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VIDEO: Carlos Boozer, Lakers ‘Have To Play Games Gritty To Win Them’

The Los Angeles Lakers finally snapped their preseason losing streak on Sunday night, overcoming a 22-point deficit to beat the Utah Jazz. Carlos Boozer was instrumental in the win, putting up 19 points and nine rebounds to go along with his impressive defensive effort that amounted to six steals. After the game, Boozer credited his teammates, especially Ronnie Price. "Ronnie's playing a lot of minutes righ ...

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Kobe Bryant Says Lakers Will Play ‘Smashmouth Basketball’

After three consecutive blowout losses in the preseason, the Los Angeles Lakers were finally able to bounce back on Sunday night with an impressive win over the visiting Utah Jazz. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- The first half was about as ugly as it gets for the Lakers with the squad only able to put up 38 points to Utah's 54. The team was out of sync and strugglin ...

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Lakers News: Byron Scott Applauds Julius Randle’s Effort

After dropping three preseason games in a row, the Los Angeles Lakers found a way to win Sunday night. The team rode an impressive second half effort to end up victorious, 98-91. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Several Lakers played well during the stretch including rookie Julius Randle. For his efforts, coach Byron Scott gave him high marks postgame, according to La ...

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Kobe To Julius Randle: ‘If You F*** This Up, You’re A Really Big Idiot’

Julius Randle has been a major talking point for the Los Angeles Lakers this preseason. Byron Scott has not minced words when it comes to the Lakers' prized rookie, and many of the veterans have taken to mentoring the young power forward. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Randle is very fortunate to have mentors like Kobe, Carlos Boozer and Byron Scott to learn from. B ...

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Lakers Preseason: Excellent Second-Half Sparks Comeback Win

The Lakers looked a lot more rested as they opened the fifth preseason game Sunday night against the Utah Jazz. The purple and gold lost their last meeting with the Jazz Thursday night by 33 with 5 key injuries proving to be a huge factor as the Lakers had no answer for their lack of penetration and three point shooting. All five injured players, Nash, Young, Lin, Clarkson, and Henry, also sat out Sunday ni ...

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Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Utah Jazz NBA Highlights

After facing each other Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz met again Sunday for a preseason bout. Another lackluster performance ended with Utah coming out victorious in the first meeting causing the team's record to fall to 1-3. Ryan Kelly was expected to make his return Sunday, but injured his other hamstring to keep him sidelined. Jeremy Lin sat out again as Byron Scott sent out Ronnie ...

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Lakers News: Jeremy Tyler To Be Waived; Set To Sign With Team In China

Before heading into Sunday's preseason game against the Utah Jazz, the news broke about Jeremy Tyler being the first of potentially many players to be waived by the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Tyler will be waived and then sign a deal with a team in China: Lakers will waive Jeremy Tyler so that he can sign a deal in China, league sources tell Yahoo. Tyler will not dr ...

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Lakers News: Ryan Kelly Ruled Out Against Jazz With Hamstring Injury

The injury problems for the Los Angeles Lakers continue to get worse and worse. Just when head coach Byron Scott expected to get Ryan Kelly back in the lineup on Sunday against the Utah Jazz, the second-year forward has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury, according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News: You can't make this up. Byron Scott said Ryan Kelly out tonight after injuring his right hamstr ...

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Bleed Purple And Gold Radio: (Pre) Seasons Greetings

Check Out Basketball Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Bleed Purple Gold Radio on BlogTalkRadio If you missed the latest edition of Bleed Purple and Gold Radio on Tuesday, here is what our host Corey Hansford discussed with Lakers Nation fans. Host Corey Hansford explored a number of different subjects with the live callers including the Lakers optimal starting lineup, whether or not the team can make a play ...

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Top Lakers Videos: Kobe Bryant Talks Business And Collateral Damage

Kobe Bryant stole the show in our Lakers Nation videos of the week. From talking about the business side of the NBA to challenging Steph Curry and reacting to Kevin Durant's injury to joking that ESPN is a "bunch of idiots" after being asked about them ranking him 40th. Plus, Jeremy Lin chats about why Steve Nash has always played the game of basketball the right way and Nick Young laughs about what the Lak ...

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