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Thoughts, opinions and analysis on the Los Angeles Lakers.

5 Lakers’ players that likely won’t return next season
The Los Angeles Lakers are heading into a critical offseason, here are five players that are unlikely to return next season.

3 options for Lakers with No.2 pick in 2016 NBA Draft
The Los Angeles Lakers have landed the second overall pick in this year’s draft, here are three routes that they can go.

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5 potential offseason moves for Lakers
With much change expected to occur in regards to the Los Angeles Lakers' roster, here are five potential moves that they could make this offseason.

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Lakers hiring Luke Walton a step in the right direction
The Los Angeles Lakers' decision to hire Luke Walton as the next head coach could be a huge step in the right direction for the franchise.

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7 candidates for Los Angeles Lakers' head coach vacancy
The Los Angeles Lakers are in the market for a new head coach, here are seven candidates that have already been linked to the job opening.

Lakers made right decision to cut ties with Byron Scott
The Los Angeles Lakers have made the right decision to move on from Byron Scott with their eyes toward the future.

What will the Lakers do with Jordan Clarkson?
The 23-year-old is set to become a restricted free agent over the offseason, how will the Los Angeles Lakers handle the situation?

Could Lakers move on from Byron Scott in the offseason?
With the Los Angeles Lakers coming off their worst season in franchise history, could the team move on from Byron Scott?

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Best Kobe Bryant Quotes From Around the NBA
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Best Kobe Bryant Quotes From Around the NBA
With Kobe Bryant's career reaching an end, here are some of best quotes about the future Hall of Famer from his peers and biggest rivals in the NBA.

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Lakers' D'Angelo Russell must improve defensively
Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell has to build a stronger level of defensive commitment in order to further the progression of his development.

Kobe Bryant's everlasting impact on the NBA
Kobe Bryant's impact on the NBA goes far beyond his accolades and achievements on the court but to those players that have followed in his footsteps.

Could Lakers part ways with Nick Young in the summer?
Nick Young's progressive fall out of the Los Angeles Lakers' rotation could signal an end to his tenure with the team.

Lakers' dysfunction may have huge impact on their future
The recent turn of events involving the Los Angeles Lakers both on and off the court may have a huge impact on plans for turning around the franchise.

Lakers' Julius Randle's play as starter a positive sign
Lakers' forward Julius Randle has been a bright spot and source of reliability since returning to the starting lineup.

Could Lakers' youth development lead to big offseason?
The Los Angeles lakers' young core has continued to show encouraging development, but could that lead to big returns in free agency in the offseason?

Lakers' Byron Scott right to play youth late in games
Lakers head coach Byron Scott's sudden change to allow his young players finish games regardless of the situation will help team's youth development.

Kobe Bryant shares unique bond with Carmelo Anthony
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant and New York Knicks' forward Carmelo Anthony have forged a strong and unique friendship over the years.

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Kobe Bryant's five best games against LeBron James
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Kobe Bryant's five best games against LeBron James
With Kobe Bryant set to take on LeBron James for the 22nd and final time in his illustrious career, here are his top five performances against him.

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How will Lakers' Anthony Brown's injury affect him?
Although Lakers' rookie forward Anthony Brown will likely miss the rest of the season with a broken foot, but could it be a blessing in disguise?

Lakers' Byron Scott making right move to rely more on youth
Lakers head coach Bryon Scott has come to realize that playing the team's younger players in larger roles is crucial to the future of the franchise.

Lakers: 5 things to watch in the second half of season
The Los Angeles Lakers may be trekking through another disappointing season, but here are five things to watch for in the second half of the season.

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Lakers D'Angelo Russell deserving of starter role
Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard D'Angelo Russell has earned his reinsertion back into the starting lineup.

Was Pau Gasol undervalued with the Lakers?
With Kobe Bryant having faced Pau Gasol for the final time in his career, it brings up the question of whether the big man was truly appreciated in LA.

Byron Scott right to keep Julius Randle as the starter
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott has made the right move to keep Julius Randle as the starter through the remainder of the season.

4 Players Lakers could move at the NBA trade deadline
The NBA trade deadline is less than a day away, here are four players that the Los Angeles Lakers could move.

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Kobe Bryant's five best NBA All-Star performances
Kobe Bryant is about to participate in his 18th and final All-Star game of his career, here are his top five performances on that elevated stage.

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Lakers' youth development will determine Byron Scott's fate
With the Los Angeles Lakers tail spinning through another downtrodden season, could Byron Scott be in his last go around as the team's head coach?

Lakers wise to temporarily shut down Larry Nance Jr.
The Los Angeles Lakers are making the right decision to shut down rookie forward Larry Nance Jr. through the All-Star break.

