12:29 PM EST, Tue November 21, 2017
19 hours ago
Lonzo Ball’s passing and rebounding set the tone for a thriving Lakers offense

Lonzo Ball’s passing and rebounding set the tone for a thriving Lakers offense

The Lakers had one of their best offensive performances of the season, and Lonzo’s fingerprints were all over it. Lonzo Ball’s triple-double rightfully dominated headlines Sunday night into a fresh week, but the Los Angeles Lakers were in full swing as a team against the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers dished out a season-high 36 assists on 53 made field goals, with 11 of those dimes coming from Lonzo. “There was a great commitment to that,” Julius Randle said of the Lakers’ focus on making the extra pass as a group. “The ball movement was fantastic, and it made stuff easy on the...
21 hours ago
Julius Randle deserves more minutes than the Lakers are giving him

Julius Randle deserves more minutes than the Lakers are giving him

Randle is playing the best hoops of his life, earning himself a bigger role in the Lakers’ rotation. This season has been fascinating for Julius Randle. Randle had been delegated to the bench to start the Los Angeles Lakers’ season, and initially it was clear he wasn’t pleased with it. In the first two games of the season, Randle seemed disinterested and looked like he was allowing his benching affect his play on the court. Then, something changed. You could see that Randle hit a switch in his mind and was going to make the best out of the situation. Since the Lakers’ game against...
22 hours ago
The Credits: “Big Fish” - Lakers Links

The Credits: “Big Fish” - Lakers Links

Lonzo Ball snagged his second career triple double in just 5 games, joining Magic Johnson as the only Lakers rookies to ever do so. Lakers News Jordan Clarkson’s Pregame Routine Looks Like A Teenager’s Perfect Day Kyle Kuzma Has One Of The Best ‘Call Of Duty’ Dorm Stories We’ve Heard Remembering The Transcendent And Unique Career Of Lamar Odom Julius Randle On His New Physique And Magic Johnson’s Open Door Policy Harrison Barnes offers advice for Dennis Smith Jr., Julius Randle – ProBasketballTalk Teammate spoke to Lonzo Ball about walking away from “fight” –...
23 hours ago
Highlights: Lonzo Ball notches the second triple-double of his career

Highlights: Lonzo Ball notches the second triple-double of his career

Get ‘em, Lonzo. The Los Angeles Lakers housed the Denver Nuggets Sunday night, and it certainly didn’t hurt that Lonzo Ball turned it on for the second triple-double of his career. It also didn’t hurt that Nikola Jokic and head coach Mike Malone were ejected, or that Paul Millsap suffered a hand injury during the game. I digress. Lonzo was all over the court, wrapping up rebounds and dropping dimes all around the Nuggets. His 11th point, a one-handed alley-oop that somehow went in, was one of the most memorable baskets of his career yet. Credit to Julius Randle for quarterbacking in...
Nov 20, 2017
Lakers vs. Nuggets Final Score: Lonzo Ball’s triple-double powers Lakers in 127-109 victory

Lakers vs. Nuggets Final Score: Lonzo Ball’s triple-double powers Lakers in 127-109 victory

Lonzo messed around Sunday night and the Lakers enjoyed the big boost he provided. The Los Angeles Lakers looked to get back on track after losing four of their last five games. Lonzo Ball notching a triple-double in a 127-109 victory over the Denver Nuggets would do just that Sunday night. Kyle Kuzma started the game scoring five points in four minutes but was taken out after missing a defensive assignment. Mike Trudell said on Spectrum Sportsnet telecast that Luke said, “[Kuzma] has no problem offensively, but he has to worry about his overall game.” Another player that start the...
Nov 19, 2017
Check out an early mock-up of the Lakers’ final Nike jersey design

Check out an early mock-up of the Lakers’ final Nike jersey design

It looks like the Lakers’ final jersey might have some Black Mamba inspiration in it. The NBA certainly looks different this season, whether it’s the overhauled Nike designs, or teams shuffling away from wearing uniforms based on home and away. It’s definitely been a noticeable shift, for better or worse. Shouts to the always-tearing jerseys. Still, a final design from Nike remains to be unveiled for each team, and we finally have an early mock-up of the “city” inspired design for the Los Angeles Lakers. Credit to Conrad Burry of SportsLogos.net for putting this together: ...
Nov 19, 2017
Lakers vs. Nuggets: Start time, TV schedule and game preview

Lakers vs. Nuggets: Start time, TV schedule and game preview

The Lakers look to end the week with a win after back-to-back losses. The Los Angeles Lakers should be eager to pick up a win at home Sunday afternoon, hosting the Denver Nuggets at STAPLES Center. The purple and gold should be sliding into their Sunday whites on a Sunday, something that’s become a rarity as the Lakers don their “Icon” uniforms whenever they want this year. Sometimes it’s the small things, and that’s been a bit of a strange adjustment from a viewership standpoint. It won’t be an easy night for the Lakers’ frontcourt, having to deal with the versatility of...
Nov 18, 2017
Lonzo Ball’s polarizing season, shooting struggles, and how he’s still impacting the game

Lonzo Ball’s polarizing season, shooting struggles, and how he’s still impacting the game

