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LeBron James On Kobe Bryant: ‘It’s Great To Have Him Back’

Entering his 19th season in the NBA, there is uncertainty surrounding Kobe Bryant after two consecutive season-ending injuries. Despite averaging 15.3 points and 4.3 assists in four preseason games for the Los Angeles Lakers so far, Bryant was ranked the 40th best player by ESPN #NBARank. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- With 11 days before the start of the 2014-15 NB ...

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Lakers Practice Report: Ryan Kelly Could Return Sunday

Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Carlos Boozer were among the Lakers that sat out of Friday's practice to rest. After being without six players heading into Thursday night's double-digit loss to the Utah Jazz, it sounds like the Lakers will still be without a handful of players for their next preseason game. With the exception of Ryan Kelly who's been dealing with a hamstring strain, Byron Scott is not counting ...

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Byron Scott On 3-Pointers: ‘I Don’t Believe It Wins Championships’

A lot has been made of the Los Angeles Lakers straying away from shooting three-pointers in the preseason. Last season, the Lakers lived and died from beyond the arc under Mike D'Antoni, but new head coach Byron Scott believes that's not the way to go moving forward. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- After practice on Friday, Coach Scott talked to the media about the l ...

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Julius Randle Fine With Byron Scott Being Hard On Him

Head coach Byron Scott was not in a good mood after last night's preseason loss to the Utah Jazz, the third consecutive double-digit loss for the team. While he made note of a number of things he is looking for from the team, he also had some choice words for rookie Julius Randle. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Scott said that he believes Randle could have played ha ...

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Shaquille O’Neal Says Triangle Offense Needs ‘Two Superstars’ To Work

Phil Jackson couldn't resist the opportunity to become the president of the New York Knicks back in March. The legendary head coach was itching to get back to work in some capacity in the NBA and returned to where it all began in order to do so. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- As expected, Jackson brought in some familiar faces in New York hiring Derek Fisher as his ...

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Kobe Bryant On Steve Nash’s Health: ‘I’m Very Concerned’

Heading into the third preseason game for the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, Steve Nash was expected to miss the game after re-injuring himself carrying some bags on Wednesday. Right before game time, Nash surprising let the coaching staff know that he was going to go through warmups in an attempt to play against the Utah Jazz. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- ...

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Kobe Bryant Chalks Up Lakers Blowout Losses To Injuries, Youth

Three consecutive blowout losses, even in the preseason, is bound to make a mark on any team. For the Los Angeles Lakers, things have not been going the way it was intended when the season started. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Kobe Bryant, never one to hold back words, had a couple of reasons he believed the Lakers are struggling right now according to Lakers repo ...

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Lakers Post-Game, Byron Scott: ‘We Need More Than Kobe’ (VIDEO)

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott admitted his disappointment with his team in their 33-point loss to the Utah Jazz on Thursday night. After the game, Scott reiterated that "7-8 guys" who bring effort every night is all he needs, hinting that training camp cuts are likely approaching. Scott also discusses what he thought about Kobe Bryant's performance -- 27 points, four assists and five rebounds in ...

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Kobe On ESPN Ranking: ‘Always Known They Were A Bunch Of Idiots’

There are a number of questions surrounding Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers heading into this season. With Kobe coming off of two major injuries and entering his 19th season in the NBA, no one knows quite what to expect this year. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Because of that, the prognosticators haven't been particularly kind to Kobe, with the latest shot c ...

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Lakers News: Byron Scott Believes Julius Randle Could Play Harder

Following last year's disappointing 27-55 finish, the Los Angeles Lakers were granted the seventh pick and given the chance to rebuild with a promising young talent. The team ended up drafting Kentucky's Julius Randle with hopes he would help the team. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Four games into the preseason, Randle hasn't been producing what has been expected f ...

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