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Lakers Rumors: Kobe, Carmelo And Kevin Love Playing Pickup Game At UCLA?

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The rumors seems to be flying around nonstop at this point in terms of the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes with the Los Angeles Lakers at the center of it all.

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It was reported on Saturday that the Lakers were very much in contention to sign Carmelo. Now it appears that it may be down to two teams with the Knicks and Lakers neck-and-neck with ESPN’s Marc Stein reporting that there’s a rising sense New York and Los Angeles are the most likely destinations.

On Sunday, another interesting rumor started floating with Kobe Bryant, Kevin Love, and Carmelo all playing a pickup game at UCLA, according to Marcus Bass of HoopsHabit.com:

UCLA Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations, Josh Rebholz, confirmed that Kobe, Carmelo, and Love were at UCLA today:

Love was the one player everyone was talking about a few weeks ago with the consensus being that he’d be traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the near future. The Lakers were linked to Love numerous times over the last few years and some believe it might be a matter of time before he’ll be wearing purple and gold.

As for Kobe, the superstar hasn’t been seen playing competitively since he went down with a knee injury back in December. The five-time NBA champion has let it be known that he’s 100 percent and ready to get back to work, but the speculation is ongoing as to whether he’ll be the same player.

Kobe putting in some work with Carmelo and Love is great sign. One, Carmelo may be on the verge of signing with the Lakers. Two, Kobe feels ready to compete with the best of the best in the NBA. Three, Love might be getting a sense of what it might be like playing with the two superstars in Los Angeles.

Needless to say, things are looking up in Los Angeles with some potentially big news on the horizon.
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  • Bravo

    stop fucking with my emotions melo and choose a team man!!!

    • Andy

      Playing with the rumors, is like playing with my emotions Melo!

    • Justin

      Lets get this team for sure.

      PG Mario Chalmers
      SG Kobe Bryant
      SF Carmelo Anthony
      PF Julius Randle
      C Pau Gasol

      Yes Carmelo Anthony is coming guaranteed.Carmelo is ours.

      • globe_smart_sun

        No Chalmers please.

        • monmon

          Chalmers is actually the best PG for the job in this situation considering the team will be composed of 2 ball hogs.. It will be like Miami all over again with a deadlier shooting kinda lebron james, a taller injured D-Wade kinda player with a better shooting touch, a Chris bosh who can rebound better and a Good Center this time around.. But I don’t think Gasol will be there because if I am Minnesota if I am loosing a Kevin Love, I should have at least a Pau Gasol in return…

          • Thomas Klein

            Kevin Love comes next year, that’s THIS years team we just described. Why would we trade for him this year when we can get him next year as a free agent. Nash’s 10 million will be falling off the books so we will have over 16 mill available.

          • dubbinmusic

            They would most likely trade Pau Gasol and Julius Randle to Minnesota in order to acquire Kevin Love. At that point the Kobe, Carmelo and Love contracts would most likely consume the entirety of the cap…

          • jim2

            Your dreaming. Why would Gasol, a free agent go to the frozen rotunda? Gasol will chose his own team rather than sign and be traded by the disrespectful Lakers and their amateur management.

          • dubbinmusic

            That’s obviously after he re-signs this summer, and perhaps not until the midseason trade deadline or next summer’s free agency, rocket man! hence he would have no control over the situation…

          • Chrmngblly

            Tundra, you mean. Right? If we get Pau back, it will be at market rates, so I doubt we would trade him ever. He just outplayed his contract, that’s all.

          • Chrmngblly

            No need. I don’t think we need Love with Randle in the fold. We will see pretty soon, I think. If he develops like I think, no one in Lakerland will be worried about Love.

          • AntRodrigues

            Where are people going to get off the fact that Kobe is not a ball hog and has not been a ball hog for a few years now….

          • Guest

            When are people going to get off the fact that Kobe is a ball hog when he has not been for a few years now…..

          • Chrmngblly

            Not the last 2 years, anyway…:-)

          • AntRodrigues

            Kobe is no longer a ball hog… Has not been for a few years now…

      • laker4life

        Pg isiah thomas

        • Chrmngblly

          We can stand pat and have decent pgs, if those guys come. Also, somebody good will want to play with the Lakers for a dollar a year.

        • Jeff

          its either pau or thomas, who would you rather have?

          • Tune

            Pau, I’d rather we get Rio at PG since he has the experience and is exactly what we’d need. A guy that doesn’t really try to score, but will hit open 3s as well as play defense.

          • Jeff

            exactly. with kobe and carmelo you already have two guys who dominate the ball, no need for and scoring minded point guard

          • Chrmngblly

            Who is reo?

          • Tune

            Mario Chalmers, the PG for the Heat.

          • Chrmngblly

            Oh, hell no…

          • Tune

            Then good luck finding a PG that plays defense and can hit 3s who has experience being under the wings of star players.

          • Chrmngblly

            You mean like Nash?

          • Tune

            I hope that’s a joke. Nash is 40, doesn’t play defense, and can barely play. He’s not recovering from an injury like Kobe is. He has nerve damage, he’s done.

          • Chrmngblly

            I agree, but since we have to pay him, we might as well hope the two years he has spent resting will payoff…:-)

            The real point buried here is that we need a guard like Nash, not Westbrook. Westbrook would make us a different team. I don’t mind, but that’s not the path we are on. We are going for LBJ and Melo.

          • Tune

            What are you talking about? Never mentioned Westbrook. I said we need a defensive PG that can hit the 3 ball who can handle being a role player for a contending team.

          • Chrmngblly

            I mean a ball-hog gunner, like Westbrook. Sorry. I like Isaiah but I agree with you. I just don’t see Chalmers as “the one”.

