an extremely ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Pau Gasol Set For Bounce Back Season?

With Dwight Howard heading to the Houston Rockets, Pau Gasol will shift back to the center position heading into the 2013-14 NBA season. Gasol took a backseat to Dwight last year moving over to power forward position and never really getting back to form while feeling out of place as the third option in the offense. Now that Gasol will be able to resume his role in the paint as the starting center, the two- ...

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Lakers News: Marcus Landry Hints At Lakers Future Via Twitter

The Los Angeles Lakers have potentially locked down another roster spot, and it appears Marcus Landry may be the frontrunner to become the newest addition to the squad. Five days after the news broke that the Lakers reached an agreement to sign undrafted rookie Elias Harris, Landry hinted at a future with the Lakers on his Twitter account Wednesday with the following tweet: I thank God for this Opportunity ...

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Dodgers Phenom Yasiel Puig Visits Lakers Practice Facilities

While this summer has been hectic, and some would say disappointing, for the Lakers, the same can't be said for the Dodgers. After a slow start, the Dodgers have been the hottest team in baseball and have taken over first place in their division. Many point to the promotion of young outfielder Yasiel Puig as one of the turning points of their season. The Lakers are no stranger to young phenoms taking their ...

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Lakers News: Steve Nash Believes Lakers Are “Number One” Destination

Yesterday, Steve Nash tried out for Inter Milan in the Guinness International Champions Cup starting next week and there were some fans who seriously thought Nash was leaving the Lakers. Before his tryout in New York as part of the promotional event leading up to the Cup, Nash sat down with Grantland to discuss numerous topics including what he personally said to Dwight Howard at the meeting and the adjustm ...

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Magic Johnson Wants To See How Lakers Respond As Underdogs

Heading into this season, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding if Kobe Bryant will return for the season opener against the Clippers and if the Lakers have enough pieces to even make the playoffs. With two months before the start of training camp, one thing is for certain: the Lakers will be underdogs and under the radar according to Magic Johnson (h/t Los Angeles Daily News). -----Check out the Lakers ...

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Lakers Nation Instagram Picture Of The Week: Kobe Dunking On LeBron

We all know that Kobe Bryant had one of the best dunk compilations last season. The Mamba had some incredible dunks over Josh Smith, Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries, and Chris Paul. Of course, we also remember that's how he got his new nickname, Vino, meaning aging like fine wine. Kobe had not been dunking with such passion since his younger days in the league. However, one of the most anticipated ideas m ...

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Lakers News & Rumors Recap: D’Antoni Gets Chatty This Time

The Los Angeles Lakers announced the hiring of former Laker, four-time champion and former head and assistant coach, Kurt Rambis, and it was all thanks to Mike D'Antoni. Despite being vocal about his shock for D'Antoni's hire last season, Rambis has the faith of the Lakers head coach. The new assistant coach has always been a great fan of Phil Jackson and was "shocked" when D'Antoni asked him to join the La ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Looks To Redeem Himself After Rough Season

As part of his UNICEF trip as a goodwill ambassador, Pau Gasol recently returned from Iraq to help thousands of refugees who have fled from the violence in Syria. After his trip, Gasol spoke to the Associated Press about this upcoming season with high expectations to reassert himself in the post and as a leader for the Lakers. For the first time in three seasons, Gasol is entering the season without any tra ...

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