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Watch: Derek Fisher’s Dancing with the Stars debut is mesmerizing

Watch: Derek Fisher’s Dancing with the Stars debut is mesmerizing

Who knew he had dribble moves like this? Derek Fisher has taken his talents to the dance floor this summer, joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars. No, it’s not basketball news, and no, it’s not something I cared about. Until I saw Fisher prancing about in a “generic” Los Angeles Lakers outfit. This snippet may have changed my life. For the better or worse remains unclear, but together we’ll stare at this moment and realize these are the most impressive dribble moves we’ve seen from Fisher throughout his entire career. Let’s do this in unison in three... two......
6 hours ago
The Lakers are working out so much Luke Walton has to ban them from the gym

The Lakers are working out so much Luke Walton has to ban them from the gym

Hard work! The Los Angeles Lakers’ digital team has been sharing an exciting offseason for the franchise, with players filling up the new training facility and franchise headquarters seemingly every day as they prepare for the start of camp. While it’s been great to see the snippets, the important takeaway is how much work the entire group has been putting in before official team activities have even begun. There’s been so much activity, in fact, that head coach Luke Walton has been forced to ban players from coming in for training at times this summer. The endless stream of weight...
7 hours ago
Watch: Julius Randle racking up corner threes is a sight to behold

Watch: Julius Randle racking up corner threes is a sight to behold

Now can he do that in a game? The Los Angeles Lakers are days away from opening training camp, but the whole squad has been busy working their tails off this summer just to get to this moment. We’ve been following Julius Randle’s offseason transformation all offseason here at Silver Screen and Roll, with the former No. 7 pick getting into fantastic shape over the past several months. Now that he’s done scavenging back alley ways for oversized tires and things of that nature to use as gym equipment, Randle’s enjoying the Lakers’ new training facility like the rest of his...
Sep 21, 2017
Lakers are big movers in ESPN’s Future Power Rankings

Lakers are big movers in ESPN’s Future Power Rankings

The Lakers are moving on up! ESPN released its annual Future Power Rankings of NBA franchises, ranking all 30 teams in five categories to come up with one score to rule them all. Kevin Pelton and Bobby Marks mulled over the categories of players, management, money, market and draft on a scale of 1-100, then boil it down to an overall score. The overall question they look to answer is simple: Which direction is each of the 30 teams headed over the next three seasons? The Los Angeles Lakers seem to have raised some confidence in their rebuild efforts following the hiring of Magic Johnson and...
Sep 21, 2017
Lonzo Ball launches ZO2: Prime REMIX shoe, replacing all orders of his original shoe

Lonzo Ball launches ZO2: Prime REMIX shoe, replacing all orders of his original shoe

Lonzo isn’t just launching a new shoe, he’s replacing the old one entirely. Lonzo Ball is ready to launch the second model of his signature line, or perhaps it’s model 1.5. The ZO2: Prime REMIX has been launched by Big Baller Brand, taking a second look at Lonzo’s initial offering as he prepares to launch his Los Angeles Lakers career. The price tag hasn’t changed, still attached to a $495 setback if you’re grabbing a pair. The shoe, though, looks far more inspired from a design perspective. Here’s the first look, with Lonzo announcing it in a video collaboration with...
Sep 21, 2017
Lakers officially sign jersey ad patch deal with major e-commerce company Wish

Lakers officially sign jersey ad patch deal with major e-commerce company Wish

The Lakers are making a Wish come true. The Los Angeles Lakers were one of the last teams without a jersey ad patch deal in the NBA, but the franchise announced Thursday they have agreed to a multi-year agreement with growing e-commerce company Wish. "We are thrilled to welcome Wish as a new partner of the Los Angeles Lakers. When it came to the jersey patch, knowing its prominent placement, our goal was to partner with an innovative and ambitious global company. Wish more than checks that box,” Tim Harris, Lakers president of business operations and chief operating officer said in the...
Sep 20, 2017
The Lakers are getting us hyped for training camp with some great teasers

The Lakers are getting us hyped for training camp with some great teasers

Are we there yet are we there yet are we there yet. Training camp is just around the corner for the Los Angeles Lakers, and their digital team is doing a phenomenal job giving us all plenty to get hyped about with the countdown on. The official Lakers Instagram feed is peppered with some great photos, interesting compilations of workout footage and other happenings around the organization with basketball just around the corner. While training camp has yet to begin, it’s hard to tell with how active things have been in their new home. It’s finally gotten to the point where I just needed...
Sep 20, 2017
Lakers Training Camp: Luke Walton says primary focus is turning defense into fast-paced offense featuring Lonzo Ball

Lakers Training Camp: Luke Walton says primary focus is turning defense into fast-paced offense featuring Lonzo Ball