          • Tune

            Who else is there? Not many players that fit that role.

          • Chrmngblly

            I hear where you are coming from. I hope Nash returns from the grave or Marshall grows his game up. I don’t have a solid answer.

          • Tune

            They’re the opposites of what we want. We need true PGs that can shoot 3s, but the most important thing is defense.

          • Chrmngblly

            You are right, in an ideal world.

            But Nash has been playing “team defense” and it worked for him his whole hall of fame career. Otherwise, you make Bazemore play the point. He fits those criteria.

          • Tune

            That means nothing since it’s about the situation, not your career. This team would definitely need to play team defense if we don’t get a player like DJ or Hibbert that can protect the rim like keeping Pau. Bazemore is better being our 6th man if we don’t bring back Young. He’s a solid role player, but there’s no room for him without overstocking the starting lineup. You need a bench when contending, remember that.

          • Chrmngblly

            I thought it was somewhat meaningful, especially since we agree on having a team defense as being essential. I think Mitch has already told the critical guys on the bench mob that they will be coming back and they are standing by. Young, X, Bazemore, Sacre, Hill and Kelly have not signed anywhere.

        • Lovinlakeshow

          Isiah Thomas has my vote!! He’s beast

          • Tune

            Except we don’t need what he has to offer. Above everything, I think I’d rather have Deandre Jordan somehow if Clippers try to ink LeBron or another big free agent. DJ/Randle/Melo/Kobe/Rio would be a strong contending team.

          • dubbinmusic

            Isaiah Thomas is an undersized scoring PG who shoots a low percentage. Probably the worst kind of PG a team could pair along side Kobe and Carmelo…

      • Thomas Klein

        Change Chalmers to Isaih Thomas and you’ve got something.

        • Tune

          Good luck having enough money

      • Dan

        Chalmers ? thats bullshit

        • Chrmngblly

          Yeah. Who the hell calls him “Rio”, as though he actually ever was somebody or did something? I rather use Bazemore and save our dough, if that’s all you want.

      • Bosz Conrhae Wafo

        Chalmers? we don’t think so his not fit in lakers ..

        Carmelo will not be the championship calliber. i guess

    • LakersHeatBeef

      NBC Los Angeles @NBCLA · 7m
      Carmelo Anthony is strongly considering a move to LA, according to reports. @MarioNBCLA has details now on NBC4

      • vdogg

        don’t screw with my emotions please. is this on the level?

    • LakersHeatBeef

      NBA Legion‏@MySportsLegion
      ESPN reports there is a “strong” possibility that LeBron and Melo join Kobe in LA.

      Tweet Of The Decade!

    • Chrmngblly

      I could play with your emotions all I wanted, if I was Melo or a pit-faced fat chick….:-)

      Me? I am used to suffering.

    • Arnie

      Arye Abraham @aryeabraham1 · 5m
      Pau Gasol is currently dining in Beverly Hills, awaiting Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony. #CountOnArye

    • Leon

      Mitch Kupchak
      The best NBA General Manager, ever. The Based God of NBA General Mangers and the orchestrator of highway robbery trades in favor of the Lakers.

      Mitch
      One of the coolest, if not the coolest human-created names to ever grace this planet. Almost every single person with this Godly-gift of a name has pure awesomness coursing through their blood.
      John: Did you see that guy Mitch?
      Bill: I sure as hell did, that guy is wicked awesome.

      Mitch
      Mitch Is A Name For Super Awesome People
      Dude 1 – Did You See That Guy
      Dude 2 – He Was So Mitch

    • SHANE

      THE LAKERS ARE THE FRONTRUNNER TO SIGN CARMELO ANTHONY!JUST BECAUSE THE SHITTY KNICKS CAN ADD A EXTRA YEAR DOESN’T MEAN SHIT BECAUSE CAMRMELO CAN GET PAID THE SAM FOR 4 YEARS AND I AM SURE MITCH KUPCHAK ALREADY TOLD CARMELO THAT HE WILL TAKE CARE OF HIM FINANCIALLY ONCE HIS CONTRACT IS EXPIRED IN 4 YEARS OR HE MIGHT JUST EXTEND HIM FOR HUGE MONEY LIKE HE DID WITH KOBE BRYANT.LAKERS PAY THEIR SUPERSTARS BIG MONEY AND THEY TAKE CARE OF THEM.SO THE LAKERS AND KNICKS BOTH CAN PAY HIM THE SAME AMOUNT FOR NOW AND THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE 5TH YEAR WELL I WOULD TAKE THE LAKERS DEAL IN A SECOND KNOWING THEY TAKE CARE OF THEIR PLAYERS FINANCIALLY.A 35 YEAR OLD CARMELO GETS EXTENDED BY MITCH FOR $48.5 MILLION DOLLARS FOR 2 EXTRA YEARS THAT’S THE LAKERS WAY OF DOING BUSINESS.TOP RATED FRANCHISE AND THE BEST IN THE WORLD.ALSO CARMELO GETS TO PLAY WITH KOBE BRYANT AND HE HAS HIS LEGS BACK LIKE HE WAS NEVER INJURED AND HE IS PLAYING AT A SUPERSTAR LEVEL AND CARMELO GETS TO PLAY WITH ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE BIG JULIUS RANDLE A DOUBLE DOUBLE MACHINE AND PAU GASOL WILL RE-SIGN FOR CAEMELO+KOBE.AND LA LA CAN COME AND GET SOME ACTING GIGS AND CARMELO CAN FINALLY WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE NBA.CARMELO TO THE LAKERS YES.GETS TO PICK HIS OWN COACH HERE THAT’S OUR GUY.

