Anthony Davis will play against Clippers

All-world Los Angeles Lakers power forward Anthony Davis will take the court against the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday night. According to the Los Angeles Times’ Andrew Greif, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said Davis would be in the starting lineup. Davis was poked in the eye in the team’s scrimmage against the Orlando Magic and sat out the team’s subsequent dress rehearsal against the Washington Wizards.

Read More

Anthony Davis could miss season re-opener

Anthony Davis left with 2:09 to go in the first quarter of the Lakers exhibition against the Orlando Magic when he was inadvertently hit across the face by the Magic’s Khmer Burch while battling for the rebound and did not return. Davis was re-evacuated Sunday and sat out the team’s next scrimmage against the Washington Wizards with eye discomfort. Mike Trudell reported that Lakers head coach has alluded to the possibility of Davis missing the team’s re-opener on Thursday. Per league rules, Davis’ status will have to be updated by…

Read More

Lakers will be able to sign AD

Whether anyone in the purple and gold will admit it or not, re-signing Anthony Davis has been the elephant in the room all season long. This season is a trial run for Davis to see if he wants to run for the Lake Show for the next several seasons. As the sting from being shunned by Dwight Howard 7 years has still left a bad taste in the team’s mouth. This season everyone has to be on their best behavior, as they have to convince Davis, and potentially future free…

Read More

George Mikan: Defining NBA Star Power

More than any other professional team sport in America, the NBA has maintained a symbiotic relationship with its stars. The NBA–or “The League”, as it’s known by many–has been widely recognized as a star-driven league. Whether you’re a fan of the NBA, or just a casual observer, you can’t help but to identify the National Basketball Association with some of the greatest and entertaining players to ever have earned an NBA paycheck. Just in case you’re wondering about how long this star-driven system has been in place, we have to…

Read More

Lakers to open team facilities on May 16

After getting the a-ok from Los Angeles county health and government officials, the L.A. Lakers are seemingly set to reopen their practice facilities Saturday, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. The league gave the go-ahead for teams to reopen facilities starting May 8, but at this juncture there is no plans to resume the season. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a conference call last Friday that the league was working on a plan that could entail playing games in one or two…

Read More

Los Angeles Lakers plan to reopen facilities in mid-May

It seems that the dominoes are beginning to be put in place to clear a path to NBA basketball returning. Following the news of the Trail Blazers, Nuggets and Rockets re-opening their team facilities on Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers announced their intent to open their facilities May 16, according to reporting from The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. Other teams will likely announce their plans in the coming days.

Read More

Lakers say all players corona symptom-free

According to USA Today’s Mark Medina, the Los Angeles Lakers announces all their players are symptom-free following their 14-day home quarantine. Two Laker players tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after the NBA suspended the season. Anthony Davis ,who tested negative for the infection, had this to say, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times: “It’s kind of tricky because some guys, you feel fine and you could have it, asymptomatic. And some guys you have all the symptoms. I felt fine and I felt great. I still do. [At…

Read More

Celtics rearrange schedule to attend Kobe Bryant memorial

From Sean T. McGuire of NESN The Boston Celtics will have the opportunity to attend the memorial for former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center on Feb. 24. The Celtics pushed back their departing flight from Los Angeles so players and staff will be able to attend the memorial, according to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. The memorial for Bryant is set for 10 a.m. the morning after the Celtics play the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center at 3:30 p.m. ET. “I knew we’d have a…

Read More

Kobe Bryant: Shock, Awe and Pieces Left to Pick Up

Things were so different just 36 hours ago.  A little over thirty-six hours ago, things for the most part, were right in the basketball world. We were in the midst of celebrating another accomplishment in the career of all-time great Lebron James, who had just passed fellow all-timer Kobe Bryant on the NBA career scoring list, which reinvigorated the Lebron/Kobe debate. The talk of the Association were potential trade talks, what players would round out the All-Star rosters and who would compete in the Slam Dunk competition.  In California, there…

Read More

Los Angeles Lakers injury report versus Brooklyn Nets

The Los Angeles continue their coast swing with a trip to Brooklyn to take on the Nets. Dwight Howard will make first start of the year for JaVale McGee ( illness). Anthony Davis (glute) is expected to play, as are Rajon Rondo (finger) and Kyle Kuzma (ankle). The game tips off on TNT at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Read More