On a night where Magic Johnson saw his Los Angeles Dodgers clinch their first World Series birth in 29 years, his Los Angeles Lakers' season opener resulted in a 16 point drubbing, 108-92, by the basketball team they share the city with, the Los Angeles Clippers. https://www.instagram.com/p/BadRs7TBGKb/?hl=en&taken-by=bleedpurpleandgold The game was not as close as the … Continue reading Little mistakes add up to big loss in home-opener for Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers' 2017 regular season opens up on Thursday, October 19th with a match up against their crosstown foes, the Los Angeles Clippers. The game will tip-off at 7:30 PM pst. https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/921028178331754496 Recently acquired shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will miss this game and the next, as part of his two-game suspension for a … Continue reading Kirkland’s keys to the game: Lakers v. Clippers, October 19th
After participating in one of the most eventful off-season's in NBA history, the Los Angeles Lakers had an encouraging preseason despite their overall record (2-4). The team opened their preseason with a loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves, 108-99. While the Lakers could not come out with the victory, they did manage to get four players into … Continue reading Promising preseason yields only two wins and four losses
The style of play in the NBA is trending more towards small-ball, but Los Angeles Lakers are doing something different. On Monday, the team agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with seven-foot, center Andrew Bogut for the veteran minimum of $2.3 million over one season. Bogut was injured for most of last season after breaking … Continue reading Lakers add second Ute, sign veteran big-man Andrew Bogut
On Monday, August 14th the NBA released the schedule of all 32 teams in the league. While much of the analysis of the schedule is just speculation at this point in the preseason, there are a few important statistics that cannot be overlooked. Commissioner Adam Silver and the NBA decided to make player rest an … Continue reading Schedule Release: Must-See Games, Home-stands and Road Trips
The Los Angeles Lakers were able to capture the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League Championship despite not having the tournament MVP, Lonzo Ball, in the finals. Kyle Kuzma took home game MVP honors while putting up 30 points and 10 rebounds in a Lakers victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, he was also named Second … Continue reading Lakers win the Summer League ‘ship! What does it mean for their upcoming season?
The Los Angeles Lakers finished the 2016-2017 season knowing that the off-season following it would be an important one for the franchise. The team hired new leadership by adding Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka to the front office and held onto their top-three selection in the 2017 draft - a pick they used on point … Continue reading Lakers’ off-season rundown