    • Ryry Miguel

      It surly won’t be Lakers, lmaoooo

  • mike Jones

    LETSSSS GOOOO

    • Norm

      Their is a big 3 possibly forming in Los Angeles with The Lakers.Just a quick thing The Timberwolves realize Kevin Love is leaving in free agency guaranteed and his preference is coming back home to Los Angeles to play for The Lakers and Timberwolves don’t want to lose Love for nothing so they are open to trading Kevin Love to The Lakers for a package of Julius Randle and Steve Nash along with Robert Sacre and the 2019 first round pick.The Lakers want to win now with a big 3 of either Kobe+Carmelo+Love or another big 3 involving Kobe+LeBron+Carmelo.Take care everyone.

      Have a great day,one love.

      • komaja

        The Lakers may have assets to get Kevin Love in a trade but do they have the best assets to land him compared to other teams? We as Lakers Fans need to be more realistic. Let’s just hope Kevin Love plays out the season in Minnesota and signs with us in 2015. The possibility of that happening is slim though as I see him getting traded to another team this season. Hope I’m wrong. It would be very difficult to land Kevin Love with Julius Randle and a future round pick as the only attractive pieces in a trade. Would Minnesota really be that stupid and would they really help the Lakers out like that? I really don’t think so. I also don’t understand why you would give up Julius Randle, a 19 year old who could become a great power forward in the NBA. So young and so much potential.

        • J Taylor

          Love makes the final decision based on where he will sign long term. If Love wants to go to LA, it will happen and Minnesota can trade to help him, or watch him walk in free agency.

          • komaja

            Yes I do know that. But the Lakers is not the only team Kevin Love is interested in playing for. That’s already known. Minnesota will look for a team Kevin Love is willing to sign long term and will look for a team that have the best assets for their organization going forward. Stop with this notion that the Lakers are the only organization in the NBA. I love my Lakers but sometimes the fans think we always get our way and that their are no other marquee teams out there.

      • Chrmngblly

        Not a chance. Why would we let ourselves be ripped off like that?

  • Lakers Realist

    Well if Melo actually does come to the Lakers, maybe he and Kobe are showing Kevin Love why he should stick it out in Minnesota for the rest of the year and then come sign with them next summer. Glad Kobe let his legs do the talking. Even if neither of them come, nobody can see he didn’t try to recruit.

    • Jim213

      This should motivate Randle even more given they both play the 4. We’ll see what Randle brings in a few days when the Sumner League in begins.

      • Jim213

        Looks to possibly be a false report. Good job… smh
        #psychward

      • Thomas Klein

        Melo plays the 3 spot, Pau would play the 5, Randle the 4, Kobe the 2, all we need is a starting point guard, Isaih Thomas is available, wants to play for the Lakers, and opted out of his contract.

        • Jim213

          Yes, Melo is a strong possibility but let’s not get desperate about matters. However, Isaiah won’t be enough if they happened to get deep in the playoffs. Thomas and Marshall (smh) managing the game, holding the ball, or playing during clutch moments is scary to imagine.

          I’d sign Jameer Nelson (cheap) to help the team if a time like that came given his playoff experience with the Magic.

          • nlruizjr

            nelson wasn’t impressive when he was in his prime, even less now !!!!

          • Jim213

            Didn’t say he’d be the future but better option than Thomas or Marshall. Rather have Nelson managing the game during crucial moments. At $2.5-$3 mil it’d be worth a shot to help address the needs at the 1 (temporarily).

          • Chrmngblly

            Let’s see how Nash plays. Nobody is considering the possibility of his rising from the grave again and becoming a contributor. I know I never did until I saw him playing soccer.
            Also, it would be a waste for us to get some sort of Westbrook-style gunner with Kobe, Melo, Pau and Randle on the floor. Dumb. Hell, Nash or Marshall for this year and see how Kane and Clarkson do.

          • nlruizjr

            I agree with you Jameer is better than Marshall but at this point of his career, I think that Thomas is better for the Lakers, because he is younger, he handles the ball better, he’s a better scorer inside the paint but whoever, the Lakers need to get the ball rolling otherwise when it comes time to sign up role players, they will be gone, have a great day.

      • Chrmngblly

        I think we need Randle’s game more than Love’s, if we have Pau at the 5. He gives us the toughness in the paint we have been lacking.

    • WAYNER

      Or how about this i can be wrong but sources say Chicago is interested in a sign in trade for Pau Gasol with the Lakers and also Steve Nash to unload his contract what if we sign n send Gasol and Nash to Chicago in a three team trade they send a couple draft picks and Carlos Boozer to Minnesota and send Kevin Love to LA.

      • rival

        Sounds good but chances are they ask for randle.

      • Lakers Realist

        If that is an option you have to take it. Randle would have to learn to play the 5 though because I can’t see Love doing it. Team would have to rely on outscoring opponents every game, which as we’ve recently seen isn’t always the best strategy.

        • We Need a Bench

          Why not just say “do you think this scenario would work guys?” Because there are no sources that say any of what you just quoted and I think you know that you made all that up lol.

          • We Need a Bench

            Sorry, for Wayner.

      • dubbinmusic

        The sources in your head, Wayner?

    • Jeff

      if he doesnt agree to sign with the timberwolves it doesn’t matter if he’d rather stay pat or not, they’ll trade him anyways.

      • lotecq

        Maybe not. Because Love would have to agree to sign an extension with the new team. Who would clear the cap space just to rent him for one year?

  • LakerJ

    Now that’s a “big three” I’d love to see in purple and gold. Best news is that Kobe looks like he “bought some new legs”.

