4:55 AM EDT, Tue June 27, 2017
Golden State Of Mind 4 hours ago
Draymond Green and Bob Myers big winners at 2017 NBA Awards

Draymond Green and Bob Myers big winners at 2017 NBA Awards

The Warriors racked up five wins in tonight’s NBA Awards, meanwhile Russell Westbrook finally put the MVP debate to bed. The first annual NBA Awards were held Monday night. The Warriors were up for several categories and won almost all of them, aside from Andre Iguodala losing Sixth Man of the Year to Eric Gordon (HOU) by three votes. Winners: Draymond Green won Defensive Player of the Year! .@MoneyGreen23 accepts the 2016-17 KIA NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/bK2wd1HfWE— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 27, 2017 Defensive Player of the Year...
Silver Screen and Roll 6 hours ago
Watch: LaVar and Lonzo Ball were on WWE RAW and it was absolutely insane

Watch: LaVar and Lonzo Ball were on WWE RAW and it was absolutely insane

Now this is sports entertainment. Remember that joke about LaVar Ball being the perfect WWE heel manager for his son Lonzo Ball? Perhaps it was photoshopped into existence, but either way, the WWE decided to extend an invitation to the Los Angeles Lakers’ No. 2 pick considering Monday Night RAW was at STAPLES Center. Big Baller Brand accepted the offer, obviously, and what was a silly thought became reality. Real quick. Perhaps it’s only fitting that days after LaVar spoke to Zeus to get confirmation Lonzo was on his way to the Lakers, he was in the ring creating sports entertainment...
Silver Screen and Roll 7 hours ago
Lakers News: Larry Nance, Jr. gets robbed, doesn't win Dunk of the Year award for his obliteration of now-teammate Brook Lopez

Lakers News: Larry Nance, Jr. gets robbed, doesn't win Dunk of the Year award for his obliteration of now-teammate Brook Lopez

A well-deserved honor. Larry Nance, Jr. may not have competed in the NBA Dunk Contest yet due to ill-timed injuries during his first two seasons in the league, but he’s put on his own exhibitions during games several times. There was his destruction of Festus Ezeli and the time he nearly sent David West into retirement, but there is no doubt about what his most emphatic jam has been thus far. Nance’s posterization of now-Lakers teammate Brook Lopez stands alone as Nance’s Michelangelo, his pièce de résistance. After a big social media campaign from the Lakers, their fans and Nance...
A Royal Pain 8 hours ago

Opinion: De’Aaron Fox Represents Change in Sacramento

The excitement post-draft is real. It seems that everyone drafted to the Sacramento Kings is loving it here. But that isn’t possible without De’Aaron Fox. It wasn’t official, but almost everyone expected De’Aaron Fox to be drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 2017 NBA Draft:
Silver Screen and Roll 12 hours ago
No Lakers received votes for the NBA All-Defensive teams

No Lakers received votes for the NBA All-Defensive teams

Not even Jose Calderon. The Los Angeles Lakers were a horrific defensive team during the 2016-17 season. They ranked last in the league in defensive efficiency for the second consecutive season, and the 113 points per 100 possessions they surrendered was the worst mark in the history of the Lakers franchise since Basketball-Reference began tracking the stat. A defense simply can’t be that bad if there are any standout defenders on the roster, which is probably why precisely zero Lakers received even a single vote for any of the NBA’s All-Defensive teams. There has been a lot of talk...
Silver Screen and Roll 13 hours ago
D’Angelo Russell says Magic Johnson’s comments on why the Lakers traded him are ‘irrelevant’

D’Angelo Russell says Magic Johnson’s comments on why the Lakers traded him are ‘irrelevant’

He is officially a Net. Former Los Angeles Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell was asked about Magic Johnson insinuating he wasn’t a leader and players didn’t want to play with him while being introduced as a member of the Brooklyn Nets Monday Morning: D'Angelo Russell on Magic Johnson's parting comments: "I'm just excited to be here...it's the past, so it's irrelevant, honestly." pic.twitter.com/GvTSR3EBF4— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) June 26, 2017 He’s right! Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter...
Silver Screen and Roll 13 hours ago
Lakers News: Ivica Zubac wants to work with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to master the skyhook

