Kobe Bryant and his Influence on the NBA

Kobe Bryant retired from the game of basketball as an all-time great. There are many reasons why someone might call the Black Mamba an all-time great. Maybe it’s because of his knack for scoring the basketball, or because of his fundamentally sound offensive game. Maybe it’s even because of his lockdown defensive abilities. Being an

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Showtime Lakers are still under production, relax fans.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been an early surprise for the NBA, as they have won more than expected and have shown great potential as a team. It looked like the Lakers were poised for a playoff run this season until they were hit by a string of injuries and a tough schedule. They are

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D'Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers Lair Three-Man Weave: Merry Christmas!

Welcome to the first edition of Lakers Lair Three-Man Weave, a subjective Lakers-related column where our resident Los Angeles fans answer a series of questions regarding the Purple & Gold. This week’s participants are Martin Soaries (@marsoaries), DJ Allen (@DJAllen23) and B.J. Boyer (@wcboyer24). In order to get to get amped for the holidays and the Lakers’ showdown with the Clippers

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D'Angelo Russell

D’Angelo Russell has Star Potential. Face it.

D’Angelo Russell of the Los Angeles Lakers has been polarizing since entering the league. From the moment the Lakers first selected him, the criticism of him not becoming a star started coming out. For someone who is pretty much new to the league, people were already scrutinizing the former Buckeye like he was already a

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Julius Randle

Julius Randle looks to continue strong stretch of play vs. Hornets

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle’s game saw some pinches of regression after a strong start to the season, and one can accredit that to the Lakers’ starting backcourt of D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young, along with other rotation players such as Larry Nance Jr., and Tarik Black being picked off by injury.  With Russell

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Los Angeles Lakers

Is making the playoffs possible for the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers may be the most surprising team in the NBA right now. An opening night win, an upset against the Golden State Warriors, and a 10-10 record highlights their current season. Just last year, the Lakers didn’t get their 10th win until February 2nd which shows their progression already. Luke Walton has

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Brandon Ingram

R-E-L-A-X: Brandon Ingram has been just fine

Some NBA fans are concerned with Brandon Ingram. In the words of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, “R-E-L-A-X.”  The Lakers’ 2nd overall pick has enjoyed a nice start to his NBA career, contrary to what many others are saying. His box score stats (7 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, 1.7 assists per game) haven’t

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Run the Jules: Julius Randle’s ride

Julius Randle was always destined to be in the NBA. The Dallas, Texas native was once a highly recruited high school player (rank no. 3 overall) that decided to take his talents to Lexington to play for the Kentucky Wildcats. From there, he helped lead the Wildcats to the National Championship during his freshman year

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Los Angeles Lakers, Nick Young

Nick Young has played his way into the rotation this preseason

After spending the majority of the 2015-16 campaign entrapped in Byron Scott’s doghouse, Lakers swingman Nick Young has used basketball’s prelude to the regular season to prove he’s still a serviceable scoring option for Los Angeles.  Young’s hoops temperament, which is to chuck mercilessly at times and play little to no defense, coupled with the

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Los Angeles Lakers, Luke Walton, D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Jordan Clarkson,

Lakers Lair: Let’s Get It Started…

Welcome to the 2016-17 Lakers Lair season roundtable. Lakers Lair is where our Society Laker fans come together to talk subjectively about their favorite team. The Los Angeles Lakers are going through their first training camp without Kobe Bryant in 20 years. Some new blood on the roster and on the sideline makes for more transitions

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