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Lakers Games of the week (11/26/14 – 11/30/14)

After a rough start to the season the Los Angeles Lakers are showing signs of life with the return of Nick Young. Following a four-game losing streak the Lakers went on the road this past week and won consecutive games at Atlanta and Houston. After a disappointing blowout loss in Dallas the Lakers returned home and took the Denver Nuggets to overtime, only to lose in the extra period.


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The Lakers have three big home games this week with visits from Memphis, Minnesota and Toronto. The games versus the Memphis Grizzlies on November 26th and Toronto Raptors on Novemeber 30th will be a massive test for the Lakers. The two clubs lead the Western and Eastern Conferences, with just four combined losses. In between the Memphis and Toronto games is a Friday night visit from the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 28th, who feature this year’s top overall draft pick, Andrew Wiggins. Wednesday night the Lakers will need a big performance from their interior players to match up with an imposing Memphis team, led by early season MVP candidate Marc Gasol. The big Spaniard, a former Defensive Player of the Year winner, has taken his game to the next level this season. He’s a versatile player with the ability to both score and be a dangerous passer from the high post. After the Memphis and Minnesota games is a big Sunday game versus the Toronto Raptors. While much of the attention in the Eastern Conference has been centered on the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Raptors have quietly put together a dominant early season, outscoring their opponents by over eleven points per game.



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5 Reasons Why You Must Visit the Staples Center

Want to visit one of the most iconic venues of all time? Then stopping at the Staples Center in Los Angeles should be on your bucket list! The multi-purpose sports arena is not only home to Michael Jordan’s competition–Kobe Bryant–but it’s a magnet for some of the best shows on the planet. Here are the top reasons to check out the Staples Center:

It’s Kobe’s office

Time is running out to see one of basketball’s elite players, Kobe Bryant, and the Staples Center just happens to be his place of employment. He may be knocking on retirement’s door, but watching him play is still a sight to be seen!

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It’s Jack Nicholson’s second home

If you’re heading to a Lakers game, grab your camera for a shot of Jack Nicholson. He’s a long time fan of the club, and can typically be found court side. In fact, he has owned his Lakers court side tickets for more than three decades, which makes him the NBA’s most dedicated fan! Plus, he’s just one of the many celebrities you’ll have the chance to gawk at during a Lakers game.

Jack Nicholson at Lakers Game

It’s won awards

In 2000, the Staples Center was named “Best New Concert Venue of the Year” by Pollstar Magazine. It also won “Venue of the Year” in 2000 and 2001. This is no surprise considering it has hosted some of the biggest events. The arena boasts an impressive resume that includes Michael Jackson’s memorial, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, LA Kings Stanley Cup Finals, UFC fights, 2000 Democratic convention, figure skating championships, LA Lakers NBA Finals, Grammy Awards, and many more high profile events.

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It’s named most vegetarian-friendly by PETA

If anyone knows anything about being vegetarian, it’s People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In 2013, the organization named the Staples Center the most vegetarian-friendly NBA arena. So, if you’re vegetarian, you don’t have to worry about packing your lunch when buying tickets for an event here!

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It is the Premiere Concert Venue in Los Angeles for Stars to See Stars

Celebrities and fans come to the Staples Center to see the biggest acts in the world perform and no one has performed more than Taylor Swift. Taylor has sang at the Staples Center 18 times including sold out concerts, five different times at The Grammys and the MTV Video Awards. Taylor Swift will add to her lead over U2 who has performed at the Staples Center 13 times when she plays there on August 25th and 26th in 2015.

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Easiest way to catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrity in Los Angeles

Athletes attract Stars! Besides Jack at any given Lakers game you can usually spot many A listers sitting courtside from David Beckham, Chris Pine,Tom Hanks, Jason Bateman, Stallone, Tom Cruise, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Zac Efon, Denzel Washington and the list goes on and on. There are plenty of Celebrities at Clippers games to from Sir Paul McCartney, Drake, Rhianna, Justin Bieber, Mark Walberg, Drew Barrymore, Jessica Alba and who can forget Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis on the Kiss Cam.

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Three things to watch as the Lakers enter training camp

The Lakers enter training camp with a new head coach, largely the same roster as a year ago, and uncertain expectations. While the team they share the STAPLES Center with, the LA Clippers, enter the year a big national story and a potential NBA title contender, the Lakers enter the second year of a massive rebuild.