Don’t overlook the impact Lonzo Ball’s making, even if the shooting struggles are easy to focus on. In sports, there are certain athletes that people simply love to hate, and in turn want to see fail. It could be due to the manner in which the individual presents him or her self, the style in which they play their sport, or simply because of the attention they receive. With only a small number of professional games under his belt, and the entire circus of expectations and myth behind him, Lonzo Ball has swiftly become one of these athletes, and this is not likely going to change...
Nov 18, 2017
Full highlights of Kyle Kuzma’s career-high 30 points against the Suns

Full highlights of Kyle Kuzma’s career-high 30 points against the Suns

KUUUUUUUUUUUZ! The Los Angeles Lakers may have lost against the Phoenix Suns Friday night, but Kyle Kuzma gave fans in attendance something to make the cost of admission worth it. Kuzma dropped a career-high 30 points on Phoenix, operating with a level of fluidity we’ve come to expect from the awesome rookie. Enjoy this one, folks, which only adds to the legend of the No. 27 pick: 28 of those points came in the second half, which only adds to how good Kuzma was in such a condensed window. He was 0-for-6 to start the game, but ended the night a winner in all of our hearts. Can Kobe and...
Nov 18, 2017
Lakers vs. Suns Final Score: Kyle Kuzma’s career night not enough in 122-113 loss

Lakers vs. Suns Final Score: Kyle Kuzma’s career night not enough in 122-113 loss

Kyle Kuzma went off for 30 points but it wasn’t enough for the Lakers. The Lois Angeles Lakers came into Friday night’s matchup against the Phoenix Suns seeking three wins in three games against the Suns in the season’s early going. Despite a career-high 30 points along with 10 rebounds from cult-hero Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers dropped their tenth game of the season in a 122-113 loss. After scoring the game’s first two baskets, Brook Lopez and Brandon Ingram combined for 22 of the Lakers’ 29 first quarter points. Ingram shimmied and slinkied his way to the hoop at will, effortlessly...
Nov 17, 2017
Lakers Injury News: Larry Nance Jr. fully cleared to return to practice

Lakers Injury News: Larry Nance Jr. fully cleared to return to practice

Leaping Larry is getting closer to returning. The Los Angeles Lakers received good news Friday on the Larry Nance Jr. injury front. Nance Jr. has been cleared to return to practice by the medical staff, taking a big first step in his return from fracturing his hand. The timetable on Nance Jr.’s return was projected as four-to-six weeks, suffering the injury against the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 2. He had started in all eight games leading up to the injury, and has since been replaced by Kyle Kuzma. Nance was averaging 10.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 23.1 minutes per...
Nov 17, 2017
Lonzo Ball cut his hair and is ready to splash some threes

Lonzo Ball cut his hair and is ready to splash some threes

Time for the real season to start in Laker Land. Lonzo Ball has set out on a new chapter in his rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers. What’s been a rough 15 game start to his career is now behind him, with Lonzo turning to the last remaining answer to right the ship. New haircut era has officially begun: Something's changed pic.twitter.com/DTqIPpiwRJ— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) November 17, 2017 Behold, the three-point shooting powers he has now inherited: Lonzo got a haircut and he’s getting 3’s up and in with Kanye blasting pic.twitter.com/HUwm7PGP2Y— Ohm...
Nov 16, 2017
Lakers News: Luke Walton doesn’t want the Lakers chucking three-pointers

Lakers News: Luke Walton doesn’t want the Lakers chucking three-pointers

The Lakers are one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the league, and Coach Luke knows it. The Los Angeles Lakers are last in the NBA in total three-point attempts made, connecting on just 106 of the 365 attempts they’ve put up this season. They’re also dead last in shooting percentage from outside, a paltry 28.8 percent. The Lakers made just three of their 27 attempts Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, one of the biggest determining factors in a game that shouldn’t have been as close it was while Joel Embiid went off for 46 points. “It's why we keep putting a...
Nov 16, 2017
Lakers News: Luke Walton makes it clear benching Lonzo Ball isn’t a discussion

Lakers News: Luke Walton makes it clear benching Lonzo Ball isn’t a discussion

Lonzo is struggling, but Walton isn’t ready to entertain the discussion of playing him off the bench. Lonzo Ball may have been benched in the fourth quarter of each of the last two Los Angeles Lakers games, but a permanent shift to the bench as a reserve isn’t something head coach Luke Walton is thinking about right now. It’s been a rough start to the season for Ball, but Coach Luke isn’t planning on any drastic shift to his starting lineup to reflect that. “He's our starting point guard. There's no talks as of now of moving Lonzo to the bench... he’s our starting point...
Nov 16, 2017
Kobe Bryant and Kyle Kuzma met for dinner, discussed basketball and enjoyed steaks

Kobe Bryant and Kyle Kuzma met for dinner, discussed basketball and enjoyed steaks

We like where this is headed! The dream is becoming a reality for Los Angeles Lakers fans. Kobe Bryant and Kyle Kuzma have officially connected, privately meeting for dinner Tuesday night at a steakhouse in West Hollywood, as detailed in a fantastic story from Bill Oram of the OC Register. Kuzma, the Lakers’ surprising rising star rookie that’s made more positive headlines than Lonzo Ball at this point, has the kind of tantalizing potential that feels it could go anywhere. He’s decisive with the ball, can break his man down off the dribble, can space the floor, AND he’s a positive...