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Silver Screen and Roll Jun 23, 2016

How to watch the 2016 NBA Draft: Channel, time, location, and more

The big day is here. The 2016 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, and here is a quick FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) guide to how all Lakers fans can stay connected on the biggest day of the team's offseason (so far). When is the draft? The draft will take place on June, 23rd and coverage will begin at 7 p.m. EST, 4 p.m. PST. What channel can I watch it on? You can watch on ESPN or Watch ESPN, with Lakers specific coverage on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet at 6 p.m. PST. Where is the draft taking place? The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. What picks do the Lakers have? The Lakers...
Silver Screen and Roll Jun 21, 2016

Lakers hire Gary Vitti's replacement

Who's tasked with filling some pretty enormous shoes? Sports in 2017 are going to be weird. Kobe Bryant will be retired. Vin Scully won't be calling Dodgers games. Gary Vitti won't be manning the sidelines for injured players. My brain can't process all this. We've known who'll be "replacing" (because no one honestly can) Scully and Bryant, but the Lakers had yet to hire someone to fill Vitti's shoes. Well, they found someone today and, as basically anyone who's paid attention to anything the Lakers have ever done, ever, could have predicted, they hired in-house. Per Mike Bresnahan, Marco...
Silver Screen and Roll Jun 20, 2016

Lakers news: Kyrie Irving credits 'Mamba Mentality' for the Cleveland Cavaliers' game seven win over the Golden State Warriors

One of the NBA's former greats inspired another. Kobe Bryant's effect on the NBA's current era was obvious while watching his 20th and final season this year. From city to city, player after player waxed poetic about how Bryant was one of their idols growing up or revealed what aspects of his game they tried to bring to their own. Following their improbable NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors, Kyrie Irving shared that Bryant's mental approach to basketball inspired him to help lead Cleveland Cavaliers to victory. "All I was thinking at the end of the game was Mamba Mentality,"...
Plain Dealer Jun 17, 2016

All-time NBA playoff scoring leaders: LeBron James passes Shaquille O'Neal; only Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant remain ahead

All-time NBA playoff scoring leaders: LeBron James passes Shaquille O'Neal to reach fourth place; only Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant remain ahead.
Silver Screen and Roll Jun 15, 2016

Paul George named his adorable puppy after Kobe Bryant

Awwwwwwwwwwwww...... After an illustrious 20-year career, Kobe Bryant's fingerprints are all over the basketball history books, but his five championships, countless scoring binges, unforgettable final game, and much more have left an indelible imprint on the culture surrounding the game as well. Since Bryant entered the league over 14,000 children have been named after him, according to the Vertical, with more than 4,300 children being named for him from 2000-2002 alone. Of course, children weren't the only things people were naming after Bryant. He has his own style of beef named for...
Posting and Toasting Jun 14, 2016

Ognjen Kuzmic will play for the Knicks in Summer League

You know you want some of this Ognjen! The New York Knicks' Summer League roster just got a whole lot harder to spell: Ognjen Kuzmic agreed to play for the New York Knicks at the Orlando Summer League, agent said. — David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 13, 2016 Ognjen! It helps to remember that old spelling rhyme from elementary school: "J before N, except after G." Kuzmic has a funny place in recent NBA history as a member of one of the strongest draft classes of all time. In 2012, the Warriors selected him with the No.52 pick, having already selected Harrison Barnes at No. 7, Festus Ezeli...
Plain Dealer Jun 10, 2016

Urban Meyer, Spike Lee among celebrities spotted courtside at NBA Finals Game 4

Check out the celebrities spotted courtside at The Q for Game 4 of the NBA finals.
Bright Side Of The Sun Jun 10, 2016

Jaylen Brown has workout with Lakers, could Brandon Ingram be around when Suns pick 4th?