    • blacboy

      Wut bout da bench tho

      • cj

        when u have a super team the vets come runing to play for vets min deals

  • LakerSpartan117

    The next Big 3 perhaps???? MAKE IT HAPPEN MITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • comrade24

      This big 3 is waaaaaay better than Miamis. Go ahead and resign in Miami, Lebron. We’ll see you in June

    • Jeff

      But how? We have Kobe and if Carmelo signs then how do we fit Love financially? And as much as Kevin Love might like the thought of playing for the lakers, he would also be happy in other big markets that have a competing team.

      Now if you want to put on your thinking cap, ponder this. Would you rather have Melo or Love? assuming Love hits the free agent market next year, the knicks could very well be in a position to grab him. Phil would love to have him for the triangle and he could be the first major building block for them. If they sign melo then they have no shot at Love and the lakers would be one of the big market teams able to pay for Love’s services.

      As much as we are giddy about Melo or signing a bunch of other free agents this year, we should think long and hard and not be impatient because bigger fish will be out there soon.

      • Tune

        In the long run, if we could grab Rondo and Love, we’d be in a great place. My thing with taking Melo now is it makes us competitively instantly with chance to run for a title while Kobe is on his last legs. I’d take the risk if it meant giving Kobe another title since let’s be honest. Winning a title with Kobe will be bigger than winning 1 in a few years. It would tie him with Jordan and give him a good send off. With his contract gone we can focus on rebuilding with Randle and a PG with an aging Melo being a great spot up and iso shooter as his contract ends. After that we can set our sights on contending again as Randle and another PG are developed.

        • Jeff

          this is conclusion I have come to as well. If Kobe was not on the team I’d definitely say lets just wait for guys like Love, Durant, Davis. But since we have Kobe for two more years might as well put all the eggs in the basket now. Its not like we have picks if we tank another season. Who knows, maybe a core of pau kobe melo randle can create some magic.

          • Tune

            My big thing is, who would we be waiting for otherwise? I’m not that big on K Love honestly since we already have Randle who can turn out to be a great player while being cheap for now. There are no top tier PGs out there that would leave their team/can leave their team outside of Rondo, but he’s aging so not exactly what we should be looking for in the long run. We need to develop or wait for the next all star PG to come in my opinion. It’s becoming a guard driven league instead of a big man’s game.

      • Edwin Stanley

        If they sign Melo, and trade for love he fits because they obtain his bird rights, which allows them to absorb his salary and go over the cap if they have to.

  • jevarious anderson

    This been a crazy 24 hours

  • Kobe24

    Kobe and Melo playing ball together is a GREAT sign that Melo will indeed sign with the Lakers bc what player plays ball with another player the day before he makes his decision if he doesn’t believe he’ll team up with him? Melo and Kobe are best buds and as a Lakers fan, I’m extremely optimistic that Melo will sign with the best organization of all the time! #Melo2LA

    • cj

      its also a great sign that kobb looked great

  • Abdul

    Where are the Lakers gonna get the money to pay Kevin love next season if they can potentially have a big 3 of kobe, melo, and pau this year???

    • Lakers#3

      They either trade Bash or he reties. That releases 9 mil of cap space

      • Badazztj12

        That’s going to the bench if Melo signs

        • LakerSpartan117

          Not necessarily.. If they agree to hold out one year with nash still on the roster, fill it out with one year contracts, then when he’s gone next year sign Love.

          • Badazztj12

            If Melo wants to hold he would just go the Knicks where A’maire and Barn contracts end next year

          • LakerSpartan117

            Damn seems like I got someone following me. I don’t play that gay shit. Thought we already settled this yesterday? Fuck off.

          • Badazztj12

            Bitch you replying to dumbass

      • Frnk Sinatra

        Nash’s contract won’t be on next season when Love becomes a FA so it could work

        • comrade24

          Possible they work a trade with Gasol (or others on the roster at the time) at the deadline this season

    • cj

      the lakers could sign melo to a max deal and cap them selfs out then resign pau with mid lvl.

      go into the season with nash, kobe, melo, randel, pau

      at the trade deadline trade nash, scare, and randel, the 2019 first rounder, and multiple second rounders for k love. the only way this trade workes is if randel proves to be a good player and love makes it known he wants to be a laker.

  • Kobe Will Get 6

    Jordan Farmar just signed with the Clippers..

    • Lucas Torres

      So sad for that news. Farmar is great for the bench.

      • ag

        Yes very sad. Lakers should have found a way to keep a guy who sacrificed money and wore his purple and gold heart on his sleeve.

        • keenanjen

          If I remember correctly we were Farmers only team last year. He was playing over seas and the Lakers took a chance and brought him back

        • Chrmngblly

          Bazemore will take his minutes—or the new guy…somebody. NP.

    • DKWTTY

      Fuck that guy. After all that he loves the Lakers talk and he goes and signs with the CLIPPERS?

      • Kobe Will Get 6

        These hoes ain’t loyal

        • DKWTTY

          Amen!

        • LakersOverEverything

          Lmao nice!

      • Badazztj12

        His family does live in LA. He must had thought since we giving Melo this big contract, there coudnt be enough money for them. Some people family come first before basketball. He already has two rings

        • DKWTTY

          I don’t care and he only signed for $2 million a season? No loyalty at all. The Lakers are in LA too and would have easily paid him that. What an asshole. Lakers fans are blowing up all his social media accounts.

          • nash gots to go

            Lakers spent all that money to buy off his fucking Turkey contract too.

          • DKWTTY

            Smh. I’m serious like, fuck him. Now that he’s gone Nick is going to leave too but at least Nick didn’t screw the Lakers in the process.