Lakers News: Ivica Zubac wants to work with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to master the skyhook

The young GOAT is still trying to improve. Ivica Zubac has made little secret of his desire to model his own game after the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and Los Angeles Lakers’ great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Zubac’s first NBA basket was a hook shot, his teammates have compared him to Abdul-Jabbar and he’s even said he wants to be the Lakers’ next Kareem. About a month ago, Abdul-Jabbar said he hoped to work with Zubac in some capacity, and it seems like that desire is very much mutual. “I hope after summer league I get the chance to work out with Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar],” Zubac...
A Royal Pain 13 hours ago

Opinion : The Sacramento Kings Should Bring Back Isaiah Cousins

The Sacramento Kings drafted Isaiah Cousins last year but never signed him to a contract that brought him to the Kings’ regular season. He deserves a shot on an NBA team, and the Kings should give him the opportunity to prove himself. The Sacramento Kings have spent the better half of the last decade being […] Opinion : The Sacramento Kings Should Bring Back Isaiah Cousins - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sactown Royalty 14 hours ago
Where do the Kings stand heading into Free Agency?

Where do the Kings stand heading into Free Agency?

The Kings have the most cap space in the league, but only four open roster spots. With the draft behind us, the next thing Kings fans can look forward to is Free Agency. Last year the Kings were frugal and smart, acquiring veterans on short deals that retained flexibility. The Kings exercised that flexibility by cutting Matt Barnes after the DeMarcus Cousins trade and stretching his contract and also waiving Anthony Tolliver and Arron Afflalo by their guarantee dates. Because of these moves, the Kings are set to have the most cap space in the league by quite a margin. Current estimates...
Golden State Of Mind 14 hours ago
2017 NBA Awards: All-Defense teams leaked; Draymond Green only unanimous 1st Team selection

2017 NBA Awards: All-Defense teams leaked; Draymond Green only unanimous 1st Team selection

If all the awards end up leaking before tonight’s show, the NBA really is going to have to rethink how they do this. The 2016-17 NBA All-Defensive results have leaked, and Draymond Green has 99 1st Team votes and zero 2nd Team votes. He is the only unanimous 1st teamer this year. Rudy Gobert, his only real challenger for Defensive Player of the Year, received two 2nd Team votes (one 1st team vote went to Hassan Whiteside, while the other one went to DeAndre Jordan). This all bodes well for Draymond finally winning his first ever DPOY award tonight. Via Chris Haynes, here are the...
Sactown Royalty 15 hours ago
Buddy Hield named to NBA All-Rookie First Team

Buddy Hield named to NBA All-Rookie First Team

Hield becomes the first Kings rookie since DeMarcus Cousins to win the award. The NBA is finally announcing their end of season awards today, starting off with the All-Rookie teams. Kings guard Buddy Hield was chosen to be on the All-Rookie First team, joining Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, Malcolm Brogdon and Willy Hernangomez. Jamal Murray, Jaylen Brown, Marquese Chriss, Brandon Ingram and Yogi Ferrell made up the Second team. Hield became the first Kings rookie to be honored with a first team selection since DeMarcus Cousins in 2011. Isaiah Thomas made the second team in 2012 but no Kings...
A Royal Pain 15 hours ago

Buddy Hield Earns NBA All-Rookie Honors

Due to his production this season, Buddy Hield was awarded a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team. According to Ben Golliver, staff writer for Sports Illustrated, Buddy Hield earned a spot on this year’s NBA All-Rookie First Team. Other rookies that joined Hield for this honor were Malcolm Brogdon, Dario Saric, Joel Embiid, and […] Buddy Hield Earns NBA All-Rookie Honors - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Silver Screen and Roll 15 hours ago
Lakers News: NBA names Brandon Ingram to All-Rookie Second Team

Lakers News: NBA names Brandon Ingram to All-Rookie Second Team

The No. 2 pick was one of five players on the No. 2 team. Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram was named to the NBA's All-Rookie Second Team, according to a team press release. According to the Lakers, Ingram is the fifth rookie in team history to make the second team after Kobe Bryant and Travis Knight made it in 1996-97, Nick Van Exel was on the team in 1993-94 and D’Angelo Russell made it in 2015-16. Ingram had an up-and-down rookie season, with plenty of eye-test evidence that he might one day live up to being selected second overall pick in the draft, but ho-hum averages of 9.4...
Golden State Of Mind 16 hours ago
Warriors season view: Should Andre Iguodala win 2017 NBA Sixth Man of the Year?

