D’Angelo Russell’s buzzer-beating three-pointer handed the Lakers a Summer League win over the Sixers tonight, but the former Buckeye is staying humble.
The Sixers’ Jerami Grant is making the most of his NBA Summer League assignment. Here he is tonight dunking all over freshly-drafted Lakers center Ivica Zubac, reminding us that the Croatian has a long way to go before he can assume the title of Croatia’s greatest athlete named Ivica.
Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas, who at this point will do anything for attention, showed up at Lakers guard Nick Young’s house last night and documented his visit on Snapchat.
Timofey Mozgov is champion. Now, Mozgov is a free agent and the man just got paid. According to Woj, the Los Angeles Lakers kicked off their summer of whiffing at free agents by quickly getting into “serious talks” with Mozgov. Those serious talks turned into a four year, $64 million deal.
Philadelphia 76ers president Bryan Colangelo revealed that former LSU forward Ben Simmons, the presumptive No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft, declined the Sixers’ invitation to a pre-draft workout. There’s an impulse to point and laugh at the 76ers, whose shameless tanking has cost them a look at a top…
Magic Johnson will no longer be an honorary Lakers vice president after the team stripped him of the title due to his terrible tweets.
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.