          • Chrmngblly

            Nick is coming back. Quit panicking. Calm down.

      • Jeff

        oh shut up dude. you act like the clippers are the celtics or something. Farmar most likely would prefer the lakers, but his best chance of sticking in the place he loves in LA was with the clippers. Lakers didnt show too much interest in signing him right now considering they already have 2 pgs on the books and blake out there as well. He can’t sit and wait to see if the lakers want him or not.

        • DKWTTY

          Fuck outta here. That doesn’t even make sense. I don’t give a shit about the Celtics, they suck. The Clippers are actually good and their mindless fans are going around talking about they run and LA and you don’t care that Farmar signed with them? The Lakers called his agent. They were interested. Move along.

      • AntRodrigues

        What do you expect Farmar to do? Where does Farmar fit if Thomas Jr. comes on board? There is also Nash and Clarkson…. Farmar is odd man out…

        • DKWTTY

          Thomas hasn’t signed anything with the Lakers…yet. Nash is done. Farmars the enemy now so he’s dead to me.

          • LakersOverEverything

            That’s real. Anyone who disagrees can fuck off

        • Chrmngblly

          Odd man? He is trailing the pack badly.

  • Clarkkent113

    Melo plz!

  • Badazztj12

    Recruiting at its finest. Kobe is the man with the plan lol

  • WAYNER

    3 Rs if Melo resigns with the Knicks
    Risk, Regret, Ruined

  • Ryan LeBraun

    How about Julius Randle, Steve Nash’s expiring contract, and a 2025 1st round pick, for Kevin Love? I think I’d do it.

    • Clarkkent113

      I want to see our rookie grow into a Laker legend. We can just wait until Love hits free agency next year and then put him at center – yes he’ll be very undersized.

      • Jeff

        who says he will be a free agent? when he gets traded it will be to a team he is willing to sign an extension with and will most likely be competitive.

        if you can trade randle and a pick for a bonafide star just entering his prime, you do it. you don’t risk the wait

        • cj

          he wont sign an extension. he would make less money doing that.

      • VillainKing

        Agree of you Julius Randle is the future superstar of the L.A. Lakers..He will be a Lakers forever!!

        • Chrmngblly

          Yeah, listen to VanillaKling! :-)

          • VillainKing

            Yeah, listen to Chrmngay! :-)

          • Chrmngblly

            I try to be civil towards you and turn into a magpie. What is with that? It makes you look not-too-smart.

          • VillainKing

            Your the one look not too smart Chrmngay!!

    • Zimmeredge

      Get your fucking hands out of randle the kid is staying. Do you remember How old we were when Nash, dwight, Kobe, metta played together jamison as our sixth print that into your head….. Randle is staying. He is young and the fo took because he can develop a lot and he can contribute asap

  • nash gots to go

    I guess this is a way for Kobe to recruit Carmelo.

    I bet he beat him one on one.

    Actions speak louder than words.

    Kobe, the Closer, on the court and off the court.

  • Al Haldie

    Its a RUMOR – lakers Nation – starts all this crap….

    • Jaydawg

      dude, I go to UCLA and they were all there. everyone was trying to take selfies with them. def. not a rumor. BBall players are always there bc of the gym and the legendary status UCLA has. #notcrap

      • Badazztj12

        Should have asked Melo who he chose lol

      • Cees & Bees

        Everyone had a phone and no pictures??

        • cj

          there are pick but the media was not allowed in. ucla is big on no media in their gym

  • DKWTTY

    OMG please stop toying with us fans. I can’t take this anymore!!

    • Chrmngblly

      You must be on the rag…..

      • DKWTTY

        I’m not actually but thanks for your concern of my reproductive organs and their functioning.

        • Chrmngblly

          Wow. I threw that out to you like red meat to a blind hungry dog and you resisted taking the bait. Kudos. As far as your reproductive organs goes, you should just stop abusing yourself as much as you do and you will be ok. Me2.

          • DKWTTY

            I don’t know why you have such a low opinion of me. It’s really a shame, says a lot more about you than me. I’m actually a very nice person.

          • Chrmngblly

            I always pull my punches with you because of what a nice guy I am. I even offered Kudos to you. FYI: That’s good thing. I did think you were meaner with some of these chuckleheads than you needed to be for a person of your intelligence and wit.

            VanillaKling is the guy I am starting to pity; he doesn’t seem to have any wit at all.

          • DKWTTY

            I know but you assumed I would go off on you. Let’s be real though, we both know that “kudos” wasn’t sincere. Yes I was but they need a good dragging every once in awhile. They need to step their debate game up if they want to represent as Lakers fans.

            Who is that? Do I need to get him together real quick too?

          • Chrmngblly

            No. That was sincere Kudos…:-) Really.

            If you can deal with the mindlessness, be my guest with VanillaKling. I don’t know why the biggest idiots want to have the most ferocious sounding names. What is that about? If you show him for the fool he is he just turns into a magpie.

            You and I clashed in the beginning but I like you for you..:-) I think you know that.

  • TheFreakyRobber

    Lemme guess LeBron was in the building too.

  • TheFreakyRobber

    Sign & trade Gasol & nash…..hell if u can get Love for Melo to come, throw in Randle too.

    • Clarkkent113

      Leave Randle out of this. He stays.

    • Peter Griffin

      Gasol has to agree to go to Minnesota. You can’t just send him there. Lol. He is a Free agent. Only if a third team gets involved to go where he wants too.

    • Keep randle in LA

      Do you really want to give our 7 pick, remember Charlotte still regretting 18 years later trading a 5 times champion and future hall of famer. We don’t want to make that mistake without seing him play.

