Lakers Nation Week in Review: March 15 – March 22
The Los Angeles Lakers were the first team to be officially eliminated from playoff contention and the rest of the season is being played for pride and dignity. This season has been a turbulent one for the Lakers and the injury bug has never left Los Angeles.
The roster is filled with many one-year contracts and thus many of the players are “trying out” for a place with the team next year. Mitch Kupchak and his staff will have a lot of questions to answer over the summer and it starts with what do to with those currently wearing the purple and gold.
Lakers Nation News:
Kupchak compliments Mike D’Antoni on his coaching job.
Nick Young wants to avoid being the worst team in Lakers history.
Mark Cuban has some kind words for the late Jerry Buss.
Jeanie Buss asserts her authority in the Lakers franchise.
Kobe Bryant did not look thrilled in the team’s season photo.
D’Antoni said Robert Sacre is the hardest working player on the team.
Phil Jackson was willing to help out the Lakers.
Bryant said that President Obama could make the Lakers’ roster.
Kobe is not sure D’Antoni earned another season in Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant said he would be playing right now if the Lakers were in contention.
Jeanie Buss told reporters that the team will stay with the family.
Phil Jackson officially joined the New York Knicks as President.
TV ratings for Lakers games has decreased by 50% from last season.
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