Brown says when he's in the NBA he's going to get up and workout at 5:30 am like Kobe Bryant. Friday future lottery pick Jaylen Brown had the opportunity to work out for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Many have speculated that the Philadelphia 76ers will select Ben Simmons from LSU with the first pick in the NBA Draft, followed by the Lakers choosing Duke's Brandon Ingram with the second pick. Brown's name is a popular one to fall to the Suns in the four spot. Friday's workout of course sparked chatter to the contrary. After his workout, Brown addressed the media. NBA Draft prospect...
Silver Screen and Roll Jun 10, 2016

Jaylen Brown speaks about Lakers, Kobe

The lottery-quality prospect worked out and had some thoughts on staying in L.A. Brandon Ingram got his taste of the Los Angeles Laker spotlight Thursday and early Friday afternoon, it was Jaylen Brown's turn. Now, Brown obviously didn't inspire the same kind of hype Ingram might have, seeing as the latter is the consensus number-two pick, but Brown did take some time to talk to reporters and, as expected, said all the right things. Brown grew up in Georgia, but when asked about his favorite Lakers of all time, he didn't go with the popular "Kobe Bryant" answer many probably have lined up...

Kobe Bryant says he played every moment as if it was his last

The future Hall of Famer teared up during a heartfelt acceptance speech at Spike's "Guy's Choice Awards." Kobe Bryant's work ethic made him a legend even among the countless workaholics in the NBA. His endless footwork drills, countless practice jumpers, and conditioning were all part of the cocktail that brought the Los Angeles Lakers their last five championships and made Bryant the NBA's third all-time leading scorer. All of those accomplishments and more are why Kobe was named Spike TV's first ever Athlete of the Decade during their "Guy's Choice Awards," which were filmed this weekend...

Metta World Peace explains how he broke Michael Jordan's ribs during a pick-up game

Of course this is a thing that actually happened. Metta World Peace didn't get a lot of minutes during the 2015-16 season for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the veteran forward has been in his fair share of physical battles throughout his 16-year career in the NBA. From Kobe Bryant to Paul Pierce, he's had quite a few memorable instances where he's annoyed one of the NBA's premier wing scorers. World Peace's (then known as Ron Artest) most memorable on-court incident may have come outside the confines of an NBA game and involved a lot more than irritating the man known as the best player of...

Kobe Bryant won't play in Rio Olympics

The Mamba will not go to Rio with Team USA for one last basketball sendoff. In recent weeks many of the NBA's top players have dropped out of the Rio Olympics this summer in Brazil, leaving the door open for people to wonder if Kobe Bryant will join the USA Olympic team for one last sendoff in Rio. That door was slammed shut today when a source close to Kobe said he will not play in the Rio Olympics, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN (h/t Grant Goldberg of Lakers Outsiders). It would be gratifying for Kobe to finish off his basketball career winning an Olympic gold medal rather than a...

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant, Gary Vitti speak on NBA's injuries

If you've ever wondered about a seemingly rising number of injuries in the NBA, you're not alone. Kobe Bryant and Gary Vitti might both be out of the league, but that doesn't stop them from wondering about how to improve it. Injuries are always going to be a major storyline in professional sports, especially as athletes get stronger, faster and generally more explosive. We're pushing the human body to lengths it's rarely seen and, in doing so, are running the risk of maybe going further than we should. Bryant and Vitti played pretty major roles in an excellent column written by ESPN's...

Kobe Bryant says Luke Walton is one of the 'top two' coaches in the NBA

Los Angeles' new head coach has the whole roster (even players no longer on it) excited about his tenure. Jordan Clarkson literally ran circles around his house when he found out, and the rest of Los Angeles mostly did the same when Luke Walton was hired as the Lakers' next head coach. In a larger feature story on D'Angelo Russell's summer, the sophomore guard revealed that none other than Kobe Bryant left him just as excited for Walton's tenure. "I'm beyond happy," Russell told Broderick Turner of the L.A. Times of Walton's hiring. "I've heard so much about him. Kobe even said Luke is...

The Credits: "The Final[s] Countdown" - NBA Links

The Warriors stomped to a Game 1 win over the Cavaliers in a bid to repeat as NBA Champs. Game 2 is set for Sunday. Lakers News Checking on Coach Walton | Los Angeles Lakers Clarkson, Russell Aim for Strides Over Offseason | Los Angeles Lakers Clarkson, Russell Enjoying Trips to Asia | Los Angeles Lakers How did Kobe feel after his final game? - ESPN Video Kobe Bryant suits up in full 'Ghostbusters' gear Kobe Bryant: Kevin Durant should look at every opportunity in free agency - CBSSports.com ESPN Splash Brothers quiet but Golden State Warriors' bench roars in Game 1 - Golden...

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