  • GOD Chri$$$ #Depressed

    Big 3?

    • Zimmeredge

      Who’s gonna play défense? Is this a shooting exhibition?

      • J Taylor

        Would it matter? With Pau and Love the Lakers would win in the rebound department. And with all of the top-4 they would certainly win in the scoring department.

        • Chrmngblly

          We are not getting Love right now, snap out of it! Aren’t LBJ and Melo enough? Why do we need Love for anyway? What position would he play? Not forward.

          • cj

            at this point i would take love over james

          • Chrmngblly

            Oh Never! Besides, we already have Randle. Where would Love play? I say we get Kelly and Sacre to go to Kareem’s Center school over the summer, as it is.

        • Zimmeredge

          You dont add up their numbers. Their numbers will drop eventually because they together so they will have to sacrifice their game.
          No gasol it can only work with a defensive minded center.
          I dont see love in la if melo comes in. It’s just not possible.

      • Chrmngblly

        Mostly a shooting exhibition? Yes, I’d say. But those guys can play fair D anytime they want.

  • cmilli21

    My heart can’t take all this lol

  • BULL

    i know all my lakers fam want this big 3 .. but i honestly think its a lil too much.. mark my words .. Randal will be a beast and a bully inside.. Gasol always played good along a big pg.. i would love to see these 3 players together but i feel some type of way about Randal.. i think he is really going to contribute bigg.. like a better Hill

    • vdogg

      agreed. i’m excited to see what he can do. i think he’s gonna be great.

      • OG RiceBone

        cant wait til friday.. first summer league game. get to see him in action in purple and gold

  • GOD Chri$$$ #Depressed

    make up your mind! it’s not even a hard decision. Play with the bums in ny or come and play with melo and gasol and win now.

  • steelant

    foreal i like the clippers but i want to see melo and kobe with randle and gasol and isaiah thomas. they would be better than okc.

    • OG RiceBone

      So you hopped on that Bandwagon… I doubt you were a Clippers fan before Paul, Griffin, Crawford, and Jordan ERA

  • IbanezBroz

    “Bye-Bye Phil, James Dolan is all yours” ~ Sincerely Carmelo

  • Javale mcgeeeee!

    If true, I’d be shocked if he doesn’t sign right?

  • dayton

    Melo just needed to see if Kobe still has it. He will make decision late tonight or early Monday. Melo to sign with lakers. As for love he will come soon after via trade. Kobe recruited melo. Melo recruited love. Next 12-24 hrs will b good LA!!!!

    • mr.universe venice

      I also see it’s more Kobe wanting to prove to Melo he’s still got it. Never seen Kobe this aggressive recruiting someone, he must believe strongly Melo can help him get his 6th ring. Either way it’s a positive sign.

      • Chrmngblly

        If he really shot hoops with Melo, then it’s the real deal. LBJ probably said to get Melo and he would think about it. Shit.

  • GOD Chri$$$ #Depressed

    MAKE A DECISION.

  • GOD Chri$$$ #Depressed
  • comrade24

    This report could be HUGE. Especially love the “Kobe looking like he bought new legs”. Kobe, Melo, and Klove together in the distant future? Wow, now that’s California Dreamin’

    • Zimmeredge

      Dreaming of what? Defense? Hahaha enought with love melo or love not both they are almost the same players. And if getting love impolies trade randle screw them all dont touch our little big baby. Randle

      • comrade24

        Yeah I can see it being one or the other and no way in hell should they trade Randle! I’m wondering about a sign and trade with pau and Hibbert. Not sure what hibberts contract looks like (I think around 15 mil) but that would give us the defense and rim protection we need and the offense they need

  • taviyoung

    I’m about 99.9% sure Melo will choose the Lakers tomorrow.

    • GOD Chri$$$ #Depressed
      • taviyoung

        hell yeah

      • Joe Russo

        Juel Deity ?

    • BULL

      i think he will ..

      • taviyoung

        no doubt in my mind

  • BULL

    the league is at a stand still at the moment.. teams are waiting basically for Melo answer.. soon he gives it .. things will pick back up .. its tommorrow so we can wait.. i wanted Farmar back but he is no where near as important as Melo.. he can go as well.. every one on the team can go.. if im Mitch my only concern is Young.. we need some type of contribution from the bench and Young would be more than enough

    • nash gots to go

      Lakers bought out his contract in Turkey with cash and the fucker backstabs the Lakers and signs with the Clippers. Fuck Farmer.

      • BULL

        hahahaha i understand your frustration but that man want to stay and play league ball in LA ..he gets to do that with 2mill in his pocket.. you dont think Lakers are his number one choice.. he jus cant wait around .. that offer might not be there after Melo decison

        • Badazztj12

          Exactly

    • Lucas

      Hill is an important piece as well.

      • Badazztj12

        We can get Hill easy because he has birdrights on his contract

        • cj

          no we cant. if we sign melo it would require us to waive all bird rights. now who does not not how the cap works

  • steelant

    i think if lakers get melo that means pau gasol re signs how do they get kevin love next year.

    • nash gots to go

      Randle will be packaged with Nash for Love. However, Randle has to play well enough for Minny to take him at trade deadline.

      • J Taylor

        Why does the trade package have to include Randle?
        Nash + 3 Veteran minimum contracts seal the deal….
        And, if Love were to come to LA using Nash, I’d assume a multi-team deal were in the mix.

        • cj

          that could work but im shur randle would have to be in the deal. but any time yhou have a chance to have a top 3 sg, sf, pf, and c u take it

  • GOD Chri$$$ #Depressed
  • KB8

    I can’t wait for the Imperial March to blast through the Staples Center as they’re introducing the Lakers and Kobe steps onto the court with Carmelo. Empire striking back with full force.