Here’s a look at three things to watch as the Lakers enter training camp:

Kobe Bryant LakersCan Bryant and Nash stay healthy? Last year was largely a wasted one for both Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. Bryant never did quite come back from the torn Achilles he suffered in the playoffs the previous year, suffering a knee injury shortly into his comeback. Nash, a former two time MVP who was signed two years ago along with Dwight Howard with the hopes of bringing the Lakers a championship, has never been healthy as a Laker. The word out of the Lakers camp is that both players are in great shape and feel confident about the upcoming season. How long that health will last is the big question. Nash is forty and Kobe is on his way to forty. Both players are first ballot Hall of Famers and greats at their respective positions. What they have left in the tank will dictate how much the Lakers are able to contend this upcoming season.

LinsanityCan Jeremy Lin re-emerge? The Lakers essentially replaced Jordan Farmar with Jeremy Lin. Lin, who burst onto the scene three years ago with the New York Knicks, earning a big contract with the Houston Rockets, has struggled the last couple of seasons. His inconsistent play had him fall out of favor in Houston, leading to his acquisition by the Lakers. If Lin can re-capture the form that made him the talk of professional basketball the Lakers will have a good compliment to Nash and an upgrade at the point guard position. Last season the Lakers suffered such an incredible glut of injuries at the point guard position that they never really had any semblance of consistency. If Nash can stay healthy and Lin can provide a steadying force the backcourt situation should be more settled.

LA Lakers Julius RandleCan Julius Randle have a breakout rookie season? Of all the members of the heralded rookie class, Julius Randle might have found himself in the most advantageous position. The Lakers are badly in need of young talent, especially athletic interior players that can make an immediate impact. While Bryant will remain option number one in Los Angeles, Randle has an immediate opportunity to seize big minutes and a major role on the team right off the bat. The key for the former University of Kentucky star is to get off to a fast start in training camp and take hold of a key role in the frontcourt, whether it be a starting position or the first option off the bench. Randle surprised many in the Las Vegas Summer League with his ability to handle the basketball, displaying a skill set that may earn him minutes at small forward as well as his more natural power forward.

The Lakers open training camp this coming week and kick off their exhibition schedule on October 6 in San Diego. Chris M.

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What’s the plan after Kobe retires?

Kobe Bryant is one of the league’s greatest players of all-time. Kobe Bryant LakersHe is entering his 19th NBA season this fall and has been to the All-Star Game 16 times in his illustrious career. Tack on five NBA Championships, two NBA Finals MVPs and one regular season MVP and Bryant is a surefire Hall-of-Famer. The past two years have been rough for the 36-year-old though. He has suffered two serious leg injuries including a torn Achilles and a fractured knee. To make matters worse, the Lakers are coming off a season in which they won only 27 games and things don’t look much better this year unless vintage Bryant comes back. With a poor supporting cast and an aging star coming back from serious injuries, the Lakers don’t appear to be building for the future or winning in the present. Bryant is expected to retire in two years and the summer of 2016 has several NBA stars becoming available in free agency. The Lakers are hoping some of those stars can get past the losing ways of recent and head to the attractive destination of Los Angeles.

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Last season, Bryant was coming back from a torn Achilles and all signs pointed to him being physically fine. The Lakers were coming off a summer in which Dwight Howard bolted town for the Houston Rockets, but if Bryant was healthy they were expected to be in the playoff hunt. He struggled initially coming back from injury just because he hadn’t played in game action for a while. In his 10th game of the year though, he went down with a fractured knee and the Lakers season went up in flames. Add in injuries to Pau Gasol and Steve Nash and Los Angeles was trotting a team of street free agents on the court. The results weren’t good. This offseason, they resigned Jordan Hill to a two-year deal and drafted University of Kentucky big man Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick. The cupboard is still quite bare though and asking your aging superstar to turn back the clock and win games on his own after the devastating injuries he’s suffered is unrealistic.

Los Angeles has always gotten by on their team history, spotlight and nice weather in southern California. Free agents loved that about the Lakers. That doesn’t appear to be the case anymore. Howard and Pau Gasol have left town during the last two offseasons. Unless Randle becomes a star in the next two years, it’s hard to expect any prominent free agents to come to town because the Lakers aren’t an attractive winning destination.

Kevin Durant, Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Nicolas Batum, Brook Lopez and Mike Conley are among the free agents that will hit the market in the offseason of 2016. Fellow Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James and Kevin Love could even hit the market if they opt out of their contracts. The summer of 2016 is gearing up to be one of the best in recent years and the Lakers will have plenty of cap room. However, without a plan for the future in place and the ability to win immediately, they may have to settle for the leftover free agents.

