(Video) NBA: Lakers Coach Byron Scott is a Total Kobe Bryant Fanboy

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Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott is totally inept and is basically on borrowed time.  Scott often contradicts himself, the only thing that remains constant is his adoration for Kobe Bryant.  The Black Mamba has been struggling with his shot this season but it hasn’t stopped him from taking majority of the attempts on the team.  Scott is counting on Kobe to lead the team’s ball movement efforts, something even Kobe found amusing. At practice Monday, Scott was asked how Kobe’s penchant for isolation hoops was damaging the Lakers ball movement plans; his answer?  Basically Kobe is Kobe which means he can do whatever he wants.

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NBA: Kobe Bryant on Lakers Possibly Ending Warriors Win Streak: “I’ve seen stranger things happen”

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The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Portland Trailblazers 107-93 on Sunday, dropping them to 2-11 and the bottom of the Western Conference.  The Golden State Warriors on the other hand beat the Denver Nuggets 118-105 on Sunday, bringing them to an NBA record tying (1993-94 Houston Rockets & 1948-49 Washington Capitols) 15-0 start at not only the top of the Western Conference but leading the league overall.  On Tuesday night the Lakers and Warriors will face off.  It’s expected by many that the Warriors will win and move up to a record breaking 16-0 start but can the Lakers pull off the upset?

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(Video) NBA: Kobe Bryant: ‘I Freaking Suck. I Just Can’t Make a Shot’


If there’s one thing about Kobe Bryant, it’s that he’s brutally honest even when talking about himself.  Through three games Bryant has looked older, slower, without the same lift after his injuries. He’s averaged 17 shots a game, hitting 31.4 percent of them (20.7 percent from three where he’s launching more than nine shots a night), and he’s struggling on defense. He assessed his performance last night after a 3-of-15 shooting and loss to Dallas, and he didn’t hold back.

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NBA: Lakers Plan to Transition Metta World Peace Into an Assistant Coach


Back in the day Ron Artest as a coach would sound ludicrous, but he’s no longer that person.  He now goes by Metta World Peace, that latter of which he hopes to share as well as plenty of other tips to young players.  MWP made the Lakers’ roster because talented second-year man (basically a rookie after his injury) Julius Randle bonded with him as a mentor. World Peace is a former All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year who has tips he can pass along to young players, and he may get through to them in a way old coaches do not.

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(Video) NBA: Larry Nance JR. Shows Off Killer, Inherited Moves In LA Lakers Game Against GS Warriors


Larry Nance Jr. is making an early presence in his during his NBA debut this preseason. Following in his father’s footsteps, Nance Jr. flaunted him hops and slammed the ball over Golden State Warriors center, Festus Ezeli.

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(Video) NBA: Nothing But Backboard… Kobe Bryant Is Rusty in His First Game Back

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The Black Mamba is back!  Well sort’ve…  The Los Angeles Lakers took on the Utah Jazz on Sunday night for their first preseason game.  It also marked the return of Kobe Bryant who sat out last season after undergoing surgery for a torn rotator cuff.  As expected, his first game back showed a bit of rust.  Bryant played just 12 minutes and finished with 5 points after going 1/5 from the field and hitting 2 free throws in the Lakers 90-71 loss.  His first shot of the night was a doozy…

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NBA Report: Kevin Durant Prefers to Join Lakers if He Leaves OKC


It was only a matter of time… Practically every upcoming free agent is always linked to the Lakers at some point and now we have Kevin Durant.  It’s been reported that Durant is heavily leaning towards remaining with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the “homecoming” to the Washington Wizards is a close second.  Now it’s being reported that LA is his preferred landing spot.

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NBA: Kobe Discusses Retirement, If He’ll Leave the Lakers & How Many Minutes/Games He Wants to Play


Kobe Bryant is entering his 20th season with the Los Angeles Lakers and there’s several questions surrounding him.  Will it be his last season in the league?  Will he leave the Lakers and try to chase a ring elsewhere?  And how many minutes/games will he play after being injured plagued the last couple of seasons?  Well yesterday during media day Bryant answered all those questions.

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NBA: The Return Of The Mamba


Los Angeles Lakers star, Kobe Bryant or “The Black Mamba” has been cleared to participate in all team activities after sitting out for nine months due to a torn rotator cuff.

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(Video) NBA: When O’Shea Jackson Becomes a Millionaire, He Wants to Buy This From the Lakers

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O’Shea Jackson hasn’t reached the million dollar milestone, but when he does the first thing he’s targeting is Lakers memorabilia.

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