Earlier in July, the Los Angeles Lakers made a trade with the Houston Rockets to acquire point guard Jeremy Lin for its 2014-2015 season in exchange for Sergei Lishchuck. According to the team's General Manager Mitch Kupchack, the trade could be the key to success for the team's rebuilding efforts.
Training camp starts in late September for the Los Angeles Lakers, and the roster is finally in good health. This is welcome news and a dramatic change from the recent past. Kobe Bryant was rehabbing from Achilles surgery last time around and could only watch. Show More Summary
For the Los Angeles Lakers, Jeremy Lin's value may not extend beyond his expiring contract and the future first-round draft pick he brought with him from the Houston Rockets. If Lin boosts ticket sales or plays his way into a permanent role going forward, that's even better. Show More Summary
Carlos Boozer has lost some of his luster. Once an established star for the Utah Jazz, the 32-year-old may now be better known for a C-list rap album replete with an appearance by auto-tune pioneer T-Pain. USA Today's Micah Peters reports,...Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Lakers struggled last season, finishing with a 27-55 record. But they still had some highlights. Enjoy this video of the best Lakers plays from the 2013-14 season:
With their roster set and a head coach in place, the Los Angeles Lakers march toward 2014-15 and beyond facing an uphill climb back to playoff and championship contention. Actually, that doesn't do their present predicament enough justice. Know...Show More Summary
There will be few teams in the NBA under more pressure than the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2014-15 campaign. The historic franchise finished last year with a 27-55 record and looked downright lost on the floor at times. To make matters...Show More Summary
Dwight Howard has been on the Houston Rockets for over a year now, but Los Angeles International Airport is still selling his old Lakers jersey for $100, as freelance writer Jeff Pearlman tweeted on Saturday. Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead checked with Pearlman, who assured that the photo wasn't doctored. Show More Summary
Michael Beasley has earned several opportunities during his career, but landing with the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason might be his best-case scenario. With an experienced group heading into the 2014-15 season, Beasley in Hollywood...Show More Summary
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has decided to join in on the widely popular Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research. Kobe posted the following video of himself doing the challenge, with the water temperature listed at only 48 degrees. Show More Summary
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has quite a fanbase in Asia, but this sculpture is still a little weird. The sculpture in the photo above was on display at the Basketball Art Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan. The sculpture is of what looks to be Kobe holding a basketball while wrestling with a mamba. Show More Summary
One ball might not be enough for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15. In assembling the roster for next season, the Lakers took a twofold approach by acquiring and retaining ready-to-contribute talent that wouldn't cost them long-term flexibility. Show More Summary
Newly-appointed Knicks president Phil Jackson is putting his $60 million contract to good use. The former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach turned exec has dropped $4.85 million on a flashy Midtown apartment.
Fact: Magic Johnson is the only rookie to ever win the NBA Finals MVP award, which he won when the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers in 1980. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: NBA.com Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
They may have their eyes on a postseason return in 2014-15, but the Los Angeles Lakers won't get enough production out of their newcomers to make it there. Even following a disappointing and uncharacteristic 27-55 season, L.A. did not enter this summer with rebuilding in mind at all. Show More Summary
Los Angeles Lakers superstar guard Kobe Bryant remains obsessed with the Charlotte Hornets’ draft day trade for him back in 1996. (Though, it should be noted, the Black Mamba is […] The post Kobe Bryant on Andrew Wiggins Trade: Cleveland is Making a Mistake appeared first on SLAMonline.
If Los Angeles Lakers fans thought Carlos Boozer was a strange addition to their beloved team, imagine the confusion if one Michael Beasley comes on board the ship. Remember Beasley? The guy who was second only to Derrick Rose in the...Show More Summary
The making of “best” lists is a dangerous proposition. It invites disagreement—especially given the number of great players who have donned the Los Angeles Lakers’ purple and gold. You can sometimes broker an agreement by talking face-to-face with friends and fellow fans. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Lakers' summer wasn't filled with star acquisitions the way many fans hoped it would be, but significant changes have been made to the roster entering the 2014-15 NBA season. Think about it: Pau Gasol is out, and Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle and Ed Davis are in. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Lakers are in an era of immense uncertainty, coming off a woeful season with an aging legend in Kobe Bryant hoping to regather the magic he's regularly produced over the years. NBA.com released the Lakers' full schedule here. Bryant has helped the Lakers win five NBA titles. Show More Summary