No matter what the next two seasons are going to be interesting ones for the Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers Fans and Kobe Bryant himself! Chris M.

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Toughest Games for Lakers in 2014-2015 Schedule

The Los Angeles Lakers are entering a 2014 – 2015 season full of mysteries and question marks. Will this be the season the Lakers will manage to bounce back? Will Kobe be back at his 100 percent and how will the new stars of the team end up performing? Let’s have a look at the most significant games of the 2014 – 2015 regular season for the Lakers.

Lakers vs Rockets
The Lakers start the season with a tough game against Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets, in the Staples Center on October 28. Kobe Bryant and his company will try to achieve a statement victory. The Lakers will once again host the Rockets on January 25. The only meeting between the two teams in Houston will take place on November 19. Lakers Vs Rockets Tickets

Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Lakers will host Lob City on October 31 and this will be a great test for them. The Clips are once again entering the season as strong title contenders while the Lakers will be looking to just make it to the playoffs. On April 5 the Lakers will once again play against Lob City with their championship banners raised. The Clips will be the ones to host their city-rivals on January 7 and April 7. Lakers Vs Clippers Tickets

Lakers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Kobe will play against his buddy, LeBron James but this season, The Chosen One will be wearing the wine and gold once again. The Lakers will host the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 15. The two teams will square off against each other once again in Cleveland on February 8. The Cavs are the obvious favorites for the victory in both meetings. Lakers Vs Cavs Tickets

Lakers vs Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers will host the Los Angeles Lakers on January 5 and then again on February 11. Portland will enter the 2014 – 2015 season with many improvements on its roster. The Lakers will take on Rip City at home on January 11 and April 3. Lakers Vs Blazers Tickets

Lakers vs Thunder
One of the toughest opponents for the Los Angeles Lakers will be the OKC Thunder. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and their company are looking to make it to the NBA Finals once again. The first meeting between the Lakers and the Thunder comes on December 19 in the Staples Center and the second one on March 1, once again in LA. The Thunder will host the Lakers on March 24. Lakers Vs Thunder Tickets

Lakers vs Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors have established themselves as a powerhouse in the Western Conference. The Los Angeles Lakers will try to take the Splash Brothers and their company down on November 1, in the Oracle Arena. LA will once again play against the Dubs on November 16 and on December 23, in the Staples Center. On March 16, the last meeting between the two teams will take place in Oakland. LAKERS Vs Warriors Tickets

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Lakers 2014-2015 Preseason Announced

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Lakers Announce 2014 – 2015 Preseason Schedule!
The Lakers announced their schedule of 2014 preseason games which will include the Golden State Warriors on Oct 9th and the Utah Jazz on Oct 19th at the LA Staples Center. The rest of the Lakers preseason will be spent on the road where they open up against the Denver Nuggets on Oct 6th in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center. The Lakers and Warriors square off on Oct 12th in Ontario at the Citizens Business Bank Arena then the Utah Jazz at the Honda Center.

The last three games Lakers preseason games are at the Honda Center against the Phoenix Suns, back to Ontario where they face the Blazers on Oct 22nd then off to Las Vegas where the play the Sacramento Kings at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers 2014 – 2015 schedule preview
The Los Angeles Lakers have made lots of changes this summer. They will be a different team in 2014 – 2015 and hopefully, they’ll do better than the previous season. The Western Conference will be highly competitive for yet another season, and the Lakers’ schedule includes lots of very difficult games. LA’s main target will be a playoff berth. The Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers, the San Antonio Spurs, the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers will be the top contenders from the West. The Lakers will be fighting for a playoff ticket so they will fight against teams like the Phoenix Suns, the Dallas Mavericks and the Memphis Grizzlies for a spot within the top eight ones.

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How much can Kobe Bryant help the Lakers next season?

The leader of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant, will be back this season. And not only will he be healthy but he is determined to help his team do much better than it did in 2013 – 2014. The Lakers failed to land another superstar so Kobe will now have to take the biggest chunk of the offensive load next season.

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And that’s something he can do.

Kobe Bryant Inspirational Quotes

The Lakers will be a different team next season and they will also have a new head coach, Byron Scott. He and Kobe know each other very well. Now, after two disappointing seasons under Mike D’Antoni, Kobe will have a unique chance to emerge as the clear leader of the team and lead it to a better course.

