Review Category : Los Angeles Lakers

Have you been wondering if the Lakers are going to turn their season around?  Beginning the season with one win and six losses is not the start Coach Byron Scott, the Lakers, and the Laker fans had in mind. Yet I believe there are at least two reasons why Scott is the right man to catapult the Lakers from failure mode into success mode.  1. Scott is a proven loser – Back in 2010 the Cleveland Cavs had just lost Lebron to the Miami Heat. With King James absent from the throne the Cavs they went on a 26 game losing streak. Anyone remember who was the head coach at the time? Yeah that’s right; Byron Scott was at the helm. Obviously I’m not asking for a streak of 20+ losses for the Lakers, but if there’s a head coach in the league right now that knows how to endure ...

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The Los Angeles Lakers have won 16 championships and 31 conference titles. This organization has only retired 9 jerseys. The following players have their jerseys hanging at the top of Staples Center: Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, James Worthy, Jerry West and Jamaal Wilkes. Here are five of the best players in Lakers history: 5. Elgin Baylor Baylor appeared in eight NBA finals, while playing 13 seasons for the Lakers. He never actually won a championship, but he had several personal achievements. His 61 points against the Boston Celtics is still the NBA Finals single-game record for most points. In 1977, Baylor was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. 4. Earvin “Magic” Johnson Magic is a 5 time NBA champion, 3 time NBA Finals MVP and 3 time NBA MVP. He won an NBA championship and a Finals MVP during his rookie ...

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After losing Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets in free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to make a splash in free agency this summer. They have their hearts set on bouncing back from their disastrous season. Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak believe the Lakers need an upgrade at point guard. Steve Nash is too old to be the starting point guard for the team, and Jordan Farmar just doesn’t cut it. Well guess who is on their radar? Point guard Kyle Lowry is coming off a career season with the Toronto Raptors. The Lakers are interested in signing the 28-year-old point guard. During the 2013-14 regular NBA season, Lowry averaged 18 PPG, 7.4 APG, 5 RPG and 1.5 SPG in a career-high 36 minutes per game. Along with DeMar DeRozan, he led the Toronto Raptors to the third-seed in the eastern conference. The Lakers lack a scoring punch ...

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The Los Angeles Lakers are open to the possibility of trading their first-round draft pick in exchange for a star player. The Lakers are hoping to strike a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, in exchange for power forward Kevin Love. Love has been in the NBA for six seasons and he’s never played in the postseason. Los Angeles is a potential destination for the big man. He played two years of basketball at UCLA and he’s originally from Santa Monica, so Love definitely has interest in playing for his hometown team, but the Wolves may find a better deal with another team. If the trade for Love falls through, the Lakers will reportedly pursue Deron Williams as their secondary target. Williams has been struggling for the last seasons in Brooklyn. During his time with the Utah Jazz, he was a perennial All-Star. D-Will is also hoping to get out of ...

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