2010-11 Key Players: Matt Barnes

This is the final part of the 2010-11 Key Players profile. Why Matt Barnes? Matt Barnes is the latest result of Kobe Bryant‘s adaptation of the old saying, “Keep you friends close, but your enemies closer.” Well okay, Bryant didn’t actually sought after Barnes personally over the summer, but he didn’t disapprove of his signing […]

Pre-Season: Timberwolves vs. Lakers (111-92)

As if taking cue from Kobe Bryant, the Lakers were in the game in the first half but nowhere to be seen in the second half. Bryant played no more than 6 minutes in the first quarter, but his teammates held on to a 1-point halftime lead 56-55 against the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves. Without Kobe […]

2010-11 Key Players: Ron Artest

This is the second of 3 parts that take a look at 3 players that will have a significant role in the Lakers’ drive for title #17. Why Ron Artest? If you think the Lakers couldn’t have won title #16 without Ron Artest, wait until the Lakers go for #17. When Artest signed with the […]

2010-11 Key Players: Steve Blake

This is the first of 3 Key Players for the 2010-2011 season. With the Lakers landing in London Saturday for their first of two European exhibition games to start the 2010-11 pre-season, the early gauge on the Lakers since starting training camp has been great. Even some of the training camp signees are making some […]

News Shots: 2010 Training Camp 9-29-10

“The Machine” Back in Order? While it isn’t new that Sasha Vujacic hits his shots in practice, it isn’t everyday you hear Phil Jackson praise him for making the most of his time playing with the first unit replacing Kobe Bryant who is still watching his minutes to give his knee the rest it still […]

News Shots: 2010 Training Camp 9-28-10

The New Point After their second team practice on Monday in El Segundo, some of the questions regarding the new faces for the Lakers have been answered and that they will undoubtedly make this team a more potent and dangerous 2-time defending champs than ever. But none has impressed everyone more than Steve Blake. Last […]

CrossCourt: Championship Bond

The 2010-2011 season have just unofficially started for our back-to-back defending champs last Saturday. Not a lot of teams can say they were the defending champs, let alone the 2-time defending champs the past 10 seasons. But the Lakers have said it twice in that same amount of time. We’ve heard stories and all the […]

The 2010-2011 Lakers: Part 3

This is the third and final part of the 2010-2011 season preview for the Lakers. Off-seasons are some of the most anticipated-but-dreaded part of the NBA because of the excitement that goes along with seeing new faces for your team or, in this case, watching the landscape of the rest of the league change in […]

The 2010-2011 Lakers: Part 2

This is part 2 of our preview of the upcoming season for the Lakers. Having 16 NBA championship titles, the most NBA Finals appearance in league history, and the highest winning percentage in NBA playoffs history, no franchise in the NBA understands the intricacy of winning it all more or have mastered the art of […]

The 2010-2011 Lakers: Part 1

Yes, we’re still a month away from training camp. But there’s nothing wrong with having an early look at our beloved Lakers. Right? I figured since the roster is now set (barring an unexpected trade now until pre-season), it’s safe to plug away and put this thing out. So here goes the first of three […]

Shannon Brown Talks Why He Re-Signed

Shannon Brown officially re-signed with the Lakers on Wednesday, took his physical and addressed the media in his press conference in the Lakers Practice Facility in El Segundo. Interestingly, he flat-out dismissed “false” reports that he was offered a contract in the $4–5 million dollar range to go play somewhere else which means that his […]

Brown Back in Purple and Gold

The Lakers end their free agent summer by re-signing uber-athletic backup guard Shannon Brown to a reported 2-year contract worth around $4.6 million dollars with the second year as a player option. With his addition, the Lakers will have 11 players under contract for next season leaving only rookie forwards Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter […]

Lakers Introduce Matt Barnes

For the second off-season in a row, the Lakers signed another former Kobe Bryant nemesis to add another piece to a bench that has become the deepest in several years. Free-agent forward Matt Barnes officially signed last Thursday a 2-year deal at $3.8 million. Today, he is being officially introduced into the Laker family. Barnes […]

Don’t Forget to Grab This DVD!

  We’ve waited long enough, Laker fans. But our wait is over next Tuesday, July 27th. The Lakers 2010 NBA Championship DVD will finally be released! So if you pre-ordered yours, your order should’ve already shipped as you’re reading this. If you didn’t, maybe your buddy will let you borrow his or hers. These things […]

Lakers Get More Defensive

Before Thursday, the entire Laker nation were pumped about the possibilities of adding veterans Tracy McGrady, Raja Bell, and/or Kurt Thomas. Well scratch all of that now. The Lakers, instead, officially signed free-agents forward/guard Matt Barnes and center Theo Ratliff. Two defensive-minded vets to bolster a Laker bench that lacked even the slightest idea of […]