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Throwback Thursday: Lakers Re-Acquire Gail Goodrich In 1970

Laker fans are used to former players returning to the purple and gold to regain their former glory. Everybody was excited when Derek Fisher came back to the Lakers and helped lead the team to two more championships in 2009 and 2010. Most recently the team welcomed back point guard Jordan Farmar who left the team after the 2010 season. One of the first and most successful players to leave the team only to c ...

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Lakers News: Darius Johnson-Odom Is Released By Team

After five preseason games, the Lakers have made their third cut of the preseason. Reserve point guard Darius Johnson-Odom was released by the team as announced via press release by the team. Johnson was picked by the Mavericks with the 55th overall pick in 2012 and was acquired by the Lakers that night. Johnson-Odom played in four games for the Lakers last season and in 13 games for the Lakers D-League Aff ...

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Lakers News & Rumors Recap: ESPN Gives Kobe More Motivation For Return

As if ESPN hadn't done enough to motivate Kobe Bryant heading into the 2013-14 NBA season saying the Los Angeles Lakers will finish 12th in the Western Conference, the massive sports network poured more fuel on the fire on Wednesday. Apparently, ESPN believes Kobe is now the 25th best player in the NBA. Obviously, there's a lot of questions marks heading into the upcoming regular season due to Kobe coming o ...

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NBA News: Carmelo Anthony Says He Wants To Become Free Agent

The summer of 2015 is going to be an interesting one for the Lakers. All of the moves they've made in the past two seasons have been to gear up for this coming summer with a slew of marquee free agents hitting the market. Among those is Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks All-Star small forward who is one of Kobe Bryant's closest friends in the league (close is loosely defined here), and whose wife is close with Br ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Opens Up About Reaction To 2004 Shaq Trade

When the feud between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal came to a head after the 2004 season, it became obvious that one of the two would have to leave. The Lakers sided with Bryant, and now have two more championships to show for it. That trade marked a turning point in the career of the young superstar as he was now the unquestioned leader of the team for the first time in his career. In a profile in the l ...

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Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Know When It Will Be Time To Retire

What Kobe Bryant was able to do last season as a 17-year veteran spoke volumes about his dedication to the game of basketball and how deeply he desires to be a perfectionist at his craft. The heroic performances, the competitive fire, and the ability for this 35-year-old superstar to bring it every night, all goes on to further illustrate the true essence of what makes Bryant one of the greatest to do it. F ...

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Kobe: “I Don’t Know How I’m Going To Come Back From This Injury”

When Kobe Bryant spoke to reporters after rupturing his Achilles, it was an image of Bryant all Lakers fans had never seen before. Through all the unreal performances in his 17 year career, he was finally human as his eyes were visibly red. In an interview with Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins, Bryant reveals more of his human side when discussing his comeback from this Achilles injury. Like everyone else, ...

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Lakers News: ESPN Ranks Kobe Bryant As 25th Best Player

NBA Rank is a part of the ESPN Forecast that the company has been conducting for the last few years. NBA Rank attempts to accurately rank every player in the NBA with it's panel of experts ranking players on a scale of 1-10. Last season, Kobe Bryant finished sixth in the NBA Rank, which was respectable considering that he was going into the year at 34-years-old and a lot of younger players have begun taking ...

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POLL: NBA Players Pick Jordan Or Kobe Over LeBron For Final Shot

ESPN surveyed 26 current NBA players and asked them some questions about LeBron James. The most interesting of the bunch was, if James, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan were on the floor at the same time, who would you want taking the last shot? 88 percent of the guys polled said that they'd have Jordan taking the last shot. The other 12 percent said Bryant. None of James' peers said that they would have him ...

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Lakers News: Dr. Judy Seto Discusses Traveling With Kobe In China

When Kobe Bryant tore his left Achilles tendon at the age of 34, most feared that he would never return the same. While it remains to be seen, there is great optimism and confidence that he will return better than ever with the guidance of Dr. Judy Seto. Dr. Judy Seto is the team's head physical therapist and has been instrumental in helping Bryant recover from a perceived devastating injury. She has seemin ...

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