NBA: Lakers Name Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations; Fire Mitch Kupchak & Jim Buss

Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss announced today that the team has named Earvin “Magic” Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. In addition, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Furthermore, Jim Buss will no longer hold his role as Lakers Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.


NBA: Magic Johnson Says ‘Lakers Fans are Tired of Losing’

Magic Johnson is the king of stating the obvious and in his latest comments, the former Los Angeles Lakers star says their fans are now tired of losing.  From the Showtime Lakers to the prime Kobe era, the Lakers were royalty in the NBA for a LONG time.  They’ve since lost their biggest star, missed the playoffs for three consecutive years, posted the worst record in franchise history each of the past two seasons, and have gone through three coaches in the process.


(Video) NBA: Lamar Odom & Luke Walton Have Dinner Together; Could Odom Become a Lakers Coach?

Lamar Odom recently finished a rehab stint and is reportedly doing much better.  Now that things are on the up for him, he’s interested in a job on the Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff.  Odom and new Lakers coach Luke Walton recently grabbed dinner together, fueling speculation that Odom could return to the purple and gold.


(Video) NBA: Snoop Dogg Calls Out 2 Chainz And The Atlanta Hawks

Snoopy Dogg straight called out 2 Chains and his court-side view to the Atlanta Hawks catching a lil Lakers whoop-azz 109-94 this past weekend. Snoop got mad jokes.


NBA: D’Angelo Russell Says ‘There Was No Guidance’ For Him With Bryon Scott & Kobe’s Farewell Tour

Last season the Los Angeles Lakers finished at 17-65, the worst record in franchise history.  They have a lot of young players including new franchise cornerstone D’Angelo Russell, but training them took a back seat to Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour and now Russell is ready for a fresh start.


NBA: Jason Terry Says He Offered His Services to the Lakers & They Said No

Before signing with the Milwaukee Bucks, Jason Terry said he reached out to multiple contenders.  He also spoke with the Lakers, wanting to add veteran leadership, but they turned him down.


NBA: LA City Council To Declare Wednesday Kobe Bryant Day

Retirement just keeps looking better and better for The Black Mamba who recently began a venture capital firm, Bryant Stibel. The home of his former team is actually declaring a day in his name.


(Video) NBA: Kobe Bryant On Olympics, Lakers, And Retirement

It’s the first time that we hear from Kobe since he left basketball for good (maybe). Check out his thoughts on his old team, Rio, and retirement…


NBA: Nick Young Comments on His Relationship With D’Angelo Russell Now

D’Angelo Russell became public enemy #1 when he violated “bro code” and recorded Nick Young admitting to cheating on Iggy Azalea.  The video accidentally went public and subsequently viral.  Iggy eventually broke up with Nick after more proof of his infidelities, including getting his baby mother Keonna Green pregnant again.  Nick initially wasn’t very receptive to D’Angelo’s apology but now he’s willing to work past the incident.


NBA: Kevin Durant on Why He Didn’t Give Lakers Meeting, Celtics Bringing Tom Brady & More

During Kevin Durant’s media session following his practice with Team USA, he addressed a lot of questions that have arisen since he decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Golden State Warriors.  He answered several questions concerning his former teammate Russell Westbrook and some other topics.  Here he explains why he didn’t give the Los Angeles Lakers a meeting, how he felt about the Boston Celtics bringing Tom Brady to their meeting with him, and if he has any concerns on the backlash he’s received.


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