  • Countin’AllDay

    NEED footage of this!!! #nevergonnagetit

    • cj

      ucla keeps the media out of its gym thats y so many stars go there to play

  • taviyoung

    Lakers will get Melo tonight or tomorrow, re-sign Gasol, and pick up D.J. Augustin to round out the starting lineup.

    Gasol
    Randle
    Melo
    Kobe
    Augustin

    • VillainKing

      Very good starting five but I rather have Deandre Kane as the starting PG for the Lakers this coming season..

    • Eric Cartman

      I honestly feel that we should try Jordan Clarkson at starting pg. Or at least a lot of minutes off the bench.

    • Chris

      Call me crazy but I actually think Kendall Marshall was a bright spot so was Henry

  • nash gots to go

    Farmer: “The situation is great for me. I’m still in L.A., representing Los Angeles and playing in front of my friends and family.”

    Representing Los Angeles? Get the fuck out of here.

    • taviyoung

      Hate to see him go though.

    • GOD Chri$$$ #Depressed
      • DOC4DaLakeshow

        He has always been a dickhead so let him go sit behind cliff paul!!

    • DOC4DaLakeshow

      He jumped ship before so whatever

    • DKWTTY

      He mad cause the Lakers are waiting on Melo and talking about we don’t even have a coach like his bitchass contributed anything. He’s not A list player. Delusional fuck thinks the Lakers are supposed to make him a priority.

  • taviyoung

    They saying Kobe looked like old Kobe out there today, and we about to get Melo on top of that… WATCH OUT!!!

    • Badazztj12

      hmm…

  • nash gots to go

    If Randle plays well early, I see him gone by trade deadline.

    Lakers need to trade for Love to get his Bird Rights because once they get Melo, they will have no cap space to sign him next summer.

    Randle + Nash for Love. It works in salaries.

    • taviyoung

      As much as I love Randle’s game I would do that in a heartbeat

    • Badazztj12

      If he is playing well why trade him. We know Kobe and Melo both shooters. Randle is a rebounding beast. Dude can average 15 reb a game in his rookie season

      • taviyoung

        I agree

      • VillainKing

        Agree of you Badazz, Julius Randle will play very good for the Lakers..his killer instinct is better than Melo and Love..Mark my words he is he L.A. Lakers next NBA superstar..

      • BULL

        why? that wouldnt be so smart.. Randal younger and his motor goeesssss .. lets see what happens

        • Badazztj12

          I didnt want him traded anyway

    • Zimmeredge

      Randle will eat Kevin love morning noon and night pretty soon.

    • J Taylor

      Why not work the phones and keep randle?
      There is no way Minnesota is trading Love for Randle….

      • cj

        not alone no but he may have to be part of any deal for love

  • taviyoung

    WHEN we get Melo what type of point guard do you guys think we should go after(that we can afford). I said maybe a guy like D.J. Augustin, because with Kobe and Melo drawing so much attention we’re gonna need a point guard who can spot up and hit the three and stretch the floor.

    • Badazztj12

      Sessions or Chalmers but Sessions can slash and pass to

    • steelant

      get isaiah thomas he has a nice 3 ball but bad defense.

      • steelant

        but is anybody going to sign mario chalmers or what he has 2 rings.

      • DOC4DaLakeshow

        Hes a scorer off the bench

    • Zimmeredge

      We need a good defender who can shoot from the perimeter. Because we will put the ball in the post so inside outside requieres a lot of shooters. Just like ariza an dfish were during 09. Jerryd bayless, steve Blake, isaiah Thomas. Dick about sessions’ 3pter

      • taviyoung

        I agree

    • J Taylor

      If we could convince Stephenson to take a $5M per year contract things would be very good.
      (Between Stephenson, Marshall, Kobe, and Clarkson, we’d be fine at ball handling AND we could secure Stephenson as a Laker and watch him turn into another James Harden.)

  • komaja

    Lakers roster prediction for the 2014-2015 NBA Season (No crazy, loony, over the top prediction here unlike some of the things I’m reading. SMH.):

    If Carmelo signs:
    Starters:
    PG Isaiah Thomas or Steve Nash (Depends if we get Isaiah Thomas)
    SG Kobe Bryant
    SF Carmelo Anthony
    PF Julius Randle
    C Pau Gasol

    Bench:
    PG/SG Jordan Clarkson
    PG Steve Nash
    PG Kendall Marshall or DeAndre Kane *OR* SG/SF Xavier Henry
    SF Nick Young
    PF Jordan Hill (This is a hard one cuz we might not be able to afford him with this roster)
    PF/C Robert Sacre
    SF/PF Ryan Kelly

    The last 3 which will make the roster a total of 15 doesn’t really matter because they’ll either be sitting on the bench or playing in the D-League.
    ———————————————————————————————–
    If Carmelo does not sign (Don’t get mad because this will definitely be a hard roster to look at. You have to consider the most realistic possibilities and honestly, this is close to keeping it realistic. We’ll be a playoff team though but not a championship one):
    Starters:

    PG Isaiah Thomas (Easier to get him if we don’t sign Carmelo due to financial/salary cap reasons. If the Kings match or another team gets him, put Steve Nash here or Kendall Marshall or Jordan Clarkson.)
    SG Kobe Bryant
    SF Trevor Ariza or Nick Young
    PF Julius Randle
    C Robert Sacre or Emeka Okafor or Nazr Mohammed or Andris Biedrins

    Bench:
    PG Steve Nash
    PG/SG Jordan Clarkson
    SF Caron Butler
    SG/SF Xavier Henry
    PF Jordan Hill
    SF/PF Ryan Kelly
    PF/C Robert Sacre

    • DOC4DaLakeshow

      I really like isiah thomas and clarkson as point guards…maybe get a legit big to take the pressure off pau

    • VillainKing

      Kendall Marshall what the fuck!!Deandre Kane and Jordan Clarkson are both much more better PG than him..