Lakers' Julius Randle turn Rising Stars snub into motivation
Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle should use the Rising Stars Challenge snub as another personal motivator.

Shaquille O'Neal deserving of Lakers' statue outside Staples Center
Future Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal is beyond deserving of his own statue in front of the building he achieved an extraordinary amount of success.

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5 NBA players who could challenge Lakers' Kobe Bryant's 81 points
With the passing of the 10-year anniversary of the Kobe Bryant's 81-point performance, here are five players that could match or surpass that mark.

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5 NBA players who could challenge Lakers' Kobe Bryant's 81 points
With the 10-year anniversary of the Kobe Bryant's 81-point performance just passed, here are five players that could match or surpass that mark.

Could the Lakers trade Roy Hibbert?
With the Lakers trekking through another disappointing season, could the team look to move the former two-time All-Star?

Lakers' Jordan Clarkson finding offensive success in the paint
In his second season in the league, Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson is finding much offensive success near the rim by utilizing his dribble drives.

Lakers should purse DeMar DeRozan in free agency
The Los Angeles Lakers should pursue All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan in the offseason should he elect to become an unrestricted free agent.

Kobe Bryant's farewell tour shouldn't hamper Lakers' youth development
Although much of the season is focused on Kobe Bryant's final campaign, there should be plenty of opportunities for Lakers' youth to grow and develop.

Lakers' Julius Randle's frustration over playing time is justifiable
Julius Randle's venting of frustration over playing time shouldn't draw concerns as he faces the trials and tribulations of his first full season.

Lakers' Kobe Bryant's top five moments against Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is set to take the floor for the final time in TD Garden, here are his top 5 moments against the Boston Celtics.

Lakers' Kobe Bryant top five moments against Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is set to take the floor for the final time on Wednesday night in TD Garden to face the Boston Celtics. Bryant has had an illustrious career in the NBA that is full of accolades that make him a sure-fire Hall of Famer when all is said and done. Among that list is an NBA title over the Lakers' longtime rivals, which the 37-year-old has said he cherishes the most among his five championships. So as Bryant takes the floor in which he expects to be a

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Lakers' Kobe Bryant top five moments against Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is set to take the floor for the final time on Wednesday night in TD Garden to face the Boston Celtics. Bryant has had an illustrious career in the NBA that is full of accolades that make him a sure-fire Hall of Famer when all is said and done. Among that list is an NBA title over the Lakers' longtime rivals, which the 37-year-old has said he cherishes the most among his five championships. So as Bryant takes the floor in which he expects to be a

Lakers' Kobe Bryant top five moments against Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is set to take the floor for the final time on Wednesday night in TD Garden to face the Boston Celtics. Bryant has had an illustrious career in the NBA that is full of accolades that make him a sure-fire Hall of Famer when all is said and done. Among that list is an NBA title over the Lakers' longtime rivals, which the 37-year-old has said he cherishes the most among his five championships. So as Bryant takes the floor in which he expects to be a

Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. is taking advantage of new role
Lakers' rookie forward Larry Nance Jr. has been one of the beneficiaries of head coach Byron Scott's lineup shuffle.

Lakers' Kobe Bryant is deserving of All-Star Game nod
Kobe Bryant's illustrious career and legacy makes him more than worthy of a spot for the All-Star Game in Toronto next February.

Lakers Kobe Bryant is finally relishing his mentor role
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant over the last couple of weeks has accepted a larger role as a mentor to the younger players on the team.

Lakers' Julius Randle finding success through his aggressiveness
Lakers forward Julius Randle's aggressive style of play has helped him put together a strong month of December, which could lead to bigger things.

Is Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell turning the corner?
With D'Angelo Russell showing steady improvement over the last few games, could it mean that the Lakers' rookie guard is finally turning the corner?

Lakers' Byron Scott's handling of youth becoming questionable
Byron Scott's choice to put D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle on the bench adds to the string of confounding decisions in his handling of their youth.

Kobe Bryant a shoo-in for 2016 Rio Olympics
With Lakers guard Kobe Bryant announcing that the 2015-16 season will be his last, another go around next summer with Team USA could be in line.

Kobe Bryant must take smaller offensive role with Lakers
In his 20th season, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has seen his shooting hit career low, which should push him to consider taking a smaller offensive role.

Lakers' D"Angelo Russell seeing improvement
Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard D'Angelo Russell is beginning to show that he's turning the corner in his young career.

Roy Hibbert providing defensive presence for Lakers
Roy Hibbert has fit in nicely in his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers stepping into the role as the anchor to the defense.

Can Kobe Bryant make it through an entire season?
Kobe Bryant has already struggled to stay on the court just 12 games into the season, which begs the question can he make it through an entire year?

