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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Los Angeles Lakers, Julius Randle

VIDEO: Julius Randle flashes improved jumper after day one of training camp

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle is not an inept jumper-shooter. Randle was 33-130 (25.4%) on shots ranging from 16-24 feet, including a grim 10-36 (27.8%) behind the arc. On anything that qualified as a jumper by NBA.com/stats standards, Randle shot 26.2%. He recognized that he needed to make some alterations in that area in

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Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets, Tarik Black

Lakers Lair: Thoughts on re-signing of center Tarik Black

B.J. Boyer returns to the Lakers Lair, this time with a quick podcast to discuss seldom used center Tarik Black, who re-signed with Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon. In this episode of LL, Boyer talks about what Black brings to the team, what his limitations as a player are, and why re-signing him was an

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Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant

Lakers Lair celebrates Kobe Day by picking their five favorite games

A few members of the Society hop in the Lakers Lair to discuss their favorite games from Kobe Bryant. Lakers Lair is for Lakers fans, by Laker fans Martin Soaries, DJ Allen and B.J. Boyer. See what Black Mamba moments they remember most, and compare them to your favorite memories from KB24.  B.J. Boyer (@wcboyer24): Western

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Luke Walton

3 Things I’d Like To See Luke Walton Do As Coach of the Lakers

Byron Scott’s tenure in Los Angeles has concluded, and the Lakers look to usher in a new era of winning basketball under the guidance of Luke Walton. There are many things Walton must do to transform the Lakers from fodder back to a perennial playoff team, but here are three I hope to see him

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Lakers Lair, Ep. 3: Larry Nance, Trade Scenarios, Shaq Underrated?

Back in the lair, BJ Boyer talks the emergence of Larry Nance Jr. in the Lakers lineup, now possibly the steal of the draft. Also, Jordan Clarkson’s impending free agency, possible trade scenarios involving Lou Williams, Nick Young, and/or Brandon Bass, and Brian Scalabrine’s comments on the Dan Patrick Show about Shaquille O’Neal being the

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