      • Zimmeredge

        Marshall is the perfect for our bench. He will have to limit Nick young’s solo and give all the guys a basket.

        • VillainKing

          Marshall is not a very good PG he can only pass, he cannot score, he cannot play defense…NOOOOOO

          • Zimmeredge

            For our bench!!!! You need someone who can pass. You dont need a hero baller at guard if you have Nick young. Marshall make the second unit play. It can’t only be nick’s show.

          • VillainKing

            Jordan Clarkson can do that..so no worries..and he had a better defense than Marshall!!

      • komaja

        Oh really? Kendall Marshall has already played in the NBA and has the experience in that level while Jordan Clarkson and DeAndre Kane has only played at the college level. I’m not saying Clarkson and Kane wouldn’t be better eventually but I give credit to the more experienced player. Stop thinking with your heart and start thinking with your brain. The coach would prefer someone with experience while the young players develop. That’s just how it is.

        • VillainKing

          Played in the NBA but not develop at all..only things he can do is his passing, offense and defense are so fuck up on him…

      • komaja

        Also, did you see me leave out DeAndre Kane or Jordan Clarkson at all? C’mon man.

        • VillainKing

          Lets see man who is better Deandre Kane or Kendall Marshall..FUCK KENDALL MARSHALL DON’T KNOW HOW TO PLAY DEFENSE!!!!!!!!!

  • TheTruthKills

    Good to hear that there’s an eye witness to confirm Kobe’s health. I was growing tired of the speculation.

    • DOC4DaLakeshow

      He has been just put aside because of the labron hype….if he can get the pieces to contend…look out!!!

  • julian

    @Chris_Loves_LA: RT @Talk_NBA_ Carmelo Anthony has ELIMINATED the Bulls as an option. He will either stay in New York or sign Los Angeles (Chicago Tribune)

    • DOC4DaLakeshow

      Hope he isnt using la as leverage over phil

    • nash gots to go

      OH, here it comes….

      Kobe closed it with his one on one vs. Melo today at UCLA.

  • Jay Papi Chambers

    the elite three

  • julian

    As a Laker fan if Melo signs i hope he takes a paycut so we can get plays like I. Thomas, Bazemore back, Delfino etc. My prediction for the lineup next season would be:

    Thomas/Clarkson/Nash
    Kobe/Swaggy/Kane
    Melo/Xavier/Bazemore
    Randle/Kelly/Hill
    Gasol/Hill/Sacre

    • BULL

      hahah nice try .. not happening.. hes taking all that 90 plus mill

    • DKWTTY

      Nick is leaving.

      • BULL

        I MEAN HES ALREADY LONG GONE LOL UNLESS HES CHASING THAT RING AND WILL TAKE A PAY CUT.. MAJOR CUT

        • Zimmeredge

          Bi annual seems legit if he want a ring.

      • J Taylor

        Why does he have to leave? We have his bird rights and he’s only a $1M cap hold at the moment….

        • DKWTTY

          He wants a lot of money. I don’t think Nick qualifies for bird rights as you have to play for three seasons without switching teams as a free agent.

  • Roy Nakamura

    be patient guys only one sleep away…melo #7 is a laker!

    • BULL

      PATIENCESSSS PLEASEEEE

  • TheKnickWay

    Sam Amick ‏@sam_amick 7s
    The Kobe-Carmelo Anthony-Kevin Love pickup game tweets that went viral from UCLA reps were non-eyewitness accounts, I’m told. 3rd hand.

  • nash gots to go

    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA · 5s
    Carmelo is expected to sign with the LA Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo.

    • Badazztj12

      great news

    • Turtle

      woj never tweeted that bro

    • BULL

      nah brah.. no tweets from him.. calmete homie.. relax and chill .. if it happens great .. if it doesn’t great .. lol but lets wait .. this is what pisses me off.. and this is not for you nash gots to go , but these media mothfukas that down us on Sports center these past couple weeks.. saying there is 0 chance no one will go to the Lakers .. if Melo sign with us tomorrow that is the biggest spit we can possible do to these doubters.. i mean were truly being disrespected to the point where i just turn off sports center and nba channel.. like we aren’t the Lakers and not going too bounce back.. hate some of these reporters.. especially David Aldridge.. his punk ass was downing us two days ago on nba channel.. wonder what the fuk hes saying now .. BITCHESSSSS

      • Brandon A. Benitez

        I hate every NBA analyst on sportscenter and nba game time. Can’t stand any of those fools

        • BULL

          man but watch them when or if Melo signs.. smh they going to act like they knew it all along..

          • LakersOverEverything

            Right. They’re sickening at times

    • Zimmeredge

      There is fake a count on twitter with wojna

  • TJ

    Is there video of this?

    • nash gots to go

      well reports now saying it’s false.

    • TheKnickWay

      Sam Amick ‏@sam_amick 7s
      The Kobe-Carmelo Anthony-Kevin Love pickup game tweets that went viral from UCLA reps were non-eyewitness accounts, I’m told. 3rd hand.

      Sam Amick ‏@sam_amick 5s
      A UCLA official confirms only that Kobe was there today, and that Carmelo worked out there last week. Nothing more.

  • ranfan

    stop bullshitting. these 3 of all people playing and no video feed? bs

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