Kobe Bryant Inspirational Quotes

After spending the biggest part of last season sidelined due to an injury, Kobe Bryant is now fully healed and ready to go. In fact, he recently pointed out that he could be playing at his full speed even if the season started today

Kobe Bryant Inspirational Quotes

The Lakers will really need the Black Mamba to be at his best as soon as the season commences. Apart from what he brings to the table with his performance, Kobe is a superstar presence, a driving force for the rest of the group. He is always capable of motivating his teammate and he does that by giving 110 percent of himself every time he steps foot on the court.

Kobe Bryant Inspirational Quotes

With no second superstar on his side, Kobe will have to play as well as he has ever done over the course of the last few years. Although he is aging and in fact, gradually entering the last years of his career, Kobe can still be a true difference maker for the Lakers. And he will be exactly that guy.

Kobe Bryant Inspirational Quotes

Since 1996 Kobe Bean Bryant has been amazing Lakers and true NBA fans everywhere with his play and both physical mental toughness. I saw one of Michael Jordan’s last games I feel the same way about Kobe “Ahh Inspired” so I figured I would add some Inspirational Quotes from Kobe Bryant!

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Who are the most searched NBA players on the Internet in June?

Top five nba players searched in JuneAt this time of the offseason in the NBA, most of the top free agents have already found their new teams. We already know which will the most powerful teams in either conference will be and how the new balances across the league will be. Let’s take a look at the players who were searched the most on the Internet during the month of June.

It comes as no surprise that on the top spot we find LeBron James. June was the month in which the Miami Heat squared off against the San Antonio Spurs and eventually lost the NBA Championship. But it was also the month in which tons of speculation and rumors about LeBron’s Decision 2.0 arose. Millions of fans searched news about LeBron, trying to find a hint about his next destination. Eventually, his decision was announced in July.

Kobe Bryant lies at the second spot. Although the Black Mamba missed the biggest chunk of the 2013 – 2014 season he still had an influence in the course of the Los Angeles Lakers and their decisions for the future. Kobe was active during the Lakers’ free agency moves, which however didn’t end up with a superstar signing.

Kevin Durant came up third in the list, followed by Tim Duncan. The two of them squared off against each other during the , where Duncan and the Spurs prevailed.

It’s notable that at the fifth spot we find Michael Jordan. Of course, His Airness is no longer playing the game but as the owner of the Charlotte Hornets (formerly known as the Charlotte Bobcats), he still has a significant role in the league. Jordan always draws attention from the fans and the media and the recent changes in Charlotte together with the second playoff berth in franchise history increased the interest from the entire NBA world.


Carmelo Anthony lies on the sixth spot. Melo was the second best free agent this summer, behind LeBron. Although he tested free agency, he ended up re-signing with the New York Knicks. Of course, until mid-June, when the NBA Finals were still under way, Anthony’s name wasn’t that much searched on the Internet.

Dwyane Wade and Tony Parker occupy spots seven and eight in the most searched basketball athletes of the month of June. Again, this was widely expected, since the Heat and the Spurs made it all the way till the NBA Finals.

It’s notable that Lamar Odom entered the top 10 and ranked ninth in the list of Google’s most searched basketball players for June. Odom continues to draw much attention from fans and media across the globe. His marriage with Khloe Kardashian, his off-court issues and his bunch of unsuccessful efforts to return to NBA action are good enough reasons for the attention levels to remain high. Odom reportedly had discussions with some teams around the league about a possibility of a return to the NBA.

Kevin Love finished at No.10. In fact, the megastar forward is now drawing even more attention, as he is the next superstar who will most probably switch teams. The Minnesota Timberwolves have been exploring trade scenarios for a few months now. Now that LeBron and Melo all off the board, Love is the center of trade discussions in the NBA.

“It must be the shoes” because although Michael Jordan retired from the NBA in 2003 he still leads Lebron, Kobe, Durant and Duncan in being searches since 2004.

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Which NBA Rookie will be the most impressive this season?

The Las Vegas Summer league gave us a very first impression of the “new blood” which will be released in the veins of the teams around the league. We’ve already seen some great performances from the top prospects, the players who entered the league at the top spots of the 2014 NBA Draft. So, who will be the most impressive rookie next season? Let’s examine a few of those youngsters.

