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Bright Side Of The Sun 17 hours ago

The Madhouse - Week of 10/12/15

It's two preseason games down, four to go before our Suns start playing games that will give us legitimate agita. So far it appears that the strength of this team might be their rotation of big men -- specifically Tyson Chandler, Alex Len, Markieff Morris and ... Jon Leuer? Insanity. Elsewhere across the basketball world, the Kobe Bryant and the Lakers looked right dominant ... Against Maccabi Haifa. In local sporting news, the Cardinals got back on track against the Detroit Lions, like teams have been doing for decades. (Are the Lions still bad? I don't follow the NFL much ... I assume the...
Silver Screen and Roll 17 hours ago

Southern California native Anthony Brown has the Lakers excited for his potential after his first start

How a meaningless preseason game can mean a whole lot to a local rookie making his first start in the purple and gold. LOS ANGELES -- Almost every kid growing up in Southern California dreams about it. Driving down Figueroa to get to Staples Center and finding a purple and gold jersey with your name on the back, walking out of the darkness into the showtime lights as Lawrence Tanter's booming voice lets the entire crowd know your name, all before Kobe Bryant daps you up at halfcourt. That dream came true on Sunday night when rookie small forward and Southern California native Anthony Brown...
Orange County Register Oct 12, 2015

Lakers noteboook: Roy Hibbert's versatility on display in Lakers' blowout win over Maccabi Haifa

LOS ANGELES – Grab your box score from the Lakers 126-85 win over Maccabi Haifa, and try not to faint as the numbers leap off the page. Kobe Bryant: 21 points, 6-of-10 on field goals, including 4-of-6 on 3-pointers. Julius Randle: 14 points, 9...
Silver Screen and Roll Oct 11, 2015

Rick Fox thinks Kobe Bryant might join the New York Knicks after the 2015-16 season

It still probably will not happen. Lately it seems like every person who has ever worked with Kobe Bryant has been asked or wanted to chime in with their opinion on his future, and whether or not he will retire. First there was Shaquille O'Neal saying he hoped that Bryant would not retire. More recently, New York Knicks president and former head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers during all five of Bryant's championships, Phil Jackson, tweaked Lakers fans and management by implying that while Bryant might be done playing with in the purple and gold after this season, he could still play...
Deseret Morning News Oct 10, 2015
Kobe Bryant lets Jazz guard Rodney Hood know about his 'impressive' resume during preseason game

Kobe Bryant lets Jazz guard Rodney Hood know about his 'impressive' resume during preseason game

During his 21-point outing in Tuesday’s preseason game, Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood got an earful from the Lakers...

Why D'Angelo Russell's absence is bad for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers

ONTARIO – Given the way injuries have plagued the Lakers the past few years, the Lakers hope this isn’t a matter they need to spend much time worrying about. But D’Angelo Russell’s bruised glute gives us a chance to examine the question: What...
Los Angeles Times Oct 9, 2015

Lakers' Julius Randle 'is getting a lot of things right'

Julius Randle protected and corralled the ball by dribbling behind his back, looked to his right and flipped a left-handed pass to Kobe Bryant, who swished a three-pointer. The inspired play Thursday iced Randle's second impressive exhibition game as he returns from a rookie season scrapped by...

Kobe Bryant does not want to be asked about his NBA Rank

The Mamba cares not for your silly questions and rankings. ESPN recently ranked Kobe Bryant 93rd overall among NBA players, and you knew the local media was going to ask the notoriously outspoken Los Angeles Lakers guard for his opinion on the matter. Last year, when ESPN ranked Bryant 40th overall, he called those doing the rankings "a bunch of idiots." Would he lash out as harshly at critics this year? No. When asked for his thoughts on his ranking, Bryant told Bill Oram of the Orange County register "I don't need to defend that. Nobody does really" and then when asked a follow up...

Lakers notebook: Kobe Bryant refuses to discuss altercation between former teammates

ONTARIO -- A Memphis Grizzlies forward allegedly got into a fight with the head coach of the New York Knicks and, of course, it involved the Los Angeles Lakers. But after the reported altercation between Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher, the player who...

Kobe Bryant scores 16 in Lakers third preseson loss

ONTARIO -- Kobe Bryant scored 16 points as the Lakers lost 105-97 to the Toronto Raptors at Citiizens Business Bank Arena. In their first game after speding nine days in Honolulu, the Lakers continued to show that they will be fun to watch, if not...

Lakers Highlights: Kobe Bryant looks spry, finishes through Kyle Lowry in transition

Who are you calling old? When people talk about the Los Angeles Lakers running more this season, most of the focus is on the young legs of Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, and D'Angelo Russell, but this time old-man Kobe Bryant got out and ran with the kids, finishing this feed from Clarkson over Kyle Lowry: That was nice.

Lakers Highlights: Julius Randle runs the break, finds Kobe Bryant for three, re-enacts Showtime

This team can run. Oh nothing. Just Julius Randle running a flawless break and finding Kobe Bryant for a three-pointer: Old man still has it.

Jordan Clarkson finds Julius Randle for layup

Two members of the Lakers' future teaming up Jordan Clarkson just hit Julius Randle with a pinpoint pass for an easy score: The Los Angeles Lakers future is bright if these two keep making plays.

Lakers Lounge Podcast: Kobe Bryant and Lakers nostalgia, what the youngsters have shown in preseason

We get nostalgic about Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, then look ahead to what the young talent has shown us in preseason. Basketball is back and the Lakers Lounge has been packed, but Grantland's Dave Schilling fought through the crowd to join the show for this weeks episode. We muse on Kobe Bryant, why where he's ranked doesn't really matter, and get nostalgic about the Lakers franchise. We also dig into what we've seen from Julius Randle and D'Angelo Russell in preseason so far. You can listen in the embedded player below, and subscribe to our channel iTunes to get our shows directly as...
CelticsBlog Oct 7, 2015

Los Angeles Lakers 2015-16 Preview

The Lakers reconstructed their entire roster this summer, but Kobe Bryant's health remains the biggest question mark on everybody's mind. After missing 123 games over the last two years, they need their leader on the floor. 2014-15 IN REVIEW 21-615th in Pacific Division14th in Western Conference The 2014-15 season was a tough one for the Lakers. In fact, their 21-61 record was the worst the franchise has seen since the 1957-58 Minneapolis Lakers were only able to win 19 games. After Kobe Bryant returned to the floor for 2013-14 after tearing his achilles, the hope was that "The Black Mamba"...

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