The Lakers finished a wild week with a comeback win against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jodie Meeks set a career high with 42 points. The game was the most tweeted sporting event of the weekend as the Lakers were able to come back from 18 points down for the victory.
With the Lakers struggling this season, eyes have been looking toward the draft where the team is expected to have a top pick come June. Joel Embiid recently tweeted that he wants to live in Los Angeles, which added fuel to the speculation that Embiid would want to be drafted by the Lakers.
Rumors continue to swirl around Phil Jackson potentially joining the New York Knicks front office. The most recent update has Phil accepting the offer. Jackson recently said he does not see himself back with the Lakers, but has stated that he wants to return to basketball in some capacity.
Derek Fisher made his final return to Staples Center on Sunday and had some words to say about Kobe and whether he was his favorite teammate.
Lakers Nation News
Derek Fisher Says Kobe Bryant Is By Far His ‘Favorite Teammate’ – Lakers Examiner
Meeks Gets 42, Lakers Stun Thunder – ESPN
Jodie Meeks adopts Kobe’s No Excuses Mentality – Inside The Lakers
Lakers Week 20 Predictions – L.A. Times
Derek Fisher Optimistic Over Kobe’s Health – Daily News
Latest On Kobe’s Return, Jodie Meeks Career Day – Bleacher Report
Phil Jackson Likely Taking Knicks Job – ESPN
Rondo, Smith Want To Team Up – Basketball Insiders
Paul Pierce Without A Doubt Would Return To Celtics – Sheridan Hoops
Noah Doesn’t Like MVP Chants, Says Derrick Rose Is Bulls MVP – Bleacher Report
NBA D-League Expands To 18 Teams For ’14-15 Season – NBA.com
Derek Fisher’s Favorite Teammates, Where Does Kobe Bryant Rank?