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No.1: Nerlens Noel

Now, Noel is not actually a rookie. He was selected at the sixth overall spot of the 2013 draft after lots of rumors and mock drafts placed him at the top of the draft. Now, after missing the entire 2013 – 2014 season due to an injury, Noel has already shown some great signs during the Summer League. He is making his presence felt and he will definitely be one of the top candidates for Rookie of the Year award next season.

No.2: Andrew Wiggins

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We still don’t know in which team Andrew Wiggins will be playing next season. We assume he will be playing in Cleveland, alongside – or behind – LeBron James, if he doesn’t end up getting traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Kevin Love. What we do know for sure is that Wiggins will be one of the top young players next season, if not the best one. In Las Vegas he has showcased just a few of his skills and of course his insane athleticism. At the moment Wiggins seems to be the most impactful player out of the 2014 rookie class.

No.3: Jabari Parker

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Parker was considered as the most NBA-ready player to enter the NBA this summer. During the Summer League, he didn’t manage to prove that but of course, he put up great numbers. He will definitely have a unique chance to shine in Milwaukee, as the Bucks are in rebuilding mode and they will offer Parker plenty of minutes, most probably a starting job, too. Parker and Wiggins will have an opportunity to steal the show next season, with Joel Embiid sidelined, at least at the first part of the 2014 – 2015 season.

No.4: Dante Exum

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Exum entered the league this summer being one of the biggest mysteries of the 2014 draft class. Although Exum didn’t really make that much of a difference during the Summer League, he will get much playing time with the Utah Jazz. So, we can expect a gradual improvement of his performance through the season and numbers even better than the ones he put up in Las Vegas.

Other prospects – underdogs

It will be a surprise to see the Rookie of the Year award to be handed to a player out of those top four prospects. However, there are some dark horses in this race. One of those is Los Angeles Lakers’ forward Julius Randle. The 6’9” youngster was projected to have a significant role in the Lakers’ rotation next season but the recent additions of Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis will make this a bit more difficult.

Elfrid Payton from the Orlando Magic is another prospect who is causing lots of pairs of eyes pointing towards his direction. He did record some notable performances during the Summer League and he will, too, have a great chance to shine next season in Orlando.

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What can Boozer bring to the Lakers?

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Finally, After several weeks of misery since the 2013 – 2014 season ended, the Los Angeles Lakers can see a positive turnaround in their offseason performance. The Lakers claimed the 32 – year old Carlos Boozer off waivers and he will now join Kobe in LA. Boozer was just recently waived by the Chicago Bulls, who brought in the former Laker Pau Gasol. The former All-Star was in the books for $16.8 million for the Bulls. But what can Lakers fans expect from Boozer next season? Will he manage to fill in for Gasol and even reach a star level?

First of all, Boozer was a starter a few years ago. In fact, when he signed with the Chicago Bulls in the summer of 2010, he was projected to be the next big thing in Chicago. His game did have some limitations but in overall, he was considered as one of the top power forwards in the league.

His performance gradually dipped in Chicago and last season, with no Derrick Rose around, he averaged 13.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 45.6 percent shooting from the floor. Those are no superstar numbers of course and considering the fact that Boozer even lost his main contributor role in Chicago’s frontcourt from Joakim Noah, it becomes obvious that he was a star in decline up to last season. Bulls’ head coach Tom Thibodeau ended up benching Boozer in favor of Taj Gibson, who gave more energy to the team when he stepped foot on the court.

Now, however, in LA, he will have a unique chance to revamp his career. Playing alongside Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin, in a team which desperately needs some star power, Boozer will be able to prove that he has some basketball left in his tank. He will instantly take over as a starter for the Lakers and he will most probably see much playing time.

The Los Angeles Lakers now already have three power forwards, Boozer, Ed Davis and the rookie Julius Randle. Jordan Hill was also re-signed and he will definitely eat up some minutes from the other big men. It will be interesting to see how the Lakers will handle the playing time of each player of their front lone, as they will have to balance the minutes of both the younger guys and the veterans.

In overall, Boozer’s addition is a great one for the Lakers. LA didn’t manage to land a superstar like LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony this summer. And with no trade chips to initiate a trade for Kevin Love, the Lakers had to turn their interest into other players and of course, take some risks. That’s what they did when they agreed to acquire Jeremy Lin from the Houston Rockets and that’s what they did now in the case of Boozer. The 32 – year forward will hopefully play better than the previous season and hopefully provide much help to the Lakers next season. The puzzle is gradually taking shape in LA. Chris M.