Byron Scott must give D'Angelo Russell more minutes
With D'Angelo Russell showing steady improvement over the early portion of the season, Byron Scott should give him more minutes.

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Larry Nance Jr. starting to carve out role with Lakers
Through his first two games, Lakers' rookie Larry Nance Jr. has been a productive player off the bench and should be in line for more playing time.

Lakers' rookie D'Angelo Russell takes a step forward
Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell has had a rough start to his NBA career, but Friday's encouraging performance could be a good sign of things to come.

Lakers' defense primary source for early-season woes
The Lakers have been downright atrocious on defense this season, so if they hope to turn things around quickly it must start on that end of the floor.

Lakers' Julius Randle showing much promise
Through the first three games of the season, Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle is showing to be a beacon of hope for the team's future.

Lakers should keep Metta World Peace
The Los Angeles Lakers should keep Metta World Peace because of what he offers to the team off the court.

Lakers waiving Robert Upshaw a mistake
The Los Angeles Lakers decision to waive rookie center Robert Upshaw could be a costly mistake down the road.

Lakers right to be cautious with Kobe Bryant
With Kobe Bryant suffering a minor leg injury, the Los Angeles Lakers are wise to be cautious.

Lou Williams finding his comfort zone with Lakers
Offseason addition Lou Williams has played exceptionally well in the preseason, could it translate to a productive first season with Lakers?

Lakers' rookie D'Angelo Russell ready for challenges ahead
Los Angeles Lakers D'Angelo Russell is ready for the challenges that will lie ahead of him in his NBA career.

Lakers must start Julius Randle in the season opener
Julius Randle has been one of the bright spots in the preseason, which has only solidifies his case to be in the starting lineup come opening night.

Kobe Bryant's position switch beneficial for Lakers
The decision to move Kobe Bryant to small forward this upcoming season will be highly beneficial for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lakers' chances for Kevin Durant will hinge on youth
If the Los Angeles Lakers hopes to pursue Kevin Durant next offseason free agency, the development of their young core is critical.

Could Kobe Bryant finish his career playing elsewhere?
If Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant decides to extend his career past this season, could he possibly play for another team?

Metta World Peace could have much influence on Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers addition of Metta World Peace could potentially have great impact on and off the court to the team's younger players.

Byron Scott wise to ease Julius Randle into Lakers' starting lineup
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott is making the right choice to steadily ease Julius Randle into the starting lineup.

Lakers signing of Robert Upshaw a low-risk, high reward move
The Lakers' decision to sign former Washington center Robert Upshaw could be one of the steals from this year's rookie class.

Managing Kobe Bryant's health should be a top priority
Heading into this upcoming season, one of the Lakers' main priorities will be managing Kobe Bryant's health.

Jordan Clarkson must find his role on Lakers
Following a promising rookie year, Los Angeles Lakers guard Clarkson must find his niche on the team this upcoming season.

Nick Young entering make-or-break season with Lakers
Following a difficult year riddled by injury and inconsistency, Nick Young is set to enter a make-or-break season with the Lakers.

Patience from Lakers essential for D'Angelo Russell
The Los Angeles Lakers have a strong belief that D'Angelo Russell can develop into a superstar, but that will require much patience in the process.

Kobe and Shaq finally bring clarity to their situation
With Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal clearing the air of any possible disdain between the two, it only brings way to thought of what could have been.

Williams' scoring punch could be crucial for Lakers
Following arguably his best NBA season, Lou Williams could play a critical part to the Los Angeles Lakers' success next season.

Lakers will face a tough path for playoff contention
Despite much improvement this offseason, the Lakers will have a difficult challenge vying for a playoff spot in the loaded Western Conference.

Jim Buss right to put Lakers' future on youth
Jim Buss has been highly criticized over the last couple of seasons, but his decision to place his faith in the youth of the team is just.

Roy Hibbert has prime opportunity with Lakers
After a tumultuous last year and a half, Roy Hibbert has chance to rekindle his career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lakers' interest in Metta World Peace is a head scratcher
The Los Angeles Lakers are rumored to have interested in former forward Metta World Peace, but what role would he fill with the team?

Can Kobe Bryant bring Lakers back to playoffs?
Entering his 20th season and having dealt with three consecutive season-ending injuries, can Kobe Bryant lead the Lakers back to the playoffs?

Julius Randle Must step into prominent offensive role
After missing nearly all of his rookie year due to injury, Lakers' Julius Randle must be ready to step into prominent offensive role.

The next steps in the Lakers' rebuild process
The Lakers' rebuild is underway, but there are many steps the front office needs to execute as they move forward.

Lakers Julius Randle injury reaction
The Los Angeles Lakers' rookie Julius Randle's injury was devastating, but there are silver linings to consider.