Warriors season view: Should Andre Iguodala win 2017 NBA Sixth Man of the Year?

Often overlooked, but always appreciated - 6th man of the year candidate turns in another stellar season off the bench. The NBA hasn’t quite figured out their award show timing. For whatever reason though, on June 26th we will hear the announcement and finally find out if Andre Iguodala will earn the NBA’s 6th Man Of the Year (6th MOY) award. Win or lose, there’s no question that Iguodala was one of our most critical players all throughout the year, including the post-season. Does the 6th Man of the Year award even matter? Iguodala’s season is, of course, not defined by any award...
Lake Show Life 16 hours ago

Lakers Rumors: Paul George to the Cleveland Cavaliers is unlikely

Recent Lakers rumors have all been about Indiana Pacers forward Paul George. According to reports, a deal isn’t close that would send him elsewhere. During the NBA Draft, there were plenty of Lakers rumors surrounding the future of Indiana Pacers forward Paul George. After saying that he wasn’t going to be re-signing with the Pacers, […] Lakers Rumors: Paul George to the Cleveland Cavaliers is unlikely - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lake Show Life 18 hours ago

Kobe Bryant Gift Guide: 10 items for the Kobe fanatic in your life

 Find yourself missing the good ole’ Black Mamba days? You’ve come to the right place, Los Angeles Lakers fans! We present our Kobe Bryant gift guide. The Los Angeles Lakers may be in the midst of a rebuild, but we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. With Magic Johnson and […] Kobe Bryant Gift Guide: 10 items for the Kobe fanatic in your life - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Royal Pain 19 hours ago

Sacramento Kings: Five Potential Free Agent Targets

With the 2017 NBA Draft in the books, it’s time to look into the next chapter of the offseason; the very hectic, yet exciting, Sacramento Kings free agency period. Vlade said they are looking at FA for players that will help on the floor and guide these young players along. — Jillian Adge (@JillAdge) June […] Sacramento Kings: Five Potential Free Agent Targets - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lake Show Life 19 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers: Which 2 players will Lonzo Ball impact the most?

Los Angeles Lakers fans have witnessed D’Angelo Russell fail to live up to expectations, but be slow to assume the same with Lonzo Ball. It’s rare to see analyst discuss a player and list his basketball IQ as his intangible. On top of that, to say leadership is a core piece of his character. But, […] Los Angeles Lakers: Which 2 players will Lonzo Ball impact the most? - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lake Show Life 20 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers among the five winners of 2017 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers were one of the winners of the 2017 NBA Draft. The Los Angeles Lakers were very active during the 2017 NBA Draft. They made a flurry of moves prior to the draft and on draft night. Los Angeles ended up making four selections, filling needs with each pick. The Lakers were […] Los Angeles Lakers among the five winners of 2017 NBA Draft - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Silver Screen and Roll Jun 26, 2017
VIDEO: Watch Lonzo Ball spend one of the last days before the Lakers drafted him working out with his family

VIDEO: Watch Lonzo Ball spend one of the last days before the Lakers drafted him working out with his family

His brand may be a Big Baller, but he’s just focused on being a better baller. Despite having been hailed as basketball’s next big thing since he was a high schooler, Lonzo Ball doesn’t seem to have let all of the success go to his head. His father may brag from the rooftops on his behalf, but Ball appears to be quiet and mostly just focused on basketball. Perhaps nothing illustrates that reality better than how Ball spent his final days before Magic Johnson would select him with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and declare him “the new face of the Lakers.” Most might expect...

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