The Los Angeles Lakers have hired former Lakers player and current top Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton as their next head coach, the team announced tonight.
Here is a story of love, hacking, misspellings, “Becky”, and tattoos, in seven tweets:
The Los Angeles Lakers have fired head coach Byron Scott, reports Adrian Wojnarowski. If you live anywhere near Southern California, that sound you hear is millions of Lakers fans shouting hosannahs into the air.
Plenty of athletes found a way to congratulate Kobe Bryant after his 60-point performance Wednesday. Bills running back LeSean McCoy praised Bryant, cracked jokes at Bryant’s former teammates hugging him after the game, and called currently active Laker Lou Williams “soft.” Williams didn’t like that.
There are, obviously, rules that explicitly govern sporting events. But there are also implicit rules, too, ones that say things like You always play to win and No player is bigger than the game. Last night, Steph Curry and Kobe Bryant took turns shooting holes in those implicit rules, and it made for one of the best…
Kobe Bryant is the patron saint of volume shooters forever and ever amen, and he really went out and Did The Shit tonight, ending his career with an insane, revelatory game in which he scored 60 points on 50 shots in a win over the Jazz. 60 points! 50 shots! What the hell man!
In a few hours Kobe Bryant’s career will be over. It was very long.
If it’s me, I’m taking Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Shaq, Wilt Chamberlain, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. If tasked with creating the most competitive logical starting five, I swap in Elgin Baylor for Wilt. What about you?
The Los Angeles Lakers only have four games left to play, which means we are nearly out of chances to watch old man Kobe Bryant creak his way through some extremely funny and embarrassing possessions. He gave us one last night, though, so let’s hold onto it. It could be the last one we ever see:
Last week, celebrity gossip website Fameolous posted a video that it said showed Los Angeles Laker Nick Young admitting to cheating on his fiancée, pop star Iggy Azalea. It further claimed that the video was recorded by Young’s teammate, D’Angelo Russell.
Here’s a tweet that Lakers guard Nick Young, who has had some problems recently, just sent and then deleted almost immediately:
Lakers “rookie” (he’s almost 33) Marcelo Huertas is the craftiest man in the NBA, and I will brook no dissent. Look at this shit!
D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young spoke to the media before tonight’s game against the Heat, and addressed a number of issues surrounding the video Russell shot of Young talking about hooking up with a girl at a club, that later leaked to a celebrity gossip website.
Lakers players are angry at teammate D’Angelo Russell, have no trust in him, and are refusing to sit with him at meals, according to a report from Baxter Holmes and Marc Stein:
The Los Angeles Lakers are investigating after a woman accused guards Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson of sexually harassing her and her mother on Sunday night, reports ESPN.
In what is the greatest statistical upset in NBA history, the Los Angeles Lakers somehow beat the Golden State Warriors 112-95 this afternoon. Before the game, the Lakers had a .190 winning percentage and the Warriors were sitting pretty at .917. That’s the largest gap between winning percentages an NBA team has ever…
There’s still a decent chunk of games left in the NBA season, but I feel pretty comfortable naming Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell’s swaggering reaction to his clutch three the winner of the 2015-16 Feeling Yourself Award. (Sorry, Evan Turner. Better luck next year.)
Explains a lot.
Kobe Bryant has been a kindler and gentler version of himself during his farewell season, and it’s been a little hard to understand how Kobe could suddenly stop being a vicious, hypercompetitive maniac. I’ve developed a groundbreaking new theory, though, that explains how Kobe’s been able to maintain his pleasant…