Defense is the key. The Los Angeles Lakers are thrilled to have Lonzo Ball as their franchise point guard, giving them a talent to build an offensive identity around. Lakers head coach Luke Walton doesn’t expect their playbook to be the key in establishing that, though. Walton, flanked by Jeanie Buss and Rob Pelinka, joined ESPN’s John Ireland and Mychal Thompson for an hour-long chat about the state of the franchise. It was a great window into where things stand with less than a week until training camp begins. A big takeaways is that defense is the primary directive for Walton’s...
Sep 20, 2017
Lakers News: Luke Walton says starting lineup, rotation battles key for training camp

Lakers News: Luke Walton says starting lineup, rotation battles key for training camp

Walton isn’t ready to commit to a starting five yet. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton joined John Ireland, Jeanie Buss, Mychal Thompson and Rob Pelinka for a sit-down interview event on ESPN Los Angeles, delving into an array of details about the franchise during the hour-long special. Things are about to pick up for the franchise, with media day less than a week away and the start of training camp immediately following that. Much, if not all, of the team has been busy getting ready for the first formal practices by putting in time at the new training facility until then. Walton...
Sep 19, 2017
Lakers News: Jeanie Buss confirms Kobe Bryant’s getting a statue, discusses jersey retirement

Lakers News: Jeanie Buss confirms Kobe Bryant’s getting a statue, discusses jersey retirement

No pressure, designers. Los Angeles Lakers president and controlling owner Jeanie Buss joined John Ireland on ESPN Los Angeles Radio and had a sweeping discuss about the state of the franchise. She also confirmed something we all knew was coming: Kobe Bryant’s getting a statue in Los Angeles soon. Jeanie gave a nod to Bryant having a statue outside of the arena he helped build while discussing retiring both of his jerseys in December. “My feeling is that even if we just retired one number, no one's ever gonna wear the other, so you may as well retire... no one's ever gonna wear eight...
Sep 19, 2017
My Next Chapter: A goodbye to Silver Screen and Roll

My Next Chapter: A goodbye to Silver Screen and Roll

I’m moving on from this amazing blog, but first I’d like to thank everyone for reading, and for my career. You guys didn’t really think my last post here was going to be about Brook Lopez’s #NBARank, did you? I would never go out like that. This blog has meant too much to me, and if you’ll indulge me doing the obnoxious first-person thing for a minute, I’d like to say goodbye to this wonderful site. When I started at Silver Screen and Roll, I never thought I’d be there over five years. I never thought I’d even be a writer in any capacity. I was just looking for a sense of...
Sep 18, 2017
Lakers Free Agent Rumors: Andrew Bogut signs 1-year deal with Lakers

Lakers Free Agent Rumors: Andrew Bogut signs 1-year deal with Lakers

The Lakers round out their big man rotation with an interesting veteran signing. The Los Angeles Lakers are ending their offseason with an exclamation point, signing Andrew Bogut to a one-year, $3.2 million veteran’s minimum deal, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo’s The Vertical. He last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, breaking his leg within minutes of his debut with the franchise in March. He has since fully recovered, according to Shams. Bogut chose the Lakers over “several other interested teams”. Reuniting with head coach Luke Walton, and playing alongside new additions...
Sep 18, 2017
Kyrie Irving takes Kobe Bryant over LeBron James on a shady Monday

Kyrie Irving takes Kobe Bryant over LeBron James on a shady Monday

Kyrie had A LOT to say. In case you haven’t heard, Kyrie Irving is a member of the Boston Celtics and has been pouring gasoline on the bridge he took to get away from LeBron James in Cleveland there all summer. Monday on ESPN, Kyrie lit the match and dropped it in astonishing fashion. Irving sat down for a revealing interview with Stephen A. Smith, Molly Qerim and Max Kellerman on ESPN’s First Take. Kyrie candidly opened up about his mindset since requesting his trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, ironically using the same platform LeBron used to take his talents elsewhere to get a...
Sep 18, 2017
Watch: Kobe Bryant’s daughter is ready to drop 81 on you

Watch: Kobe Bryant’s daughter is ready to drop 81 on you

GiGi! Kobe Bryant may not have a son to pass the torch to, but clearly that’s not going to be an issue for his basketball legacy to carry on. His middle daughter, Gianna, looks to be taking after her father. Kobe and GiGi were feeling the hype as the Los Angeles Sparks get ready for a WNBA Finals rematch against the Minnesota Lynx. The father-daughter duo hit the gym to enjoy some hoops together, and Gianna is looking more and more like a future superstar. Let’s start here: with Kobe giving his daughter some defensive resistance while she spots up outside. Please take note of the...
Sep 16, 2017
This story about Kobe Bryant’s daughter learning what ‘GOAT’ means is adorable

This story about Kobe Bryant’s daughter learning what ‘GOAT’ means is adorable

Story time with Kobe is the best story time. Kobe Bryant’s 20-year career and five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers puts him in the lofty GOAT conversation, even if no mortal man will ever surpass His Airness at the top of the mountain. So, as Kobe and his family enjoyed a peaceful day soaking in the Southern California sun at Disneyland, it was only natural fans were showing their love for the hoops king of the West coast by shouting GOAT when they recognized basketball royalty was before them. There’s no escaping the fate of being adored by fans everywhere Kobe goes,...